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June 19 - This Date in Astros History
June 19 - This Date in Astros History
June 19

1992 - Luis Gonzalez blasts a solo homer off Jim Gott in the 12th to shock the Dodgers, 2-1. Eric Anthony had gone deep early to tie it. Joe Boever tosses two perfect innings for the win.
1980 - Nolan Ryan and Joe Sambito team up to one-hit St. Louis, 2-0. Struggling with the flu, Ryan lasts seven innings before bowing out. Garry Templeton's third-inning double is the only Cardinal hit. Jose Cruz drives in both Astro runs with a single and sacrifice fly.
1972 - Larry Dierker hurls a one-hitter to blank the Mets, 3-0 . Duffy Dyer's third-inning single is the lone blemish on Dierker's night. Tommy Helms delivers four hits to lead the Houston offense. The day before, Jerry Reuss had tossed a one-hitter at the Phillies. The back-to-back one-hitters tie a major league mark and establish a club record.
1967 - Julio Gotay, filling in at second base while Joe Morgan is on military leave, goes 5-for-5 but the Cardinals outlast Houston, 5-4, in eleven innings. His last hit plates Bob Aspromonte to send the game to overtime. Roger Maris hits the game-winner off Barry Latman. Curt Flood ends it with a rare outfield unassisted double play, snaring a sinking liner by Bob Lillis then trotting to second base to double off Jim Landis.
1962 - Bob Aspromonte celebrates his 24th birthday with two hits and two runs scored as the Colts subdue the Giants, 6-4. Hal Smith homers. Dick Farrell escapes a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to save it for Dave Giusti.

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Date      Opp      Result
6/01     @OAK      W 5-1
6/02     @OAK*     W 6-4
6/03     @SEA      W 4-2
6/04     @SEA     W 11-5
6/05     @SEA     L 14-1
6/06     @SEA*     W 8-7
6/07      BAL      W 4-3
6/08      BAL*     L 4-1
6/09      BAL*     W 4-0
6/10      off        --
6/11      MIL     W 10-8
6/12      MIL      L 6-3
6/13      off        --
6/14      TOR     W 15-2
6/15      TOR*     W 7-2
6/16      TOR*    L 12-0
6/17     @CIN      L 3-2
6/18     @CIN      L 4-3
6/19     @CIN*      ----
6/20     @NYY       ----
6/21     @NYY       ----
6/22     @NYY       ----
6/23     @NYY*      ----
6/24      off        --
6/25      PIT       ----
6/26      PIT       ----
6/27      PIT*      ----
6/28      SEA       ----
6/29      SEA       ----
6/30      SEA*      ----

* - day game.

April record:  18 - 12
May record:    20 -  8
June record    10 -  6
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Houston Astros recap - 06/17/19 - Another Ugly Loss Taints Impressive Series

Another Ugly Loss Taints Impressive Series

Chirinos: Celebrates slam, 6 RBIs
(c) Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle
After smashing the Toronto Blue Jays for two days by the combined score of 22-4, the Astros got a taste of their own medicine on Sunday, losing in a 12-0 blowout. Brad Peacock allowed four runs and took the loss but Cionel Perez and Tyler White gave up the remaining eight tallies which makes it less concerning.

The Jays used several players with Astros connections to get their revenge. Trent Thornton, who was sent from Houston to Toronto for injured infielder Aledmys Diaz, worked 6-2/3rd innings of shutout ball. Teoscar Hernandez, a former Astro, smacked two homers and drove in four. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., younger brother of Yuli Gurriel, also homered and drove in four. Cavan Biggio, son of you-know-who, celebrated Father's Day with two hits for his Hall-of-Fame dad.

It wasn't a celebratory mood in the Houston clubhouse but the loss didn't actually hurt much either. The 48-24 Astros remained 9-1/2 games in front of the Rangers and comfortably in control of the division. They remained 1-1/2 games behind surprising Minnesota for the best record in the American League.

The defeat however continued a nasty trend of the past two months were the final game of the series, more often then not, is either a deflating loss or a game that drags into extra innings after blowing a late lead. For some reason, the Astros let their guard down during the series finale and they will need to fix that before reaching a Game Seven.

The highlight of the homestand, of course, was the unreal debut of Yordan Alvarez, who had bashed four homers in just his first week as a big leaguer. I know he won't be that way every week but he has definitely put the baseball world on notice what a fantastic star he could become.

Gerrit Cole and Framber Valdez were solid in the first two games of the series. Alvarez, Robinson Chirinos, Alex Bregman and the rest of the bats were blazing at times during the series. Chirinos belted a grand slam and drove in a career-high six RBIs in Friday's 15-2 rout.

