Houston Strong! ~ That’s Who We Are!

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September 2, 2017: The Astros and the Mets played a doubleheader in dedication to the people of Houston and South Texas who have been devastated by the largest hurricane rainfall in American history.

 

The New Logo Patch That the Astros Will Be Wearing was premiered and Mayor Sylvester Turner threw out the first pitch.

 

Like the Good Captain of the Good Ship, Astros Manager A.J. Hinch grabbed the mike prior to Game One to communicate the Astros’ concern and appreciation for all who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. He also lauded the Mets for their help in both making the twin bill possible, and for reaching out to the people of Houston with the Astros on the Friday day off they used to make contact with displaced fans. It was a beautiful thing to watch.

 

In a moment of historical irony, the Astros had to face pitcher Matt Harvey, #33 of the Mets, in Game One. Fortunately for the ‘Stros, this Harvey didn’t bring his “spitball”.

 

HOUSTON STRONG! ~ THAT’S WHO WE ARE!

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 82 53 .607  
2 ANGELS 70 66 .515 12.5
3 MARINERS 68 68 .500 14.5
4 RANGERS 67 68 .496 15.0
5 ATHLETICS 58 77 .430 24.0

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

ASTROS 12, 4 – METS 8-1 (doubleheader)

ANGELS 7 – RANGERS 4                 

MARINERS 7 – ATHLETICS 6

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 511 183 36 4 21 .358
2 AVISAIL GARCIA CWS 419 137 22 4 14 .327
NR * CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
3 ERIC HOSMER KC 505 160 24 1 22 .317
4 JOSH REDDICK HOU 422 130 28 3 12 .308
5 JONATHAN SCHOOP BAL 519 159 31 0 30 .306
6 JOE MAUER MIN 432 131 29 1 6 .303
7 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 508 154 44 6 20 .303
8 JEAN SEGURA SEA 440 133 26 1 8 .302
9 JOSE ABREU CWS 518 156 36 4 26 .301
10 ELVIS ANDRUS TEX 540 162 37 4 16 .300
OTHER TOP 40 ASTROS
12 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 456 135 25 0 30 .296
13 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 384 113 25 0 21 .294
14 tie YULI GURRIEL HOU 454 133 36 1 15 .293
22 ALEX BREGMAN HOU 461 132 31 5 16 .286

NR * LOST TIME ON THE DL HAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED CORREA FROM AN OFFICIAL QUALIFYING PLACE IN THE RANKING OF TOP 40 HITTERS.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “Houston Strong! ~ That’s Who We Are!”

  1. Tom Hunter Says:

    It seemed poetic that the pitcher the Astros faced in their first game back home in Houston and knocked out of the box after two innings was named Harvey. A prophetic harbinger of a strong comeback and finish to the regular season–and beyond? Let’s hope so.

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