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  1. 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…

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Star Trek into Darkness

    Phillies 3, Marlins 0: Cliff Lee shuts out the Marlins on three hits. Granted, it doesn’t take anyone as good as Lee to shut out the Marlins, but that’s nothing that Lee could help. He was dominant. Just like Benedict Cumberbatch in that scene when he killed all those [alien race redacted to avoid spoilers]…

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

    May 21, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers 3, Brewers 1: After the last scene of Don Mattingly’s managerial life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that at many times along the path of his time in Los Angeles, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. Clayton Kershaw then whispered, “My precious…

  4. The Astros lost in spectacular fashion last night

    May 18, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Jake Elmore, Jimmy Paredes

    The Astros aren’t just losing a ton of ballgames, they are losing ugly. After Edgar Gonzalez pitched himself into a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth last night against the Pirates, he induced a fairly innocent looking pop-up to shallow right field which would have sent the game into extra…

  5. Daniel Bard is getting worse

    May 16, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard Reuters

    Daniel Bard has been a mess at Double-A this season and may have reached rock bottom last night, as the once-dominant Red Sox reliever walked five and uncorked two wild pitches in one inning of work. Just eight of his 30 total pitches were strikes and Bard has now walked 17 batters in 12.2 innings…

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 16, 2013, 6:31 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Mariners 12, Yankees 2: This one was over almost before it started, with Phil Hughes getting knocked around for seven runs in the first inning, which he did not escape. Raul Ibanez hit two homers and drove in six off his old team. Which, I imagine, will cause some columnist who has been lauding Brian…

  7. Jose Altuve takes bereavement leave from Astros

    May 14, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    altuve stance getty

    Houston has placed second baseman Jose Altuve on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother. Players on bereavement leave must be inactive for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days. Altuve left last night’s game with a dislocated jaw that he immediately vowed to play through, but now he’ll…

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

    May 14, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Braves Diamondbacks Baseball

    Braves 10, Diamondbacks 1: Justin Upton went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI. Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI. Martin Prado had a couple of hits and I suppose he was gritty. Gonna say that the first visit to Arizona for the Braves post-trade falls to…

  9. Jose Altuve collides with Jimmy Paredes, suffers subluxed right jaw

    May 13, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve, Jimmy Paredes

    UPDATE: According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Altuve told Astros manager Bo Porter than he thinks he can play Tuesday. Perhaps they’ll rest him just to be on the safe side, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll require a lengthy absence. 9:00 PM: Scary moment for the Astros tonight, as second baseman…

  10. UPDATE: The Mets signed Rick Ankiel to a one-year contract

    May 13, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel AP

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal, complete with the team’s plans for his playing time: Rick Ankiel in lineup tonight, playing center field. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 13, 2013 Terry Collins said Rick Ankiel will start against righties and Juan Lagares against lefties in center field. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 13, 2013 Bonus fun:…

  11. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  12. Astros designate Philip Humber for assignment

    May 12, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    philip humber getty

    Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have designated Philip Humber for assignment. He’ll either be released or outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City if he clears waivers. Humber opened the 2013 regular season in the Astros’ rotation but got demoted to the bullpen after seven disastrous starts. He wound up posting an…

  13. Roy Halladay apologizes to Phillies fans

    May 10, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    roy halladay getty

    It’s the night for apologies, apparently. Jack Morris apologized to Clay Buchholz earlier; now, we have Roy Halladay apologizing to Phillies fans for having pitched poorly and ultimately landing on the disabled list for a lengthy period of time. Halladay was booed walking off the field in the third inning of his start against the…

  14. Angels protest Astros’ illegal switch, win game anyway

    May 10, 2013, 12:54 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros

    Here’s a new one: with the Angels batting with two on and two out in the seventh inning Thursday, the Astros went to bring in left-hander Wesley Wright to face left-hander J.B. Shuck. The Angels promptly countered with right-handed hitting Luis Jimenez. And then the Astros suddenly countered with right-hander Hector Ambriz. If that sounds…

