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  1. Jesse Crain won’t pitch for the Astros before May 29

    May 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    jesse crain getty

    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.

  2. Diamondbacks acquire Lucas Harrell from Astros

    Apr 28, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Lucas Harrell AP

    Lucas Harrell owns a 6.13 ERA dating back to the start of last season.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.

  4. Play of the Day: Josh Reddick nails George Springer at third base from right field

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made a heck of a throw to record the out at third base on the speedy George Springer.

  5. Starling Marte: leadoff-hitting strikeout machine

    Apr 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Starling Marte

    At least a Pirates hitter is leading the majors in something.

  6. Jesse Crain’s latest injury problem: bursitis in his right elbow

    Apr 25, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    jesse crain getty

    The Astros reliever has another hurdle to climb before making his first MLB appearance since June 29, 2013.

  7. Now the Astros are embarrassing themselves

    Apr 25, 2014, 3:27 AM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    …and this isn’t even about the five errors.

  8. Would-be Astros closer Jesse Crain still isn’t near a return

    Apr 23, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    jesse crain getty

    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.

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.

  10. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT

    Trout and Harper

    Baseball’s two brightest young stars pass like ships in the night.

  11. The Astros place Scott Feldman on the DL

    Apr 21, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Scott Feldman

    The Astros’ ace is going on the shelf for a while.

  12. Dexter Fowler has been getting help from Barry Bonds

    Apr 20, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Oh, nothing, just Dexter Fowler being coached by arguably the greatest hitter in baseball history.

  13. Unwritten rules lead to hard feelings in Astros-A’s game

    Apr 19, 2014, 3:24 AM EDT

    lowrie porter 2

    Can’t someone please write these things down so we can all keep track?

  14. Bo Porter to his blundering baserunner: “Do you think you’re invisible?”

    Apr 18, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Bo Porter

    Bo Porter does not mince words when a TOOTBLAN happens.

  15. VIDEO: George Springer’s first major league hit

    Apr 16, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    george springer getty

    Astros outfield prospect George Springer grounded out sharply to shortstop in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday night. In his second trip to the plate, he made it to first base …

  16. VIDEO: Jonathan Villar preserves Astros’ extra-innings lead with outstanding diving play

    Apr 13, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

    jonathan villar getty

    Watch as Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar flashes range and arm strength to keep his club on top of the Rangers in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night in Arlington, Texas …

  17. Scott Feldman blanks the Rangers days after the passing of his father

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Scott Feldman

    Scott Feldman dazzled in Friday’s start against the Rangers under tough circumstances.

  18. Reminder: almost every pitcher uses some sort of goo to enhance grip and/or doctor pitches

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:03 AM EDT

    pineda hand

    If your local talk radio host is frothing at the mouth over Michael Pineda today he is being willfully ignorant of baseball’s approach to doctored baseballs.

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    If a pitcher has a foreign substance on his hand and no one is there to complain about it, does it still raise a stink?

  20. Astros to place reliever Matt Albers on paternity leave list

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

    Matt Albers Getty

    The Astros will place reliever Matt Albers on the paternity leave list Tuesday.

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

    Kemp Ramirez

    Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.

  22. Dexter Fowler taken to hospital with stomach virus

    Apr 5, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

    Dexter Fowler AP

    Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler went to the hospital Friday due to a stomach bug.

  23. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

    A's celebration

    Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!

  24. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

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