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Hinch upset after Angels drill Marisnick

Outfielder hit high on shoulder in first matchup since collision that injured Lucroy
@SarahWexler32
2:38 AM CDT

ANAHEIM -- Jake Marisnick didn’t let loud jeers from the Angel Stadium crowd stop him from having a productive night at the plate on Tuesday. The possibility of a retaliatory plunking didn’t hold him back, either. Both came in the Astros’ 7-2 loss to the Angels. With choruses of boos

Armenteros rejoins rotation-strapped Astros

@SarahWexler32
1:49 AM CDT

ANAHEIM -- The Astros recalled right-hander Rogelio Armenteros from Triple-A Round Rock to pitch in Tuesday’s game at Angel Stadium. Armenteros worked four innings, holding the Angels to one unearned run on two hits and a walk in four innings with three strikeouts in a 7-2 Astros loss. Armenteros threw

Tuesday's top prospect performers

@JakeCrouseMLB and @GoldenSombrero
12:31 AM CDT

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Ryan Noda, OF/1B (No. 20) -- 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, BB (Class A Adv Dunedin) Noda connected on his ninth homer of the year Tuesday, hitting a two-run shot

Cy Young Poll: There's a new leader in NL

@RichardJustice
July 16, 2019

Nationals ace Max Scherzer has ridden one of the most dominant stretches of his 12-year Major League career to the front of the National League Cy Young Award race. While Scherzer has positioned himself to become just the fifth pitcher in history to win four Cy Young Awards, his lead

Here's each team's Heart & Hustle Award winner

July 16, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the

Springer hits 2 HRs, but Astros drop opener trial

@SarahWexler32
July 16, 2019

ANAHEIM -- George Springer homered twice in Monday night’s series opener at Angel Stadium, but the Astros’ experiment of using an opener for Framber Valdez didn’t go according to plan as they fell to the Angels, 9-6. Although the Astros hadn’t employed the opener strategy yet this season, a setback

Correa, Diaz closer to rejoining Astros

@SarahWexler32
July 15, 2019

ANAHEIM -- A pair of injured Astros have taken their next steps toward rejoining the team, as Carlos Correa and Aledmys Díaz began rehab assignments with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Diaz, starting at second base and batting second, was 1-for-4 with a base hit, and he scored a run

Peacock has setback; Astros' rotation in limbo

Righty was scheduled to come off IL to start Monday, but felt soreness after Friday bullpen session
@brianmctaggart
July 14, 2019

ARLINGTON -- With veteran right-hander Brad Peacock headed back to Houston to be examined by team doctors on Monday after experiencing “intermittent soreness” in his right shoulder, the Astros’ thin starting pitching depth has put them in a bind. The Astros will go with an opener for Monday's series opener

Altuve, Gurriel provide plenty of power for JV

Right side of infield combines for 7 RBIs; ace retires final 15 batters faced
@brianmctaggart
July 14, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The second half of the season couldn’t have started much worse for the Astros, who played poorly in dropping the first two games of their series against the rival Rangers at Globe Life Park before overcoming various miscues to pull out an extra-inning win on Saturday. But the

Altuve caps 4-hit night with clutch RBI in 11th

@brianmctaggart
July 14, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Astros committed three errors in one inning, which led to a pair of runs, had a couple of costly baserunning gaffes and watched the Rangers blast three homers. It was nothing that José Altuve couldn’t help them overcome. Altuve tied his career high with four hits, breaking

Bregman homers in return after blow to chin

Correa, Diaz to start rehab assignments with Round Rock
@brianmctaggart
July 14, 2019

ARLINGTON – All-Star infielder Alex Bregman returned to the Astros’ starting lineup for Saturday's 7-6 win in 11 innings over the Rangers at Globe Life Park after being cleared by a doctor to resume regular activities. Bregman went on to resume what he did for much of the first half

Astros' lead slips away in 'heavyweight slugfest'

@brianmctaggart
July 13, 2019

ARLINGTON -- When the Astros play their final regular-season game in Globe Life Park later this weekend, don’t expect manager AJ Hinch to shed any tears when the team bus pulls away from the ballpark for the final time. • Box score The Astros have suffered through their share of

Smith activated; Correa put on 60-day IL

@brianmctaggart
July 12, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The Astros bolstered their bullpen Friday by activating veteran right-hander Joe Smith from the 60-day injured list. Smith has missed the entire season after undergoing surgery in December to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. “It’s a big day for Joe Smith,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said. “Those of

Marisnick: 'I still feel terrible' about collision

OF appeals 2-game suspension, says he didn't try to hurt Lucroy
@brianmctaggart
July 11, 2019

ARLINGTON -- An emotional and empathetic Jake Marisnick said he planned to appeal a two-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball on Thursday after he collided with Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy at home plate on Sunday in Houston. The Astros outfielder was also fined an undisclosed amount. Marisnick reiterated

Here's 1 bold prediction for each team

@williamfleitch
July 10, 2019

The All-Star break is an opportunity to take a step back from the standings and our individual teams and simply enjoy stress-free, frictionless baseball for a couple of days. We get to catch our breath … before matters start getting crazy. This year in particular, madness is in store: Both

Five AL West pitchers who could be traded

@RhettBollinger
July 11, 2019

The Astros lead the American League West by 6 1/2 games to open the second half of the 2019 season, but the A's, Rangers and Angels are all in the mix for an AL Wild Card spot with the Mariners the lone club fully looking to rebuild. The A's sit

Astros enter 2nd half with eye on rotation help

@brianmctaggart
July 10, 2019

HOUSTON -- The Astros endured a rash of injuries to star position players in the first half and still managed to hit the All-Star break with a comfortable lead in the American League West. They are primed to make a run at their second World Series in three years. While

Prospects we'd like to see in '20 Futures Game

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 11, 2019

Many of the top prospects in baseball showcased their talent last Sunday in the 21st annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which saw the American and National League squads play to a 2-2 tie in eight innings. While it proved a pitching-dominated event, those who tuned in were offered a glimpse

Break's over ... here are your Power Rankings

@alysonfooter
July 11, 2019

A change in the configuration of a couple of races in recent weeks is a good cautionary reminder that handing a division title to a team with three months left in the season is probably not the best idea. It wasn't that long ago that we were not only crowning

Eventful All-Star Game 'a blast' for Astros

Springer, Bregman, Brantley get first 3 hits for AL; Verlander sharp
@RichardJustice
July 10, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Justin Verlander seemed to have the most fun, and Michael Brantley got some of the loudest cheers. As for George Springer and Alex Bregman, they did their usual thing. “It was a good day for us,” Springer would say later. “I get the privilege of playing with these

Bregman eliminated by Pederson in 1st round

@alysonfooter
July 9, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Alex Bregman brought the swagger, the confidence and the history of hitting a bunch of regular-season home runs with him to Monday's All-Star T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the Astros' third baseman, all of that cachet wasn't enough to advance to the second round.