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  • The Houston Astros have several players on their current 25-man roster that contributed to the Fresno Grizzlies comfortable first-place lead in the PCL. Preston Tucker, Domingo Santana, Carlos Correa, and Jon Singleton were big-time contributors for the Grizzlies at some point this year, but production leads to promotion and ultimately a loss of talent for […] ... read more...
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  • The rise of the Kansas City dominance of the All-Star game is starting to crack, with Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer losing ground to Josh Donaldson and Miguel Cabrera respectively. While I’m not saying that the two Royals players are having bad seasons, rather the other two are having drastically better seasons. While it’s understandable […] ... read more...
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  • A Guest Post from my wife for Father's Day - on honoring legacies, perseverance, & having patience:Aaron and his father Doug’s relationship can be traced through baseball.  When Aaron was young, Doug bought him his first ballpark frank, introduced him to the plastic ballpark cap filled with ice cream, was the one to stand beside him singing “take me out ... read more...
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  • Vincent Velasquez (0-0, 4.66) versus J.A. Happ (3-3, 3.79)The Astros lost the first two games of the series, so this game was only to salvage some pride and continue some recent solid form.  They are 2-2 on this road trip, and with an upcoming detou... read more...
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  • The Houston Astros capped off their series split against the New York Yankees with a 6-1 win over the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals Monday evening behind a strong start from Lance McCullers. All-Star hopeful Jose Altuve helped hammer opposing pitcher Joe Blanton by launching a solo home run to begin a three-run third […] ... read more...
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  • • • • Jose Altuve’s towering home run to left field was the lasting vignette of Monday’s 6-1 win over the Royals, with Altuve rounding the bases and passing in front of the Royals’ own second baseman, Omar Infante, as the Astros cruised to begin a three-game series. Everyone already knows Altuve is more deserving […] read more...
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  • He was an unknown in this particular role, but as solid a bet as any. Luke Gregerson is half a season into his inaugural year as closer and entered Monday 18-for-20 in save chances. More encouragingly, the Astros righty has his highest strikeout rate, 9.2 per nine innings, since he fanned an average of 10.2 […] read more...
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  • As he went down the list of Astros injuries Monday, Hinch joked that he’s running a M.A.S.H. unit. Six players are on the disabled list. Jake Marisnick (left hamstring) and Scott Feldman (right knee surgery) are both nearing rehab assignments. Marisnick did agility drills Monday while Feldman went for pitcher’s fielding practice. Feldman is to […] read more...
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  • With only a day left in the month of June, the Houston Astros have locked up some of their 2015 draft picks, including shortstop Alex Bregman and outfielder Kyle Tucker as they prepare for the future. While Bregman has already recorded his first minor league hit and home run, it was announced that the organization had […] ... read more...
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  • Colby Rasmus first noticed his skin infection on his left wrist during the middle series of three on the Astros’ most recent trip, while the club was in Seattle, manager A.J. Hinch said Monday. Rasmus was scratched from the lineup Saturday and hasn’t played since as he gets the infection treated with an IV and […] read more...
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