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Astros, Presley agree to 1-year deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros and outfielder Alex Presley agreed to terms on a one-year contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration. No financial terms were disclosed by the team, but the Houston Chronicle reported it's worth $1 million. The 29-year-old hit .244 with six doubles, six home runs and 19 RBI over 89 games in his first year with the franchise. Presley...

Astros acquire Conger from Angels

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for catcher Carlos Perez and pitcher Nick Tropeano.Conger, a switch-hitter, batted .221 with four homers and 25 RBI in 80 games for the Angels this past season. The AL West champs went 42-28 in his 70 starts behind the plate.In 251 career games with the Angels, Conger hit...

Astros P McHugh named AL Rookie of the Month

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Astros starter Collin McHugh was tabbed the American League Rookie of the Month for September.McHugh capped his first full season in the majors by going 4-0 with a 1.59 earned run average over 28 1/3 innings pitched in four starts. He limited batters to a .150 average and ranked sixth in strikeouts-per-nine-innings (7.94).The 27-year-old Chicagoland...

Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager, picking the 40-year-old former major-league catcher from a list of 10 candidates interviewed to replace Bo Porter.Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said during a news conference Monday that Hinch's experience at different levels of the game made him a good choice to lead a team stacked with young...

MLB Matchup -- Houston at New York Mets

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
MLB Matchup -- Houston at New York MetsHouston Astros (70-91) at New York Mets (78-83)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Houston 3, New York 1Game Two: New York 2, Houston 1Game Three: Sunday, September 28th, 1:10 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Tied 1-1 (0-0 at Hou; 1-1 at NY)2013: None2012: Houston 4-2 (3-0 at Hou; 1-2 at NY)2011: Tied 3-3 (Hou 1-2 at Home; 2-1 at NY)2010: New York 4-3 (2-2...

MLB Matchup -- Houston at New York Mets

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
MLB Matchup -- Houston at New York MetsHouston Astros (70-90) at New York Mets (77-83)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Houston 3, New York 1Game Two: Saturday, September 27th, 7:10 p.m.Game Three: Sunday, September 28th, 1:10 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Houston 1-0 (0-0 at Hou; 1-0 at NY)2013: None2012: Houston 4-2 (3-0 at Hou; 1-2 at NY)2011: Tied 3-3 (Hou 1-2 at Home; 2-1 at NY)2010:...

MLB Matchup -- Houston at New York Mets

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
MLB Matchup -- Houston at New York MetsHouston Astros (69-90) at New York Mets (77-82)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Friday, September 26th, 7:10 p.m.Game Two: Saturday, September 27th, 7:10 p.m.Game Three: Sunday, September 28th, 1:10 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: First meeting2013: None2012: Houston 4-2 (3-0 at Hou; 1-2 at NY)2011: Tied 3-3 (Hou 1-2 at Home; 2-1 at NY)2010: New York 4...

AL Matchup -- Houston at Texas

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
AL Matchup -- Houston at TexasHouston Astros (69-89) at Texas Rangers (64-93)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Texas 4, Houston 3Game Two: Texas 2, Houston 1Game Three: Wednesday, September 24th, 8:05 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Houston 11-7 (7-3 at Hou; 4-4 at Tex)2013: Texas 17-2 (9-1 at Hou; 8-1 at Tex)2012: Texas 5-1 (2-1 at Hou; 3-0 at Tex)2011: Texas 4-2 (2-1 at Hou; 2-1 at Tex)...

Recap: Texas vs. Houston

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Lisalverto Bonilla became the first Texas Rangers pitcher to win his first three major-league starts in a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.Bonilla (3-0) threw six shutout innings and was part of a starting lineup featuring seven rookies that finished off a three-game sweep of the Astros.Rookies Ryan Rua and Rougned Odor homered for the Rangers,...

Recap: Texas vs. Houston

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Chirinos homered and the Texas Rangers held off the Houston Astros, 2-1, in the middle test of a three-game set on Tuesday.Adrian Beltre and Jake Smolinski both had three hits and Daniel Robertson hit an RBI single for the Rangers, who have won 10 of their last 11 games.Nick Martinez (5-11) was solid over 6 2/3 innings, limiting Houston batters to five...