You think the Yankees can stop this Astros team?!? No chance! L.J. Hoes and Jesus Guzman each hit home runs, Dexter Fowler had two doubles, and Jose Altuve added two RBI as the Astros offense put up a six spot on C.C. Sabathia. Scott Feldman threw 6.2 scoreless innings and the Astros bullpen held on for the 6-2 win. Game 1 resulted in a win but there are still 161 more games to go. Playoffs?!? Check out the rest of the links for more on Houston sports.
Harry Doyle may have described Ryan’s pitch as just a bit outside — wide right, and nowhere near Craig Biggio’s outstretched glove — but the final destination didn’t detract from the significance of the pitch. It brought together two of the most beloved figures in Astros history: Ryan and Biggio, who 26 years ago were batterymates for one season and have both etched their legacies in Houston as two of the city’s greats.
- Tyler Stafford (Climbing Tal’s Hill) gives his Astros predictions.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) with everything you need to know from Opening Day.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— Houston Astros (@astros) April 2, 2014
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) says the Rockets are being critical of Comcast.
“As a result of Comcast’s inexplicable and abrupt withdrawal of its commitment to bid for the network there is now no clear path to a plan of reorganization and no certainty that creditors of any rank will be paid in full,” the Rockets said. Accordingly, it would be “inequitable and without justification” for the court to approve paying Comcast’s management fees.
- Richard Li (Red94) looks at how the Rockets play when certain players are on and off the court.
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) spoke with Dwight Howard who isn’t worried about his injury.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Rockets best defense is to switch everything until eventually Asik is the guy on the ball.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 2, 2014
Arian Foster will portray Ray Jennings, a highly-ranked prospect in the upcoming film “Draft Day,” which will hit theaters on April 11. The Browns’ general manager in the film, Sonny Weaver Jr., is played by Kevin Costner.
- Bryan Fischer (NFL.com) on Charley Casserly saying the Texans had a tougher choice in 2006.
- Corzo (BattleRedBlog) on Andre Johnson expecting a breakout season from DeVier Posey.
- Texans tweet of the day…
According to the NFLPA, the #Texans have $12,942,001 in salary cap room.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaro) April 1, 2014