Tag Archives: Astros

All those Errors but no Unearned Runs

Friend of the VORG Dan Wachtell alerted me to the fact that the Astros managed to commit five errors Thursday night in a 10-1 loss, but those errors did not lead to even a single unearned run.  Dan wondered if … Continue reading

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Its Like They Never Left

When it comes to coming up with the opening and final series of each season, the MLB schedule makers generally try for natural intradivision rivalries . . . Red Sox and Yankees, Cubs and Cardinals, Dodgers and Giants.  In the … Continue reading

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The Anagrammatic Battery

It was just a quiet Friday night.  Jarred Cosart had been called up for his big league debut with the Astros, and then my Twitter feed went nuts: Sam Miller @SamMillerBP holy cow via @suss2hyphens Cosart and his catcher Castro … Continue reading

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Teams with the Worst Plate Discipline of All Time

As of Saturday morning, the Houston Astros offense has accrued all of five walks (against 56 strikeouts) in their first four games.  While it is unlikely they will continue to average 1.25 walks and 14 strikeouts per game, their extremely … Continue reading

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One Player’s Saves greater than Another Team’s Wins

This afternoon the Orioles’ Jim Johnson notched his 41st save of 2012, nailing down a 5-3 win over the White Sox.  That save puts him temporarily ahead of the Astros total wins (40) this year. If Johnson can keep the … Continue reading

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No Relief for Breaking Brad

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we examined the record-setting “one-batter” relievers.  Apparently Astros’ manager Brad Mills reads the VORG, as he decided to go and set a one-game record for one-batter relievers last night during Houston’s … Continue reading

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Astro-nomical Miles to Go Before They Sleep

Just a quick post to point out that with the announcement of the move of the Astros to the AL West as soon as 2013, we’ll see the Houston club make longer trips to face their in-division rivals. Miles from … Continue reading

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