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Houston Astros Bullpen Implodes in Loss to Seattle Mariners

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Logan Morrison #20 of the Seattle Mariners trots around the bases after his three-run home run in the ninth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)t Kamir, Taij The Houston Astros bullpen has been a huge part of their success this season as they...
Via The Sports Journal
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

MRI on shoulder yields good news for Astros' Feldman

After shoulder pain forced Houston Astros right-hander Scott Feldman to leave his Tuesday night start early,  the team scheduled him for an MRI.  It was administered on Wednesday, and according to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle the results were pretty positive for the veteran: “Just irritated and inflamed but no tears, so that’s always good,” Feldman told Ortiz...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros are baseball’s most exciting team to watch

Yes, I said it. If you’d told me last year that come September 2nd, the Houston Astros would be the most exciting team to watch in baseball, I’d probably have then asked how bad of a season was it for baseball. But as things currently stand, the ‘Stros are three games ahead of the Texas Rangers, who meandered their way into first place since getting prized-ace Cole Hamels....
Via Baseball Essential
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel earns third AL Pitcher of the Month honor

Dallas Keuchel was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for the third time this season Wednesday.
Via WholeHogSports
21 hours ago

Castro optimistic about returning to Astros from DL stint soon

Catcher Jason Castro has been out of action for the Houston Astros over the past week as he deals with a right quad strain, but he could be back relatively quickly. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday, Castro's MRI results revealed a low grade strain, something that gave him hope he wouldn't have to miss more time than the 15-day disabled list stint would...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After shoulder pain cuts start short, Astros' Feldman to have MRI

After exhibiting some serious control issues during his start Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros right-hander Scott Feldman left the game in the third inning with shoulder discomfort. MLB.com's Chandler Rome reported that Feldman said the pain in his shoulder increased as the game wore on, to the point where he beckoned for trainer Nate Lucero and manager...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Bats Beat Houston 7-5 in Game Two

HOUSTON— Offenses exploded in the second game of a three-game set between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. The Mariners won game two of the three-game set by the final score of 7-5 to tie the series at one game each. Both Houston Astros’ starter Scott Feldman, and Mariners’ starter Roenis Elias struggled early with finding the strike...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros went from garbage to gold

In case you have been living under a rock this season, the Houston Astros are a good great baseball team. They literally started from the bottom and are now four games ahead of the Texas Rangers atop the AL West. With a record of 73-59, the Astros have the third best record in the American League. It’s worth pointing out that they had 907 losses since their last playoff appearance...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Returns To Line Up; Hits Home Run No. 16

The Houston Astros were forced to do without the services of short stop Carlos Corea for the last few games, but Monday night against the Seattle Mariners the popular rookie made his triumphant return to the playing field. he wasted no time making his presence felt by hitting home run No. 16 of the season.The two run shot gave the Astros a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth. ¡Pa...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros will not clinch the division early

There are 32 games left in the season for the Houston Astros, and they continue to lead the AL West with a four game lead over the Texas Rangers. However, the Rangers currently lead the Lone Star series 8-4 and there are seven games to go. The Astros will play four in Arlington in the middle of September and they will host the Rangers the last weekend of September. If the Astros...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Quietly Grinding It Out

The first place and very talented Los Angeles Dodgers arrived at the Juice Box with the skilled arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw prepared to punish my boys in orange. Me, I gotta say I was concerned. My mighty mighty Stros had just split a series with the lowly Rays and honestly didn’t even look half mighty doing it. Greinke and Kershaw are among the elite dealers in the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel Contract Extension Could Prove Difficult

Dallas Keuchel’s continued progress into an ace is one of the major reasons Houston is contending earlier than anyone predicted. After a good year in 2014, he is a Cy Young candidate and perhaps front-runner for the first place Houston Astros. The right-hander recently expressed interest in a contract extension, and Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow provided a stock response...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis Hits Two Home Runs To Lead Houston Astros Over Yankees For 71st Win

