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Is Zack Greinke already a Hall of Famer?

You guys may remember that Theo took a look at Justin Verlander’s Hall of Fame odds, and obviously their statistical profile’s have a lot of similarities - even to the strange fact that they have IDENTICAL 3.35 ERA’s across...

Game thread 131, August 23rd, 2019. 7:10 CDT

Trout and Angels are swimming in to MMP. Can Greinke prevail? Join the discussion. Share this story ...

Astros Prospect Report: August 22nd, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (76-52) lost 14-2 (BOX SCORE) Note: Tucker is hitting .320 in 19 games in August. Drew Ferguson, RF: 0-for-3, 2 BB Ronnie Dawson, CF: 0-for-4, BB Kyle...

Astros Prospect Report: August 21st, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (76-51) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE) Note: Toro is hitting .424 with 1.112 OPS in 16 AAA games. Drew Ferguson, CF: 1-for-5, R, HR, RBI Abraham Toro,...

Astros punch out Tigers 6-3. Hold off late rally

Perhaps one might hope that when the best team in baseball plays the worst team in baseball, that the best team would win every game in a four game series. Well, the Astros did lose a game, and although...

Game Thread 132, August 24th , 2019, 6:10 CDT. Angels vs Astros

Filed under: Wade Miley takes on Trout and his school. Join the discussion. ...

Injuries abound: Carlos Correa, Aaron Sanchez head to the IL

While the Astros picked up two much-needed wins against the Tigers this week, those victories came at a price. As noted below by Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the club will be without the services of two members of its...

Game Thread 129, August 21st, 2019, 7:10 CDT, Tigers vs Astros

As you’ve probably already heard, the Astros put two players on IL last night, Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez. Correa we already figured on, but Sanchez was a little bit of a surprise. The recovery time for both players...

With his current run, Justin Verlander might make it to 3000 Ks this year...

Justin Verlander has had a bit of a run of tough luck in his recent starts, but he hasn’t let that stop him from being just as dominant as he has been the rest of the year. Despite his...

Game Thread 132 2.0 August 25th vs. Anaheim Angels 1:10 pm CST

Framber Valdez will start his 6th game for the Hometown Team in 2019. He will square off against Jaime Barria. The Angels will trot out the regular starters, with the exception of Kole Calhoun, who’s sitting against the lefty...

Verlander dominant, but mistakes cost Astros in 2-1 loss to Tigers

The Houston Astros were huge favorites—possibly one of the biggest of in MLB history—when they hosted the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night. The Astros had one of the frontrunners in the American League Cy Young race on the hill and a...

Getting to know the Astros Front Office: Brandon Taubman

The Astros’ “nerd-cave” is a thing of legend. Images of mad scientists roaming around mumbling about spin rates and the shift. After the World Series victory in 2017, the Washington Post called it “the moment the analytics movement conquered...

Game Thread 128, August 20th, 2017. 7:10 CDT. Tigers vs Astros.

The Astros got the win yesterday against the last place Tigers. But did anyone else besides me not feel so great about it? The Astros only won by one run, and only scored one run after the first inning....

Looking at the Astros’ various postseason odds

The Astros are a very good team. Let me emphasize the “very good” part again. It is not by accident that Houston has the third-best record (81-46) in baseball entering Wednesday. Only the Dodgers with plus-223 runs have a...

Yuli-tide: Another blast from Gurriel sparks Astros to 5-4 victory over Angels

The yuletide is a 12-day holiday that typically spans Christmas into the New Year. While that may be a great tradition, it’s got nothing on the Yuli-tide, a celebration that’s lasted over two months and shows no signs of...

Another day, another injury: Ryan Pressly to have arthroscopic knee surgery; out 4-to-6 weeks

On the heels of a disappointing loss on Wednesday, along with a dust up in the media, the Astros were probably hoping for a quiet end to the work week. Well, that desire didn’t materialize today. Instead, the club...

Game Thread 130. August 22, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Tigers vs Astros.

It’s been another great Astros season. but these last few days are the days that try fans’ souls. Terrible loss yesterday; the Astros blew a superb Verlander two-hitter with pitiful hitting and terrible base running. It happens, even when...

Fangraphs Asks: Is a Juiced Ball Good or Bad for Baseball?

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 support the management of...

What Does Roster Expansion Look Like in Houston?

MLB roster rules get muddy at this time of year. Postseason eligibility becomes a frequent topic of discussion, and rosters balloon as minor league seasons conclude. In 2020, the rules governing September call-ups will change. MLB’s active roster size...

2019 Series Preview #42: Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

Angels The Angels will head to Houston after a pretty rough week, having played 8 games in 7 days before a day off yesterday. That stretch featured 4 games against both the Sox and Rangers and included a doubleheader...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 23rd, 2019

Filed under: Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around ...