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Springer, Altuve bombs, Verlander bullets, slay A’s, 4-2

Any casual baseball fan from outside of Houston would be completely unsurprised by today’s headline. Of course, who else would win a game for the Astros? Who else but George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Justin Verlander? Yeah, we know...

Game Thread 104, July 24th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. A’s vs. Astros

The Astros lost a heart breaker last night after Wade Miley left the game in the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead. The two base runners he left on base scored when Roberto Osuna gave up a three run...

Jeremy Pena Quietly Raking in Fayetteville

In February, I wrote this post on shortstop Jeremy Pena, a deft, projectable infielder whom the Astros drafted in the third round of the 2018 draft. In his draft year, Pena was far ahead of the pack...

Yordan Alvarez: A second look

Editor’s note: This article was written before last night’s game in which Yordan Alvarez hit a home run and a double. His two RBI last night gave him 35 in his first 30 games, breaking a record set by...

Astros Prospect Report: July 22nd, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (58-42) OFF AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (47-53) lost 6-2 (BOX SCORE) Donato started for the Hooks and went 4.2 innings allowing 3 runs, 1 earned....

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 23rd, 2019

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The Houston Astros are Ready to Move on from Max Stassi, and That Would...

Yesterday, prior to the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics game, Brian McTaggart reported comments Astros general manager made about their approach to the trade deadline. “We are also looking at the market and seeing if there’s an upgrade...

Astros blast-off on Apollo 11 night. Eagle crash lands on A’s 11-1

I used to think that numerology was stupid. I mean, sabermetrics kind of numerology is cool, but numbers having hidden meaning and mystical recurrences? Cmon. If you watched the game on TV, you’ve already heard all this, but if not,...

Game Thread 102. July 22nd, 2019, 7:10 CDT. A’s vs Astros

The A’s just won’t go away, will they? Like a pesky little brother that likes to tag along. Gerrit Cole takes the mound tonight to shew the little pests away. Then Wade Miley on Tues. And Verlander Wed. You're...

Astros Top Prospect Report: 7/15- 7/21

Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. This week was only a few games but still some notable performances. I will be using my top 30 prospects found here. This Week: 1 G, 2.2...

Astros Prospect Report: July 21st, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (58-42) POSTPONED AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (47-52) lost 3-2 (BOX SCORE) Ramirez started for the Hooks and pitched well tossing 5 scoreless innings. He was...

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 22nd, 2019

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The Numbered Days of Tony Kemp

First, let me say, I love Tony Kemp. I’ve loved him ever since he was posting juicy walk rates as he moved up the system. I loved his low walk rates, and bountiful stolen bases. Second, Kemp is good...

2019 Series Preview #33: Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

Hello everyone, thanks for the feedback in the last series preview. After reading what people wrote I’ll be sticking with the full coverage of the Astros since people do read it to keep up with the team. ...

Astros sweep! Pitching sparkles again in 5-3 win over Rangers

Last night Jose Urquidy, rookie making his third major league start, held the Rangers to one run in seven innings. Today Rogelio Armenteros, another rookie, making his fourth appearance and first big league start, held the Rangers to one...

Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Strong pitching last night out of the four hole of the rotation? When was the last time we could brag about that? Jose Urquidy looked for real last night, allowing only two hits, no walks, and striking out nine...

Astros Prospect Report: July 20th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (58-42) won 13-0 (BOX SCORE) Note: Bielak has a 2.13 ERA over his last 6 starts. Kyle Tucker, DH: 2-for-5, R, HR, 3 RBI Jack Mayfield,...

Join the Astros Talk with Talking Stros Every Sunday (Today)

At some point during the 2017 season, you may have tuned into SportsTalk 790 and heard Talking Stros. Started in December of 2015 after the surprise playoff run that fell short for the Astros, Talking Stros has been around...

New hope in the rotation: Jose Urquidy dominates Rangers. Astros take game two, 6-1

Jeff Luhnow reportedly commented today that the Astro are set in the starting rotation, at least from positions one through three, but that their only need for the playoffs is for the occasional # 4 pitcher in a potential...

Game Thread 100, July 20th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros.

It’s Jose Urquidy up today to face Shin-Soo Choo, Danny Santana, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Hunter Pence et al. I think at least one of the two teams will score a lot of runs tonight, and if the Astros...