Brandon Barnes stood in center field and felt the wind blowing out a bit - an ominous sign when Miguel Cabrera is at the plate with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth inning.
Sure enough, Cabrera lifted a deep flyball to right-center, forcing Barnes to race over with the game on the line.
''I just knew if he hit it out there, I'd have to get a good bead on it...
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3 days ago
Monday night, Astros rookie Brandon Barnes had himself quite an evening against the Yankees. In a 9-1 laugher, Barnes was 3-5 with three RBI. As if that wasn’t enough, Barnes’ night put him in some interesting company. Per Elias via ESPN: Brandon Barnes was 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Astros’ 9-1 romp over the Yankees. Barnes is the first rookie in 26 years with at least...
Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad Monday night in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees.
In their first game in the Bronx as an AL team, the Astros peppered Andy Pettitte for 10 hits and seven runs, both season highs...
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19 days ago
Felix Doubront tallied his first win of the season Saturday night against the Astros, but it didn’t come easy.
The lefty threw 31 pitches in the first inning, hitting Brandon Barnes, throwing a number of wild pitches and walking two others in the inning. Out of those 31 pitches, just 14 were strikes. The Sox came up to bat in the first inning already down 2-0.
Doubront was able...
Rick Ankiel‘s season began in about the best possible fashion. With the Astros holding on to a 4-2 lead on Opening Day, Ankiel was sent up to hit for Brandon Barnes in the bottom of the sixth inning. Derek Lowe threw him a meatball, and he responded by hitting said meatball 373 feet, good enough for a three run homer that would essentially put the game away. It’s hard to do...
Don’t look now, but the new kid on the block has all the toys.
In their first season in the American League West after moving over from the National League, the Astros took sole possession of the division after a season-opening 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
No one picked the Astros to finish higher than last in the AL West this year, and with good reason. They are by far the...
Here are Tonight's Lineups vs Astros on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. at Tradition Field.
Brandon Barnes, rf
Carlos Correa, ss
Trevor Crowe, lf
Brandon Laird, 1b
Matt Dominguez, 3b
George Springer, cf
Jason Jaramillo, c
Jose Martinez, 2b
Edgar Gonzalez, rhp
Jordany Valdespin, 2b
Collin Cowgill, lf
Ike Davis, 1b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Lucas Duda, dh
John Buck, c
The Houston Astros are one cut away from finalizing their first American League roster.
Brandon Barnes and Fernando Martinez won the backup outfield spots Monday as the Astros reduced the roster to 26 players. They will cut one more pitcher before they open the major league season Sunday night against the Texas Rangers.
''We still have a couple more decisions to make with...
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March 25, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Ankiel had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Ankiel pinch-hit for Brandon Barnes after Tyler Greene and Jose Altuve had opened the inning with singles off Edward Mujica.
Altuve had two of Houston's six hits and scored two runs.
Bud Norris, scheduled...
Mark Buehrle gave up four runs and eight hits over four innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Brandon Barnes hit his fourth exhibition homer, a two-run shot during a four-run third off Buehrle. Houston opened the inning with five consecutive hits.
Buehrle is part of a revamped Blue Jays rotation that includes other offseason acquisitions...
CALL HIM 'STRETCH'
Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes sprints full speed and dives to rob the Cardinals Jon Jay with a superb catch in the first inning last night. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes made the catch of the night on Saturday, with a diving catch that saved a run in a close 1-1 game against the Diamondbacks.
Barnes, a first year player from Cypress College, is batting just .167 on the season for the Astros, but has made some excellent plays in the field.
The Diamondbacks went on to win the game in decisive fashion with...
The Houston Astros may be struggling with the worst record in baseball, but it’s not because of a lack of hot wives. Here’s a look at the Houston Astros wives for the 2012 season.
Brandon & Shawn Barnes
Ben & Cindy Francisco
Scott & Meghan Moore
Juan Castro and Maris Perlman
Jed & Melissa Lowrie
Justin & Loren Maxwell
Noel & Marwin Gonzalez...
Brandon Barnes had 2,976 plate appearances in the Houston Astros organization before Tuesday. After some of them, he thought about giving up. After some of them, he was free to sign anywhere else. When he did neither of those, he just went out and had a tremendous 2012 season at Double-A and Triple-A and Tuesday night spent his first game in a big-league uniform. "There...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Astros have placed center fielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.
Schafer begin having problems with his shoulder this weekend and doctors determined he has a separation of the AC joint in his left shoulder.
The Astros selected the contract of outfielder Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his spot. Barnes...
Austin Wates of the Astros Double A Corpus Christi's Hooks robs a home run by diving over the wall, falling into the bullpen in left-center field, avoiding teammate Brandon Barnes all at the same...
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In one of the more amazing catches you’ll likely ever see, Austin Wates and Brandon Barnes, teammates on the Corpus Christi (Texas) Hooks of the Double-A Texas League, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros, both make bids to prevent a deep shot by Nathan Frieman from clearing the fence. As the two converge [...]
Two men go over, but only one man returns. OK, so they both made it back, but only one of them had the ball.
What you’re about to see is one amazing home run robbing catch courtesy of outfielder Austin Wates of the Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A affiliate of the Astros). What makes the catch so amazing is that Wates not only goes over the wall to rob San Antonio Mission (Double...
Outfielder Austin Wates of the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros' double-A affiliate) made an absolutely incredible home run-robbing play against the San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres' double-A affiliate) on Saturday night. What made the play even more ridiculous, was that Wates, as well as his teammate Brandon Barnes, fell over the wall as they each tried to make...
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The Braves traded Derek Lowe in a salary dump in another seeming example of team’s not looking much beyond won-loss and ERA records. Options are being picked up and contracts are being voided. Tony La Russa retired. There is plenty of news afoot about established Major League stars and quasi-stars. This is not about one of those.
A few days ago, during the World Series in fact...