Hump Day was a good day for Evan Gattis and the Houston Astros. Led by a pair of home runs hit by Gattis the Astros beat the Yankees 6-2. It gave the team it's 71st win of the season, and gave them more wins than they had last season and the most since 2010 when they won 76 (a total they can surpass easily before the season is over).With two home runs Gattis is now tied for the league...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez jaws with Yankees after bat toss

Carlos Gomez rubs a lot of people the wrong way. On Tuesday, he rubbed some members of the Yankees wrong when he popped up in the sixth inning of a 9-0 game and angrily flipped his bat. Gomez came up an inning later with the Astros’ lead extended to 12-0, and he launched a three-run homer off of Chris Capuano. And just to top things off, in the bottom half of the seventh...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros are legit, even with their mediocre road record

Lance McCullers & Jason Castro – Photo Credit – Gilbert Bernal The biggest question of this season, and there is usually one of these type of teams, was “are they for real?” Remember back in 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays had their hot start and everyone was just waiting for them to falter. It never happened. They rode that wave all the way to the World Series, and they have...
Via Hot Stove MLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson has lost starting job with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have struggled in the second half this season, scuffling their way to a 16-17 record after the All-Star Break. Rookie center fielder Joc Pederson has also struggled since a breath-taking performance in the Home Run Derby, hitting just .163/.333/.293 with only three homers in 30 second-half games. Manager Don Mattingly isn’t exactly enamored with the...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: recapping Mike Fiers’ no-hitter

The Houston Astros finished a ten game home stand Sunday by finishing off the sweep of the LA Dodgers. They finished their home stand 7-3 after returning home from a 2-8 road trip. The team won two of three against the Detroit Tigers, split a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and swept the Dodgers. The team bounced back very well from a horrid road trip to begin the month...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers unconcerned about Mike Fiers’ alleged pine tar use

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are unconcerned about allegations that Mike Fiers may have had pine tar in his glove during his no-hitter on Friday night. Players like Carl Crawford and manager Don Mattingly downplayed photos that surfaced showing a shiny substance in the Astros pitcher’s glove. “I don’t want to take anything away from his night,” Crawford told the Los...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Mike Fiers have pine tar in his glove during no-hitter?

    Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, and questions have arisen about whether or not he had some illegal assistance. MLB Network picked up the feed of the game as Fiers was going for the no-hitter in the ninth inning, leading to a much larger TV audience. Many fans noticed during a zoomed-in shot that Fiers appeared to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal complains about umps' strike zone after no-hitter

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit by Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers in a 3-0 loss at Minute Maid Park on Friday night, a game after they were two-hit in a loss to the Oakland A’s. Fiers walked three batters — one in each of the first three innings — before retiring the final 21 in a row. The guy carved up the Dodgers’ lineup, striking out 10 while throwing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers throws no-hitter against the Dodgers

On Friday night, Houston Astros starter Mike Fiers threw the fifth no-hitter of the 2015 season, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0. Fiers struck out ten, walked three, and threw 134 pitches during the no-hitter. This is Houston’s first since a combined no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in 2003 and the first by a single pitcher for the Astros since the late Darryl Kile in 1993....
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Autographed photo being sold of Mets’ Wilmer Flores crying

To say that New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores rode a roller coaster of emotions around the MLB trade deadline a few weeks ago would be a huge understatement. Now fans can relive his emotional breakdown in the dugout over and over again courtesy of an autographed photo being offered up for sale by memorabilia outfit Steiner Sports. Listed as “Wilmer Flores Autographed ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have altered their fate

Twenty one games into the 2015 season, the Houston Astros were 14-7. It was a delightful story because at the time even the Astros seemed to think they were a year or two away from real contention, and there they were seven games above .500 before the end of the first month of the season. At the time, I noted that their early season success put them in a situation where they were...
Via Fangraphs
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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