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  • A quick look a the profile of Astros relief pitching prospect Richard Rodriguez. The AMP Mailbag this week brought up another pitching prospect that doesn't get a lot of attention despite making quite of an ascent through the minors this year. I'm tal... read more...
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  • Three things to watch in the series: 1. The Astros are 4-3 through the first two legs of their 10-game road trip, which began with stops in Boston (2-2) and New York (2-1). The Indians have still won seven of their last 10 games after falling to the Twins on Thursday, 4-1. They’re still in […] read more...
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  • It’s been an up and down season for the Houston Astros and manager Bo Porter. The team started the year 11-26 and looked like they were going to be the laughing stock of the MLB once again. The first half of the season included two seven game losing streaks and stretches where the team dropped […] ... read more...
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  • The Houston Astros can feel good about going 4-2 against the New York Yankees this season, but will have to wait at least another year before earning their first ever sweep over them. In the final meeting between the two teams this season, the Yankees defeated the Astros, 3-0, at Yankee Stadium on Thursday afternoon. […] ... read more...
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  • Box score NEW YORK — Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel’s fifth complete game of the season was outdone by his opponent’s own full-length effort. The Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy shutout the Astros on Thursday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series between the Astros, a 3-0 Yanks win that kept the Astros from a three-game sweep. […] read more...
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  • NEW YORK — Astros closer Chad Qualls sounded as though he was unavailable for a second straight day Thursday because of lower back discomfort. He felt his back grab at him while pitching Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and took treatment on Wednesday and Thursday. “It’s getting better each day,” Qualls said. “It happened earlier […] read more...
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  • Random thoughts finally get put on digital paper. Every season, football gets in the Astros way. At least, that's how it is for high school sportswriters like me. Between season previews, practice reports and everything in between, my time spent actually wri... read more...
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  • The deadline? to let the Commissioner's office know that teams have signed their draft picks WAS at 7/18/2014 4pm Central. Here is a running update of updates.UPDATE: UMMM, so this is interesting.The expectation from those close to the negotiation is that Brady Aiken will end up making a deal with the Astro... read more...
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  • Scott Feldman KO's season-high 7 in Astros second straight come-from-behind win So glad I ended up having to scrap my "Michael Pineda Pitches Perfecto Against 'Stros" story. Pineda faced the minimum through three innings of work and seemed so unhittable in t... read more...
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  • Astros owner Jim Crane thinks his management team and one of the game’s best agents will be able to bury the hatchet. Crane talked briefly with two VIPs in front of the visiting third-base dugout on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium: Tigers Woods and Casey Close Close, the agent to Dexter Fowler who also advised unsigned Astros draft picks Brady Aiken and Jacob Nix, is... read more...
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  • The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros know a thing or two about undersized second baseman. The Astros’ Jose Altuve, at 5-foot-5, is the shortest active major leaguer, and he’s long been an admirer of the 5-foot-8 Dustin Pedroia. “When I was a kid, you know?” Altuve said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a little guy like me, and he plays hard. He’s one of the best players ... read more...
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