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ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fan collapses before Astros game

HOUSTON (AP) A man has collapsed in the stands before the Houston Astros' home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The man was near Houston's dugout when he went down. Nearby fans rushed to his side before EMTs got to the scene and appeared to be giving the fan CPR. Emergency officials then placed the man on a backboard and carried him up the steps of the first level at Minute...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours 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
3 hours 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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch J.J. Watt crush some long balls during BP with Houston Astros

Sporting a two sizes two small tee, Houston Texan J.J. Watt crushed some home runs during batting practice with the Houston Astros last night.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
16 hours 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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Catcher Jason Castro Hits Walk-Off Home Run Against Angels

Fans of the Houston Astros have to be smiling big. After slumping heading in to the All-Star break, the team has been on point since break. After beating the Angels Wednesday night Houston took back over the division lead. Thanks to catcher Jason Castro his 8th home run of the season--a three run, walk off home run--with two outs in the ninth the team now has a two game lead on the...
Via FatManWriting
23 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: J.J. Watt Crushing the Ball in Batting Practice Because He Can

For the first time in years the Houston Astros are in a position to make a serious push for the post season. They have some pretty solid pitchers, some young bats that are hitting well, and the fielding is pretty solid as well. After beating the Angels Wednesday night the Astros are in sole possession of first in their division.So it's a good time to be a Houston fan. Before Thursday...
Via FatManWriting
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Now Leads All AL Short Stops With Ninth Home Run of the Season

When Carlos Correa hit his ninth home run of the season in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night he took over the AL lead for home runs by a short stop. Big deal, right? Well--when you consider that he has only played in 42 games and the two guys now tied for second have played in 93 and 99 games it becomes a lot more impressive.Oh--and he's only 20. The future...
Via FatManWriting
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros great Biggio inducted into Hall of Fame

Twenty seasons with the Houston Astros brought Craig Biggio the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  With 45,000 fans attending the ceremony in Cooperstown, New York - many of whom were wearing No. 7 Astros jerseys - Biggio became the first Houston major-leaguer to achieve baseball's top honor, entering the Hall along with pitching...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros’ streaky season still in full flow

The Houston Astros limped into the all-star break on a six-game losing skid, having lost eight of their last nine overall.  They had fallen behind the surging Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League West.  Some were wondering if their season could be in jeopardy. But the team has come out of the break on a high, going 6-1 after Friday’s 4-0 win on the road against...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Too Hot to Handle: Royals Drop Opener to Astros and Dominant Kazmir

In Friday’s series opener with the surprising Houston Astros, there was really only one main story: the debut of Scott Kazmir. The newly acquired Astros pitcher was brilliant, throwing seven strong innings, giving up only three singles along the way. The Royals simply could not get anything going against the veteran left-hander, as he lowered his ERA to a sterling 2.24 on the...
Via Royals Blue
6 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros GM: Name of David Price’s dog could be ‘a sign of things to come’

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow made an interesting observation when he coyly hinted during a radio interview that the team may not only pursue David Price, but that the team may have an inside track on the superstar starting pitcher. Reports indicate that the Detroit Tigers, after reading the writing on the wall, have...Read More The post Astros GM: Name of David Price’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 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
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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