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Evan Gattis heating up for Astros

Slugger Evan Gattis had a tough first few weeks for the Houston Astros this season, going 0-20 with his new club and generally struggling to be the run producer the club had hoped he'd be.However, things appear to be shifting for the powerful hitter.Over his last 30 games, Gattis has driven in 29 runs and is hitting .264 - a significant improvement on his overall average of .205...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros will win the division

The Houston Astros are the first team to win 30 games this season. They have a 6.5 game lead over the LA Angels and Texas Rangers who are 23-23 entering Wednesday. The Astros have been a surprise team this season, and will look to run away with the division. I believe this division will be won by whoever gets to 90 wins first. Why the Astros will win the division The team needs...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Carlos Correa hits HR out of stadium (Video)

Houston Astros minor league prospect Carlos Correa hit a gigantic home run out of the stadium for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies during Tuesday's game against the Memphis Redbirds. Correa's HR traveled 424 feet and left Chukchansi Park, landing on a building across the street. The 20-year-old Correa is quickly climbing the ranks after spending the first of the season in Double-A...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Carlos Correa homers off of a building

Houston Astros minor league shortstop Carlos Correa is arguably the best prospect in Minor League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Correa did something pretty ridiculous – he hit a long homer for the Fresno Grizzlies that left the stadium and hit a building across the street from the park. The Astros have the best record in the American League, and a guy that can do *this* is coming...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Phenom Lance McCullers Makes an Early Splash

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports) 21-year-old Lance McCullers has made an enviable start to his professional career, notching his first career win against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Through two starts, McCullers has an ERA of 2.53 and...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Altuve leading A.L. second basemen in All-Star voting, but focus remains on Astros

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is off to another great start this season, entering play Tuesday hitting .299/.348/.429 with a league-best 14 stolen bases and his usually stellar defense. As a result, it's no big surprise that Altuve is currently leading the All-Star voting for American League second baseman, according to the league's first update revealed on Tuesday....
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Quick Turnaround Likely to Continue

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) For years, it’s been an easy bet that the Houston Astros would finish last in their division. Even though their rebuild began to pay off in earnest last season, no one predicted the 29-17, first place...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Astros’ Carlos Correa be the Next Top Prospect to Get the Call?

  Carlos Correa hit .385 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 29 games at Corpus Christi. (Walter Barnard/MiLB.com) Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Noah Syndergaard, Carlos Rodon and Blake Swihart are all top prospects who have gotten the call for their respective teams this year, making the jump from the minors right into the thick of major league competition. All five players were...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tucker's pinch-hit heroics land him in Astros' record books

There are strong first impressions, and then there's what Houston Astros rookie Preston Tucker is doing. On Sunday, Tucker lofted a pinch-hit three-run home run off Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez to tie the score at 7. A big hit like that is already noteworthy, but for Tucker, this was even bigger: it was his second pinch-hit home run of the series. The Astros would go on...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will The Angels Catch The Astros? (Video)

The Houston Astros have the second-best record in Major League Baseball. No, that’s not a typo. Through 45 games, Houston sits at 29-16, 6.5 games ahead of the second place Los Angeles Angels (22-22). Can the Halos catch them? Find out the results of the poll in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dunkin' Donuts, Dunkin' Poll...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Houston Astros’ reliever Fred Gladding has died at the age of 78

According to a report from the Knoxville New Sentinel former Houston Astros reliever Fred Gladding, who pitched for Houston from 1968 to 1973, died Thursday evening in Columbia, S.C. at the age of 78.Gladding began his Major League career in Detroit, playing for the Tigers (1961-67) before being traded to the Astros in November of 1967 as part of an earlier deal that sent Eddie Matthews...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Record First Triple Play in Over a Decade in Win Over Detroit

There is a strange thing going on in Houston. It is something that fans have hoped would happen for sometime now. Some had given up hope, but many did not (they just drank more to ease the pain). It appears like it may be happening though-the Houston Astros may actually be good again.They certainly looked the part in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers Saturday when they...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Lance McCullers MLB debut and expectations

The Houston Astros had one of their top prospects make his MLB debut, but his name was not Mark Appel. Lance McCullers Jr made his first MLB start Monday night in Houston. McCullers was promoted to Triple-A last week, but did not make a start before he was called up. The 21-year-old is the youngest Astro to make his debut since Jose Altuve broke into the majors in 2011. Lance McCullers...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team creates hot dog-stuffed pizza

Just when we thought gonzo concession offerings at America’s ballparks couldn’t get more absurd, the Fresno Grizzlies — the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros — come along and not only shatter that notion, but figure out a way to revolutionize pizza as we know it … albeit perhaps not in a positive way. For...Read More The post Minor league team rolling out the Frankenslice...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Lance McCullers wore Batman cleats for MLB debut

Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers made his MLB debut against the Oakland A’s on Monday night, and he relied on the Bat-Signal to help give him confidence. McCullers, 21, took the mound at Minute Maid Park wearing some awesome Batman cleats. Many were quick to point out that New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey must...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Houston Astros Prospect Lance McCullers Wears Batman Cleats in MLB Debut

Monday was  a special day for Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers. The 21-year old got to make his major league debut in front of the home town fans at Minute Maid Park. An occasion like that is special and should be celebrated. What better way to do so than to wear Batman cleats for the game?Batman didn't end up factoring in to the game, but in 4 2/3 innings of work he only...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Trading Altuve in a Dynasty Rebuild

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I took over a poor team in a 16-team dynasty league and trading lots...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros First Baseman Jon Singleton Drives in 10-Runs in Single Minor League Game

The Houston Astros have been a team in transition for a couple seasons now. They have shied away from high price talent and counted on developing young guys and inexpensive veterans for the most part. Not a bad plan except sometimes they have ended up playing guys that were not quite ready for the Show.That was the case for first baseman Jon Singleton last season who had just 44...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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