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Cody Poage

That Was Too Close, Astros Survive a 14-11 Game Against The Orioles

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So, that game certainly was something to watch. I am still trying to figure out if I should be relieved, happy, or angry. Perhaps all three? There was a bit of everything.

Jake Bloss’s Major League debut Bloss also left the game early with right shoulder discomfort Joey Loperfido had arguably the best game of his young career Jake Meyers continues to prove his worth A nine-run outburst in the sixth inning Another bullpen implosion in a season full...

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Astros outslug Orioles for 14-11 victory

Jake Meyers clubbed a go-ahead, three-run home run in the fifth inning before Joey Loperfido recorded a pair of doubles in a nine-run sixth as the Houston Astros outlasted the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday.

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Astros place C Victor Caratini (hip flexor) on 10-day injured list

The Houston Astros placed catcher Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list on Friday due to a left hip flexor strain. Caratini, 30, was injured sliding into home plate during the third inning of a game against the host Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

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William Metzger(bilbos)

Game 76 Thread. June 21 2024, 7:10 CT. Orioles @ Astros

Jake Bloss in Spring Training | Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

The debut of 22-year-old AAer Jake Bloss. Can he save the Astros? Is it way too much to ask?

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Jimmy Price

Astros Prospect Report: June 20th

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 18, 2024: John Garcia #96 of the Houston Astros bats during the eighth inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches on March 18, 2024 in West Palm Beach, Florida. | Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

See how the prospects performed last night.

Another day of Astros minor league action is in the books. See the results below!

Here is the previous day’s recap.

AAA: Sugar Land...

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Astros HOF Index: Astros Diamond Dollars

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How can we adapt those lessons for 2024?

I have talked in this space about evidence based decision making and a large part of that is relying on the work and ideas of other smart people. Vince Gennaro wrote Diamond Dollars some years ago, but the concepts inside are as timely as they have ever been. In particular, we will look at two such concepts as it pertains to first base specifically and the team in general as it approaches the trade deadline.

The...

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Kevin Kraczkowski

Astros Crawfish Boil: June 21, 2024

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Welcome to Friday.

Here’s your Friday Crawfish Boil!

Houston Astros News

‘The king is back’: Alvarez returns with a bang to lead Astros to series win

Looking to build off offensive outburst, O’s take on Astros (CBS)

Source: Astros to recall outfielder Joey Loperfido (Click2Houston)

Houston Astros Bound: Hooks pitcher Jake Bloss earns promotion to major leagues (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

How Houston Astros sneakily rebuilt arsenal...

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How goes the (base) stealing for the Astros right now? 

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Are the Astros’ base stealing/prevention efforts working right now?

Last season saw MLB implement a series of new rules to add a bit more excitement and pace to the game (what, you mean everyone didn’t want to see the Houston way of dominant pitching, strategically designed shifts and all those things that made them the dominant force in the MLB?). There was emphasis on generating more stolen bases, with bigger actual...

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Kevin Kraczkowski

Series 25 (of 52) Preview: Orioles Visit Houston

Cedric Mullins | John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros host the Orioles for three games starting tonight at 7:10 PM CT.

Tonight at 7:10 PM CT, the Astros will host the Orioles for the first game of a three-game series.

This is the first time this year that Houston and the Orioles have met. There’s also a four-game set in Baltimore scheduled from August 22nd through the 25th. In all-time play, the Astros are 42-32 for a .568 winning percentage, their fourth-best mark against...

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Looking to build off offensive outburst, O's take on Astros

One day after their thrilling extra-inning win over the New York Yankees, the Orioles left no doubt in the series finale Thursday. Baltimore crushed the Yankees 17-5 to close to within a half-game of New York for first place in the American League East.

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Astros deliver key hits against skidding White Sox

Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, sparking the visiting Houston Astros to a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Alex Bregman also tallied three hits for Houston, which took two of three from Chicago.

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William Metzger(bilbos)

Astros Take Rubber Match in Chicago, 5-3

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Yordan leads offense with two ribbies and a homer. Back end of bullpen is nails again.

If the Astros hope to get back into the playoff hunt in a serious way, they’re going to have to be more relentless than they have been 70 games into the season. That means winning just about every series, and sweeping a few to boot.

Today the Astros took their second straight series in the rubber match against one of the weak sisters of baseball, the Chicago...

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Cody Poage

Jake Bloss, It Is Now Your Turn

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I’ve been critical about the Astros not truly addressing their ongoing pitching depth issues for some time now. Yes, I always knew there was potential for a logjam in the starting rotation once certain arms were back in the fold later this summer. But that plan was mostly dictated by hope for continued good health and no complications from those recovering. Other than a brief flirting period with Blake Snell, the Astros did...

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William Metzger(bilbos)

Game 75 Thread. June 20, 2024, 1:10 CT. Astros @ White Sox

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Will “good” Arrighetti show up? The Astros go for another series win.

Yordan is back!

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Reports: Astros promoting P Jake Bloss from Double-A

The Houston Astros will call up Double-A right-hander Jake Bloss to start Friday against the visiting Baltimore Orioles, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

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Astros expected to promote top-10 pitching prospect

The Astros are expected to promote pitching prospect Jake Bloss from Double-A to the majors, per a report from Chandler Rome and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

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Jimmy Price

Astros Prospect Report: June 19th

Mar 16, 2024; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Ryan Gusto (98) pitches in the sixth inning against the New York Mets at CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol | Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

See how the prospects performed last night.

Another day of Astros minor league action is in the books. See the results below!

Here is the previous day’s recap.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (47-24) won 7-1 (BOX SCORE)

Gusto started for Sugar Land and pitched...

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MLB strikeout props for 6/20: Want a smart play? You go with Lugo

We've been teetering around .500 in strikeout props all week, so it's time to get firmly in the green. Let's do just that with a three-pack of K props for Thursday's MLB slate.  

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Kevin Kraczkowski

Astros Crawfish Boil: June 20, 2024

Cesar Salazar | Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Thursday Boil!

Welcome to the Thursday Boil!

Houston Astros News

Surging Brown has ‘turned a corner’ for Astros

One move each AL West team must make before the trade deadline (YB)

A longshot Braves-Astros trade replaces Ronald Acuña Jr., creates a dynasty (FS)

Houston Astros Covering the Bases: Moving on from José Abreu, Justin Verlander back to IL (NY Times)

Unlikely hero Cesar Salazar leads Astros past White Sox...

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Astros seek another strong start on mound vs. White Sox

Nearly three months into the season, the Houston Astros are in an unfamiliar spot. Nine games behind the American League West-leading Seattle Mariners, Houston might be closer to finding its identity ahead of its series finale Thursday against the host Chicago White Sox.

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