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WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. http://t.co/mImMfuOzgO — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The joy of Jose Altuve's batting average

Jose Altuve's value is inexorably tied to his batting average. Batting average is one of the more overrated traditional baseball stats. It would logically follow, then, that Jose Altuve is overrated. How dare you. No, Altuve is one of the best things going in baseball. He's also rated properly, thank you very much, even if it's true that he's something of an average...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Jose Altuve Got to 200 Hits

Jose Altuve‘s career is notable because he is a 5-foot-5 man from Venezuela making a living as a professional athlete in America. Jose Altuve’s season is notable because of hits. Lots and lots of hits. Total number of hits isn’t typically something we look at to evaluate a player’s performance or ability, because not all […]
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dallas Keuchel shut down for season

Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel has thrown his last pitch of the 2014 season says Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle. While that news might disappoint fantasy baseball players looking to get one more start out of him, the good news is that he is not injured. Because he has reached the 200-inning mark for the first time in his professional career, the Astros have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s About Respect For The Game

A long time ago, in a National League Galaxy far, far away, there was an Astros second baseman named Bill Doran who telephoned soon to be shifted from catcher to second base Astro Craig Biggio. It was the off season and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was occupying the Dome.  He ordered—I mean ordered–Biggio to fly back to Houston from his home in upstate New York.  Out...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Darin Downs exits with oblique discomfort

The Houston Astros fell to the Seattle Mariners on Friday by the score of 10-5. The loss dropped the Astros to 67-87 on the season, fourth in the American League West. Astros' pitchers walked eight and gave up four home runs in the loss. On the injury front, reliever Darin Downs left the game with oblique discomfort.  #453271566 / gettyimages.comBrian McTaggart, who covers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 20-22

The 2014 MLB season wraps up next Sunday, so this is the last full edition of our Weekend Daily SP Rankings! On Saturday Dallas Keuchel takes on the Mariners at home in what should be a dynamite outing. As we mentioned the other day when C.J. Wilson took on Seattle, the Mariners can’t hit LHP. Wilson promptly pitched seven innings of one-hit ball. Keuchel has faced Seattle three...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

75 CSN Houston employees will be getting laid off

While the mess involving CSN Houston is finally reaching a conclusion, it’s coming with a price – 75 of the 115 employees of CSN Houston were told on Tuesday that they would be laid off if the proposed AT&T/DirecTV reorganization occurs. Judge Marvin Isgur will decide whether or not to approve the reorganization, which would turn CSN Houston into Root Sports Houston, on October...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer out for season

The Houston Astros entered Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a record of 67-83, fourth in the American League West. Although 27 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, the Astros have made considerable improvement over last year's 51-win season. One bright spot was rookie George Springer, although he is now ruled out for the rest of the season with a lingering...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros mascot Orbit takes vicious crotch-shot after falling off railing (video)

Houston Astros mascot Orbit was entertaining the masses with some acrobatic calisthenics during Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park when a bit of a topple resulted in what appeared to be a very painful experience for the big green lug. Orbit was doing some pretty impressive push-ups as he stretched across […] The post Astros mascot Orbit takes vicious...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh exits, suffers contusion from comebacker

Another excellent outing by Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh was ended slightly prematurely when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall. MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that McHugh was hit on the left wrist during the seventh inning when trying to field the sharp comebacker hit by the Cleveland Indians third baseman.McHugh (seen below being...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
Via Reading Between The Seams
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via On-Base Talk
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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