7/26/2014 | McHugh to come off DL, start vs. Fish on Sunday
It looks good and feels good for Collin McHugh, so there was no reason to wait any longer. Astros manager Bo Porter announced Saturday that McHugh will come off the 15-day disabled list to start against the Marlins on Sunday. The fingernail on the middle finger of his right throwing hand pulled away from the skin and caused McHugh to go to the DL.
7/26/2014 | Marwin returns, will be careful with hamstring
One day after expressing his concern for playing through a sore hamstring, shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was back in the Astros' lineup Saturday.
7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists
The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
7/26/2014 | Cosart, Koehler trending in opposite directions
Astros starter Jarred Cosart needs a blank slate -- and Saturday's game against the Marlins at Minute Maid Park might provide the perfect backdrop for him. The 24-year-old has never faced the Marlins before. Across his last three starts, he has tossed 15 2/3 innings and yielded 14 earned runs for an 8.04 ERA in July. It's been a different story for Marlins starter Tom Koehler, who has made some progress since his three-inning outing on July 7 at Arizona, where he allowed seven earned runs.
7/25/2014 | Astros can't connect for Keuchel in loss to Marlins
For six innings Friday night, the defense saved Dallas Keuchel from trouble. In the seventh, the defense caused the problem. Three batters later, Jeff Mathis broke up Keuchel's shutout with a two-out, two-run double, deciding the pitchers' duel in the Astros' 2-0 loss to the Marlins at Minute Maid Park.
7/25/2014 | An elder statesman in Houston, Petit called up
It's not that Gregorio Petit is old. It's just that he's been in an Astros organization that's played the youngest lineup in the Majors this season. The Astros called up the 29-year-old on Friday to play in place of Marwin Gonzalez at shortstop.
7/25/2014 | Astros hope Appel's latest start sign of things to come
Mark Appel notched his second win for Class A Lancaster on Thursday night, much to the delight of Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow.
7/25/2014 | Players Association files grievance against Astros
The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against the Astros after the team did not sign left-hander Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in June's First-Year Player Draft.
7/25/2014 | Appel logs first quality start as pro in Class A win
Right-hander Mark Appel made the first quality start of his career Thursday and helped lead Class A Advanced Lancaster to a 5-2 victory against Stockton.
7/24/2014 | Keuchel seeks return to form as Astros host Marlins
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel looks to rediscover his dominant form when he faces the Marlins' Brad Hand in a battle of lefties for the opener of an Interleague series at Minute Maid Park on Friday.
7/24/2014 | Rubber game gets away from Feldman, Astros
Scott Feldman was pulled with one out in the sixth following a season-high 117 pitches, leaving with a pair of runners on base. Within a matter of minutes, the A's blew the game wide open with a Brandon Moss grand slam and cruised to a 13-1 win in the series finale.
7/24/2014 | Feeling's mutual: Astros holding on to Qualls
The Astros could be looking for some outfield help, considering they have three outfielders on the shelf, but one player who won't be moved is closer Chad Qualls, who has a 1.78 ERA and 11 saves this year. Qualls, who was drafted and developed by the Astros, wants to finish his career in Houston and be part of the team's turnaround.
7/24/2014 | Albers, Crain progressing slower than expected
The calendar is getting ready to flip to August, and with each growing day it's becoming less likely injured relievers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain will be able to make significant contributions to the team this year, if at all.
7/24/2014 | Astros keeping close eye on Marwin's hamstring
Astros manager Bo Porter admitted Thursday he was concerned about the sore right hamstring of starting shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, who was lifted in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 9-7 loss to the A's to rest the leg.
7/24/2014 | Astros taking it slow with Fowler's recovery
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler doesn't appear to be close to returning to action, and it's not a stretch to assume that he won't be available until after the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/24/2014 | Spirited rally not enough to overcome rocky start
The A's jumped on Brad Peacock for five runs in the second inning, capped by a three-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes -- the first of his two homers -- and built a seven-run lead before the Astros rallied for five of their own in the eighth inning of a 9-7 loss at O.co Coliseum.
7/24/2014 | Astros seek spark for finale vs. A's, Samardzija
If the Astros are going to top Jeff Samardzija and win the series Thursday afternoon against the first-place A's, they'll have to do it without rookie phenom George Springer. Houston turns to right-hander Scott Feldman in the series finale at O.co Coliseum.
7/23/2014 | A's win challenge, earning hit for Donaldson
A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged an out call at second base in the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Astros.
7/23/2014 | Krauss recalled, expected to start vs. right-handers
With rookie outfielder George Springer headed to the disabled list, infielder/outfielder Marc Krauss rejoined the club Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City and was plugged right into the lineup, hitting fourth while starting in left field.
7/23/2014 | Astros weighing McHugh, Oberholtzer for rotation
With right-hander Collin McHugh coming through his Minor League rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Oklahoma City with no problems and left-hander Brett Oberholtzer throwing seven strong innings in McHugh's place Tuesday in Oakland, one of them will get to start again for Houston on Sunday.
7/23/2014 | Springer placed on DL to rest left quad strain
The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left quad strain. Marc Krauss has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's spot on the roster.
7/23/2014 | Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions
It's been 15 years since Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with George Brett and Robin Yount. Ryan hasn't been back for an induction ceremony since. He's headed to Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. It is, he said, a trip long overdue.
7/23/2014 | A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros
A's manager Bob Melvin won a replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday to help keep the score tied at 2 before the Astros won it, 3-2, in the 12th inning.
7/23/2014 | Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown
Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at O.co Coliseum.
7/22/2014 | Peacock looks to rebound in matchup vs. A's
The A's and Astros continue their series on Wednesday, with Oakland's Jesse Chavez taking on Houston's Brad Peacock at O.co Coliseum.
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