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Scott Feldman was magnificent on Thursday, holding the Indians to one run over eight innings, but took a no-decision as the Astros were felled in 13 innings.

The Indians couldn't get anything going against Feldman, who yielded the one run in the ninth inning after allowing a lead-off ground-rule double to Michael Bourn. Bourn later came around to score when Chad Qualls allowed an RBI single to Carlos Santana. Feldman yielded only four hits and a walk while striking out two batters. The right-hander has a 3.82 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 101/46 K/BB ratio. He'll look to hit the win column for the first time in September when he takes the hill on the road against the Rangers on Tuesday.
Sep 19 - 12:52 AM

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single, accounting for the Astros' only run in Thursday's 13-inning loss to the Indians.

Marisnick put the Astros on the board with his fourth-inning RBI single, but it was all his club would muster on the offensive side. The 23-year-old has plenty of potential, but he has struggled since joining the Astros, hitting just .266/.300/.324 in 152 plate appearances.
Sep 19 - 12:47 AM

Brett Oberholtzer was effective in a losing cause Wednesday, allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Oberholtzer gave up seven hits, walked none and struck out three. It was his 13th quality start in 23 tries this year, but he's 5-12 with a 4.39 ERA overall. Ideally, he'll enter next year as the Astros' sixth or seventh starter.
Sep 17 - 10:39 PM

Brad Peacock (back) will rejoin the Astros' rotation on Friday against the Mariners.

Peacock had Monday's scheduled outing pushed back due to lower back tightness, but he's recovered nicely since then, throwing a successful bullpen session Tuesday. "I felt really good actually," Peacock said. "I let it go and it felt good, so they’re putting me in on Friday." Peacock holds a 2.90 ERA with 29 strikeouts over 31 innings across his last six starts. He's worth using in AL-only formats.
Sep 17 - 10:15 AM

Robbie Grossman went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Grossman fell victim to Indians starter Corey Kluber for three of the four strikeouts, and he wasn't alone -- the Klubot fanned 14 Astros batters in the game. Closer Cody Allen did the honors in the ninth. He also worked a walk in the game, a good portrait of Grossman as a hitter -- he has 96 strikeouts in 322 at-bats, but Grossman also owns an on-base percentage 105 points higher than his batting average.
Sep 16 - 11:48 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

The line was fairly standard for the diminutive second baseman, but it was noteworthy for the fact that Altuve passed Craig Biggio for the Astros' record for hits in a single season. He's got 211 for the season, and the Astros still have a week and a half for Altuve to pad his lead. The 24-year-old is batting a ridiculous .343/.379/.456 for the year.
Sep 16 - 11:42 PM

Nick Tropeano allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings in a loss to the Indians Tuesday.

Tropeano was largely good, giving up just four singles while walking two, and the deciding run actually scored after he'd left the game. The right-hander also struck out four in the loss. He's now turned in two starts of five innings and two runs allowed, going 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA. Tropeano pitched a lot in the minors before being recalled, so it's unclear how much longer the Astros will trot him out before shutting him down for the year and looking toward 2015.
Sep 16 - 11:35 PM

George Springer (quad) is done for the year.

Springer has not made enough progress from his quad strain and the Astros don't want him to push it too hard. The 24-year-old outfielder wound up posting an .804 OPS, 20 home runs, 51 RBI, and five stolen bases over his first 78 games at the major league level. He should be a fantasy monster in 2015.
Sep 16 - 5:14 PM

Chad Qualls notched a save Monday in his first appearance since Sept. 6, pitching a scoreless ninth in the Astros' 3-1 win over the Indians.

The Astros went right back to Qualls in the closer's role tonight, and he retired three of the four batters he faced in his return from a hip problem. Since he needed just 10 pitches, he could get the call again in a save chance on Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 11:41 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against the Indians on Monday.

Altuve has delivered five straight multihit games to push his average back up to .342. He was caught stealing tonight for the eighth time this season. Altuve was 41-for-44 stealing bases in the first half, but he's a much more modest 11-for-16 since.
Sep 15 - 11:37 PM

Collin McHugh left Monday's start versus the Indians with a bruised left forearm.

McHugh took a comebacker off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall to force his exit. He was in the midst of another excellent outing, yielding just one unearned run on five hits and no walks while striking out seven. The Astros expect McHugh to be ready for his next start.
Sep 15 - 10:45 PM

Chad Qualls (hip) is available to pitch Monday.

Qualls hasn't pitched since September 6 due to an issue with his right hip. It's unlikely that the Astros will trust him with save chances right away, so hang on to Josh Fields and Tony Sipp in fantasy leagues.
Sep 15 - 5:21 PM

Asher Wojciechowski is planning to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

The 25-year-old right-hander lost a ton of time this season to lat and forearm issues, so he wants the extra work. Wojciechowski, the 41st overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, owns a 3.75 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 7.1 K/9 in 515 1/3 career minor league innings. He'll hope to compete for a rotation spot next spring in Astros camp.
Sep 15 - 11:50 AM

Gregorio Petit went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI as the Astros bested the Angels 6-1 Sunday.

Petit hit a three-run shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago in the second inning, just his second major league home run. He also doubled and scored in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old is hitting .275/.296/.449 in 26 games since being promoted in late July.
Sep 14 - 9:16 PM

Jake Marisnick went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base against the Angels Sunday.

Marisnick had three singles on the afternoon, coming through with an RBI single in the sixth inning. The stolen base was his ninth of the season in 11 attempts. Marisnick is hitting .264 since joining the Astros and is batting .237/.274/.282 overall this year.
Sep 14 - 9:11 PM


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