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Houston Astros News: July 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, July 24, 2017.

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Lance McCullers struggles again in Astros' loss to Orioles

If Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is on the fence about dealing prospects for another frontline starter before the July 31 trade deadline, perhaps Lance McCullers Jr.'s recent performances will sway him.

Avoiding sweep, Orioles start six-game trip hoping it's the road to the playoffs, not a dead end

The Orioles headed...

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Altuve rolling toward 2nd straight batting title

It may only be late July, but Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is making a strong push to bring home his second consecutive American League batting title.

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Orioles 9, Astros 7: Earl Weaver offence doesn't work for the Astros

McCullers stumbles and the bullpen can't hold the Astros lead.

Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver was famously a fan of great pitching and the three-run home run. Weaver said:

“Pitching and three-run homers.” Weaver explained, “pitching keeps you in the games. Home runs win the game. Your most precious possessions on offense are your 27 outs, if you play for one run, that’s all you’ll get.”

The Astros implemented the Earl Weaver offence on Sunday with two three-run...

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Astros' Colin Moran suffers facial fracture, concussion after foul ball off face

Astros third baseman Colin Moran's foul ball deflected off his bat and into his face.                

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Moran remains in hospital, may need surgery

Astros third baseman Colin Moran, who remained in a local hospital Sunday after suffering a facial fracture Saturday, is expected to miss several weeks and could be facing surgery for a facial fracture.

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Colin Moran Placed on 10-Day DL After Suffering Facial Fracture from Foul Ball

The Houston Astros announced Sunday that third baseman Colin Moran was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture.

Moran fouled a ball off his face in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. The at-bat was just his sixth of the season, as the rookie was making his second appearance after being recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday.


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Game No. 98 Preview: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles

Good, baseball in Baltimore. I just finished watching The Keepers.

Houston Astros (65-32) vs. Baltimore Orioles (46-51), July 23, 2017, 12:35 p.m. CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW, TBS
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Orioles SBNation Blog: Camden Chat

Pitching Matchup

RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (7-2, 3.28 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, .309 BABIP, 2.82 xFIP) vs. RHP Dylan Bundy (9-8, 4.18 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 266 BABIP, 5.12 xFIP)


The Houston Astros continue to have success against the...

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Astros: Let’s admire Marwin Gonzalez for a moment

One Astros batter has arguably been the team’s MVP up to this point in the season. If I recall correctly, Marwin Gonzalez made his major league debut in 2012. The Astros won 55 games that season. The NBC hit show, “The Office“, was finishing its first full season without Steve Carrell. The uniform set was […] Astros: Let’s admire Marwin Gonzalez for a moment - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros Prospect Report: July 22nd, 2017

See how the Astros minor league teams and prospects performed last night

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (58-42) won 8-7 (BOX SCORE)

Note: Reed is hitting .366 with 7 HR, 20 RBI over his last 10 games.

Tony Kemp, 2B: 1-for-4, 2 R, BB Tyler White, SS: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI Derek Fisher, CF: 3-for-5, 3 RBI Teoscar Hernandez, RF: 1-for-5, R, 2B, RBI Preston Tucker, LF: 0-for-2, R, 3 BB A.J. Reed, 1B: 1-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB J.D. Davis, 3B: 1-for-4, 2B Max Stassi, C: 2-for-4, R


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Astros' Colin Moran hospitalised after fouling a pitch off his face

Moran was taken out of the game on a cart Saturday.

Colin Moran had been showing his potential that many fans expected since Houston traded for him in 2014. He collected a triple and his first major league home run on Friday in his first start of 2017.

But on Saturday, he collected a trip to the hospital.

In the sixth inning, Moran was up to bat with two runners on against Orioles reliever Darren O'Day. O'Day, a right-handed sidewinder, is already angled to bear down on left-handed bats...

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Colin Moran to DL with a facial fracture; Astros recall Tyler White

The Astros will be without Colin Moran for some time.

It was the best of time, it was the worst of times for Colin Moran during the series with Baltimore Orioles. First major league home run Friday and a facial fracture on Saturday.

The Houston Astros announced the team was placing Moran on the 10-Day disabled with a facial fracture. In a corresponding move, the Astros have called up infielder Tyler White from Triple-A Fresno.

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Astros 8, Orioles 4: Collin & Colin roughed up; Marwin for the win

From horror to a home run, Astros storm back against the O's.

Things weren't going well for the Astros in the fifth and sixth innings. Collin McHugh gave up two two-run home runs in the fifth after four scoreless innings. Colin Moran hit a foul ball off his face and exited the game on a chart.

But with one swing of the bat, things quickly turned around for Houston. Marwin Gonzalez blasted a three-run home run to put the Astros up 6-4 and the team didn't look back — winning 8-4 Saturday...

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Astros' Marwin Gonzalez hits home run on to Eutaw Street

Gonzalez becomes the 93rd player to reach the street beyond Camden Yards.

There is a few historic place to hit home runs across major league baseball. Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, McCovey Cove in San Francisco, Lansdowne Street in Boston, and Waveland Avenue in Chicago. Even hitting one on to the train tracks is special at Minute Maid Park.

And Baltimore has Eutaw Street. Only 92 had reached the street in the 25-year history of the ballpark before Saturday night. Make that 93 players...

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McHugh encouraged by season debut

The Astros got their first look this season at Collin McHugh in a big league game when he came off the disabled list and pitched 4 2/3 innings against the Orioles on Saturday. He also showed the Orioles a new slider he began working on while he was on Minor League rehab.

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Astros: Colin Moran leaves game after fouling pitch off his face

After fouling off a pitch to his face, Astros third baseman leaves the game, status unknown. Colin Moran was having a better time in his first stint with the Houston Astros in 2017. After last year’s struggles in Houston, Moran focused on improving his swing this offseason. Whatever he did worked as he was slugging […] Astros: Colin Moran leaves game after fouling pitch off his face - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Marwin's HR for injured Moran wins it for Astros

Marwin Gonzalez, taking the place of an injured Colin Moran, delivered a decisive three-run, pinch-hit homer in the top of the sixth inning Saturday to lift the Astros to an 8-4 series win over the Orioles.

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Astros' Colin Moran hospitalized after fouling pitch off face

There is still no official diagnosis, but Colin Moran was being evaluated for a concussion and fracture after fouling a pitch off his face.                

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Moran taken off on cart after foul ball hits face

After hitting his first career home run in his first Major League game of the season Friday night, the Astros' Colin Moran was carted off the field in Saturday's game against the Orioles after taking a deflected pitch to his left eye.

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Astros' Colin Moran leaves game after fouling pitch off face

Astros batter Colin Moran was forced to leave the game against the Orioles with a bloody cut under his left eye after fouling a pitch off his face.                

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Musgrove to 'pen makes Martes more versatile

With the Astros' starting rotation inching closer to full strength, the Astros moved Joe Musgrove to the bullpen, which manager A.J. Hinch believes will allow Francis Martes to be used more strategically.

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