ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Harris looks to represent Houston Astros at All-Star game

Will Harris has proven to be one of the top relievers not only for the Houston Astros but in all of Major League Baseball. The MLB All-Star game is just over six weeks away, and the yearly debates over who will end up in San Diego have begun. For the Houston Astros, an unexpected face […] Harris looks to represent Houston Astros at All-Star game - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
6 hours ago

Astros’ Class-A Jethawks Score 29 Runs in 8 Innings

The Astros’ Lancaster JetHawks blast the Stockton Ports, score 29 runs in Thursday matchup Ryan Deemes picked up his second win of the season for the Lancaster JetHawks on Thursday night after allowing just two hits and one run while striking out three in three innings. That run was only his third earned run allowed […] Astros’ Class-A Jethawks Score 29 Runs in 8 Innings -...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
12 hours ago

Astros’ Evan Gattis is helping to stretch lineup

The Houston Astros New Backup Catcher Is Helping the Lineup It’s no secret that for the majority of the season thus far the Astros have essentially had a 3-4 man lineup. After Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa, and Colby Rasmus, the Astros have struggled both getting on base and driving in runs. Fortunately, Jason Castro […] Astros’ Evan Gattis is helping to stretch...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
14 hours ago

Astros’ Colin Moran records first MLB hit

It took 14 major league at bats, but Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran has finally recorded his first career hit. Playing in his fifth game since being called up from Triple-A Fresno, Moran took a Matt Shoemaker pitch to center field in the fifth inning of Houston’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The former sixth-overall pick of the 2013 draft had gone 0-for-his...
Via Today's Knuckleball
23 hours ago

Keuchel seeks improvement vs. Halos

Two staff aces who have struggled this season square off Saturday night, as the Astros and Angels play the second game of their three-game set at Angel Stadium. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 5.92 ERA) will be on the mound for Houston, with right-hander Jered Weaver (4-3, 5.33) starting for the Angels.
Via Astros.com
1 day ago

Houston Astros: Jose Altuve’s power surge is no fluke

Jose Altuve often gets overlooked. No, not because he is the shortest player in the big leagues standing at a diminutive 5-foot-6, but rather he’s been victimized by the Houston Astros’ losing culture throughout his career. It’s a shame, really, considering Altuve has been just as valuable to his team than anyone else (except for Mike Trout, obviously) the last couple of years...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Waiting For Bregman, And Some More Urias Analysis

As the weeks go by, all of you will notice that these posts will be increasingly more influenced by your questions, and the players you the readers and commenters show interest in. In the same way, all that attended a New Kids On The Block concert in 1990, were dubbed honorary "Newest Kids", you are all my Shitz Stiks, and will be such forevermore. So it is with great excitement...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros shatter MLB record by striking out 52 hitters in three games

The Houston Astros have failed to live up to expectations set by last year's team. They're just 20-28 and the supposed high-powered offense has been anything but that, ranking 18th in runs scored. Houston's pitching, led by reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, has lagged, behind too, having just the 22nd-best team ERA in the league.One thing they can do, though, is strike...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marisnick shows why Hinch loves CF's 'D'

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Thursday's 4-2 win over the Orioles at Minute Maid Park that he wanted center fielder Jake Marisnick in the game for his defense, even though the outfielder has been struggling at the plate.
Via Astros.com
1 day ago

Correa's RBI single in 13th lifts Astros over Orioles 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) When the Baltimore Orioles walked the two batters ahead of Houston's Carlos Correa to load the bases in the 13th inning on Tuesday night, the star shortstop had only one thought. ''I'm going end this,'' Correa said. And that's exactly what he did. Correa's tiebreaking single lifted the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Orioles that ended a four-game losing streak. Rookie...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cy Young winner Keuchel looks to rebound after tough start

HOUSTON (AP) AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel is getting plenty of advice as he goes through his worst stretch since breaking into the majors in 2012. Houston's ace listens to all of it but knows what he must do. ''I've got to be better at commanding the baseball,'' he said simply. Keuchel has followed up his 20-win season with a difficult start. He's dropped five straight...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros, Keuchel Not Able to Stop Bleeding Against Rangers

