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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...

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...

Astros Open Forum: Who will be brought up when rosters expand Sept 1st.

A major league baseball team normally is limited to 25 players, known as the 25-man roster. These are the players eligible to play in the games on a nightly basis. But there is another roster baseball teams account for,...

Astros Prospect Report: August 20th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (76-50) lost 5-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: Toro is hitting .489 with 7 2B, 7 RBI, 4 BB/2 K over his last 10 games. Myles Straw,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 21st, 2019

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Astros three homers tame Tigers 6-3

It was another pedestrian win by the Astros against a team they are supposed to beat. But a win it was, mostly on the strength of three home runs. The first, by George Springer, led off the Astros half...

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....

Just who is Valente Bellozo? Why you Should Know this Name

Back in 2010, when the Astros sucked in almost every way possible, many of us fans were looking for signs of hope. The minor league system was pretty barren, and most of the teams were deep into losing seasons....

Game Recap: Astros hold off Tigers’ late comeback in 5-4 game

Baseball is a weird game, where sometimes even the best team can fall to the worst teams on any given day. The Tigers (.303 winning percentage) are certainly the latter right now, and the Astros (.635) are arguably the...

Game Thread 127, August 19th, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Tigers vs Astros.

Rough road trip, but it ended with a victory amidst the noise and drumbeats in Oakland. How can the locals stand playing half their games there? Greinke was Greinke, and Bregman won it with his 30th homer. Hopefully the Astros...

Astros Top Prospect Report: 8/12- 8/18

Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. I will be using my top 30 prospects found here. This Week: 1 G, 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K 2019 Season Stats: 15...

2019 Series Preview #41: Detroit Tigers @ Houston Astros

Tigers The Tigers have been in a tailspin for the second half of the season, going 9-27 since the All Star Break. A big problem has been a lack of momentum as they have only managed to win back-to-back...

Astros Prospect Report: August 18th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (75-49) lost 14-11 (BOX SCORE) Note: Straw is hitting .379 with 11 RBI in 13 games in August. Myles Straw, CF: 2-for-5, R, 2B, 2...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 19th, 2019

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Open Forum: What to do about Josh Reddick? Or how I learned to stop...

The Astros have the best hitting, but don’t score the most runs By some measures, the Astros are the best hitting team in baseball. Like the 2017 team, they may end up in consideration as one of the best hitting...

Zack Greinke and Alex Bregman put Astros back on track. Take finale 4-1 over...

Our long Astros fan nightmare is over. After losing five straight and six of seven, our boys are back on track. Today Zack Greinke looked like he has finally settled in as an Astro, and showed why the team traded...

Game Thread 126, August 18, 2019, 3:07 CDT, Astros vs A’s

Rogelio Armenteros was optioned back to AAA last night after he fulfilled his duty, filling in for injured starter Gerrit Cole. He ate four innings, allowing five runs, but there was a dose of bad luck mixed in those...

Astros Prospect Report: August 17th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (75-48) won 2-0 (BOX SCORE) Note: Bielak has a 3.39 ERA over his last 10 outings (57 K in 61 IP). Myles Straw, CF: 1-for-4,...

Game Thread 125, Aug 17th , 2019, 3:05 CDT, Astros vs A’s.

It’s the dog days on the road for the Astros right now. Just when we thought their moves at the trade deadline had made them invincible, they are currently in a four-game losing streak, and have lost five of...

Podcast: Bilbos talks Jake Marisnick, the Angels, and the non-violence principle with OSIP

Last July, you may remember the issue of Jake Marisnick and his collision with Angels catcher Jonathon Lucroy. Although most observers believed the collision was unintentional, it did cause serious injury to Lucroy, and Marisnick was suspended for two...