PHOTO: Houston Astros top prospect Delino DeShields face swollen after HBP

Every batter’s worst nightmare in the batter’s box is to be hit in the face.  Broken jaws, noses, or even facial bones have led to careers ending.  Houston Astros top prospect Delino DeShields Jr. lived that nightmare on Friday night.  His swollen face tells the story, here’s hoping there is no further damage and he’s back on the field soon.  Deshields retweeted a friend’s...
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Unwritten rules lead to hard feelings in Astros-A’s game

As you’ve probably heard, the A’s racked up seven runs in the first inning of their 11-3 win over the Astros on Friday night, knocking starter Jarred Cosart out of the game. That frame only ended when Jed Lowrie, batting for the second time in the inning with a man on, aimed for a bunt single against the shift and was thrown out at first. Even though the bunt didn’t work and...
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Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital last night after being hit in the head by a pitch, reports Brian McTaggart of The incident happened while DeShields was playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco.According to McTaggart, DeShields was struck in the right side of his face in the top of the seventh inning but did manage to walk off the...
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Hilarious Blooper At Houston Astros Game

The Houston Astros need some help in the quality control department.  They recalled super prospect George Springer but the scoreboard programmer missed the memo on the proper spelling of his name. I GIVE YOU ONE JOB!!!! Even better, they showed pictures people were tweeting during tonight’s game and showed the typo photo. HILARIOUS. — Jill Reese (...
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Jason Castro and Making a Framer

The first step was identifying pitch-framing as a skill. I don’t mean to diminish all the work that was done — it was phenomenal work, and illuminating work. We can’t stop talking about it! But there are other steps, or if you prefer, follow-up questions. Three of them: How much does pitch-framing matter? Is there […]
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Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

The Houston Astros have the best farm system in baseball, which makes sense given the team’s draft position in recent years. Over half of the players on the list are former 1st round draft picks. Correa, Springer, and Appel profile as All-Stars. The rest of the players on this list have high ceilings and could become good to great Major League players. DeShields and Singleton have...
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On the Farm, Week 3: Springer Time in Houston

Editor’s Note: I really wanted to title this post “Springer Has Sprung” but if you Google that phrase you’ll see how many times it’s been taken. You can’t say we’re not original! Springer has arrived and could be coming to a ballpark near you! (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) Today marks the first edition of my weekly column On the Farm that will cover...
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Royals look to hammer down a three-game sweep in Houston

Scott Feldman is the highest-paid player for the low-budget Houston Astros, who gave the veteran a big contract this offseason despite likely being years away from contending. It's turned out to be a wise investment so far. Feldman takes the mound Thursday night looking to help the Astros avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the visiting Kansas City Royals. The 31-year-old...
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Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
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Astros activate Scott Feldman from DL

The Houston Astros have activated pitcher Scott Feldman from the bereavement list. Feldman had been away from the club for a few days after the passing of his father. The Astros will have him start Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Face of Franchise?Astros promote George Springer After three starts Feldman is 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA in 20 innings of work. The Astros...
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Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
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Lounging in Houston, Loathing in Lancaster

A good friend and fellow Houston Astros fan suggested that I contribute to Baseball Hot Corner as way out of a self-imposed baseball rehab and embargo after my beloved ‘Stros were forced into the junior circuit.  Having pathetically chased the World Series Dragon in the National League for decades, I felt I could not continue the fruitless pursuit saddled with the designated hitter...
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The Astros got another 0.0 rating in Houston on Monday

I don’t think the whole “0.0″ phenomenon with the Houston Astros is really all that surprising or tragic considering the current state of both the team and CSN Houston, but it’s still noteworthy. And on Monday afternoon, the Astros picked up another 0.0 rating for their contest with the Angels. The first time the Astros “earned” a perfect 0.0 rating, they were going up...
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Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely

Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he couldn’t play right away. Fowler instead will remain at home indefinitely, and it’s...
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Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not a good one (video)

A momentous event celebrating two of the most beloved players in Houston Astros history may have not gone off without a hitch, but fans of the team must have been thrilled to watch Nolan Ryan throw a ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio before Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Before the Astros took the […] The post Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not...
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