May 8, 2018 by
The first time twins Lance and Lawrence Austin played on the same football team they were 7 year olds. It was in Milledgeville. Lance doesn’t remember the team nickname. The next few years, though, it was the Eagles. Then teammates at Georgia Military College’s prep school for sixth grade, the Bulldogs. Then at Lamar County Middle School and Lamar County High School, the Trojans. Besides football, there was soccer, track and, for two years at Lamar County High, wrestling. “We were the same weight class , but one person had to go up a weight https://www.falconsatljersey.com/bj-daniels-jersey-c-34.html,” said Austin, who was the one who bumped up. Then, they were Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the past four years. From the time they were 7, every year, every team teammates. And now, finally, they have a most improbable opportunity – to remain together as Atlanta Falcons, the team they’ve cheered for since they were children. “It’s kind of crazy,” Lance said. Frankly, the chances are not great, but Lance and Lawrence Austin – defensive backs at Tech and the embodiment of fearlessness and competitiveness – will take it. That they’re doing it together for a team they grew up rooting for – a team whose season ticket base includes their father, Derick – is a bonus. Can’t really get away from each other,” Lawrence said. The Austins didn’t have any delusions about their chances going into the NFL Draft weekend, but were hopeful they would have a destination at the end of it. The Austins’ agent, Thomas Hunter, had heard from enough teams to believe that they would either get signed as undrafted free agents after the draft ended Saturday or be offered a tryout opportunity. They watched the final day of the draft together Saturday in their apartment with Tech A back Qua Searcy https://www.falconsatljersey.com/ricardo-allen-jersey-c-36.html, their roommate, friend and longtime teammate dating to Lamar County. It was not what you’d call a draft party. Lawrence didn’t even remember what they ate – he thinks they might have gotten something on campus. “Nothing major https://www.falconsatljersey.com/kemal-ishmael-jersey-c-35.html,” Lawrence reported. “Just chilling on my couch.” Unlike many draft hopefuls, the Austins said they weren’t nervous during the process. “If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen,” Lance said. “I just kind of went with the flow and waited for my time.” Lawrence said that there were other teams that wanted one or the other to come for a tryout. Another team besides the Falcons – he thought it might have been the Jets – also wanted both. Going somewhere together was not an objective, they said. “At this level, it’s a business,” Lawrence said. “It’s a dream, and it’s a blessing just to have this opportunity. It really didn’t matter that we went to different teams. It’s jut a blessing to get an opportunity.” Austin twins hope to get their shot in the NFL Ultimately, Hunter recommended the Falcons based on their consistent interest in the two. A Falcons assistant coach worked out the Austins and safety Corey Griffin at Tech’s Pro Day, and coach Dan Quinn was an active observer of the drills, and even had them perform two sets of Falcons specific drills. The Falcons also informed Hunter that Lance performed well at their area workout at Flowery Branch. “We can help each other out,” Lawrence said. “If I see that he’s doing something wrong, I’ll let him know.” Last year, the Falcons brought in 27 tryout players to their rookie minicamp and signed two. Both, though, were put on the team’s practice squad and one defensive tackle Taniela Tupou was promoted to the active squad and played in one game. Facing long odds is nothing new. At 5 foot 9 Lawrence and 5 10 Lance , they’ve heard they were too small for years. They were lightly recruited by power conference schools, but went on to start a combined 45 games, showing toughness, durability and a knack for big plays. The Falcons want to see Lawrence at safety and Lance at corner, according to Lawrence. “I think I have a pretty good chance Austin https://www.falconsatljersey.com/austin-hooper-jersey-c-74.html Hooper Jersey,” Lawrence said. “Just go in there and do what I need to do. I’m willing to do anything it takes – special teams, playing different positions in the secondary, whatever they need me to do.” It’s a hectic time. They have been finishing up final exams this week and will both graduate on Saturday with degrees in business administration. They’re continuing to work out in advance of the rookie minicamp, which begins May 11. “It’s a blessing,” Lance said. “I’m not greedy. All I need is a foot in the door to show them what I can do.”

