ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three numbers from last night’s Astros win

Look, the Astros are now 30-15 through their first 45 games. That’s the record of a team that should be taken seriously. In case you missed the excitement last night, or live under a rock, the Astros bested the Detroit Tigers to the score of 1-0. Sure, the Tigers were a .500 team heading into […] Three numbers from last night’s Astros win - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal...
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5 hours ago

Astros: Disabled list visits shed light on prospects

The latest injury news of Dallas Keuchel and Brian McCann has been an inconvenience for the Astros and their fans. Thanks to a couple of key injuries, the rest of majors were introduced to two Astros farm hands, Juan Centeno and Ashur Tolliver, and we will see first hand what the Astros have cooking in […] Astros: Disabled list visits shed light on prospects - Climbing Tal's Hill...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
7 hours ago

Houston Astros: Charlie Morton's increase in velocity is paying dividends

Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Astros should keep Brad Peacock in the rotation now

Brad Peacock soars in his first start of the season for the Houston Astros! The Houston Astros have broken the seal of Brad Peacock in the starting rotation. He started last night in place of team ace Dallas Keuchel who is on the DL with a pinched nerve. Keuchel is only expected to miss one […] Astros should keep Brad Peacock in the rotation now - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
12 hours ago

Peacock fans 8 in strong start in place of ace

Brad Peacock hadn't thrown more than 39 pitches in a game this year, while working as a reliever. Yet, in a spot start for Astros ace Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) on Monday, Peacock allowed one hit and carved through the Tigers' power-happy lineup on 70 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, his longest appearance this season.
Via Astros.com
19 hours ago

Peacock, Astros 'pen combine for 1-hit shutout

It took stellar pitching, air-tight defense and one timely hit to get the Astros back on track Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
Via Astros.com
21 hours ago

On concussion DL, McCann 'feels much better'

Currently on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Astros catcher Brian McCann went through a 20-minute, monitored cardio workout Monday, and says he "feels much better" than he did Saturday, when he initially reported the issue.
Via Astros.com
1 day ago

Astros Designate Andrew Aplin For Assignment

The Astros announced that they’ve designated outfielder Andrew Aplin for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jordan Jankowski, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Fresno. The 26-year-old Aplin was a fifth-round pick of the Astros back in 2012, and while he reached Triple-A for the first time as a 23-year-old in 2014, his career has...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Peacock, Astros 1-hit Tigers to 1-0 win

HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the Houston Astros to 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Peacock was solid moving out of the bullpen to make a spot start for injured ace Dallas Keuchel. In his first start since September, Peacock allowed the lone hit and struck...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Astros Place Brian McCann On DL, Select Juan Centeno’s Contract

The Astros have placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, and selected the contract of fellow backstop Juan Centeno from Triple-A, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com (on Twitter). McCann is now the second prominent Astro to hit the DL since Saturday, joining ace Dallas Keuchel on the shelf. Like Keuchel, McCann has thrived for the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Angels sign RHP Doug Fister to fortify injury-depleted staff

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel placed on DL for first time in career

Dallas Keuchel has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career, though he’s not expected to miss much time.Keuchel spoke with the media on Saturday and said that he woke up with a sore neck after his Tuesday start. Keuchel said he could probably start if he had to. He said he’s aiming to make his start next Saturday.Keuchel has been stellar for the Astros...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton’s Electric Stuff Has Never Been More Electric

I first became acquainted with Charlie Morton while covering the Pittsburgh Pirates as a newspaperman and while conducting research for my non-fiction work Big Data Baseball. Morton was the first major-league player I encountered who exhibited a real interest in analytics. He developed an appreciation of numbers from his father, Chip, an accountant and former Penn State basketball...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Bregman tried to change jersey number for a night in honor of Derek Jeter

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman grew up idolizing Derek Jeter, which is why the 23-year-old was thrilled his team was the visitor on Sunday when the New York Yankees retired Jeter’s number. And if Bregman could have changed jersey numbers as his own tribute to Jeter, he would have.Bregman, who wears No. 2, told reporters after Houston’s 11-7 victory that he tried to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Correa: Keuchel has been ‘even better’ than Cy Young year

Those who were worried that Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel may not return to form after his down year in 2016 can relax now.Keuchel pitched six innings and allowed just five hits and no earned runs in a win over the New York Yankees Thursday night. He’s now 6-0 on the season with a 1.69 ERA. His stuff looks as good as it did when he won the NL Cy Young Award in 2015, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros star Carlos Correa adds a pup to the family

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel’s High-Wire Act

Just after sunrise on August 6, 1974, Philippe Petit began his walk across a 200-foot stretch of wire spanning New York’s Twin Towers. He and his assistants had prepared the wire overnight, using a crossbow to connect the one-inch-wide walk way from rooftop to rooftop, 1,350 feet above Lower Manhattan. Petit completed eight walks that morning before being ordered down, and arrested...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding and Building a Devenski

CLEVELAND – Like so many others, Chris Devenski watched in fascination last October. He observed, on the flat-screen television of his offseason home in San Diego, as Cleveland continuously elected not to save their best arm, Andrew Miller, for the ninth inning, but rather to utilize him in high-leverage situations earlier in the game. Unlike the many other major-league pitchers...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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