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Royals, Astros both have penchant for playing at home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Astros slugger George Springer attributes the trouble his team had on the road all season to the color of their jerseys, gray and drab, which might seem preposterous except for one thing: His manager, A.J. Hinch, offered up with the exact same reason. ''I think when we started wearing the orange unis on the road, turned the tide,'' Hinch said this week, only...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer not dwelling on HBP from Royals' Volquez ahead of ALDS

Back on July 1, Houston Astros outfielder George Springer was hit in the wrist by a fastball from Kansas City Royals starter Edinson Volquez. That HBP put Springer on the shelf until September 4 with a fractured right wrist.  In Springer's absence, the Astros went 12-12 in July and 15-13 in August. By the time Springer returned on September 4, their once five-game lead in the AL...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer Runs Down Fly Ball At The Warning Track To Save Multi-Base Hit

There is a good reason why fat outfielders are rare (if one even exists). When you play in the outfield you need to be able to run plays down before a ball gets past him or lands for a multi-base hit. For example, if Houston Astros outfielder George Springer was a little on the hefty side there is no way he runs this fly ball down.Had it landed it would have easily been a double...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Springer talks Astros' postseason hopes on 'MLB Tonight'

On the eve of the Houston Astros Wild Card Game showdown with the New York Yankees, outfielder George Springer was a guest on 'MLB Tonight'. During his four-minute chat, Springer spoke about the mindset of the Astros as they prepare to deal with Masahiro Tanaka in hopes of advancing to the ALDS to take on the Kansas City Royals.Springer, a Connecticut product, also touched on his...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Keep Playoff Hopes Alive And Set New Record In Blowout Win Over Diamondbacks

With the season on the line and the playoffs looming in the near future the Houston Astros needed to find some offense Friday night to make sure they remained alive in the playoff push--and find it they did. It started with a RBI single by Colby Rasmus that plated George Springer and ended 20 runs later when Matt Duffy hit a line drive to center that scored George Springer and Jonathan...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Springer named Astros' Roberto Clemente Award nominee

Energetic outfielder George Springer makes a difference on and off the field for the Houston Astros, and he was recognized for those achievements on Monday.  Springer named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, an award designed to call attention to the community service turned in by MLB players around the league. A player is nominated from all 30 teams, with the overall...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy baseball: What to do with George Springer

First and foremost, I have a confession to make. Some would consider me a fantasy baseball noob. I’m only a sophomore in the sport, and while I currently lead my division, I’m the Padres or Astros in terms of titles, and certainly not the Yankees. I’m a big baseball fan, but my love for fantasy football always trumped all else, pushing fantasy baseball aside. I’m glad I was...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros rookie George Springer grants HR wish to wheelchair-bound fan (video)

To say that Houston Astros rookie outfielder George Springer has been on home run tear as of late would be a drastic understatement. After going yard during Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles, Springer has hit seven home runs in seven games, the first rookie to accomplish that remarkable feat since the Detroit Tigers’ […] The post Astros rookie George Springer grants...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan obliterates sweet old lady while snagging foul ball

Some sweet old lady thought it would make for nice, relaxing and enjoyable evening to take in the Los Angeles Angels-Houston Astros game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday. Little did she know that ultimately she would risk serious bodily harm simply from sitting in her seat courtesy of the actions of an overeager […] The post Angels fan obliterates sweet old lady while snagging...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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