HOUSTON ASTROS NEWS

Astros' Matt Albers dealing with shoulder tightness

The Houston Astros are off to a 7-14 start, last in the American League West. They are 29th in runs scored and 26th in ERA. But the Astros have played better of late, winning their last two on the road against the Seattle Mariners. There is some concern with relief pitcher Matt Albers, who has shoulder tightness. He is unavailable tonight and his status for tomorrow is up in...
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McHugh dominates Mariners in Astros second consecutive win

Collin McHugh knew he was going to the majors, but until late Monday night, he wasn’t positive what his role would be. He stayed off social media, so he didn’t find out until he ran into pitching coach Brent Strom at the team hotel in Seattle. “He was like, ‘Yeah, you’re starting, and I was like, ‘OK, alright, here we go,’” McHugh said. Maybe being in the dark was...
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Astros place Scott Feldman on DL

The Houston Astros have placed pitcher Scott Feldman on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right biceps. Feldman was scheduled to pitch on Tuesday night but will be replaced by the recently recalled Collin McHugh. In his last start Feldman allowed a season high four runs in six innings against Kansas City. Feldman has made four starts this season posting a 3.94 ERA and a 0...
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Astros end losing streak at seven with win over Mariners

Monday’s 7-2 Astros win made little sense in the context of what came before it. The worst offense in the majors finally busted out against one of the greatest pitchers in the game: the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez. The Astros entered the game hitting .192. The righthanded ace they were facing came in with a 1.91 ERA on the season and a 2.00 ERA against the Astros lifetime. Why...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report, April 22nd

www.chicagonow.com It didn’t take long for George Springer to graduate on to the rookie report. Houston’s consensus top three prospect was called up essentially as soon as the Astros had guaranteed themselves another year of control over him. In a nutshell, it’s good for all sides. Springer gets to play in the show. The Astros give their fans some excitement. And fantasy players...
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MLB Game Picks - Tuesday: April 22, 2014

So yesterday, I am sitting at 9-3 heading into the Game of the Day, which was a lock. There was no way that Felix Hernandez is going to lose to the .194 batting Houston Astros, right? Right? Come on, now. That pick was a lock. That pick was one of the surest of the season. Which just goes to show you what a great game baseball is because on any given night, truly, anything can happen...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros place Scott Feldman on the DL

Houston Astros’ right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman, is expected to miss two starts after being placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with biceps tendinitis. Scott Feldman was scheduled to start on Tuesday against the Mariners at Safeco Field, but right-hander Collin McHugh will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Feldman’s spot in the rotation. Feldman was in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros disable P Scott Feldman with tendinits

The Houston Astros debated about placing starting pitcher Scott Feldman onto the 15-day disabled list, and on Monday, they decided to do so. The Astros made the announcement late Monday afternoon. Right-hander Collin McHugh will come up from Triple-A to replace Feldman in the rotation. McHugh will pitch Tuesday.The Astros have placed RHP Scott Feldman on the 15-day DL with bicep...
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Exclusive: DeShields on taking a 90-mph fastball to the face

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The Astros place Scott Feldman on the DL

The Astros have announced that Scott Feldman will be placed on the disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. Feldman has been one of the few bright spots for the Astros thus far, posting a 1.69 ERA through his first four starts.
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It’s Fenway And That Ain’t So Bad

I’m not a Red Sox fan, much less a Yankees fan.  Hell, until my Astros finally found their way into the Series, I never even gave a flying weasel about the American League.  However, I am fascinated by historic ballparks.  If the Yankees came to my home bearing free beer, I would call the cops.  But I pined for a chance to go to the House that Ruth Built.  Their new palace...
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A’s Sweep Astros, Chavez Sets Team Record

The A’s completed a three-game sweep against the Astros Sunday afternoon to improve their record on the season to an AL-best 13-5, tying their best start since 1990. A first inning two-run home run off the bat of Josh Donaldson would be all the run support that the A’s would need as Jesse Chavez recorded his first win of the young season in a 4-1 final. Despite coming into Sunday...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's rally past Houston Astros 4-3

