Castro’s grand slam lifts Astros past Rangers

Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in the state. “What’s the Silver Boot?” Altuve asked innocently. “We want to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo of Durant, Altuve reminds us that NBA players are tall

Being tall is a general characteristic of an NBA player, but height isn't as important in baseball.  That is evident in a recent photo of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. Durant is 6-foot-10, which is about average in the NBA. However, Altuve at 5-foot-5 is the smallest among MLB players.  But that doesn't mean...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees finished a poor trip in strong fashion as they return home to face two fourth-place teams. The Houston Astros, however, may not be pushovers thanks to the production of major league batting leader Jose Altuve and slugger Chris Carter. Chris Capuano is still searching for his first win with the Yankees as he gets the ball Tuesday night in this three-game series...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve plays big baseball

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Jose Altuve Big Time Game

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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Breakout Players — Second Basemen

Every position goes through ebs and flows just like pitchers and hitters do in general. Second base is going through a down period at the moment. Most of the big time stars from the previous decade are either out of the game or are no longer elite players. Robinson Cano is the last big name we will see among the top six guys. Guys like Brian Roberts, Dustin Pedroia, and Ben Zobrist...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts On Altuve Slam: ‘One Of The Worst Feelings I Could Have’ (Video)

In 66 games as a shortstop this year, Xander Bogaerts has only made seven errors. On Sunday though, he made a mistake that won’t go in the books as an error, but it essentially cost the Boston Red Sox the game against the Houston Astros. The Sox were trailing 2-0 in the top of the second when Marwin Gonzalez hit a ground ball that should’ve been a double play, but Bogaerts released...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Steven Wright Provides Valuable Relief In Blowout Loss

BOSTON — This was a series of big innings for the Red Sox. One by them vaulted the Red Sox to victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. One by the Astros on Sunday put the Sox in a hole they could not climb out of. Houston, aided by a defensive miscue by Xander Bogaerts and a Jose Altuve grand slam, hung six runs on Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the second inning of Sunday’s series...
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Altuve's slam ruins Kelly's Fenway debut, Astros topple Red Sox

  Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying the Houston Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Red Sox. Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, went 4 for 5, raising his hit total to 173 and majors' best average to .339 as the Astros completed a split of the four-game series...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve's slam lifts Astros over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying the Houston Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Red Sox. Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, went 4 for 5, raising his hit total to 173 and majors' best average to .339 as the Astros completed a split of the four...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve: ‘Every Single Little Guy Wants To Be Like Dustin Pedroia’

The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros know a thing or two about undersized second baseman. The Astros’ Jose Altuve, at 5-foot-5, is the shortest active major leaguer, and he’s long been an admirer of the 5-foot-8 Dustin Pedroia. “When I was a kid, you know?” Altuve said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a little guy like me, and he plays hard. He’s one of the best players...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Fan Wants Jose Altuve to Steal Her Second Base

Jose Altuve has been one of the very few bright spots for the Houston Astros since his debut in 2011 and the speedy second baseman is putting together another big-time season, one that might bring a batting title to the franchise. Apparently he is also bringing the ladies out. This gal arrived nice and early to the Astros game at Fenway Park on Friday night and brought along an intriguing...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Jose Altuve exits with neck discomfort

Houston Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve came out of Friday's win after five innings, with what the team later tweeted was neck discomfort:Update: Jose Altuve left tonight's game due to neck discomfort. #Astros— Houston Astros (@astros) August 9, 2014According to Chris Abshire of, the diminutive infielder looked to be in pain after flying out in the fifth...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve leaves Friday night’s game due to injury

Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve downplayed the severity of the neck discomfort that forced him to exit in the sixth inning Friday night against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, didn’t return after fouling out to the third base side in the fifth inning. Gregorio Petit replaced him at second base to start the sixth and eventually...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Altuve leaves game with neck discomfort

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has left Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers with discomfort in his neck. Altuve didn't appear to be injured when he batted in the fifth inning, but was replaced by Gregorio Petit for the start of the sixth. Altuve leads the majors with 158 hits and his 45 steals are tops in the American League. He entered...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' hack-first-ask-questions-later approach simply not working

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is well documented that the Royals are baseball's most impatient offensive team. Though the Royals don't hit for power (last in baseball with 62 homers) and therefore need all the baserunners they can get to score runs, they simply refuse to walk. They are last in all of baseball in walks (256) and walk percentage (6.2 percent). And if you go deeper...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve sets MLB record for hits, stolen bases mark before break

Jose Altuve went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs in Saturday’s win over the Red Sox. He leads the majors with 130 hits and 40 multi-hit games. He also leads the American League with 29 doubles. Altuve became just the third player to have 130 hits before the All-Star break since 2004, joining Miguel Cabrera (132 in 2013) and Ian Kinsler (134 in 2008).
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros play long ball in win over Rangers

Tuesday’s 8-3 Astros win over the Rangers wasn’t smooth or particularly fine baseball, a condition neither of these teams should care about given their respective states. Jose Altuve collected a pair of hits, both hard, and notched two steals to bring his season total to 41, but he was also picked off third in the first inning by catcher Chris Gimenez. Fill-in center fielder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve Breaks Houston Astros Record for Hits Prior to All-Star Break

The Houston Astros are still not very good, but there is reason to believe in a brighter future with some of the young talent on the roster--guys like second baseman Jose Altuve who set a new team record against the Texas Rangers Monday night.@MLBFanCave/TwitterWith two hits on the night the all-star has 124 on the season--a new record for hits before the all-star break for Houston...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep Your Lefties Away From These Guys

When talking about lefty/righty splits in baseball, there are a lot of fans who believe it doesn't make a difference who a hitter is facing. However anyone who follows the sport closely, knows that is not the case. There are certain players who just either feel more comfortable facing a lefty or just see the ball better coming out of their hand. In result, those certain players...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve should be an All-Star

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently fourth amongst American League second basemen in All-Star voting.  He trails Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and votes leader Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.  This is one of the downsides of fan voting.  The 5-foot-6 Venezuelan is the current Major League Baseball hits leader, having...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Might Actually Be Good Now

Is that an inflammatory headline? It feels like it might be. It’s not like Jose Altuve was bad before, of course. But this is the Internet, where it’s important to entice people to click on stories, and if you’re reading this, then I’ve already won. Success! Anyway, maybe this is more of a “me” thing […]
Via Fangraphs
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Jose Altuve not concerned about swollen elbow

Houston Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve went went 0-3 in Monday's 10-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners but he was hit in the left elbow by a Taijuan Walker 94 mph fastball in the fifth inning, after which Altuve stole his league-leading 37th base, reports Although his elbow is swollen, Altuve said he's "ready to play tomorrow [Tuesday]."...
Via MLB Injury News
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

#ProfStats, Week 14: Awesome Altuve

While June seemingly went by as fast as it came, there were quite a few records set in the past month that won’t vanish nearly as quickly, and you’re about to find out what they were in this week’s edition of #ProfStats. As a reminder, if you would like to join in on the declaration of new records, tweet any interesting baseball stats or facts that you come across during the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve is Miguel Cabrera’s mini-me

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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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