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Reviewing Tri-City's Dominant Pitching

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The Tri-City ValleyCats finished with a 51-25 in the New York Penn League, and much of that can be attributed to the ValleyCats solid pitching staff. Here's a look at how the ValleyCats rotation...

Reviewing Legends RHP Michael Foltynewicz

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Folty's impressive season led to him being named the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

Reviewing The Versatile Mike Kvasnicka

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Overall Kvasnicka had a down year but found his stride offensively mid-season. Here's a look back on his 2012 campaign.

Lexington Legends 2012 pitching review

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Looking back at the Legends 2012 pitching staff's results.

Was Nick Tropeano able to survive Lancaster?

Nicholas Tropeano was one of the most effective pitchers in the Astros system this year and posted a combined 3.02 ERA and 166 strikeouts and 47 walks in 158 combined innings between Lexington and...

Norris, Lopez team up to blank the Redbirds.

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Okay, sorry about the corny headline, but this type of performance was long overdue for Norris. Yes he has a history of success against the Cardinals, and he has also been dominating in his starts...

How well did Colton Cain perform with the Jethawks

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Here's a look at how Texas native Colton Cain performed with the Lancaster Jethawks this season. Cain was acquired in the mid-season Wandy Rodriguez trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Reviewing the Lancaster Pitching

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Lancaster was one of the toughest parks for pitchers in the minors. How did Astros farmhands do there this season?

Cardinals Blank Astros 5-0

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The Astros weren't able to get to much going off of Lance Lynn and Cardinals pitching tonight, that is until the ninth inning. Unfortunately by then the Cardinals already built a comfortable 5-0...

Reviewing Jonathan Singleton

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He may be the best prospect in Houston's upgraded farm system, but how did first baseman Jonathan Singleton do this season for Corpus Christi?

Reviewing Corpus Christi Reliever Kevin Chapman

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Another hard-throwing lefty reliever, Kevin Chapman might not have the hype or upside of Aroldis, but he had a pretty good season for Corpus Christi this year.

Corpus Christi Hooks Pitching Review

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Taking a look at the main pitchers this season for Corpus and how they did as a team.

Astros Minor League Review: Redhawks SP Jarred Cosart

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Today we wrap up TCB’s review of the Oklahoma City Redhawks, and perhaps appropriately end with starting pitcher Jarred Cosart who was the Astros highest ranked prospect to see time with the...

Astros Lose 5-1, Drop 2 Of 3 To The Cubs

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Let's start with the 8th inning of last night's game. The Astros just scored their first run of the game with two outs and also managed to load the bases for J.D. Martinez. Even though Martinez...

Reviewing the OKC Pitching Staff

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Yesterday Tim got TCB's review of the Oklahoma City Redhawks season started by taking a look at the Redhawks offense, and today we are going to keep that going by looking back over the Redhawks...

Astros Lose, Lose Series As Well

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The Astros dropped tonight's match with the Pirates 6-3, and lose two in a row to lose the series after taking game one. Despite the loss there were a few positives to take away from the game. The...

Astros Claim Brandon Laird From The Yankees

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Via MLBTradeRumors we find that the Astros claim Brandon Laird from the Yankees, which basically acts as an indirect trade for Steve Pearce. Laird, 24, has a .254 average for the Yankees AAA team this year.

Astros Claim Brandon Laird From The Yankees

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Via MLBTradeRumors we find that the Astros claim Brandon Laird from the Yankees, which basically acts as an indirect trade for Steve Pearce. Laird, 24, has a .254 average for the Yankees AAA team this year.

This Week In Astros Pitching: Starter's Edition

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The Astros had a pretty good week on the mound this past week minus Dallas Keuchel’s first inning against the Giants. Lucas Harrell, Fernando Abad, and Bud Norris all allowed just one earned run,...

Astros Drop Another One To The Giants 6-4

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Tonight's battle between the Astros and the Giants featured two flame throwing lefties in Dallas Keuchel and Barry Zito. The game just had all the undertones of turning out to be a good pitcher's...

This Week In Astros Pitching

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It's Friday once again, and like it or not it's time to take a look back on how our Astros fared on the mound this past week. With the off day on Monday and the fact that I was too lazy and too...

Minor League Spotlight: The Oklahoma City RedHawks

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With all the personel changes taking place in the Astros organization today seemed like a good day to shine the spotlight on the Astros interim mananger Tony DeFrancesco's previous team the...

Wainwright Shuts Out The Astros 7-0

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I've come to really enjoy Lucas Harrell's starts. The guy has been one of the two maybe three bright spots for this Astros team this year. He's progressed throughout the year and has a chance to...

A Look Back At The Previous Three Astros Mid-Season Firings

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With the dismissal of manager Brad Mills over the weekend, the previous four manager's for the Houston Astros now all have something in common. They were all relieved of their managerial posts...

Astros Drop 2 Out Of 3 To The Cubs, Lose 7-2

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The Astros further distanced themselves from the second worst team in the NL Central this week as they lost 2-3 games to the Cubs this week. As good and exciting as yesterday's win was with the...

This Week In Astros Pitching

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Another week is in the books, and it's that time of the week again to review this past week's pitching performances. All stats listed below are through Wednesday nights games, and do not include...

Astros Drop A Close One To The Nats 4-3

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Well, the Astros lost again tonight, and unfortunately that is something that we Astros fans are growing accustomed to. The good guys kept this one close until the end, but were unable to get the...

Astros Lose 13-4 To The Brewers

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Well, let's see here. Where should we start with the Astros afternoon game with the Brewers? Astros lose, badly, and unfortunately that's been a recurring theme lately in their recent play. I think...

Cougar's At The Ballpark Can't Change Astros Luck

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Bud Norris was on tonight on Houston Cougar's night at Minute Maid Park. He was especially good when compared to his last outing where he gave up nine earned runs in 4.1 innings. Hopefully Norris...

Harrell Great, Cordero Not So Much

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The big story of the night was that Wandy Rodriguez was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The trade has already been talked about here tonight so I won't go into detail about it, but I will say...

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