Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in the state.
“What’s the Silver Boot?” Altuve asked innocently. “We want to...
With the AL's two worst records, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers have little tangible left to play for this season.
The Astros, however, are one win shy of capturing the Silver Boot for the first time in eight years.
Houston looks to clinch the season series with a victory Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros (57-78) had lost four of five before taking a 4-2 victory...
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HOUSTON (AP) Jason Castro hit a grand slam, Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday night.
McHugh (7-9) earned his third straight win, allowing two runs and eight hits while striking out six.
In his six August starts, McHugh gave up eight runs over 37 2-3 innings.
Castro snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a single in the second...
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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 […]
Astros catcher Jason Castrowill serve as their player representative to the union but has not discussed details of his own contract status. Evan Drellich from Ultimate Astros reported on June 4th that Castro has engaged in preliminary talks with the Astros on a long term deal. Castro said, "It's something you try not to think about obviously during the season, but you...
Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 downThe Houston Astros have rolled up 324 losses over the past three seasons. And the best part is that nobody seems to mind! Let’s keep it that way.
When a conductor is in the midst of directing a grand symphony, you’d be best served to stay out of his way. And Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has been orchestrating a masterful rebuilding project in Houston....
At 26 years old, Jason Castro is just starting to tap into his potential as one of the players around whom the Houston Astros are presumably building their franchise after ripping things down in 2013.
In 120 games last season, Castro batted .276/.350/.485 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI. That kind of production is golden from a catcher, as Castro was good for 4.3 fWAR.
Houston Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro has had a cyst removed from his right knee and is expected to begin offseason workouts soon.
The team announced Tuesday that Castro would miss the remainder of the season because of discomfort in his knee. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and surgery was performed Thursday in Houston.
Castro batted .276 with 18 homers and 56...
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September 19, 2013
Jason Castro first flew onto my radar after I read a piece predicting his breakout at Beyond the Boxscore. I bookmarked it just to check back on it at the end of the season to see how they did. Plenty of people do bold predictions lists, but this one seemed a little different. There was a track record, albeit a small one, of success and I thoroughly enjoyed the analytics process...
Team: Houston Astros
Record: 33-61 (20.5 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half:
Pitching Staff- It’s not too often that the pitching staff is the biggest surprise on a team that is close to thirty games under .500, but the 2013 may be the exception. While no player on the staff has exceptional numbers, or an electric repertoire, the starters have held their own. According to Baseball...