HOUSTON ASTROS

The Houston Astros claim Raul Valdes off waivers

The Astros have claimed 35-year old lefty reliever Raul Valdes off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.  Valdes pitched in 17 games (1 start) for the Phillies in 2013 and he was 1-1 with a 7.46 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  Valdes has now pitched in 95 games (3 starts) in his first four years in [...]

October 3, 2013 4:59 am read more

Jose Altuve has been solid for the Houston Astros again in 2013

23-year old righty swinging 2B Jose Altuve had another solid year in 2013 for the Astros.  He has played in 149 games for the Astros so far this year and he is 175 of 614 (.285 avg, .683 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 5 homers, 52 RBIs and 35 stolen bases.  Altuve is leading the [...]

September 26, 2013 6:02 pm read more

Brad Peacock is finishing strongly for the Houston Astros in 2013

25-year old righty starting pitcher Brad Peacock was a big part of the return (along with Chris Carter) in the Jed Lowrie deal with the A’s over the winter.  Peacock came into the 2013 season as the A’s #4 prospect according to Baseball America.  Peacock has pitched in 17 games (13 starts) for the Astros [...]

September 22, 2013 2:23 pm read more

The Houston Astros place Jason Castro on the D.L.

The Astros have placed 26-year old lefty swinging catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list, ending his season due to a cyst on his right knee.  Castro played in 120 games for the Astros in 2013 and he was 120 of 435 (.276 avg, .835 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 18 homers, 56 RBIs [...]

September 17, 2013 10:56 pm read more

Matt Dominguez is in a good groove at the plate right now for the Houston Astros

24-year old righty swinging 3B Matt Dominguez has been hitting well lately for the Astros.  Since July 1st, he has played in 63 games for the Astros in which he is 57 of 223 (.256 avg) with 27 runs scored, 9 homers and 31 RBIs.  Dominguez has now played in 141 games for the Astros [...]

September 17, 2013 10:30 pm read more

Chris Carter has been a thumper for the Houston Astros in 2013

26-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Chris Carter has been a big time power hitter for the Astros in 2013, but he has a lot of holes in his swing.  Carter has played in 131 games for the Astros so far this year and he is 97 of 446 (.217 avg, .764 OPS) with 57 runs [...]

September 10, 2013 9:53 pm read more

HOUSTON ROCKETS

The Houston Rockets have pretty good depth at small forward for 2013-14

The Houston Rockets have solid depth at small forward for 2013-14.  It all starts with 24-year old Chandler Parsons.  He played in 76 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 36.3 minutes, 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  He has now played in 139 games (133 [...]

September 28, 2013 1:58 pm read more

James Harden is a rising force for the Houston Rockets

24-year old shooting guard James Harden is a rising force for the Rockets.  He played in 78 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 38.3 minutes, 25.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.  Harden has now played in 298 games (85 starts) in his first four years [...]

September 18, 2013 1:00 am read more

The Houston Rockets are in decent shape at point guard for 2013-14

25-year old Jeremy Lin is going to be the starting point guard in 2013-14 for the Rockets and he is a solid player.  Lin played in 82 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 32.2 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game.  Lin has now played [...]

September 8, 2013 11:38 am read more

The Houston Rockets sign Ronnie Brewer

The Rockets have signed 28-year old SG/SF Ronnie Brewer to a 2-year deal.  Brewer played in 60 games (34 starts) for the Knicks and Thunder last year and he averaged 14.2 minutes, 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.  He only shot 35.4% from the floor, 30.3% from three point range and 41% [...]

August 20, 2013 12:09 pm read more

The Houston Rockets sign PF/C Marcus Camby

The Rockets have signed 39-year old PF/C Marcus Camby to a 1-year deal.  Camby played in 24 games (4 starts) with the Knicks last year and he averaged 10.4 minutes, 1.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  Camby has now played in 973 games (786 starts) in his first 17 years in the [...]

July 28, 2013 8:33 pm read more

The Houston Rockets waive James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht

The Rockets have waived 24-year old SG/SF James Anderson and 24-year old center Tim Ohlbrecht.  Anderson played in 29 games (2 starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 10.6 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  He has now played in 116 games (6 starts) in his first three years [...]

July 14, 2013 12:01 am read more

HOUSTON TEXANS

Seattle Seahawks 23, Houston Texans 20 in O.T.

The Texans were up 20-3 at the half and 20-6 heading into the fourth quarter today and then the roof caved in.  Matt Schaub threw a pick six (58 yarder to CB Richard Sherman) to tie this game at 20 with only 2:40 left in the 4th quarter.  Then, kicker Steven Hauschka nailed a 45-yard [...]

September 30, 2013 3:23 am read more

Houston Texans (2-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (3-0)

The Houston Texans killed themselves last week in Baltimore in a 30-9 loss.  They hope to get things back on the right track against a Seahawks’ teams that struggles on the road.  The Seahawks struggled in their only road game this year before downing the Panthers 12-7.  Here is a look at the matchups in [...]

September 26, 2013 11:22 pm read more

Brian Cushing is making up for lost time for the Houston Texans in 2013

26-year old LB Brian Cushing only played in 5 games for the Texans last year and he had 30 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception and 2 passes defensed.  He is making up for lost time so far in 2013.  Cushing has played in 3 games for the Texans so [...]

September 25, 2013 9:05 pm read more

Baltimore Ravens 30, Houston Texans 9

The Houston Texans got whipped in Baltimore yesterday.  Matt Schaub was off his game as he completed 25 of 35 passes for 194 yards with 0 TD passes and 1 INT (it was returned 37 yards for a TD by Ravens’ LB Daryl Smith).  Arian Foster led the way on the ground for the Texans [...]

September 24, 2013 12:49 am read more

Houston Texans (2-0) vs. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)

The Texans have played two close games so far this year, but they are out-yarding their opponents by an average of 195 yards per game.  The Ravens won last week against the Browns, but they have been unimpressive for the most part this year.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When [...]

September 19, 2013 1:36 pm read more

Matt Schaub has been outstanding for the Houston Texans so far in 2013

32-year old QB Matt Schaub has been rock solid for the Texans so far this year.  The Texans have scored 61 points so far this year as the offense has really been purring.  Schaub has started both games at QB for the Texans so far this year and he has completed 60 of 93 passes [...]

September 18, 2013 7:30 pm read more