7:54 AM EDT, Sun August 30, 2015
Houston Astros Rumors & News
Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago
MINNEAPOLIS – As he expected heading into his outing Saturday night at Target Field, Astros righthander Mike Fiers couldn’t match Johnny Vander Meer’s record for no-hitters in consecutive starts. Fiers settled for a 4-1 victory over the Twins before a sellout crowd of 38,876 in his first start since he threw a no-hitter against the
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
Twins manager Paul Molitor felt warranted for sticking with Byron Buxton despite a horrid last two games offensively.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago
Rookie slugger Miguel Sano returns to lineup against the Astros' Mike Fiers, who no-hit the Dodgers last time out.
Twinkie Town 8 hours ago
Mike Pelfrey does badly, because otherwise his fellow Twins starters would beat him up. Mike Pelfrey is a charming, funny man. He's also today's "losing pitcher of record" in this game that the Twins played against the Astros who are a baseball team like the...
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago
MINNEAPOLIS – Catcher Max Stassi, who was recalled from Class AAA Fresno after Jason Castro was placed on the disabled list Saturday, hopes to take advantage of his latest opportunity in the majors. “It feels good to be back,” said Stassi, who has been called up late in the season for the third consecutive year.
Three things to watch in the series: 1. Jose Altuve’s average in the second half, .344, is three points higher than what he finished with last year as the major league batting champion. He has a .393 on-base percentage in that time, and his post-All-Star game average was the 20th best mark in the majors […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 27, 2015
Rodney Linares, who helped Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers and Vince Velasquez jump to the majors this year despite little or no time at Class AAA, has been named the Texas League Manager of the Year. Linares has developed some of the Astros’ top prospects while also guiding the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks to the […]
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 27, 2015
NEW YORK – Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus was ejected in the top of the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 6-2 win over the Yankees after being called out on strikes by plate umpire Sam Holbrook. According to Twitter users who said they were watching the Yankees’ telecast on YES, Rasmus apparently made an inappropriate gesture with […]
Newsday Aug 26, 2015
The Yankees look a lot different now than when Michael Pineda left them.
NEW YORK — The hitting is back and so too are road wins. We may now direct our attention where it could have been more singularly focused this month were it not for those recent deficiencies. Hail the Astros starting pitching. The day-in, day-out effectiveness of the rotation was furthered by Collin McHugh on Wednesday […]
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 26, 2015
Follow along with Yankees fans and reporters during the game.
NEW YORK — Astros manager A.J. Hinch didn’t take exception to the opposing manager, Joe Girardi, directly addressing an Astros player. Hinch went through his own heated experience with a player in another uniform in Arlington earlier this month. Girardi had words for Carlos Gomez on Tuesday as Gomez irked the Yankees by yelling at himself after a fly […]
NEW YORK — By Sept. 2, the Astros are likely to have four call-ups as rosters expand: catcher Max Stassi, righty reliever Josh Fields, outfielder Preston Tucker and a lefty reliever. Tucker can’t be recalled until Sept. 2, technically, but the other three could be added right on Sept. 1, the first day teams are […]
NEW YORK — Evan Gattis homered for a second consecutive game Wednesday, taking Michael Pineda deep in the top of the second inning for his 21st of the season and a 1-0 Astros lead over the Yankees. For Gattis, Wednesday marked his 121st game, easily a career-high already. The most games he played in his […]
NEW YORK — George Springer is to fly with the Astros to Minnesota after Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, have an off-day Thursday and take early batting practice Friday at the Twins’ Target Field. If all goes well then, it appears he could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend with either Class AA Corpus […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 26, 2015
Topps, which has been associated with sports trading cards for more than 60 years, has signed an agreement with Astros shortstop Carlos Correa that will include the company’s first venture into autographed memorabilia. Company officials said the agreement, described as a multi-year contract totaling more than a million dollars, will enable Topps to sell Correa […]
YANKEES (69-56) Brett Gardner CF Carlos Beltran RF Alex Rodriguez DH Brian McCann C Greg Bird 1B Chase Headley 3B Didi Gregorius SS Chris Young LF Stephen Drew 2B RHP Michael Pineda (9-7, 3.97) Pineda vs. Astros ASTROS (70-57) Jose Altuve 2B Marwin Gonzalez SS Jed Lowrie 3B Colby Rasmus RF Evan Gattis DH Carlos […] The post Game 126: Yankees vs. Astros appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Astros Player News
Mike Fiers leads Astros to 4-1 victory over Twins
Astros will not place Jason Castro on disabled list
After Carlos Gomez told Yankees 'shut up,' Astros checked his 'head'
Carlos Correa will not return in today’s game against the Twins