Think the Cubs are having a rough season? It's nothing compared to what's going on in Houston and Miami.
May 8, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and right fielder Brandon Barnes celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park.
But it's a Ryan nonetheless and one who could signal a much-needed turnaround for an Astros organization that just hasn't been able to get out of its way the past few seasons.
It was a rough night for the Astros' minor league affiliates as each of the four clubs took losses, but there were some bright spots, such as Thomas Shirley's nine strikeout performance and three hits from Domingo Santana.
The designated hitter turned 40 this season, and while Major League Baseball's part-timers only work for half of its teams, they are protagonists in the eternal debate between the game's progressives and purists.
The Pirates and the Houston Astros saw the dark sides of their bullpen during the first two games of the weekend series.
Matt Dominguez's ground ball in the 11th inning wasn't hit very hard, but it was all the Houston Astros needed.
Robbie Grossman played high school baseball at Cy-Fair High School, about 24 miles northwest of Houston's Minute Maid Park.
With the naming of Reid Ryan earlier today as Houston Astros President of Business Operations and a Letter of Intent agreement for the parent club to purchase the Corpus Christi Hooks from Ryan-Sanders Baseball later this year a long-term future for the Double-A club as an Astros affiliate at Whataburger Field is assured.
Jimmy Paredes was charged with an error that allowed the winning run to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates slipped past the Houston Astros, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game interleague set at PNC Park.
Sergio Perez, hoping to revive his career with the Oakland A's organization, rebounded from a disastrous outing with four solid innings in the Ports' 14-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Thursday at Stockton Ballpark.
A mother who chased down a man and ran into his car after he grabbed her 4-year-old says her "mother's instincts" kicked in when she launched her pursuit.
The draft team at TCB got together to make a list of the top corner infield prospects for the 2013 MLB Draft Corner infield is a group that primarily focuses around the players offense.
The Houston Astros get a taste of some National League baseball on Friday when they play the first of three games against their former division rival Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Tech's Masek finishes up a stellar junior season as one of the top college pitchers in the nation.