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Gattis Might Pips The Mariners

Yesterday, Evan Gattis went 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homers, while hitting four homers in the last three days. After the game, Gattis likened this streak to the five red lights in a row where the first car to stop had broken windshield wipers and Gattis had a squeegee. Adding, "Right now, I'm swinging the squeegee as good as ever. There was one guy, Non-Tall...
Via Razzball
41 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Astros win 10th straight, Gattis homers twice to top M's

  Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day. Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. ''It's been the most fun I've ever had on a team,'' Gattis said. ''I think we might have something special.'' With Gattis cranking...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 6, Houston Astros 7

Panic button, meet the Mariners. Another 11 men left in scoring position were stranded in the Mariners 6-7 loss to the Houston Astros. The Astros earn their 10th straight win and are rocketing away with the American League West at warp speed. Super Stud DH Evan Gattis strikes a dagger into the heart of the Mariners yet again–in what is becoming a recurring theme–with two blasts...
Via Seattle Side Up!
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros Will Harris passes Reds Aroldis Chapman with 27.2 scoreless innings

RHP Will Harris struck out the side in the 9th inning last night on 15 pitches in the Houston Astros’ 11-4, comeback victory over the Seattle Mariners. The Astros improved to 17-7 on the season by winning their ninth straight game, their longest winning streak since 2006. The 17-7 record matches their best 24-game start in franchise history Harris (1-0, 0.00 ERA) has now made...
Via Baseball Essential
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Houston, We (Don’t) Have a Problem

​ One month is in the books, folks! Have you enjoyed it? Have you laughed or cried? Regardless of your reactions, take solace in the fact that many months of this wonderful sport remain. Here’s what’s going on. We Have Lift Off? Allow me a chance at redemption from that easy header with this apt follow-up: Guys and gals, the Houston Astros have won nine games in...
Via The Sports Post
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Marisnick scales Tal’s Hill to make wild catch

The Houston Astros are on fire, and not even a damn hill in center field can get in their way. In the sixth inning of Saturday’s game with the Mariners, center field Jake Marisnick climbed Tal’s Hill to rob Logan Morrison of extra bases. Houston would go on to win the game 11-4, with Marisnick adding a couple more hits to his tally, increasing his season line to a ridiculous...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Getting It Done on the Mound and at the Plate

Raise your hand if you thought the Houston Astros would be in first place in the AL West at the end of April when the season started. Chances are, you aren’t raising your hand, but that is exactly what we have. Not only is Houston (16-7) in first place in the division, but the team is in the midst of the franchise’s best start to the season since the 80’s. Not only are the...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Collin McHugh Puts Winning Streak on the Line

Collin McHugh puts the Major League longest active winning streak on the line when he takes the mound tonight for the first place Houston Astros to face the Seattle Mariners. The 27-year-old right hander, who made his first-career Opening Day roster this season, has won each of his last 10 decisions dating back to August 12, 2014. It is the longest active winning streak in the Majors...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just who are these red-hot Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros are 16-7, are in first place in the AL West, and tied with the Kansas City Royals for the best record in the AL. The start is tied for the best the Astros have ever had after 23 games.  Their pitching has been phenomenal all season, and their offense is starting to get hot. The team’s pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.04, second in the AL behind the Royals....
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AL West Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the AL West. 1. Carlos Correa SS – Astros: The game’s top prospect hit his 5th home run of 2015 this week and now has 22 RBIs to go with them in just 20 games. With a .370 average, Correa...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros hit 3 HRs to beat Mariners 4-3 for 8th straight win

HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis, Jake Marisnick and George Springer all homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Josh Fields (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win, striking out four of the five batters he faced. Luke Gregorson gave up solo homers to Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison in the ninth, but finished up for his fifth save....
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros are taking off, looking like an early contender

