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Bolstering bullpen a tricky proposition for Astros

Both the Astros and former closer Jose Veras are open to the idea of a Minute Maid Park reunion, although there haven’t been any talks with the 33-year-old free agent yet. Even if that fire’s not rekindled, the Astros want relief help. They had the majors’ worst bullpen last season by most any metric, including ERA (4.92). A brand-name closer or someone who’s simply done...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Colabello's two homers help sink the Astros 10-6

Chia-Jen Lo's 93-mph first-pitch fastball jumped off Chris Colabello's bat and soared majestically toward the Houston Astros bullpen in deep right-center field. Some 393 feet later in the top of the ninth inning the Twins' prove-it-to-me rookie slugger had his first big-league grand slam and the Twins had completed their Labor Day comeback with eight unanswered runs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Colabello's slam gives Twins 10-6 win over Astros

Rookie Chris Colabello homered twice, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the ninth inning, to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Monday. It was 6-all before Chia-Jen Lo (0-3) allowed a single to Brian Dozier with one out in the ninth. Doug Bernier and Chris Herrmann drew two-out walks on full-count pitches before Colabello hit the next pitch into...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins rookie Chris Colabello showing power potential

Chris Colabello exhibited power all season in the minor leagues. Monday, he showed off that strength at the major league level. Colabello homered twice Monday against Houston, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth inning -- his first career grand slam -- to give Minnesota its first lead of the game en route to a 10-6, come-from-behind win at Minute Maid Park. The...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 2, Astros 1

Mark Buehrle allowed one run over eight innings and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros Sunday. Buehrle (10-7) allowed seven hits and struck out seven in winning his fifth straight. He has allowed seven runs over 27 innings, spanning his last four starts. Casey Janssen pitched the...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Newbies Allowing Zilch

The Minnesota Twins Andrew Albers is the new kid on the block making the most noise.  The rookie has made 2 MLB starts, going 17.1 innings without allowing a run.  To go along with his 0.00 ERA, he's also rocking a 0.40 WHIP.  Nice!Chia-Jen Lo/Astros, Rob Wooten/Brewers, Luis Coleman/Royals, and Tanner Roark/Nationals have also acclimated well to the MLB uniform, allowing...
Via More Hardball
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros survive late scare from A's, snap six-game losing streak

As Chris Young’s shot soared through the air late Tuesday night sailing inches away from the left field foul pole the Astros nervously wondered if the Bellaire High graduate had tormented his hometown team yet again. “No!” Chris Carter said to himself. “Get foul get foul.” The umpires rightfully called the ball foul right away but Athletics manager Bob Melvin convinced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 5, Athletics 4

Bartolo Colon's velocity was up but so was his fastball. After four months of dominant outings and even talk of a possible run at another Cy Young Award, the 40-year-old Colon has looked extremely average in his last two outings. Even the Houston Astros are knocking Oakland's All-Star right-hander around at this point. Colon, who had defeated Houston three times already...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Arizona Fall League Part 1, Mesa Solar Sox

With most minor leagues winding down to playoff time, September generally brings one of two big pieces of news for prospects – a September call-up to the Majors, or an assignment to the Arizona Fall League. Running through October and November, the AFL operates as a league of extra seasoning for top prospects, and is usually a haven for scouts and prospect junkies alike. With...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League Breakdown: Mesa Solar Sox

Tentative rosters for the Arizona Fall League were released on Aug. 29. The fall developmental league is designed to help prospects received extra seasoning and coaching at the conclusion of the minor league season. Each organization contributes players to the six-team league. The league typically shifts in favor of the hitters because teams are generally reluctant to assign top...
Via Fangraphs
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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