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Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/21/14)

Brandon McCarthy (4-2, 2.30 ERA) gets the job of sweep protector as he goes up against Dallas Keuchel (10-8, 3.11 ERA) in the last game against Houston. McCarthy lost his last two outings thanks to the offense, or lack thereof, which was shut out both times. The Yankees are averaging 2.9 runs per game over the last two weeks. “Whether the game means more, whether we’re chasing...
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Singles night in the Bronx sees Astros knock off Yankees

There might not be a team more flabbergasted by the Astros than the New York Yankees. Baseball’s once mightiest can’t do much of anything against baseball’s thriftiest. The Astros batted around in the seventh inning of a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, a good start on the path to hurting wild-card dreams across the American League. The Astros had five straight hits – all singles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Poor Bullpen Management Leads To Another Yankees Loss Against The Astros

In last night's second straight Yankees loss to the Houston Astros, the offense was anemic again.That wasn't the story, however.Ordinarily Joe Girardi does a very good job of managing his bullpen, but his moves in last night's game left me scratching my head.  David Robertson, Shawn Kelley and Dellin Betances had pitched three out of the last four days. Therefore...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Feldman pitches Astros past slumping Yankees 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) Scott Feldman shut down the slumping New York Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler had an RBI double, Jose Altuve added a run-scoring single, and the Astros (54-73) did more damage to New York's playoff chances with their fourth victory...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lineup Maximizer: How Gross is Robbie Grossman?

#75 Robbie Grossman (L) – Hou – OF – @NYY (McCarthy-R) – 1:05 PM – 1% owned The answer is… it doesn’t matter. You’re adding him to your fantasy lineup, not wining and dining the poor fella. As far as I’m concerned, the grosser the better.  I'd add two of him if I could on Thursday, when he squares off against Brandon McCarthy in Yankee Stahdium. Lefties...
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Astros owner Jim Crane looks to mend fences with agent

Astros owner Jim Crane thinks his management team and one of the game’s best agents will be able to bury the hatchet. Crane talked briefly with two VIPs in front of the visiting third-base dugout on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium: Tigers Woods and Casey Close Close, the agent to Dexter Fowler who also advised unsigned Astros draft picks Brady Aiken and Jacob Nix, is a leading...
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Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/20/14)

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Michael Pineda (2-2, 1.82 ERA) makes his second start since coming off the DL against Scott Feldman (6-9, 4.45 ERA) and the Stros. Pineda was dominant in his return to the rotation retiring the first 12 Oriole batters he faced, but seemed to tire out by the fifth inning. Girardi took him out after 67 pitches. After dropping the first game of the series...
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Astros Late Offense Beats Yankees 7-4

The Astros find themselves right across the street from baseball's hallowed ground, facing the Yankees in the final series between these two teams this season. These teams are quite a study in contrast. The Astros have the youngest average age in the Major Leagues, while the Yankees are the oldest. The Astros have a bunch of kids that have been brought up through the system...
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Yankees Drop Series Opener To Sub-.500 Astros

Part of the beauty of baseball is that any team has a legitimate chance to win on any given night. But, for the Yankees, that team cannot be the Houston Astros. Not when they are clinging to just a 5% chance of making the playoffs. What happened last night simply cannot happen for a team trying to play into October.On Tuesday night I wanted a little more than just a win. I wanted...
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Ah Fenway . . . and Boston

Never been to Boston?  Go; it’s a real treat for every stripe of American or the America-curious.  There is history to be seen every four or five steps.  And the food?  Scary good; not trying to plug anyone but have to say, the ciopinno at Neptune’s Oyster House in the North End is the only version we’ve found that rivals the great Tadich Grill in San Francisco.  But this...
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Carter hits 3-run HR in 9th, Astros top Yanks 7-4

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits for the Yankees, who wasted their first chance to make up ground during a six-game homestand against...
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Astros activate Guzman, place Downs on 15-day DL

NEW YORK (AP) The Houston Astros have reinstated Jesus Guzman from the disabled list. In a corresponding move Tuesday, the team placed left-handed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 15, with a strained muscle on his right side. Guzman had been sidelined since Aug. 2 because of back spasms. He was expected to arrive from his minor league rehab assignment around...
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Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs, Jesus Guzman

