Houston Astros MLB Trade Deadline History — Four Winners, Four Losers

On Monday afternoon, Astros general manager James Click made a solid, calculated trade deadline move, as the Astros brought in outfielder/first baseman Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles as part of a three way trade that included the Tampa Bay Rays. In the deal, the Astros gave up fun-loving outfielder Jose Siri and minor league … Read more

Astros Week: A Pair of Huge Sweeps and Verlander Hits 99 MPH

It what could easily be argued was a stretch of the most difficult baseball on the schedule this year for the Astros, they just kept doing what they do: win. Going back to June 23 when we argued that the next month or so could be tough for the ‘Stros, they went 23-5. They won … Read more

Verlander stays hot vs. M’s, 1st in MLB to 13 wins

SEATTLE — Justin Verlander became the major league’s first 13-game winner, striking out nine and topping 99 mph in his final inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday. Verlander (13-3), 39, allowed four hits in seven innings to win his fifth straight start and lower his ERA to 1.86, … Read more

POLL: Which Astro Do Fans Most Want To Win a 2022 MLB Award?

Make no mistake, the main reason we love working through the spectator-grind of a 162-game Major League Baseball season is because, here in Houston, we’ve become accustomed to realistic World Series dreams. However, we love the subplots, too, and we are very fortunate here, year in and year out, to have individual Astro players in … Read more

Four Biggest Houston Astro Questions Heading Into Second Half of MLB Season

The Houston Astros enter the figurative second half of the baseball season with the second best record in the American League, within shouting distance of the league-leading New York Yankees, and conveniently enough, with an opportunity to pick up two games in one day on the Yankees if they can sweep the hated New Yorkers … Read more

Kate Upton, Justin Verlander bring daughter Genevieve, 3, to MLB All-Star red carpet

It’s a rare family affair! Kate Upton and Justin Verlander stepped out to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game red carpet on Tuesday with a very special guest – their adorable 3-year-old daughter, Genevieve. The genetically blessed trio posed for photos at the event at L.A. Live hand in hand, with the real star of the … Read more

Justin Verlander’s Comeback in 2022 Is One for the Ages

On Tuesday night, Justin Verlander got to tip his cap to the crowd for the ninth time in a Major League Baseball All Star game. It was just the latest night to recognize one of the great modern day MLB careers, and more importantly, one of the most sensational comebacks from a catastrophic injury in … Read more

Astros Week – Injuries, All-Stars and Draft Picks

We’ve finally made it to the official halfway point of the season. We may technically be past the actual halfway point (81 games…duh), but the All-Star game is the clear delineation between the first and second half symbolically and here we are. The Astros have five all stars but only two (Framber Valdez and Kyle … Read more

Houston Astros cruise through Athletics 5-0 as Verlander scores MLB’s leading 12th win

HOUSTON, Texas — Justin Verlander struck out 10 in six sharp innings to post his MLB-leading 12th win and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 Saturday. Martín Maldonado hit a second-inning grand slam as the AL West-leading Astros bounced back after a 5-1 loss in the series opener Friday night. The A’s actually … Read more

Where do Verlander and Valdez Rank Among Astros Dynamic Pitching Duos?

Since becoming the gold standard for title contending baseball in the American League in 2017, one staple of the Houston Astros has always been the presence of at least two viable, minimally very good (but typically “ace” level) starting pitchers at the top of the rotation. They’ve come in many shapes and backgrounds — from … Read more