Jeff Luhnow: Nori Aoki A High Contact, High On-Base Guy"(He) sprays the ball, and really gets on-base, and runs well, seems to be a very complementary piece being left-handed and a contract guy to our righted-heavy power lineup," Luhnow said.
Three Astros Finalists For Gold Glove AwardsLeft-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel, left fielder Colby Rasmus and right fielder George Springer have been named finalists for American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards it was announced on Thursday.
Colby Rasmus Lifts Team To A 3-1 Win"You sort of expect the unexpected from him," Manager A.J. Hinch said of Colby Rasmus's game
Colby Rasmus Back For The Astros Stretch Run"He's a big addition for us we've seen when he gets hot, he can get white-hot and be a tremendous influence in our run scoring," A.J. Hinch said of Colby Rasmus.
Colby Rasmus Heading To The 15-Day With Cyst In His Right EarColby Rasmus had been dealing with ear problems for a while now.
Colby Rasmus Had Been Slowed By Problems With His Ear"While it was big and infected and everything was going on with it, it hindered me a little bit, and got me feeling bad," Colby Rasmus said of his ear.
In Danger Of Being Swept, Lance McCullers Powers Team To Win Over YankeesLance McCullers strikes out 10 Yankees and the Astros win 4-1
Astros Use Colby's Jack, Reed's Smash To Earn Series Win Over SeattleThe Astros gave Seattle starter Taijuan Walker the Home Run Derby treatment, and Dallas Keuchel was again strong as Houston scored a series win against the Mariners with a 5-2 win.
Astros Not Able To Solve Indians Trevor Bauer In 4-0 LossAstros not able to get anything going against Indians Trevor Bauer, holding them to three hits over seven innings.
Red Sox Erase Rasmus's Game-Tying Home Run, Outlast Astros in 12 InningsFirst-inning trouble was too much for even Colby Rasmus' ninth-inning homer to overcome. The slugger tied the game with a #ColbyJack but Boston prevailed, 7-5, in 12 innings to snare a series win in Houston.
No-Name Players Are Sometimes Better Than Established Veterans In Fantasy BaseballWe are two weeks into the 2016 Major League Baseball season, and already there are veteran positions players struggling to hit their weight. There also are experienced pitchers that can't find the strike zone at all. What do you do with these guys on your fantasy roster? It depends on the player and the situation, but in most leagues, there are always better alternatives on the waiver wire. The tough part is to decide if the short-term move will be better than long-term patience.
Opening Night In Houston: McHugh's Shutout, Early Offense Pushes Astros Past Royals In Playoff RematchThe Astros, unlike in Game 4 last year, made sure this one wasn't close. A #ColbyJack, balanced offense and McHugh's sensational bounceback effort propelled Houston to an Opening Night romp in MInute Maid Park.