The Houston Astros overcame a four run deficit to defeat the Texas Rangers by a final score of 5-4. Matt Dominguez delivered the walkoff RBI single (off the wall) to give the Astros the series win. Scott Feldman allowed four early runs in his five innings of work. Jesus Guzman and Chris Carter each provided RBI singles with the bases loaded, but the Astros threat was squashed with two straight strikeouts. George Springer tied up the game with a two-run home run in the seventh inning. The Astros bullpen pitched four scoreless innings and Matt Dominguez drove in Dexter Fowler to send Houston fans home on a happy note. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
“Singleton’s progressing,” Luhnow said. “We see him as a guy who’s close to being able to contribute at the Major League level. We’re excited. We’ve all seen the reaction the fans had at bringing up prospects like [George] Springer and last year with [Jarred] Cosart and we have more coming. I would say Singleton is on deck.”
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Josh Fields‘ “spike curveball” he learned from Brent Strom.
- Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on the Astros latest DL move.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— ‘Stros Fan (@astroslogy) May 15, 2014
For starters, there is the not insignificant matter of Covington’s robust D-League production this season. The 23-year-old averaged more than 23 points and 9 rebounds per game in 42 appearances with the Vipers while knocking down 37 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc – numbers that earned Covington a first team spot on the All-D-League squad. He also cleaned the glass exceptionally well for his position, ranking among the D-League’s top 15 forwards in both offensive and defensive rebound rate. He finished the season grouped among the league leaders in steals and blocked more than a shot per game as well. Then there is the undeniable fact that the Tennessee State product certainly looks the part, possessing the size (6-8), length (7-2 wingspan) and quickness necessary for those hoping to earn a decent living on the wing.
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) recaps the season that was for the Rockets starters.
- Dave Leonardis (Bleacher Report) tells us which Rockets he would get rid of this offseason.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
It was Johnson who said the Texans “suck” in 2013, two games before owner Bob McNair fired Gary Kubiak as coach. It was Johnson who weekly met with the media after defeat upon defeat became 2-14, whispering honest answers as he attempted to explain what was wrong with a squad that began the year as a Super Bowl hopeful.
- Patrick D. Starr (State Of The Texans) takes a look at a few undrafted free agents that signed with the Texans.
- Lance Zierlein (Sideline View) takes a look at the Texans draft.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Andre Johnson isn’t going anywhere. He won’t get traded. He isn’t retiring. They’ll get it worked out with AJ. They always do. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 14, 2014
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