Tag Archives: Justin Verlander

Posted on November 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball announced its 2018 Cy Young award winners Wednesday night, and in the end, there were no surprises. Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets won the award in the National League while Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays won it in the American […]

Posted on November 7, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The calendar still says it’s 2018, but the Houston Astros have already suffered their first loss of the 2019 season. The club announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. will sit out all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The loss of McCullers is an […]

Posted on October 19, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine All season long, the Boston Red Sox have been the best team in the American League, and now it’s official. The Red Sox won the American League pennant Thursday night, beating the Houston Astros 4-1 to win the ALCS by the same margin. After losing the first […]

Posted on October 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros officially have their backs up against the wall in this year’s ALCS. Despite the Astros earning a split of the first two games, the Boston Red Sox have found their offensive groove with the series moving back to Houston. The Red Sox have scored […]

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 October 12, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine In what some people are calling the real World Series, the Boston Red Sox will face the Houston Astros in the 2018 ALCS. This series will be a repeat of last year’s ALDS in which the Astros eliminated the Red Sox in four games on their way […]

Posted on October 5, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros will begin their quest to repeat as world champions when their ALDS series against the Cleveland Indians begins on Friday. This series will bring together the last two American League champions. However, these two teams have not met in the postseason either of the […]

Posted on February 16, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After winning the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros have nowhere to go but down. However, the Astros approached the offseason as if they wanted to reload for another championship run. On paper, the Astros may be even better in 2018 than they were in 2017. Can […]

Posted on January 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros have acquired Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and this time it’s for real. Earlier this week, there were reports that a deal between these two teams involving Cole had gotten done. However, those reports turned out to be premature. This […]

Posted on November 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The World Series may have just ended, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about next year. Sportsbooks have already listed their betting favorites for the 2018 World Series. Of course, there will be plenty of offseason transactions over the course of the winter, so things […]

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 31, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The 2017 World Series has had more twists and turns than any Fall Classic in recent memory. Game 5 by itself was an intense rollercoaster ride that saw the Houston Astros take a 3-2 series lead, putting them one win away from their first World Series championship […]

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 […]

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