Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day – Omar Infante vs Lucas Harrell

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 6 games 10-23 2-2b, 2 HR, 2 BB .435/.480/.783...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros News: Will Lucas Harrell get a chance to succeed?

Houston Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell got knocked around by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday night. Harrell only lasted three innings giving up five earned runs, while walking three and striking out three. This start is something of a microcosm of Lucas Harrell's career. Harrell is not a flame-thrower, his fastball sits around 92mph. He's also not a control...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrell hopes to return to 2012 form for Astros

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Houston's Lucas Harrell won a team-best 11 games as a rookie in 2012 before a terrible season in which he led the American League with 17 losses and got bumped from the rotation and into the bullpen. Harrell made some offseason adjustments, and even though he knows it will be tough, he'...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anti-Cy Young Awards

The first annual Dan Meyer Awards were a big success. While most of the world is focusing on players that succeeded in 2013, the DMAs focused on the dark side of batting statistics. Today, we are focusing on pitchers who were terrible in 2013. And despite this being more of a pitching era than a hitting era, there are no shortage of terrible pitching performances in this past season...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Lucas Harrell, Astros Sinkerballer Supreme

When Lucas Harrell takes the mound this weekend against the Tigers, batters can expect to see a lot of two-seam fastballs. The Houston Astros right-hander has thrown his signature pitch 61.8 percent of the time this season. In his most recent start — a shut-down effort against the Yankees — 75 of his 105 pitches were two-seamers averaging 92.4 mph. Harrell has been specializing...
Via Fangraphs
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Exploring the Arsenal – Lucas Harrell

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Despite taking loss, Astros' Harrell impresses

The Houston Astros don't expect right-hander Lucas Harrell to perform regularly as he did Friday, when he struck out a career-high nine batters in a 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Harrell, however, took a major step in his continuing development by working out of trouble two of the few times he ran into it. After allowing a triple to Shin-Soo Choo and a sacrifice fly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrell takes another step in development

HOUSTON It is difficult to fathom a pitcher unrenowned for strikeouts could be so oblivious to setting a new career standard in that category, but Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell was that pitcher on Friday night. There was a game plan to execute and a bigger picture to keep in view, thus the strikeout tally wasn't foremost on the mind of someone who's all too easy to...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrell earns way into Astros' rotation

Lucas Harrell has appeared in 17 games in the Major Leagues, including six for the Astros in 2011, so starting the second game of the season is not a debut of any sort. But it seems like a new beginning for the 26 year-old right hander. Harrell did not make the rotation due to an injury or due to a lack of options. Harrell earned his way on to the team after posting a 2.16 ERA in...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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