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2019 World Series: Umpire Sam Holbrook Takes Center Stage In Game 6

It's the top of the seventh inning in game six of the 2019 World Series  with the Washington Nationals leading the Houston Astros 3-2. Yan Gomes starts the inning off with a single. Trea Turner hits what amounts to a swinging bunt fielded by Brad Peacock who makes an offline throw to Yuli Gurriel seemingly putting runners on second and third with no outs. Sam Holbrook who was behind the
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Houston Astros: Dallas Keuchel is having an underrated 1st half

We are only about a month away from the All-Star game and there is one pitcher who is quietly having a dominating first half. Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros is having a very underrated 1st half. In 11 games, Dallas Keuchel is 9-0 with an era of 1.67. What makes Keuchel dangerous is that he is dominating both at the Minute Maid Park and on the road. When you

Bagwell, Raines, Pudge Join Hall of Fame

Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame class for 2017 has been announced, with Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez becoming the 317th, 318th and 319th people to join those already at Cooperstown. The three position players each finished with at least 75 percent of the vote, Bagwell leading the way with 86.2%. Trevor Hoffman and Vladamir Guerrero are among the two biggest names not to get into the
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Down The Stretch: AL Playoff Predictions

Fast forward a month from August and that 4-game series with the Astros in Arlington were monumental for the Rangers. Not only did the Rangers sweep the Astros but they beat them differently in all 4 games and didn’t look back. Now here we sit in late September and the Rangers hold a 2.5 game lead over their counterparts in Houston with 7 to go (Detroit & LA Angels). Going
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Mike Fiers: Houston! We Have No-No Problems!

So, the Astros throw their first no-no in over a decade, and their first solo no-no since the late Darryl Kile in 1993. Of course the Dodgers have been no-hit by the Astros before, on September 26, 1981 when Nolan Ryan threw his 5th career no hitter. So why is that significant to the Dodgers? Well the struggling team from Los Angeles hopes a lot. You see when Nolan threw
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2015 MLB Trading Deadline: Winners and Losers

The 2015 MLB trade deadline as come and gone, and there was a whirlwind of movement made. Over the course of the last few weeks, leading up to and including the deadline date of July 31, there were a total of 43 trades made, with 29 of the 30 teams included (only the Diamondbacks were asleep at the wheel, I mean, didn't register a deal). Some of the biggest names
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MLB: Why Astros OF/DH Evan Gattis Is Baseball’s Most Ferocious Hitter

It's not likely many foresaw Evan Gattis hitting 50-plus RBI's at the All-Star break. It's also wasn't plausible that the Astros would be fighting for first place in the A.L. West. Yet, somehow both have happened, and as a result, Gattis has turned himself into one of baseball's premier power hitters. The path Evan Gattis took to the major leagues is well documented, however what he is accomplishing this season
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MLB: Despite Limited Action, SS Carlos Correa Is AL’s Best

Is Carlos Correa the best shortstop in the American League? That's a question many baseball fans have been pondering for the last few weeks. And while there is no definitive answer, there is certainly a case to be made. Correa wasn't considered the top prospect in baseball for nothing. He brings a unique skill set to a successful AL-best 49-win Houston Astros team. So far, he has shown a true
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Houston Astros: Meet Dallas Keuchel, Baseball’s Newest Ace

The Houston Astros are led by a core of young talent that has sent the team to the top of the AL West standings. Although, no player might be more integral to the team's success than starting pitcher, Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel was selected by the Houston Astros in the seventh-round of the 2009 MLB Entry Draft after a successful college career at the University of Arkansas. He spent a majority
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MLB: Houston, You Have A Baseball Team!

HOUSTON – Going from worst to first is not a novelty unheard of, but thanks to their 18-9 start, the Houston Astros are beginning to turn heads around baseball. One year after finishing with 92 losses in their first year in the junior circuit, Houston currently sits nine games over .500, and atop the American League West thanks to a young and very talented lineup led by the diminutive second