HOUSTON - The Astros and Mano's Wines are introducing a line of limited edition wines that commemorate the team's World Series Championship. “We are thrilled to partner with Mano's Wines on the 'Championship Ring' wine,” said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. “Our fans have embraced our World Championship Ring as a unique and special symbol of the historic 2017 season, and this special-edition wine is another great way to showcase it. We look forward to giving Houston many more memorable seasons and reasons to celebrate.” Mano's says the “Astros Reserve” is a limited edition Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and Monterey Merlot handcrafted reserve. The blend has been aged for
White entered Tuesday's game after Marwin Gonzalez (arm) was spiked and forced to leave the game, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. Gonzalez, who was filling in at shortstop for the injured Carlos Correa (back), was removed with contusions on both his left wrist and left elbow after Oakland's Dustin Fowler caught his spikes on his left arm during a stolen base attempt in the top of the first inning. The resulting shift had Alex Bregman move from third base to short, Yulieski Gurriel slide from first base to third, and White taking over at first. Gonzalez is day-to-day, so White may get a start Wednesday.
Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with model Kate Upton and the MVP trophy after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Houston Astros advance to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.
It was an occurrence that at first blush appeared so routine it wasn't worthy of an afterthought: With two outs in the sixth inning on Saturday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch emerged from the dugout to remove right-hander Gerrit Cole from a game Houston comfortably led 7-1. Cole had just surrendered an RBI double to Detroit catcher James McCann, a sharp ground ball down the left-field line that scored Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos, who opened the frame with an opposite-field single to right. Those hits marked just the second and third allowed by Cole on the afternoon and, with Cole having grinded his way to 107 pitches, Hinch played things conservatively given the lead and the chance
ESPN News Services After giving up seven runs and a season-high 10 hits in 4⅔ innings, a frustrated Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone throughout Saturday's game. "The guy was god-awful,'' the Tigers starter said of Hoberg, following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston. "It was a bad day for him and for me. ... You can't give a team like the Astros extra strikes. It's just what it boils down to. I made my fair share of mistakes, but there's 10 calls about pitches inside the zone that he called balls. I let him know he missed 10.'' Josh Reddick and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back solo homers in the fifth to chase Fulmer, who said he felt like he had some of
Caption Close To start, when one of the five members of his formidable starting rotation tosses a game's first pitch, A.J. Hinch sits in a chair on the left side of the staircase that stands between the field and Astros' clubhouse. Scouting reports, spray charts and whatever else his front office's vast analytical department can formulate sit strewn before him on a small table protected by white towels. When the top half of the inning is over, the club's 44-year-old, fourth-year manager ascends the staircase. Often he straddles his legs between the second and third step. Each pitch consumes him. He flashes signs incessantly, claps when an at-bat is successful or pats a struggling player on the
Jose Altuve is the biggest star in this huge city. James Harden just topped LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry for NBA MVP. Which means my esteemed, wine-drinking colleague Dale Robertson is wrong yet again. And there's no way Deshaun Watson should be at the top of the 2018 “Houston 10.” Watson could be The One. But what he is at this moment is a second-year quarterback who started just six games and only played in seven for one of the worst teams in Texans history. If Watson leads this city's professional football team to the promised land for the first time on Kirby Drive, I'll gladly jump DW4 over Altuve and Harden, all the way up to No. 1. Right now, I honestly felt a little weird
Jul 14 (OPTA) - Box score from Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers on SaturdayHouston 9, Detroit 1 Detroit ab r h rbi bb so avg Jones cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .216 Goodrum 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .250 Castellanos rf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .308 Adduci 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .150 Martinez dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Rodriguez dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 McCann c 3 0 1 1 1 1 .228 Candelario 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .224 Iglesias ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Reyes lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .228 Fulmer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hardy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Farmer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Jimenez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 31 1 3 1 4 10 - Houston ab r h rbi bb so avg Springer cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 . ...