A closer look at futility
Facts about the Astros:
• They are 111-213 over the past two seasons, a .343 winning percentage.
• Their $25 million projected Opening Day payroll would be baseball’s smallest since the 2008 Marlins were at $21 million.
• They are joining the American League this year after playing in the National League from 1962 to 2012, including the first three years as the Houston Colt .45s.
• Since 1900 only two major league teams have switched leagues: the Astros and the Brewers, who jumped to the National League in 1998.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||10||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||4|
|LA Angels||0||Top 12th Inning|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||1|
|Minnesota||3||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Toronto||6||Top 9th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||2||Top 4th Inning|
|Atlanta||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|
|Indiana||22||2nd Qtr 6:15|