The uniform and league have changed, but 12 seasons later Albert Pujols still tortures the Astros.
Houstonians still fear Albert Pujols, and on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park he proved that their dread is deserved. At the site of many of his biggest home runs, Pujols launched one more against the Astros, snapping the Angels’ six-game losing streak with one vicious swing.
Dallas Keuchel is only 21 innings into his season but already on numerous occasions has remarked on his chemistry with new Astros catcher Brian McCann.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Tuesday because of a right hand contusion suffered in Saturday's win in Oakland
The next step in the development of Astros right-hander Joe Musgrove will be finding a way to pitch deeper into games, which means more efficient pitch counts and navigating through the batting order for a third time with more success.
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[Richard “Goose”] Gossage recently lashed out against modern closers — including all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera — arguing that they aren’t used in the right situations and that cheaply earned saves exaggerate closers’ value compared to the pitchers of his day.
I mean, “possibly go wrong.” That’s the first thing that’s ever gone wrong with MLB’s video review.
The Pirates will now have to navigate the NL Central for half the season without one of their best players.
Last year’s World Series champs aren’t off to a great start.