Houston Astros right fielder Teoscar Hernandez and second baseman Jose Altuve took each other out while chasing down a fly ball to shallow right field in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians tonight.
At the start of the sixth inning yesterday, the Astros were losing 5-0 to the A’s and had yet to record a hit. That changed pretty quickly, as the A’s completely and totally fell apart while allowing the Astros to take the lead on just three hits.
George Springer ended last night’s marathon game with a walk-off homer, and he led off tonight in similar fashion. Per Statcast, this poor baseball went a ridiculous 454 feet:
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has an unbearably cute puppy; this is not a drill. Groot looks like some kind of husky, and he enjoys chasing soft grounders.
A statement criticizing MLB’s investigation into the Cardinals hacking scandal was posted by a Twitter account that appears to be from Chris Correa, the currently incarcerated former scouting director who accessed the Astros’ internal player information database more that 50 times in 16 months.
The St. Louis Cardinals will have to pay $2 million and send their top two draft picks in the 2017 draft to the Houston Astros as punishment for former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa repeatedly logging into the Astros’ player information database.
Documents unsealed last week in U.S. District Court for the southern district of Texas reveal new details about the crimes committed by former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa, who was sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking into the Astros’ player information database.
It can be a little dubious when professional athletes making literal millions complain about being treated unfairly. But within the highly skewed relative universe of superstar signing bonuses, international baseball amateurs have a distinctly viable grievance.
Folks, the Hot Stove is as cold as a popsicle being licked by Dick Cheney. There has been minimal baseball news to speak of this week, with the exception of one team. You heard about these Astros?
Brooks Marlow is a baseball player in the Astros minor league system. He would kindly like these lady broadcasters out of his face. Get off ESPN, lady broadcaster, game’s on!
The Cleveland Indians had the bases loaded in the bottom of the third inning against the Astros earlier today when Lonnie Chisenhall fouled off a ball that first bounced in front of the plate.
Another day, another top prospect for the Astros. Alex Bregman, the second overall pick in 2015, made his MLB debut last night in Houston’s 2-1 loss to the Yankees, and while it’s been barely more than a year, fans have been waiting for this for a while—Bregman got himself a standing O for his first at-bat. He later…
Chris Correa, the former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who illegally accessed the Houston Astros database known as Ground Control, was sentenced to 46 months in prison today in Houston federal court.
Last night, Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, and a triple. It was the second time this week he’s come up one hit shy of the cycle—he would have had it during Saturday’s game against the Royals had not tripped over second base on his way to a triple—but even without the attention that would have…
Today’s A’s-Astros game in Houston came to a screeching, but patriotic, halt in the bottom of the fourth after a fan rushed the field bearing what we’re told was an American flag. U-S-A! U-S-A!
George Springer grew up in Connecticut, played ball at UConn, and has been going to Red Sox games since he was 3, so naturally the 26-year-old Houston rightfielder has a soft spot for Fenway Park. Last year, two days before he would’ve made his Fenway debut, an Edinson Volquez fastball broke his wrist. Springer thus…
The Houston Astros have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball this season, sitting last in an AL West they were expected to dominate. The pitching staff has been giving up too many runs and even ace Dallas Keuchel’s stats are down across the board (beard’s still good at least). But Carlos Correa is…
On Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle’s Brian T. Smith wrote a column about Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez’s slow start to the season. Aside from curiously singling out Gomez—rather than, say, the struggling pitching staff (Ken Giles has a 9.26 ERA!)—as a big reason the Astros are stumbling early in the season, there…
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler dropped a pop fly on purpose in the fifth inning of today’s game in Houston, purely to replace a speedy baserunner with a slower one. It worked perfectly.
Don’t mess with Carlos Gomez. Oh, you’re some kind of tough wall, who thinks you’ll get out of it just because this is Gomez’s home park?