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Zack Greinke’s abrupt regression is a problem for the Astros in more ways than one

An unwavering commitment to the scuffling starter could come back to bite the Astros next month.

As expected, the Astros’ trade deadline acquisitions have had their pitch arsenals altered

Warranted or not, the recent additions to the Astros bullpen have been utilizing their respective pitches differently.

Dusty Baker has weathered the storm and then some, but these final weeks may be his last in Houston

An expiring contract, an ostensible lack of compatibility with the front office and an appealing in-house replacement candidate could spell the end for the Astros skipper at the season’s conclusion.

Recent skid aside, Astros hitters have been at their best with runners in scoring position

A contemporary viewpoint of an old-school stat.

An unconventional formula has fueled Framber Valdez’s continued success

Below-average strikeout and walk rates be damned, a unique batted-ball profile has the Astros starter in fine form.

This version of Ryne Stanek is what the Astros envisioned

The Astros’ setup man has put together an exceptional second half.

Zack Greinke’s inability to miss bats hasn’t cost him, yet

A complete lack of swing-and-miss stuff may not bode well for the senior member of the Astros starting rotation.

What to make of Jake Meyers’ splendid first impression

The rookie outfielder is off to a fast and furious start, and his early data could fall in line with an updated projection.

Jake Odorizzi has struggled in his first year in Houston, and a fast fix seems unlikely

The search for his All-Star form of 2019 could continue into next year.

Deteriorating plate discipline and excessive swing loft have prolonged José Altuve’s funk

Bad pitch selection and an abundance of pop-ups have hampered the second baseman’s production of late.