Houston Astros

Houston Astros Prospect Fooled By Perfect Hidden Ball Trick In Game

A Texas Rangers farmhand completely befuddled a Houston Astros prospect with a perfectly executed hidden ball trick on Thursday ... and the epic play was all captured on video!. The trickery happened in the third inning of the Corpus Christi Hooks game against the Frisco RoughRiders -- after 'Stros prospect...
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Why a Juan Soto Trade Makes Sense For the Astros

The Astros are once again contenders for a World Series title, but every contender could always use an upgrade to bolster their team towards October. The Houston Astros yet again have a deep lineup one through seven with Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel, Kyle Tucker and Jeremy Peña.
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MLB World Series Odds And Power Rankings: Astros Streaking

The Houston Astros’ play of late has caused a slight increase in their odds, being one of the hottest teams in baseball throughout May. Below are the top ten favorites to win the World Series from the FanDuel Sportsbook. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers +460 (Last week: +430, #1) Mookie...
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St. Louis Cardinals: The Tommy Edman shortstop era begins

The St. Louis Cardinals have officially called up their second-ranked overall prospect, Nolan Gorman, in preparation for him to make his Major League Baseball debut on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. While many St. Louis Cardinals fans are excited to see the beginning of the much-anticipated Gorman Era in...

DFS: Chase Silseth, Cristian Javier Optimal Value for Friday

We have a new page to offer where the sims will be updated throughout the day. You can find it here, the link will be the same every day (set your bookmark!), and all the tables are pre-sorted for you. Pitcher with the highest optimal probabilities: Chase Silseth, Cristian Javier.

Dodgers bring back familiar face, sign Pedro Baez to minor league deal

The Dodgers inked reliever Pedro Baez to a minor league contract Friday afternoon, bringing back an old friend who previously spent six years with the club before departing as a free agent. Baez signed a two-year deal worth $12.5 million with the Houston Astros in 2021, but was recently designated for assignment following a string of injury issues which kept him from pitching in all but seven games for Houston in two seasons. In those seven games, he tossed just 6.2 innings with a 5.40 ERA, tallying seven strikeouts. The move comes as a bit of a surprise considering the offseason signing trend...
The Crawfish Boxes

A Random Plate Appearance: Joe Niekro

To this point of their existence, the Houston Astros have played in a total of 9,660 regular season and postseason contests. The regular season record of the Astros is currently 4748-4776, just 28 games below .500. With a little luck, they’ll approach that mark this season. Although that’s not what this particular series is about, today’s “random” plate appearance does have a win attached to it.

Houston Astros: Seven Major League Trade Assets

The Houston Astros have had a hot start to the season. After going 7-9 in their first 16 games, they have since gone 17-5 as of this writing including an 11-game winning streak. They’ve played well in every aspect of the game from defense to hitting to pitching. The pitching...

Astros: Jake Odorizzi offers update on injury

After being placed on 15-day IL, Jake Odorizzi gives an update on his injury status. Jake Odorizzi gave Houston Astros fans a bit of a scare Monday in Boston after suffering a lower leg injury that required being carted off the field. Odorizzi tumbled to the ground while attempting to cover first base in the fifth inning of the Astros’ 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Pawhuska Journal

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros odds, picks and predictions

The Texas Rangers (17-20) and Houston Astros (25-14) meet at Minute Maid Park Friday for the second contest of a 4-game series. First pitch is slated for 8:10 p.m. ET. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Rangers vs. Astrosodds with MLB picks and predictions. Season series: Houston leads 4-1....

Brown's two-run homer lifts A's over Angels, 4-2

The Los Angeles Angels have now lost four-straight games following their 4-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics Friday evening. Despite leading 2-1 at one point, the Halos offense was able to tack on insurance runs, failing to secure a hit past the fifth inning of the contest. The A's jumped to an early lead in the top of the first inning, when Jed Lowrie powered a 379-foot solo homer to right field, his second of the season. Anthony Rendon promptly responded in the bottom of the frame, tying it up on an RBI single, which scored Shohei Ohtani after he walked and stole...
FOX Sports

Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers Saturday

LINE: Astros -253, Rangers +205; over/under is 7 1/2 runs. BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Houston has a 25-15 record overall and a 10-5 record at home. Astros pitchers have a collective 2.91 ERA, which ranks second in the AL. Texas is 18-20 overall...
Tri-City Herald

Rangers Pérez Throws Complete Game Shutout in Win vs. Astros

There’s something about Martín Pérez when it comes to pitching against the Houston Astros this season. Pérez carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning on Friday at Minute Maid Park, less than a month after taking a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Astros at Globe Life Field.

Juan Soto’s agent shoots down trade rumor: ‘Not happening’

Juan Soto trade rumors ramped up earlier this week even as the Washington Nationals slugger is still under contract through the 2024 season. Unnamed MLB team executives told ESPN the Nationals could be “compelled” and “motivated” to deal Soto over the summer. He’s hitting .250 with a .864 OPS and eight homers. He’s also leading the league in walks.

Postponement gives the Chicago White Sox some needed rest for their weekend series against the New York Yankees

The Chicago White Sox pitchers took a lot away from their first series against the New York Yankees last week at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Yankees won three of the four games, but the pitching made strides as the series went along. The Sox allowed 25 runs in the first two games and seven the last two. “(We learned) the importance of getting ahead and staying on the attack instead of falling ...