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McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, lifts Tigers over Astros

  James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday. McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Colby Rasmus. It was the second homer of his career. Alex Wilson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, sends Tigers over Astros

DETROIT (AP) James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday. McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Colby Rasmus. It was the second homer of his career. Alex Wilson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Understanding the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently in 1st place in the American League West, with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses.  This despite the fact that as a team, they are hitting just .210, last in the MLB and lead the league in strikeouts.  However, they are 5th in the MLB in walks and 2nd in stolen bases.  Their 18 home runs is tied for 4th in baseball, yet they have a -1 run differential...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer's catch prevents walk-off grand slam

George Springer probably won’t have to buy a drink in Houston any time soon. The Texas Rangers took the Astros into extra innings Sunday, and things weren’t looking too hot for the visitors when Houston closer Tony Sipp loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th. But luckily for the Astros, Springer was there to save the day. With two outs, Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Conger, Castro and Sipp agree to deals with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have agreed to one-year contracts with catchers Jason Castro and Hank Conger and left-handed reliever Tony Sipp, avoiding arbitration with the players. Conger, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels this offseason, hit .221 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 80 games last season. Castro was Houston's every day catcher last season and hit .222 with 14 home...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Duda Vows To Hit Better Against LHP Next Season

Wow, what a game, what a finish, what a shot by Lucas Duda… Who says meaningless games in September all have to be dull and boring? What I loved most about Duda’s walk-off home run, besides the clang it made when it struck the foul pole, was that he hit it off lefthander Tony Sipp.  If there’s a knock on Lucas Duda, it’s undoubtedly his profound struggles against lefthanded...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Duda hits 2-out, 2-run HR in 9th, Mets beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, rallying the New York Mets over the Houston Astros 2-1. Held to two hits by four Houston pitchers through eight innings, the Mets came back against Tony Sipp (4-3). Eric Young Jr. tripled with one out and stayed there on Daniel Murphy's flyout to shallow left field. Duda...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Singleton, Astros defeat sloppy Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jon Singleton's homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of Cleveland's sloppy defense to defeat the Indians 5-1 on Friday night. Singleton hit a three-run drive off Cody Allen (4-3) after a pair of throwing errors by the worst defensive team in the majors. Catcher Roberto Perez's wild throw let the go-ahead run score. A throwing...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Singleton, Astros defeat sloppy Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jon Singleton's homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of Cleveland's sloppy defense to defeat the Indians 5-1 on Friday night. Singleton hit a three-run drive off Cody Allen (4-3) after a pair of throwing errors by the worst defensive team in the majors. Catcher Roberto Perez's wild throw let the go-ahead run score. A throwing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Bullpen edition

For Detroit Tigers fans, July is one of the most exciting months of the baseball year. While most teams are fighting through the “dog days”, the Tigers are typically making a surge and oftentimes pursuing some pieces that will help them to a championship. Rest assured, Tigers fans. While the Tigers may not be exactly “surging”, the appropriate moves will be made by general...
Via isportsweb.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Tony Sipp Repeats Strange Feat, Pitches Twice In Same Game (Video)

Whatever the Houston Astros are paying Tony Sipp, they might want to give him a bonus after his uniquely busy week. Sipp made headlines last Monday night when manager Bo Porter pulled a rare move by sending the pitcher to the outfield in the middle of his relief appearance, only to bring him back to the mound just one batter later. Porter and Sipp were at it again on Sunday during...
Via NESN.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Porter’s unique managing helps the Astros get a win

What Bo Porter did in the eighth inning on Monday night wasn’t breaking new ground, but it *was* something that we don’t see too often. In the bottom of the eighth, lefty Tony Sipp started off the inning by striking out lefty Gerardo Parra. There was no chance in hell that Porter was going to let Sipp face right-hander Paul Goldschmidt next, especially given his insane splits...
Via Bloguin Best
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Porter’s unique managing helps the Astros get a win

What Bo Porter did in the eighth inning on Monday night wasn’t breaking new ground, but it *was* something that we don’t see too often. In the bottom of the eighth, lefty Tony Sipp started off the inning by striking out lefty Gerardo Parra. There was no chance in hell that Porter was going to let Sipp face right-hander Paul Goldschmidt next, especially given his insane splits...
Via The Outside Corner
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Tony Sipp Pitches Twice, Plays Outfield In Same Game (Video)

Houston Astros relief pitcher Tony Sipp earned his paycheck and then some on Monday. With his team hanging on to a 4-3 lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, the left-handed Sipp retired the side in the seventh inning and returned in the eighth to face lefty batter Gerardo Parra. Sipp struck out Parra, bringing up right-handed batter Paul Goldschmidt. That’s when...
Via NESN.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Sipp plays right field between mowing down D-backs lefties

PHOENIX -- Left-hander Tony Sipp had appearance bonuses written into his contract with Houston this season. He must have seen Monday coming. Sipp might have added a little pocket money with his work in the Astros' 4-3 victory over Arizona at Chase Field. Specialist Sipp appeared twice. A former Diamondbacks reliever, Sipp  retired all three left-handed hitters he faced in the seventh...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-29-14

The Chihuahuas were the only team to lose in the minors for the Padres today. San Antonio and Fort Wayne enjoyed walk-off victories while Joe Ross dominated in the Storm’s victory.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Rymer Liriano/Brian Bixler Pitching Prospect of the Day: Joe Ross   El Paso Chihuahuas 3, Fresno Grizzlies 7 Rico Noel – CF: 1-5, K, Run scored Reymond Fuentes –...
Via Friarhood
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-6-14

It was a rough day on the farm as all 4 of the Padres minor league affiliates lost. All 4 teams suffered through poor pitching performances while the Chihuahuas and Missions could only muster 1 run apiece.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Alberth Martinez Pitching Prospect of the Day: Tony Sipp   El Paso Chihuahuas 1, Reno Aces 9 Reymond Fuentes – LF: 2-4, 2B, K Rico Noel – CF...
Via Friarhood
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Report: Padres Cut Roster to 32 Players

With opening day only 5 days away, the Padres have inched closer to finalizing their official 25-man roster by cutting another handful of players from major-league camp. The largest cuts in the Spring roster came this past weekend with 10 players being moved between Sunday and Monday morning. The cuts included LHP Patrick Schuster (The Padres Rule V draft pick from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Friarhood
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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