You read that correctly! Our Houston Astros are exciting to watch again! The Astros are now 8-6 since May 11th and the team seems to be improving. Their offense, led by Jose Altuve and George Springer, has provided fans with great performances the last two weeks. Dallas Keuchel and the rest of the pitching staff has also done an excellent job and put the Astros in position to win on most nights. The team is still going to have rough games this season but lets hope this is the start of happier times in Houston. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
Triple-A Oklahoma City manager Tony DeFrancesco is scheduled to return to his club Tuesday after undergoing successful cancer treatments during the opening weeks of the season, the Astros announced Sunday.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Marc Krauss.
- Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) gives us his Astros player of the week.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Hisashi Iwakuma has given up four home runs this season. Three of them have been to the Houston Astros.
— Anthony Boyer (@AnthonyBoyerTCB) May 25, 2014
Donatas Motiejunas didn’t see much in the way of meaningful playing time during the opening two months of the season as fellow second-year forward Terrence Jones seized control of the Rockets’ starting power forward spot while Omri Casspi collected the majority of the reserve minutes, relegating D-Mo to little more than mop-up duty more often than not.
- Brett David Roberts (Space City Scoop) on NBA prospect Glenn Robinson III.
- Jake Lapin (Bleacher Report) on some under the radar free agents the Rockets should consider.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— Katherine Whaley (@KHOUKatherine) May 26, 2014
- Tania Ganguli (ESPN) recaps the Texans offseason.
Best move: Selecting Jadeveon Clowney first overall was the Texans’ best move this offseason. He’ll help the Texans’ pass rush, and they’ll use him in a hybrid fashion, beginning at outside linebacker, that will best suit his talents. It might take a few games for him to really get it — it took J.J. Watt until late in the 2011 season to truly feel comfortable — but when he does, the Texans’ defense will benefit.
- NFL Network (Texans.com) (Video) with the keys to Jadeveon Clowney’s growth.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) says Arian Foster is ready for the new Texans regime.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
And this goes down as the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen all day…. http://t.co/0hCdDUc1iH
— Chris Gordy (@ChrisGordy) May 26, 2014