One of the more exciting aspects of the 2015 MLB season was the number of teams that looked capable of becoming new contenders. The Cubs, Mets, White Sox, Marlins and Padres all appeared ready to make significant improvements, due to offseason acquisitions, young players developing into stars — or both, in some cases. Another club that seemed poised to take a step forward...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pulled Into the Astros Vortex . . . Again

Like some unfortunate astronaut that escaped the comfortable grasp of Earth’s gravity and was drifting helplessly through interstellar space, I’ve passed too close to a baseball black hole and it is pulling me into oblivion. Having been victimized by the same cash and life-sucking force time and again, my brain signals impending doom. But my heart, that lying scum, tells me...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie set for thumb surgery today

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie will go under the knife later today due to the torn thumb ligament he sustained in a win over San Diego on Monday night. Manager A.J. Hinch provided the update to's Chris Abshire prior to the Astros' game on Thursday night. Prior to his injury, which will keep him out of duty until at least July (perhaps after the All-Star break), Lowrie...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Jose Altuve Was Always Good, But a Few Tweaks Helped

Sure, he’s the shortest regular of this century, but Jose Altuve has managed big things. Last year, he put up the second-best batting average of a second baseman in the free agency era, broke the Astros’ single-season record for hits, and showed the best pop of his career. A few changes to his game helped […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie Will Undergo Thumb Surgery

View image | The Houston Astros will be without their shortstop Jed Lowrie until after the all-star break, as he will undergo surgery to repair a ligament tear in his right thumb.Lowrie is a big reason the Houston Astros are 12-7 and sit atop the AL West. He was hitting .300 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI. In his absence Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar will handle...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Carter is whiffing at a lot of strikes

A lot has been made of Evan Gattis’ ineptness at the plate, but what about Chris Carter’s? Carter has always been labeled as a “hacker.” He’s notoriously known for being an all-or-nothing type player, meaning he either hits the ball a mile or doesn’t hit it at all. The Astros’ slugger had a breakout year in 2014, posting a career high 1.8 WAR, which would have been...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros pitching staff has been outstanding

The Houston Astros are 10-7, their best start since 2007 and they are in first place in the AL West. They have their pitching staff to thank for the good start. They have been one of the surprise stories early on this season. The Astros pitching staff is tied with the New York Mets for the third best ERA in baseball at 3.02. They have allowed the third fewest hits and earned runs...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 3: Is Valbuena for Real?

As we’re nearly three weeks through the baseball season, the sample sizes are getting larger and the bats are starting to wake up from their winter hibernation, making for a hitter heavy buy/sell this week. Here we go: Sell: Nelson Cruz Cruz is off to a monstrous start to 2015, picking up where he left off last season. He currently leads all MLB in home runs (8) and RBI (17)...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Is George Springer the next Mike Trout?

The Houston Astros have a great amount of young talent. This team will only continue to mature and get better. How good can their prospects be? Do they have the next Mike Trout? George Springer walk back to the dugout George Springer has all the tools to play like Mike Trout. Both have amazing power, they can both cover tons of ground in the outfield, both can throw out runners...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Collin McHugh Continues to Trust His Slider

On Wednesday, Collin McHugh pitched well against the Ben Zobrist-less Oakland A’s. Zobrist’s absence made the A’s a weaker version of themselves, but they were still a tougher opponent than the hapless Rangers he saw five days earlier. While McHugh only tossed 5.2 innings and faced just 23 batters, he tied Trevor Bauer for the single-game […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer's catch prevents walk-off grand slam

George Springer probably won’t have to buy a drink in Houston any time soon. The Texas Rangers took the Astros into extra innings Sunday, and things weren’t looking too hot for the visitors when Houston closer Tony Sipp loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th. But luckily for the Astros, Springer was there to save the day. With two outs, Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken leaves first IMG Academy start after 13 pitches

Brady Aiken’s debut for IMG Academy did not go the way he wanted. Aiken, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Astros last year but did not sign because of a monetary dispute, elected to attend IMG Academy as he prepares to re-enter the draft. He made his first start Thursday and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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