Astros kick it old school en route to evening series with AL West rival Angels
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Second-year outfielder George Springer sure enjoyed the retro uniforms he and the rest of the Astros sported during Saturday night’s win over the Angels, a victory that saw him hit his first home run of the season. (Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle) Wi…Share Tweet
Injured reliever Josh Fields ‘inching closer to coming back’ after Friday’s outingInjured reliever Josh Fields had an impressive outing with Class AAA Fresno on Friday night and could be close to rejoining the Astros. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Although righthander Josh Fields gave up three hits and one run Friday night in hi…Share Tweet
Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer cleared to throw live batting practiceAstros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer, who is on the disabled list with a blister in his left index finger, has been cleared to throw a live batting practice session in extended spring training in Kissimmee, Fla. Manager A.J. Hinch wasn’t 100 percent cert…Share Tweet
Former Astros pitcher Danny Coombs reminisces Dome’s first gamesFormer Astros lefthander Danny Coombs vividly remembers that not everybody was pulling for the Astros to succeed against the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle in the first two exhibition games at the Astrodome in 1965. “I let the fans down,” he recalled with a chu…Share Tweet
Contingent of original Astros reunite to celebrate Dome’s 50th anniversarychron.com 4 hours agoIn honor of the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome, Jimmy Wynn and five of his teammates on the original 1965 Astros were at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. “It feels great,” said Wynn, who was known as the “Toy Cannon.” “I’m always happy to see some…Share Tweet
Looking back on the Astrodome's Top 12 momentsMLB.com 18 hours agoThe Astros will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome before their game tonight. Here's a look back at the top 12 Astros moments at the "Eighth Wonder of the World."Share TweetDallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Robbie Grossman and George Springer homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Saturday night.Share Tweet
A.J. Hinch giving Astros starting pitchers extra rest early in the seasonchron.com Apr 17 (yesterday)New Astros manager A.J. Hinch, right, has been giving his starting pitchers extra rest when the option has presented itself early in the 2015 season. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Although the Astros say they’ve emphasized improving communication t…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)With the Los Angeles Angels traveling to Houston for a weekend series against the Astros, many Angels players were finally able to touch base with teammate Josh Hamilton, who's been staying in Houston since undergoing surgery on his right shoulder on Fe…Share Tweet
Brad Peacock on DL; Asher Wojciechowski to start on Mondaychron.com Apr 17 (yesterday)Three days after he was rushed off his rehab assignment to start for the Astros, righthanded starter Brad Peacock landed back on the disabled list Friday. Righthander Asher Wojciechowski was recalled to take Peacock’s spot on the roster and start Monday…Share Tweet
Jose Altuve appreciative of Astros after premiere of filmAstros second baseman Jose Altuve and MLB Productions director/producer Danny Field exchanged tokens of esteem before an appreciative audience Thursday night at the downtown Majestic Metro theater. Altuve and a group of Astros executives, sponsors and f…Share Tweet
Astros report: Marisnick breathing new life into bottom of batting orderWhile speed has always been a big part of Jake Marisnick’s game, the Astros’ young center fielder is starting to figure things out at the plate, too. (Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle) If there can be such a thing as a mainstay in the No. 9 hole in the…Share Tweet
On deck: Astros vs. AngelsSeries schedule (at Minute Maid Park)7:10 p.m. Friday: Roberto Hernandez (0-1, 1.93) vs. Jered Weaver (0-2, 8.71)6:10 p.m. Saturday: Dallas Keuchel (1-0, 1.29) vs. C.J. Wilson (1-1, 3.95)1:10 p.m. Sunday: Scott Feldman (0-2, 6.17) vs. TBA Three things t…Share TweetMost of the Oakland A's had not seen much of Houston starter Collin McHugh until Wednesday night. After facing him for 5 2-3 innings, they weren't any more comfortable.Share Tweet
Bob Watson takes time during Jackie Robinson day to reminisce on trailblazerWhen MLB retired Jackie Robinson’s number league-wide on April 15, 1997, not everybody connected No. 42 with Robinson’s legacy. “A lot of players didn’t know who No. 42 was,” said Bob Watson, the former Astros general manager and player who was the GM o…Share Tweet
Astros will wait to bring RP Josh Fields back up to the majorsThe Astros are not ready to bring back Josh Fields from the disabled list just yet. There’s no obvious player to send down out of their seven-man bullpen. Righty Will Harris is the only reasonable choice, and he’s been excellent. Plus, the Astros seem t…Share TweetAstros second baseman Jose Altuve gets the highest of compliments from the veteran MLB Productions producer who trailed him across three continents for a documentary that premieres Thursday. Altuve “is a real dude,” said Danny Fields, producer of “Big D…Share Tweetnytimes.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)Oakland rookie Kendall Graveman was walking off the mound after pitching into the sixth inning of what would be his first major league win against the Astros on Tuesday night when he heard a familiar voice.Share Tweet
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