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Houston Astros News

Pair of three-run home runs by Bregman, Marisnick help the Astros beat the Indians in first of four-game series - MLB.com

After facing much criticism and a deserved demotion to AAA Fresno, Jake Marisnick made his entrance back into the major leagues with a splash last night.

If the season ended today, the Astros pitching staff would be the best ever - FanGraphs

Not the best in 2018, not the best in the last 10 years, not one of the best of all time... the best pitching staff of all time would be a group of Houston Astros.

A.J. Hinch commented on the new pitching strategy adopted by Tampa - Houston Chronicle

The Astros will face the Tampa Bay Rays many more times this season, so it very well could be that this new wave of thinking collides with the great starting pitching of the Astros at some point this season.

The Houston Astros are now 33-18, but they’re still under-performing - Climbing Tal’s Hill

With a record of 33-18 already, it’s crazy to think of what the Astros can do over the course of 162 games if they play even a 15 to 20 game stretch with all facets of the team playing to their maximum potential.

MLB News

New “Juiced Ball” study published by Major League Baseball - Sports Illustrated

Well, basically anyone who watched the 2017 World Series was convinced that something must have changed with the new MLB baseballs. This study has received mixed reviews thus far in early returns.

Colin Moran is doing some pretty cool things for the Pittsburgh Pirates - FanGraphs

It’s certainly impossible to be angry about the Gerrit Cole trade, so let’s just enjoy Moran’s successes from afar.

Danny Farquhar will throw out the First Pitch at June 1st White Sox game - SBNation MLB

After suffering a brain hemorrhage in a late April game against the Astros, it will be awesome to see Farquhar out of the hospital and on a baseball field again next week.