May 8, 2018 by
As near as the Vander Esch family can tell, everybody carrying that name in the United States got their start when Leendert Vander Esch came over from the Netherlands a little more than a century ago. It meant that when a 6 4, 256 pound fellow named Leighton Vander Esch from Boise State went to the Dallas Cowboys with the 19th pick in the first round last week, if you had the same last name, there was a really good chance you were related to him. Leighton’s father Darwin played football at West Sioux High School, as did his uncle Doug, who later went on to become a hall of fame linebacker at the University of South Dakota. Darwin’s cousin Darrell also played for the Coyotes and the USD roster now includes wide receiver Caleb Vander Esch, who is Doug’s son and Leighton’s cousin. Is your head spinning yet? Adding to this recognition of smalltown northwest Iowa moxie was that the next pick in the draft, No. 20, was used by the Detroit Lions to take Frank Ragnow, a center at Arkansas whose mother Marty is also a graduate of West Sioux High School, as well as a former Augustana basketball player. Two draft picks from the same draft who go consecutively in the first round Lucas Wacha Jersey, both of whom have a parent who graduated from West Sioux High School. Now that’s not something you see every day. Darrell, who graduated from South Dakota in 1984, was often responsible for picking up Leighton, by all accounts a quiet and humble kid who walked on at Boise State after playing 8 man high school football, at the airport in Sioux Falls and driving him to family reunions. The Vander Esches are basically rock heads,” said Darrell, who lives in Sioux Falls. “We want to be told we can’t do something so that we can go out there and do it.” While Leighton might phrase it a little differently, his story would certainly qualify as being the fruit of a rock head philosophy in that he s been quieting naysayers throughout his college career. Darwin, a prominent hunting and fishing guide in the northwest https://www.cowboysdaclub.com/ezekiel-elliott-jersey-c-16.html, lives in Riggins, Idaho, pop. 406, with his wife and Leighton’s mother, the former Sandy Van Ommeren. Sandy was a star basketball player at nearby Maurice Orange City High School in Iowa. His cousin Caleb, a California native who went to Willow Glen High School in San Jose, got to see his cousin once every three years at family reunions. As both began to emerge as college level football players https://www.cowboysdaclub.com/leon-mcfadden-jersey-c-17.html, they began talking more often. “It’s been fun talking about football with Leighton,” Caleb said. “To think he went from eight man football to a first round pick is pretty amazing. He’s a really good guy, humble, super positive. We don’t play any football at the family reunions, but we do play basketball. He dominated. The whole family is excited for him – it’s great to see a guy like that fulfill his dreams.” While Leighton ruled the earth at the eight man level in Idaho and was also among the best basketball players in the state Idaho’s major college football program wasn’t interested enough to offer to pay for his education. No matter. The important thing was that Leighton wanted to go there. Equipped with the will – and a lot of as yet underappreciated athletic ability – he did what he set out to do. “He really wanted to go to Boise State to play football and I think he was going to do that, no matter who else was recruiting him,” Darwin said. “And after this season he really wanted to play for Dallas at the next level. The stars have aligned all the way through – and now he has the star on the helmet.” Leighton’s stats as a high school athlete read like somebody made them up. At Salmon River High School his senior season he passed for 2,155 yards and 28 touchdowns, ran for 1,565 yards, made 131 tackles, picked off five passes, recovered five fumbles and scored four defensive touchdowns. He had more than 500 yards total offense in the state championship football game, then turned around and averaged 29.4 points and 11.1 rebounds on the basketball team, leading Salmon River to consecutive state titles. “I was really pushing for him to stay in basketball,” Sandy said. “We built a 50 foot by 75 foot steel building with a concrete floor with breakaway hoops…I spent a lot of time out there rebounding for him and playing him in one on one. I’d let him win about 50 percent of the time – I didn’t want to overwhelm him by constantly beating him. That lasted until he was a freshman. When he was a sophomore https://www.cowboysdaclub.com/nolan-carroll-jersey-c-18.html, junior and senior, it didn’t matter what I did, he was way better.” Ragnow’s mother, Marty Scroggs Ragnow, was an outstanding basketball player and a runner at West Sioux who went on to play basketball at Augustana in the late 1980s. Her husband Jon, who died of a heart attack at age 54 in 2016, was an inspiration for Frank, a highly recruited high school player at Chanhassen who came out of Arkansas as the highest rated center in the country last year. Ragnow heard his name called just moments after Vander Esch heard his. “ Jon, his father always told me that, ‘Don’t be a schmo,’ ” Frank Ragnow https://www.cowboysdaclub.com/lucas-wacha-jersey-c-36.html told the StarTribune in the days leading up to the draft. “Make these guys think you’re a good guy. I think he’s really proud of me. I’m just trying to continue the plan every day. That’s the thing we always did. We lived it one day at a time and we faced our goals together. I’m just trying to keep that process going and do what he would want me to do.” Those words ring familiar to those of Darwin Vander Esch, whose son grew up in a much more rural setting, but with the same humble, common sense approach to challenges. “There are a lot of young men and women from small towns who are just looking for a chance to prove themselves,” Darwin said. “I think a lot of coaches are surprised at how they step up and compete. That’s what I’ve always told Leighton and that’s how he’s done it. He’s humble, he’s not forgetting where he came from and he’s not scared of hard work.”

