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Houston Texans News: June 18, 2018

ESPN Houston - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:00

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, June 18, 2018. Houston Texans News “The Rich Eisen Show”: O’Brien on Watson’s rehab – HoustonTexans.com See what Bill O’Brien told Rich Eisen about Deshaun Watson’s rehab. Watson on advancing his game, leadership, more – HoustonTexans.com What will he […]

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Series Preview #24: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

ESPN Houston - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:00

The Astros (48-25, 1st in AL West) continue their assault on the soft underbelly of the AL as they welcome the Rays (33-38, tied for 3rd in AL East) to Houston Recency Bias The Astros return home after setting Arlington, Oakland, and Kansas City on fire as they would sweep the 10 game road trip […]

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Tony Kemp: Too Legit to Quit.

ESPN Houston - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:00

Tony Kemp is a Big-Leaguer to Stay. “Step to the rhythm of a Sho-nuff winner (winner) I been Here before (yo!) I ain’t no beginner….I’m too legit to quit, I’m too legit to quit.” M. C. Hammer, singing about Tony Kemp Tony Kemp, Legit Major Leaguer Question. Who has the highest batting average on the […]

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Game Recap: Astros Sweep Road Trip. Come from Behind to Beat Royals 7-4.

ESPN Houston - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:38

Correa, Gattis, come up big again. Happy Father’s Day. And a Happy Father’s Day it was for all the fathers of the Astros, and the fathers of Astros fans, and their sons, and the mothers and daughters too for that matter. The Astros are on an 11 game winning streak, and they have just completed […]

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Astros Prospect Report: June 16th, 2018

ESPN Houston - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:00

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (41-27) won 6-1 (BOX SCORE) Thornton started for Fresno last night and was very good. He had a no-hit bid for 7.2 innings before allowing a single. He ended up going 8 shutout innings. A Tucker sac fly got the Grizzlies on the board in […]

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My Father’s Gift

ESPN Houston - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 04:00

How a day with my father shaped what would become a lifelong love for the Astros I didn’t know my father very well. When I was young my parents separated and my brother and I would live with our mother. During the early years my father lived in Houston and we would visit him once […]

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S.N.O.T. (6/16/2018)

ESPN Houston - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:32

Take off your pants and jacket. It’s S.N.O.T. time. I’m exhausted. I’m dried and dried. I’m going to lay in the sun and bake like some beans and read a book about some Australian child understanding his immediate reality and his father who tries to provide by gambling on galloping quadrupeds. I don’t know if […]

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Trevor Ariza seeks $50-60 million contract in free agency

ESPN Houston - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:39

Will the asking price be too much for the Rockets? Former TDS Contributor and current Rockets Wire journalist Kelly Iko has reported that Trevor Ariza will be seeking a 4-5 year contract worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $50-60 million. It is safe to say that Ariza, the longest-tenured Rocket except for James Harden, is […]

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Astros Prospect Report: June 15th, 2018

ESPN Houston - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 09:30

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (40-27) won 5-1 (BOX SCORE) Hauschild started for Fresno last night and was solid turning in five scoreless innings. Reed got the Grizzlies on the board with a solo HR in the 2nd inning, his 17th of the season. Fresno picked up another run in […]

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Brad Peacock is Still a Legend

ESPN Houston - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:30

Though he has flown under the radar, Brad Peacock has continued to be dependable and dominant at times for the Houston Astros If you followed last year when some us were at Astros Insider you may have noticed that about half of our 2017 content was Brad Peacock related. There was good reason for that, […]

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Game Recap: Regicide! Royal forces Routed In KC. Astros Prevail 7-3

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 22:11

Evan Gattis outdoes himself. Grand slam leads to Royal demise. Is it the Beard? Is it the hoodie? Is it the home run hugs? I don’t know what it is, but whatever it is, order me one of whatever it is he’s having. The week of the White Bear continues. Evan Gattis, MLB player of […]

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AJ Hoffman ready to throw hands with a big mouth listener

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:33

Even though AJ Hoffman’s MMA days may be behind him, he is not afraid to mix it up outside the octagon. Frequent listener “White Magic” called into The Blitz looking to share his dislike for AJ, but he may have started something that no one expected. Listen and find out exactly how far this conversation […]

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Deshaun Watson Interview: The Texans’ QB Talks To BRB

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:00

It’s hard to believe the Texans’ franchise quarterback is only 22 years old. Yesterday, thanks to Gatorade and the YMCA, we had the supreme privilege of interviewing Deshaun Watson when he visited the Houston Texans YMCA to educate kids about the importance of being hydrated. Although the fields were too wet from the rain to […]

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Bill O’Brien says many elements of the offense weren’t used last year

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:10

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien joins John Granato and Lance Zierlein on The Bench and talks about the approach and preparation he sees from QB Deshaun Watson, and how much other teams will adjust to Watson’s tendencies. O’Brien doesn’t believe they were able to use all the elements of the offense last year, and they […]

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Astros Prospect Report: June 14th, 2018

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:00

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (39-27) lost 4-1 (BOX SCORE) Sneed started for Fresno and started off the game well with 5 scoreless innings but then allowed 3 runs in the 6th. He ended up going 5.1 innings allowing the 3 runs. The Fresno offense struggled scoring just 1 run […]

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2018 Houston Texans Mandatory Minicamp: The Good And The Bad

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:00

Random thoughts from a Texans fan on the news that came out of the Texans’ mandatory minicamp. Now that Texans minicamp is in the rear view mirror, the next time we’ll have any on-field news won’t be until the team returns to The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for training camp next month. […]

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LeBron the Elephant

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:37

Let’s talk about the King. There’s an elephant in the room, and his name is LeBron James, let’s talk about the elephant. It’s no secret that LeBron might not be the happiest camper in Cleveland and that he might be looking elsewhere for a new home for the 2018-19 season. After leading the Cavaliers to […]

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What’s Fueling Evan Gattis’ Ridiculous Hot Streak?

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00

Evan Gattis has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball – how is this happening? It seemed like things were coming to a slow fizzle for El Oso Blanco just a couple of weaks ago. The bear had a paltry 54 wRC+ through May 6th, and it appeared that the Astros would have to […]

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Houston Texans News: June 15, 2018

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 15, 2018. Houston Texans News Texans sign LB McKinney to five-year, $50M deal – NFL.com B-Mac’s gonna be a Texan for a long time. Texans to open training camp July 26 – Houston Chronicle Mark your calendars! NFL […]

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Series Preview #23: Houston Astros @ Kansas City Royals

ESPN Houston - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00

The Astros (45-25, 1st in AL West) head to Kansas City for some inferior barbecue and a 3 game set against the Royals (22-46, 5th in AL Central) Recency Bias The Astros land in KC officially red hot after 8 wins in a row, starting with one over the M’s and then two loud sweeps […]

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