Gallant's Random Thoughts: A Final Baseball WhineWe're almost to the end of the regular season road and beginning of the playoffs for the Astros. My whine: why did it have to talk so long?
Verlander Officially Introduced In Houston After TradeJustin Verlander only had about 30 minutes to decide whether to accept a trade the Astros. In the end, he figured that he couldn't pass up a chance to join the team with the American League's best record.
Astros Boost Rotation With Trade For VerlanderThe Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, just before the deadline for having players eligible for postseason play.
5 MLB Aces No One Saw Coming In 2017The 2017 MLB season has been dominated by offense, but that doesn't mean there haven't been great pitching performances. While the usual suspects like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale and Corey Kluber have all been unsurprisingly dominant, there have also been major breakouts from a number of young arms.
Cashner Shuts Down Astros; Napoli Homers In Rangers' 8-1 WinNapoli's homer off Dallas Keuchel (11-3) capped a six-run fourth inning for Texas, which has won two straight following a three-game skid.
Choo Paces Rangers' 12-2 Rout Of Astros In FloridaShin-Soo Choo homered and drove in four runs, backing the strong pitching of Martin Perez, ironically helping Texas move ahead of Tampa Bay in the AL wild-card standings while playing in the Rays' ballpark.
Altuve & Gurriel Win Player And Rookie Of The Month AwardsThe Houston Astros had two players awarded with Player of the Month awards on Wednsday. Secondbaseman Jose Altuve was named Player of the month and first baseman Yuli Gurriel named Rookie of the Month for July.
Cowlishaw Picks Altuve Over Springer and Correa for MVPMike and Landry talk about how awesome the Astros are with Tim Cowlishaw from the Dallas Morning News and ESPN's Around the Horn.
Hinch: Astros Being Conservative Bringing Back KeuchelMike and Landry talk with Astros Manager, A.J. Hinch. They discuss the team's success this season, the lack of national attention in the media, and get into his strategy in resting pitchers.
Coach Matt Deggs Runs his Team Like a FamilyBrett Dolan and Alex Del Barrio talk with Sam Houston State baseball coach Matt Deggs. They discuss the moments surrounding his passionate post-game speech that went viral, as well as his personal history.
Todd Kalas: Correa and Springer both MVP CandidatesAlex Del Barrio and Brett Dolan talk with Astros play-by-play announcer, Todd Kalas. They get his thoughts on the pitching rotation moving forward, as well as some All-Star snubs.
5 Best MLB Catches So Far This SeasonAn early look at the most impressive catches in baseball based on Catch Probability.