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The Houston Astros are playing above preseason expectations so far this season, and right-handed starting pitcher Bud Norris is a big reason why. Entering Saturday's start against the Dodgers, Norris has a 0.35 earned-run average in May.
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DENVER (AP) -- The Houston Astros have recalled right-handed pitchers Jordan Lyles and David Henderson from Triple-A Oklahoma City for Monday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies.
Lyles will start the second game of the doubleheader. Under the rules for the new collective bargaining agreement, a team is allowed to add a 26th player for a doubleheader.
Lyles is 0-1 with...
Bud Norris has been the best pitcher in baseball for the first 25 days of May. On top of four wins in four starts, Norris has fashioned a 0.35 ERA. The next-closest ERA belongs to
Zach Greinke, who checks in at nearly a run higher (1.33). Norris will put his status -- not to mention the first four-game winning streak of his career -- to the
test Saturday night against the...
Houston manager Brad Mills rejected "sloppy" as the correct way to describe the Astros' 9-7 defeat against the Colorado Rockies in the front end of a Memorial Day doubleheader. Then again, Mills wasn't using the use of "tidy," either, after the Astros had committed three errors that led to four unearned runs. The Astros allowed two more unearned runs...
The Houston Astros announced Saturday that they acquired minor league catcher Jobduan Morales from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Class AAA outfielder Justin Ruggiano. Morales, 20, has not played this season. Last year, he hit .272 with four home runs and 23 in 52 games at rookie-level Jamestown of the New York Penn League and went 3-for-9 with two RBI in three games with Class...
DENVER (AP) -- Dexter Fowler capped a big day at the plate with a game-ending triple off Brett Myers with one out in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win and a sweep of their doubleheader with the Houston Astros.
The Rockies won the opener 9-7.
Fowler lined a pitch past a diving first baseman Carlos Lee and the ball ended up in the right field corner...
After one of their best stretches of the season, the Houston Astros once again hit a stumbling block on the road. A matchup with the Colorado Rockies might help end the Astros' woes away from home.
The Astros will try to avoid a third straight loss and send the Rockies to their 18th in 23 games Monday in the opener of a rare, scheduled day-night doubleheader.
From the NWL
The Madison Mallards are pleased to announce the signing of their newest assistant coach Jordan Comadena. After recently being released by the Houston Astros organization Comadena has decided to join manager Greg Labbe as the Mallards try to break back into the Northwoods League playoffs this summer.
Mallard fans might remember Comadena from his playing...
The 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft will commence next Monday, June 4, and conclude two-days later on June 6. Because the Houston Astros hobbled to the worst record in 2011, they sit atop the draft order. Below are … Continue reading →