SEATTLE (AP) Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to lift Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Logan Morrison homered off McHugh in the eighth to tie it, but the Mariners fell a half-game out in the race for the second AL wild card.
With two outs in the ninth, Yoervis Medina (4-3) walked Jon Singleton and he...
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Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar remains listed as day-to-day as he sat out Friday night for the third straight game because of a bruised right elbow. He did pinch run Thursday, but he was unable to complete all drills prior to Friday's game. Manager Bo Porter hopes to have Villar back at shortstop on Saturday. Marwin Gonzalez has played shortstop in Villar's place...
You gotta admit, Jonathan Villar and his Houston Astros may not be very good, but they sure are fun.
Villar, a .249-hitting rookie shortstop already gave us perhaps the highlight of the year with his butt-slide earlier this month against the Reds. And on Tuesday, he gave us another beauty. But what do we call perhaps the worst bunt attempt in baseball history? You can also see the...
Jonathan Villar already provided us with the most Astros-esque moment of the 2013 season when he barreled face-first into Brandon Phillips‘ backside last week.
The shortstop’s latest gaffe wasn’t quite as embarrassing, but it still left the one or two Houston fans watching Tuesday night’s game scratching their heads.
During an at-bat against Texas’ Yu Darvish in the fifth...
Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar made a strange attempt at a bunt by simply dropping the bat at home plate during Tuesday night's game in Arlington.
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It happened in the fifth inning as Villar squared up to bunt on the first pitch of his at-bat. It seemed that Villar was hoping the bat would make contact with the ball and deaden...
Year after year we see dopes go in head first at 1st base...but how often do we see guys, here Jonathan Villar, go in head first on 5th base?
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As has been customary this season, the Astros are bringing up the rear.
In the first inning af the Astros’ game against the Cincinnati Reds, Houston shortstop Jonathan Villar had quite possibly the most Asstros play of the season when he made an attempt to slide head first into second base. Unfortunately for Villar, the base was being guarded pretty well by second baseman Brandon...
In the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday night's Reds-Astros game, Jonathan Villar singled to lead off the frame. He tried to stretch it into a double. And...*this* happened, via Baseball Nation. Yup. His face slammed into Brandon Phillips' butt as Phillips tagged him out. If you want a slow motion replay, check out this slow motion replay from Cork Gaines. It...
Houston Astros rookie Jonathan Villar swiped home with ease off Baltimore Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen. The speedster danced down the line as an unsuspecting Chen readied for the pitch. The play at the plate was not even remotely close as the rookie slid home.
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Video: Villar channels his inner Jackie Robinson