Tag Archives: Houston Astros

Taken In by the Whirling Darvish

Despite a re-arranged lineup against lefty Dallas Keuchel, the only actual personnel change manager Dave Roberts has made for tonight’s game is to replace DH Joc Pederson with wounded third baseman Justin Turner, moving Logan Forsythe to third and inserting … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Whirling Darvish

I’ve made no secret of my lack of faith, to put it mildly, in Yu “The Whirling” Darvish, who I never saw as the star number one starting pitcher that others have seen, nor have I failed to express my … Continue reading

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Those Pesky American League Awards

Since I gave my ideas about the 2017 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year Awards for the National League yesterday, I guess it’s only fair to do the same for that other league: After pitching seven three-hit … Continue reading

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Dodgers Should be Embarrassed

At the so-far lowest point of the managerial career of new Dodgers’ skipper Dave Roberts, and as the vivid bright green hues of total embarrassment should be coloring every inch of Dodger Stadium, players’ faces included, we can rely on … Continue reading

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Underrated Angels Will Compete

As the 2016 season gets underway this weekend, the Los Angeles Angels are under the radar of most “experts” and despite a couple of question marks, they will complete in the talented American League West and I see a return … Continue reading

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Jered Weaver Demise a Bit Premature?

Facing the high-flying, hard-hitting, first-place Houston Astros tonight, Jered Weaver silenced critics who felt perhaps his time as a front line starter may had come to an end. Entering the game with a 0-4 record, an embarrassing 6.29 ERA, and … Continue reading

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In the Declining AL West, Angels Still By Far the Best

A year ago on the eve of the 2014 major league baseball season, the American League West was baseball’s strongest division. By the end of the season, the Angels had baseball’s best record, and the Oakland A’s had gone through … Continue reading

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How to Blow it Big-TIme in Houston

Jeff Luhnow has done a fantastic job building a team basically from scratch in Houston, stockpiling a wealth of great, young talent. However, he made a mistake in firing manager Bo Porter during the season, and compounded it much further … Continue reading

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Angels Get Revenge Against Houston Despite Another Disappointing C.J. Wilson Start

The Angels last night won their 15th game of their last 17, exacting revenge against the Astros, the only team they have lost to in a streak that now covers 2-1/2 weeks. And, it’s not like they are scraping through … Continue reading

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