HOUSTON ASTROS NEWS

Astros edge A's in 11th, 5-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years. Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus drew walks off Eric O'Flaherty (0-2) to begin Houston's rally. After Hang Conger's sacrifice moved the runners over, Grossman lined a 3-0 pitch to left. Grossman...
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A’s Vs. Astros: Live Game Post

Scott Kazmir opposes Dallas Keuchel in the first game of the weekend series between the Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum Friday evening. First pitch at 7:05PM. Check for updates. Not necessary to refresh screen, content will update automatically. by The post A’s Vs. Astros: Live Game Post appeared first on BaySportsNet.com.
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chase McDonald: Astros Minor League Slugger Putting Up Ruthian Numbers

Lancaster JetHawks 22-year-old first baseman Chase McDonald stands 6’4″ and weighs 265 pounds and, other than hitting from the right side, looks a lot like Babe Ruth. McDonald hit his California League-leading fifth home run on the season last night to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Thursday’s home run in the 11-3 loss to the Modesto Nuts was McDonald’s fifth...
Via Baseball Essential
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story' documentary premiering this weekend

On Sunday night, a special documentary chronicling the experiences of Houston Astros second baseman/reigning American League batting champion Jose Altuve will premiere on MLB Network.  Here's a short-but-compelling preview of the program, which looks as if it will focus on Altuve's experiences growing up in Venezuela to where he is today, as one of the game's most promising young...
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Astros-Athletics Preview

Once again shining in April, Scott Kazmir will try to help the Oakland Athletics regain their footing after an inconsistent road trip. Dallas Keuchel will try to get the Houston Astros back in the win column when two of the top left-handers in the majors face off in Friday night's series opener in Oakland. Kazmir (2-0, 1.33 ERA) is 6-0 with a 1.84 ERA in this month the last two seasons...
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Buy/Sell, Week 3: Is Valbuena for Real?

As we’re nearly three weeks through the baseball season, the sample sizes are getting larger and the bats are starting to wake up from their winter hibernation, making for a hitter heavy buy/sell this week. Here we go: Sell: Nelson Cruz Cruz is off to a monstrous start to 2015, picking up where he left off last season. He currently leads all MLB in home runs (8) and RBI (17)...
Via Baseball Professor
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Astros Activate Josh Fields Off DL

The Houston Astros activated right-handed pitcher Josh Fields from the 15-day disabled list late Wednesday night after their 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Fields who was injured in spring training, only appeared in six Grapefruit League games, pitching just five innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight before being sidelined. He will most likely...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Happ, Mariners hold off Astros 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) J.A. Happ earned his first win with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night. Acquired from Toronto in an offseason trade, Happ (1-1) won in his third start. He gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out five. Reliever Yoervis Medina walked the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth before...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Understanding the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently in 1st place in the American League West, with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses.  This despite the fact that as a team, they are hitting just .210, last in the MLB and lead the league in strikeouts.  However, they are 5th in the MLB in walks and 2nd in stolen bases.  Their 18 home runs is tied for 4th in baseball, yet they have a -1 run differential...
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Josh Fields is Nearing a Return to the Astros

Houston Astros 29-year-old right-handed reliever Josh Fields (groin) appears ready to return from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno. Monday night in Las Vegas, Fields made his fifth appearance with the Grizzlies. I watched Fields pitch Monday, and to me he looked like he was ready to return to Houston. He pitched two complete scoreless innings, the first time he had been extended...
Via Baseball Essential
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Astros RHP Collin McHugh wins his 10th straight decision

Houston Astros Collin McHugh wins 10th straight decision Houston Astros right handed pitcher, Collin McHugh, (W, 3-0, 2.41 ERA) battled without his best stuff Tuesday night to extend his active winning streak to ten games with a 6-3 win on the road against the highly talented, and heavily favored Seattle Mariners. McHugh pitched seven innings, throwing 105 pitches, 64 of them for...
Via Baseball Essential
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McHugh wins 10th straight as Astros rally past M's 6-3

SEATTLE (AP) Jose Altuve helped Collin McHugh win his 10th straight decision with a go-ahead three-run double in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rallied for a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Down 3-1 entering the eighth, the Astros scored five times against the Mariners bullpen, capped by Altuve's bases-clearing liner into the left-field corner for...
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Astros “Blue Chip” Prospect Report: RHP Lance McCullers

