GEORGE SPRINGER NEWS

George Springer Wins Heart and Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) has announced that second year outfielder George Springer will receive the Heart and Hustle Award for the Houston Astros in 2015. This award is handed out by the MLBPAA to one player on each of the 30 MLB teams and is given to players that, “demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Springer recognized as Astros' 'Heart and Hustle' Award winner

On Tuesday, representatives of all 30 MLB teams were recognized as Heart & Hustle Award winners. For the Houston Astros, that honor was bestowed upon outfielder George Springer - who, coincidentally, just hosted a special fundraiser for Houston-area youth dealing with stuttering issues.  As for the Heart & Hustle Award, it's handed out by the Major League Baseball Players...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer plays role model for Houston youth at fundraiser

Houston Astros right fielder George Springer may be out of action nursing a fractured wrist, but that doesn't mean he's totally incapable of making his presence felt. On Monday, Springer hosted a bowling event in Houston geared around raising money for kids interested in attending Camp SAY, a summer camp for kids who stutter. As MLB.com's Alyson Footer reported, the cause is close...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Not Forget About the Houston Astros Bullpen

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 21: Closing pitcher Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by catcher Jason Castro #15 after defeating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 at Safeco Field on June 21, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) There are a variety of players and reasons that someone can point to and say “that’s why the Houston Astros are shocking...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Karma Is An Unpleasant Female Canine

The Kansas City Royals pitched my Stros inside all night. They were finishing out their last series at the Juice Box (and got their proverbial butts handed to them by my mighty mighty Stros—boo yeah!). Apparently, the process didn’t sit well with Royals starter Edinson Volquez.  He hit three of my Astros.  I thought that the ride in/up pitch on George Springer may–may have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer supporting camp for children who stutter

HOUSTON (AP) George Springer is as loquacious as he is outgoing, a 6-foot-3 bundle of chatter and charisma for the Houston Astros. Currently on the disabled list with a broken right wrist, the outfielder and one of the faces of this up-and-coming team spends games flitting around the dugout making conversation with anyone who will listen, like a bee moving from flower to flower...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros DFA outfielder Alex Presley

In order to facilitate the return of starter Scott Feldman on Saturday, the Houston Astros had to make a roster move. Faced with that obligation, the club designated outfielder Alex Presley for assignment. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle pointed out, Presley started four games for the Astros since being called up to take the roster spot of George Springer when Springer...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the AL West: Never say die

Entering the All-Star break, the Angels hold just a half game lead over the Houston Astros. At first glance, this appears to be a two team race, but upon closer investigation, we see that while it isn’t wide open, the AL West will likely find itself having five teams competing for a playoff spot. OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 29: Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: July 11th, 2015

If you read only one thing….. Jerry Dipoto officially resigned as the Angels general manager on July 1st. Of course that whole saga has numerous angles, but the most important might be the team’s play in the wake of his resignation. The Angels lost to the Yankees 3-1 on that day, but since have 6-1 with tonight’s game still being played as we speak. Even if they lose this...
Via The Fantasy Fix
17 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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Houston Astros Become the Model Franchise?

In 2005, the Houston Astros lost to the Chicago White Sox in four straight games in a World Series that is really only deemed classic and memorable in the minds of baseball fans from Chicago’s South Side. After that World Series, most Astros fans thought that they were about to embark on many more years of winning and that losing in the World Series four games to none was just...
Via Baseball Essential
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: The Professional Version. Okay, Okay, the “Semi” Professional Version.

In today's Podcast, the usual host, what's-his-face, ah yes, JB Gilpin went MIA in the streets of Philly where he apparently got married, or had a bachelor party, or did something. Who knows? Actually, Grey does, as we went over the fact that Philadelphia is the jewel of the United States. Miguel Cabrera was also mentioned, and I just want to establish, at this point, injuries...
Via Razzball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How devastating is Springer’s injury to the Houston Astros?

The loss of George Springer will be devastating for the Houston Astros. The Astros only have a three-game lead on the LA Angels, and they have lost a pivotal piece to their success. They need to be able to maintain their level of play for the next few week because the Angels are picking up their level of play and just sweep the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Manager A.J Hinch was been...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ first base-DH surplus now helps cover George Springer injury

The Houston Astros have been the surprise of the 2015 season, building the best record in the AL and a five-game lead in their division. As we approach the All-Star break, the big question hovering over this team is whether or not they’re “for real,” can maintain this level of performance and get to their first postseason in 10 years. A significant reason for the Astros’...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Hits Home Run in First Game at Fenway

When the news broke that people from the Cardinals organization had hacked in to computers belonging to the Houston Astros we learned that the Astros had been in talks with the Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, but decided not to pull the trigger.Crazy, right? Well--the Marlins supposedly wanted George Springer and Carlos Corea. So they pretty much wanted the future of the...
Via FatManWriting
25 days ago  |  Discuss

RHP Straily recalled from Triple-A; RHP Feliz to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) The Houston Astros recalled Dan Straily, Friday night's starting pitcher, from Triple-A Fresno for their game against the Boston Red Sox. To make room, the team optioned right-hander Michael Feliz to Fresno. On Thursday, outfielder George Springer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist. Outfielder Alex Presley was selected from Fresno to...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring(er) Break

George Springer will miss six weeks with a broken wrist. I find in these times of sadness it's best to turn to the ones you love, your family. But it's also important to not forget why you were sad either, so you don't lose perspective. So print out pictures of Springer's face and paste them to your wife, kids and dog's faces. See, aren't you glad you have family. It's that...
Via Razzball
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Red Sox Preview

The Houston Astros had little time to enjoy a sweep of the AL leaders before learning they'd open a road swing without their leadoff man and top defensive outfielder. With George Springer sidelined for an extended period, the Astros look to keep rolling with their fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the resurgent Boston Red Sox. After hitting .207 over his first 38 games...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Continuing Their Miraculous Season, Astros Tickets Still Offering Tremendous Value Through July

The Houston Astros have been one of the more pleasant surprises thus far in the 2015 MLB season, as they’ve ascended the ranks of the AL West division and are in position to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. All of this, after everyone thought they were still another year or two away from simply being a contender. Houston has received excellent starting...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer headed to 15-day DL with broken right wrist

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right wrist. Springer was injured when he was hit on the wrist by a 95 mph fastball thrown by Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning of Houston's win over Kansas City on Wednesday night. It's a blow for the first-place Astros, who count Springer as their best outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ George Springer likely heading to disabled list

The Houston Astros have the best record in the American League and are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, who currently lead the AL Central.  But an off-day on Thursday has the club worrying about the health of their leadoff hitter George Springer. Springer was forced to leave Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Royals after being hit on his right wrist by a Edinson...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrist injury likely sending Astros' Springer to DL

The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday, wrapping up an impressive three-game sweep of the AL's top club - but it came with a price. Dynamic outfielder George Springer left the game after being hit in the wrist by an Edinson Volquez offering and suffering what the club called a 'wrist contusion'.  After the game, manager A.J. Hinch told Jose de Jesus Ortiz...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals drop second straight in Houston with 4-0 loss

HOUSTON -- Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn't walk a batter to lower his ERA to 2.03. Pat Neshek allowed one hit in the...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals drop second straight in Houston with 4-0 loss

HOUSTON -- Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn't walk a batter to lower his ERA to 2.03. Pat Neshek allowed one hit in the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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