He finished at . with 47 home runs and 115 RBI two years after being the NL Rookie of the Year. When Bonds set the single-season record with 73 home runs in 2001, the first of his four consecutive MVP seasons, baseball’s home run king also had the best 60-game start in the majors over the past 100 years with 32.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:35 am
I’m trying to figure out this whole not licking my fingers thing,” catcher Dustin Garneau said. I lick my fingers every pitch. Pitchers try anything for a good grip.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:01 am
As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League Baseball released its 60-game schedule, there was continued evidence of the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:23 am
The University of Houston athletics department announced several budget cuts on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. The school will cut 18 jobs administrative and support staff positions in the department by the beginning of the 2021 fiscal year, which starts Sept. 1. Houston will cut its operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year by 7.5% and its administrative budget in the same time frame by 10%.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:00 am
Although four Astros remain absent from summer camp workouts with no timetable for a return, manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday he isn’t counting any of them out for opening day. The group includes reigning American League Rookie of the Year Yordan Alvarez and veteran reliever Joe Smith, both of whom are primed for vital roles should the regular season be played. Pitchers Jose Urquidy and Josh James — prohibitive favorites to enter the team’s starting rotation — also remain away from the ballpark.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 10:40 pm
I thought originally someone had tested positive and we were all kind of in the same room, I guess,” Pressly said. I thought everybody was kind of hitting the panic button. The problem was no results at all.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 10:31 pm
Major League Baseball released its 2020 season schedule on Monday. Every team will play a 60-game schedule entirely against teams in their own geographic region to limit travel. The season will open on July 23 with a pair of games.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:39 pm
Boras said representing baseball players like Alex Bregman is what his company is all about. The motivation here for us is that we’re in the business of representing the game’s greatest players,” Boras said. As I said we only do baseball.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:54 pm
The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros are scheduled to open the 2020 season at home on July 24. Major League Baseball announced it coronavirus-shortened season on Monday evening when it was revealed that both of the Lone Star state’s teams will open up at home. Although state mandates say that events may be held in outdoor stadiums at 50 percent capacity, neither the Rangers or the Astros are expected to allow fans in the stands, at least to start the season.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:05 pm
The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays. General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. A handful of players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:55 pm
Rememeber when the Phillies traded Ken Giles to Houston? The headliner of the deal coming back was Vince Velasquez, no matter what you might have thought about Mark Appel. Velasquez was the one that would grow into a semi-dominant arm in the Phillies rotation, signaling the beginning of the Matt Klentak era.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:00 pm
Astros general manager James Click said the delay in testing results and the contagious nature of the coronavirus led to the decision to cancel a full day of workouts. “Despite these delays over the holiday weekend, we’re optimistic that this process will be ironed out and we’ll be back on the field and ready to compete for a championship soon,” Click said. Hours later, the Astros said they had received the delayed test results and would work out Tuesday.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:00 am
HOUSTON ASTROS SCHEDULE: Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners – (July 24-29; 4 games) Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers – (July 28-29; 2 games) Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angles – (July 31-Aug. games)* Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks – (Aug. games)* Houston Astros vs Oakland A’s – (Aug.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:15 am
Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. The St. Louis Cardinals also scrubbed their practice for the same reason. Nick Markakis became the second Atlanta Braves veteran to opt out of the season, swayed by a phone call with teammate Freddie Freeman, who has been stricken with COVID-19.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:10 am
Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa both agree that the truncated campaign will work in the Houston Astros’ favour.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 9:20 am
Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick admitted that relations between players and fans have been damaged
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:58 am
Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros said Sunday they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series last year, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 10:57 pm
Gerrit Cole’s departure to join the New York Yankees in free agency left a gaping hole in Houston’s rotation entering the season. The Astros hope the return of Lance McCullers will help lessen the blow. The 26-year-old McCullers is healthy and ready to go after missing last season following Tommy John surgery.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:39 pm
Max Scherzer and a group of MLB All-Stars forms a secret training camp in Florida.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:49 pm