Peacock in running for a start next series

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday right-hander Brad Peacock could make another start next week against Twins in Minnesota, a start that could come at the expense of one of the struggling right-handers in the rotation.
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Keuchel lined up to return Saturday from DL

The Astros are expecting ace Dallas Keuchel to be activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday and start against the Orioles.
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The Houston Astros’ Jack of all trades

With the month of May coming to an end, teams are beginning their campaigns to get as many of their players to the All-Star game as possible. For the Houston Astros’ marquee players like Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, such campaigns are not needed. However, for Houston’s super-utility man, Marwin Gonzalez, a campaign is needed for him to get the recognition he deserves. Unless...
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Astros have most dangerous 'pen again

The Astros are the class of the American League, but it's not just about Dallas Keuchel or that deep lineup. For the second year in a row, their bullpen is among the best in baseball.
6 hours ago

Astros Countdown: Top Five AL West Threats in 2017

The  Astros have rolled in the first two months of the 2017 season. Through 48 games, the Houston Astros own the best record in baseball, becoming the first team to 30 wins with a record of 32-16. A lot of the early success has come from success against opponents in the American League West. Eight […] Astros Countdown: Top Five AL West Threats in 2017 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing...
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7 hours ago

Corpus Christi Player Spotlight – Drew Ferguson

The offense is starting to heat up for the Houston Astros Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. Though the record has fallen off since the hot start to the season, the Hooks have picked it up as of late thanks to solid hitting and pitching all around. One of the key contributors to the lineup this season […] Houston Astros: Corpus Christi Player Spotlight – Drew Ferguson - Climbing...
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8 hours ago

The Emergence of catcher Juan Centeno

In a young season full of success and positivity, the 2017 Houston Astros have seen yet another bright spot shine through. Catcher Juan Centeno was called up from Triple-A – Fresno earlier this week to replace Brian McCann. McCann was placed on the 7-day concussion DL, which left Evan Gattis as the only Houston backstop. Centeno’s promotion […] Houston Astros: The Emergence...
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9 hours ago

Marisnick homers in 8th to lift Astros past Tigers, 7-6

HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning for Houston’s fourth homer of the game, lifting the Astros to a 7-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. The Tigers tied it 6-6 in the top of the eighth when Jose Iglesias doubled off reliever Luke Gregerson (2-1) to drive in Andrew Romine. Marisnick’s homer to deep center off Detroit...
1 day ago

The Astros have unveiled an excellent "Game of Thrones" bobblehead

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2 days ago

George Springer will not be cheated

The Astros center fielder leaves it all at the plate. I don’t find myself watching the Houston Astros as much as I’d like. It’s too bad — they have a heap of great young talent and a couple older guys who are still exciting to watch. But this weekend, being an avid Cleveland Indians watcher, I had the pleasure of seeing them for three games. Many players stand out — the...
Via Beyond The Box Score
2 days ago

Houston Astros: Charlie Morton's increase in velocity is paying dividends

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3 days ago

Angels sign RHP Doug Fister to fortify injury-depleted staff

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Dallas Keuchel placed on DL for first time in career

Dallas Keuchel has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career, though he’s not expected to miss much time.Keuchel spoke with the media on Saturday and said that he woke up with a sore neck after his Tuesday start. Keuchel said he could probably start if he had to. He said he’s aiming to make his start next Saturday.Keuchel has been stellar for the Astros...
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Charlie Morton’s Electric Stuff Has Never Been More Electric

I first became acquainted with Charlie Morton while covering the Pittsburgh Pirates as a newspaperman and while conducting research for my non-fiction work Big Data Baseball. Morton was the first major-league player I encountered who exhibited a real interest in analytics. He developed an appreciation of numbers from his father, Chip, an accountant and former Penn State basketball...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Bregman tried to change jersey number for a night in honor of Derek Jeter

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman grew up idolizing Derek Jeter, which is why the 23-year-old was thrilled his team was the visitor on Sunday when the New York Yankees retired Jeter’s number. And if Bregman could have changed jersey numbers as his own tribute to Jeter, he would have.Bregman, who wears No. 2, told reporters after Houston’s 11-7 victory that he tried to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Correa: Keuchel has been ‘even better’ than Cy Young year

Those who were worried that Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel may not return to form after his down year in 2016 can relax now.Keuchel pitched six innings and allowed just five hits and no earned runs in a win over the New York Yankees Thursday night. He’s now 6-0 on the season with a 1.69 ERA. His stuff looks as good as it did when he won the NL Cy Young Award in 2015, but...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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