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Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 20-22

The 2014 MLB season wraps up next Sunday, so this is the last full edition of our Weekend Daily SP Rankings! On Saturday Dallas Keuchel takes on the Mariners at home in what should be a dynamite outing. As we mentioned the other day when C.J. Wilson took on Seattle, the Mariners can’t hit LHP. Wilson promptly pitched seven innings of one-hit ball. Keuchel has faced Seattle three...
Via Baseball Professor
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Year in High Strikes to Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve accomplished something Tuesday night. He played in a major-league baseball game! Wow! And even more incredible than that, he broke the Astros’ single-season record for hits, previously held by Craig Biggio. There are still another two weeks left to play. Of course, not all hits are the same, and we don’t usually spend […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

75 CSN Houston employees will be getting laid off

While the mess involving CSN Houston is finally reaching a conclusion, it’s coming with a price – 75 of the 115 employees of CSN Houston were told on Tuesday that they would be laid off if the proposed AT&T/DirecTV reorganization occurs. Judge Marvin Isgur will decide whether or not to approve the reorganization, which would turn CSN Houston into Root Sports Houston, on October...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer out for season

The Houston Astros entered Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a record of 67-83, fourth in the American League West. Although 27 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, the Astros have made considerable improvement over last year's 51-win season. One bright spot was rookie George Springer, although he is now ruled out for the rest of the season with a lingering...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Sets New Single Season Hits Record for the Houston Astros

The last few years have been long ones for the Houston Astros and their fans. After making it to the franchises first World Series in 2005 it has pretty much been down hill, but their appears to be an end in sight. With the infusion of young talent the team may finally be poised to climb out of the cellar and become competitive once again (next year).Leading the way will be one of...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros mascot Orbit takes vicious crotch-shot after falling off railing (video)

Houston Astros mascot Orbit was entertaining the masses with some acrobatic calisthenics during Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park when a bit of a topple resulted in what appeared to be a very painful experience for the big green lug. Orbit was doing some pretty impressive push-ups as he stretched across […] The post Astros mascot Orbit takes vicious...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros mascot slips and takes stadium railing to his boys (VIDEO)

Orbit, the Houston Astros mascot, got a little nutty Monday night and took a stadium railing to his double-O's after a little slip.The mascot was demonstrating his exercise skills to a group of fans when the green alien took an unfortunate tumble on his fuzz-covered boys.In space — or Minute Maid Park — no one can hear you scream.Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Mascot Orbit Had A Bad Fall (Gif)

Orbit had an accident as he was trying to do God knows what.  This gif speaks for itself and it seems like the man or woman in the costume might’ve been in some tiny pain. .@OrbitAstros tried to work out at Minute Maid Park last night. It didn’t end well: — Cut4 (@Cut4) September 16, 2014 Ouch. The post Houston Astros Mascot Orbit...
Via Geeks and Cleats
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh exits, suffers contusion from comebacker

Another excellent outing by Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh was ended slightly prematurely when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall.'s Brian McTaggart reports that McHugh was hit on the left wrist during the seventh inning when trying to field the sharp comebacker hit by the Cleveland Indians third baseman.McHugh (seen below being...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer still trying to return this season

Were it not for injuries, the Houston Astros' star rookie outfielder, George Springer would be in consideration for rookie of the year. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle has reported that Springer has run the bases recently and is hopeful for a return.He attempted a comeback earlier in the season from his left quad injury, only to be halted by a setback on August 6th.When...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is There a MVP-Case for Jose Altuve?

There’s no question that Jose Altuve is having an amazing season. What’s amazing, though, is how little attention it is receiving. Although he plays in a larger-sized market in Houston, his publicity is really suffering from being on one of the worst teams in baseball. But is there a case for Altuve to be the MVP? It might not be as wild as you think. Batting .339/.376/.450 is...
Via Batting Leadoff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
Via Reading Between The Seams
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros relieve manager Bo Porter of his duties

According to a team press release, the Houston Astros have fired their manager Bo Porter. The team additionally relieved Bench Coach Dave Trembley of his duties. Tom Lawless will be the team’s interim manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. This move may not come as a surprise to many, as earlier in the […]
Via On-Base Talk
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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