Archive for the ‘Houston Astros’ Category

Cole, unbeaten since May, transformed by Astros analytics

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. "There was charts, video, matching charts," Cole recalled. Cole transformed into perhaps the best pitcher in the major leagues after that one-hour presentation, increasing the usage of his four-seam fastball and curveball, pretty much dropping his two-seam sinker and attacking the top of the strike zone far more frequently.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. George Springer homered in each of his first three plate appearances, shouldering the load until the Houston Astros broke free with a six-run fifth inning in their 13-5 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Astros clinched the American League West with their 102nd win, their ninth full-season division title and third in a row.

Weekend Sports in Brief

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Andy Green was fired as manager of the San Diego Padres on Saturday morning, about 12 hours after one of their worst losses this season seemed to sum up their second-half collapse. General manager A.J. Preller said Green, in his fourth season, was fired because the team had regressed in the second half. San Diego was 45-45 at the All-Star break but has played poorly since.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. George Springer homered in each of his first three plate appearances, shouldering the load until the Houston Astros broke free with a six-run fifth inning in their 13-5 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Astros clinched the American League West with their 102nd win, their ninth full-season division title and third in a row.

Tuesday’s Sports In Brief

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The move comes less than 24 hours after Shurmur refused to say Manning would remain the starter following two straight losses, the sixth time in seven years New York has gotten off to a 0-2 start. The 38-year-old Manning has been the Giants' starter since replacing Kurt Warner after nine games in the 2004 season, the year Manning was traded to New York by San Diego after it took him with the No. overall pick.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Astros GM: OF Springer to miss 'a couple days' Houston Astros outfielder George Springer received positive news from a medical evaluation and could return by the weekend, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday. Springer is listed as day-to-day after being carted off the field Tuesday following a head-first collision with the center field wall in Milwaukee.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Defending U.S. Open champion Djokovic retires injured Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open title defense came to a halt on Sunday when the Serb retired from his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka due to a shoulder injury. Wawrinka was leading 6-4 7-5 2-1 when Djokovic decided he could not continue.

This Week in US Sports: Astros injuries piling up, drama continues in Oakland and Dallas

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The 24-year-old has now spent significant time on the injured list with thumb, back and rib issues over each of the last three years and his back injury completely derailed his 2018 season and is now threatening to do the same in 2019. This is a concern for Houston not just this year, but in regard to the shortstop's long-term future. Elliott, Jones getting in their feelings Should Ezekiel Elliott be holding out right now?

Wednesday Sports In Brief

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1. Hicks led off the ninth with a tiebreaking blast to left-center field off Verlander (15-5), who leads the majors in strikeouts with 239 but ranks second in homers allowed with 33. The veteran right-hander retired the first 14 batters, with six strikeouts, before Rodriguez homered to the seats in right with two outs in the fifth.

A’s hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead theAthletics past the Houston Astros in a 7-6 home run derby of sorts Thursday night. Four players hit two home runs: Chapman and teammate Matt Olson along with Houston's Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa.