Gregerson 'not surprised at all' by Astros' bullpen efficiency

One of the main reasons the Houston Astros are in first place in the American League West this far into the season is their pitching staff.With a starting lineup filled with players struggling to hit over .200 (except for otherwordly second baseman Jose Altuve, of course), the new-look bullpen corps has been stellar. Newcomers Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek, Joe Thatcher and Will Harris...
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Astros hosting food drive for Houston-area flood victims on upcoming homestand

The Houston Astros are returning home this weekend, and they'll do their part to help those affected by the terrible floods that have struck the Houston area over the past few days. After manager A.J. Hinch sent his message of support to victims of the flooding, the Astros are taking things a step further: a food drive will be implemented in time for Friday night's game with the...
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Astros’ Jason Castro Making Subtle Strides this Season

  Oakland Athletics’ Billy Butler, left, and Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro look to first base to see Mark Canha safe on a bases-loaded force out in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. Butler was out at home. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) At first glance Jason Castro’s 2015 numbers don’t look much different than his previous three seasons...
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White Sox-Astros Preview

Considering how well the Houston Astros are playing at home, they have little reason to fret about their recent losing road trip. Looking to win for the eighth time in nine home games, the Astros can get back on track Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. Houston (30-18) still has the AL's best record despite going 3-4 at Detroit and Baltimore. Three of those defeats were decided...
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Buying Low on Jason Castro

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Jason Castro was highly regarded at the start of last season. He was coming off an All-Star 2013 season where he  Full Article »
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Evan Gattis Continues his Home Run Streak During the Month of May

Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis (11) scores from third base on a balk by Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez during the first inning of a baseball game as Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday, left, and Astros’ Chris Carter (23) look on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Detroit. The Astros defeated the Tigers 10-8. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) Wednesday night, with the Houston Astros trailing the...
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Dallas Keuchel Becoming an Ace for Houston Astros

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 28: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros pitches during the first 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) It seems that every great Major League Baseball team has an ace, that go-to starting pitcher. The Houston Astros have gone from being the butt...
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WATCH: Jimmy Paredes Steals Home

Apparently the Houston Astros have about as much trouble defending a first-and-third stolen base attempt as your average teener league team. In the fourth inning of last night’s game against the Houston Astros, with Jimmy Paredes on third and Adam Jones on first, Jones broke for second on a 2-2 pitch. The Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez, cut the throw from catcher Jason Castro off in...
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Naturals Fall To Hooks

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Balbino Fuenmayor went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored and Mike Bianucci went 2 for 4 with an RBI in the game but Northwest Arkansas (29-15) fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks (31-14) by the score of 9-3 on Wednesdaynight. The Hooks struck first in the bottom half of the first inning. Jiovanni Mier singled to score Tony Kemp to give Corpus Christi a 1-0...
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Orioles' Machado chimes in on Carlos Correa's ascent through Astros' system

Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado is just 22 years old, so he knows a thing or two about moving through the ranks of a minor league system.  In 2012, Machado was promoted straight from Double-A to the Orioles, skipping the Triple-A level due to his eye-popping numbers.  Within that context, he's a good person to ask about the progress of Houston Astros super-prospect Carlos...
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Evan Gattis heating up for Astros

Slugger Evan Gattis had a tough first few weeks for the Houston Astros this season, going 0-20 with his new club and generally struggling to be the run producer the club had hoped he'd be.However, things appear to be shifting for the powerful hitter.Over his last 30 games, Gattis has driven in 29 runs and is hitting .264 - a significant improvement on his overall average of .205...
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Why the Houston Astros will win the division

The Houston Astros are the first team to win 30 games this season. They have a 6.5 game lead over the LA Angels and Texas Rangers who are 23-23 entering Wednesday. The Astros have been a surprise team this season, and will look to run away with the division. I believe this division will be won by whoever gets to 90 wins first. Why the Astros will win the division The team needs...
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Prospect Pulse: Preston Tucker Demands Your Attention

