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  • In honor of Lance McCullers' MLB debut tonight - and doesn't this feel like Christmas Eve, when you can open one present, and you know that Carlos Correa is still under the tree - we thought we'd go back and take a quick look at McCullers and his path to the Majors.When star Astros shortstop Clint Barmes took his .698 OPS and signed as a free agent with the Pirat... read more...
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  • Dallas Keuchel (6-0, 1.67) versus Wei-Yin Chen (1-3, 2.90)Not a wonderful start to the Astros' series in Baltimore.  The Astros squandered multiple offensive opportunities while the Orioles maximised their hit sequencing.  Both Los Angeles / An... read more...
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  • The completion of the four-game sweep of Toronto puts the Astros at 25-13, giving them a 41.6% chance to win the division and a 61.1% chance of making the postseason.*25-13 after 38 games matches the best start in franchise history (1998).*Ex-Blue Jay Colby Rasmus ... 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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  • TL;DR*Org goes 4-0 on the day; cumulative 92-55 record*Matt Duffy drove in both runs in an extra-inning 2-1 Fresno win.*Strong pitching from Josh Hader and Chris Devenski and a Jio Mier 2x3 day gave Corpus a 5-2 win and the sweep at Frisco.*Troy Scribner struck out eight in 5IP in a 2-0 Lancaster win*Bobby Boyd and Jacob Nottingham ... read more...
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  • Mark Buehrle (5-2, 5.54) versus Collin McHugh (4-1, 3.50)The Astros went for - and achieved - the sweep over the Blue Jays with a solid 4-2 win.  That takes their record to 25-13, which is now Officially the Best Record in the AL, and only pe... read more...
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  • A note before you begin: this was written during the Astros/Orioles game. All 2015 stats are valid as of the end of play, May 24. All 2005 stats ave been valid for nine years now. Hey whaddayaknow the Astros are good again! It's debatable the last time the Astros were actually good. 2006 wasn't a bad year. 2008 was going really well ... read more...
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  • BALTIMORE — Dallas Keuchel allowed more home runs Monday than he had in nine previous starts in a 4-3 Astros loss to the Orioles on a beautiful Memorial Day afternoon at Camden Yards. Keuchel gave up a two-run shot to Steve Pearce with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, turning over a […] read more...
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  • Preston Tucker‘s huge two pinch hit home runs, and overall play have got people talking fast. Is Tucker one of the future cogs to the grand Astros operation, or just a temporary piece of the puzzle? At Memorial Day the Astros surely have us talking, the theme of our show continues to revolve around if […] ... read more...
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  • It took the Quad City River Bandits 41 games to reach ten loses. You couldn’t expect this team to stay in the single digit loss column all year, but when they lose, they tend to lose again within the next 1-2 games. Sunday’s game was rained out, so the Bandits only played six games this […] ... read more...
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  • BALTIMORE — There are still some family-style Italian restaurants here Rich Dauer and his wife love. The entirety of Dauer’s 10-year major league career came with the Orioles. Now the Astros first-base coach, Dauer sat in an empty dugout early Monday at Camden Yards to make some calls. This was never his home stadium, with […] read more...
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  • According to a report from the Knoxville New Sentinel former Houston Astros reliever Fred Gladding, who pitched for Houston from 1968 to 1973, died Thursday evening in Columbia, S.C. at the age of 78.Gladding began his Major League career in Detroit, playing for the Tigers (1961-67) before being traded to the Astros in November of 1967 as part of an earlier deal that sent ... read more...
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  • Houston Astros Preston Tucker, left, Colby Rasmus, center, and George Springer celebrate the team’s 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) He hasn’t set the world on fire, but he has helped the Astros’ winning ways scorching along through key contributions and timely hitting. Preston Tucker, a 2012... read more...
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  • BALTIMORE — Jonathan Villar, renaissance man? The Astros infielder was born in the Dominican Republic but has picked up a tiny bit of Italian because many of his family members have ended up in the country, including his mother, he said. Villar adds that he hopes to visit Italy after this season because he didn’t […] read more...
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  • There are strong first impressions, and then there's what Houston Astros rookie Preston Tucker is doing. On Sunday, Tucker lofted a pinch-hit three-run home run off Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez to tie the score at 7. A big hit like that is already noteworthy, but for Tucker, this was even bigger: it was his second pinch-hit home run of the series. The Astros would... read more...
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  • By DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press BALTIMORE — Orioles lefthander Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was in uniform for Baltimore’s game against the Astros on Monday afternoon. He will continue to […] read more...
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