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FanBlog: Astros 11 hours ago

Astros give up six runs in ninth as division leading A’s steal win

Box score Only five days after suffering the most lopsided loss of the Astros’ season, Scott Feldman took the mound Tuesday night in search of atonement against the same A’s club that pummeled him last Thursday in Oakland. Feldman was more than up to the task Tuesday night in the rematch against A’s righthander Jeff […]
FanBlog: Astros 15 hours ago

Astros hope Carter’s recent power surge continues

Astros designated hitter Chris Carter, who is having the best month of his career, isn’t worried too much about possibly being traded. He’s been traded three times in his career already, and he knows better than to waste time on trade speculation. “White Sox, Diamondbacks, A’s and now here,” he said. “It’s nothing I really […]
SpikesnStars 18 hours ago

Its Obie’s Fault

A’s 3, Astros more than 3 W: Oberholtzer, L: Chavez recap I must say Oberholtzer did not look happy pitching last night. I have no idea if that was just his game face or he was sad because he pitches for the AStros. I rather think most of the pitchers have the expectation that their [...]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 28, 2014

Astros play longball in win over AL West leading A’s

Time and time again, the Astros left Brett Oberholtzer without backup, stranded when he deserved better. The SOS calls finally went through and the Astros’ most powerful artillery arrived Monday, when the Astros ripped four home runs in a 7-3 win over the A’s — three of them in a span of four batters in […]
Athletics Nation Jul 28, 2014

Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3

Hulk smash. Ladies and gentlemen, I have bad news. The Houston Astros are a Major League team now. Sure, they're still prone to bad plays and losing streaks, but they're no longer a joke. They can pitch a little bit, sometimes, and they can hit for serious power -- they're fourth in the Majors in home runs. Heck, they aren't even in last place anymore, as the Rangers' nightmare season has dropped them all the way to the cellar. On Monday, the fourth-place Astros showed the Oakland Athletics that they are capable of taking over a game, as they blasted four homers en route to a 7-3 victory in...

Castillo may be too rich for Astros blood

The Astros, like virtually every team baseball, are interested in Rusney Castillo, and were one of the teams that watched him work out Saturday at the University of Miami. The cost, though, for the 27-year-old outfielder from Cuba could be prohibitive for the Astros. General manager Jeff Luhnow indicated Monday he expects heavy bidding, saying […]

Luhnow mum on Appel’s controversial bullpen session

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow had no comment Monday regarding complaints made Sunday by members of the major league team about prospect Mark Appel. “I don’t have any comment,” Luhnow said. “It’s an internal thing. Looking forward to Mark’s start on Wednesday (for Corpus Christi) and I think he’s going to have a good outing. […]

Zeid to see specialist for bothersome injury

Josh Zeid went for an MRI on Monday and is set to meet with a specialist on Tuesday to discuss his options for treating bilateral sesamoiditis, a condition that affects both his feet. Zeid said it was around August of last season that the issue started to arise. “Just about every day,” Zeid said when […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 28, 2014

Scouting report: Houston Astros host Oakland Athletics

Three things to watch for as the Astros host the A’s: 1. Astros All-Star Jose Altuve is having a magical season. He notched his 46th multi-hit game of the season on Sunday. 2. Astros No. 1 starter Scott Feldman, who will start Tuesday, will try to rebound after giving up nine runs and 11 hits […]
SpikesnStars Jul 28, 2014


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FanBlog: Astros Jul 27, 2014

Jake Buchanan takes one for the team with long relief work

Righthander Jake Buchanan had a career-high four strikeouts over 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. “I think he did a tremendous job saving the rest of the bullpen,” Bo Porter said of Buchanan. “He came in where we needed him to keep the game right there, and he did a tremendous job.” jesus.ortiz@chron.com twitter.com/OrtizKicks
FanBlog: Astros Jul 27, 2014

Jose Altuve’s latest effort was thrice as nice

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a home run for his second consecutive three-hit game and his 46th multi-hit game of the season. He has 18 three-hit games, becoming one of nine players in Astros history to have at least 18 three-hit games in a season. “It was really early in the game,” he said of […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 27, 2014

Astros fail to avoid three-game sweep by Marlins

Box score Marlins righthander Jacob Turner took the Minute Maid Park mound on Sunday afternoon with an unimpressive 6.03 ERA and twice as many losses as victories this year. If ever the Astros’ struggling offense seemed in position to recover, this appeared like the time. The Astros had no answer for Turner, however, as the […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 27, 2014

Reliever Zeid set for MRI on foot on Monday

Astros righthander Josh Zeid, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday night with a left foot bilateral sesamoiditis, says he’s likely to have an MRI on his left foot Monday. “It’s just the tenderness that I had been dealing with,” he said. “It just got to a point where it was affecting my […]

Appel’s fast track causing Astros’ clubhouse uproar

In a sport that prides itself on being a meritocracy that calls on bonus babies and 30th-round guys to all pay their dues, Mark Appel’s presence at Minute Maid Park on Sunday and his promotion to Class AA Corpus Christi created a stir in the Astros’ clubhouse. “Unbelievable,” one Astro said. “I’m not in a […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 27, 2014

Well-traveled Brett Oberholtzer regains his spot in Astros rotation

Lefthander Brett Oberholtzer, who has shuttled between Class AAA Oklahoma City and Houston three times since making the opening day roster, has earned a chance to stay in the rotation for now. Forced to make a roster move so they could activate Collin McHugh so he could start Sunday, the Astros optioned righthander Brad Peacock […]

Lancaster’s young Hader making case for promotion to Class AA

STOCKTON, Calif. — Josh Hader’s on the Astros’ radar too. Before the year is out, the lefty could well join Mark Appel with Class AA Corpus Christi. “He is young, he’s OK staying in Lancaster a little bit longer,” general manager Jeff Luhnow said Saturday. “If we didn’t have anybody right now, if our rotation […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 26, 2014

Astros send Peacock to Class AAA, place Zeid on DL

Brad Peacock has been optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City, and righthanded reliever Josh Zeid has been placed on the disabled list. jesus.ortiz@chron.com twitter.com/OrtizKicks
FanBlog: Astros Jul 26, 2014

Gonzalez hoping day of rest is enough for sore hamstring

Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was back in the starting lineup after sitting out Friday to rest the tender right hamstring that has hampered him for more than a week. “I hope the day off Friday helped me feel better today,” he said. The Astros called up minor-league journeyman Gregorio Petit on Friday to provide cover for […]
FanBlog: Astros Jul 26, 2014

Hernandez gets another shot in center a day after miscue

One day after his error led to the two unearned runs in a 2-0 loss against the Marlins, rookie utility man Kike Hernandez was back in center field Saturday night for the Astros. “When you look at the options that we have as far as the outfield goes, he’s athletic, he’s got a strong arm, […]

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    Astros give up six runs in ninth as division leading A’s steal win

  • 1 Marwin Gonzalez

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    Porter still undecided on Gonzalez’s schedule

  • Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve’s latest effort was thrice as nice

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