May 8, 2018 by
Photo Bence Boda The Fehérvár Enthroners got its first win in the HFL after defeating the DAK Acél Gorillaz away. The defense is starting to become solid after Tim Mcgee’s arrival and the return of the injured players. Still it needs some minor adjustments. The offense also got confidence thanks to Antonio Roane’s three touchdowns in Dunaújváros. Maybe the Enthroners are capable of beating the Cowbells too in the First Field, where they have not won a game. After the reigning champion lost against the Wolves in Székesfehérvár, they had a lot of work to do in just under two weeks. The biggest question will concern the quarterback situation. The coaching staff has to decide who will start. Tamás Váry has not been so confident lately, while receiver Márton Czirók was able to lift the offense after substituting Váry in the third quarter of the Wolves game. Miskolc Steelers 1 1 – Budapest Wolves 3 0 May 6 Vasyl Yordan is back! At least that is what appeared to be happening in the Győr Sharks game. He gave two touchdown passes and took great part in the team’s victory. In addition, Andre Whyte is not the only one https://www.steelerspitzone.com/jordan-dangerfield-jersey-c-32.html, who can contribute to the running game, but Pawel Lesiv. The Ukrainian back’s physicality can tear apart a defense. The Budapest Wolves is in a great form after defeating the Budapest Cowbells. However, head coach István Kovács emphasized, this will be their most difficult game of the season, since the two Hungarian National Team quarterback Vasyl Yordan and Márk Bencsics will face each other in an epic battle. Nevertheless, the six time champion still has bigger quality among the receivers which could be a decisive factor in the match. TD Store Eagles 1 2 – DAK Acél Gorillaz 0 3 May 6 Photo Bence Boda It is hard to stand up after a crushing defeat. The Eagles coaching staff’s task was to mentally put the players together. On the other hand, the squad’s receiver based offense will cause hard times for the Gorillaz defense https://www.steelerspitzone.com/brandon-browndukes-jersey-c-33.html, since András Storcz returned after a one game suspension, thus, the Eagles can use their full playbook. The only thing they need is a solid defense. Photo Celesztina Szabó In the past two seasons, the Gorillaz and the Eagles helped each other out with some players. However, in 2017 the teams decided to part ways with the other. And the time has come to see this match up. The Gorillaz’s offense seems to be getting into shape. Quarterback Balázs Krasznai is starting to find his receivers and the running backs are more confident than ever. If the defense remains rock hard as earlier, the Gorillaz will get the first win in the season. Győr Sharks 1 2 – Nyíregyháza Tigers 2 0 May 6 Photo Szigetköz Photo Studio The Sharks left behind an action packed week. https://www.steelerspitzone.com/alejandro-villanueva-jersey-c-71.html Quarterback Cody Enman was replaced by John Ross Hudson. In addition, this week Troy Baker also left and Andres Fernandez replaced him as the new head coach. He has his work cut out for since the squad did not perform as expected. Not to mention, after two losses the players must be put together mentally to get back on track. Photo Celesztina Szabó Smashing victory! That is how the Nyíregyháza Tigers made its debut in the Stadium of Nyíregyháza in front of 1300 spectators. The offense and the defense showed strength and confidence during the Eagles game. Thus Alejandro Villanueva Jersey, this squad will be hard to stop https://www.steelerspitzone.com/trey-williams-jersey-c-31.html, especially when there is a Brian Gessel and a Troy Rice in the offense. Speaking of Gessel. This game will be special for the quarterback because he spent a season with the Sharks two years ago.

