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Game Thread 139. September 2nd, 2019, 3:10 CDT. Astros vs Brewers

Yeah, they’re still playing baseball. Seems like there ought to be a hangover, and maybe a vacation, after yesterday’s thrilling and historic no-hit victory by Justin Verlander. Not to mention the ninth inning heroics by rookie Abraham Toro, whose...

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Only six pitchers have had three no-hitters in their careers, that is, since September 1st, 2019. Justin Verlander just joined this exclusive club, but he couldn’t have done it without the ninth inning home run by rookie Abraham Toro. After...

Right now, Alex Bregman is the most valuable Astro. Is he on a Hall...

Alex Bregman: over-achiever. Everyday in every way Alex Bregman keeps getting better and better. Every year he keeps getting better, and every time he does he keeps exceeding expectations. Be honest. Did you really expect Alex Bregman to ever really be...

Astros Prospect Report: September 1st, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (84-55) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: Jones is hitting .333 with 2 HR, 9 RBI over his last 10 games. Chas McCormick, RF: 2-for-4, R,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 2nd, 2019

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2019 Series Preview #45: Houston Astros @ Milwaukee Brewers

Hey everyone, due to the holiday weekend and the fact that I’m hanging with my family, I’ll be doing it a bit of short form for this preview. I hope everyone can take some time today to enjoy...

Abraham Toro’s Day Too

“Hey rook, get on third, La Pina’s hurt today.” Surprise directive from Manager A. J. Hinch. So began the day of the Astros’ fresh rookie, 22-year-old Abraham Toro. On his scheduled day off, hey, he’s just a replacement player anyway,...

Abraham Toro’s Day

“Hey rook, get on third, La Pina’s hurt today.” Surprise directive from Manager A. J. Hinch. So began the day of the Astros’ fresh rookie, 22-year-old Abraham Toro. On his scheduled day off, hey, he’s just a replacement player anyway,...

Toronto No-no! Verlander tosses third career no-hitter in Astros’ 2-0 win over Jays

Justin Verlander was likely already going into the Hall of Fame before Sunday’s game in Toronto. The only question that remains now is which cap will he wear to the induction ceremony? Verlander hurled the third no-hitter of his illustrious...

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

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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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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...

Predict the September W-L and Run Differential

I remember in the days of the Astros.com message board, there would be a monthly thread in which people would enter predictions on record (W-L) and a number of runs scored / allowed. It was a fun process, with...

Astros Prospect Report: August 29th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (82-54) won 6-1 (BOX SCORE) Note: Bielak has a 3.44 ERA with 59 K in 55 innings over his last 9 outings. Chas McCormick, DH:...