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Rox Pile Nov 15, 2017

Colorado Rockies rumors: Houston Astros interested in Jonathan Lucroy?

It has been said that the Colorado Rockies will try to re-sign catcher Jonathan Lucroy to shore up the position. However, with news coming out of the Major League Baseball GM meetings in Orlando, it appears that the Rockies will have some tough competition if they want to make that happen. Jon Heyman of FanRag […] Colorado Rockies rumors: Houston Astros interested in Jonathan Lucroy? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. The ‘Stros beat the Dodgers in a somewhat anticlimactic Game Seven at Dodger Stadium earlier tonight. The final score was 5-1. Here are the box score, the video highlights, and the WPA graph. The highlight of the game was, for sure, […] The post Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Friars on Base Oct 28, 2017

Could the Padres be the Astros when they grow up?

The Houston Astros had a plan, stuck to that plan and have been rewarded by the team’s first trip to the World Series since 2005. The Padres have had a much longer drought since being swept by the Yankees in 1998. However, the current front office also reportedly has a plan: to return to the […] Could the Padres be the Astros when they grow up? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Oct 26, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: The Houston Astros’ offense finally came through for Justin Verlander

Detroit Tigers News: The Houston Astros’ offense finally came through for Justin Verlander

This game had 8 home runs. This game was crazy. Game 2 of the 2017 World Series was one of the wilder games I’ve ever watched. It feature postseason chaos of the finest quality, developing from what looked to be a tense, quiet loss for the Astros and a 0-2 deficit, into a terrifying back and forth slugfest that eventually went 11 innings into the outer reaches of peak baseball until almost anything seemed possible. In the end, the Astros pulled it out with an incredible late innings eruption. If you missed it, Justin Verlander came out throwing gas in this one. He wasn’t quite as...
Gaslamp Ball Oct 24, 2017
2017 World Series Game Thread: 10/24 Astros @ Dodgers

2017 World Series Game Thread: 10/24 Astros @ Dodgers

The AL and NL Champions begin their battle for the title at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. After a couple of baseball-less days, the 2017 World Series is set to start tonight, not far from us in San Diego. Two former division rivals will battle it out for the title as the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, beginning this evening at Dodger Stadium. Many have taken to calling this the "Century Series" due to the distinction of both teams having reached 100 wins during the regular season. The Astros are making their second ever appearance in the World Series after collecting 101...
Purple Row Oct 24, 2017
The 2019 Rockies could be the 2017 Astros

The 2019 Rockies could be the 2017 Astros

Fan of the 2017 Astros? Well, the Rockies will be them in 2 years Several years ago I attempted to preview the playoffs by comparing the horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad 2015 Rockies to a bunch of playoff teams. The twist was I wasn't comparing them to the teams themselves so much as the path they took to get to the playoffs. The Rockies seemed, in many ways, very far from a contending season, but perhaps there were elements seen in other contending teams that we could see in this horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad Rockies team. One of those teams was the 2015 Houston Astros. They...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 23, 2017
The Dodgers and Astros have met in the postseason before

The Dodgers and Astros have met in the postseason before

Come inside and hear the story of the wacky 1981 playoffs. The Houston Astros have won the American League pennant for the first time and, in so doing, became the first team to win pennants in both leagues. Their first resulted in a World Series sweep at the hands of the White Sox in 2005. Before that, the Astros were a team that had several runs at the postseason. In the early 1980s, a pitching-rich Houston team featuring Nolan Ryan, Don Sutton, Bob Knepper and Joe Niekro made the postseason two years in a row, the second time facing the Los Angeles Dodgers in a series that never should...
Lookout Landing Oct 23, 2017
The Astros, the Mariners, and the Death of the Fastball

The Astros, the Mariners, and the Death of the Fastball

The Mariners could learn something from their division rivals. In Game Seven of the American League Championship Series, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch called on Lance McCullers in the sixth inning to relieve starter Charlie Morton. In his four inning outing, McCullers threw his curveball over 75% of the time, and finished the game with 28 straight breaking balls. He completely shut down a potent Yankees lineup and paved the way for the Astros second World Series appearance. McCullers is known to have a limited repertoire—a 94 mph fastball, a good changeup, and that tight bender—but...

Astros Player News

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    Justin Verlander

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  • Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

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    Carlos Correa

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  • Yuli Gurriel

    Yuli Gurriel

    Yuli Gurriel faced relentless boos, and now here's Yu Darvish in Game 7

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