Tag Archives: A.J. Hinch

Posted on October 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros took the upper hand in the ALCS Saturday night in Boston, winning Game 1 7-2. In a battle of aces, Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Sale in a game that also saw Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected for arguing balls and strikes. To be […]

Posted on September 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine For the second straight season, the Houston Astros have on the AL West. The division was locked up early Wednesday morning when the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners. Unfortunately, that game was played a few hours after the Astros won their 100th game of the season […]

Posted on July 30, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have acquired their closer for the stretch run. Well, at least they hope they have. Monday afternoon, the Astros pulled off a major trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, acquiring closer Roberto Osuna. To get Osuna, the Astros have sent Toronto disgruntled closer Ken […]

Posted on July 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros may have the second-best record in baseball, but they just shook up their bullpen in a major way. On Wednesday, the Astros demoted long-time closer Ken Giles to triple-A. The move comes one day after Giles allowed hits against all three batters he faced […]

Posted on July 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros don’t exactly need a lot of help right now. But they may be about to get some anyway. On Saturday, the Astros called up outfielder Kyle Tucker, immediately putting him in the starting lineup during their win over the White Sox. Tucker is Houston’s […]

Posted on June 29, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Sometimes it feels like the only thing that can stop the Houston Astros from scoring runs is an injury. Well, they have one. Thursday, the Astros announced all-star shortstop Carlos Correa is heading to the 10-day DL because of a sore back. The 23-year old last played […]

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. With a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night, the Astros delivered a long-awaited championship to a city still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey earlier this […]

Posted on November 1, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Well, it’s all come down to this. For the second year in a row and for the first time in the history of Dodger Stadium, there will be a Game 7 of the World Series. After the way this series has gone, and really, with the way […]

Posted on October 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Even before the offensive explosion that was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, there was speculation among players that the baseballs being used were somehow different from the ones used during the regular season. After a 13-12 game that saw aces Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel […]

Posted on October 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s amazing how fast momentum can change in the World Series. After George Springer broke up Alex Wood’s no-hitter and shutout with a home run, the Houston Astros looked poised to take a 3-1 series lead. But a brutal collapse by the Houston bullpen gave the game […]

Posted on October 22, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The season is not yet over for Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora, but he already has a new job lined up for 2018. The Boston Red Sox announced Sunday that Cora has been hired as the team’s new manager. Cora has signed a three-year deal with […]

Posted on October 18, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Things are all tied up in the ALCS. The New York Yankees continue to be at their best while at home this postseason, overcoming a 4-0 deficit and three errors to win Game 4 and tie the series at two games apiece. After a long layoff, Sonny […]

Posted on October 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Justin Verlander turned in a performance for the ages in Game 2 of the ALCS. It took him 124 pitches, but Verlander pitched a complete game against the Yankees, allowing just five hits to lead the Astros to their second consecutive 2-1 win and a 2-0 series […]

Posted on October 13, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Well, the baseball postseason is down to the final four teams. The division round of the playoffs included a lot more offense than any of us expected, but there was no shortage of drama, at least in three of the four series, not to mention the wild-card […]

Posted on October 13, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The showdown between the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians in the ALCS we all expected is not going to happen. The New York Yankees played spoiler with three outstanding wins in a row to come back and beat the Indians in the Division Series. The Bronx […]

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