May 17, 2014, 11:38 AM EST
Released by the Mets earlier this week, veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth has found a new home with the Astros.
May 16, 2014, 9:10 PM EST
Astros manager Bo Porter says that Chad Qualls will be the club’s full-time closer going forward.
May 15, 2014, 6:30 AM EST
There is no word for “lose” in Masahiro Tanaka’s vocabulary. It’s not even a translation thing. There is no “lose” in his Japanese or his English. He’s just a giant bag of win and dominance and stuff.
May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EST
1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.
May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EST
He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.
May 9, 2014, 10:41 PM EST
We’ve heard it before, and we’ll certainly continue to hear it: Yu Darvish is working on a no-hitter.
May 9, 2014, 6:31 AM EST
Getting Shemped: That moment when you decide to stay up late and watch the Dodgers and found out you got stuck with a Josh Beckett start.
May 8, 2014, 4:05 PM EST
Day baseball, man. Day baseball.
May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EST
Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action
May 5, 2014, 7:41 PM EST
In the time it took to write this excerpt, Ike Davis just struck out looking twice.
May 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EST
Jesse Crain never pitched for the Rays after they acquired him from the White Sox in the middle of last season and he’s yet to pitch for the Astros after they signed him to a one-year deal this winter. And whenever he does debut for Houston it won’t be before May 29.
Apr 28, 2014, 8:15 PM EST
Lucas Harrell owns a 6.13 ERA dating back to the start of last season.
Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EST
Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.
Apr 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EST
Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made a heck of a throw to record the out at third base on the speedy George Springer.
Apr 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EST
At least a Pirates hitter is leading the majors in something.
Apr 25, 2014, 11:20 PM EST
The Astros reliever has another hurdle to climb before making his first MLB appearance since June 29, 2013.
Apr 25, 2014, 3:45 PM EST
This is just adorable.
Apr 25, 2014, 3:27 AM EST
…and this isn’t even about the five errors.
Apr 23, 2014, 12:16 PM EST
Jesse Crain hasn’t thrown a pitch in a game since June 29 and it doesn’t look like that will be changing any time soon.
Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EST
Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.
Apr 22, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
Baseball’s two brightest young stars pass like ships in the night.
Apr 21, 2014, 4:46 PM EST
The Astros’ ace is going on the shelf for a while.
Apr 20, 2014, 9:10 PM EST
Oh, nothing, just Dexter Fowler being coached by arguably the greatest hitter in baseball history.
Apr 19, 2014, 3:24 AM EST
Can’t someone please write these things down so we can all keep track?
Apr 18, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
Bo Porter does not mince words when a TOOTBLAN happens.
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