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Five questions about the 2015 American League Wild Card game

The Houston Astros (86-76) and the New York Yankees (87-75) meet tonight in the American League Wild Card game to determine who’ll go on to face the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. It’s a battle of two teams that have had their ups and downs this year: both of them were in first place in their respective divisions for a good length of time, and both of them faltered and were...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve prefers Astros' playoff chase to batting title chase

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had a great 2014, one that wound up with him winning the AL batting title during a game with the New York Yankees in late September. He finished the year hitting .341, edinging out Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers to take home 'batting champion' honors.  While that was a moment of pride for the Astros' 2015 All-Star, he told Evan Drellich...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

After collision and two-homer games, Astros' Altuve, Correa crack a joke

Friday night's game was ugly for the Houston Astros. Not only did they lose (again) to the first-place Texas Rangers, but star second baseman Jose Altuve left early after a scary collision with shortstop Carlos Correa in shallow center field.  After passing a postgame concussion test, Altuve was back out on the field for Saturday's contest...and promptly hit two home runs in the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Altuve sacrifices his pants for a triple

The Houston Astros' 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday was a big one, as it brought Houston to within one game of the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West.  The Astros' hitters took advantage of Jered Weaver's lack of velocity and iffy 'stuff' on the night, and one of the key offensive contributors was (surprise, surprise) Jose Altuve. In one at-bat, Altuve picked...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Wild Card Race: Welcome To The Race Houston!

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve Unlike the New York Yankees, who continue showing no signs of shifting from their Wild Card spot in the American League Wild Card race, the Texas Rangers have left the race after conquering the American League West division over the Houston Astros. This occurred following their 4-game sweep over the Astros last week, which consequently pushed Houston...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Altuve, Cabrera mess around at first base

As players in Major League Baseball, it’s completely normal to be friends with guys on other teams. You don’t need to be exclusive to just your teammates. A lot of these players came up through the minor leagues together and remained close or at least friendly. And often, when a player gets a base hit and ends up stationed at a base, players will talk to each other and even...
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August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros new manager A.J. Hinch: ‘Goal is to win championships’

The Houston Astros announced Monday that A.J. Hinch will be their next manager. “The goal is to win championships,” Hinch said. “The arrow is turning toward success in talking about winning a little bit and talking about the ultimate goal. I’m proud to be here. To wear this orange and blue is something I cherish, and to put this uniform on and be called the ‘Skipper’...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
September 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

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