Evan Gattis' monster performance powers Astros over Angels on Gnome night
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In a few weeks, when the Astros' roster is likely to include both Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman, playing time will dwindle for lineup fixtures. The leftover at-bats will be distributed to those producing, which makes this stretch of games important …Share Tweet
Sunday a big start for Astros' righthander Mike Fierschron.com 4 hours agoMike Fiers' tenuous hold on a rotation spot will be tested yet again Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels. Now in the thick of a pennant race, the Astros can ill afford for more short outings and early deficits.Share Tweetchron.com 4 hours agoAstros manager A.J. Hinch has the distinction of playing and managing against Ken Griffey Jr., who along with Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown.Share Tweet
Astros give slumping Colby Rasmus day offchron.com 5 hours agoAstros left fielder Colby Rasmus is a woeful 2 for 36 in July with 15 strikeouts opposed to only one walk.Share Tweet
Jason Castro scratched from Astros lineup with bruised handchron.com 6 hours agoCatcher Jason Castro was scratched from the Astros' lineup for Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a bruised right hand.Share Tweetchron.com 7 hours agoThe Astros lost infielder Matt Duffy off waivers to the intrastate rival Texas Rangers on Saturday.Share Tweet
Astros sign 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierrachron.com 9 hours agoAfter breaking through their bonus pool on the first day of the international signing period, the Astros as expected continue to add to their 2016-17 class.Share TweetLance McCullers faced the game's most productive offense this month and dominated, twirling eight-plus strong innings against the streaking Angels to lead his Astros to a 2-1 victory at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.Share TweetWhen the Astros summoned A.J. Reed from Class AAA on June 24, they did so with the idea he would garner near everyday at bats at first base or designated hitter.Share Tweet
Yulieski Gurriel works out at Astros' facility in Florida while awaiting visaAlthough the Astros still await approval on a work visa for Yulieski Gurriel, the newly signed Cuban infielder has started working out at the team's spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla.Share Tweet
Astros' top pick Forrest Whitley makes his pro debutRighthander Forrest Whitley, the Astros' first-round pick in last month's draft, made his professional debut on Friday.Share Tweetchron.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)ROUND ROCK - Once his batting practice group finished hitting on Thursday afternoon, Alex Bregman retreated to the visitors' dugout at Dell Diamond and snagged his black Marucci glove. Amid speculation he could join the Astros as early as Friday, Bregma…Share Tweetchron.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow already has said he expects to be able to make some sort of trade before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, but the question remains: What kind of deal is out there?Share Tweet
Fister's 7 scoreless help Astros shut down A'sMLB.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)Right-hander Doug Fister strung together seven scoreless innings to help the Astros avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the A's with a commanding 7-0 win at the Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon.Share TweetMarwin Gonzalez was in left, putting A.J. Reed in at first base. Colby Rasmus moved over to center with Carlos Gomez given the day off. Evan Gattis was the designated hitter.Share Tweet
Astros' Evan Gattis suffers minor injury against OaklandDanny Worth replaced Gattis was the designated hitter, going 0 for 2. Gattis was also hitless before getting hit, ended a road trip in which he hit .267. His hand was wrapped but Gattis was congratulating teammates as the Astros tacked on four runs in t…Share TweetThe Astros (51-44) finish the road trip 3-3 and head home for six games starting Friday against the Angels.Share TweetDoug Fister pitched seven innings and Jose Altuve continued his torrid hitting as the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Wednesday.Share Tweet
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