1. McHugh Solid, Offense Is Not in Fourth Straight Loss

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 9 reads 0 comments

  2. Qualls (Neck) Activated from DL, Oberholtzer Optioned

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Righty reliever Chad Qualls returned to the Astros Friday – the first day he was eligible to be activated from the disabled list – recovered from a pinched nerve in his neck that had been bothering him for a while...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 2 reads 0 comments

  3. Astros' Offense Remains MIA in Series-Opening Loss

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A crisp Collin McHugh easily could've been called a stopper after Friday night, when swings and misses were common and the righty followed his predecessors in the rotation by giving the offense more than ample chance...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 7 reads 0 comments

  4. Ramirez, Guyer Lead Rays to 3-1 Win over Astros

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Erasmo Ramirez pitched six innings of four-hit ball to get his sixth win in seven starts, Brandon Guyer homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Friday night...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 32 reads 0 comments

  5. Qualls (Neck) Activated from DL, Oberholtzer Optioned

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 4 reads 0 comments

  6. Elias Says Astros Got 'Optimal' Haul in 2015 Following Unfortunate 2014 Draft

    The Astros have every player in the top-10 rounds signed after an impressive 2015 amateur draft. The medicals are done, and there's been plenty of praise for the haul the Astros brought in — particularly with their first three picks...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 15 reads 0 comments

  7. Sixth-Inning Hit Barrage Sends Indians Past Astros for Third Straight Game

    Before the Astros lost five of their last six games, there was joy in thinking about the possibility — even probability — the team would head into the All-Star Break with as many or more wins as it had in the entirety of the 2013 season, 51...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 12 reads 0 comments

  8. Valbuena (Toe) Returns After Missing 3 Games

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 2 reads 0 comments

  9. Evan Gattis Is Strong

    This homer from Evan Gattis only travelled, officially, 372 feet. But the distance is not what's impressive about it...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 1 month ago 1,889 reads 0 comments

  10. Why the Houston Astros Are the Best Place for Johnny Cueto

    The MLB trade deadline is right around the corner, and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto might be the hottest pitcher on the market...

    John Lund Written by John Lund about 1 month ago 5,477 reads 23 comments

  11. Astros' Offensive Woes Continue in Loss to Indians

    The Astros are pointing to good pitching as their impediment lately, noting that even in losing four of their last five games, the decisions well could have swung the other direction and the competition deserves credit...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 17 reads 0 comments

  12. Astros Face Decisions with Limiting Pitchers' Innings

    CLEVELAND — A straight six-man rotation doesn't seem a likelihood for the Astros after the All-Star break, but they could buy young pitchers Lance McCullers and Vince Velasquez ...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 21 reads 0 comments

  13. Astros Could Be Looking to Add More Heat to an Already Effective Bullpen

    CLEVELAND — Astros righty Pat Neshek was an exception on the 2014 Cardinals , a team whose bullpen had the highest average four-seam fastball velocity average anywhere, 94...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 82 reads 0 comments

  14. Astros Option Velasquez to Give Him Rest

    CLEVELAND -- With the innings piling up for young starting pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Vincent Velasquez, the Astros have talked for a couple of weeks about having to find ways to keep them fresh in the second half...

    Paige Kuhn Written by Paige Kuhn about 1 month ago 40 reads 0 comments

  15. Astros Option Vincent Velasquez to Double-A

    Paige Kuhn Written by Paige Kuhn about 1 month ago 4 reads 0 comments

  16. Oberholtzer to Pitch Thursday

    Paige Kuhn Written by Paige Kuhn about 1 month ago 4 reads 0 comments

  17. Fresh on Scene, Carlos Correa Has Tricky Case to Be All-Star Like Past Phenoms

    CLEVELAND — When a player bursts on to the scene in rare form as Carlos Correa has — and at a position with few standouts, no less — people start to wonder this time of year...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 21 reads 0 comments

  18. Oberholtzer Still Dealing with Demotion to Fresno

    Interesting article in the Fresno Bee from yesterday as Bryant-Jon Anteola discusses Brett Oberholtzer's mindset in his latest stint in Fresno after the almost-beaning of Alex Rodriguez ...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 15 reads 0 comments

  19. Birthday Boy Tucker Leads Hit Parade as Astros Top Indians

    CLEVELAND — Outfielder Preston Tucker's 25th birthday Monday came with a career-high four hits, including one of two Astros home runs as they returned to the formula that's been their most effective all season in a 9-4 win over the Indians ...

    Paige Kuhn Written by Paige Kuhn about 1 month ago 8 reads 0 comments

  20. Watch: Gonzalez Launches Solo Shot

    7/6/15: Marwin Gonzalez deposits Jeff Manship's pitch over the fence in right for a solo shot, his sixth homer of the year.....

    Paige Kuhn Written by Paige Kuhn about 1 month ago 4 reads 0 comments

  21. Astros All-Star Keuchel Stops Indians 9-4

    CLEVELAND -- Dallas Keuchel, chosen for the American League All-Star team earlier Monday, allowed three runs in six innings in helping the Houston Astros defeat the Cleveland Indians 9-4...

    Paige Kuhn Written by Paige Kuhn about 1 month ago 25 reads 0 comments

  22. Luis Valbuena Day-to-Day While Dealing with with Sprained Toe

    Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena on Monday went for an X-ray on his left big toe and was diagnosed with a sprain that has him day-to-day...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 1 month ago 3 reads 0 comments

  23. Altuve Overtakes Infante, Earns All-Star Starting Nod

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 1 month ago 14 reads 0 comments

  24. Marisnick's Spectacular Catch

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 1 month ago 1,670 reads 0 comments

  25. Astros to Activate Marisnick, Send Santana Back Down to Minors

    Jake Marisnick (left hamstring strain) is to be activated from the disabled list for Sunday's game against the Red Sox , with Domingo Santana heading back to Class AAA Fresno...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 26 reads 0 comments