Astros Injury Update: Marwin Gonzalez scratched Saturday

The Houston Astros earned their 58th win of the season last night with a 2-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. The Astros managed just four hits and scored both of their runs in the seventh inning. But that was more than enough for Scott Feldman, who pitched a three-hit shutout for his eighth win of the season. The Astros were without shortstop Marwin Gonzalez due...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

8/22 Recap: Indians & Astros Trade Errors in Ugly Game

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco allowed a run this time around, making this start less impressive than his last two, but still pretty good. The only run of the game scored against Carrasco came on a solo home run by Marwin Gonzalez. For the rest of the six innings he threw, he allowed just one other hit, a single and walked two batters while striking out eight. He was not eligible...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Botched Double Play Proves Costly For Red Sox In Loss (Video)

BOSTON — An already rough second inning Sunday turned disastrous for the Red Sox thanks to a defensive lapse by shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly already had allowed two Houston Astros runs in the frame when a ground ball off the bat of Marwin Gonzalez kicked off his foot and straight to Bogaerts. It was a textbook double play ball, one that should have...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Records Out With Nifty Glove Flip In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

John Lackey became the Red Sox’s first 10-game winner Friday. He also displayed some nifty glove work. Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez attempted to drop down a bunt in the third inning with the Red Sox leading 2-0. Lackey wasn’t prepared to relinquish a single, however, so he stormed off the mound and took matters into his own hands. Lackey scooped the ball with his...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fall to Astros after lengthy rain delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel shut out Minnesota for six innings, George Springer hit his 11th home run and the Houston Astros held on to beat the Twins 5-4 Friday night. Marwin Gonzalez and Matt Dominguez also homered off Phil Hughes (6-2), who lost for the first time in nine starts. The Astros have won six straight road games and 10 of their last 13 overall. Danny Santana...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians beat Astros 2-1, close within half-game

Matt Carson hit a winning single with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Thursday night to close within a half-game in the AL wild-card race. Yan Gomes singled with one out off Rhiner Cruz (0-2), and Asdrubal Cabrera reached on an infield single, beating the throw after third baseman Marwin Gonzalez charged and barehanded his slow...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Embarrassing gaffe by MLB rookie after first hit

In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's Astros-Rangers game, Houston catcher Max Stassi hit a grounder up the middle for a single, his first career hit. Congratulations, Max! But after that hit, things got weird. After Brandon Barnes struck out for the first out of the inning, Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez hit a Jason Frasor pitch back to the mound. Frasor threw to...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros send INF Gonzalez to minors, cut LeBlanc

The Astros optioned infielder Marwin Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma City and cut left-hander Wade LeBlanc on Monday. The team said corresponding roster moves would be made Tuesday, when Houston begins a series at home against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 24-year-old Gonzalez has a paltry .250 on-base percentage with four homers and 14 RBIs. The switch-hitter has started 50 of 77...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 3, Astros 1

J.J. Hardy isn't sure why he always starts slow in April before his hitting picks up in May and June. He said he thinks it could have something to do with growing up in Arizona and not being accustomed to the cold Baltimore spring. Hardy got a season-high four hits and Adam Jones added an RBI double, leading Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles to a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Framing the Hitters

All anyone can talk about these days, some of the time, is the matter of pitch-framing. It’s a concept we’ve been vaguely aware of since childhood, or since whenever we started paying attention to baseball, but for a while it was one of those things we ignored because we didn’t know how to measure it. Then some people started to measure it, and it seemed to make a big difference...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 11, Orioles 7

The Houston Astros hit the ball so hard Wednesday night that some players wished they had something to protect their ears in the dugout from the sound of smack after home run smack. The Astros put on an impressive display of power, hitting six home runs to get their seventh win in eight games with a 11-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Jason Castro, Carlos Pena and J.D. Martinez...
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 6, Rockies 3

J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, Carlos Pena connected for a home run as part of a three-run ninth, and the Houston Astros rallied against Colorado's bullpen to beat the Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night. The Astros overcame 12 strikeouts and Troy Tulowitzki's first multihomer game since 2011 in taking the opener of a two-game set at Coors Field...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 3, Angels 1

