Gattis being a triple-threat leaves Astros' Hinch in awe

Evan Gattis is known for his power and hitting - not necessarily his speed. Despite that, Gattis inexplicably picked up his seventh triple of the season on Tuesday night in the Houston Astros' win over the Los Angeles Angels. Maybe it's due to the funky dimensions of Minute Maid Park, with its jagged edges and Tal's Hill in center field, but for whatever reason he's found a way to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly and Red Sox lose 4-2 To Astros

Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give the Astros a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Hit Multiple Homers For the 39th Time in 2015, Beat Red Sox 4-2

Much like game one of the series against the Boston Red Sox, Houston got the scoring started early in a powerful 4-2 victory over the Sox at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. The Astros scored all of their runs via the long ball as Preston Tucker had his first career multi-homer game. Evan Gattis also sent one into the seats to plate all of the Houston runs off of Boston starter...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Tucker homers twice to lead Astros over Red Sox

HOUSTON Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Collin McHugh (11-5) allowed seven hits and two runs in seven innings to help Houston extend Boston's losing streak to a season-high-tying seven games. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tucker homers twice to lead Astros over Red Sox 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Collin McHugh (11-5) allowed seven hits and two runs in seven innings to help Houston extend Boston's losing streak to a season-high-tying seven games. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth for his...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves were planning to move Evan Gattis to the outfield

Had the Atlanta Braves not traded Evan Gattis in the offseason, he would have been in for a major change. In a Q&A with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, president of baseball operations John Hart reveals that the Braves were planning to shift Gattis to the outfield due to durability concerns. When asked if he regretted Gattis' trade given the struggles of his replacement, Christian...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bauer offers classic reaction to awe-inspiring home run

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer had a simple reaction to Evan Gattis' impressive first-inning home run during Wednesday night's game. But his response after the game was even better. "Ball's two feet out of the strike zone, so what are you gonna do?" Bauer said. "That's great. I love baseball for that reason. Stuff like that happens." That blip on the radar was one of the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Gattis hits home run on pitch most batters probably can't foul off

There are some pitches that batters shouldn't be able to reach. Evan Gattis isn't one of those batters.In the first inning of the Houston Astros' game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, Indians starter Trevor Bauer attempted to throw a 94-MPH fastball up and away - a 'waste pitch', or one thrown in hopes of coaxing the hitter to swing and miss at an offering he can...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Slugger Evan Gattis Kills Ball He Wasn't Meant to Hit for Home Run

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer did not mean for Houston Astros DH Evan Gattis to hit a certain pitch during the first inning. He threw it high and a tad outside on purpose--so Gattis wouldn't kill the pitch.Well--so much for that.via Cut4Read more »
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Singleton Gets Another Chance with the Houston Astros

KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 10: Jon Singleton #21 of the Houston Astros waits for a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) With Chad Qualls suffering from chronic pain on the right side of his neck, Jon Singleton has been given another...
Via The Sports Journal
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Touki Toussaint, John Hart’s Latest Coup

The Atlanta Braves were supposed to be a terrible baseball team this year. With the trades of Craig Kimbrel, Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, and Justin Upton, just to name the big ones, even the most ardent Braves fans were expecting a full rebuild. Nearly halfway through the season, however, Atlanta finds themselves a mere three games out of first place in a weak NL East division. Sure...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves option Mike Foltynewicz down to minors

Earlier this week the Atlanta Braves sent their top prospect Christian Bethancourt down to the minors. Now, today, they have sent another struggling young talent back down to the farm, pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz, acquired from the Houston Astros in the Evan Gattis trade, was 3-2 with a not so brilliant 5.02 earned run average in nine starts with the Braves this season...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves option Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have optioned Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett after the right-hander struggled in his past three starts. Foltynewicz, acquired in the January trade that sent slugger Evan Gattis to Houston, began the season as the top-rated pitcher in Atlanta's farm system. After getting called up from Gwinnett on May 1, he went 3-2 with a 5.19 ERA in his first...
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June 17, 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

McCullers and 4 Astros relievers combine on 2-hitter

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Lance McCullers and four relievers combined for a two-hitter and Evan Gattis tied a career high with four hits, helping the Houston Astros cruise to a 13-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. McCullers (3-1) struck out four and didn't allow a hit through five, but he needed 90 pitches to get through those innings because of four walks. He was replaced by...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Reds and Devin Mesoraco finally out of options?

You have to hand it to Devin Mesoraco.  He’s willing to try anything to get back on the field and help the Cincinnati Reds despite a left hip impingement that makes playing his regular position of catcher impossible. The latest experiment, straight out of the Evan Gattis playbook, had Mesoraco going to AAA Louisville to get some playing time in left field.  Three games into it...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: 2016 Mock Draft, Round 2

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 213, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to discuss fantasy news and action. Topics on today’s show: Expectations for Lance McCullers, Mike Foltynewicz, and other young hurlers What’s wrong with Collin McHugh A quick survey of the ROS catcher landscape, specifically regarding...
Via Baseball Professor
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t count out Atlanta Braves’ Christian Bethancourt

One of the reasons the Atlanta Braves’ were so reluctant to resign Brian McCann two years ago and Evan Gattis last year was because they knew they had a young perennial all-star catcher waiting behind them who goes by the name Christian Bethancourt. But now, after 25 games this season Bethancourt has just as many hits as he does strikeouts, 15. Six of those hits have been for extra...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 06, 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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros rally for another win, 6-4 over Baltimore

HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and Luis Valbuena added a go-ahead solo shot in a five-run third inning to help the Houston Astros to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. The Astros, who lead the American League with a 33-20 record, were in a big hole early after a four-run second inning by the Orioles, but bounced back an inning later for their...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Upgrade up the middle for the Atlanta Braves

Memorial Day has come and gone and the Atlanta Braves are not dead and buried.  Far from it. The team is 26-25 and only 2.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East division after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Monday.  The record to this point is only two games worse than last year’s 28-23 start. Many expected the Braves to finish at or near...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 7th inning helps Astros rally for 5-2 win over Orioles

HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis drove in two runs in a four-run seventh inning and the Houston Astros continued their late-inning magic as they rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. The Astros have scored a major league-leading 94 runs in the seventh inning or later this season. They trailed by one entering the seventh before a leadoff single by Chris Carter...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Evan Gattis, a Tale of Two Very Different Months

View image | gettyimages.com The window to buy low on Evan Gattis has likely faded. The designated hitter who is catcher eligible, plays every day, and hits a ton of homers has finally started to seriously contribute to fantasy teams after a slow start. The question now is do you move him while he is hot, hold on to him, or go out and try and buy him if you are looking for help...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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