Having completed a 5-3 homestand, the Astros take a week on the road to face the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees. The 31-38 Redlegs open Monday with Luis Castillo (6-1) facing Houston lefty Wade Miley (6-3) at the Great American Ballpark. Justin Verlander (9-2) looks to get back on track for the Astros on Tuesday night against Anthony DeSclafani (3-3) in the middle match. Both nights will begin at 6:10 pm Central. Cole (6-5) will pitch the 11:35 am Central finale opposite Tyler "U.S." Mahle (2-7).

Houston sent down outfielder Derek Fisher on Friday to call up righthander Rogelio Armenteros who entered Friday's blowout with three shutout innings for his first save. Jake Marinick injured his knee but an MRI proved negative. He may miss a few days and could be put on the injured list. Second baseman Jose Altuve has begun a rehab stint with AAA Round Rock and may rejoin the Astros by the end of the series. Altuve has been out of action since May 10th with hamstring and knee issues. Catcher Max Stassi is also in a rehab assignment and could be back with the Astros by the end of the road trip.

- Bob Hulsey

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Jays turns the tables in finale with Astros - CBC
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Thornton helps power Blue Jays in 12-0 rout over Astros - Field Level Media
Pressly always keeps dad close at heart - Astros.com
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On deck: Astros at Reds - Houston Chronicle
Thornton thwarts his old organization as Astros suffer blowout loss to Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
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Gurriel family celebrates Father's Day at MMP - Houston Chronicle
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Astros look to add Jays to sweeping list - Field Level Media
Alvarez shines in win over Blue Jays - Omnisport
Blue Jays brutally downed by Astros - Canada.com
Astros may have found All-Star in Alvarez - Sporting News
Rookie Alvarez homers again, Astros top Blue Jays, 7-2 - Associated Press
Barber forgoes University of Oregon baseball to sign with Astros - Chico Enterprise-Record
Astros rookie makes home run history while adding scary new dimension to lineup - Yahoo Sports
Richard offers up gutsy performance as Blue Jays try to survive Astros - sportsnet.ca
Peacock displaying good form heading into finale - Astros.com
Tucker homers twice for Express, up to 23 in '19 - Astros.com
Players share memories for Father's Day - Astros.com
Astros to play it safe with Marisnick's knee - Astros.com
Good grief! Pitcher loses cap on sharp liner - Astros.com
5 games. 4 homers. History for Astros phenom - Astros.com
MRI shows no structural knee damage for Marisnick - Houston Chronicle
Mayfield, Alvarez spark Astros over Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Chirinos hits slam, drives in 6 runs, Astros beat Blue Jays 15-2 - Associated Press
Altuve rejoins Round Rock Express for rehab assignment - KXAN-TV
Kate Upton sighting, rescue pets and Astros stars raise $400K at Tootsies in River Oaks - Houston Chronicle
Dodgers, Astros heavy favorites to square off in World Series - Sportsnaut
Valdez makes 2nd start Saturday vs. Blue Jays - Astros.com
Biggio's daughter pens 'Dear Dad' letter - Astros.com
No. 6 prospect perfect at the plate on Friday - Astros.com
njury updates: Altuve, McHugh, Springer, Smith - Astros.com
Alvarez homer stuns young fan - Astros.com
Biggio family celebrates Father's Day in Houston - Astros.com
Astros back Cole with home run barrage - Astros.com
Altuve, McHugh begin minor league rehab stints Friday - Houston Chronicle
Astros sign second-round pick Kessinger, fourth-rounder Barber - Houston Chronicle
Armenteros gives Astros bullpen some relief, team more Cuban flavor - Houston Chronicle
Marisnick leaves game with 'knee discomfort' - Houston Chronicle
Alvarez, Astros pulverize Blue Jays, 15-2 - Houston Chronicle
Several Astros in hunt for 2019 MLB All Star Game - Houston Press
Henley says farewell to Texas, moves on to Astros - 247Sports
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Astros mailbag: When will Jose Altuve return to action? - Houston Chronicle
Lee signs with Astros, takes batting practice at MMP - KPRC-TV
Stassi joins Express on rehab assignment - KVUE-TV
Astros to promote Armenteros, Fisher optioned to Triple-A - MLB Trade Rumors
Altuve, Springer among Astros nearing rehab assignments - MLB Trade Rumors
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Tucker continues to rake for Round Rock - Astros.com
Arm-weary Astros promote Rogelio Armenteros, send Derek Fisher back to minors - Houston Chronicle
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Brewers whiff 24 times, still beat Astros in 14 - Reuters
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Verlander struck out a career-high 15 batters against the Brewers - 12up
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