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Jarred Cosart has allowed eight runs over his seven starts and has only one win to show for it simply because he pitches for the Astros but he boasts two favorable matchups this week though. In seven starts and 45 innings pitched this year Cosart has allowed only eight earned runs. He is coming off his first loss of the year where he allowed more than two earned runs (3) for the first time. Although he lost to the Rangers, he pitched eight shutout innings against the Rays and hung in there with the Red Sox, A’s twice, and Blue Jays. All of those teams have a better offense than the White Sox and Mariners who he will get this coming week. Owned in only 12 percent of Yahoo! leagues and that number will stay low because of the team he plays for...
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Erik Bedard has been bumped from the Houston Astros starting rotation.
Bedard, 34, has made 25 appearances with the Astros this season – including 23 starts.
In his last two outings Bedard had failed to pitch out of the fifth inning. While Bedard’s ERA and WHIP (4.48 ERA, 1.49 WHIP) are nearly the same as they were two months ago the Astros could not help but notice...
Earlier this week, the Houston Astros placed catcher Carlos Corporan on the seven-day disabled list for concussions. Only a few days have
passed, but they’re now placing the player that was called to fill in for
Corporan on the roster, Max Stassi, on the same DL as he’s dealing with
concussion-related symptoms, according to Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com.
Rested and healthy for the first full season of his career Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro is rounding the final stretch of the 2013 season with plenty of confidence and power.
On Saturday night Castro guided Brad Peacock through 5 2/3 innings calling on his rookie starter’s newfound slider often to get out of trouble. Catchers are judged first and foremost on how they guide...
Rookie Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs and Matt Dominguez had a solo shot and the Houston Astros used a big fourth inning and cruised to a 12-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Houston led by one before adding five runs in the fourth inning behind a two RBI triple by Jonathan Villar and a run-scoring triple by Jason Castro to make it 8-2.
The Astros were a hit Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
They put up a run-scoring double a home run and a triple to center field before L.J. Hoes supplied their first single in the third inning — and that was only the beginning of an avalanche of offense during a welcome return home.
Jonathan Villar set a career high with two of the Astros’ three triples — the most they have...
Houston Astros rookie Max Stassi was hit in the face with a 96 MPH fastball in a very scary moment for all involved. Interestingly, he was credited with his first RBI on the play.
In a week marred by hitters being hit in the face, Houston Astros rookie Max Stassi got some good news. The results of X-rays and a CT scan taken after he was hit in the face Wednesday night revealed no fractures to his face. Stassi was released from a Arlington hospital Thursday after he flew in to get concussion testing done Wednesday night. He was held overnight for observation...
Houston manager Bo Porter said early in the season that he thought giving catcher Jason Castro days at designated hitter would keep him fresh late and help the team.
It looks like the first-year manager was right.
Castro homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night.
Castro hit a two-run homer in the...