May 8, 2018 by
Two years after leaving the Heights, former Men’s Basketball player Garland Owens finds himself on the Seattle https://www.seahawksseastore.com/mike-davis-jersey-c-35.html Seahawks’ Rookie Minicamp roster. He will wear number 85 and tryout as a Wide Receiver. While not known as a prolific scorer or a huge asset on the offensive side of the floor 3.5 PPG, .473 FG , .304 3P , 0.8 ORB , 0.8 AST, , Owens certainly delivered quite the highlight reel and momentum boost for the https://www.seahawksseastore.com/tre-madden-jersey-c-34.html Eagles with his acrobatic dunks and sheer athleticism. The former Eagle set out to transfer into the University of Maryland’s graduate program and walk on as a tight end for the Terps as a fifth year senior for last season. While this Ahtyba Rubin Jersey garnered a lot of hype, there is https://www.seahawksseastore.com/ahtyba-rubin-jersey-c-71.html not much information as to what happened to him after that news leak in his times with the Terps if that even did end up coming to fruition . With his insane 45 inch vertical and ball handling skills, it is no surprise that Owens would tryout as a member of the Seahawk’s receiving core. However https://www.seahawksseastore.com/jordan-simone-jersey-c-33.html, whether his basketball mindset and skills will transition well to the NFL remains to be seen. Either way, we wish the best of luck to Garland as he continues to chase his dream of playing at the professional level! Re live some of Garland’s SportsCenter caliber dunks below https //www.youtube.com/watch?v GugpY4reTF4 Here is the press release of the Seahawk’s Rookie Minicamp Roster Courtesy of Curtis Crabtree

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March 21, 2018 by
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March 21, 2018 by
In the baseball world, late January is typically a dead period in the off-season. In years that don start with 20 and end in 18, most of the trades and signings have been completed and teams and fans are spending the dead period looking towards pitchers and catchers reporting in February. One way for us fans to get through these last few days of winter before the start of Spring Training is to see how the future of the organization stacks up against the rest of the league in annual pre-season top 100 rankings. If you have been paying attention over the last week, you would have noticed that both Baseball America and Keith Law both released their top 100 lists. This time, it was MLB Pipeline turn to release their take on the top 100 prospects in baseball. If you read through the rankings, youl notice that there isn a ton of difference between the 3 https://www.redsapprel.com/Rookie_Davis_Replica_Jersey-316 . The Reds still have Nick Senzel (7) in the top 10 and another in the top 30 with Hunter Green at 21, his highest ranking of the three lists. Taylor Trammell once again made the top 50, coming in at 43. Rounding out the top 100 were Jesse Winker at 82 and Tyler Mahle at 84. While there isn much else to say about how these guys performed over the last season, this list once again shows us the depth of the farm system. It also shows how important the last two drafts have been to the Reds. All three of the Reds prospects in the top 50 were drafted in either the 2016 or 2017 draft, with one of them looking to make an impact as early as this season Raisel Iglesias Replica Jersey. While this rebuild has been slow, and oftentimes frustrating, small things like these prospect rankings show us that there is something to be exited about in the future.

