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  • It seems like a Galaxy Far, Far Away and/or A Long Time Ago that Brett Wallace was a headlining name in a trade that featured Cy Young Award Winners Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee that found the first baseman prospect in Oakland. After a flip with Toronto (who originally drafted Wallace in 2005) for outfielder Michael Taylor, […] ... read more...
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  • Astros fail to play spoiler against the contending Mariners At least Jose Altuve had 3 more hits tonight, adding to his league-leading total of 216, amirite? You are not watching Groundhog Day my friends, this is very similar to how I started off my l... read more...
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  • The Astros had the bases loaded in the third inning, creating a palpable buzz throughout Minute Maid Park. At that point the Astros appeared poised to strike a blow to the Seattle Mariners’ playoff hopes while also giving their largest crowd since July 26 something extra to cheer along with Jose Altuve Friday night. Seattle […] read more...
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  • Already trailing by five heading into the seventh inning, Astros interim manager Tom Lawless approached Jose Altuve in the dugout to see if the All-Star second baseman would mind sitting out the rest of the game. Altuve didn’t protest, so he was lifted before he could bat in the seventh Friday night. Altuve, who was […] read more...
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  • Slugger Chris Carter, who has been the Astros’ regular designated hitter, welcomed the chance to start at first base Friday. It was only his ninth start of the season at first. “We just want to finish strong,” said Carter, who entered the final home series of the season with a team-high 36 home runs. “I’m […] read more...
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  • It took 154 games, but All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve finally got a start as the Astros’ designated hitter Friday in the first game of a three-game series against the Mariners at Minute Maid Park. “I’m DH-ing today?” Altuve said when he learned of the lineup move from the media. “That’s pretty good. I haven’t […] read more...
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  • The Houston Astros (67-86) will take on the Seattle Mariners (82-70) tonight at Minute Maid Park after losing a four-game series that may have been their worst offensive performance of the season. This week against the Indians, Astros hitters had 50 strikeouts, only 28 hits, and seven walks in 39 total innings. Last night, even All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve, the [&#... read more...
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  • Young arms: Mariners rookie pitchers – Taijuan Walker, Carson Smith, James Paxton, Dominic Leone and Roenis Elias — have combined to go 25-18 with a 3.00 ERA. Playing up: The Mariners are 11-games over .500 against teams with winning records but are only 41-41 against teams at .500 or less (at time of game.) They […] read more...
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  • Box score Give them extra chances and they’re still frigid. Even the rascal Jose Altuve was quiet on Thursday, hitless in six trips in a 13-inning, 2-1 Astros loss to the Indians. The Indians threw nine straight shutout innings inside the game, which ended just before midnight at Minute Maid Park. “It seemed like every […] read more...
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  • The Astros have been doing their homework very quietly as they try to find their next manager, making calls and gathering the necessary information as they compile their list. They expect the pace of their process could pick up this weekend or early next week, but ultimately they’ll have to wait for some candidates’ seasons […] read more...
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  • The Astros continue to play well.  With a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners today, they move to 6-2 in September - otherwise known as the Lawless era - and a robust 65-81 on the year.  Trailing Houston in the AL is the ex-World Champs, Boston (63-83), Minnesota (62-82) and Texas (54-91).  The Astros trial the White Sox by a half-game, but with the next ... read more...
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  • Widely reported elsewhere, a bunch of transactions with the Sept 1 roster expansion.Joining the big-league club:Recent waiver-wire acquisition and ex-Twin (the baseball team, not the childbirth thing), Samuel Deduno, aged 31.  24 year old AAA starting pitcher, Nick Tropeano (3.03 ERA, 3.81 FIP, 8.66 K/9, 2.38 BB/9, 124.2IP). &nbs... read more...
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  • Earlier this season, the Houston Astros made the very controversial decision to sign first baseman Jon Singleton to a five-year contract extension worth at least $10 million. As one of the system’s top prospects, Singleton signed a deal structured to include three club options (worth up to $35 million over eight years) and run through the 2018 season. As […]... read more...
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