Apr 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Kyle Farnsworth against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bayou City Weekend Headlins: Houston Astros Sign Kyle Farnsworth, Struggles In Debut

The Houston Astros added a veteran presence to their bullpen, signing Kyle Farnsworth to a one-year deal. Farnsworth was with the New York Mets to start the season, and had a 3.18 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 17 innings before getting his release. The 38-year old was sent straight to the mound after signing before the game, and allowed two hits, two walks, and two runs in 2/3 of an inning of the Astros 6-5 win. Paul Clemens was optioned to Triple-A OKC to make room for Farnsworth. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.

 

Houston Astros

Small sample size that’s being dealt with, he’s doing remarkably well against righthanded pitchers: a .286 average with a .355 on-base percentage in 31 plate appearances. He has the same number of hits off southpaws, eight, as he does righties.

  • Ace Feltman (Climbing Tal’s Hill) takes a look at past Astros trades.
  • Howard Chen (CSN Houston) on the Astros adding Kyle Farnsworth to the bullpen.
  • Astros vs. LA Angels tickets are available for their upcoming series
  • Astros tweet of the weekend…

 

Houston Rockets

  • Sean Pendergast (Houston Press) says the Rockets have to grow up to be winners.

In the NBA, months of preparation and practice boil down to a few moments. This was one of those moments. “No three-pointers,” head coach Kevin McHale” reinforced, as they broke the huddle. That was the only thing that could end the series, a three-pointer.

 

Houston Texans

  • Drew Doughtery (Texans.com) on the rookies being pushed mentally at minicamp.

“We test them on many things,” O’Brien said. “We test them obviously on X’s and O’s according to their position and their unit. We test them on their knowledge of their teammates. We test them on knowledge of the organization. We test them all the time.”

 

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