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Astros' Correa has some fun on 'Intentional Talk' - watch

On Tuesday, the Houston Astros' sensational rookie infielder Carlos Correa was a special guest on MLB Network's 'Intentional Talk'. The appearance continued the 20-year-old's fast rise to 'can't-miss' prospect, as he's already picked up Rookie of the Month accolades due to the strong impression he's left on the organization since first appearing in the Houston clubhouse.   In the...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Shuffle Rotation Following Disastrous Outing By Lance McCullers

(Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) On the heels of the Houston Astros 12-9 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, the team made a change to their pitching staff to help cover the now-scrambled starting rotation. Monday’s starter Lance McCullers gave up six runs in 1/3 of an inning, stressing through 43 pitches before being pulled by manager A.J. Hinch. McCullers disastrously...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours 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
18 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis Blasts Another Home Run For the Astros In Win Over Arizona

The Houston Astros are doing something no one would have expected them to do at the beginning of the season--win. Actually, they are doing two things no one would have expected. Along with winning the Astros are leading the league in home runs. Yes, the very same team that has been the picture of offense-deficient the last few years is leading the league in home runs.Sunday against...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Has First Multi-Home Run Game

When Carlos Correa arrived at he park Saturday he probably didn't think he was going to have one of the best days of his young career. He probably thought he would do his best to make every play possible in order to help his team win. After taking batting practice he might have had a good feeling about the coming game, but only he knows that.As luck would have it, he did have one...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hank Conger Hits First Grand Slam Of The Season For The Houston Astros

Houston Astros catcher Hank Conger does not impress easily. That much is clear from the look on his face in this shot. It never hurts to have someone that is going to keep you grounded, right?It is kind of hard not to be impressed with the kind of game Conger had though. His home run in the third would have been enough to make it a good game, but he opted to make it a great one by...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conger, Correa both hit 2 homers as Astros down DBacks 9-2

HOUSTON (AP) Hank Conger hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and rookie Carlos Correa also homered twice to help the Houston Astros to a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Dallas Keuchel (13-5) allowed two hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in six innings to extend Houston's lead in the AL West to three games. It was the major league...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Follow Low Risk, High Reward Mantra During Trade Period

HOUSTON, TX – JULY 31: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros connects on a solo home run in the fifth inning during their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on July 31, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) The 2015 MLB Trade Deadline has officially come and gone, but not without leaving a few ‘breaking news’ headlines in its...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

More Ratings: Houston Astros, Pan Am Games, Int’l Champions Cup

The Astros scored their highest local rating in six years. In other news, Pan Am Games ratings increased on ESPN2, and the International Champions Cup had an increase on FOX last weekend. Astros Hit Six-Year High Thursday’s Angels/Astros Major League Baseball game drew a 4.7 rating on Root Sports Houston, the highest rating for the [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
4 days ago  |  Discuss

G.M. Luhnow discusses Astros' trades, battle for first place

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is a transparent figure, unafraid of clearly stating his club's intentions - and he did exactly that on Thursday while discussing the team's acquisitions of outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Mike Fiers.  Clearly, the Astros are 'going for it' in 2015, and why not? They enter play Friday with a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie returns to the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros got some reinforcements on Thursday night in the form of Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, a 31-year old shortstop, has a .286 batting average and a .423 on-base percentage in 19 games on the 2015 season. The switch-hitter has also hit four home runs, four doubles, stole one base, has scored 12 runs, and drove in another 10. Lowrie not only brings a great bat, but also a solid...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

This might actually be safe to report. After all the drama surrounding a potential Carlos Gomez trade from the Milwaukee Brewers to the New York Mets on Wednesday evening, it appears that Milwaukee has finally found a landing spot for the two-time All-Star outfielder. According to CBS Sports insider Jon Heyman, Gomez has been traded along with starter Mike Fiers to the Houston Astros...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros should trade for James Shields

The Houston Astros have already made a splash in the trade market, making a move for left-hander Scott Kazmir, but I still think they are one arm away from being a true World Series contender. They attempted to make a move for the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, but Hamels used his no trade clause to keep himself from going to Houston. Although the Phillies got a great...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Offense Propels Them to Victory

HOUSTON, TX – JULY 28: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros watches his two-run double in the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Although Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh wasn’t great in this game, he didn’t need to be perfect because...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

More Ratings: Houston Astros, MLB on ESPN, NASCAR Xfinity

Local ratings for the Houston Astros are building by the month. In other news, ESPN scored its second-largest Wednesday Night Baseball audience of the season, and NBC tied the season’s third-highest Xfinity Series overnight. Astros Ratings Rising By the Month Through Thursday, Root Sports Houston has averaged a 2.4 rating for Astros Major League Baseball [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Swift concert date changed in case Astros make playoffs

Today, I offer a mea culpa to the Houston Astros. Roughly two months after the 2014 MLB season ended, I found it downright hilarious that the Astros had booked a Taylor Swift concert at Minute Maid Park on a date that would fall in the middle of the MLB playoffs. The tentative date for the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ playoff push prompts rescheduling of Taylor Swift

The Houston Astros have not only surprised the rest of the baseball world with their arguably improbable run to the playoffs this season: They may have even surprised themselves. How else can it be explained that the team allowed a Taylor Swift concert to be scheduled at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 13, smack dab...Read More The post Astros’ playoffs push prompts rescheduling of Taylor...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros actually rescheduled that Taylor Swift concert

Remember back in December, when everyone had a good laugh about the Astros saying that an October Taylor Swift concert could be rescheduled in the event of a playoff game? Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at #MMP is subject to change if it conflicts with an #Astros postseason home game. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11, 2014 On Monday, the Astros announced...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio compares himself to Mike Trout

Craig Biggio thinks pretty highly of himself, even for a guy who’s about to be a Hall of Famer. The longtime Houston Astros and 7-time All-Star is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. He was asked some questions on Twitter Friday as part of MLB’s “HOF Lounge,” including one from a person...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trade Scott Kazmir to Astros

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane isn’t afraid to make some bold moves. In some cases, these moves have included sending a star player to a division rival. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday. Seemingly out of contention in the American League West, the A’s have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. ...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel And His Improved Pitch Sequencing

The playoff race in the AL West is heating up, with the Houston Astros currently sitting only two games back of the first place Los Angeles Angels. A large part of the Astros' surprising success lies with their ace, Dallas Keuchel, and the development of his pitch sequencing.If we compare the 2012-2013 Dallas Keuchel with the 2014-Present version of himself, you might...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros’ biggest needs at the trade deadline

Raise your hand if you pegged the Houston Astros as playoff contenders before the season started. Liar! No one could have seen this coming but the Astros are in a tie for the top Wild Card spot as of this writing. They’re just two games back of the division leading Angels and seven games ahead of the third place Rangers. This puts the Astros in a position they’ve not been...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel after striking out Delino DeShields: “Sit down!” (Video)

Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel is carrying himself with a bit of extra braggadocio these days. Just five days after starting the 2015 All-Star Game for the American League, the 27-year-old lefty picked up right where he left off with an exquisite outing on Sunday against Texas. Kid Keuchy blanked the Rangers over seven dominant...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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