The winners or better yet, winner, of the April Spike and Star Award for the month of April in 2010 has been chosen. It was not a good month for the team overall, suffering some of the worse performance by the team in perhaps all it’s history. Two eight game losing streaks, un-timely hitting, lots of miscues on defense, some relief pitching gone awry, just overall lousy play. Yet through it all, at least one player emerged from it all not only performing to great standards, but displaying the hard nosed attitude and passion in doing so. Who might this player be? Well, let’s not wait any longer to honor the man.
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At SpikesnStars.com, the rich tradition of handing out monthly awards to top performers for the Houston Astros continues as we enter into the 2010 baseball season. The coveted Spike and Star Award are individual prizes that recognizes the tough as nails play (Spike) and the upper echelon MLB play (Star). Winners are chosen by our very own TalkZone members from a list of candidates pull from a cap… errr… compiled from extensive statistical research and keen baseball observation.
July is the month of All-Stars, pennant chasing teams making the start of their push and of course the MLB trading deadline. July is also the month where you expect some players to step up for a team if any hopes for post season glory is to be realized. The Houston Astros were no different than any of the other Wild Card and NL Central contenders, all 28 of them, in that they got some very good performances from some players and thus the hunt was on and fans were getting excited. For the July Spike Award, the candidates were Lance Berkman, Alberto Arias, Jeff Keppinger and Aaron Boone. For the July Star Award, the candidates were Michael Bourn, Miguel Tejada, Carlos Lee, Roy Oswalt and Wandy Rodriquez. This was an interesting vote and the winners are:
The votes are in and the winners have been chosen. The month of June has been an interesting one for the Houston Blood and Mud as individual performances led to a continued climb upwards towards the mark of average amongst the many. The infamous .500 mark, elusive as the team strived earnestly to obtain the goal. Keep working fellas, you’ll get there eventually. One can only hope.
You’ve been waiting patiently for all of a couple of days for the announcement, so I won’t keep it from you much longer. One would think with a somewhat uninspired performance from the team on the whole, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone worthy of award recognition. Well, just the opposite, many players distinguished themselves last month. For the May Spike Award, the candidates were Michael Bourn, Chris Sampson and Lance Berkman. For the May Star Award, the candidates were Carlos Lee, Hunter Pence, Miguel Tejada and Wandy Rodriquez.
The winners were selected, and there was much rejoicing. Seems though that this admin totally forgot to add the information on this here venerable site. There is no doubt, I need to slow down and make better “to do” list. So to the honored ones, mea culpa mis amigos, I suck!