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The Triad of Houston Astros Success

Houston Astros Colby Rasmus (28), Jose Altuve (27) and Marwin Gonzalez celebrate their 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The Houston Astros stand atop the American League West four and a half games in front of a powerhouse Angels team, an unprecedented position given the collective performance over...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

McCullers leads Astros over Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) -- Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play in the fifth inning, and the Houston right-hander went on to earn his first career victory Saturday, leading the Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2. Detroit led 2-1 in the fifth and had runners on first and second when Kinsler hit a grounder to third. Jonathan Villar stepped on the bag and threw to second...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros turn first triple play since 2004 in win over Tigers

DETROIT -- Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play in the fifth inning, and the Houston right-hander went on to earn his first career victory Saturday, leading the Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2. Detroit led 2-1 in the fifth and had runners on first and second when Kinsler hit a grounder to third. Jonathan Villar stepped on the bag and threw to second, where...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play in the fifth inning, and the Houston right-hander went on to earn his first career victory Saturday, leading the Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2. Detroit led 2-1 in the fifth and had runners on first and second when Kinsler hit a grounder to third. Jonathan Villar stepped on the bag and threw to second...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros turn around the horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three. This...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, on Kinsler grounder

DETROIT (AP) The Houston Astros turned their first triple play since 2004, pulling the feat on a grounder by Detroit's Ian Kinsler The Tigers had runners on first and second and had already scored a run in the fifth inning Saturday when Kinsler hit a grounder to third. Jonathan Villar stepped on the bag and threw to second, where Jose Altuve relayed the ball to first. Houston's...
Via AP on Fox
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Watch: Astros turn 5-4-3 triple play

After taking a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning the Tigers had runners at first and second with no outs trying to break the game open, but the rally was over just like that. Just your typical 5-4-3 TRIPLE PLAY. #Astros #Whiff pic.twitter.com/qFoBxA4SAC — #VoteAstros (@astros) May 23, 2015 Ian Kinsler smashed a grounder to Jonathan Villar at third, he stepped on the bag then relayed...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Are The White Sox So Damn Slow!

What do Billy Hamilton, Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon and about 15 other players have in common? (MLB) They all have more stolen bases than the entire White Sox team does. That includes the Cubs’ own Anthony Rizzo who has nine stolen bases in 2015. The White Sox have seven. (ESPN) SEVEN!!!!!!! We are halfway through May and the Sox as a team have stolen seven bases. It gets worse though...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AL-leading Astros roll into Comerica Park

The Houston Astros have reclaimed the AL's best record with their latest surge, and much of it has come without significant contributions from their top hitter. They'll try to get Jose Altuve going and keep rolling for Thursday's series opener against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park (noon pregame, 1:08 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit). Houston (27-14) has won seven of eight...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Tigers Preview

The Houston Astros have reclaimed the AL's best record with their latest surge, and much of it has come without significant contributions from their top hitter. They'll try to get Jose Altuve going and keep rolling for Thursday's series opener against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Houston (27-14) has won seven of eight while averaging 5.1 runs with 15 homers, including at...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Squeak out Victory over Oakland A’s

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 29: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into third base ahead of the tag of Will Middlebrooks #11 of the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park April 29, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch began his post game press conference Tuesday night by saying...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Trading Altuve in a Dynasty Rebuild

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I took over a poor team in a 16-team dynasty league and trading lots...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hitters for 5.18.15

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Jose Altuve is facing LHP Drew Pomeranz tonight in Houston at Minute Maid Park. If you’re new to this article  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Call Up McCullers: Debut Set Monday

The Houston Astros have announced that RHP Lance McCullers Jr. has been called up from Triple-A Fresno and will make his first ML start against the Oakland Athletics on Monday. McCullers is a former first round draft pick of the Astros from 2012 from Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL, is ranked by MLB.com as the number 52 prospect, and ranked as the Houston Astros 10th best prospect...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance McCullers to Make his Major League for the Houston Astros

Jun 18, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; West pitcher Lance McCullers throws against the East All Stars in the first inning during the Midwest League-All Star Game at Fifth Third Field. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Lance McCullers’ time with the Houston Astros Triple A team, the Fresno Grizzlies, was short lived. McCullers was informed exactly one day after being promoted...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Keuchel gets HR support, Astros beat Blue Jays

HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchel remained unbeaten as the Houston Astros backed him with plenty of home run support Friday night in an 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and George Springer and Luis Valbuena also connected as the Astros won their third in a row. Keuchel (5-0) won his seventh straight decision overall. He gave up four runs and eight...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve a Staple for New-Look Astros

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve watches his deep sacrifice fly to left that drove in Jake Marisnick from third base in the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday April 29, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) The days of the Houston Astros being the joke of Major League Baseball are in the past, albeit the near past. They currently lead the American...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Best team in the AL? How about the Astros

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve has yet to commit an error this year. He’s been instrumental in leading the Astros to the top of the AL West. I’ll bet Bud Selig didn’t see this one coming. A little over two seasons after the former commissioner of baseball shifted the Houston Astros from the National to the American League, the former upstarts of the senior circuit find...
Via In The Neutral Zone
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting down to business: Winning

Five weeks into the season and so far the Angels have only managed to fight for 2nd place in a Division which, to be honest, was expected more. The Astros in the other hand have had an amazing start to the season, reaching a 20-12 record. The Astros, led by Jose Altuve and Dallas Keuchel are the only team in the American League West to hold a positive record. Any guess why? Simple...
Via In The Neutral Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Looking to Succeed at Minute Made Park

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 29: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros hits a double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 29, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Going into the 2015, not many baseball fans in the world thought that the Houston Astros would make a splash just six weeks into the season...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Concern over the Houston Astros and their struggling offense

Where has the Houston Astros offense gone? After winning 10 games in a row, the Texas Rangers came into town and shut them down. The Astros were swept by the Rangers and have lost four of their last six. In their last five games prior to Saturday’s game, they scored just 12 runs and have a high mark of three. Even though the team is struggling, they remain atop the division. In...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hitters for 5.5.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE Jose Altuve was featured in this article  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros OF George Springer Makes Early Candidate for Catch of the Year

It has been a long time since the Houston Astros have been considered a good team, but with the way guys like Jose Altuve and George Springer are playing the team may be close turning a corner and becoming respectable. When you have guys like Springer going all out to make a catch like he did in Monday night's game against the Rangers it is not hard to see why.This game did not completely...
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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