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Evan Gattis Hits Two Home Runs To Lead Houston Astros Over Yankees For 71st Win

Hump Day was a good day for Evan Gattis and the Houston Astros. Led by a pair of home runs hit by Gattis the Astros beat the Yankees 6-2. It gave the team it's 71st win of the season, and gave them more wins than they had last season and the most since 2010 when they won 76 (a total they can surpass easily before the season is over).With two home runs Gattis is now tied for the league...
Via FatManWriting
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vivid Cabaret Strippers Offer to Help Yankees 'Forget' Their Awful Play

VIVID CABARET NEW YORK GIRLS WITNESS YANKEES LOSE 15-1 TO THE HOUSTON ASTROS, OFFER IMMEDIATE STRESS RELIEF Vivid Cabaret New York Girls Priscilla and Abby were at Yankee Stadium last night and watched in disbelief as the Yankees were routed by the Astros 15-1. New York, NY -- “I felt bad for the Yankees,” explained Vivid Cabaret NY girl Abby. “I’ve met so many of the...
Via Bob's Blitz
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Butthurt Yankees whine, clear bench after Carlos Gomez flies out

After Houston Astro Carlos Gomez gets emotional near home plate after making an out, the Astros and Yankees' benches clear - because the butthurt Yankees were upset Cargo was mad at himself. Couple of innings later, Gomez made sure not to upset Joe Girardi any further with displays of emotion. Electing instead to hit a 3-run home run for a 15-0 lead.Please follow us on Twitter for...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez jaws with Yankees after bat toss

Carlos Gomez rubs a lot of people the wrong way. On Tuesday, he rubbed some members of the Yankees wrong when he popped up in the sixth inning of a 9-0 game and angrily flipped his bat. Gomez came up an inning later with the Astros’ lead extended to 12-0, and he launched a three-run homer off of Chris Capuano. And just to top things off, in the bottom half of the seventh...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Apparently, We’re The Bad Guys…

First off, an irony report: The day after I wrote an article on hit low-hit/no-hit games aren’t quite as special as they used to be, Mike Fiers , who the Astros acquired in the Carlos Gomez trade, tossed a no-hitter. Since I live in the Houston region, I was lucky enough to catch the last inning of the game. [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros, Dallas Keuchel have discussed long-term deal

The Houston Astros are currently riding a tremendous high as they sit atop the AL West and the possibility of them getting to the postseason is getting closer to becoming a reality. Their team is comprised of several young talented players. Unsurprisingly the team is considering locking up some of their young talent as soon as possible.  One piece the Astros have discussed locking...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros are legit, even with their mediocre road record

Lance McCullers & Jason Castro – Photo Credit – Gilbert Bernal The biggest question of this season, and there is usually one of these type of teams, was “are they for real?” Remember back in 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays had their hot start and everyone was just waiting for them to falter. It never happened. They rode that wave all the way to the World Series, and they have...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros’ Orbit dances to “Single Ladies” and it is fantastic

You read that right. The Houston Astros‘ world-famous mascot, the always upbeat Orbit, has made quite a name of himself in recent history, anchoring rather praise-worthy bids in Houston. This time, Orbit has completed the ultimate entertainment task: he nailed the “Single Ladies” dance and it was everything you would hope hope. Sit back, relax and enjoy the greatness of Orbit’s...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson has lost starting job with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have struggled in the second half this season, scuffling their way to a 16-17 record after the All-Star Break. Rookie center fielder Joc Pederson has also struggled since a breath-taking performance in the Home Run Derby, hitting just .163/.333/.293 with only three homers in 30 second-half games. Manager Don Mattingly isn’t exactly enamored with the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pine tar on glove during a no-hitter? No way, says Astros' Fiers

After Houston Astros right-hander Mike Fiers absolutely baffled the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night at Minute Maid Park, tossing the Astros' 11th no-hitter, some social media users began speculating that he did so with pine tar on his glove.Of course, doing so would be against the rules of the game as 'foreign substances' are illegal. However, Fiers flatly denied any wrongdoing...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: recapping Mike Fiers’ no-hitter

The Houston Astros finished a ten game home stand Sunday by finishing off the sweep of the LA Dodgers. They finished their home stand 7-3 after returning home from a 2-8 road trip. The team won two of three against the Detroit Tigers, split a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and swept the Dodgers. The team bounced back very well from a horrid road trip to begin the month...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Gray thanks Astros' Keuchel for gift of beard grooming kit