  15. Astros release outfielder Rick Ankiel

    May 9, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel AP

    This hardly comes as a surprise, but Sara Eckert of CSNHouston.com reports that the Astros have officially released outfielder Rick Ankiel. Ankiel was designated for assignment earlier this week as part of a mini-roster shakeup and passed through waivers unclaimed. While the 33-year-old outfielder ranked second on the Astros with five home runs, he was…

  16. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 9, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

    Angel Hernandez, Bob Melvin

    Indians 4, Athletics 3: Angel Hernandez said there was not enough evidence with which to overturn the original call of double on Adam Rosales‘ would-be game-tying home run.  Of course, the replay clearly shows that it was a home run, with the ball hitting off the railing above the wall.  This is pretty simple: If…

  17. Phil Humber could lose spot in Astros rotation

    May 6, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox

    Phil Humber the 21st perfect game in baseball history on April 21 against the Seattle Mariners last year, and it’s been all downhill ever since. The once-prized prospect in the New York Mets system has logged a 7.79 ERA since the perfecto over 121.1 innings. At 8.82, his 2013 ERA is the worst in the…

  18. Astros designate Rick Ankiel for assignment

    May 6, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel

    The Astros, sitting at 8-24 in last place in the AL West, have designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment, tweets Houston Chronicle beat writer Brian T. Smith. It was one of a handful of moves the Astros made day, also designating Fernando Martinez for assignment, calling up Jimmy Paredes and Trevor Crowe, demoting Brandon Laird…

  19. Do the Houston Astros have what it takes?

    May 6, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Houston Astros

    The Houston Astros have five pseudo regulars in thelr lineup — FIVE — who are striking out more than once per game. This is a rather astounding achievement, possibly historic, and it leads to my prediction that this team will get no-hit before the year’s out, maybe twice. They have already flirted with no-nos —…

  20. Astros move Erik Bedard to the bullpen

    May 5, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    erik bedard getty

    Veteran left-hander Erik Bedard will not be taking another turn in the Astros’ starting rotation. According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Astros have demoted Bedard to the bullpen and will name a new starting pitcher later this week. Bedard had allowed 24 hits, 12 walks and 17 earned runs in 18 2/3…

  21. Tigers bang out 17 runs, 21 hits in rout of Astros

    May 4, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera walks back to the dugout after being called out on strikes to give the San Francisco Giants the World Series during Game 4 of the MLB World Series baseball championship in Detroit

    This is going to dent the ol’ run differential. The Astros entered the night having allowed 51 more runs than they have scored, among the worst in baseball along with the Blue Jays and Marlins. The Astros are comfortably in first place in that department after getting pummeled by the Detroit Tigers 17-2 tonight, bumping…

  22. Alex Avila hits a two-run homer to win it in the ninth

    May 4, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

    Alex Avila

    It wasn’t a walkoff because the Tigers were on the road. Politics, man. Sheesh. But it was a two-run homer in the ninth to win the game for the Tigers by catcher Alex Avila, and that’s something. Jose Veras, the man who gave up the bomb, described it: “Sometimes things don’t go your way. That…

  23. You asked me questions on Twitter. I shall answer them.

    May 2, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Luke Leia

    The more basebally ones will be saved for tomorrow’s HBT Daily. Here are the ones that don’t lend themselves as well to video: Q: Better BlueJays manager? John Gibbons #1 or John Gibbons #2? Which one was played by Dick York? I liked that one better. Q: Why do you hate kittens? This is inspired…

  24. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 1, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 8, Nationals 1: That’s nine straight wins by the Braves over the Nats dating back to last season. Someone should ask Danny Espinosa if he’s impressed by the Braves yet. Tim Hudson notched his 200th career win. In pretty grand style, too: he homered and doubled in addition to pitching seven strong innings. Indians…

  25. 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…

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