Movers and shakers: 2015 MLB trade trackerchron.com Updated 1 hour agoThe Astros got the trade season started on July 23 by swapping a pair of prospects for A’s starter Scott Kazmir. Houston thinks Kazmir will help its late-season playoff push tremendously. Check out other moves teams have made as the trade deadline appro…Share Tweet
Chris Carter racking up homers at Minute Maid Parkchron.com 4 hours agoIn his third season in Houston, Astros slugger Chris Carter is now eighth all-time in franchise history in home runs at Minute Maid Park. Carter deposited a 421-foot, two-run home run into the Astros bullpen in the second inning Tuesday night to help sp…Share Tweet
Hank Conger starting to make a name for himself with Astroschron.com 13 hours agoYou may not recognize the name Hank Conger. A backup catcher on a division-leading team doesn’t get a lot of recognition. However, in the city of Houston, Conger is one of the most valuable members of the Astros. Conger was acquired this offseason from …Share Tweet
Evan Gattis continues to show off speed, racks up seventh triple of seasonchron.com 14 hours agoNothing on the field has been more bizarre this season for the Astros than the lumberjack who’s become a speed demon. Evan Gattis, somehow, by some means, hit his seventh triple of the season Tuesday night in the bottom of the sixth inning against the A…Share Tweet
Astros take it to Angels, rally to claim opener of key three-game AL West serieschron.com 14 hours agoAfter a 10-year absence, the heat of the pennant race arrived in earnest for the Astros and their fans Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Jose Altuve drove in a career-high five runs to help the Astros beat the Angels 10-5, putting the teams in a virtua…Share Tweet
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow remains optimistic that Jed Lowrie will return during homestandchron.com 15 hours agoThe Astros are to re-evaluate Jed Lowrie after his fifth minor league rehab game with Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday afternoon he was hopeful Lowrie would return this homestand. “We’ll get one m…Share Tweet
Sam Deduno, Brad Peacock out of the mix in 2015 after injuries end their seasonschron.com 15 hours agoOne Astros pitcher who has been out for the majority of the season won’t be coming back in 2015 and another looks all but done as well. Sam Deduno is headed for arthroscopic surgery next week to repair the labrum in his right hip. Deduno, who went to th…Share Tweetchron.com 18 hours agoThe best way to get Mike Trout out is to get him out of the lineup. The Astros caught a break Tuesday before a pitch was thrown because the Angels superstar center fielder was out of the lineup with a sore left wrist. He went for an MRI on Tuesday, the …Share Tweet
Joe Thatcher to become free agentchron.com 22 hours agoRelief pitcher Joe Thatcher, who was designated for assignment last week, has opted to become a free agent, the team announced. Thatcher, 33, appeared in 36 games with a 3.79 ERA for the Astros this season. He signed with Houston in February after pitch…Share Tweet
Billy Beane credits Astros’ rebuild plan for recent successchron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)A’s general manager Billy Beane has been indirectly critical in the past of teams that go through rebuilding processes, a group the Astros belong to, if not chair. Maybe he’s changing his tune. On Monday, after the A’s traded reliever Tyler Clippard to …Share Tweetchron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)The Astros are seriously in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes but the Rangers and Dodgers still appear to be in better position to land the lefthander, multiple people familiar with the situation told the Chronicle on Tuesday, with the Rangers likely leading …Share Tweetchron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)Three things to watch in the series: 1. C.J. Wilson is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against the Astros this season. In his last five starts, he is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA. 2. The Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. B…Share Tweet
Astros-Angels more than just ‘next series on schedule’chron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)• • • Astros manager A.J. Hinch is exasperatingly correct on any number of points regarding the three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that begins Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Yes, it is the next series on the Astros’ schedule…Share TweetLast December, when Taylor Swift announced a concert at Houston's Minute Maid Park for her current tour, the Houston Astros put their own asterisk on it, writing, "Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at MMP is subject to change if it …Share TweetKansas City acquired the right-hander Johnny Cueto in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, then beat the Astros, 5-1.Share TweetAs Chris Carter and Jon Singleton continue to struggle at the plate for the Astros, Marwin Gonzalez got his eighth start of the season at first base Sunday against the Royals. Gonzalez has been among the Astros’ most productive players of late, hitting …Share TweetHad he his druthers, Astros manager A.J. Hinch would have supported Major League Baseball rearranging start times in Cooperstown or around the leagues for players, including the Astros, to watch Sunday’s Hall of Fame induction that includes Craig Biggio…Share Tweet
Rookie Vince Velasquez excels in first bullpen duty for AstrosRighthander Vince Velasquez was pleased with his one inning of relief Sunday, his first venture out of the bullpen since his move there with the acquisition of Scott Kazmir. Velasquez faced four batters and allowed a leadoff single by Kendrys Morales, w…Share Tweet
Evan Gattis collects team-leading sixth triple of season for AstrosSo what is there to be said about a world in which Evan Gattis, at 6 feet 4 and 230 pounds, has six triples on the season and Carlos Correa has none? “It’s been happening that way,” Gattis said after his sixth triple enabled him to score the Astros’ lon…Share TweetCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Randy Johnson’s time in Houston was short, and so was his reference to the Astros during his introduction speech to the Hall of Fame. “It would be the two best months of my career, and the Astrodome wasn’t bad to pitch in, was it, No…Share Tweet
Keuchel's Confidence Gets Boost In Spring TrainingMar 1Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel discusses his new approach to spring training, now that he doesn't have to battle for a starting spot in the rotation, and his relationship with new manager A.J. Hinch.
Springer Getting Ready For 2015Feb 28Astros right fielder George Springer discusses what he learned from his 2014 season and talks about getting ready for the 2015 season.
Pat Neshek Joins OlbermannFeb 6Pat Neshek joins Keith Olbermann to discuss signing with the Houston Astros during the offseason and his extensive baseball card collection.
Keith Law's Top MLB ProspectsJan 26Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
The MMQB MailbagJul 22Today is a good day for logic around the NFL. Because: • The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday signed the second pick in the draft, quarterback Marcus Mariota, meaning that five days before the first practice of the NFL preseason, all 32 first-round picks hav…
Adande: Jordan wouldn't let pride get in the wayJul 21The healthiest sign in DeAndre Jordan's return engagement with the Clippers is that the final decision was made for the right reasons, overcoming what would have been a prideful mistake.
Let's Go CampingJul 20Time for the 2015 Training Camp Primer. Everything you need to know about the NFL’s 32 training camps, with some fun on the side. Clip and save. First things first, though. It was a notable Saturday evening for the Favre family. Not only did the famous …
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