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Marwin still flying solo after latest long ball

Marwin Gonzalez extended his Major League record by hitting his 25th career homer -- all of which have been without anybody on base -- on Sunday against the Red Sox.
Via Astros.com
5 days ago

Marwin carries historic homer streak into 2016

Marwin Gonzalez has hit 24 career homers since arriving in the big leagues, and every single one has been a solo shot. That's the most in history without bringing someone else in, and that makes Gonzalez the holder of one of baseball's weirdest records.
Via Astros.com
28 days ago

Your Starting First Baseman, Marwin Gonzalez?

Maybe Tyler White is not the Everyday Houston Astros First Baseman Right Now, but he Could Still be Down the Road. Have you ever had a moment where you realized that everything you thought you knew about something was wrong? You thought your parents were really your parents, and then you realize that you really […] Houston Astros: Your Starting First Baseman, Marwin Gonzalez? ...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
28 days ago

Astros send young 1B Jon Singleton to minors

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros have sent young first baseman Jon Singleton to the minors, a week before opening day. Houston made the move Monday while sending down eight players. The 24-year-old Singleton has a $2 million salary this season. He hit .151 with three home runs in 22 games this spring. Singleton has hit 14 home runs in 114 games since making his major...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros and Padres Finalize Rosters For Mexico City Series

This weekend, the Houston Astros will play a two-game set with the San Diego Padres in Mexico City and both teams have finalized their rosters.  Among the Astros regulars making the trip to Mexico City are infielders Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Marwin Gonzalez, Luis Valbuena and outfielders Preston Tucker and Jake Marisnick. In total, the Astros will bring 28 players with them on...
Via Baseball Essential
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Foltynewicz makes second consecutive solid start as Braves lose to Astros

Mike Foltynewicz's second spring training start was a successful one, and what could possibly be the Braves' Opening Day lineup teed off on Astros pitcher Mike Fiers today. Mike Foltynewicz continued to stay in in the conversation for a rotation spot as he made his second start of spring training on Tuesday afternoon against his former team, the Houston Astros. Folty went 3 2/3 innings...
Via Talking Chop
March 22, 2016

Hinch reveals possible Opening Day lineup

Did Astros manager A.J. Hinch possibly reveal his Opening Day lineup Tuesday? For the first time this spring, the Astros had their regular starters at every position for a Grapefruit League game against the Braves, with Marwin Gonzalez occupying first base -- a position that remains up for grabs with less than two weeks remaining prior to the season opener.
Via Astros.com
March 22, 2016

Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez Gaining Attention In Fantasy Baseball

Is It Time to Add the Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez in Fantasy Baseball The problem with the status of first base for the Houston Astros is that outsiders get the wrong idea about position battles during spring training. Over the past few days, via Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy owners have added Marwin Gonzalez with the […] Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez Gaining Attention In Fantasy...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Pedro Severino off to a blazing spring training start

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — If Gio Gonzalez had listened to Pedro Severino, he admitted, he probably would not have allowed the home run to Marwin Gonzalez that accounted for the only run he allowed Tuesday. “The balls I got hit with were balls I shook off from him,” Gonzalez said. “He had the right mind frame.” Severino, […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Marwin's 4th spring HR backs solid McHugh

Marwin Gonzalez crushed his team-leading fourth home run of the Grapefruit League season, but two-run doubles by Daniel Murphy and Clint Robinson backed a strong Gio Gonzalez, helping the Nationals top Washington, 6-4, on Tuesday at Osceola County Stadium.
Via Astros.com
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Garcia gives up three runs in 6-3 loss to Astros

KISSIMMEE, Florida -- Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in an exhibition game on Friday.Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer off Jaime Garcia over the left-field wall with one out in the first. Garcia then walked last year's American League Rookie of the Year, Carlos Correa, on...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Valbuena has 3 RBIs to lead Astros over Cardinals 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Florida (AP) Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in an exhibition game on Friday. Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer off Jaime Garcia over the left field wall with one out in the first. Garcia then walked last year's American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Projected 2016 Lineup + Rotation

