Found August 07, 2014 on
The Sports Post:
When you think of the Houston Astros and turmoil, it's almost always in regard to their product on the field. After all, they haven't won more than 56 games since 2010. That should all change this year, even slightly, unless they somehow fail to win nine games the rest of the way.
But it was understood that this team would lose a lot when general manager Jeff Luhnow took over in 2011. He had a grand, long-term rebuilding plan that was sure to test even the most loyal of fans. Fast forward to the present and it's still moving forward, albeit slowly.
The front office has been relatively solid over that short span by grooming an excellent farm system, trading off sure-to-be-departing MLB talent for more prospects, and finally this season, holding on to their own while still adding one or two players that could contribute immediately rather than a couple years down the road.
Yet from top prospect Jon Singleton's rash call up to the majors followed by an immediate long...
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George Springer's return from the DL will be put on hold for at least a short while as the Houston Astros outfielder suffered a setback during his rehab game at Class A Quad Cities. MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that Springer left his second outing early after aggravating his injured quad, but had better news about Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley, who should be starting...
BALLER MOVE: Add In AL-Only Leagues, Mixed Leagues With Two Catcher Slots ANALYSIS: The 27-year-old catcher Jason Castro has taken a major step back this year after a breakout season in 2013. In 339 at-bats, he has posted just a .230 batting average with 11 home runs and 43 RBI. He is struggling equally against righties and […]
Utley's three-run shot was one of a number of highlights in a strong offensive performance The offense was firing on all cylinders, and David Buchanan pitched a solid game as the Phillies rolled to a 10-3 win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night. Buchanan (6-5) did a pretty good job...
HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has left Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers with discomfort in his neck.
Altuve didn't appear to be injured when he batted in the fifth inning, but was replaced by Gregorio Petit for the start of the sixth.
Altuve leads the majors with 158 hits and his 45 steals are tops in the American League. He entered...
Ryan Howard’s thirteenth-career grand slam caps a five-run eighth inning as the Phils come from behind to sweep the Astros, winning by the score of 6-5. The Astros took the lead in the top of the first inning as, with one man on, and with one man out, Chris Carter hits a two-run home run, […]
After a dreadful end to their series with the Nationals, the Phillies returned home Tuesday for an inter-league series with the Houston Astros. Kyle Kendrick got the call for the Phillies against a Houston club that brought former Phils farmhand Jon Singleton along with it. Singleton was a highly touted first baseman that Ruben Amaro, […]
Houston Astros (47-66) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-63)
HOU: Brad Peacock (3-7, 4.93)
PHI: David Buchanan (5-5, 4.40)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Thunder storms, 82
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A Note for Tonight:
If you are a fan of free baseball than you must love the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies won in the 15th inning...
It's likely going to be another losing season for the Houston Astros, but the stunning free fall of the Texas Rangers has provided them an opportunity to be the best team in the Lone Star State this year and a possible escape from the AL West cellar.
Brett Oberholtzer looks to keep the Astros on those paths as these also-rans open a three-game series Friday night.
Since the teams...
One day after exiting the third game of his rehab assignment for precautionary reasons with discomfort in his left quad, Astros rookie sensation George Springer was back at Minute Maid Park. He received treatment on his left quad muscle Friday and will be reevaluated further Saturday to determine whether he’ll be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
“He’ll come out (Saturday...
The bats welcome back rookie Dave Buchanan with a five-run first inning, before taking the series from the Astros, winning by the score of 10-3. The Astros took the lead in the top of the first as, with runners on the corners, and with one man out, Jon Singleton hits into a force out RBI, […]
David Buchanan was called up prior to tonight’s game with the Houston Astros. He would start tonight’s game, and provide the Phillies with a quality start in a game that featured some much needed offense. Buchanan allowed a run in the first inning, but the Phils would rally for five in the bottom of the […]