First career home run an emotional one for Astros' Stassi

On Saturday, Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi stepped up and smacked his first career home run at the MLB level. The blast, which cleared the wall in right field at Minute Maid Park, came against his former club the Oakland Athletics.  After the game, Stassi - who has been playing semi-frequently for Houston lately with main catcher Jason Castro just having returned to the lineup...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro relieved to be back in action for Astros

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro didn't really enjoy being forced to miss 17 games over the past couple of weeks, but a strained right quad didn't give him much of a choice.  The Astros went 6-11 in those contests without his services, so the team must have been happy to have him back when he was activated on Thursday.  Though Houston lost the game to seal the four-game sweep...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros eyeing more depth with Sipp, Castro due back soon

The Houston Astros are hopeful to be able to add some more depth to their roster with the eventual activation of reliever Tony Sipp (lower back issue) and catcher Jason Castro (strained right quad). On Wednesday, manager A.J. Hinch told Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle that the club expected both players to join the team in Anaheim this weekend while the Astros battle...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro optimistic about returning to Astros from DL stint soon

Catcher Jason Castro has been out of action for the Houston Astros over the past week as he deals with a right quad strain, but he could be back relatively quickly. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday, Castro's MRI results revealed a low grade strain, something that gave him hope he wouldn't have to miss more time than the 15-day disabled list stint would...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros went from garbage to gold

In case you have been living under a rock this season, the Houston Astros are a good great baseball team. They literally started from the bottom and are now four games ahead of the Texas Rangers atop the AL West. With a record of 73-59, the Astros have the third best record in the American League. It’s worth pointing out that they had 907 losses since their last playoff appearance...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros will not clinch the division early

There are 32 games left in the season for the Houston Astros, and they continue to lead the AL West with a four game lead over the Texas Rangers. However, the Rangers currently lead the Lone Star series 8-4 and there are seven games to go. The Astros will play four in Arlington in the middle of September and they will host the Rangers the last weekend of September. If the Astros...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Filling in for Castro, Astros' Stassi wants to make most of promotion

The Houston Astros lost catcher Jason Castro on Saturday after he suffered a right quad strain in Friday night's game. Since the club doesn't expect him back in action for at least a few weeks, catcher Max Stassi was promoted from Triple-A Fresno to take his place.  Stassi was already expected to be among the players brought up by Houston once rosters expand on September 1, but...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle. Catcher Max Stassi was recalled from Triple-A Fresno for the game Saturday at Minnesota. Castro was hurt running out a double the night before against the Twins. Hank Conger will take over behind the plate for the AL West leaders, with Stassi backing...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros are legit, even with their mediocre road record

Lance McCullers & Jason Castro – Photo Credit – Gilbert Bernal The biggest question of this season, and there is usually one of these type of teams, was “are they for real?” Remember back in 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays had their hot start and everyone was just waiting for them to falter. It never happened. They rode that wave all the way to the World Series, and they have...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros bullpen falters in 10-inning loss to Diamondbacks

The Houston Astros managed to get to Diamondbacks' starting pitcher Rubby De La Rose in the fifth inning, tagging the right-hander for four runs, but was unable to hold back Arizona's quick comeback to tie, and eventually lead in the 10th inning in the 6-4 loss.  The fifth inning was the Astros only scoring frame in the extra-inning game, jumping out to a 3-1 lead after two back...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #101: Settle down – Astros 3, Angels 0

Look, we all know what happened in this game. We all know what happened in this series. We should all know that there is no cause for alarm, emphasis  on “should.” Not nearly enough Angels fans demonstrated that after this game as the panic from the fan base was palpable. This was no doubt a feeling that had its flames fanned by the winds of the Carlos Gomez trade before the...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Catcher Jason Castro Hits Walk-Off Home Run Against Angels

Fans of the Houston Astros have to be smiling big. After slumping heading in to the All-Star break, the team has been on point since break. After beating the Angels Wednesday night Houston took back over the division lead. Thanks to catcher Jason Castro his 8th home run of the season--a three run, walk off home run--with two outs in the ninth the team now has a two game lead on the...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro's 9th-inning homer gives Astros 3-0 win over Angels

HOUSTON (AP) Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. The win moves first-place Houston two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. It was 0-0 to start the bottom of the ninth inning. Jed Lowrie drew a walk off Jose Alvarez (2-2) with one out...
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July 30, 2015  |  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...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, June 8

Friday was a great day for the Official Lineup as my Blue Jays stack and Jake Odorizzi mixed well with my hidden selections to score 150.15 points, resulting in a 1,968th place finish out of 85,232 entries. Aaron Sanchez nearly pitched a complete game shutout, allowing a solo homer to Jason Castro in the ninth inning before hitting a rough patch and getting lifted, and nearly everyone...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox’ Tyler Flowers Looking for Swing

Chicago White Sox’s Tyler Flowers (21) hits an RBI-single to score Conor Gillaspie from third as Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, reaches for the pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The Chicago White Sox have experienced with struggles throughout the lineup during the first first two months of...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ Jason Castro Making Subtle Strides this Season

  Oakland Athletics’ Billy Butler, left, and Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro look to first base to see Mark Canha safe on a bases-loaded force out in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. Butler was out at home. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) At first glance Jason Castro’s 2015 numbers don’t look much different than his previous three seasons...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Buying Low on Jason Castro

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Jason Castro was highly regarded at the start of last season. He was coming off an All-Star 2013 season where he  Full Article »
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Adjustments working well so far for Astros' Castro

Heading into the 2015 season, Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro wanted to improve his game in a few areas, specifically his strikeout rate and his accuracy at throwing out would-be baserunners.So far, those adjustments are paying off. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle detailed, Castro began Tuesday having thrown out 41 percent of base stealers, a figure that stands above...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Playing Winning Baseball Despite Lack of Homers

Houston Astros Jason Castro, right, hits a single with Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, left, looking during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2015. The Angels won the game 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) For the second time this week, the Astros proved that they can manufacture other ways to score runs other than hitting home runs...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Led by Jason Castro, Houston Astros Bats Come Alive

KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 12: Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros swings at a pitch during the fourth inning of a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at Osceola County Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Perhaps the Houston Astros took my Major League reference, from Wednesday, to heart. Or perhaps they listened to someone...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Anemic Bats Plague the Houston Astros Against the San Francisco Giants

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Matt Joyce during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Joyce was thrown out at first on the play. The Astros won 6-5. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Not a whole lot went right for the Houston Astros Tuesday night, May 12th, as they took on the San Francisco...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Castro declines public post-it note prom proposal

Prom season can be scary. Finding the courage to ask that special someone to accompany you to the big, potentially intimidating, be-all-end-all social function of your high school career can be a challenge for some.  Others find ways to make big public spectacles of their inquiries by doing things like writing elaborate messages made of post-it notes plastered on that lucky guy...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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