Houston Astros

Astros right-hander Brad Peacock provided Houston a strong pitching performance Monday that, in a vacuum, was more than sufficient for the opener of an extended four-game series. From a macro perspective, Peacock set the Astros on the path to winning the series by twirling five shutout innings in a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. With ace right-handers Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole scheduled to start the next two games at Minute Maid Park, Houston earned a distinct advantage by claiming the first contest, particularly with the White Sox utilizing the “opener” strategy on Monday and working through five members of their bullpen.
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: May 21, 2019, 2:26 pm
The New York Mets five-game losing streak came to an end after defeating the Washington Nationals 5-3 in MLB. New York scored four runs in the first three innings to take a lead they would never relinquish against Washington on Monday. It was a nice distraction from earlier headlines, which included questions surrounding manager Mickey Callaway’s job and a non-baseball related injury to Yoenis Cespedes.
Author: Omnisport
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:00 am
Backed by solo home runs from Jake Marisnick and Tyler White, Brad Peacock produced his third consecutive strong outing as the Houston Astros opened a season-long 10-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday. After surrendering a season-worst seven earned runs in an 8-2 loss at Minnesota on May 2, Peacock (5-2) has allowed one earned run over his last three starts and 17 innings, good for an 0.53 ERA. Peacock has produced 24 strikeouts against just five walks during that stretch, including nine strikeouts over five innings against the White Sox.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 21, 2019, 3:17 am
The St. Louis Cardinals on Monday requested unconditional release waivers on right-hander Luke Gregerson in a move that means they will recoup very little on their $11 million investment in the veteran reliever. The Cardinals signed Gregerson to a two-year deal before the 2018 season, but he pitched just 12 2/3 innings last season because of hamstring and shoulder issues. After posting a 7.11 ERA last year, the 35-year-old had a 7.94 mark in six appearances this year in a delayed start to the season because of lingering shoulder trouble.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:04 pm
Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable. The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston’s 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing without Altuve, on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, but that injury did little to slow Houston.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:48 am