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  • The Astros are shorthanded in the bullpen tonight in the opener of a four-game series against the Athletics at Minute Maid Park. Setup man Matt Albers is unavailable for the third consecutive day with right shoulder stiffness. Righthander Josh Fields, who blew the save opportunity Wednesday against Seattle, was given the day off to rest […] read more...
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  • Things are still looking bleak in the Astros bullpen. The walkoff homerun that Josh Fields gave up to Kyle Seager is just the latest of a number of absolute meltdowns by what is the 2014 Astros bullpen. Unlike the first place Oakland Athletics who victimized Chad Qualls last weekend, the Mariners haven’t been able to […]... read more...
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  • Here's Reid Laymance conveying some information regarding CSN Houston: Adam Silver on CSN Houston: "we're studying it closely and working with Tad (Brown) and hoping to work toward a resolution"— Reid Laymance (@ReidLaymance) April 24... read more...
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  • By Andrew Valderas Gary Gaetti has learned plenty from his failures — be it ones made as a major league player to those in his first two seasons as manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters. “Failure can determine what kind of person you’re going to be. I’ve learned a lot from my failures — and […] read more...
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  • TL;DR*Astros affiliates go 1-2 on the day.*Ross Seaton promoted from Corpus to OKC.*Luis Cruz allowed 4H/1ER in 6IP but the Hooks are held to five hits in a loss to Midland.*Mark Appel didn't get out of the 3rd, and Lancaster falls at Inland Empire in 12 innings.*Andrew Thurman allowed 1H/0ER, 5K:0BB in 4IP and the River Bandits rap... read more...
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  • Jarred Cosart (1-2, 7.36) vrs Chris Young (0-0, 3.27)Both Mr Cosart and Mr Young were coming off short outings in their last starts - 1/3 of an inning and 3 innings respectively.  And because it was the MLB.tv Game of the Day, I watched it!!  Well, the first three innings, anyhow - then this whole "employment" thing got in the way.  Sigh.  And... read more...
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  • SEATTLE — Collin McHugh’s strikeout-happy start from Tuesday night is a prism for examining the Astros’ piggyback pitching system. The Astros are the first organization to use two starting pitchers per game at every level of the minor leagues. Instead of employing a typical five-man, five-day rotation, the Astros have eight pitchers working in pairs […] read more...
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  • The bullpen has not exactly been a strength for the Houston Astros so far in 2014. However, it does not mean that criticism is required for all parties. Some of the new faces added by Jeff Luhnow this winter have proven to be quite useful and successful in the early stages of the season. One […]... read more...
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  • Three things to watch in the series: 1. The Astros played the Rangers tough when they first met this season. The same can’t be said about the way the A’s played the Astros. The Astros have yet to prove they’re anything other than a doormat to the Athletics, dropping 17 of 22 meetings since the […] read more...
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  • Yes, if you are looking at the box score, Josh Fields is responsible for the loss. He blew the game. That seems simple enough as the Astros lost 5-3. Fields entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning to face Robinson Cano and the heart of the Seattle Mariners order. Houston’s newly appointed […]... read more...
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  • The Houston Astros organization has become very deep in talent. Keeping up with 25 guys on the major league roster is often a very difficult task for the casual fan. Let alone knowing the organization’s prospects versus depth. One guy who has been overlooked since being drafted is OF/DH Preston Tucker. Originally from Florida, the […]... read more...
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  • Kyle Seager ruins the three-game sweep fun and snaps a long Mariners losing streak THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS. Sure, you say you're going to take care of it. You're not going to play baseball in the house. Then, your mom's vase gets totally... read more...
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