Tag Archives: Ken Giles

Posted on July 20, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The all-star break has come and gone and now it’s time to get excited about the second half of the MLB season. Five of the six divisions in baseball have five games or less between first and second place, so there is all to play for in the […]

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 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 December 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Houston Astros managed to win the 2017 World Series despite a shaky bullpen. If they’re going to repeat as champions in 2018, improvements in the bullpen need to be made, and the Astros are already working hard to make that happen. On Friday, Houston agreed to […]

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 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 23, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The 10 teams that made it to the baseball postseason this year could all be considered legitimate threats to reach the World Series. That being said, there should be little surprise that the Dodgers and Astros are the two teams left playing in the 2017 World Series. […]

Posted on October 21, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine There’s nothing quite like a winner-take-all Game 7, and we should be in for a doozy Saturday night in Houston. The way the Yankees and Astros have duked it out all series, it’s only fitting that this series go to a Game 7. With all due respect […]

Posted on October 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Boston Red Sox are alive and kicking. After a couple of demoralizing losses in Houston, the Red Sox fought back in Game 3 of the ALDS, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Astros 10-3 and keep the series going. Of course, Boston’s work isn’t […]

Posted on March 23, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine On paper, the Houston Astros were one of the biggest winners of the offseason. They made several bold moves to improve an already potent lineup. But will those moves be enough to get the Astros back to the playoffs in a competitive AL West? Rotation Houston’s rotation […]

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine The first week in August is not an ideal time for a major bullpen shakeup, especially for a team that’s competing for a postseason spot, but that’s exactly what the Houston Astros did on Tuesday. Houston announced Tuesday that Luke Gregerson, who began the season as the […]

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