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports After the Houston Astros emerged from a tough seven game road trip with a 3-4 record against two of the best teams in the American League in the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, the team was headed back home for the start of six game home stand and were looking to gain some ground in the AL West. Unfortunately for the Astros, the one team...
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Astros RF George Springer dresses as dinosaur, fails at playing catch

The Houston Astros decided to have a little fun ahead of their game with the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Rightfielder George Springer wanted to play a game of catch with a football, but he added an extra twist by dressing up in a giant dinosaur costume. The video was certainly a sight to behold as Springer squeezed his arms into the tiny arms of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. He was barely...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer catches footballs while wearing a T-Rex costume

The Houston Astros are finding ways to keep things fun during a long and grueling 162-game baseball season. Before their game Saturday against the Texas Rangers, outfielder George Springer really went in a different direction. Springer wore one of those T-Rex costumes that you probably have seen more often in the past year. They’re often donned in silly viral videos of people...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer’s strong vertical leap helps rob Jose Abreu of home run

Most everything this season has been going the way of the Chicago White Sox. And most everything has been going against the Houston Astros. But for one play on Thursday, the ‘Stros had the upper hand — thanks to some major hops from George Springer. With two outs and none on in the bottom of the first inning in Chicago, Jose Abreu sent a deep fly ball to right field ...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox turned their second triple play of the season

Triple plays are a rare bird in Major League Baseball. Grand slams and perfect games may be rare, but the triple play is something that usually only comes along a handful of times every year. It’s May 18 and the Chicago White Sox are just 39 games into the 2016 season. As of tonight, they already have two triple plays on the year after turning their second one against the Houston...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Astros Bounce Back in an Improved AL West?

The Houston Astros are floundering in the AL West cellar following a tremendous breakout season in 2015. Forty games into 2016, the Astros sit at 16-24 after dropping last night’s game to the Chicago White Sox. Though only a quarter of the way through the season, the Stros’ have some ground to cover on the division leading Seattle Mariners. The question that remains is what...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros call up prospects Colin Moran, Tony Kemp

At 15-24 and plummeting to dead last in the AL West, the Houston Astros have made an array of roster moves in hopes to salvage the 2016 season. Let’s take a look at the fresh faces that will be joining the club for Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Gomez to the DL, Moran called up The Astros placed struggling outfielder Carlos Gomez on...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout for Blue Jays, Expos Discovered Terry Puhl for Astros

Wayne Morgan, right, poses with Pat Gillick and Paul Beeston. When school was out at Saskatchewan’s Melville high, Terry Puhl came home, walked through the door of his parents’ home to find his father Frank and his mother Margaret sitting at the kitchen table with Wayne Morgan. The date was Sept. 19, 1973. Puhl was relieved and excited to see the Houston Astros’ scout there...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Kemp and the Inevitable Jose Altuve Comparison

Two months ago, the Houston Astros looked like the obvious favorites in the AL West, but things haven’t exactly gone according to plan. Houston’s off to a disappointing 15-24 start, due in part to some terrible performances in the outfield. While George Springer and Colby Rasmus have hit well, Carlos Gomez, Preston Tucker and Jake Marisnick have a combined 252 plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Manaea-Giles Adversity, Astros, M’s Future SS, more

Sean Manaea got shelled at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Making just his third big-league appearance, the Oakland A’s southpaw allowed eight runs on 10 hits in just two-and-two-third innings. The following day, I asked the promising young hurler what it feels like to stand on the mound in front of 35,000 people and get hit as hard as he did. “It’s… I’ve never been in this...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did a columnist twist Carlos Gomez' words? You decide

Houston Astros’ center fielder Carlos Gomez is still upset about the way Houston Chronicle columnist Brian T. Smith quoted him in a piece last week. In that column, which largely finds Smith alluding to Gomez not producing the way fans had expected, also includes lines like “We’ve witnessed the dabs, team-first taunts and me-first prancing all across the field.” Smith also...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez: Critical column ‘intentionally’ ridiculed him

Carlos Gomez doubled-down by again slamming a column about him written last week that some have suggested misused a quote from the struggling Houston Astros slugger to portray him in an unflattering light. Gomez argued during an appearance Thursday on ESPN Radio’s Max y Marly — a show conducted in Spanish — that the column, written last week by the Houston Chronicle’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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