Houston Astros Leave Toronto with Definite Sense of “Close, But No Cigar”

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The Houston Astros are in the middle of a 10-game road trip, having just completed a four-game stint north of the border against the Toronto Blue Jays. Before the season began, the Blue Jays were touted as serious contenders for the […]

Are Houston Texans the Death Knell for Houston Astros?


Shaquille O’Neal rocked Houstonians recently when he described Houston as a small-market town. Does the legendary Shaq have a misguided but somewhat interesting point? Houston is huge. In population terms, the Energy Capitol of the Southeast is in the fourth in the United […]

Houston Astros: The Vision of Owner Jim Crane


Bud Norris takes the hill tonight against Joe Saunders and the Seattle Mariners. In the first game back since the All-Star break, many wonder how much longer Norris will be sporting the Houston Astros uniform. Considered to be the biggest talent in the Astros’ starting pitcher […]

Houston Astros: Key Factors In Second Half Of Season

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The Houston Astros enter the second half of the season in last place in the AL West, leagues behind the division-leading Oakland Athletics. Astros coach Bo Porter is adamant, however, that the goals this season do not revolve around wins […]

Houston Astros’ Jason Castro Keeps Bench Warm At MLB All-Star Game

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Catcher Jason Castro, this year’s Houston Astros representative at the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York, didn’t get a single second of playing time. The Astros are, of course, the owners of the worst record in baseball and hardly […]

First Half of Season Sizzles Out for Houston Astros, Minor-Leaguers Shine in All-Star Futures Game


  The Houston Astros closed out the first half of the regular season and enter the All-Star break in a fashion that sums up their season to this point — they were shut out by the Tampa Bay Rays. Sunday’s […]

Tampa Bay Rays Shut Down Visiting Houston Astros

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The Houston Astros arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida, riding a fairly dire streak. The Tampa Bay Rays were playing as well as anyone in the majors. It seemed to add up to a blowout three-game series, but as it transpired […]

Houston Astros: Rookie Jarred Cosart Gives Bo Porter Serious Food for Thought


  Jarred Cosart may have dreamed of making a good impression on his major league debut, but not even he could have hoped for a grander entrance. The rookie pitcher was called up on Wednesday night from AAA Oklahoma City […]

Houston Astros Need Consistent Performances from their Sluggers


On Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros‘ Chris Carter hit a line-drive homerun that bounced back onto the field. No one seemed to even notice it went out until the umpires conferred and signaled for Carter to tour the bases. A […]

Houston Astros: Wesley Wright Has The Wrong Stuff, Blows Game


Despite beginning the game so well, the Houston Astros lost 5-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Jordan Lyles began the game on the mound, keeping opposing batters quiet for the first couple of innings. Lyles, 22, has […]

Houston Astros Look to Bounce Back vs. St Louis Cardinals


At least the Houston Astros have scored the last four runs in this two-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s a shame that the four runs came in the top of the ninth in a more-than-hopeful late rally against […]

Bud Norris And Houston Astros Have A Night To Forget

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Bud Norris didn’t just leave Tuesday’s night’s defeat to the St Louis Cardinals with a loss: it seems he may have also picked up an injury to his left foot. At one point, Norris seemed to come down awkwardly on […]