Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Birthday - 1/1

Happy Birthday to ~

LHP Dallas Keuchel (25)
Drafted by Houston in the seventh round in 2009 out of the University of Arkansas, this Oklahoma native started the season at AAA Oklahoma City where he had a record of 6-4 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.213 WHIP in 16 starts. Keuchel made his major league debut on June 17th. In 16 starts with Houston, he was 3-8 with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.547 WHIP.

Since being signed by the Astros as a NDFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, Arias has spent three seasons pitching for the DSL Astros. In 17 appearances (five starts) in 2012, he was 1-2 with a 4.53 ERA and a 1.686 WHIP. As a starter, he was 1-1 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.654 WHIP.

One former Astro with a birthday today ~

IF Joe Pittman (59)
A fifth round draft pick by Houston out of Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge) in 1975, Pittman played in 67 games for the Astros in 1981 and 1982 with a .276/.323/.338 batting line. Pittman was born in Houston and went on to scout for the Astros after his playing days were over.

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