Maintaining a 'proper' facial hair situation requires effort and organization. Few in MLB know that better than Dallas Keuchel, the Houston Astros' ace who is currently sporting one of the bigger beards in the game. Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray, meanwhile, has recently begun 'letting it all grow out', though it's taking him a bit of time. As a result, Keuchel apparently...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers unconcerned about Mike Fiers’ alleged pine tar use

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are unconcerned about allegations that Mike Fiers may have had pine tar in his glove during his no-hitter on Friday night. Players like Carl Crawford and manager Don Mattingly downplayed photos that surfaced showing a shiny substance in the Astros pitcher’s glove. “I don’t want to take anything away from his night,” Crawford told the Los...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers throws no-hitter, appears to use pine tar in doing so (photo)

Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers accomplished a feat on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers that makes the team’s magical run even more special. Fiers threw a no-hitter in the team’s 3-0 win and produced 10 strikeouts on 134 pitches. But it sure looks like he utilized some artificial help to get a leg up on hitters. Check out this shot of Fiers’ glove, and notice...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Mike Fiers have pine tar in his glove during no-hitter?

    Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, and questions have arisen about whether or not he had some illegal assistance. MLB Network picked up the feed of the game as Fiers was going for the no-hitter in the ninth inning, leading to a much larger TV audience. Many fans noticed during a zoomed-in shot that Fiers appeared to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Pitcher Throws No-no…Causes Controversy

Friday night, Mike Fiers became the fifth pitcher to throw a no-hitter in 2015…a 134-pitch, 3-0 gem over the Los Angeles Dodgers. But, it was that 134th pitch (a called strike on Justin Turner) that got the internet talking about the Houston Astros righty. More specifically…Fiers’ glove. #Dodgers get “no hit” by Fiers and that mysterious gloss in his glove. #Conspiracy...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal complains about umps' strike zone after no-hitter

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit by Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers in a 3-0 loss at Minute Maid Park on Friday night, a game after they were two-hit in a loss to the Oakland A’s. Fiers walked three batters — one in each of the first three innings — before retiring the final 21 in a row. The guy carved up the Dodgers’ lineup, striking out 10 while throwing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers throws no-hitter against the Dodgers

On Friday night, Houston Astros starter Mike Fiers threw the fifth no-hitter of the 2015 season, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0. Fiers struck out ten, walked three, and threw 134 pitches during the no-hitter. This is Houston’s first since a combined no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in 2003 and the first by a single pitcher for the Astros since the late Darryl Kile in 1993....
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Springer hoping progress, video game therapy expedite return to Astros' lineup

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is still stuck on the outside, watching his teammates every day as they try to maintain their lead in the AL West.  His wrist injury sustained in a HBP back in early July has subsided enough to let him be cleared for baseball activities last week, but as of Thursday he has yet to begin hitting's Chandler Rome updated Springer...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Altuve, Cabrera mess around at first base

As players in Major League Baseball, it’s completely normal to be friends with guys on other teams. You don’t need to be exclusive to just your teammates. A lot of these players came up through the minor leagues together and remained close or at least friendly. And often, when a player gets a base hit and ends up stationed at a base, players will talk to each other and even...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have altered their fate

Twenty one games into the 2015 season, the Houston Astros were 14-7. It was a delightful story because at the time even the Astros seemed to think they were a year or two away from real contention, and there they were seven games above .500 before the end of the first month of the season. At the time, I noted that their early season success put them in a situation where they were...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have come all the way back from their 0.0 ratings

As recently as last year, the Houston Astros were drawing low ratings on their now-defunct Comcast SportsNet regional sports network. In fact, they were so low, they registered a 0.0 more than once. The fact that the Astros had put a poor product on the field and Comcast SportsNet Houston was only distributed to 40% of the market contributed to the lowest possible ratings. Fans in...
Via Awful Announcing
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ playoff push prompts rescheduling of Taylor Swift

The Houston Astros have not only surprised the rest of the baseball world with their arguably improbable run to the playoffs this season: They may have even surprised themselves. How else can it be explained that the team allowed a Taylor Swift concert to be scheduled at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 13, smack dab...Read More The post Astros’ playoffs push prompts rescheduling of Taylor...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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