Bud Norris pitched into the ninth inning and Chris Carter homered for the second straight game to help the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. The victory gives Houston its third series win of the season. The Angels dropped to 4-13 away from Anaheim. Marwin Gonzalez and Jimmy Paredes hit RBI doubles in the third before Carter connected on...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Halos' road struggles continue in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Bud Norris pitched into the ninth inning and Chris Carter homered for the second straight game to help the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. The victory gives Houston its third series win of the season. The Angels dropped to 4-13 away from Anaheim. Marwin Gonzalez and Jimmy Paredes hit RBI doubles in the third before Carter...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Astros Are Trying To Make Lemonade

The Astros are not a good baseball team. But, as Tyler Kepner detailed in the New York Times this weekend, they are a baseball team with a plan. Whether or not that will lead to wins this season is another matter, but the fact that they have a plan is shining through, even amidst the deluge of runs allowed. Through their first 25 games, Houston is tied for 15th in runs scored. They...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gio Returns to Form and Thursday's Box Scores

Gio Gonzalez returned to form Thursday night, holding the potent Reds offense to only one hit and one earned run. On the West Coast, the Angels continue to struggle, getting shutout by the Mariners. Kyle Seager extended his hitting streak to fourteen games.  Pirates 6 v Phillies 4: Gaby Sanchez notched a home run and three RBI, while Garret Jones swatted a double. Cliff Lee pitched...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston's Gonzalez no one-hit wonder

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer When Houston's Marwin Gonzalez broke up Yu Darvish's perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning April 2, the first question many asked was: Who is Marwin Gonzalez? Three weeks later, Gonzalez is showing he's no one-hit wonder. The shortstop - who bats ninth - entered Thursday hitting...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 3, Mariners 2

Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start last time out and the Houston Astros snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. The game was tied at 1 when Gonzalez launched his homer about 10 rows into the stands in right field to start Houston's third. Gonzalez, who bats ninth, hit just four home runs in...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros-Angels Preview

Given the vast difference in their respective payrolls, the Houston Astros probably didn't think they would occupy a higher spot in the standings than the Los Angeles Angels. The Astros, though, are just above the last-place Angels, who are off to their worst start in 52 years entering Friday night's series opener in Anaheim. With a combined 213 losses in the past two seasons...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 16, Mariners 9

Jose Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. After totaling nine runs during a six-game losing streak, the Astros scored nine in just six outs and won for the first time since opening night. The smallest crowd in Safeco Field history saw the Astros...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

A's Reddick injured against Houston

Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick has been injured after colliding into a wall trying to chase down a foul ball against the Astros. Reddick appeared to injure his right wrist when he fell chasing down a foul ball hit by Marwin Gonzalez in the fifth inning. He remained on the ground and was looked at by trainers for a couple of minutes before getting up and walking to the dugout...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish Picks Up Where He Left Off

Marwin Gonzalez earned his hit to break up Yu Darvish‘s perfect game last night. Darvish left a 90 MPH four-seam fastball out over the plate, and Gonzalez hit it hard back up the middle, just under Darvish’s glove. It was a mistake pitch. It was the only one from the 26-year-old Darvish last night in Houston. For 26 batters, Darvish carved through the Astros lineup in his best...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - so close, yet so far

Yu Darvish was the story around the leagye on Tuesday night. Darvish was just one out shy of a perfect game in Houston, but a single up the middle by Marwin Gonzalez ruined Darvish's dream of history. So close, yet so far...I'm sure this won't be the first time Darvish flirts with history this year. PIC OF THE DAY Yu Darvish tips his cap to the ground as...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros show they're perfectly awful

Mark Mulder took the words right out of my mouth. "This won't be the last time this year that someone is perfect through a good portion of the game against the Astros," the former major-league pitcher, now a TV analyst, said on Twitter during the seventh inning. The Rangers' Yu Darvish still had his perfect game at that point -- had it, in fact, until the unheralded...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Darvish loses perfecto, no-no in 9th

Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game when Marwin Gonzalez grounded a clean single through the pitcher's legs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night. The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle. Darvish was unable to get his glove down in time...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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