WATCH: Astros rookie George Springer makes catch full speed into wall

Houston Astros rookie George Springer, whose call up signified the turning of a corner for the Astros from punching bag, to team with punch, continues to make highlight reel plays.  It could be a tape measure home run, or amazing catches in the outfield.  Today was the latter, as Springer ran full speed to the deep centerfield gap to run down what appeared to be a sure extra base...
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Watch: George Springer’s terrific catch at the wall

For a moment Alex Rios thought he had hit one deep enough for an extra base hit, however George Springer runs all the
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FG on Fox: Maybe it’s Time for Texas to Rebuild

Quick, name the worst team in baseball right now. The Houston Astros are a good choice, as they have lost at least 100 games in three consecutive seasons and are currently tied for the worst record in baseball. The Chicago Cubs are also a candidate, given that they are tied with the Astros in the […]
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Five reasons why I wish I was an Astros fan

Seemingly every season, one reaches a certain point where they can no longer bear to watch the Rockies. For most, that time has already come and gone in 2014. There is further a point where one reaches such a saturation level of piling on the Rockies that they can no longer bear to watch or read the media that continues to bash the club. Unless my pulse on the Denver market is way...
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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...
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Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, Brady Aiken

Houston Astros center fielder Alex Presley appears to be DL-bound after suffering an oblique strain during last night's win over the Texas Rangers. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich tweeted that an Astros source had told him Presley would be placed on the DL:Source says Presley going to DL. Writing was on the wall post game. Really too bad for him doing well as a starter—...
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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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PHOTOS: Minor league park engulfed by Mississippi River

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates have shaped the identity of their ballpark based on its proximity to water. The Quad City River Bandits think that’s adorable. You see, the single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which just happens to be a stones throw from the Mississippi River. And because of its...
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Astros Number One Pick Brady Aiken Has Elbow Issue

The Houston Astros are seeking a discounted deal with LHP Brady Aiken, the No. 1 pick in last month’s MLB Draft has ligament issues in his left elbow, according to John Heyman of CBS Sports. “The Astros are offering to do a deal for about $5 million now, according to sources, about $1.5 million less than the originally agreed-upon $6.5 million, sources say,” according to Heyman...
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Elbow ligament issue for No. 1 pick Aiken delays signing by Astros

Left-hander Brady Aiken is said to have an issue with his elbow ligament, causing the Astros to lower their offer and delaying the deal between the Astros and the No. 1 pick that seemed about to happen almost two weeks ago, sources told CBSSports.com. The Astros are offering to do a deal for about $5 million now, according to sources, about $1.5 million less than the originally...
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Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh exits with fingernail problem

Houston Astros starter Collin McHugh left Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels after four innings because the nail on his middle finger came away from the skin, as announced by the Astros' official Twitter account:McHugh left today's game due to a right middle fingernail avulsion. Fingernail was pulled away from the skin.— #VoteKeuchel (@astros) July 6, 2014McHugh...
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Astros acquire Cesar Carrasco from D’backs for pitcher Alex Sogard

The Houston Astros hae acquired minor league infielder Cesar Carrasco from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitcher Alex Sogard. Carrasco has appeared in just seven games this season after hitting .259/.326/.321 with a homer and 15 RBI in 51 games across three different minor league stops last year. Sogard, 26, had been pitching at Double-A Corpus Christi for the Astros....
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Domingo Santana is Good at Striking Out

Much ballyhooed Houston Astros prospect, Domingo Santana, is not enjoying his first taste of MLB action.  Through 4 games he's struck out 11 times in 13 at bats.  That's gotta be setting some sorta record.
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Pujols, Angels tee off on Astros

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It doesn't matter that the lowly Astros were looking formidable for a few innings. Albert Pujols knows just what pitch to hit. And it doesn't matter that once again the Angels fell behind by five runs early. They always seem to know just how to recover. A three-home run inning erased a 5-0 deficit and then some. Astros pitchers combined for 74 pitches in...
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Angels again hit bull's-eye against lefties in 7-6 win over Astros

Three left-handed pitchers in a row might have been an issue for the Angels last season. They were 18-26 against left-handers, and their .258 batting average against them was ninth in the American League in 2013. So far, 2014 is a different story. After going 1-1 against two left-handers on Wednesday and Thursday, the Angels faced Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the...
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George Springer makes great grab while slamming into wall

Video:  His dancing is paying off.
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Welcome to the Show DomingOOOOOO

Astros’ Fans may recall the Hunter Pence Trade in 2011, where the beloved Ed Wade, originally GM of the Phillies, turned the Astros into the Phillies South. Wade made multiple trades with the Phillies and took pride in his preparation of the farm system that he helped carve out. According to CBS Sports, Domingo Santana was added to the trade by mistake, because the Pence Trade...
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PHOTO: Houston sports fan gets groom’s cake of Astrodome with ‘rainbow guts’

You can’t talk about Houston sports without mentioning the Astrodome.  The so called “Eighth Wonder of the World” was the centerpiece for both the MLB Houston Astros (1965-1999) and NFL Houston Oilers (1968-1997) through thick and thin (mostly thin).  The first professional domed stadium of its sort sits idle after these 15 years.  The relic was remembered by Houston Chronicle...
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Minor league ballpark in Iowa nearly flooded

If you are trying to get inside Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which is home to the Quad City River Bandits (Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, you might need a boat and a life jacket.Check out this amazing aerial photo taken of the stadium which shows the ballpark surrounded by flooding. It's not uncommon to see the waters of the mighty Mississippi River skirting...
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The Astros Pitchers Are Still Tinkering

I’ve recently started taking golf lessons again. It’s the first time I’ve taken them in almost a decade, and in that 10 years I’ve developed a lot of bad habits. My shoulders over-rotate, my left knee collapses on the backswing, I release my wrists too early. I’m a mess, really. And working with a professional […]
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Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler expected to return when eligible

The Houston Astros fell to 36-50 following a 5-2 defeat to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. An offense which is 26th in runs scored, continue to struggle, managing just three hits off Mariners' pitching and struck out ten times. Marwin Gonzalez and **** Hernandez homered for the Astros. On the injury front, Dexter Fowler is improving and is expected to be ready to come off...
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6 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Bass could be back soon

The Astros are in a bit of limbo with righty reliever Anthony Bass. Lefthander Kevin Chapman, the Astros’ only major league lefty reliever to start the season, was recalled Tuesday to provide extra support as a third southpaw in the ‘pen against a lefthanded-heavy Mariners lineup. The Astros and M’s wrap a three-game set Wednesday.
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7 days ago  |  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 […]
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After leaked Astros reports, Marlins say they never shopped Giancarlo Stanton

MIAMI -- When Houston Astros internal trade talk documents were leaked Monday, Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill made a call to Giancarlo Stanton. That's because according to notes from Nov. 15, 2013, the Astros reached out to the Marlins about the slugger and his availability. "[Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow] talked to [Marlins general manager...
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