jose altuve

Baseball

The Astros Have Baseball’s New Murderers’ Row

The Houston Astros finally look like a juggernaut in the American League West, and pretty much all of them are hitting out of their minds right now.
Rian Watt
5.22.17
Baseball

How They Got Here: Can an AL West Frontrunner Finally Win a World Series?

The American League West features a tight three-way race at the top. Then...sadness.
Rian Watt
2.17.17
Baseball

The Greatest Swing in History, and the Worst Inning: Dave Brown's Unscientific MLB Power Rankings

This week, Ronald Torreyes Swings for the fences, Cleveland reaches for the history books, and Clayton Kershaw displays a rare sign of mortality.
Dave Brown
7.1.16
mlb

Jose Altuve's Little Changes Have Made a Big Difference

Going into this season, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve served as a curious example of what happens when you drop a deadball-era hitter into a 21st-century game. It worked, but this year Altuve has gotten even better.
Rian Watt
5.25.16
Baseball

The Houston Astros Are Suddenly Bad. Where Did Things Go Wrong?

The Astros were one out away from defeating the Royals. Now they are in last place, and their offseason looks like a disaster.
R.J. Anderson
5.16.16
Baseball

Last Week in Baseball: Small Sample Sizes and Flipping the Bird

In his weekly column, Dave Brown assesses Altuves, Harpers, Sad Braves, and Tyler Collins' middle finger.
Dave Brown
4.29.16
Baseball

The Houston Astros Have Turned Data into Winning Baseball

After three painful seasons, the Astros turned things around in 2015. Can they build on their modern approach this season?
Mike Vorkunov
3.21.16
summer

The Houston Astros Have Erased Their Summer From Hell

Last year, Houston's ambitious rebuilding project looked shaky and felt miserable. This year, thus far, they've been redeemed and rejuvenated. Funny how that works.
Miles Wray
7.19.15
masahiro tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka Cannot Believe He Gave Up This Home Run

Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Jose Altuve and could not believe it actually went out. His eyes nearly pop out of his head.
Sean Newell
6.27.15
Houston Astros

José Altuve: A Literal Hit Machine

The littlest 'Stro is having a great season and managing to accomplish the impossible: get people to pay attention in Houston.
W.M. Akers
7.31.14