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  • Sources say the Astros are preparing to announce Josh Hader as the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2014. The 20-year old lefty won 10 of 13 decisions and posted a 3.28 ERA in 123 & 1/3 innings between Lancaster and Corpus Christi. Hader, acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in the 2013 trade […] ... read more...
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  • Wins are fun.  Comeback wins are fun.  Wins over the Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth Rangers are fun.  This is not the 2013 Astros that we are getting to watch, but a much more fun version.  The 2014 Astros are definitely better than the 2013 Astros - just look at the wins column - but just how much better will largely be determined by the next few weeks. ... read more...
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  • I have become a fan of MLB.com's "Must C Clutch" segment, which replays the key clutch performances over the course of the season.  The segments play both the TV commentary and radio commentary, which I think is pretty cool. Anyhow, Chris Carter has been the subject of a few of these segments recently.  Three recent clips are linked below:... read more...
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  • I jinxed it!!  My oblique referencing to the Astros possibly posting a winning record in 2014 by ending the season on a 20-game winning streak have directly resulted in a loss to the Mariners by a score of 4-1 today.  My fault.  That said, I must point out at this juncture that an 18 game winning streak will result in a .500 record. &nb... read more...
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  • Make a Garden Sanctuary Most people usually make a garden sanctuary in their backyard. One of the most attractive attributes you can add to your garden is a pond. The pond can be stocked with fish, decorations and plants to make it more interesting for you. Apart from that, the garden pond can be accessorized with pond fountains. Pond fountains give the garden setting a... read more...
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  • There’s rebuilding projects, and then there’s the Houston Astros.  Ever since the team went to the World Series in 2005, the entire organization has been in shambles.  Sure, they won 86 games in 2008, but that’s only time in the past eight years they’... read more...
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  • Box score As the Minute Maid Park crowd gave him a raucous standing ovation Tuesday night, All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve landed at second base and fixed his gaze on the two Astros legends standing in the first row of Minute Maid Park’s Diamond Club. Altuve looked in the direction of Hall of Famer Nolan […] read more...
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  • Jose Altuve stands alone in Houston Astros history. Following a three-hit performance on Monday evening to reach the 209 hit mark, Altuve has recorded two hits to break an Astros record. An Astros legend, Craig Biggio, formerly held the top spot after his 1998 season. Entering Tuesday’s game, Altuve brought a streak of five consecutive […] ... read more...
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  • With the legendary Craig Biggio and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan watching from the first row at Minute Maid Park’s Diamond Club on Tuesday night, All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve ripped a double down the left field line in the fifth inning to tie Biggio’s franchise record for hits in a season. Altuve then tipped […] read more...
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  • With the legendary Craig Biggio and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan watching from the first row at Minute Maid Park’s Diamond Club on Tuesday night, All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve tied and then set a new Astros record for hits in a season. Altuve ripped a double down the left field line in the fifth […] read more...
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  • Astros righthander Brad Peacock, who was skipped from his scheduled start Monday because of back soreness, threw a bullpen session without much discomfort Tuesday. He has been inserted back in the rotation to start Friday against the Mariners, pushing ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel to start Saturday on an extra day of rest. “I felt really […] read more...
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  • The Astros have announced that George Springer has been shut down for the year. He has been on the DL since July 23 with a strained quad. In his brief time with the team, he was exactly as advertised, striking out a ton, but hitting 20 homers and walking at a solid 11% rate, resulting in a 127 wRC+ for the se... read more...
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