Arizona Diamondbacks Acquire Lucas Harrell

This season for the Arizona Diamondbacks have been an absolute nightmare, as the club has the worst record in baseball (8-21) and winning games at home hasn’t come easy. The team has won two games so far and has yet to win a series at home. Will the addition of Lucas Harrell help them rebound? To make matters worse, the starting pitching has looked abysmal with Arizona boasting...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros trade Harrell to Diamondbacks

Lucas Harrell is no longer and Astro. The Astros traded the starting pitcher on Monday afternoon to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The trade ends Harrell's up-and-down stay in Houston. In 2012, Harrell led the Astros with 11 wins (he went 11-11 with a 3.76 ERA). He was responsible for 11 of the Astros' 55 wins. But Harrell...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs acquire pitcher Harrell from Astros

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Diamondbacks acquired right-hander Lucas Harrell from the Astros on Monday for a player to be named. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Harrell will join Triple-A Reno for now. The 28-year-old Harrell, who was designated for assignment last week, went 0-3 with a 9.49 ERA in three starts with the Astros this season. He was 6-17 with a 5.86 ERA last season after going...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks News: Arizona acquires Lucas Harrell from Houston

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell from the Houston Astros in exchange for a player to be names later or cash, according to's Steve Gilbert. He will report to Triple-A Reno.#Dbacks acquire RHP Lucas Harrell from Houston Astros. Headed to Reno.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) April 28, 2014  Harrell has a career 18-33 record...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros trade Lucas Harrell to Diamondbacks

The Astros cut ties with Lucas Harrell on Monday, six days after he had been outrighted. The perplexing right-hander was traded to the Diamondbacks for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Harrell, 28, put together a strong 2012 in Houston, but never returned to that form. After three terrible starts this season, the Astros decided it was time to move on. General...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Trade Lucas Harrell to Arizona Diamondbacks

(Courtesy of The Houston Astros have traded starting pitcher Lucas Harrell to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Harrell, 28, has struggled mightely since the 2012 season when he had a record of (11-11) with a 3.50 ERA which are his best career numbers. Since then he has been on a bit of a downward spiral. Harrell had his...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day – Omar Infante vs Lucas Harrell

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 6 games 10-23 2-2b, 2 HR, 2 BB .435/.480/.783...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros News: Will Lucas Harrell get a chance to succeed?

Houston Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell got knocked around by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday night. Harrell only lasted three innings giving up five earned runs, while walking three and striking out three. This start is something of a microcosm of Lucas Harrell's career. Harrell is not a flame-thrower, his fastball sits around 92mph. He's also not a control...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrell hopes to return to 2012 form for Astros

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Houston's Lucas Harrell won a team-best 11 games as a rookie in 2012 before a terrible season in which he led the American League with 17 losses and got bumped from the rotation and into the bullpen. Harrell made some offseason adjustments, and even though he knows it will be tough, he'...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros revamped pitching staff reports

The Houston Astros know one thing about their pitching staff this year: It will be different from last season's crew. That has to be reassuring, because Houston's 4.79 ERA was the worst in the major leagues as the Astros lost 111 games. As they prepared for the first organized workout for pitchers and catchers Sunday, general manner Jeff Luhnow said ''the rotation...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anti-Cy Young Awards

The first annual Dan Meyer Awards were a big success. While most of the world is focusing on players that succeeded in 2013, the DMAs focused on the dark side of batting statistics. Today, we are focusing on pitchers who were terrible in 2013. And despite this being more of a pitching era than a hitting era, there are no shortage of terrible pitching performances in this past season...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Harrell struggles in emergency start

Unlike his manager, Astros' pitcher Lucas Harrell didn't have much of a problem with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt's strike zone. It was the pitches Harrell left over the plate that bothered Houston's emergency starter. Pressed into duty when scheduled starter Paul Clemens was scratched about an hour before the game because of a blister on his right hand...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A's pound Harrell, Astros

Usually clubs aren't wild about their opponent changing starting pitchers at the last second. For the A's on Sunday however the sudden appearance of Lucas Harrell on the mound was no cause for consternation. Oakland likes hitting against the Houston right-hander - and did so again a lot in a 7-2 victory over the Astros. The victory was the A's third in a row and Oakland...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 4, Astros 3

Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 38th home run, a two-run shot in the sixth inning that gave the Baltimore Orioles their first lead in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Davis had gone 10 straight games without a long ball until connecting off Lucas Harrell (5-11). Earlier, Davis extended his run of games with a strikeout to 23, the longest streak in...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles likely aren't done dealing

The Baltimore Orioles have been the most aggressive buyers on the trade market, acquiring right-handed starter Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs and right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers. And they might not be done. The Orioles, continuing to explore ways to improve their pitching staff, are among the teams talking to the Houston Astros about their...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros-Rangers Preview

The Texas' Rangers' offense hasn't been productive lately, but perhaps a late rally in their last game is the starting point they need to break out. Facing baseball's worst pitching staff for a three-game series could also help, though in the opener they'll draw a starter who has been solid of late. Texas hopes its bats come alive Friday night as it hosts Lucas...
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July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Troke Notes: Westbrook taken deep for first time this season

Stats from June 25th vs Astros - Lucas Harrell has struggled in 6 career starts against the Cardinals LUCAS HARRELL CAREER VS CARDINALS (AS STARTER) 6 STARTS 2-4 RECORD 5.06 IPSTART 7.12 ERA .333 OPP AVG 2016 KBB LAST 4 STARTS VS STL: 0-4 RECORD, 8.53 ERA - Jake Westbrook has given up quite a few runs against the Astros, but still keeps picking up wins JAKE WESTBROOK VS...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Series preview: Astros are playing better than you think

ST. LOUIS -- The Astros have struck out more than any team in the majors. They've made the most errors and their bullpen has the highest ERA. They own the worst run differential in the majors and settled into last place in the AL West weeks ago. And guess what? The Astros are doing better than expected. With only a handful of proven big leaguers on the roster and the organization...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Series preview: Astros are playing better than you think

ST. LOUIS -- The Astros have struck out more than any team in the majors. They've made the most errors and their bullpen has the highest ERA. They own the worst run differential in the majors and settled into last place in the AL West weeks ago. And guess what? The Astros are doing better than expected. With only a handful of proven big leaguers on the roster and the organization...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: Westbrook looks to get Cardinals back on track

After struggling in his first game back from the disabled list, the St. Louis Cardinals' Jake Westbrook returned to his dominant form last time out. The Cardinals could use another strong outing from the right-hander after getting swept over the weekend, and he'll try to provide that in the club's first interleague matchup with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Westbrook...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 7, Rockies 5

Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez hit consecutive homers during a six-run sixth, Lucas Harrell won for the first time in six starts and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday to sweep the two-game series at Coors Field. J.D. Martinez had a career-high four hits Houston, which swept a series for the first time this season and won three of four against Colorado...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 44 Preview: Pirates vs. Astros

Astros (12-31) at Pirates (25-18) 1;35 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Gameday TV: ROOT It’s dumb to call this a big game, but the Pirates are somewhat in need of a better effort today. They were lucky to escape with a victory on Friday, couldn’t get going at the plate yesterday, and are now at risk of dropping a home series to the awful Astros. Tonight’s starters… Lucas...
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May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Porter says he's discussed shifts with Harrell

Houston manager Bo Porter wanted to make a couple main points in a pregame meeting with right-hander Lucas Harrell. 1. If a player has a concern, he can discuss it with the manager face to face. 2. There's a reason the Astros position their defenders the way they do. Porter said Wednesday he discussed Houston's defensive shifts with Harrell after the pitcher publically...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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