Houston Astros show little contact but major pop

The Houston Astros have found a way to remedy bad hitting. They use good hitting. The Astros have a team batting average of .242 this season, that is 24th in the Major Leagues this year, just .007 points away from the New York Mets (.235) who sit in last place in the MLB in the category. Not only is the team batting average low, but the Astros also lead the Major Leagues in strikeouts...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A buyer's guide to the MLB trade deadline

As we approach the Trade Deadline on July 31st, there haven't been many headlining transactions made thus far. Regardless, speculation has been prevalent that there is a big market for sellers and that bodes well for teams looking to rebuild. As I detailed in my Seller's Guide to the Trade Deadline, a few of those teams stand to benefit from the current sellers market and have made...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter, Correa help Astros to 8-3 win over Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter hit a two-run homer and rookie Carlos Correa drove in two runs as the Houston Astros used a big fifth inning to roll to an 8-3 victory over Boston on Tuesday night, extending the Red Sox's losing streak to six games. Rookie Vince Velasquez (1-1) allowed seven hits and three runs for his first career win in his seventh major league start. He was recalled...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Updates: Scott Feldman, Chris Carter, and Jed Lowrie

The Houston Astros led the American League in wins for much of the first half of the season, but due to some injuries they have fallen to second place (by 0.5 games) in the AL West. Houston is missing some key pieces to the puzzle that they hope to be getting back sooner rather than later. __ Scott Feldman has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will start Saturdayâ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Houston Astros’ first half

Despite a tailspin right before the all-star break that has seen them fall into second place in the American League West, it is safe to say that the Houston Astros over-achieved in the first half of the season.  The consensus was they would not be competing for the postseason until next year at the earliest. Their recent struggles, where they lost their last six games before the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Astros afford to stand pat at the trading deadline?

Don’t look now but the Houston Astros‘ once comfortable lead in the American League West is all but gone.  Ahead of Friday’s games, the Astros are now only 1.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  That’s the smallest lead since June 13.  The Astros are struggling at the moment, having gone 2-5 on their current 10-game road trip that will end with three games...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hinch, Astros seeking more results from Carter and Singleton

The first base position has been a glaring weakness of the Houston Astros so far in 2015.  Brian McTaggart of pointed out on Thursday that the club entered the day 13th in the AL in OPS at the position (.680). Astros first baseman also have the lowest batting average of all other clubs in the league.  Fault for this falls squarely on the shoulders of Chris Carter and Jon...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals go up early, can't hold on and get the broom in Houston

HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 5 in the seventh when Kelvin Herrera (1-2) plunked Altuve on the forearm. Altuve stole second and reached third on a lineout. He put Houston on top when he...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' four-game winning streak snapped in Houston

HOUSTON -- Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a run...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' four-game winning streak snapped in Houston

HOUSTON -- Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a run...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments: Jon Homerton Returns

So he's not technically a prospect, but Jon Singleton returned to the majors on Friday after spending the first three months in Triple-A. Still just 23 years old, the slugging first baseman/designated hitter was on point in the minors to start the year - leading the Pacific Coast League in homers (17) and RBI (66!) while slashing .280/.387/.553 in 70 games with Fresno. Singleton...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros call up Jon Singleton from Triple-A

After placing relief pitcher Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, the Houston Astros called up their slugging first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A. For many Astros fans, this move could not sound any better. Qualls has been under a lot of scrutiny this season for his struggles out of the bullpen while the rest of the Astros relievers have been dominating. Meanwhile...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Finish off Seattle Mariners in Dominating Fashion

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 14: Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros beats the tag of catcher Jesus Sucre #2 of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) When the Houston Astros string some hits together and get men on base, they’re a tough team to beat. When they hit multiple home runs in a game...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

How are the Houston Astros doing after 60 games?

The Houston Astros are 34-26 after 60 games and are in first place in the AL West, but their lead is down to two games entering Wednesday. The Texas Rangers are right behind them and are making a run to take that top spot away. If the Astros cannot get out of this rut they have been in as of late they will find themselves out of the division lead. The Astros are currently on a seven...
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Singleton named PCL Player of the Month after hot May

Jon Singleton is still biding his time with Triple-A Fresno, having been optioned by the Houston Astros prior to Opening Day.Over the past month, though, Singleton has made quick work of Triple-A pitching, as evidenced by a monster 10-RBI game and other offensive heroics.As a result of his torrid month, Singleton was named the Pacific Coast League's Player of the Month on Wednesday...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullers, Carter lead Astros over Orioles 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Lance McCullers allowed one run in a complete game, Chris Carter provided the offense with a pair of homers and the Houston Astros picked up another win, 3-1, over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. They are off to the best start in franchise history with an American League-best 34-20 record. Carter homered in the second and fifth innings and George Springer...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis and Chris Carter extend hitting streaks, provide offensive surge for Houston Astros

While the Houston Astros offense has not been hitting for great average this season, they are still putting runs on the board and racking up wins on a consistent basis. That said, with the recent offensive surge from power hitters Evan Gattis and Chris Carter, it would come as no surprise to see the Astros continue to win in the month of June. There may even be another lengthy winning...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

View image | Even with Chris Carter hitting just .177 and playing first base everyday, the Houston Astros have won 30 games. They can't really move him to DH because Evan Gattis and his .218 BA are there. At least Gattis has 10 home runs and 30 RBI. Carter has 7 homers and 24 RBI. Jon Singleton is stuck dominating AAA pitching until the Astros figure something...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Preston Tucker’s Pinch-hit Home Run Lands Him in Houston Astros Record Book

Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter (23) retrieves a ground ball he booted in time to throw out Detroit Tigers’ Tyler Collins at first base as Astros’ Jose Altuve (27) backs up the play during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) It took Preston Tucker all of 13 games to put himself in the Houston Astros record...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros turn around the horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three. This...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter, Rasmus homer to back Hernandez as Astros beat A's

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus each hit two-run homers, Roberto Hernandez pitched six strong innings to help the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 6-4 on Tuesday night. Carter hit his homer off the facade in left in the second to give Houston a 2-0 lead, and Rasmus launched his homer to right in the eighth to extend the Astros' advantage to 5-2. Two batters after...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros go deep to top Blue Jays, win 4th in row

  Chris Carter might be off to a slow start this season, but he knows he belongs in the Astros lineup. So does his manager. Carter reminded everyone else why on Saturday night, blasting a 3-run homer to help the Houston Astros rally past the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 for their fourth consecutive win. ''Tonight is a great illustration of why he belongs in the lineup,'' Houston manager...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter, Gonzalez, Gattis HR, Astros win 4th in row, top Jays

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter, Marwin Gonzalez and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. This is the latest point in a season the AL West-leading Astros have been in first place since May 22, 2004, when they topped the NL Central. At 24-13, Houston has its best 37-game start since 1999. Houston trailed...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Singleton collects 10 RBI in one game with Triple-A Fresno

Houston Astros first baseman/slugger Jon Singleton hasn't yet played with the big league club in 2015, but he's making a strong case for a promotion to the majors.On Wednesday night, Singleton set a Fresno franchise record with ten RBIs in the team's win over the Albuquerque Isotopes on the strength of a two-run single in the first inning, a grand slam in the second, a two-run homer...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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