Houston Astros Lineup and Rotation Projection Batting Order: 1- Jose Altuve 2-George Springer 3- Carlos Correa 4-Evan Gattis 5-Carlos Gomez 6- Marwin Gonzalez 7- Colby Rasmus 8-Jason Castro 9-AJ Reed or Jon Singleton For the most part, this starting lineup remains the same because it worked for the Astros last year. However, there are two main differences in that Marwin Gonzalez...
Via TopSportsReport
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros reach 1-yr deal with Keuchel for $7.25M, 3 others

HOUSTON (AP) AL Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract for $7.25 million. The Astros also reached deals with infielders Marwin Gonzalez and Luis Valbuena and reliever Josh Fields on Friday after they had all filed for salary arbitration. Keuchel went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA in 33 starts and set a major league record by going 16-0 at...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros GM: upcoming spring training games in Mexico 'kind of surreal'

Earlier this week, it was announced by the league that the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres will play a pair of spring training games in Mexico City on March 26 and 27. For Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, the decision to play in Mexico was a no-brainer. As he explained to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, his personal experiences with Mexico played a role in the enthusiasm that...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros hit four homers, McHugh wins 16th in win over A's

Collin McHugh earned his 16th win of the season and the Houston Astros hit four home runs to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-5 Wednesday night, avoiding a series sweep. Colby Rasmus, Evan Gattis, Carlos Gomez and Marwin Gonzalez homered for Houston, which increased its AL West lead over the Rangers to two games. Texas lost 6-0 at Seattle. McHugh (16-7) labored through his worst start...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros hit four homers, McHugh wins 16th in win over A's

Collin McHugh earned his 16th win of the season and the Houston Astros hit four home runs to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-5 Wednesday night, avoiding a series sweep. Colby Rasmus, Evan Gattis, Carlos Gomez and Marwin Gonzalez homered for Houston, which increased its AL West lead over the Rangers to two games. Texas lost 6-0 at Seattle. McHugh (16-7) labored through his worst start...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros went from garbage to gold

By Eddie Ravert In case you have been living under a rock this season, the Houston Astros are a great baseball team. They started from the bottom and have a comfortable lead ahead of the Texas Rangers atop the AL West. With a record of 73-60 through Tuesday, the Astros have the fourth-best record in the American League. It’s worth pointing out that they had 907 losses since their...
Via Sportsnaut
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro's homer in 10th gives Astros walk-off win over Dodgers

Jason Castro's solo homer in the 10th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory and a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. There was one out in the 10th when Castro connected off Chris Hatcher (1-5), launching a 96 mph fastball into the first row of the seats in left field. The play was reviewed and confirmed. Kenley Jansen, who had converted 17 straight save opportunities...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro's homer in 10th gives Astros walk-off win over Dodgers

Jason Castro's solo homer in the 10th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory and a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. There was one out in the 10th when Castro connected off Chris Hatcher (1-5), launching a 96 mph fastball into the first row of the seats in left field. The play was reviewed and confirmed. Kenley Jansen, who had converted 17 straight save opportunities...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro's homer in 10th gives Astros 3-2 win over Dodgers

HOUSTON (AP) Jason Castro's solo homer in the 10th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory and a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. There was one out in the 10th when Castro connected off Chris Hatcher (1-5), launching a 96 mph fastball into the first row of the seats in left field. The play was reviewed and confirmed. Kenley Jansen, who had converted 17 straight...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez's 10th-inning homer gives Astros 3-2 win over Rays

HOUSTON (AP) Marwin Gonzalez had three hits and his 10th-inning leadoff homer lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The game was tied at 2-all when Gonzalez connected off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger (4-9), sending a full-count fastball into the seats in right field to give Houston the win. Luke Gregerson (6-2) pitched two scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Boxberger, Rays done in by walk-off homer against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Marwin Gonzalez had three hits and his 10th-inning leadoff homer lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The game was tied at 2-all when Gonzalez connected off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger (4-9), sending a full-count fastball into the seats in right field to give Houston the win. Luke Gregerson (6-2) pitched two scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Boxberger, Rays done in by walk-off homer against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Marwin Gonzalez had three hits and his 10th-inning leadoff homer lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The game was tied at 2-all when Gonzalez connected off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger (4-9), sending a full-count fastball into the seats in right field to give Houston the win. Luke Gregerson (6-2) pitched two scoreless...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 18, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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