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William Metzger(bilbos)

Game 16 Thread. April 13, 2026, 3:10 CT. Rangers @ Astros

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How long can Blanco keep blankin em?

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Jimmy Price

Astros Prospect Report: April 12th

JUPITER, FLORIDA - MARCH 17, 2024: Joey Loperfido #10 of the Houston Astros bats during the first inning of a spring training Spring Breakout game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 17, 2024 in Jupiter, 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!

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (9-4) won 16-2 (BOX...

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Cody Poage

Astros Lose Another One to Rangers 12-8

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Well, this season has been fun so far...

The Astros might have a pitching depth problem. Wait, not might. This team definitely has a pitching depth problem, especially when its starters post these kinds of numbers.

Astros last five starting pitchers:

Henley 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 ER
Javier 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER
Arrighetti 3 IP, 7 H, 7 ER
Brown 2/3 IP, 11 H, 9 ER
France 4 IP, 8 H, 8 ER

13 1/3 IP, 35 H, 31 ER (20.93 ERA)

— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) April...

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Cody Poage

Game 15 Thread. April 12, 2024, 7:10 CT. Rangers @ Astros

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Let’s see if J.P. France can give a break to the bullpen.

Back in the Juice Box.

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Astros To Select Joel Kuhnel

The Astros are going to add right-hander Joel Kuhnel to their roster, with Chandler Rome of The Athletic among those to relay the news. Left-hander Parker Mushinski will be optioned to open an active roster spot while Wander Suero has been designated for assignment to open a 40-man spot, per Rome.

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Kevin Kraczkowski

Series Five (of 52) Preview: Houston Hosts Rangers

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It really can’t be worse than the last series....can it?

The Texas Rangers come into town for three showdowns with the Houston Astros, starting tonight.

This is the second of four series between the two teams this season. They split four games last weekend, play three more at MMP from July 12 through 14, and finish up with three back in Arlington between August 5 and 7.

In their most recent mutual series finale, Houston managed to tie Texas at two...

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Kevin Kraczkowski

Astros Crawfish Boil: April 12, 2024

Jeremy Peña | Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to the weekend.

When it seems like nothing is going right, remember, you’re still watching baseball, and that’s something.

Houston Astros News

With key starters sidelined, Astros’ rotation struggling to stay afloat

Rangers, Astros out to shake off rough patch in rematch (Northwest Signal)

Astros’ Joe Espada drops guarantee after embarrassing 13-3 loss to Royals (ClutchPoints)

Astros: Hunter Brown makes...

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Comfortably numb: the Astros lay another egg.

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It is still early??

A recap of this game seems gratuitous, like posting clips of a bad car accident or train wreck. If you missed the game, take comfort in the fact that it was over shorty after it started.

After squandering a scoring opportunity in the top half of the first, the Astros gave up NINE runs in the bottom half. If you didn’t watch, you may be wondering if Brown ran into some really bad luck; maybe he gave up a bunch of weak contact that...

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Watch: Royals knock Astros starter for nine runs, 11 hits in wild first inning

Houston Astros starter Hunter Brown was obliterated by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

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Cody Poage

José Abreu Can’t Keep Up With Fastballs

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When the Astros — primarily, Jim Crane and Jeff Bagwell — signed José Abreu to a three-year, $58.5 million contract before the 2023 season, it was always possible, even a high likelihood, that it wouldn’t age well. I mean, Abreu will be in his age-38 season in the deal’s final season in 2025. But the hope was for Houston to extract at least some positive value in the first season or two on the front end within a contention window to justify...

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William Metzger(bilbos)

Game 14 Thread. April 11, 2024, 1:10 CT. Astros @ Royals

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The Astros rely on Hunter Brown to escape a humiliating sweep in Kansas City

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Jimmy Price

Astros Prospect Report: April 10th

Feb 21, 2024; West Palm, FL, USA; Houston Astros outfielder Pedro Leon (98) poses for a photo during photo day at CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches complex. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro | Sam Navarro-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!

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (7-4) w0n 13-10 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board with 4 runs in the first on a Leon 2 run single, Wagner RBI...

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Don't expect Astros' Jose Abreu to break out of slump anytime soon

The nadir of Jose Abreu's career may have come on Tuesday night.

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Kevin Kraczkowski

Astros Crawfish Boil: April 11, 2024

Spencer Arrighetti | Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday.

Now 4-9, the Astros will close out their series against Kansas City trying to take one-in-three.

Spencer Arrighetti looked pretty good until he didn’t. Could turn into a shutdown reliever. Just a thought.

Houston Astros News

Arrighetti’s MLB debut a struggle against streaking Royals

Houston Astros: Top prospect Spencer Arrighetti discusses MLB debut (Houston Chronicle)

Astros top prospect Spencer Arrighetti...

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William Metzger(bilbos)

Astros Hit a New Low. Take an 11-2 Beatdown in Kansas City

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Is this the end of the Championship Era?

Just when you think things can’t get worse.

The Astros’ 2024 tailspin accelerated tonight. With an entire starting rotation’s worth of star-quality pitchers on the shelf, the Astros have to rely on not-quite-ready-for prime-time newbie pitchers. Monday the Astros were able to overcome the start by Blair Henley, who allowed five runs in less than an inning pitched.

Tonight, Spencer Arrighetti made his major...

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Royals blitz Astros with 7-run third, win 11-2

Vinnie Pasquantino homered and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 11-2 win over the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

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William Metzger(bilbos)

Game 13 Thread. April 10, 2024, 6:40 CT. Astros @ Royals

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Spencer Arrighetti debuts tonight

The Astros have a full All-Star or near All-Star cast of starters on IL right now. They had to rely on...forgot.... on Monday, but tonight it’s #1 pitching prospect Spencer Arrighetti. See Clack’s article HERE.

I remember his problems during Spring Training. If I weren’t an Astros fan, and if I bet, my money would not be on the Astros tonight facing Seth Lugo. But maybe the clutch bats will...

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Astros designate versatile utility player for assignment

Not many players have experience both at catcher and in the outfield, but Cooper Hummel is one of them.

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Jimmy Price

Astros Prospect Report: April 9th

JUPITER, FL - MARCH 17: Kenni Gomez #79 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a single in the sixth inning during the 2024 Spring Breakout Game between the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Deam Chevrolet Stadium on Sunday, March 17, 2024 in Jupiter, Florida. | Photo by Scott Audette/MLB Photos via Getty Images

See how the prospects performed last night.

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys...

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Clack

Astros Pitching Prospect Spencer Arrighetti Called Up

Spencer Arrighetti interacts with a fan after the 2024 Spring Breakout Game at Roger Deam Stadium in Jupiter, FL. | Photo by Scott Audette/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Astros’ top pitching prospect was called up to start today’s game versus Royals

Is this the beginning of the Arrighetti Era for the Astros? That’s probably too much to suggest. I am guessing he will be returned to the Sugar Land Space Cowboys after today’s game. But who knows what to expect.

Spencer Arrighetti, a...

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