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  1. The Rockies stun the Giants with a ninth-inning, two-run inside-the-park home run

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Brandon Barnes

    Not your typical game-winning RBI. That is, if game-winning-RBIs were still an official thing.

  2. Watch Brandon Barnes’ inside-the-park home run. If you care for that sort of thing.

    Jun 6, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Brandon Barnes

    Personally: I’m pretty lukewarm on inside-the-park home runs. Here’s why.

  3. Rockies place Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list

    Apr 21, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

    cuddyer getty

    Michael Cuddyer injured his left hamstring last Thursday and after sitting out the entire weekend while on the active roster the Rockies have placed him on the disabled list.

  4. Ryan Howard missed hitting for the cycle due to a questionable scoring decision

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard is one of the more unlikely candidates to hit for the cycle, but he was one friendly scorer away from the achievement on Sunday against the Rockies.

  5. Fun with roster construction, starring the Colorado Rockies

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    rockies logo

    The Rockies may have the most interesting and unintentionally hilarious roster going into Opening Day. They’ll carry 14 pitchers, including two that are injured (Jhoulys Chacin and Boone Logan, who don’t count against the 25-man limit), as well as two catchers, only five infielders, and six (six!) outfielders. The rotation will include Jorge De La…

  6. The Astros are playing dirty pool with a top prospect

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

    George Springer

    We know this is how it works. Phenoms get fewer September callups than they used to, and they rarely debut on Opening Day. Instead, it’s June that’s become the popular time for debuts, all in the name of delaying arbitration and free agency eligibility. On the one hand, it kind of sucks: much of the…

  7. Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes is Bane now

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    brandon barnes rockies bane

    Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post has an interesting note about Rockies backup outfielder Brandon Barnes, who’s been training while wearing an¬†altitude deprivation mask to prep for playing at Coors Field. I know this is a very Calcaterra-like thing to write a post about, but Barnes basically looks like Bane (admittedly with a much, much…

  8. Carlos Gonzalez will stay in left field for the Rockies

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

    carlos gonzalez getty

    There was some thought that Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez would move to center field for the 2014 season, but manager Walt Weiss put that idea to rest today. According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, CarGo will stay in left while center field is up for grabs between Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson, and Brandon Barnes. Gonzalez dealt…

  9. Rockies trade Dexter Fowler to Astros for Jordan Lyles

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Rich Dauer, Dexter Fowler, Pedro Alvarez

    Trade rumors have been swirling around Dexter Fowler for a while now and the Rockies have sent the center fielder to the Astros in exchange for right-hander Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes. Fowler is 27 years old with two seasons remaining before free agency and the Astros’ payroll is so low that the fact…

  10. The Astros lost their final 15 games

    Sep 29, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Chris Carter

    The Yankees brought half a team to Houston, but that was enough to get a three-game sweep and conclude the Astros’ historic season with 15 straight losses. They’re the first team since the 1899 Cleveland Spiders to lose their final 15 games. The Astros ended up 51-111. They’re the 12th team since 1900 ever to…

  11. Alex Rios hits for the cycle against the Astros

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers' Rios is congratulated by teammate Andrus and manager Washington after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers outfielder Alex Rios became the third player this year to hit for the cycle Monday, doing so in just six innings against the hapless Astros. Oddly enough, all three cycles this year have been contained entirely within the AL West. The Angels’ Mike Trout had one in May against the Mariners, and the Astros’…

  12. Brett Oberholtzer becomes first Astro to throw a complete game in 2013

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros

    24-year-old rookie Brett Oberholtzer blanked the Mariners over nine innings this afternoon, becoming the first Astro to throw a complete game since Jordan Lyles on September 30 last year. Lyles was also the last to throw a shutout. Oberholtzer allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out five. Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma was…

  13. Royals acquire Justin Maxwell from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have picked up outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Astros. The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton confirmed the deal, adding that the Astros are getting right-hander Kyle Smith in return. Maxwell gives the Royals another outfield option with David Lough having cooled off of late. With Lorenzo Cain primarily…

  14. Settling the Scores: Friday’s results

    Jul 20, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros

    After two horrible days without any baseball and two sub-optimal days without baseball that counted we’re finally back to normal. Fifteen games last night and games every single day until the end of October at the very least. Ahhhhh. What the heck got into the water in Houston? Brandon Barnes went 5 for 5 and…

  15. Brandon Barnes hits for the cycle

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros

    Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes doubled in the bottom of the eighth for his fourth hit in as many at-bats to complete the cycle. He homered in the second, tripled in the fourth, singled in the sixth, leaving himself a double short with one at-bat to go. The eighth-inning double also set up a rally as…

  16. Astros activate Justin Maxwell from the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    Justin Maxwell hit just .128 in 11 games while on a minor-league rehab assignment for a fractured left hand, but the Astros have activated him from the disabled list anyway. Maxwell has been out for nearly two months and in his absence Brandon Barnes has played well as the Astros’ starting center fielder, so it’ll…

  17. So, someone is going to have to be the AL Rookie of the Year, right?

    Jun 11, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    The AL fired off all its rounds with a 2012 rookie class that featured Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Jarrod Parker, Hisashi Iwakuma, Matt Moore, Tommy Milone and many others. This year, the strong rookie class is in the other league, with Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Julio Teheran leading the way and Yasiel…

  18. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 10, Marlins 6: Two three-run homers for Kelly Johnson. He also singled, doubled and stole a base. He has 24 RBI in 21 games in May. Six straight losses for the Marlins despite what was, for them anyway, an offensive outburst. Tigers 6, Pirates 5: While it was his second win in a row…

  19. Andy Pettitte got beat by Astros hitters he didn’t even know

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Andy Pettitte got knocked around by the Astros last night, allowing seven runs while failing to make it out of the fifth inning, and Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York writes that the Yankees left-hander wasn’t even sure who was doing the damage: What made it worse was that Pettitte couldn’t even name the hitters…

  20. Astros lose center fielder Justin Maxwell to a fractured hand

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    The Astros got a win over the Mariners on Tuesday to improve to 6-14 on the season, but they announced afterwards that center fielder Justin Maxwell suffered a fractured hand in the game. Maxwell was injured on a bases-loaded HBP in the third. It scored the Astros’ third and final run of the game in…

  21. Indians bang out 14 runs in first two innings against Astros

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros

    We knew that the 5-11 Astros, with a -20 run differential, were bad — but not this bad. The 5-10 Indians, with a -21 run differential themselves, bashed Astros starter Phil Humber for eight runs while recording only one out in the first inning. Dallas Keuchel relieved Humber after ten batters and recorded the final…

  22. Astros kick off the 2013 season with a victory

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Houston Astros

    The Houston Astros, playing their inaugural game as a member of the American League, defeated the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Opening Day in Major League Baseball. The Astros got on the board first in the fourth inning when Justin Maxwell tripled to left field on a fly ball that bounced high off of the wall…

  23. Opening Night lineups: Rangers vs. Astros

    Mar 31, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    minute maid park getty

    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Sunday night’s season-opening game between the Rangers and Astros at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET. It’s on ESPN. TEXAS RANGERS HOUSTON ASTROS 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 1. Jose Altuve, 2B 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Brett Wallace, 1B 3. Lance Berkman,…

  24. Fernando Martinez and the Astros show why the World Baseball Classic still has so far to go

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Fernando Martinez Getty

    Fernando Martinez stands as one of several players in the mix to make the Houston Astros’ outfield. But he has more up against him in that quest than just competition from Rick Ankiel,¬†Justin Maxwell, J.D. Martinez and Brandon Barnes. He has up against him his participation in the World Baseball Classic, where he will play…

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