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Houston Astros: Team encouraged that Gerrit Cole won't go on injured list MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reported that Cole played catch before the start of Friday's tilt, which is the first step in the road to making a return from such an injury. AJ Hinch hopes to have him back to start against the Detroit Tigers sometime during the series Monday through Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Podcast: Bilbos talks Jake Marisnick, the Angels, and the non-violence principle with OSIP Interview with organization, Outstanding Sportsmanship is Paramount, regarding the incident last month in which Jake Marisnick averted a brawl with the Angels in Anaheim.

Astros drop 13-inning marathon to Athletics for 4th loss in a row - Justin Verlander was vintage and, for the first time in forever, so was Roberto Osuna. Ryan Pressly and Héctor Rondón escaped exciting innings, too, stranding the go-ahead run at third base in the eighth and 12th. The Astros pitching staff operated as so many expect on a nightly basis.

Rogelio Armenteros to start Saturday's Astros-Athletics game - Rogelio Armenteros will start Saturday afternoon's game against the Athletics, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday. Armenteros was en route to California on Friday. A corresponding move will be required to clear a spot on Houston's 25-man roster. It will almost certainly be Cy Sneed, who was recalled from Class AAA Round Rock on Wednesday.

Verlander sets record, but Astros fall to A's in 13 One by one, Astros relievers tried to finish what Justin Verlander had started. Ryan Pressly, Roberto Osuna, Will Harris, Joe Smith and Hector Rondon put up zeros on the Coliseum scoreboard, handing the baton to the offense each time in hopes of a clutch hit somewhere.

Armenteros to be recalled for Saturday start Rookie right-hander Rogelio Armenteros will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to start Saturday's game against the A's at the Coliseum, Astros manager AJ Hinch said Friday.

Aaron Sanchez has no quick fix, but pitching for Astros affords him time to find groove He finished his Thursday start against the A's angry at himself, even though Houston still had an opportunity to win.

Astros bullpen is only real area of concern If the Astros want the best record in Major League Baseball, they can't afford to lose many games on days when both the Dodgers and Yankees lose. Thursday night the Dodgers and Yankees lost, and then the Astros lost at Oakland. So heading into the weekend the Astros trail both by two and a half games.

The One MLB Team That Could Threaten Inevitable Yankees-Astros Collision Course There are several points in every baseball season where it's time to take stock of the races-find out who's who and what's what in both the divisional and wild-card battles. Even with seven weeks to go until the playoffs, it's not too early to ask if the Indians' recent surge truly means they're World Series threats.

A's bullpen turns back the clock with dominant effort in win vs. Astros And absolutely dominate a game like we did today," Trivino said. "It's awesome. Baseball's not like that, unfortunately, so it's nice to have a good night like this. Lord willing, it continues." Trivino was especially impressive, extending himself for three innings and 41 pitches.

Astros: Rogelio Armenteros takes Gerrit Cole's turn in the rotation The Astros have called up Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock to make the start in place of Gerrit Cole while he nurses a sore right hamstring. Gerrit Cole,…

2019 Astros: Great expectations Astro fans are struggling with something this season they never had five seasons ago. Great expectations. Back in 2014, the team took a toddling step out of the darkness of three straight 100+ loss season, including the depths of Hell 51-111 record in 2013.

Astros Crawfish Potluck: August 17th, 2019 Start your weekend by telling us the best Astros links around.

Astros Minor League Recap: August 16th Astros Minor League Recap: August 16th, 2019. Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. Note: Tucker is hitting.378 with 13 RBI over his last 10 games. Today's starters according to MiLB.com:. RR: Brandon Bielak - 6:05 PM CT.

Takeaways: A’s rising to occasion in crucial stretch A’s have won two straight vs. Houston Astros for the first time this season, and have the New York Yankees next week.

Astros lose to A's in bottom of 13th, 3-2 Tonight, the Astros' already exhausted bullpen endured until the 13th inning, when recent call-up Cy Sneed allowed Robbie Grossman to hit a walk-off single, scoring Corban Joseph, who led off the inning with a single.

Astros Triple-A Notes: Toro, Mayfield, Straw Astros minor league infielder Abraham Toro has only played 11 games at Triple-A Round Rock so far, but he's already looked like he's mastered this level of the game. He hit.306/.393/.513 at Double-A Corpus Christi this season and has seen those numbers skyrocket since being called up.

Grossman's 1st walk-off wins it for the A's 3-2 Photo credit: @Athletics. By Lewis Rubman. In 13 innings Houston: 2 - 9 - 0 - 12 LOB Oakland: 3 - 8 - 2 - 6 LOB. OAKLAND, Calif.

Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros - 8/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Houston Astros - 8/17/19 MLB.

Game Thread 124, Aug. 16th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs. A's Justin Verlander comes to save the day. Join the discussion.

Reid Ryan Enters Express HOF The Round Rock Express inducted Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan into their Hall of Fame prior to tonight's 7:05 p.m. game vs Oklahoma City at Dell Diamond. Ryan became the sixth member of the Round Rock Express Hall of Fame and the first executive to be inducted.

Astros injury report: Update on Gerrit Cole - Gerrit Cole played catch on Friday for the first time since he was scratched from a start on Tuesday with right hamstring discomfort. Cole reported no ill effects after throwing. He will likely play catch again this weekend in Oakland before progressing to an "extensive" bullpen session when the Astros return home.

Brad Peacock nearing Astros return - After pitching a scoreless inning on Thursday for Class AAA Round Rock, Brad Peacock appears ready for imminent activation to the major league roster. Peacock reported back to Round Rock on Friday to play catch and assure he felt fine after the 16-pitch effort on Thursday.

Houston Astros: Carlos Correa rewrites the history books yet again Correa called his Dad to tell him about as well. I remember the pitch as well - Mike Fiers was trying to work Correa down but had been unsuccessful as the count was already down 3-1. Fiers kept going to his two-seamer and it wasn't yielding great results.

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