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chron.com Updated Jun 20, 2013
Although Carlos Pena received much of the accolades Thursday afternoon because of his walk-off three-run home run in the 10th inning, the Astros wouldn’t have defeated the Brewers 7-4 without another impressive performance from the bullpen. Lefthander W…Share Tweet
Bristle at the thought, but Luhnow may owe Ed Wade a Christmas cardMany fans are irritated at the mention of Ed Wade’s name. I can hear the “grrrrrrrrr’s” now. But if the Astros return to respectability in 2014 or 2015, Jeff Luhnow may need to send Wade a nice Christmas card. Yes, Luhnow will get the credit for assembl…Share TweetSee the best images from the three-game series with the Brewers.Share TweetAstros right fielder Trevor Crowe was pulled in the sixth inning with an apparent right shoulder injury after slamming into the right field wall Thursday afternoon. Crowe was hurt attempting to catch Jonathan Lucroy’s solo home run in the sixth inning, …Share Tweet
Astros sign 10th-round pick, LHP Austin NicelyLefthanded pitcher Austin Nicely, who grew up in Virginia admiring former Astros closer Billy Wagner, reneged on a commitment to the University of Virginia to begin his professional career with his favorite major leaguer’s former team. The Astros gave N…Share TweetThe signing of Mark Appel to the richest contract the team has ever doled out to a draft pick could end up being one of the signature moves in Astros’ history. If things go as planned, the No. 1 overall pick will be pitching for his hometown team when t…Share Tweet
Despite loss, Astros starting pitching continues to shine; Porter ordered Castro’s steal attemptAstros lefthander Erik Bedard pitched a season-high 7 1/3 innings while holding the Brewers to four hits and one run with a season high-tying eight strikeouts. The outing was Bedard’s longest since he pitched for the Mariners against the Padres on May 2…Share TweetNearly nine years have passed since Houston hosted baseball’s All-Star Game. Despite the Astros moving into the American League this season and the fourth-largest city in the United States recently being awarded the 2017 Super Bowl, commissioner Bud Sel…Share Tweet