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Astros all Smiles in 7-2 Boot-Stomping of Rangers Smyly - who has averaged 22.6 pitches per inning, third-most in MLB entering the game - threw 32 pitches in the first inning alone. In all, Smyly tossed 102 pitches in just 3 2⁄3 innings as he took the loss and remained winless in 2019.

Angels' Ohtani takes another step in return from Tommy John - Shohei Ohtani's drives into the seats at Angel Stadium came with an audience Friday, when the Los Angeles Angels' two-way standout took another step toward his return from Tommy John surgery. Ohtani took batting practice with teammates for the first time since the operation, preparing to return to the team this season as a designated hitter.

Game 19 Thread. April 19th, 2019, 7:05 CDT. Astros vs Rangers For more on this match up and the series match up, go HERE. Here's the Astros' lineup. Game 1: Friday, April 19th @ 7:05 pm CDT. Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 850 AM / Rangers - 105.3 The Fan, KFLC 1270. Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Rangers - FSSW.

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers FREE Live Stream: Watch MLB baseball online - TV Schedule, time, channel The Texas Rangers, led by left fielder Joey Gallo, host the Houston Astros, led by second baseman Jose Altuve, at Globe Life Park on Friday, April 19, 2019. First pitch is shortly after 8 p.m. Fans can watch the game online via ESPN+, which is offering a free trial.

Texas Rangers lineup for April 19, 2019 Asdrubal Cabrera left Wednesday night's game early after jamming his fingers diving into first base, but he is back in the lineup today, and Jeff Mathis is handling catching duties. The lineup:. Choo - DH. Santana - 2B. Elvis - SS. Mazara - RF. Gallo - LF.

Montas pitches A's past Houston to end Astros streak Montas pitched into the seventh inning to stop Houston's 10-game winning streak, Chapman homered for the third time in six games and the Athletics beat the Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night. "They've beaten us four times in a row and we have to have somebody go out there and put up some zeroes.

The Astros base running - A major weakness? Before we go into too much of the analysis, there's one aspect of our baserunning that we have to acknowledge:. Garry Pettis, the windmill himself. The Astros have always been aggressive in their running, often to the ire of some fans when it does not work out.

3 Discussion Items While the Astros 10 game win streak has sadly come to an end, after an off day, we're ready to get back at it with a new win streak against the Mall cops.

Astros Prospect Report: April 18th, 2019 Paredes started for the Woodpeckers and pitched well striking out 9 over 4 innings while allowing just 1 run. They got on the board in the 4th inning on a Beer solo HR, his 2nd, and a Meyers RBI double. The bullpen struggled though with Martin and Rodriguez allowing 2 runs each.

Maren Morris's Empowerment Pill Is No Placebo Maren Morris proved her devotion to female empowerment has teeth in a set of 19 songs that, in part, spoke to the issue pointedly, along with some good-time tunes and sad songs, a staple of country music according to the pop country superstar. She also told stories of how she came to realize her own superpowers in…

Astros Crawfish Boil: April 19th, 2019 Even baseball players find themselves in awkward conversations, and making up a fake job is just one of their outs.

On deck: Astros at Texas Rangers Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Sunday at 2:05 p.m.; Globe Life Park. TV/radio: ATTSW on Friday and Sunday, ATTSW+ on Saturday, FSSW all three days; 790 AM, 740 AM, 101.7 FM, 850 AM. Pitchers: Friday, RHP Justin Verlander vs LHP Drew Smyly ; Saturday, RHP Gerrit Cole vs RHP Adrian Sampson ; Sunday, RHP Collin McHugh vs RHP Shelby Miller.

Each AL West team's secret weapon Three weeks into the season, things are starting to shake out in the American League West. The Astros are on a run, rising to the top of the standings after a slow start. The Mariners have dropped back after their surprising 13-2 burst out of the gates.

Collin McHugh is all that so far I know we're just four starts in and you can't make any assumptions in a baseball season until September but maybe just maybe the Astros have found their third starter and he's been right under our nose the whole time. This is not something the organization had to realize.

MLB rumors: Dallas Keuchel open to one-year deal for 2019 with multiple landing spots in play The veteran lefty has remained unsigned much longer than anyone thought.

Dallas Keuchel could reportedly sign with Brewers, Phillies Dallas Keuchel seems to be willing to take far less money now than he was seeking during the winter, and the left-hander could be inching closer to signing with a team. ESPN's Buster Olney reported over the weekend that Keuchel is willing to sign a one-year deal, and Jon Heyman of Fancred has heard the same.

Astros-backed Memorial Park Golf Course to boast driving range expansion The Astros Golf Foundation is set to renovate and expand the driving range that exists at Memorial Park. It announced Thursday it received approval for the expansion from the Memorial Park Standards Committee. The renovation is part of the $13.5 million plan to make the golf course ready for Memorial Park to host the Houston Open by 2020.

Astros Have Best Odds to Win 2019 World Series After Winning Nine of Ten After a recent nine-game win streak, the Houstopn Astros now have the best odds to win the 2019 World Series at +350. Meanwhile, the Yankees, who were preseason favorites, have seen their odds get significantly longer thanks to injury concerns. Where does the value lie for MLB futures bettors?

Astros Minor League Recap: April 18th Astros Minor League Recap: April 18th, 2019. Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. Bukauskas got the start for the Hooks and struggled once again. He lasted just 2.1 innings allowing 6 runs while walking 5. His ERA sits at 19.13 after three starts.

Houston Astros: Two keys to cracking the Rangers on Easter weekend After having a ten game winning streak snapped in Oakland on Wednesday, the Houston Astros are poised to start a brand new one in Arlington this weekend.

2019 Series Preview #7: Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers The Astros head back to Arlington for Round 2 of the Lone Star Series against the Rangers.

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros - 4/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers meet in game one of a three game AL West division set in MLB action from Globe Life Park on Friday night. The Houston Astros will look to rebound after having their 10-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to the Oakland A's in their last outing.

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:. Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit.

Ryan Pressly is the Best Reliever in Baseball Since Joining the Astros. It's our other great relief pitcher, Ryan Pressly, who is the best reliever in baseball, at least since his arrival in Houston. First, let's look at this season. Here are the top relief pitchers in baseball as of April 17th, 2019 by FIP, xFIP, xwOBA and WHIP.

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