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Astros Return to H-Town. Forget Bats in Chi-Town

Home Hoodoo Continues. Halos Hex Astros 2-0

Yes, hoodoo’s a word. It means jinx, hex, black magic etc. It’s why a team that just scored 27 runs in three games in the cold and windy city comes home and can’t conjure a run. Can’t buy, beg, borrow or steal a run against a tired staff that has surrendered 42 runs in its last 6 games.

But this hoodoo thing isn’t just a ghost story. At least not so far in 2018. Away from Minute Maid Park the Astros are the third best team in MLB,...

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Astros fall after rally ends on overturned call

Angels starter Tyler Skaggs held the Astros scoreless on four hits for seven innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and send Houston to a 2-0 loss in the series opener. Houston had two on in the ninth with no outs, but reliever Kenyan Middleton struck out two in a row before Yuli Gurriel was thrown out at third trying to advance on a ball in the dirt. He was originally called safe, but the call was overturned after a review.

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Substitute Game Thread

Angels vs Astros

I tried to make a game thread but apparently I don’t have permission.

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Charlie Morton uncertain on his baseball future

Over the past 13 months, right-hander Charlie Morton has ascended from a relatively unheralded signing by the Astros to one of the top pitchers on a loaded Houston roster. The 34-year-old righty currently leads the American League with a 0.72 ERA and has posted a dominant 33-to-6 K/BB ratio. Dating back to Opening Day 2017, and including his postseason heroics, Morton has a 3.32 ERA with a 221-to-62 K/BB ratio in his past 195 innings.The righty, who turns 35 in November, has suggested in the...

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Astros Series Preview: An Encounter In The Heavens

Well, the Astros suddenly remembered how to score runs. Excellent. The Astros are playing the Angels this week. Three games to be exact. This early season series may have some bearing on the division race between these two teams. AL West Standings entering Monday, April 23rd Astros – 16-7 W-L; GB – 0 Angels – […] Astros Series Preview: An Encounter In The Heavens - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros Minor League Recap April 16-22: Grizzlies stay hot

The Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies continued their strong play to open the 2018 season. After taking over first place last week, the Fresno Grizzlies held on to that lead with a strong week. The team posted a 5-2 record thanks to strong performances from both the offense and the pitching staff. The improved […] Astros Minor League Recap April 16-22: Grizzlies stay hot - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Astros Top Prospect Report: 4/16 - 4/22

Your weekly update on the Astros prospects

Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. I will be using the newly updated top 30 prospects AstrosFuture.com.

1. Forrest Whitley, RHP (AA)

This Week: Suspended

2018 Season Stats: Suspended

2. Kyle Tucker, OF (AAA)

This Week: 6 G, .269 BA (7-for-26), 2 2B, RBI, 2 BB

2018 Season Stats: 17 G, .271 BA/.744 OPS, 5 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 9 BB/10 SO

3. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP (A-)

This Week: Did not pitch this week

2018 Season Stats: 1...

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The philosophy behind Gerrit Cole's hot start for Astros: 'It's OK to miss'

Gerrit Cole was already good. Since being traded to the Astros in January, he's found a way to be even better.

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Astros Prospect Report: April 22nd, 2018

See how the Astros prospects performed last night

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (13-5) lost 9-4 (BOX SCORE)

Martes made the start for Fresno last night but was roughed up again allowing 11 hits and 6 runs in just 4.2 innings. The offense managed 11 hits but they were spread out. Ferguson got them on the board in the 4th with a solo HR. Kemmer had an RBI groundout in the 5th and Davis added an RBI single in the 6th. Kemmer hit a solo HR in the 9th, his 4th, but it wasn’t near enough as they...

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Battling Bats, Dazzling Defense Stymie South Side Sox, 7-1.

Astros Sweep Series, End Road Trip 6-1

O Chicago, how can we beat thee?

Let me count the ways.

Hitting...After scoring 20 runs the last two games, the Astros followed up today with another solid seven run performance, knocking ten hits and coaxing 7 walks while keeping constant pressure on the beleaguered White Sox staff. Though not as proficiently as in the previous two games, the Astros bats bunched together clutch hits and plated runners in scoring position. Some dormant bats came to...

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HOU preview SC 042318

The Astros open a 10-game homestand on Monday by sending Gerrit Cole to the mound to face the Angels at 7:10 p.m. CT. Cole (2-0, 0.96 ERA) has struck out 41 batters and allowed three earned runs in 28 innings through his first four starts.

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Patient Astros continue red-hot run vs. Sox

The Astros sent 10 batters to the plate and pushed across five runs in the seventh inning, including a two-run, bases-loaded double by Marwin Gonzalez, and pulled away to win, 7-1, and sweep the White Sox for their sixth consecutive win.

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Justin Verlander responds to heckler with makeshift sign

Justin Verlander surprised heckles with a sign that said "No, you suck."

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Astros Prospect Report: April 21st, 2018

See how the Astros prospects performed last night

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (13-4) won 7-2 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno just keeps on rolling. Kemp, who had a big night, got the Grizzlies on the board in the 2nd inning with an RBI double. Reed and Stubbs added RBI singles in the 3rd inning to make it 3-0. Hauschild got the start and was solid once again allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work. Fresno would get some insurance in the 8th inning scoring 3 runs on a Kemp RBI single, Ferguson RBI single, and...

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Astros: Is Josh Reddick the new cleanup hitter?

Josh Reddick had a great night, but is he the new Astros cleanup hitter? When the Astros made a lineup move earlier in the week, it was to generate some offense. They have done that and more since the switch, but it was really only a matter of time before it happened. This offense is […] Astros: Is Josh Reddick the new cleanup hitter? - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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NEWS FLASH: Astros Win Another Baseball Game. Held to 10 Runs For Second Straight Game

White Sox get a Run Against An Astros Starter. Final: 10-1

Yes, The Astros pounded the Chicago White Sox for the second straight night, once again scoring 10 runs on 13 hits. Meanwhile Astros pitching continued its dominance, allowing only 4 hits and one run. Josh Reddick accounted for half the Astros’ runs, slamming two home runs, including his second grand slam in the young season.

This game was all but over by the second inning, as the Astros scored 4 runs in the top of the first and...

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Astros: Jonathan Arauz Making Major Progress for Bandits

As the Bandits fight through a difficult early-season schedule, Astros prospect Jonathan Arauz is starting to make a name for himself. Like many prospects in the Astros farm system, prospect Jonathan Arauz is probably not a household name. Even though he has been with the club since December of 2015, he has yet to move up […] Astros: Jonathan Arauz Making Major Progress for Bandits - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Justin Verlander Responds to 'You Suck' Chants with Sign Saying 'No, You Suck'

Anyone who decides to heckle Justin Verlander or the Houston Astros better think twice. On Saturday night, one fan at Guaranteed Rate Field decided to let Verlander hear it by ...

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Justin Verlander responds to “You suck!” heckler with “No, you suck!” sign

Hecklers going after professional athletes is a long-established tradition, as even the GEICO ads will tell you, but it’s always funny when the athletes turn the tables. With the Houston Astros on the road against the  Chicago White Sox Saturday, one fan at Guaranteed Rate Field decided to spend a bunch of time yelling “They suck” at the Astros in general and pitcher Justin Verlander in particular. (Maybe she was annoyed by Verlander being annoyed by runner Tim Anderson stealing a...

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Astros offer messages of support to Farquhar

The focus of the White Sox clubhouse Saturday centered on reliever Danny Farquhar and really nothing more, with tests revealing he suffered a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of Friday night's 10-0 loss to the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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