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ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners-Astros Preview

The Houston Astros are entering their second-to-last homestand with the right man set to take the mound. Dallas Keuchel could have as many as four home starts remaining depending on how Houston aligns its rotation, and the first comes Monday night against a Seattle Mariners club which has chosen to rest its ace. Keuchel (15-6, 2.28 ERA) can become the first to win his first 12 home...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros will not clinch the division early

There are 32 games left in the season for the Houston Astros, and they continue to lead the AL West with a four game lead over the Texas Rangers. However, the Rangers currently lead the Lone Star series 8-4 and there are seven games to go. The Astros will play four in Arlington in the middle of September and they will host the Rangers the last weekend of September. If the Astros...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Filling in for Castro, Astros' Stassi wants to make most of promotion

The Houston Astros lost catcher Jason Castro on Saturday after he suffered a right quad strain in Friday night's game. Since the club doesn't expect him back in action for at least a few weeks, catcher Max Stassi was promoted from Triple-A Fresno to take his place.  Stassi was already expected to be among the players brought up by Houston once rosters expand on September 1, but...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Quietly Grinding It Out

The first place and very talented Los Angeles Dodgers arrived at the Juice Box with the skilled arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw prepared to punish my boys in orange. Me, I gotta say I was concerned. My mighty mighty Stros had just split a series with the lowly Rays and honestly didn’t even look half mighty doing it. Greinke and Kershaw are among the elite dealers in the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel Contract Extension Could Prove Difficult

Dallas Keuchel’s continued progress into an ace is one of the major reasons Houston is contending earlier than anyone predicted. After a good year in 2014, he is a Cy Young candidate and perhaps front-runner for the first place Houston Astros. The right-hander recently expressed interest in a contract extension, and Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow provided a stock response...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis Hits Two Home Runs To Lead Houston Astros Over Yankees For 71st Win

Hump Day was a good day for Evan Gattis and the Houston Astros. Led by a pair of home runs hit by Gattis the Astros beat the Yankees 6-2. It gave the team it's 71st win of the season, and gave them more wins than they had last season and the most since 2010 when they won 76 (a total they can surpass easily before the season is over).With two home runs Gattis is now tied for the league...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vivid Cabaret Strippers Offer to Help Yankees 'Forget' Their Awful Play

VIVID CABARET NEW YORK GIRLS WITNESS YANKEES LOSE 15-1 TO THE HOUSTON ASTROS, OFFER IMMEDIATE STRESS RELIEF Vivid Cabaret New York Girls Priscilla and Abby were at Yankee Stadium last night and watched in disbelief as the Yankees were routed by the Astros 15-1. New York, NY -- “I felt bad for the Yankees,” explained Vivid Cabaret NY girl Abby. “I’ve met so many of the...
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez jaws with Yankees after bat toss

Carlos Gomez rubs a lot of people the wrong way. On Tuesday, he rubbed some members of the Yankees wrong when he popped up in the sixth inning of a 9-0 game and angrily flipped his bat. Gomez came up an inning later with the Astros’ lead extended to 12-0, and he launched a three-run homer off of Chris Capuano. And just to top things off, in the bottom half of the seventh...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently, We’re The Bad Guys…

First off, an irony report: The day after I wrote an article on hit low-hit/no-hit games aren’t quite as special as they used to be, Mike Fiers , who the Astros acquired in the Carlos Gomez trade, tossed a no-hitter. Since I live in the Houston region, I was lucky enough to catch the last inning of the game. [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Keuchel, Astros have begun discussing multi-year extension

Dallas Keuchel is without a doubt one of the breakout stories of 2015, and is a principal reason the Houston Astros are still in first place in the AL West. With their collective eye focused intensely on the next few weeks and the month of October, it's always a good idea to think about the future. With that in mind, it makes sense that Keuchel and the club have opened up a dialog...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros are legit, even with their mediocre road record

Lance McCullers & Jason Castro – Photo Credit – Gilbert Bernal The biggest question of this season, and there is usually one of these type of teams, was “are they for real?” Remember back in 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays had their hot start and everyone was just waiting for them to falter. It never happened. They rode that wave all the way to the World Series, and they have...
Via Hot Stove MLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson has lost starting job with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have struggled in the second half this season, scuffling their way to a 16-17 record after the All-Star Break. Rookie center fielder Joc Pederson has also struggled since a breath-taking performance in the Home Run Derby, hitting just .163/.333/.293 with only three homers in 30 second-half games. Manager Don Mattingly isn’t exactly enamored with the...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: recapping Mike Fiers’ no-hitter

