6:03 AM EDT, Tue August 16, 2022
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Urquidy Was Cruisin, but Montero Meltdown Costs the Astros, Lose to Chisox 4-2

Urquidy Was Cruisin, but Montero Meltdown Costs the Astros, Lose to Chisox 4-2

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Second straight meltdown by an otherwise stellar bullpen performer for the Astros this season. Everything was peachy until they took Jose Urquidy out. It was another outstanding starting pitching performance for the Astros, and Urquidy was well on his way to an eight-inning shutout, on the heels of starting pitching shutouts by Astros pitchers in the previous two games. But with a runner on first after a two-out infield single, they took Urquidy out. The White Sox proceeded to score four straight runs on reliever Rafael Montero, who failed...
10 hours ago
Game 117 Thread. August 15, 2022. 7:10 CT. Astros @ White Sox.

Game 117 Thread. August 15, 2022. 7:10 CT. Astros @ White Sox.

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Jose Urquidy faces Johnny Cueto in the first game of a four game series in Chicago.
16 hours ago
José Urquidy Has Embraced His Secondary Offerings in August

José Urquidy Has Embraced His Secondary Offerings in August

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports As the Trade Deadline approached last month, José Urquidy's name persisted in various rumors. The Blue Jays, for example, were a possible fit as they had a glut of catchers, and the Astros had a surplus of starting pitchers. The fit was rather obvious, at least on paper. In the public sphere, though, we do not know how far talks progressed or if any negotiations took place. But one could argue that James Click's wisest decision at the deadline was not to trade the 27-year-old right-hander, especially if the return wasn't what Houston...
19 hours ago
2022 Series Poll: Houston Astros @ Chicago White Sox

2022 Series Poll: Houston Astros @ Chicago White Sox

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Astros (75-41, 1st in AL West) head to the Land of Lincoln for a a four-game set against the White Sox (59-56. 3rd in AL Central) Quick Notes The White Sox enter this series just 2.5 games back from the division league in the AL Central, which seems to be shaping up as a horse race between three teams. This comes after there was much ballyhoo last season about the arrival of the White Sox as the Bearers of the Crown in the Central, but things haven’t quite shaken out that way this year. The ChiSox fell down hard out of the gate this...
19 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: August 14th

Astros Prospect Report: August 14th

 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Cesar Salazar #86 of the Houston Astros poses for photo during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida. | Photo by Michael Reaves/ See how the prospects performed yesterday. Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (51-60) lost 13-5 (BOX SCORE) Bermudez started for Sugar Land and allowed 7 runs over 4 innings of work. Dirden got Sugar Land on the board with a 3 run HR in the 5th, his...
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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 15th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 15th, 2022

Photo by Bob Levey/ I believe the correct pronunciation is now “Oakland Shmoakland” Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News The Astros offense is popping after a weekend series sweep of the A’s to run their win streak to 5 games (Astros.com) But yesterday’s win came with a somber note as the Astros brought the Uvalde community to the game to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the tragedy (KHOU 11) Bregman got to play hero for them early with a...
Aug 14, 2022
Javier emulates McCullers Jr., Bregman stays hot to complete sweep over A’s

Javier emulates McCullers Jr., Bregman stays hot to complete sweep over A’s

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Astros reach 75 wins and are 8-3 in their last 11. Let’s go!!! Less than 24 hours after Lance McCullers Jr. threw six scoreless innings against the Athletics, Cristian Javier did exactly the same on Sunday afternoon to help the Astros beat the Athletics 6-3 to complete the three-game sweep. Javier was offensively backed up by red-hot Alex Bregman and José Altuve. Javier was in total control on Sunday. Over his six innings pitched, the A’s only got a hit off him and drew three walks. The young right-hander also struck out six hitters and won...
Aug 14, 2022
Game 116 Thread. August 14, 2022, 1:10 CT. A’s @ Astros.

Game 116 Thread. August 14, 2022, 1:10 CT. A’s @ Astros.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The A’s send their best, Cole Irvin, against Cristian Javier as the Astros go for the sweep. Here are the lineups.
Aug 14, 2022
Astros Prospect Report: August 13th

Astros Prospect Report: August 13th

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 25: Houston Astros infielder David Hensley tosses the ball up in the air during an MLB spring training game between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 25, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida. | Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via See how the prospects performed last night. Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (51-59) won 7-6 (BOX SCORE) France started for Sugar Land and pitched well allowing...
Aug 13, 2022
McCullers Leads Combined Shutout in Return to Action

McCullers Leads Combined Shutout in Return to Action

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ Lance McCullers held the Athletics to no runs over six innings in his return start. Lance McCullers Jr. made his first start at the major league level in exactly 10 months on Saturday night, leading the Astros to an 8-0 victory. The layoff, due to a right forearm strain suffered during the 2021 NLDS, took that long to rehab. The rest seems to have done him pretty good. Over a six-inning start, he surrendered no runs on two hits and four walks, striking out five Athletics and getting 47-of-81 offerings over the plate. After McCullers got...
Aug 13, 2022
Game 115 Thread. August 13, 2022, 6:10 CT. A’s @ Astros

Game 115 Thread. August 13, 2022, 6:10 CT. A’s @ Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Lance McCullers is back! Here are the lineups.
Aug 13, 2022
Now that Brantley is Out, Who’s On Left?

Now that Brantley is Out, Who’s On Left?

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are now 1.5 games up in the race for home-field advantage. The mighty Yankees have returned to earth over the past six weeks, the Mariners are playing good baseball but out of head-to-head chances vs. Houston and 11 back with 48 left. The Astros are back to a six-man rotation, 2.5 weeks away from potentially adding extra bullpen girth (Hunter Brown anyone?) to a pitching staff that has been relentlessly good all season long. One question looms especially large: who’s on left? First, let’s just repeat the obvious: Michael...
Aug 13, 2022
Astros Prospect Report: August 12th

Astros Prospect Report: August 12th

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 25: J.J. Matijevic #13 of the Houston Astros bats during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on July 25, 2022 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Astros 7-5. | Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ See how the prospects performed last night. Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (50-59) lost 6-4 (BOX SCORE) Note: Brown has a 2.45 ERA with 118 K in 91.2 innings this season. Lewis Brinson, CF: 1-for-3, R,...
Aug 13, 2022
Astros take series opener 7-5 against A’s behind King Tuck’s slam

Astros take series opener 7-5 against A’s behind King Tuck’s slam

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Tucker hit a clutch grand slam to cap the Astros’ six-run fifth inning! The Astros keep showing why they’re a postseason team. On Friday night, they faced three of Oakland’s best relievers and were able to come up with the win on a 7-5 score. Despite being down 2-0 until the fifth inning, Houston came back with a six-run rally to defeat the Athletics in the series opener. Kyle Tucker’s third career grand slam was the key hit. Astros starter Luis García didn’t enjoy his best outing, but he did what he could to keep the team’s...
Aug 12, 2022
Game 114 Thread. August 12, 2022. 7:10 CT. A’s @ Astros

Game 114 Thread. August 12, 2022. 7:10 CT. A’s @ Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Luis Garcia opens the series against Adam Oller In case you hadn’t heard, Michael Brantley is out for the rest of the season after shoulder surgery. It appears his replacement tonight is Mauricio Dubon. Trey Mancini sits again. Here are the lineups.