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Astros' catcher 'problem' keeps manager Hinch awake at night

You know that phrase 'too much of a good thing'? The Houston Astros do at the moment, considering that both of their catchers - lefty-hitting Jason Castro and switch-hitting Hank Conger - are both red-hot at the plate. Over the weekend, Conger smacked the Astros' first grand slam of 2015 as he continues his recent success as a hitter. Castro, who gets the bulk of playing time at...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: August 1st

Fantasy baseball final: August 1st It is becoming difficult for me to find ways to explain how good Carlos Correa is at this point. He hit two more home runs on Saturday, his 11th and 12th of the season, and has solidified himself as the main piece of the Astros lineup. He has just 184 at bats this season and ready has 12 home runs while hitting .298 on the year since being called...
Via The Fantasy Fix
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conger, Correa both hit 2 homers as Astros down D-backs

HOUSTON The Houston Astros have homered so many times this season that Hank Conger thought they'd certainly hit a grand slam. It was only after he hit one one Saturday night that he learned it was their first this year. Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hank Conger Hits First Grand Slam Of The Season For The Houston Astros

Houston Astros catcher Hank Conger does not impress easily. That much is clear from the look on his face in this shot. It never hurts to have someone that is going to keep you grounded, right?It is kind of hard not to be impressed with the kind of game Conger had though. His home run in the third would have been enough to make it a good game, but he opted to make it a great one by...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conger, Correa both hit two homers as Astros down Arizona

The Houston Astros have homered so many times this season that Hank Conger thought they'd certainly hit a grand slam. It was only after he hit one one Saturday night that he learned it was their first this year. Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conger, Correa both hit two homers as Astros down Arizona

The Houston Astros have homered so many times this season that Hank Conger thought they'd certainly hit a grand slam. It was only after he hit one one Saturday night that he learned it was their first this year. Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' bats go dark as win streak snapped

HOUSTON -- Hank Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Houston Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Dallas Keuchel (13-5) allowed two hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in six innings to extend Houston's lead in the AL West to three games. It was the major league-leading...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' bats go dark as win streak snapped

HOUSTON -- Hank Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Houston Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Dallas Keuchel (13-5) allowed two hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in six innings to extend Houston's lead in the AL West to three games. It was the major league-leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conger, Correa both hit 2 homers as Astros down DBacks 9-2

HOUSTON (AP) Hank Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Houston Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Dallas Keuchel (13-5) allowed two hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in six innings to extend Houston's lead in the AL West to three games. It was the major league...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Conger credits 'discipline', coaching staff for offensive success

Hank Conger was primarily a backup catching option for the Los Angeles Angels early in his career, but he wasn't much of a hitter. This season, however, he's experiencing a bit of an offensive renaissance with the Houston Astros. After going 2-3 against his former club in the Astros' win over the Angels on Tuesday night, Conger is hitting .235 with an OBP of .343 in 42 games - well...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers vs. Astros breakdown

What went right? • Second baseman Rougned Odor continues to hit since coming back from Triple A. Odor had six hits in the series, including a homer and two triples. He came up big in the emotional 7-6 win Saturday with a homer and then a triple after exchanging words with Houston catcher Hank Conger. Odor now has hits in 14 of his last 17 games. • Right-hander Colby Lewis...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivalry between Rangers, Astros intensifies after Saturday dust-up

In Saturday's contest, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers got into a bit of a 'situation' in the ninth inning. Rangers infielder Rougned Odor and Astros catcher Hank Conger exchanged some words (later revealed to be regarding how long Odor was taking to get back into the batter's box). Shortly thereafter, both dugouts spilled out onto the field, with Rangers star Prince Fielder...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Odor homers, gets into testy exchange as Rangers beat Astros

Rougned Odor homered early, then got into a testy exchange at home plate in the ninth inning that escalated into a shouting match between the managers Saturday night as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-6. Odor hit a two-run homer in the third and later singled. He came up in the ninth and exchanged words with Houston catcher Hank Conger. Conger moved toward Odor and Texas...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers and Astros benches clear after Odor upsets Conger