March 21, 2018 by
Calif. Chad Pinder said he just took advantage of a couple of mistake pitches to help the Athletics score against a tough pitcher. Pinder homered twice to help Oakland end Cole Hamels five-game win streak with an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. The guy is 9-1, a tough costumer, A manager Bb Melvin said. To put two good swings on the ball was key for us and big for him, too.Article continues below ... Pinder is 4 for 4 with two doubles and two homers in five career at-bats against Hamels. Ive had some success against him, Pinder said. Ive just been able to take advantage of the mistakes he thrown me. I was able to get extended. Jed Lowrie drove in three runs for the A, who put back-to-back victories together for the first time since Aug. 5-6 at the Los Angeles Angels. The A have not won more than two in a row since a three-game streak July 29-31. Adrian Beltre drove in three runs for the Rangers, who lost their second straight after winning 11 of their previous 15 games. Texas has not lost more than two in a row since ending a four-game slide on Aug. 2. Sean Manaea won for the first time since July 16, ending a personal three-game slide. He gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings. Manea walked one and struck out three. Hamels left a game trailing for the first time all season https://www.rangersproteamstore.com/Rangers_Tony_Barnette_Jersey-294 . He was nicked for six runs and nine hits in 4 1 3 innings, matching his shortest outing of the year. He walked three and struck out two. Hamels has walked 10 over his past three games after issuing 10 in eight starts between July 1 and Aug. 11. Beltre doubled in two runs in the first and added a run-scoring groundout in the seventh. Pinder hit solo homers in the first and third and Matt Joyce singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth. Hamels gave up three hits, a sacrifice fly and walked one through the first five hitters of the fifth, ending his day. Lowrie two-run double in the sixth off Tony Barnette padded the A lead https://www.rangersproteamstore.com/Prince_Fielder_Black_Jersey-132 . SPEED ON THE BASES A infielder Matt Chapman, who was running on the pitch, scored from first base on a single from Joyce, a sharp grounder that ticked off Elvis Andrus glove into shallow center field. Chapman never broke stride and third base coach Steve Scarsone never hesitated in sending him. It not often you see a guy score from first on a hit like that, Melvin said. He was going with the pitch and you could see `Scars ready to send him. It was just a good, heads-up play. TRAINERS ROOM Rangers OF Carlos Gomez was activated from the disabled list before Saturday game. INF Phil Goselin was optioned to Round Rock to make room. The Rangers acquired RHP Paolo Espino from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations and was assigned to Round Rock. RHP Tanner Scheppers was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. LHP Jake Diekman made his fourth rehab appearance Thursday night and retired all four batters he faced. He yet to allow a baserunner in 4 1 3 innings and has six strikeouts. Athletics Mark Canha made his seventh career start in center field, a necessity created when the A traded Rajai Davis. A manager Bob Melvin said he needed a right-hander against a left-handed pitcher https://www.rangersproteamstore.com/Hanser_Alberto_Royal_Jersey-228 . Melvin indicated Pinder, who started in right field, is another candidate for the position. UP NEXT Rangers RHP A.J. Griffin , who started his career in the Oakland organization, makes the start in Sunday series finale. Athletics RHP Jharel Cotton makes his sixth start since coming off the disabled on July 30. He 1-2 with a 6.91 ERA in the previous five starts.

March 21, 2018 by
Lance McCullers Jr., who threw Saturday for the first time in six days, could return to the Astros' rotation during next week's seven-game road trip to Oakland and Seattle.McCullers, who's on the 10-day disabled list because of lower back discomfort, will throw a bullpen session in the coming days before the Astros determine the exact day for his next start https://www.diamondbacksstore.com/Yasmany_Tomas_White_Jersey-147 ."There's still some things he needs to do in order to satisfy everyone that he's ready to start, but certainly the initial goal would be for him to start on the road trip somewhere," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said on Saturday. Hinch declined to speculate as to which of the two road cities McCullers would start in but acknowledged he's "pretty confident" Brad Peacock, Francis Martes and Mike Fiers will start the first three games of the Astros' four-game series in Oakland that begins Monday. David Paulino is tentatively lined up to start the Thursday afternoon series finale unless McCullers returns that day. McCullers, who is first eligible to return from the DL on Monday, ranks fourth among qualified American League starters in ERA (2.58) and strikeouts per nine innings (10.45) and second in groundball percentage (63.0) behind only rotation mate Dallas Keuchel (67.4). Odds and ends Keuchel (neck discomfort), who as of Saturday had still yet to resume throwing, will travel with the Astros on their road trip to Oakland and Seattle.The Astros aren't expecting to arrive at their hotel in San Francisco until close to 3 a.m. Monday because of their Sunday night game at Minute Maid Park.In Oakland the Astros are in line to face righthander Daniel Gossett on Monday, righthander Sonny Gray on Tuesday, lefthander Sean Manaea on Wednesday and righthander Jesse Hahn on Thursday Randy Johnson White/Capri Jersey. Tuesday will be the Astros' first matchup this season against Gray, a potential trade target. The 27-year-old righthander has a 4.44 ERA through his first nine starts of the season.

