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Game Thread 156. September 21st, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Angels vs Astros.

After two abysmal starts earlier this month in which Wade Miley could only get one out, his last start was a bounce back of sorts, going six innings allowing only two runs. Has he righted the ship? Is he...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: September 21st, 2019

The Astros are at the end of yet another excellent week as they are on a 6-game winning streak and just one win (or A’s loss) away from wrapping up the AL West for the third straight year. ...

The 2019 Houston Astros have the best offense since the ‘27 Yankees

The 2019 Houston Astros have the best offense since the 1927 Yankees. That’s what the headline says, so there is no risk here of burying the lede. Really, there’s not much more to add. It’s true. The Astros...

Game Recap: Correa, Pressly make strong returns from injury against the Angels, and the...

Entering the night, with just nine games left on the regular season schedule, the Astros had a magic number of 2. With a win and an Oakland loss, the team would finally clinch the AL West for the third...

Game Thread 155. Sept 20, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Angels vs Astros.

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2019 Season Preview #50: Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

Angels The Angels’ season has done a proverbial belly flop in recent weeks as they saw first Shohei Ohtani and then Mike Trout go down with season-ending surgery. Though it didn’t really shift their playoff odds, already at zero,...

Was not signing Dallas Keuchel a mistake?

Yes it’s middle of September and the Astros are basically guaranteed a playoff spot and have the best odds to win the World Series. If the Astros had signed Keuchel for the same deal that the Braves did, they...

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 20th, 2019

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Ranking the Closers: Does Roberto Osuna put the Astros at risk in the 9th...

Everyone else has a nicer toy No matter what team you’re rooting for, seems like the other team always has a better closer than you do. Not really, of course, but it feels that way. The closer is the cornerback...

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 19th, 2019

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Astros Open Forum. Which 100 win Astros team is the best

Poll Which 100 win Astros team was the greatest of all? ...

Game thread 138. Sept. 1st, 2019, 12:07 CDT. Astros vs Blue Jay’s.

Verlander takes the mound to win the series against Toronto. Join the discussion. Share this story ...

Astros Prospect Report: August 31st, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (83-55) won 10-9 (BOX SCORE) Note: Javier has a 1.74 ERA with 170 K in 113.2 innings this season. Chas McCormick, LF: 3-for-4, 3 R,...

Game Thread 137, Aug 31st, 2019: 2:07 CDT. Astros vs Blue Jays

The Astros took a 7-4 win last night despite the starter going only 3.2 innings while surrendering five walks, and the bullpen surrendering three home runs. A three run homer by George Springer was the margin of victory for...

Fanpulse asks: is it OK to break up a no-hitter with a bunt?

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Astros fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. Astros fans continue to express almost unanimous support...

Astros Prospect Report: August 30th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (82-55) lost 4-0 (BOX SCORE) Note: Quintana has a .897 OPS in 71 games this season. Rogelio Armenteros, RHP: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R,...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: August 31st, 2019

The Astros were able to shake off the finale against the Rays and play a solid match of baseball in the opener against Toronto. It was an encouraging outing from Joe Biagini, who had looked a little shaky...

Recap: Astros Take Biagini Revenge Game 7-4, Improve to 88-48

The Astros are following up one AL East opponent with another this week, squaring off against the Blue Jays after taking a series against the formidable Rays in their last set. The Jays sent former Astros farmhand Trent Thornton...

Game Thread 136, Aug 30th, 2019: 6:07 CDT. Astros vs Blue Jays

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20% off all Breaking T products through Memorial Day. Some shirts as low as...

Special Labor Day sale on Breaking T products, minimum 20% off of everything through Monday. Don’t pay stadium prices. Buy here, this weekend. Sale Details • 20% off everything in the store • Shirts starting at just $8; hoodies $16 • Use code LABOR20...

Hold up a second, when did Yuli Gurriel become a home run hitter?

Like most savvy baseball fans, I spend a fair bit of free time traversing the wonderful world of player leaderboards. Personally, I prefer FanGraphs, but Baseball-Reference and Baseball Prospectus are a close second and third in my mind. No...