The Rangers and Astros had the benches clear tonight after Texas second baseman Rougned Odor said something to upset Houston catcher Hank Conger. Your browser does not support iframes. The clearing was for the most part pretty uneventful after Prince Fielder managed to play peacemaker. The most interesting aspect of the entire confrontation were Rangers manager […] The post Rangers...
Via The Majors National
15 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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

7/9 Recap: Outstanding Anderson, Sixth Inning Hit Parade Carry Tribe

Player of the Game Cody Anderson continued to pitch extremely well at the MLB level. The Tribe rookie turned in 6.2 innings only allowing one run and three hits. Houston’s lone run came on a solo home run from Hank Conger in the third inning. Since being promoted to the big leagues, the right hander has been outstanding. The California native is 2-1 with a 0.89 ERA through 29...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan smashed in face by Hank Conger’s home run ball, glasses go flying (video)

Houston Astros catcher Hank Conger hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning that wrapped up all the scoring in the team’s 8-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. While Conger’s round-tripper proved damaging to the Rockies’ hopes of getting back into the game, the actual ball he hit...Read More The post Fan smashed in face by Hank Conger’s home...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Fan Fails to Catch Hank Conger’s Home Run Ball, Gets Nailed in the Face

Even when you’re paying attention at a baseball game, things can go oh so wrong. Just ask this Astros fan who thought he was about to have the moment of his life catching Hank Conger’s home run ball. He gets under it, has both hands up, and the ball still seeps through and wrecks his glasses: This embed is invalid" /> At this point, the MLB should...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Valbuena homers twice as Astros beat Rockies 8-5

HOUSTON (AP) Luis Valbuena homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 Tuesday. Hank Conger hit a solo homer for the Astros, who lead the major leagues with 91 home runs. Houston is 25-0 this year when it has multihomer games. Valbuena hit a solo homer in the second off Chris Rusin (2-2) and added a three-run drive in a five-run third...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

George Springer's catch saves game in 10th, then Astros win in 14

  Hank Conger hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning following George Springer's game-saving catch in the 10th, and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 Sunday. Conger homered after Evan Gattis reached base for the first time this season -- on a walk in his 21st plate appearance of the year. Robbie Grossman ran for Gattis, but it didn't matter when Conger pulled a pitch...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Conger's homer in 14th sends Astros past Rangers 6-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Hank Conger hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning following George Springer's game-saving catch in the 10th, and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 Sunday. Conger homered after Evan Gattis reached base for the first time this season - on a walk in his 21st at-bat of the year. Robbie Grossman ran for Gattis, but it didn't matter when Conger pulled...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians’ Yan Gomes Crosses Up Hank Conger With Juke Slide

Yan Gomes crosses up Hank Conger with the juke move slide pic.twitter.com/j1WzLjeYLb — Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 9, 2015 Nasty crossovers are usually reserved for the game of basketball, but not today. The Cleveland Indians’ Yan Gomes committed some catcher-on-catcher crime this afternoon, faking out Hank Conger at home with a “juke slide.” In the Vine...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Bold Predictions for the Angels in 2015

Every year around this time I come up with BOLD predictions for the Angels in the upcoming year and so far, the bolder the better. These predictions aren’t meant to be realistic in nature(though they do end up coming to fruition 40% of the time), rather, they’re meant to open fans eyes about the possibilities that may arise during the regular season. Two years ago, it was prospect...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Angels pitch framing problem

Pitcher framing, so hot right now. If you don’t have a catcher that can frame, then you ain’t cool, homey. In that case, consider the Angels squares because they had a terrific framing catcher in Hank Conger and just up and gave him away. What were they thinking? How can a team survive without a framer? Won’t somebody please think of the Angels pitch framing? But seriously...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Chris Iannetta

Chris Iannetta had one of the best years of his career in 2014 and he didn’t even need the Coors Field altitude to do it. Can he repeat his OBP dominance now that he is the undisputed primary catcher for the Angels? What happened in 2014?Chris Iannetta started the season off is a pretty rigid platoon with Hank Conger, as expected. What wasn’t expected is that the platoon would...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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