• Catchers bringing a lot of clout to Astros’ lineup

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 22, 2013
    "Our catchers have done a great job," Astros manager Bo Porter said. “They’re both smart guys … and they’re both good catchers,” said righthanded starter Lucas Harrell, who earned the win Thursday and has allowed just three earned runs in his last 16 innings. The performances of starter Jason Castro and backup Carlos Corporan have the Astros feeling good about where they stand behind the plate entering the 2013 season. He’s sticking to his plan to the point the only March 31 starters he’ll acknowledge with less than a week remaining at Osceola County Stadium are second baseman Jose Altuve, catcher Jason Castro and pitcher Bud Norris.
    Source: chron.com
    • Astros heading into season with two strong catchers

      A lot has been made this spring about the Astros' improved power -- they lead the Grapefruit League with 39 home runs -- and improved rotation depth, but another area of strength has clearly emerged: catching.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Porter stays silent on Astros’ starters

    Box score KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Just because the Astros have baseball’s lowest payroll doesn’t mean first-year manager Bo Porter is willing to give everything away. Or anything. Porter continues to treat the Astros’ regular-season starters like a high
    Source: chron.com

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