After just 15 games with the Houston Astros, young left fielder Preston Tucker is turning some heads in the fantasy universe. Many of you haven’t heard of Tucker since his prospect status was practically nonexistent heading into this year. As a four-year college player for the Florida Gators this Tampa native played well enough to garner being selected by the Astros with the first...
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Astros prospect Carlos Correa hits HR out of stadium (Video)

Houston Astros minor league prospect Carlos Correa hit a gigantic home run out of the stadium for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies during Tuesday's game against the Memphis Redbirds. Correa's HR traveled 424 feet and left Chukchansi Park, landing on a building across the street. The 20-year-old Correa is quickly climbing the ranks after spending the first of the season in Double-A...
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Astros prospect Correa hits ball completely out of ballpark, off building

The Houston Astros have a special talent on their hands in young shortstop Carlos Correa, and he proved why last night. The prospect, currently with Triple-A Fresno, obliterated a pitch, clubbing a mammoth home run that cleared the ballpark and sailed across the street, where it caromed off a building.  Witness the blast in its glory: Correa can't be that far away from a promotion...
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Astros prospect Carlos Correa homers off of a building

Houston Astros minor league shortstop Carlos Correa is arguably the best prospect in Minor League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Correa did something pretty ridiculous – he hit a long homer for the Fresno Grizzlies that left the stadium and hit a building across the street from the park. The Astros have the best record in the American League, and a guy that can do *this* is coming...
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Astros prospect Carlos Correa homers off of a building

Houston Astros minor league shortstop Carlos Correa is arguably the best prospect in Minor League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Correa did something pretty ridiculous – he hit a long homer for the Fresno Grizzlies that left the stadium and hit a building across the street from the park. The Astros have the best record in the American League, and a guy that can do *this* is coming...
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Houston Astros Phenom Lance McCullers Makes an Early Splash

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports) 21-year-old Lance McCullers has made an enviable start to his professional career, notching his first career win against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Through two starts, McCullers has an ERA of 2.53 and...
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Hinch, Astros extend well-wishes to victims of Houston flooding

Houston, Texas is undergoing some severe weather issues this week, with flooding impacting the city and surrounding areas. The Houston Astros are on the road at the moment, but manager A.J. Hinch is well aware of the tough situation back home.As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle detailed, Hinch had a message to send to residents of the area: As for the Astros themselves, Hinch...
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Altuve leading A.L. second basemen in All-Star voting, but focus remains on Astros

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is off to another great start this season, entering play Tuesday hitting .299/.348/.429 with a league-best 14 stolen bases and his usually stellar defense. As a result, it's no big surprise that Altuve is currently leading the All-Star voting for American League second baseman, according to the league's first update revealed on Tuesday....
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Feldman, Astros defeat Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) Scott Feldman outpitched Chris Tillman, Chris Carter keyed a seventh-inning rally and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 13 games. Luis Valbuena had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros, who scored all their runs with two outs. Feldman (4-4) gave up one run and four hits in six innings against his former team....
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Astros’ Quick Turnaround Likely to Continue

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) For years, it’s been an easy bet that the Houston Astros would finish last in their division. Even though their rebuild began to pay off in earnest last season, no one predicted the 29-17, first place...
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Will the Astros’ Carlos Correa be the Next Top Prospect to Get the Call?

  Carlos Correa hit .385 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 29 games at Corpus Christi. (Walter Barnard/MiLB.com) Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Noah Syndergaard, Carlos Rodon and Blake Swihart are all top prospects who have gotten the call for their respective teams this year, making the jump from the minors right into the thick of major league competition. All five players were...
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Tucker's pinch-hit heroics land him in Astros' record books

There are strong first impressions, and then there's what Houston Astros rookie Preston Tucker is doing. On Sunday, Tucker lofted a pinch-hit three-run home run off Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez to tie the score at 7. A big hit like that is already noteworthy, but for Tucker, this was even bigger: it was his second pinch-hit home run of the series. The Astros would go on...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will The Angels Catch The Astros? (Video)

The Houston Astros have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. No, that’s not a typo. Through 45 games, Houston sits at 29-16, 6.5 games ahead of the second place Los Angeles Angels (22-22). Can the Halos catch them? Find out the results of the poll in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Poll...
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