As the Astros prepare to start a series in New York with the Yankees, they've placed Darin Downs on the 15 day DL with a left oblique strain. Downs last pitched Thursday against Boston, pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up a run.#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns has pitched in 40 games for Houston this year, recording a 2-1 record, with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.Moving Downs...
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Yankees game 123 lineup: 8/19/14

Rich Schultz/Getty Images The Yankees are back in the Bronx to begin an important six-game homestand, beginning with the lowly Houston Astros. Brett Oberholtzer gets the ball against Chris Capuano in tonight’s contest. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: MY9 Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Houston Astros (48-76) Robbie Grossman RF Jose Altuve 2B Chris...
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Jose Altuve plays big baseball

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Jose Altuve Big Time Game

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Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 20: Brett Oberholtzer and More

We are getting closer and closer to the fantasy baseball playoffs and you really need to start scraping to get that weekly advantage. Generally half the teams in most baseball leagues are phoning it in. Don’t be that team. If you have a shot, stay tough and pick up a two-start pitcher to give you an edge. I will give you the players name and who his opponents are. Make sure to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts On Altuve Slam: ‘One Of The Worst Feelings I Could Have’ (Video)

In 66 games as a shortstop this year, Xander Bogaerts has only made seven errors. On Sunday though, he made a mistake that won’t go in the books as an error, but it essentially cost the Boston Red Sox the game against the Houston Astros. The Sox were trailing 2-0 in the top of the second when Marwin Gonzalez hit a ground ball that should’ve been a double play, but Bogaerts released...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve: ‘Every Single Little Guy Wants To Be Like Dustin Pedroia’

The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros know a thing or two about undersized second baseman. The Astros’ Jose Altuve, at 5-foot-5, is the shortest active major leaguer, and he’s long been an admirer of the 5-foot-8 Dustin Pedroia. “When I was a kid, you know?” Altuve said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a little guy like me, and he plays hard. He’s one of the best players...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Alert: Alex Presley

According to Evan Dreilich, Houston Astros outfielder Alex Presley will not return Tuesday in New York, as previously hoped.Alex Presley felt discomfort today after playing last night. 7-10 days minimum Porter said— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 16, 2014"He had some discomfort in the cage before they got ready to go and do their work," Manager Bo Porter said...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Robbie Grossman Were Roommates During Time In Pittsburgh (Video)

With the Houston Astros in Boston for a four-game series against the Red Sox, a reunion of sorts is taking place at Fenway Park. Red Sox utility man Brock Holt and Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman were roommates when they both played for the Pittsburgh Pirates’s Double-A affiliate Altoona Curve in 2012. NESN’s Gary Striewski talked to both Grossman and Holt before Saturday...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs battling oblique injury

Houston Astros reliever Darin Downs was unavailable Friday night and may not be able to pitch Saturday against the Boston Red Sox as he battles discomfort in his right oblique, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle:#453271566 / gettyimages.comDowns first felt the injury sometime on Thursday and it got worse after he pitched in the sixth inning. Manager Bo Porter said Downs...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros reliever Kevin Chapman finally gets a taste of Fenway

There’s always a few times a season when a player has to get to the big leagues from the faraway reaches, scrambling to make a plane or a boat or buggy because of a last-minute need. Astros lefty Kevin Chapman woke up — sort of — at 3:45 P.T. on Friday in Fresno, Calif., where Class AAA Oklahoma City was playing. He caught a 5:50 a.m. PT flight to Denver, and landed in Boston...
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Alex Presley returns to rehab assignment

Alex Presley (right oblique) returned to action on Friday with the Tri-City ValleyCats after a two-day break. He’s to play one more game on Saturday, at which point another determination will be made. “Presley’s going to play the field tonight,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “So that’ll be the next challenge for him. Really, it’s a matter of how he feels...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Winning Streak Snapped After Strange Play Goes Astros’ Way

BOSTON — It’s been that kind of season. The Red Sox entered Friday’s game against the Houston Astros riding a four-game winning streak — their longest since a five-game run sandwiching the All-Star break. The good vibes came to a screeching halt in rather strange fashion, however, as the Astros benefited from a wacky play in the eighth inning en route to a 5-3, 10-inning...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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