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Hank Conger’s Jon Lester Season Behind the Plate

Jon Lester became a talking point during last year’s postseason for all the wrong reasons. For all the good things Lester can do on a pitcher’s mound, he has this one glaring weakness, and last October, that glaring weakness was exposed on a national stage. In the American League Wild Card game, the Royals ran all over Lester, taking full advantage of his inability to make pickoff...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros make non-tender deadline decisions, trade Conger to Rays

The Houston Astros made some roster decisions on Wednesday night in time for the non-tender deadline. In addition to cutting slugger Chris Carter loose, the Astros traded catcher Hank Conger to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations: In 73 games for the Astros in 2015, Conger hit .229/.311/.448 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI as Castro's backup. In addition to setting Conger and...
Via Fox Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Catcher Hank Conger Crushes Second Grand Slam Of The Season In Win Over Twins

When hank Conger stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning Friday night against the Minnesota Twins with bases loaded he was probably thinking how he would love to get a hit so that he could pad the team's 3-0 lead. A single would likely plate two; a double could possibly clear the bases.A home run--or in this case a grand slam--would clear the bases too, and give...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Conger Hits First Grand Slam Of The Season For The Houston Astros

Houston Astros catcher Hank Conger does not impress easily. That much is clear from the look on his face in this shot. It never hurts to have someone that is going to keep you grounded, right?It is kind of hard not to be impressed with the kind of game Conger had though. His home run in the third would have been enough to make it a good game, but he opted to make it a great one by...
Via FatManWriting
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan smashed in face by Hank Conger’s home run ball, glasses go flying (video)

Houston Astros catcher Hank Conger hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning that wrapped up all the scoring in the team’s 8-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. While Conger’s round-tripper proved damaging to the Rockies’ hopes of getting back into the game, the actual ball he hit...Read More The post Fan smashed in face by Hank Conger’s home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

TRADE ALERT: Angels send Hank Conger to the Astros

Hank Conger looked like he might be on his way to taking over the starting catcher job at the end of 2013. Then 2014 happened. Conger forgot how to hit and the Angels seemed to lose faith in him. They lost so much faith, in fact, that they just traded him to the Astros: Today the club acquired RHP Nick Tropeano and C Carlos Perez from the @astros in exchange for C Hank Conger. —...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Conger's throw to second sails sky-high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.To say that Los Angeles Angels backup catcher Hank Conger's attempt to catch Oakland A's runner Craig Gentry stealing second failed miserably during the eighth inning of Saturday night's game would be a mild understatement. Conger appeared to have a problem with his grip on the ball as he made the throw, sending the ball sailing sky-high over...
Via Holdout Sports
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

10 things to know: Angels catcher Hank Conger

The Angels have always been a part of Hank Conger. Growing up, he attended plenty of Angles games on his way to becoming the first-round draft pick of the club in 2006 out of nearby Huntington Beach High School. Last season, Conger played in a career high 92 games and hit seven home runs, 13 doubles, and drove in 21 runs in 2013. Here's 10 things you many not know about him: DJ Panda...
Via Fox Sports West
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels vs Mets, April 11, 2014

Hank Conger was hit by a 2-2 pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels their first home win of the season. J.B. Shuck, appearing in his first game since being called up to replace an injured Josh Hamilton, delivered a key two-run home run in the sixth. The Angels bullpen impressed, allowing just one base runner over four innings.Click here to download the...
Via Angelswin
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Projection: Hank Conger

For the first time Hank Conger is headed into the season trying to force his way onto the roster or convince the great and mighty Scioscia that his defense is good enough to earn playing time. What can he do now to capitalize on the opportunity he has earned?   PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI ...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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