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Luke Gregerson pitched a clean ninth inning against the A's on Sunday, notching his fourth save of the season.

The Astros scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning on an Evan Gattis double and Gregerson made sure that his teammates' comeback efforts were not in vain, nailing down the save to secure a 7-6 win. It was a nice rebound, as it comes just two days after Gregerson blew a 10th inning opportunity. He's now 4-for-5 in save opportunities and sports an even 2.00 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over nine innings.
Apr 26 - 7:55 PM

Adam Wojciechowki allowed five runs in four innings during Sunday's win over the A's.

Wojciechowski did not factor into the decision. He surrendered two runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth while striking out four and walking two. This was the right-hander's second start since being recalled from Triple-A to replace an injured Brad Peacock (hip). In those two starts, he's allowed nine runs in eight innings. He'll get the Mariners at home in his next outing.
Apr 26 - 7:38 PM

Astros prospect Colin Moran went 5-for-8 Saturday with eight RBI in a doubleheader for Double-A Corpus Christi.

That RBI total represents more than half of Moran's season output. Moran has raised his average from .180 to .254 over the last three games. This marks Moran's second year in Double-A after hitting .304 in 28 games for Corpus Christi in 2014. The 22-year-old and former first-round draft pick is still looking for his first home run of the season.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 26 - 5:36 PM

Astros prospect Carlos Correa had a productive night Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and a stolen base for Double-A Corpus Christi in the second game of a doubleheader.

Correa rebounded nicely after going hitless in the first game of the doubleheader. The 20-year-old has quietly been one of the best hitters in Double-A this season, ranking fifth in the Texas League in batting average (.356) and second in RBI (16). It's only a matter of time before he gets called up to Triple-A Fresno.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 26 - 4:05 PM

Astros prospect Chris Devenski tossed 6 1/3 no-hit innings Saturday for Double-A Corpus Christi.

The 24-year-old was removed after 87 pitches. Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro broke up the no-hit bid shortly after. The Cal-State Fullerton alum hasn't allowed a run yet this season and has limited opponents to a .113 average in 57 plate appearances. Devenski's eight strikeouts Saturday were a season-high.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 26 - 3:20 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) could begin a rehab assignment this week.

He'll either be assigned to a minor league affiliate or appear in another extended spring training game. The left-hander tossed three innings in extended spring on Saturday. Oberholtzer needs to be stretched out a bit, but his blister is healed and he's tracking toward an early- to mid-May return to the Astros' rotation.
Apr 26 - 10:06 AM

Jake Marisnick (quad) is expected to sit out again on Sunday.

Marisnick is dealing with some soreness in his right quad area. He was able to do some running prior to Saturday's game with no issues, but the Astros are expected to rest him one more day. "Jake, we’ll well monitor him day to day," manager A.J. Hinch said. "He’s available but I’m going to try not to use him unless I have to. He’s bouncing around fine. I’m hopeful for (Sunday), but if it’s not (Sunday) and he needs another day we’re going to still be cautious with him."
Apr 26 - 10:02 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Saturday in the Astros' 9-3 rout of the A's.

Altuve hit his three-run shot off A's starter Kendall Graveman in the top of the second inning. He also singled in the top of the first but was caught stealing second base. The diminutive 24-year-old is batting .315/.367/.425 with two home runs and five steals in 17 games this season for the Astros, who are off to a 10-7 start.
Apr 25 - 7:30 PM

Scott Feldman limited the A's to three runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday to earn his second win.

Feldman was flirting with a shutout until the bottom of the seventh, when the Oakland offense generated all three of its runs in the 9-3 loss. Feldman allowed only five total hits and struck out six. He'll carry a 2-2 record, 4.81 ERA, and 1.19 WHIP into his next start at home against the Mariners.
Apr 25 - 7:26 PM

Evan Gattis is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be a routine day off for Gattis, which is somewhat odd timing after his two-hit effort on Friday night. Expect him to return on Sunday.
Apr 25 - 1:48 PM

Robbie Grossman delivered a two-run single in the top of the 11th to help the Astros beat the A's 5-4 on Friday.

This one was completely scoreless for nine innings before the Astros and A's both came through with two runs in the 10th. Grossman's single through the left side of the infield in the 11th made him the hero when he could have easily been a goat; he was swinging at a 3-0 pitch from a pitcher in Eric O'Flaherty who had walked the first two guys he faced and whose only out came on a sac bunt. Plus, Jose Altuve was on deck. Grossman, though, found the hole and knocked in both runners, raising his average from .148 to .179. Fortunately, the Astros went on to add one more run from there, because the A's again came back with two runs, leaving them just a bit short.
Apr 25 - 2:09 AM

Dallas Keuchel was denied a victory after throwing nine scoreless innings Frida against the A's.

The game was still scoreless when the Astros finally came through with two in the top of the 10th. That would have put Keuchel in line for the victory, but Luke Gregerson couldn't nail down the save. Keuchel has given up runs in just one of four starts to date and is sporting a 0.64 ERA. So, maybe he's a little over his head, but he should remain a solid mixed-league starter all year long.
Apr 25 - 2:04 AM

Luke Gregerson blew his first save Friday after giving up two runs in the 10th against the A's.

Gregerson came in after the Astros scored twice in the top of the inning, but he faltered for the first time this year. Part of the blame goes to Jose Altuve, who should have had Stephen Vogt at first for the final out of the game, except he made a high underhand toss of the wet ball, giving Vogt time to race down the line and beat it out. The two runs Gregerson allowed were the first he's given up this season.
Apr 25 - 2:02 AM

Chad Qualls retired the only batter he faced Friday to pick up his second save against the A's.

Qualls was the third pitcher of the 11th, getting Brett Lawrie to fly out to center to end the game with the tying run on second. It's Qualls' second save in four days, but the Astros won't be replacing Luke Gregerson anytime soon.
Apr 25 - 2:00 AM

Jake Marisnick was scratched from the Astros starting lineup on Friday due to right leg discomfort.

Marisnick will also sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. The young outfielder felt something while running the bases in Wednesday's contest. Robbie Grossman is getting the start in his place on Friday and batting ninth against the Athletics.
Apr 24 - 8:21 PM


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