Josh Reddick's season-long slump officially ended Saturday when he backed up a three-hit game with another three-hit performance, including a game-winning single with one out in the ninth inning in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. In collecting three of the A's 14 hits, Reddick upped his average to .200, or more than double where he sat at the start of the three-game...
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Dugout Digest – same ol’ Astros

You know, Jeff Luhnow and company in Houston can talk all about “the plan” and their path towards success in the future…but let’s be honest here: the Houston Astros still aren’t a good baseball team. Houston had a 3-1 lead going into the ninth inning in Oakland on Saturday afternoon, and Chad Qualls had an epic meltdown, allowing three runs on four hits in the ninth to...
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Dugout Digest – same ol’ Astros

You know, Jeff Luhnow and company in Houston can talk all about “the plan” and their path towards success in the future…but let’s be honest here: the Houston Astros still aren’t a good baseball team. Houston had a 3-1 lead going into the ninth inning in Oakland on Saturday afternoon, and Chad Qualls had an epic meltdown, allowing three runs on four hits in the ninth to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. suffers fractured cheekbone after HBP

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital on Friday night after being hit in the head by a pitch, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The incident happened while DeShields was playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco.UPDATE 5:00 04/20: According to McTaggart, DeShields has suffered a fractured cheekbone and is expected to miss at least several weeks...
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MLB Rumors: Cesar Izturis sitting on minor league offers

Infielder Cesar Izturis is still a free agent and has multiple minor league offers but he's still waiting in hopes of a major league deal, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.FA Cesar Izturis has received a few AAA offers, but is looking for a major league opportunity.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 18, 2014 The 34-year-old hit .269 in 13 games on seven...
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Delino DeShields Jr Loses Face Off With Fastball

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball? Well, Houston Astros farm-hand Delino DeShields Jr. found our first hand, the outfielder was struck in the face with a heater during the 7th inning of a recent Double “A” game. The 21-year old managed to walk off the field under his own power but as you can see from the photos, he is lucky...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to the face

How does a batter look after he takes a 90 mph fastball to the face? Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has the answer, and it isn't pretty. DeShields managed to walk off the field under his own power after getting hit Friday night while playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in Frisco, TX against the RoughRiders. He is expected to be out several weeks with a...
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Reddick Gives A’s Walk-Off 4-3 Victory Over the Houston Astros

Following the A’s 11-3 drubbing of the Houston Astros Friday night, the two teams faced off again Saturday in front of a packed house of 33,166 fans hoping to see the American League best Oakland A’s improve on their record. Thanks to a ninth inning rally, the A’s fans were sent home happy with a final score of 4-3 as the A’s have taken the first two games of the weekend...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Want to See What Happens When You Get Hit in the Face by a 90 MPH Fast Ball?

This is Delino DeShields Jr. He's a prospect in the Houston Astros farm system, currently playing with the team's Double A club. Word is that he is dangerous on the base paths and has a pretty mean bat too. However, the team is going to have to do without him for awhile.He got nailed in the face with a 90-MPH fastball Friday. Want to see what his face looked like afterwards...
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A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr. shows off swollen face after taking 90 MPH pitch

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has some serious face damage after taking a 90 MPH pitch to his face. He isn’t shy to show it off to the public either! Those of you that would like to know exactly what the injury was, should read the following tweet. DeShields has a fracture of his cheekbone, which is not displaced. “Gonna be a very uncomfortable road back,” manager...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Prospect Shows off Battle Wound from Getting Hit in Face with 90-mph Fastball

Baseballs are not soft and pitchers, well they throw the ball really hard. Getting hit by a pitch is one of the most painful things in sports, especially in the cold. Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90-mile-per-hour to the face in a Double-A game last night and his face isn’t looking too pretty right now. Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Player Gets Hit In The Face with 90mph Fastball, Is Almost Unrecognizeable

Ouch. Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was hit in the face with a 90mph fastball yesterday, and just like anyone in our generation would, he took to social media to show off his swollen face. Above! Source: JeffPassan
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