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Astros stymie flat Royals to take 1-0 AL Division Series lead

The Houston Astros won their second game of this Postseason on Thusday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-2 at Kauffman Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in their AL Division Series matchup. The Astros struck early against Yordano Ventura, plating two runs in the first inning. The first three Houston hitters of the night all reached base – Jose Altuve on a single, George Springer...
Via Bloguin Best
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Poor Royals grounds crew member gets eaten by tarp

Game 1 of the Astros-Royals ALDS is in a rain delay. When putting the tarp on the field, an unfortunate member of Kauffman Stadium’s ground crew was swallowed up by the tarp. Poor grounds crew… — Joe Lucia (@Joe_TOC) October 9, 2015   OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!! (It’s 3-1 Astros in the top of the third) The post Poor Royals grounds crew member...
Via The Outside Corner
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Five questions about the Astros-Royals ALDS

Last season, the Royals were the most unexpected team in the playoffs and used that momentum to win the Wild Card game and eventually find their way into the World Series. This year, that role has been taken on by the Astros, as they barely hung on to a Wild Card in a year they were expected to finish third in the West at best. Then, they shut out the much more expensive and experienced...
Via The Outside Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Astros ALDS Game 3 will air exclusively on MLB Network

Major League Baseball announced this week that Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series between the Royals and the Houston Astros will broadcast exclusively on MLB Network at 3:10 p.m., Sunday, October 11. MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Jon Paul Morosi will be on the call live from Minute Maid Park.  MLB Network is widely available in the Royals home television...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Russo totally destroyed the Yankees after losing to The Astros

Chris Russo destroyed the 200 million dollar Yankees after they lost their play-in game with the Houston Astros.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
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Carlos Correa after drinking first beer: ‘It tastes bad’

Carlos Correa and his Houston Astros teammates enjoyed the sweet taste of victory after shutting out the New York Yankees in a 3-0 AL Wild Card win in the Big Apple. But the 21-year-old rookie phenom admitted something that occurred after the win left a bitter taste in his mouth: Trying his first beer. “It tastes bad,” Correa told SI’s Ben Reiter. Correa recently was the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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The Yankees didn’t get screwed by the strike zone

During last night’s Wild Card game live blog, there were a few readers (presumably Yankee fans) who were very upset with the strike zone being called by home plate umpire Eric Cooper. 10:42 Comment From Hank Cooper is a joke – that one was 4-6? off the plate! Comment From Cb Why is Sipp getting the benefit of the doubt on all these 3-ball count pitches on the edge? Comment...
Via Fangraphs
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Astros quieted the critics, but questions still remain

The Houston Astros are moving on after knocking off the New York Yankees 3-0 on Tuesday night in the AL Wild Card game. Houston looked impressive in victory, silencing the Yankees’ lineup while doing just enough on offense to succeed. But even though the Astros won, that doesn’t mean there aren’t questions still circulating around the team heading into their ALDS matchup...
Via The Outside Corner
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Video: The Houston Astros desecrated the Yankee Stadium pitching mound

The Yankees and their $217 million payroll are done after being eliminated in the playoffs by the Astros and their $71 million payroll 3-0 in the Bronx.So Houston popped champagne (again) ... on the Yankee Stadium pitching mound. Party— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) October 7, 2015[Andy Gray]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories...
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Shirtless Colby Rasmus the first party-hearty star of MLB postseason (pics)

After his mammoth home run in the second inning helped lead the Houston Astros to a 3-0 Wild Card victory over the New York Yankees, Colby Rasmus had every reason to celebrate. And boy, did he ever whoop it up. A shirtless Rasmus, rocking goggles, was up front and center among the exultant Astros players relishing the victory at Yankee Stadium, looking more like a pro wrestler than...
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Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

CC Sabathia reportedly was spotted at Silver Hill Hospital, a costly and celebrity friendly rehab facility in New Canaan, Conn., per an eyewitness account by a fellow patient. “I saw him walking in here this morning,” the patient told the New York Daily News. “He looked kind of sad. He’s a big guy. I know he probably doesn’t want to be here, but I think that he did...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Houston Astros fans helped fill Yankees Stadium last night

This video of Astros fans at the Yankee Stadium play-in game is ... rough.Dorks.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
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Carlos Correa gives Buster Olney champagne shower after AL Wild Card win (Video)

