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2015 team preview: Are the Houston Astros ready to contend?

The Astros are more talented than they were a year ago, but that won't make up enough ground to compete in a brutal AL West. "Houston, we have liftoff." This cheesiest of tag lines is an apt description of the Astros' 2014 season. While there were plenty of off-field issues -- more on those in a bit -- the team on the field won 70 games, a 19-win improvement over 2013's embarrassing 51-101 record. They had winning records in May and August, and even finished out of last place for the first time since 2010, when they were still in the National League. Jose Altuve morphed from a mandatory...
Lookout Landing Mar 25, 2015

AL West Preview: Houston Astros

The Astros didn't acquire Will Ferrell this offseason but they did make a number of moves to bolster their roster. AL West Previews: Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics At a Glance: Astros (2014) Batting (wRC+) 97 (9th in AL) Fielding (FanGraphs Defense) -84.7 (15th) Starting Pitching (FIP-) 101 (6th) Bullpen (FIP-) 108 (13th) Key Additions: C Hank Conger, C/OF Evan Gattis, IF Jed Lowrie, IF Luis Valbuena, OF Colby Rasmus, RHP Luke Gregerson, RHP Pat Neshek Key Losses: OF Dexter Fowler, RHP Nick Tropeano The Astros are headed into...
NoNoHitters.com Mar 24, 2015

#12, the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros franchise, which joined the National League as an expansion franchise in 1962 under the name Houston Colt .45’s, have 11 no-hitters over the team’s history. That No. 12 ranking is pretty impressive, considering several franchises that have been around much longer haven’t reached that mark. In one of the oddest no-hitters in …
MetsBlog Mar 19, 2015

Video highlights from Thursday’s win over the Astros

Michael Cuddyer blasts a home run to left field to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead against the Astros >> Watch here Curtis Granderson takes a ball the opposite way and over the fence in left to give the …
MetsBlog Mar 19, 2015

Mets win both split-squad games, 3-1 against Astros, 7-2 against Cardinals

In Port St. Lucie, Dillon Gee pitched 3.2 scoreless innings and Curtis Granderson and Michael Cuddyer each hit a home run as the Mets won, 3-1, against the Astros. Gee faced 14 batters,walked two and struck out no one, but …
MetsBlog Mar 19, 2015

Today’s Games: Mets vs. Astros, Mets at Cardinals

The Houston Astros visit Tradition Field on Thursday afternoon to take on the split-squad Mets. The Mets will also send a team to play the Cardinals. The home game is scheduled for 1 p.m. and can be seen live on …

Spring Training GameThread: Astros vs. Tigers

Shane Greene makes his spring training debut today against the Houston Astros Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium SB Nation blog: The Crawfish Boxes Media: Tigers Radio Network Pitching Matchup: RHP Dan Straily vs. RHP Shane Greene Also scheduled to pitch: RHP Joakim Soria, RHP Joba Chamberlain, LHP Tom Gorzelanny, RHP Drew VerHagen, RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Josh Zeid, RHP Buck Farmer Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler, 2B Rajai Davis, CF J.D. Martinez, RF Yoenis Cespedes, DH Tyler Collins, LF James McCann Jordan Lennerton, 1B Dixon Machado, SS Andrew...

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    Mets 3, Astros 1: Collin McHugh settles down; Jonathan Villar plays center

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    Evan Gattis shows his power, and health, with a two-run HR

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    Collin McHugh’s early struggles too much for Astros to overcome vs. Braves

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