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Astros top Rangers in 10th inning

Maybe this is a penance for all the lousy games these two teams played last year. For a second straight night at Globe Life Park, the Astros and Rangers went to extra innings Saturday night. Jose Altuve’s deep fly to right brought home pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the tie-breaking run in a 6-5 win that took 10 innings. Jason Castro tripled with one out to right field off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros get best of Yankees, improve to 2-0

The Astros’ war cry this winter was a promise the bullpen would be better. If nothing else, they would fix the worst relief corps around. Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over the Yankees was the first full-length test. Four relievers — Jerome Williams, Kevin Chapman, Matt Albers and Josh Fields — backed up starter Jarred Cosart, who looked excellent early before his pitch count...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Kevin Chapman

The Houston Astros had their woes in the bullpen, but Kevin Chapman may have been on of the few bright spots. Chapman is a guy that could be a regular out of the bullpen, but some folks seem him as a lefty only guy. Chapman had a very good short season, but in terms of ERA, he may have been a bit lucky. Even with that luck, though, he still has his wipeout slider. It is a very effective...
Via Astros Turf
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Bourgeois Fits as a Royal

On Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals acquired Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league reliever Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later (whom Jeff Luhnow told Brian McTaggart will be a key component of the deal). The acquisition of Quintero serves a clear purpose for the Royals, who are short on catching depth with Salvador Perez...
Via Fangraphs
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

What the Royals are getting from the Astros

No team can easily withstand the loss of its closer and starting catcher, and a low-revenue club such as the Kansas City Royals is even more challenged when injuries strike at those positions. The Royals do not expect to find a replacement for closer Joakim Soria, but they addressed their catching void and added outfield depth Tuesday, acquiring catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder...
Via Ken Rosenthal Blog
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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