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Altuve's 4 hits, 7-run frame key Astros' victory

Jose Altuve homered in a four-hit night and drove in three runs, and the Astros bolted to a huge early lead for the second straight game in a 13-5 victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Astros.com
1 hour ago

Astros prospect Reed called for MLB debut

While about 20 members of his family and friends made the six-hour drive from his hometown of Terre Haute, Ind., to Kauffman Stadium to see his Major League debut on Saturday, Astros prospect A.J. Reed said he was ready for the challenge at the next level.
Via Astros.com
6 hours ago

Astros: Game 75 Preview-Royals

Last night’s slugfest by the Astros, no matter how impressive, was just one game. Just one game in the whole grand scheme of things. But the Astros 13-4 win over the Kansas City Royals was a little bit more gratifying than others. Just a tad of pay back. Between George Springer flashing his prowess with […] Astros: Game 75 Preview-Royals - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
6 hours ago

Pleskoff Scouting Report: A.J. Reed

  TEAM: Houston Astros AGE: 23 POSITION: 1B BATS: Left THROWS: Left AGE: 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 275 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Astros selected Reed in the second round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft out of Kentucky. ***** STRENGTHS A.J. Reed has a very solid offensive combination of power and the ability to hit for a good batting average.  Reed is strong and gets outstanding torque...
Via Today's Knuckleball
12 hours ago

Astros’ Carlos Correa: A Boxer’s State of Mind

 Astros Carlos Correa, a Heavy Weight Champion developing before our eyes. To be a champion you need to believe that you are a champion. On June 4th, 2012, the Astros used the number one overall pick in the draft on a seventeen-year-old shortstop from Puerto Rico named Carlos Correa. There was a large echo among GM’s […] Astros’ Carlos Correa: A Boxer’s State of Mind -...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
13 hours ago

Houston Astros Promote A.J. Reed

RUN to your fantasy baseball waiver wire - the Houston Astros have called up first baseman A.J. Reed. The 23-year old should be the everyday first baseman for the Astros with occasional rest against lefties.The 6'4, 275 pound first baseman hit .266 in Triple-A with 11 home runs in 59 games.  However, this past week, he hit .372 with five doubles and three home runs in 43 ABs.Reed...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros: Should the Astros Try to Sign Yulieski Gourriel?

The Houston Astros are among several major league teams interested in signing the 32-year old Cuban star, Yulieski Gourriel. The 6′ 0″ 195 lb. infielder has become the latest in a long line of potential MLB-ready stars to defect from Cuba in search of a big league contract. In recent memory, there have been several players that have defected […] Astros: Should the Astros...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
1 day ago

Bear Or Bull: Is Correa A Star Or An Astro To Jett-i-son?

Carlos Correa is a star. A heavenly body. Out of this world. I know what you must be thinking. No, I don't have an unhealthy obsession with him. It just says so right on his uniform. According to the internet (so it must be true), the term astro is defined as a prefix that means "star," "celestial body," or "outer space." The city of Houston decided to make a noun out of this prefix...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros beat Angels 3-2 on Correa's single in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Correa hit a two-run single to right-center field with no outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. After Huston Street (2-1) loaded the bases with two walks and an infield single, Correa laced a 3-2 pitch into the gap, scoring George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez. Houston improved...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fister throws 7 strong, Astros hit 3 homers in 10-7 win

HOUSTON (AP) Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each hit home runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-7 on Monday night. Fister (8-3) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out five in earning his seventh straight win. The Astros have won Fister's last 10 starts, and in those games, Fister has gone at least...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 MLB Draft: Houston Astros First Round

Tonight is MLB Draft night, where every amateur baseball players dreams come true. The Astros first round pick is Forrest Whitley, a high school kid out of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, TX. You can follow Forrest Whitley on Twitter @ForrestWhitley. Alex Simon of Baseball America’s Scouting Report: Whitley impressed last summer on the showcase circuit and with Team...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Billy Hamilton ran really far to make a catch

  Billy Hamilton turned a sure double in the gap into a catch at the wall during the second inning of Cincinnati’s game against Houston on Saturday, making a grab that will no doubt you leave you awestruck. Batting with two outs and a runner on third in the bottom of the second, the Astros’ Jake Marisnick belted a ball to right center. Hamilton seemed to be playing Marisnick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer adds this stellar catch to his highlight reel

George Springer continued to make his bid as one of the most exciting players in the MLB when the Houston Astros took on the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.The Astros rightfielder stretched out every fiber of his being to make this flying leap to catch the Reds' Adam Duvall's fly ball and end the sixth inning. This, just a couple days after the 26-year-old Springer showed off his cannon...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat

Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that’s not the bizarre stat. That’s just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least five steal attempts this year, Altuve’s success rate ranks third. Since he began receiving regular playing time in 2012, no one’s stolen more bases. He’s fast, he steals plenty...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros Built a Phenomenal Bullpen

As you’ve probably heard before, there’s not a lot of rooting in this job. Not, at least, rooting of the conventional sort, for a particular team against a particular opponent. What there’s more of is rooting for particular stories, or particular trends. That’s where I found myself earlier — rooting for the Astros bullpen against the Rangers on Thursday, because I knew...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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