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Former top draft pick Mark Appel writes letter to Astros fans - ‎16 hours ago‎
Mark Appel never pitched in a major-league game at Minute Maid Park. That said, he still has a message for the Astros fans who never got to see him pitch for his hometown team.
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Game No. 47 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Crawfish Boxes - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Houston Astros haven't had much luck in one-run games. As a matter of fact before Tuesday, the team was 4-10 in one-run games.

The Sports Update: Solomon vs. Smith on Astros' hitting woes - ‎9 hours ago‎
Houston Chronicle sports columnists Jerome Solomon and Brian T. Smith discuss the Houston Astros' recent woes. (Video by Jeremy Carter, Houston Chronicle).
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Astros' Carlos Gomez homers in rehab game - ‎6 hours ago‎
Astros' Carlos Gomez homers in rehab game. By Jake Kaplan. Updated 11:07 pm, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Gomez homered in his second game with Corpus Christi.

13 ways the Astros have angered the baseball gods - ‎May 24, 2016‎
There's been plenty written about what has gone wrong this season for the Houston Astros. Here's a short synopsis: It's the awful hitting.

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Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
RHP Will Harris worked a perfect 10th inning, his 19th consecutive scoreless appearance (19 1/3 innings). Harris owns the longest active scoreless innings streak in the majors and the longest by an Astros pitcher since Wilton Lopez (20 innings in 2010).
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Dallas Keuchel's Cy Young Hangover Is at Heart of Houston Astros' Dismal 2016

Bleacher Report - ‎May 22, 2016‎
It's normally unfair to put the struggles of any MLB club at the feet of a single player. It's a team sport, there are nine men on the field, etc.
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George Springer hits a foul ball into a deep fryer

ESPN - ‎17 hours ago‎
Springer made up for shutting down the funnel cake stand by going 3-for-4 with two walks in the Astros' 3-2 13-inning win over the Baltimore Orioles.

When Will the Houston Astros Call Up Jon Singleton Again? (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
Clearly the Tyler White experiment as the Houston Astros first baseman was not a solution. A hot start for the rookie has turned into an ice cold performance.
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GameThread No. 46: Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles, May 24, 2016 7:10 PM CDT

The Crawfish Boxes - ‎May 24, 2016‎
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How does 2016 compare to Astros' worst starts? - ‎May 23, 2016‎
While it's premature to break out the tombstone, the prospects for a repeat playoff trip for this year's Astros look grim, if their history is any indicator.
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At the plate, Astros giving Crane what he paid for

Houston Chronicle - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The same can be said of most of the Astros' "hitters," who are pretty much the same guys who either swung big or missed hard throughout 2015.
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George Springer dons T-Rex costume for football catch

ESPN - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The MLB season isn't even two months old yet, or, in other words, not close to the "break up the monotony" juncture, but the Houston Astros found an extremely creative way to keep themselves entertained before Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers.
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Astros prospect Joe Musgrove continues to deal in Class AAA - ‎12 hours ago‎
Joe Musgrove continues on a trajectory that should result in him starting games for the Astros later this summer. The organization's closest-to-major-league ready pitching prospect threw seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday for Class AAA Fresno ...
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Houston Astros Must Consider Trading Colby Rasmus In 2016

RantSports - ‎May 23, 2016‎
After a trip to the postseason in 2015, the Houston Astros have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball thus far in the 2016 season.
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Five things Rangers fans should know about the Houston Astros, including Jose Altuve's problems against the Rangers

Dallas Morning News (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) grimaces after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning during the Houston Astros vs. the Texas Rangers major league baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Houston Astros Farm Report: Grizzlies struggle as Worth, Rodgers shine

Climbing Tal's Hill - ‎May 23, 2016‎
While much of the team's recent struggles can be attributed to the Houston Astros plucking two of the team's top offensive weapons (Tony Kemp, Colin Moran), Danny Worth continues to rake for the Grizzlies.

Back on track, Astros' Ken Giles nearing 100 mph - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The high-leverage situations have been scarce, but regardless of the inning, Ken Giles has recently looked much more like the pitcher the Astros relinquished so much to acquire. After a brutal April, the flamethrowing righthander has been dominant in May.

Jake Marisnick's struggles don't provide Astros easy answer in center field - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The last-place Astros play seven more games before Carlos Gomez is eligible to return from the disabled list, affording Jake Marisnick several more opportunities to take hold of the team's center field position.
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What Happened? - A Houston Astros preview

South Side Sox - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Coming into this season, I thought of the Houston Astros as "Cubs-light". They're a team that built from within while spending many years at the bottom of the standings and the top of the draft.