Houston Astros starting pitching prospect Lance McCullers has gotten off to a very impressive start on the young 2015 season. McCullers, pitching for the Lancaster JetHawks at the High-A level, has not allowed a run over his first 2 starts of the year, striking out 12 against six walks and six hits in 10.0 innings. At 6′-2″ and 205 pounds, the strapping 21-year old right...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros minor league slugger Preston Tucker’s hitting streak reaches 22 games

Preston Tucker goes 3-for-5 Monday night to extend his hitting streak to 22 games Preston Tucker extended his hitting streak to 22 games Monday night, in style, as he went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Houston Astros, Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies to an 8-4 win on the road, over the Las Vegas 51s. Tucker, the 24-year-old, 6’-0″, 215 pound, lefty...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valbuena hits two HR in Houston's 7-5 victory over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) Luis Valbuena hit a pair of solo home runs, including a go-ahead eighth-inning shot, to give the Houston Astros a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners Monday night. Valbuena, who started the scoring with a blast in the first inning, opened the eighth with a homer to right on 1-1 pitch from Danny Farquhar (0-1). It was his fifth this season. It was the first home run...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 2: AL West Weekly Wrap-Up

Nelson Cruz. Photo Credit: Getty Images.   Here we already already through week two of the regular season so it is time for another volume of the AL West Weekly Wrap-Up. Weekly Wrap-Ups will be coming to you on Baseball Hot Corner for each division all-season, summarizing each team’s week, naming both a position player and pitcher of the week and giving you our take on the power...
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Houston’s Kemp and Pena to Receive Their Minor League Gold Gloves

The Astros have a couple of Gold Glove Award winners playing in their minor league system. At the Double-A level, the Corpus Christi Hooks second baseman Tony Kemp and catcher Roberto Pena were both part of the Lancaster JetHawks’ (A+), 2014 California League championship team. Both players will receive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards from minor league baseball president Pat O’Conner...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AL West Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the AL West. 1. Carlos Correa SS – Astros: Arguably the top prospect in the game, Correa has gotten off to a fine start in 2015. The 20 year old boasts above average tools in all facets of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Minor-League Slugger Preston Tucker Extends Hitting Streak to 21 Games

Preston Tucker, the 24-year-old, 6’0″, 215-pound left-fielder for the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate for the Houston Astros, extended his hitting streak to 21-games on Sunday — dating back to last year — with a base hit to left in the third inning. He added another hit to his resume when he legged out an infield single in the seventh inning. In his last at-bat...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Angels fall to Astros, 4-3

Scott Feldman bounced back with six solid innings and the Houston Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Sunday. Feldman (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits. In his previous start, Oakland tagged him for eight runs in five innings. Luke Gregerson threw a perfect ninth for his second save. Garrett Richards (0-1), making his...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Feldman bounces back, Astros defeat Angels

HOUSTON (AP) Scott Feldman bounced back with six solid innings and the Houston Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Sunday. Feldman (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits. In his previous start, Oakland tagged him for eight runs in five innings. Luke Gregerson threw a perfect ninth for his second save. Garrett Richards (0-1...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #11: Throw it back – Astros 4, Angels 0

The Angels and Astros wore throwback uniforms for this game, harkening back to a time in which the Angels were a pile of hot garbage. They must’ve been taking the throwback mantra pretty seriously because they LARPed their way into a pathetic offensive showing to get shutout for the first time this year. Astros 4, Angels 0 Run Expectancy Rundown The top of the order just killed...
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Houston Astros: Is George Springer the next Mike Trout?

The Houston Astros have a great amount of young talent. This team will only continue to mature and get better. How good can their prospects be? Do they have the next Mike Trout? George Springer walk back to the dugout George Springer has all the tools to play like Mike Trout. Both have amazing power, they can both cover tons of ground in the outfield, both can throw out runners...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel, 3 Astros relievers combine to 3-hit Angels 4-0

HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Robbie Grossman and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Saturday night. Keuchel (2-0) allowed two hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked three, throwing a season-high 105 pitches. Chad Qualls struck out the side in the seventh, Pat Neshek followed with...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Houston Astros Horizon – A Gold Glove Catcher

Roberto Pena, the 22-year-old,  2014 minor league Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner, was very impressive in his Double-A debut Friday night in Corpus Christi. In Pena’s first game, the 6′, 217 pound backstop, went 2-for-3, with an RBI and run scored. His first Double-A hit, was a line drive with two outs, nobody on, to left-center. Then Pena picked up another base hit with shot...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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