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Texas Rangers fan drilled by foul ball, proudly shows off ghastly bruise (video)

A fan seated in the stands along the first baseline behind the first base dugout at Globe Life Park in Arlington paid a pretty heavy and bruising price in exchange for a souvenir baseball. During the 6th inning of the Texas Rangers-Houston Astros tilt on Wednesday night, Astros first baseman Jon Singleton scalded a ball […] The post Texas Rangers fan drilled by foul ball, proudly...
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WATCH: Astros rookie George Springer makes catch full speed into wall

Houston Astros rookie George Springer, whose call up signified the turning of a corner for the Astros from punching bag, to team with punch, continues to make highlight reel plays.  It could be a tape measure home run, or amazing catches in the outfield.  Today was the latter, as Springer ran full speed to the deep centerfield gap to run down what appeared to be a sure extra base...
Via Reading Between The Seams
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons why I wish I was an Astros fan

Seemingly every season, one reaches a certain point where they can no longer bear to watch the Rockies. For most, that time has already come and gone in 2014. There is further a point where one reaches such a saturation level of piling on the Rockies that they can no longer bear to watch or read the media that continues to bash the club. Unless my pulse on the Denver market is way...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros play long ball in win over Rangers

Tuesday’s 8-3 Astros win over the Rangers wasn’t smooth or particularly fine baseball, a condition neither of these teams should care about given their respective states. Jose Altuve collected a pair of hits, both hard, and notched two steals to bring his season total to 41, but he was also picked off third in the first inning by catcher Chris Gimenez. Fill-in center fielder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, Brady Aiken

Houston Astros center fielder Alex Presley appears to be DL-bound after suffering an oblique strain during last night's win over the Texas Rangers. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich tweeted that an Astros source had told him Presley would be placed on the DL:Source says Presley going to DL. Writing was on the wall post game. Really too bad for him doing well as a starter—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve Breaks Houston Astros Record for Hits Prior to All-Star Break

The Houston Astros are still not very good, but there is reason to believe in a brighter future with some of the young talent on the roster--guys like second baseman Jose Altuve who set a new team record against the Texas Rangers Monday night.@MLBFanCave/TwitterWith two hits on the night the all-star has 124 on the season--a new record for hits before the all-star break for Houston...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Minor league park engulfed by Mississippi River

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates have shaped the identity of their ballpark based on its proximity to water. The Quad City River Bandits think that’s adorable. You see, the single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which just happens to be a stones throw from the Mississippi River. And because of its...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Number One Pick Brady Aiken Has Elbow Issue

The Houston Astros are seeking a discounted deal with LHP Brady Aiken, the No. 1 pick in last month’s MLB Draft has ligament issues in his left elbow, according to John Heyman of CBS Sports. “The Astros are offering to do a deal for about $5 million now, according to sources, about $1.5 million less than the originally agreed-upon $6.5 million, sources say,” according to Heyman...
Via Baseball News Source
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh exits with fingernail problem

Houston Astros starter Collin McHugh left Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels after four innings because the nail on his middle finger came away from the skin, as announced by the Astros' official Twitter account:McHugh left today's game due to a right middle fingernail avulsion. Fingernail was pulled away from the skin.— #VoteKeuchel (@astros) July 6, 2014McHugh...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros acquire Cesar Carrasco from D’backs for pitcher Alex Sogard

The Houston Astros hae acquired minor league infielder Cesar Carrasco from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitcher Alex Sogard. Carrasco has appeared in just seven games this season after hitting .259/.326/.321 with a homer and 15 RBI in 51 games across three different minor league stops last year. Sogard, 26, had been pitching at Double-A Corpus Christi for the Astros....
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer makes great grab while slamming into wall

Video:  His dancing is paying off.
Via Beer Mug Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league ballpark in Iowa nearly flooded

If you are trying to get inside Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which is home to the Quad City River Bandits (Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, you might need a boat and a life jacket.Check out this amazing aerial photo taken of the stadium which shows the ballpark surrounded by flooding. It's not uncommon to see the waters of the mighty Mississippi River skirting...
Via Bush League Chronicle
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve should be an All-Star

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently fourth amongst American League second basemen in All-Star voting.  He trails Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and votes leader Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.  This is one of the downsides of fan voting.  The 5-foot-6 Venezuelan is the current Major League Baseball hits leader, having...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros security guard shows mascot epic dance moves

It’s Orbit’s birthday weekend. Yes, the Houston Astros mascot has a birthday and yes, it’s this weekend. So he was in a dancing mood and gave a security personnel some of his moves. He had no idea what he was in for, as the security guard answered the challenge and then some. Check out the epic dance routine (via mlb.com) Your browser does not support iframes.  Pretty sure...
Via Reading Between The Seams
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated: Astros will win 2017 World Series

No team in professional sports has lost more games over the last few years than the Houston Astros. After all, the slumping franchise has lost at least 106 games in each of the last three seasons. But this fact hasn't prevented the fine folks at Sports Illustrated from projecting the Astros to win the 2017 World Series.What's that? You don't believe me? Just check out...
Via Bush League Chronicle
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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