The Texans Pass Rush Comes Alive In Season Opener, Texans Win 17-6
The Texans were able to start off the 2014 season on a good note with a hard fought win, ending what was a 14 game losing streak. It wasn’t a tightly executed game all the way around, but the Texans were able to make plays on defense and get a few things to bounce their way. There were some good things to come away with, especially on defense but there is plenty for the Texans to improve on. Continue reading →
The arrival of much anticipated George Springer brought a great deal of excitement to fans Wednesday but the Astros fail to pull out the victory in his debut.
Springer took many aggressive swings Wednesday night but was only able to get 1 hit in 6 plate appearances with one being a walk. Springer took numerous hacks at the ball throughout the night that appeared as though he was trying to literally tear the cover off the ball.
Not too many Major League players take those kind of aggressive swings on a consistent basis which should be exciting to watch the rest of the year because on any pitch there is a chance he could launch it off the wall above the Crawford boxes.
Springer was within a few tenths of a second of getting his first hit on his first plate appearance hitting a solid ground ball to the left of Royals’ shortstop A. Escobar, forcing a diving play and a throw on knees, getting Springer out on a close play. Continue reading →
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The Houston Astros are bringing up much George Springer from the minors about a month earlier than they would have liked in hopes of bringing some life to the lineup.
The Astros starting and relief pitching have both been a pleasant surprise for the most part through 14 games. They have kept the team in ball games, but have gotten little support from the bats in the team’s losses.
GM Jeff Luhnow and coach Bo Borter must feel strong (and a little desperate) about where the team could be in terms of record to have called up George Springer this soon into the season.
The Astros kept George Springer in Class AAA until this point because it guaranteed that Springer wouldn’t be able to become a free agent until 2020. Had the Astros brought Springer up before Aprill 11th, he would be able to become a free agent in 2019. Continue reading →