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FanBlog: Astros 15 mins ago

Carlos Correa won’t be ready for Arizona Fall League; team hopeful of spring training return

General manager Jeff Luhnow said injured shortstop Carlos Correa received a good report recently in his latest follow-up with doctors, but the Astros’ top prospect isn’t likely to be ready to participate in the Arizona Fall League. Correa underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery late last month to repair his fractured right fibula and a ligament issue. […]

Marwin Gonzalez coping with sore hamstring

OAKLAND – Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was pulled because of right hamstring soreness before the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday when the Astros trailed big in a 9-7 loss to the A’s Manager Bo Porter said he expected Gonzalez would be able to play Thursday in a day game after a night game. “It happened the […]

Athletics rough up Peacock, hold on late to even series

Scoreboard OAKLAND — Brad Peacock waded into trouble early again Wednesday, this time with a longer leash. Now his job in the rotation may be tenuous. The A’s tagged Peacock for three home runs in a 9-7 Astros loss Wednesday, a game that for most of the night appeared headed for an A’s blowout before […]
Athletics Nation 16 hours ago

Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (2)

The A's have pulled their usual against Brad Peacock and it took them one extra inning, but they did drop a 5-spot on the Astros. A's lead 5-0; we're going to the bottom of the fourth and Chavez is dealing! LET'S GO OAK-LAND!
FanBlog: Astros 17 hours ago

Judge returns Crane-McLane-Comcast lawsuit to state court

Astros owner Jim Crane’s lawsuit against Comcast, NBC Universal and former Astros owner Drayton McLane, stemming from the 2011 sale of the Astros and McLane’s share in Comcast SportsNet Houston, was returned to state district court Tuesday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur. Isgur, who is presiding over the main CSN Houston bankruptcy case, stayed […]
FanBlog: Astros 23 hours ago

George Springer placed on 15-day DL; Marc Krauss up

The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list today because of an injured right quad. To take his place, the team recalled Marc Krauss from Class AAA Oklahoma City. “I just got to get through it,” Springer said on Tuesday. “Whatever happens, happens. I just have overall kind of discomfort.”  

Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approaches

OAKLAND, Calif. — Righthander Jose Veras knows what happened at the end of last season when the Astros lost 15 straight in a tailspin that punctuated the franchise’s drop. Veras had been long gone at that point, dealt midseason to the Detroit Tigers for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez. The Astros signed Veras again in […]
SpikesnStars Jul 23, 2014

Win Probability: Astros

A look at the most valuable players, and biggest plays, of the first half I’ve had some time on my hands (just kidding – I’ve really had no more time than usual) and been studying more deeply some various baseball statistics. And the more I study, the more I become intrigued by win probabilities. So [...]

Hoes’ homer lifts Astros past Athletics in 12 innings

Scoreboard OAKLAND — L.J. Hoes hit his first home run in more than two months, breaking a long stalemate with the A’s in a 3-2 win for the Astros that lasted 12 innings. Agent zero was the hero, you could say. Wearing the number zero ever since Jon Singleton took the No. 28 he used […]
Athletics Nation Jul 22, 2014

Game #99: A's vs. Astros

It's time to have A's baseball played on a regular basis again. Coming out of the All-Star Break and a Monday off-day, Oakland has played just three games in the last nine days. Fresh off a series win against first-place Baltimore, the A's will get something of an easier test to close out the brief homestand: three games against the Houston Astros, who are out of the cellar for the first time in what seems like a very, very long time. That said, the Astros' leap into fourth place in the AL West is more a result of the Rangers' epic, injury-induced collapse — Houston is making very good...

Bo Porter says Jed Lowrie incident ‘completely behind me’

OAKLAND — Astros manager Bo Porter believes the Jed Lowrie bunting controversy is long behind him and hopes that everyone else feels similarly. Porter took some heat in April, the last time the Astros visited the O.co Coliseum, for yelling at the A’s shortstop in a situation where it didn’t appear needed. “When you’re in […]

George Springer sidelined again by knee, quad troubles

OAKLAND — George Springer was out of the Astros lineup for a second straight game on Tuesday with right knee discomfort, but avoiding a trip to the disabled list remains his goal, he said. Bothered by both his right knee and right quad, Springer attempted to do baseball activities on Tuesday afternoon, and the Astros […]

Scouting report: Astros at Oakland Athletics

Three things to watch in the series in Oakland: 1. Brett Oberholtzer’s made the most of his limited exposure to the A’s. In two starts, he’s allowed a combined two runs in 11 2/3 innings — one run in each start. The lefty’s been on the shuttle this season, moving between the minors and the […]

Fowler remains on DL with nagging intercostal strain

OAKLAND — The Astros are set to player their 100th game of the season on Tuesday, and center fielder Dexter Fowler will miss his 20th game of his current stint on the disabled list. Working his way back from a right intercostal strain, Fowler has played more games than many of his teammates, 76. He […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 21, 2014

In latest twist, Mark Appel’s next start pushed back

By Eric Smith LANCASTER, Calif. — Add another twist to the rollercoaster season. Mark Appel was supposed to start today — his latest chance to get back on the path of success at Class A Advanced Lancaster. Instead, the No. 1 overall pick from 2013 will be skipped so he can get extra work in […]
SpikesnStars Jul 21, 2014

Just Seventeen

Hopefully none of those guys will be traded this month.
South Side Sox Jul 20, 2014
Astros 11, White Sox 7: John Danks sets tone for ugh-fest

Astros 11, White Sox 7: John Danks sets tone for ugh-fest

Generous Houston defense allows Sox to catch up, but Daniel Webb falters in four-run seventh This ugly marathon of a game tested a couple of Hawk Harrelson truisms, and if you're generous, he batted .500 on the day. The Houston Astros violated Hawk Harrelson's First Rule of Baseball ("catch the baseball"), committing three errors and making more mistakes than that. The White Sox played error-free ball, but it didn't benefit them. However, if you think baseball is a Battle of the Bullpens, then that's where the Astros maintained an edge. Daniel Webb's disastrous four-double, four-run seventh...

Whiff on Aiken tests Astros’ scouting director’s wit

CHICAGO — Mike Elias’ job is the draft: the execution of it and the acquisition of knowledge before it through a group of scouts he leads. The Astros’ director of amateur scouting has no other charge, save for signing the occasional undrafted amateur free agent, and those pick-ups are not what he’ll be judged on. […]

Hernandez gets rare start in CF with Springer sidelined

If you had Kiké Hernandez as the Astros’ starting center fielder in July, you were hallucinating or given a rare gift of foresight. George Springer is the latest Astros center fielder to battle injury, sitting out Sunday afternoon against the White Sox because of soreness in his right knee and quad, manager Bo Porter said. […]
SpikesnStars Jul 20, 2014

The Loss Adjuster

Gravity wins.

Astros Player News

  • 1 Collin McHugh

    Collin McHugh

    McHugh solid in rehab start, 'good to go'

  • 1 Brad Peacock

    Brad Peacock

    Athletics rough up Peacock, hold on late to even series

  • 1 George Springer

    George Springer

    George Springer placed on 15-day DL; Marc Krauss up

  • 1 Jesse Crain

    Jesse Crain

    Astros holding out hope Crain, Albers can pitch this season

  • 1 Marc Krauss

    Marc Krauss

    Hot-hitting Krauss gets call from Class AAA to replace injured Springer

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