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Umpire rings up Astros hitter with over-the-top call on strike two

Major league umpire Ryan Blakney just provided everyone with a perfect example of getting overly excited a bit too prematurely. He rung up Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena with an emphatic strike call ... on strike two.Just second after punching him out too soon, Blakney realized his mistake and held up two fingers, indicating that there were only two strikes. Valbuena, unsurprisingly...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Blakney gives overly enthusiastic strike two call

It’s not uncommon to see a Major League Baseball umpire with an emphatic motion to signal strike three. Some have their own signature moves. On Sunday, Ryan Blakney gave an overly enthusiastic call for a strike that wasn’t the third one. With a two ball, one strike count during the top of the fifth inning of a game between the Astros and Mariners, Mike Montgomery delivered a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros inks Cuban star for 5-year, $47.5 million

The Yulieski Gourriel sweepstakes has a winner. The Houston Astros reached an agreement with the Cuban infielder on a sizable 5-year, $47.5 million deal Friday afternoon. Source: INF Yulieski Gurriel agrees to 5-year, $47.5 million deal with #Astros #Cuba More on https://t.co/mkcBseoZWQ pic.twitter.com/6uj12AgGGL — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 15, 2016 Gourriel...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Valbuena on sizzling tear since early May

Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena has been earning high praise from his teammates and manager this homestand, and on Friday night, he delivered in a big way: He launched a walk-off three-run homer to snatch a 10-9 victory from the A's and send Minute Maid Park into a frenzy.
Via Astros.com
17 days ago

Valbuena's noche! Astros' walk-off unreal

Luis Valbuena hit a walk-off, three-run homer against A's closer Ryan Madson in the ninth inning, propelling the Astros to a dramatic 10-9 victory following a five-run outburst by Oakland in the top half of the frame at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.
Via Astros.com
17 days ago

Valbuena's homer in 9th lifts Astros over A's 10-9

HOUSTON (AP) Luis Valbuena drove in four runs, highlighted by a three-run homer with one out in the ninth, to lift the Houston Astros to a wild 10-9 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. The Athletics took the lead with a five-run ninth inning before Jose Altuve singled with one out in the bottom of the inning. Carlos Correa struck out, but reached on a wild pitch...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Valbuena's HR lifts Astros to sweep of Mariners

Luis Valbuena ripped a go-ahead two-run homer off rookie reliever Edwin Diaz in the eighth inning Wednesday as the surging Astros swept a three-game series against the Mariners with a 9-8 victory at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have now won seven of their last eight series and their last nine games against division opponents.
Via Astros.com
18 days ago

Valbuena's blast lifts Astros to sweep of M's

Luis Valbuena ripped a go-ahead two-run homer off rookie reliever Edwin Diaz in the eighth inning Wednesday as the surging Astros swept a three-game series against the Mariners with a 9-8 victory at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have now won seven of their last eight series and their last nine games against division opponents.
Via Astros.com
19 days ago

Gomez, Valbuena help Astros to 9-8 win to sweep Mariners

HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Gomez had three RBIs and finished a home run shy of the cycle and Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Houston Astros sweep the Seattle Mariners with a 9-8 victory Wednesday night. The game was tied at 7 with one on and one out when Valbuena launched a towering shot off Edwin Diaz (0-2) to the second deck in right field...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Valbuena has 3 RBIs to lead Astros over Cardinals 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Florida (AP) Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in an exhibition game on Friday. Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer off Jaime Garcia over the left field wall with one out in the first. Garcia then walked last year's American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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