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  • The Astros won the opening game of the 2015 Astros spring training schedule versus the Phillies, winning 6-3. The Astros were either leading or tied for most of the game. The big inning of the game happened in the ninth inning when Brady Rodgers gave up two runs on three hits. Jason already did a […] ... read more...
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  • KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The first Grapefruit League outing of Mark Appel’s career included three doubles, one run and a pair of strikeouts over two innings Thursday in the Astros’ 6-3 win over the Phillies. The Astros righty pitched the third and fourth innings in relief of starter Collin McHugh. Appel was invited to major league […] read more...
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  • The Houston Astros played their first game of spring training on Thursday afternoon, and collected their first win by a score of 6-3. Collin McHugh was solid in two innings of work, allowing just one walk and striking out three. After 2 shutout innings with 0 H and 3 K by @Collin_McHugh, @MAppel26 now pitching […] ... read more...
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  • KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Collin McHugh started for the Astros and struck out three in two scoreless, no-hit innings against the Phillies on Thursday. He walked one. The three Ks were nice, but McHugh acknowledged pitchers are typically ahead of hitters to start spring training. “I think there are a couple things that I want to […] read more...
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  • Before I did the pitching rotation Astros in Fantasy post, I wanted to see them each pitch one time in spring training games. With that decision, it’s time to get to my sleeper pick of the year. Drum roll please, my sleeper pick for the 2015 MLB season is Jon Singleton. No fireworks or applause? […] ... read more...
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  • KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Robbie Grossman, a sometimes forgotten outfielder, refreshed everyone’s memory Thursday in the Astros’ first Grapefruit League game of the season, a 6-3 win over the visiting Phillies. The switch-hitter drove in a pair of runs as one of three Astros to hit solo homers at Osceola County Stadium. Grossman, 25, seems to be […] read more...
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  • While on Baseball Prospectus last night, looking over their PECOTA rankings, I noticed two things. The first is that they have the Houston Astros finishing with a 77-85 record, once again in the cellar of the AL West. While the record is what matters, and a seven-win improvement over last year is nothing to sneeze […] ... read more...
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  • KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Power can help you win, but you don’t necessarily need power to win. Roger Clemens said in October that he thought the Astros would eventually need to add a rocket arm to their rotation. “And then eventually, I still think we’re gonna have to go out there, and Mr. (Jim) Crane, Jeff […] read more...
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  • KISSIMMEE, Fla. — New Astros catcher Hank Conger, who is slated to share the load of the catching duties this season behind primary backstop Jason Castro, has been coping with left wrist soreness lately, manager A.J. Hinch said. But the situation appears minor, with the Astros planning to use Conger as a catcher in-game this weekend. […] read more...
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  • Roberto Hernandez throws his first pitches in Astros uniform (video) pic.twitter.com/9kyzmBsL0F — Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 5, 2015 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Righty Roberto Hernandez took a physical and then threw his first bullpen in an Astros uniform Thursday morning, after flying in from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night. Both the timing of Hernandez’s sig... read more...
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  • Each day the Astros are in Florida for spring training, we will profile a different member of the 40-man roster. Today, we look at Marwin Gonzalez. MARWIN GONZALEZ Position: Infielder Bats/throws: Both/right Height/weight: 6-1, 202 Opening day age: 26 Hometown: Bolivar, Venezuela How acquired: Trade with Boston, December 2011 MLB experience: Three seasons 2014 recap: […] read more...
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  • For years, the Astros farm system promised two main offensive pieces that we were all counting on in Houston, outfielder George Springer and first baseman Jon Singleton. Mr. Springer appears to be as advertised after flashing super-stardom in his injury shortened debut season. Jon Singleton’s first taste of the big leagues, on the other hand, left […] ... read more...
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  • This list will be periodically updated over the course of what is likely to be a busy 2015 season.  The Astros will be trying to position themselves for contention, and 2015 likely represents the last chance for some long-ish tenured Astros.  I may have missed someone - please feel free to discuss and mention below in the comments.Since the end of the 2... 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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  • I wrote, after the Conger trade, that his acquisition would best be evaluated at the end of the offseason.  This was in anticipation that Hank Conger and Max Stassi (prior to the Gattis acquisition) would most likely form some kind of catching platoon in 2015, and Jason Castro would be traded for Mookie Betts or Kris Bryant.  Or both.But the second move... read more...
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  • One of the greatest players to ever put on an Astros uniform, Lance Berkman, will be inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame as a Rice Owl. The induction ceremony will take place during the college baseball celebration in Lubbock, Texas on June 29th and 30th. In his junior season at Rice, he had […] ... read more...
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