The Houston Astros finished a ten game home stand Sunday by finishing off the sweep of the LA Dodgers. They finished their home stand 7-3 after returning home from a 2-8 road trip. The team won two of three against the Detroit Tigers, split a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and swept the Dodgers. The team bounced back very well from a horrid road trip to begin the month...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers unconcerned about Mike Fiers’ alleged pine tar use

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are unconcerned about allegations that Mike Fiers may have had pine tar in his glove during his no-hitter on Friday night. Players like Carl Crawford and manager Don Mattingly downplayed photos that surfaced showing a shiny substance in the Astros pitcher’s glove. “I don’t want to take anything away from his night,” Crawford told the Los...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers throws no-hitter, appears to use pine tar in doing so (photo)

Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers accomplished a feat on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers that makes the team’s magical run even more special. Fiers threw a no-hitter in the team’s 3-0 win and produced 10 strikeouts on 134 pitches. But it sure looks like he utilized some artificial help to get a leg up on hitters. Check out this shot of Fiers’ glove, and notice...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Mike Fiers have pine tar in his glove during no-hitter?

    Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, and questions have arisen about whether or not he had some illegal assistance. MLB Network picked up the feed of the game as Fiers was going for the no-hitter in the ninth inning, leading to a much larger TV audience. Many fans noticed during a zoomed-in shot that Fiers appeared to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Pitcher Throws No-no…Causes Controversy

Friday night, Mike Fiers became the fifth pitcher to throw a no-hitter in 2015…a 134-pitch, 3-0 gem over the Los Angeles Dodgers. But, it was that 134th pitch (a called strike on Justin Turner) that got the internet talking about the Houston Astros righty. More specifically…Fiers’ glove. #Dodgers get “no hit” by Fiers and that mysterious gloss in his glove. #Conspiracy...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal complains about umps' strike zone after no-hitter

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit by Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers in a 3-0 loss at Minute Maid Park on Friday night, a game after they were two-hit in a loss to the Oakland A’s. Fiers walked three batters — one in each of the first three innings — before retiring the final 21 in a row. The guy carved up the Dodgers’ lineup, striking out 10 while throwing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' improbable season yields unlikely no-hitter for Fiers

There's something special in the air in Houston this baseball season.  From walk-off hits galore, to holding strong in first place in the AL West as the calendar turns to September; the Houston Astros are lighting a spark that has been absent in the city since 2005 - the team's last taste of October baseball. Friday night, the storybook season added another chapter as starting pitcher...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers throws no-hitter against the Dodgers

On Friday night, Houston Astros starter Mike Fiers threw the fifth no-hitter of the 2015 season, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0. Fiers struck out ten, walked three, and threw 134 pitches during the no-hitter. This is Houston’s first since a combined no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in 2003 and the first by a single pitcher for the Astros since the late Darryl Kile in 1993....
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Autographed photo being sold of Mets’ Wilmer Flores crying

To say that New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores rode a roller coaster of emotions around the MLB trade deadline a few weeks ago would be a huge understatement. Now fans can relive his emotional breakdown in the dugout over and over again courtesy of an autographed photo being offered up for sale by memorabilia outfit Steiner Sports. Listed as “Wilmer Flores Autographed ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 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...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis tumbles after tripping over bullpen mound (Video)

Evan Gattis took a big tumble as he tripped on the bullpen mound chasing a foul ball during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game in San Francisco. The Houston Astros left fielder had his eyes on the baseball as he was running full speed when the bullpen mound came up to bite him. However, Gattis took it well after being taken down, as he had a big smile on his face.AT&...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have altered their fate

Twenty one games into the 2015 season, the Houston Astros were 14-7. It was a delightful story because at the time even the Astros seemed to think they were a year or two away from real contention, and there they were seven games above .500 before the end of the first month of the season. At the time, I noted that their early season success put them in a situation where they were...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros have come all the way back from their 0.0 ratings

As recently as last year, the Houston Astros were drawing low ratings on their now-defunct Comcast SportsNet regional sports network. In fact, they were so low, they registered a 0.0 more than once. The fact that the Astros had put a poor product on the field and Comcast SportsNet Houston was only distributed to 40% of the market contributed to the lowest possible ratings. Fans in...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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