Houston Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa celebrated Monday night's 3-0 win in the American League Wild Card game by giving ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney a champagne shower.Wonder if Correa will chip in for Olney's dry cleaning bill. The win gives the Astros the opportunity to face Kansas City in the ALDS starting Thursday.H/T BLS. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
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Houston Astros postseason HR leaders

Entering the 2015 MLB playoffs, thirteen Houston Astros players have hit two or more home runs in postseason play. Name them. 
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WATCH: Astros give Buster Olney champagne shower

Sometimes, reporters just want to bask in the moment and enjoy the fun, just ask ESPN’s Buster Olney. Olney was in the Astros locker room after the team defeated the Yankees in Tuesday night’s wild-card game, 3-0, and advanced to the ALDS. The team popped champagne to celebrate the big win, and Carlos Correa made sure Olney got in on the action as well. Olney then did...
Via The Sports Daily
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HoustonAstros Shut Out Yankees to Earn Trip To ALDS Against Royals

Last season the Astros fans wanted to see their team do at least one thing--win at least 60 games; something the team had not been able to for the previous three years. The goal was met when the team won 70. Going into the new season this year everyone hoped for the best, but those that were being realistic did not expect the team to be competitive let alone make the playoffs--which...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Carlos Gomez Not Uncertain About Home Run

As a rule, life is characterized predominantly both by crippling doubt and also other kinds of doubt. Less susceptible to that sort of doubt is Houston outfield Carlos Gomez, depicted here recording a home run against Masahiro Tanaka — with regard to which home run Gomez exhibits something much closer to unambiguous certainty.
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Correa’s rookie season hints at greatness

The 2015 season has been chock-full of high-profile rookie debuts. From Kris Bryant to Corey Seager to Noah Syndergaard, I’ve certainly had no shortage of players to write about. But the most impressive rookie campaign — at least on a per-game basis — might very well belong to Carlos Correa, who’s developing into a superstar right before our eyes. Although he’s completed...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Dallas Keuchel too tough for the Yankees?

Tonight, the Yankees can end their season or extend their season. If New York wants to advance to the ALDS, they need to get past AL Cy Young contender Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros. Should the Yankees be scared? Well, they have to face one of the best pitchers in baseball. So in a sense, yes, they should be scared. Keuchel places second in pitchers’ WAR among AL candidates...
Via BP Bronx
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing my 2015 Houston Astros predictions

Before the 2015 season, I made some predictions about the Houston Astros and after 162 games let’s see how I did. The Houston Astros have gone above and beyond all expectations and made the playoffs with a young and inexperienced team. Here is the original article for the 2015 predictions 1. The offense will hit at least 250 home runs I was wrong. The team has hit 230 homers...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Postseason Preview: Astros have arrived, how far can they go?

(Editor's note: We'll analyze each team's postseason chances after it clinches a playoff berth.) After leading the AL West for much of the season, the surprising Houston Astros finally punched their ticket to the postseason on Sunday. Though they lost their game to the Diamondbacks, the Angels also lost to the AL West champion Texas Rangers, sealing the deal for Houston. As a result...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs again fall to playoff-seeking Astros

PHOENIX -- Collin McHugh earned his 19th victory, Colby Rasmus homered twice and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday night to clinch at least a tie for the American League's second wild card. The Astros remained in contention for the AL West title as well as the league's first wild card. McHugh (19-7), pitching a night after teammate Dallas Keuchel won...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite inconsistent returns, Luhnow doesn't regret Astros' deals

The Houston Astros made a few big-time trades earlier in the summer in order to solidify their roster for a second-half postseason run, but things haven't gone perfectly.Lefty Scott Kazmir has had a difficult month or so after getting off to a strong start with his new club, while outfielder Carlos Gomez has been both plagued by injuries and mostly ineffective when able to play....
Via Fox Sports
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Norris apologizes for culture clash comments

    Bud Norris apologized for his comments about wanting foreign players to adapt to the American style of baseball when it comes to respecting the game. Norris’ comments were published Wednesday in a USA Today article suggesting that most fights in baseball are due to a culture clash between players of different ethnic backgrounds. Norris said foreign players who are coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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