James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros 5-1

The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row. The wipeout stemmed from a variety of factors: The hapless Astros themselves, a free...
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Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose...
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Astros' Dexter Fowler rejoins team on Monday, but not in lineup

The Houston Astros entered Monday afternoon's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-3 record, a game behind the Seattle Mariners in the American League West. The Astros have been playing without Dexter Fowler since Thursday night, who has been battling a stomach virus that put him in the hospital on Friday night. The good news is that he has rejoined the team, although...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely

Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he couldn’t play right away. Fowler instead will remain at home indefinitely, and it’s...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler released from hospital; Castro nears return

Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was released from Houston Methodist hospital on Saturday, manager Bo Porter said after a 5-1 loss to the Angels. The Astros’ hottest hitter was admitted to the hospital on Friday with viral gastroenteritis. Fowler is expected to be at the ballpark on Sunday, although it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to play immediately. He was treated...
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Astros' Dexter Fowler was in hospital Friday night with stomach virus

The Houston Astros dropped to 2-2 on the season following an 11-1 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Lucas Harrell and Jerome Williams gave up a combined 11 runs on 14 hits in 6 2/3 innings. Alex Presley started in center field for Dexter Fowler, who missed the game with a stomach virus.  Wikimedia CommonsAs reported by Evan Drellich at Ultimate Astros, Fowler...
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Dexter Fowler sent to hospital with stomach issues

Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was in the hospital Friday night because of a stomach bug, Astros manager Bo Porter said after an 11-1 loss to the Angels at Minute Maid Park. Porter was considering a late visit to Fowler in the hospital. “They’re running some tests and we’ll have more information once they finish running the tests,” Porter said Friday night. “But he’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros down Yankees again, 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Dexter Fowler homered and tripled and Matt Dominguez added a home run late to help the Houston Astros take the opening series from the New York Yankees with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night.
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Astros upset Yankees in season opener

The words “shock the world” came up Tuesday among the Astros, hours before first pitch. The first two innings of the 2014 season fit the bill. A 6-2 win over the Yankees on opening day at Minute Maid Park was baseball’s version of role reversal. Sloppy fielding early made the Yankees look like the team that won 51 games last season. “They came out swinging, so you have...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 Houston Astros at Their Best

The Houston Astros are in the midst of a rebuild and no one has any expectation of the team making the playoffs. Bryan has already touched on where the Astros are expected to improve over their 51-111 2013 season, but no one wants to watch a 68-win team. How can the Astros possibly contend for a playoff spot or a World Series ring? Jeff Sullivan’s article at Fangraphs on the Marlins...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Knowing the competition: Houston Astros

Jose Altuve is only 5’6, but he does have a .285 career batting average. (Photo courtesy of Threat Level: 1 If the Astros win 60 games this season, they will deem it a success. When a team has those kind of standards, it makes everything that happens subjective. The lineup and the pitching staff will likely be in constant flux, as they continue to find and groom...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler gets 3 hits, leads Astros over Braves 7-5

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) New Houston center fielder Dexter Fowler, hitting .318 this spring, was 3 for 3 with a walk in leading the Astros to a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
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Dexter Fowler strikes back as Colorado Rockies front office continues looking incompetent

Dexter Fowler lashed back at Dan O'Dowd's criticism.The Colorado Rockies front office seems to pride itself in outside-the-box thinking. That thinking is clearly causing confusion not only outside of the organization, but within their own clubhouse.On Sunday in the Houston Chronicle, former Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler responded to comments that Rockies general manager...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next in the NL West is the Colorado Rockies. What Happened Last Season The Colorado Rockies were last in the NL West settling in at 74 wins and 88 losses. While you would imagine a team that is last in their division to be weak all the way around, that is not the case with the...
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Dexter Fowler sidelined with sore neck

Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was scratched from Wednesday’s game against the Tigers because of neck stiffness. The team said it was a precautionary measure. “I’m fine, I’m fine,” Fowler said. “I slept on it wrong. You ever gone to sleep and you forgot you went to sleep? Or you didn’t realize you went to sleep? That’s what happened. And I woke up like this...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

AL West Predictions

  Jacob Papke MLB Writer   5) Houston Astros (60-102) Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports   After a complete rebuild for what now seems like a decade the Astros are finally starting to see some of their top prospects reach the majors and just in time after posting the 3 worst seasons in team history. Now while I do not believe the Astros will improve much during he 2014 season they...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New CF Fowler steps in seamlessly to lead Astros

Dexter Fowler had spent his entire career with Colorado before an offseason trade to the Houston Astros. But the center fielder isn't taking the quiet approach of a new guy. He's already perfectly at home with Houston, taking over a leadership role this young team desperately needed. He says: ''It's a good chance to get to nurture the guys ... I'm trying...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Buyer Beware: Hitters

Welcome to Part Two of our examination of Buyer Beware candidates for 2014. Click here for Part One , which explored gambles on the mound. Hitters Dexter Fowler, Astros The nimble outfielder posted strong numbers in 2012 (.300/.389/.474, 13 homers, 72 runs, 53 RBI) before injuries limited him to just 119 games last season. A move to Houston places Fowler at leadoff in a quietly...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #124: Dexter Fowler | OF | HOU

In 2013, Dexter Fowler followed up his 2012 breakout season (from a power perspective) with what was arguably the best season of his career (despite only playing 119 games). Most of the missed time was due to a sore right wrist that landed him on the DL in late June. For Fowler, as with most wrist injuries, this ailment hampered him well beyond his actual time on the DL. 2013...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Stove Season: Houston Astros Fantasy Analysis

While still the bottom-feeders of the increasingly stacked AL West, the Houston Astros have been very active this past offseason, and their moves have some serious fantasy implications. The most obvious player to start with would be Dexter Fowler. A career .270 hitter (with a .365 OBP), Fowler has provided a blend of power and [...]
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros rumors: Shin-Soo Choo edition

The Houston Astros are in need of some help. Coming off a horrifying 51-111 campaign that ended with 15 straight losses, the Astros are ready for change. They have a bounty of young prospects and a few good pieces, but the Astros need a cog in their lineup that they can rely on for top-level production. Normally, the Astros would be nowhere near contention for such a player. They...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Gonzlaez headed back to center field for Rockies

The Colorado Rockies already have their replacement for Dexter Fowler, who patrolled center field at cavernous center field for the last six seasons: Gold Glove left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. ''CarGo has played all three spots in the past and that's the plan right now, to move him over to center,'' general manager Bill Geivett said Wednesday. The Rockies traded...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado signs Justin Morneau for two years, still has no idea what they are doing

On the heels of their puzzling trade of Dexter Fowler to Houston, a trade seemingly done to clear payroll space, the Rockies have announced that they signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year, $13 million contract. Though the Rockies had been in pursuit of Morneau for a few weeks now, one can't help but see them as inextricably linked, making the Fowler trade even more...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies sign Justin Morneau; trade Dexter Fowler to Houston

In a series of corresponding moves, the Rockies have begun shaping their everyday lineup for next season. On Tuesday, they traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros to clear payroll to sign free-agent first baseman Justin Morneau. The Rockies ironed out the final details Tuesday night on a two-year contract for Morneau that will pay him slightly under $13 million...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade Dexter Fowler to Houston Astros for next to nothing

Dexter Fowler is no longer a member of the Colorado Rockies.When the Colorado Rockies went to the World Series in 2007, there was so much optimism in the hearts of Rockies fans everywhere.Not only had the Rockies youth movement hit their stride, but they also had a kid named Dexter Fowler in the minors named Dexter Fowler who was the crown jewel of a farm system that produced the...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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