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The Astros and Trevor Bauer and Spin Rates and making sense of it all... - The Athletic

If you’re not on Twitter, yesterday afternoon Trevor Bauer basically implied that the increased spin rates of new Astros starters must be due to a foreign substance of some sort, sparking a bit of an afternoon controversy. Here’s a take on the matter from Eno Sarris.

Bullpen ruins a brilliant, 14 K outing from Justin Verlander - MLB.com

Ken Giles just could not get the job done, hanging sliders and ruining perhaps one of Justin Verlander’s best starts of his career.

Houston Astros 2017 second round pick, RHP Corbin Martin out of Texas A&M, promoted to AA Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle

After a successful start to the 2018 season with Class A Buies Creek, striking out 26 hitters in only 19 innings, the Astros decided that it was time to see how the young right-hander would fare at the AA level.

Some of the best Houston Astros photos from a busy month of April - Houston Press

We started off celebrating the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park, went through a couple bumps in the road, and finished strong with a win against the Yankees. Take a look back at some of the best images from April.

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Mitch Haniger is becoming a beast of a power hitter for the Seattle Mariners - FanGraphs

Houston Astros fans need to become familiar with Mitch Haniger, as he is beginning to make a name for himself in the AL West very quickly with his home run surge.

Former Houston Astros starter Bud Norris is putting it all back together in the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen - St. Louis Post Dispatch

After nearly being out of baseball, the Cardinals signed Norris in Spring Training and have resurrected the former starter into a formidable bullpen arm.

The Los Angeles Angels bullpen is in a bit of a bind after RHP Keynan Middleton was placed on the disabled list - Halos Heaven

The Angels are off to a great start in 2018, but they will need other reliever to step in behind Middleton if they want to continue their success from a solid April.