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HR Derby in Jupiter

The Miami Marlins hit three home runs including a grand slam on Tuesday to beat the New York Mets 7-5 and move to 2-1-1  on the Spring.   The slam came courtesy of Casey Kotchman who is trying to land a role at first base to begin the year.    Giancarlo Stanton and and Matt Downs hit their first long-balls of the Spring.   Downs is also involved in the first base competition...
Via MarlinsBaseball.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

From Left Field: The Worst Is Out Of The Way

After the Mets dropped three games to lowly Houston Astros, one thing appears clear: It can’t get any worse than that. Did you happen to see the Astros lineup the last three days? Jed Lowrie and Matt Downs are looked at as major offensive weapons. How did this team pull of a sweep? Well, at least we can look at it this way: The Mets got their lowest point out of the way this season...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros 4, Mets 3

Matt Downs hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie had the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to propel the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night. The game was tied 3-all when Jordan Schafer reached on an infield single to start the eighth. He stole second with one out and scored on the hit by Lowrie, which reliever Manny Acosta (0-2) deflected into the...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Downs hits 2-run HR to help Astros edge Mets

HOUSTON (AP) -- Matt Downs hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie had the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to propel the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night. The game was tied 3-all when Jordan Schafer reached on an infield single to start the eighth. He stole second with one out and scored on the hit by Lowrie, which reliever Manny Acosta (0-2) deflected...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros hit three triples in first inning

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros tripled three times in the first inning of their game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday night -- the first time they've ever tripled three times in an inning. The triple trio ties a team record for most in a game. Houston has done it 13 times, but not since July 2, 1997. The triples by Jose Altuve, Brian Bogusevic and Matt Downs...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros triple 3 times in 1st inning against Nats

The Houston Astros tripled three times in the first inning of their game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday night - the first time they've ever tripled three times in an inning. The triple trio ties a team record for most in a game. Houston has done it 13 times, but not since July 2, 1997. The triples by Jose Altuve, Brian Bogusevic and Matt Downs were part of a five...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros not concerned by 'experts' picks

HOUSTON -- Although baseball is not a game of dumb chance, there is a certain hammer of mathematical reality the Houston Astros can use to knock the crud off the way things feel around here, now that Astros are getting picked last by just about everybody. "Well, somebody's gotta be last," second baseman Matt Downs said. "They gotta pick somebody." Indeed...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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