Series Breakdown: Giants at Astros

Probable Pitchers: Fri. Aug. 19.7:05 pm CT – Ryan Vogelsong (10-2, 2.47) v. Wandy Rodriguez (8-9, 3.50) Sat. Aug. 20. 6:05 pm CT – Madison Bumgarner (7-11, 3.49) v. Jordan Lyles (1-7, 5.31) Sun. Aug. 21. 1:05 pm CT – […]

When Will Schafer Make His Houston Debut?

One of the more prominent names acquired in the flurry of Astros trade deadline action, outfielder Jordan Schafer, has yet to play in a game with his new team up to this point. Schafer sustained a severe finger fracture in […]

Take A Ride On My BoGo Stick: Bogusevic Propels Astros To Victory With Walk-Off Grand Slam!

In a game that looked very over, trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs to work with, the Astros absolutely elated all of those home-crowd fans with enough faith to stick around to the end of […]

The Ink’s Still Wet, But It’s Done: Houston Come To Terms With First-Round Selection Springer

They took their sweet time doing it, but the Astros have officially worked out a deal with their top pick (11th overall) from the 2011 MLB Draft, outfielder George Springer. One of the team’s beat reporters, Alyson Footer, tweeted a […]

Series Breakdown: Cubs at Astros

Probable Pitchers: Mon. Aug. 15. 7:05 pm CT – Rodrigo Lopez (3-3, 4.78) v. Henry Sosa (0-1, 6.00) Tues. Aug. 16. 7:05 pm CT – Ryan Dempster (10-8, 4.70) v. Brett Myers (3-12, 4.71) Wed. Aug. 17. 1:05 pm CT […]

Does New Ownership Make The Astros More Likely To Move To The American League?

Recent reports indicate that the sale of the Houston Astros franchise to local businessman Jim Crane is expected to be officially completed by the end of August, provided that the owners’ approval vote passes (it unanimously will). According to MLB Trade Rumors, […]

Ouch! Carlos Lee Fouls Ball Off His Face!

A must-see for any sports fan who was not watching last night’s Houston-Arizona game: Video: Carlos Lee Fouls Ball Off His Face! As a good person, my initial reaction is “wow, I hope he’s okay”. As an Astros fan, my […]

Series Breakdown: Astros at Dodgers

Probable Pitchers: Fri. Aug. 12. 9:10 pm CT – Bud Norris (5-8, 3.73) v. Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.60) Sat. Aug. 13. 9:10 pm CT – Wandy Rodriguez (8-8, 3.52) v. Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 2.79) Sun. Aug. 14. 3:10 pm CT […]

Houston Tabs Sosa To Join Rotation

Following Tuesday night’s desert shootout, the Astros announced that they have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Henry Sosa, as per Astros radio play-by-play man Brett Dolan’s Twitter. Sosa will make the start for Houston on Wednesday night in the […]

Could The Astros Field An All-Rookie Team?

As everybody who remotely follows baseball knows, the last-place Astros have gone “all-in” with their organizational rebuild. To call it a “youth movement” would be a serious understatement. In Monday night’s 9-1 romp over the Diamondbacks, four different Houston rookies […]

Martinez Emerging As Franchise Cornerstone

You could see it right from his first major league plate appearance- there is something about Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez’ stroke. That debut came 10 days ago in Milwaukee. Admitting afterwards that he was nervously shaking in the batter’s circle […]

Series Breakdown: Astros at Diamondbacks

Probable Pitchers: Mon. Aug. 8. 8:40 pm CT – Wandy Rodriguez (7-8, 3.69) v. Daniel Hudson (11-7, 3.67) Tues. Aug. 9. 8:40 pm CT – Jordan Lyles (1-6, 4.36) v. Jason Marquis (8-6, 4.33) Wed. Aug. 10. 8:40 pm CT […]