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Injuries Mounting For Astros

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For the first half of the year, it was the pitching staff.

Now it’s the hitters’ turn.

The Astros roster has taken a hit lately, as a rash of ill-timed injuries has felled a number of key cogs in the Houston offense. The onslaught started last week, when 22-year-old shortstop wunderkind Carlos Correa ripped through a ligament in his left thumb while taking a mighty swing. Correa’s expected to miss six to eight weeks. It’s a tough blow, but we wrote at the time that the Astros were well-positioned to cover their star’s extended absence.

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Arms Race

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With just over a week to go until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, a growing consensus is emerging: The best team in baseball will get even better. Sources around the industry are buzzing with reports that the Houston Astros are aggressively pursuing pitching upgrades.

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Could Correa Injury Prompt Astros To Add Bat?

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The Houston Astros were dealt a grievous blow this week, as MVP candidate Carlos Correa hit the disabled list after tearing a ligament in his left thumb. Keen readers may remember that Correa injured the same thumb sliding into home on a close play in Atlanta earlier this month. The Astros had hoped that simple rest could cure the problem; now they’ll be without Correa’s superstar services for six to eight weeks.

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Who Will The Astros Add At The Trade Deadline?

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Welcome to the second half of baseball. The All-Star Game has come and gone (the AL won on a thrilling home run by Seattle’s Robinson Cano), and teams across the league have their sights set on the July 31 trade deadline as they look to upgrade their units for a postseason run or sell off stars in return for minor league talent.

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Nineteen, Sixty

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The first half of the 2017 baseball season is in the books – and it was one for the books. In splitting a four-game seesaw series against the Blue Jays in Toronto, the Houston Astros secured their sixtieth win of the first half. Only five other teams in the Wild Card era have matched that accomplishment.

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Houston Completes Two-Game Sweep In Atlanta

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The Houston Astros would like to request a scheduling change from Major League Baseball: They’d like to stay in Atlanta a while longer. And after their offense exploded for 26 runs in two games at the newly-opened SunTrust Park, who can blame them?

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Astros Deliver Message, Send Yankees Packing

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The vaunted New York Yankees – second place in the strong AL East – rolled into Houston on Friday to do battle with the powerhouse Houston Astros. The matchup had all the makings of a classic clash of the Titans. The Astros have rolled over their competition all year; the Yankees have rode their youthful talent to an expectations-shattering season.

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By George!

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By most measures, the Houston Astros have the best offense in baseball. They slug balls over the fence like no one else, they work counts and draw walks, and they’ve made a habit of not striking out. There’s no such thing as an easy out in this lineup, and that starts at the top – leadoff man George Springer is in the midst of a career year.

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