March 21, 2018 by
NEW YORK - If the Astros fail to win the two consecutive games they require to advance to the World Series, their American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees will be remembered for the disappearing act of their major league-best offense.Their offensive struggles in the ALCS reached a nadir in a 5-0 loss in Game 5 on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Shut out for the first time in the playoffs since the final game of the 2005 World Series Andy Pettitte Jersey, they managed only four hits a day after mustering just three. A third consecutive defeat in the Bronx left them headed home on the brink of elimination. The Yankees lead the series, three games to two. Game 6 is Friday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros will start their best pitcher in Justin Verlander. His performance will go only so far if their bats can't hit the Yankees' best, Luis Severino. Now Playing Eugenia Rios is a die hard Astros fan battling brain cancer. She hopes to see the Astros win a championship. Media Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle On Wednesday night, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka shut down the Astros for the first seven innings before handing the baton to reliever Tommy Kahnle. The Astros were 0-for-8 when batting with runners in scoring position. The regression from the regular season has been staggering. An offense that produced 5.5 runs per game has scored only nine times in five ALCS games. The Astros batted .282 with a .346 on-base percentage and .478 slugging percentage in the regular season. They are slashing a putrid .147 .234 .213 in this series.Carlos Correa's solo home run in Game 2 at Minute Maid Park is the Astros' only longball of this series. They hit 1.47 homers per game in the regular season. A sampling of the individual numbers looks just as ugly.George Springer is 2-for-18.Josh Reddick is 0-for-17.Alex Bregman is 2-for-17.Marwin Gonzalez is 2-for-15.Carlos Beltran is 1-for-12.Brian McCann is 0-for-10 Marwin Gonzalez Men's Jersey.The anemic Astros offense left ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel little margin for error Wednesday. And for the first time in nine career starts against these Yankees, he was knocked around.Keuchel, who had allowed seven earned runs in his 57 2 3 previous innings against the Yankees, allowed four in only 4 2 3 frames Wednesday. The Yankees tagged him with seven hits https://www.astrosfansgear.com/Dallas_Keuchel_Authentic_Jersey-103 , including two doubles. Three singles in a five-batter span in the fifth chased Keuchel from the game.The outing inflated Keuchel's career ERA against the Yankees from an incredible 1.09 to 1.59. He had allowed more than two earned runs in a start against them only once before, on Aug. 21, 2014, when he gave up just three in eight innings.The second inning contrasted the states of these two offenses. In the top of the frame, the Astros squandered a leadoff double by Yuli Gurriel. In the bottom, the Yankees capitalized on a two-out double by Starlin Castro when Greg Bird ripped a single to the right-field corner.Gonzalez provided another prime scoring opportunity for the Astros in the fifth. After ripping a single to right field off Tanaka, he advanced to second on a wild pitch. McCann worked a walk to bring up the top of the order, which during most of the regular season would've meant doom for the pitcher.But Springer and Reddick both struck out against Tanaka. Springer was caught looking at a fastball at the knees on the outside corner. Reddick chased a splitter outside.Tanaka struck out eight and issued only one walk. Keuchel struck out eight in his 4 2 3 and walked only one but his outing was doomed by the Yankees' two-run fifth.Chase Headley began the Yanks' biggest rally with a one-out single on which he reached second after Bregman's throw skipped past Gurriel. A groundout by Brett Gardner brought Keuchel one out away from escaping unscathed.With Judge due up next, Astros manager A.J. Hinch jogged out to the mound and the infield convened around Keuchel on the mound. The meeting was brief. Keuchel pitched to Judge but carefully. A walk set the stage for Gary Sanchez https://www.astrosfansgear.com/James_Hoyt_Authentic_Jersey-398 , one of the Yankees' Game 4 heroes.Sanchez ripped a single down the left-field line that scored Headley. Didi Gregorius then ran the count full before singling up the middle just past a diving second baseman Jose Altuve. The three consecutive New York baserunners prompted the end of Keuchel's outing. As he walked toward the dugout, the Yankees fans sitting behind the Astros' dugout waved him goodbye.Will Harris relieved Keuchel and induced an inning-ending fly out from Aaron Hicks. When Harris encountered trouble in the sixth, Brad Peacock bailed him out. Peacock, who hadn't pitched since his Game 3 start in the ALDS at Boston, logged 1 1 3 innings and gave up a solo blast to Sanchez.