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TCB Astros Blue Stars of the Week: Sept 17-23

A look at the top defensive plays of the week that was

After the Correa-fest of Blue Stars last week, it looks like a few other Astros are going to get into the act this week.  There were not a ton of plays to choose from, but they are all still pretty awesome.  Maybe watching this greatness will take the sting out of a couple of back-to-back losses.

Correa Makes A Great Jump To Rob A Hit - v. OAK 9/19/2015

Smolinski flaired a ball into short left field that probably should have dropped in for a bloop single.  Not with Carlos Correa on the job.  He sprinted after the ball and almost overran it, leaping at the last second and reaching behind him to make the snag.

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Astros Nail Burns Trying For A Triple - v. OAK 9/19/2015

Billy Burns drove a ball off the bullpen wall in left center field.  Colby Rasmus had a bit of trouble picking it up, but once he did he made a great throw to the cutoff man Correa.  Correa made a great exchange, and an even better throw to Jed Lowrie at third.  Lowrie swiped the tag, catching Burns on his fingers just before he reached the bag to end the inning.

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Lowrie Snags Line Drive - v. OAK 9/20/2015

Billy Butler makes two appearances this week.  He was robbed by the Astros D twice in the same game.  The first one was in the fourth inning.  Butler ripped a ball down the line, and Jed Lowrie saved a 2-out double with a great grab.

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Springer Makes A Diving Catch - v. OAK 9/20/2015

Later in the seventh inning, Butler hit a line drive to right field.  George Springer got a great jump to come in and make the diving catch on the quickly sinking ball.  It seems like it has been forever since I have seen him do that, and it has been missed.

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Castro Cuts Down Aybar At Third After Wild Pitch - v. LAA 9/21/2015

With Aybar on first base, Dallas Keuchel threw a ball in the dirt that got away from Jason Castro.  Aybar headed for second as Castro casually sauntered back toward the Angels dugout to get the ball.  Maybe his leg was stiff.  Or maybe he was trying to lure Aybar to go to third.  Aybar took the bait, and Castro nailed him with a strong throw to erase the leadoff runner.

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