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5/19/15 - The Houston Astros continue to thrive, only taking one loss this last week. After winning half their matches against the San Francisco Giants, the Astros must have hit their stride because they remained undefeated against the Toronto Blue Jays, even managing to rack up eight points in one game. The only blemish on the Astros' recent record was May 18th's matchup against the Oakland Athletics. Since then, Houston has returned strong to blow the Athletics away in their second meet. It remains to be seen how the Astros will perform in their final game. After that, they will be on their way to Detroit to take on the Tigers. They will return on May 29th. Tickets for their homecoming are now available and start at only $17.
5/11/15 - The Houston Astros lead the AL West with a 20-13 record, but they’re on a two game losing streak. In Tuesday’s game against the Giants, Astros’ pitcher Collin McHugh gave up three runs in the second inning, giving the Giants a strong start. After the Giants picked up five more runs in the fifth, the Astros couldn’t make up the deficit. The Giants won 8-1. Astros fans have plenty of opportunities to catch the home team in action at Minute Maid Park in the upcoming week. The Toronto Blue Jays begin a four game series on Thursday (5/14). Tickets start at $10. After the Blue Jays go home on Sunday, the Astros begin a three game series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday (5/18). Get out to the ballpark for some great baseball!
5/5/15 - The Houston Astros have finally ended their winning streak, unfortunately. The entire league is impressed with how well the Astros are doing this season. This loss, against the Texas Rangers, is their first in more than two weeks. This loss brings them to 17-9. While Houston was able to reaches scores as high as 14 or 11 recently, they had trouble passing a single point on May 4th's matchup. The Astros scored in the first inning for an early lead, but that turned out to be their only point. They are still leading the league, but it will be interesting to see how they fare against the Texas Rangers in their upcoming two matches. Tickets for May 6th's game are still available starting at $14.
4/27/15 - Perhaps the biggest surprise in the American League so far in 2015 has been the Houston Astros, who have turned last year’s lowly run into a first-place start to the new season. Currently holding at 12-7, the Astros own the only winning record in a competitive AL West division. Jose Altuve has picked up where he left off last year, racking up hits and stolen bases to help propel a dynamic Houston offense to a sizzling start. The Astros are currently in the middle of a three-game set with the new-look San Diego Padres as they look to build on their division lead with the A’s, Angels, and Mariners all in hot pursuit. Tickets are available for Wednesday’s day game at Petco Park starting at $15, but don’t delay because supplies are limited!
4/22/15 - The Houston Astros are on a roll, with four straight wins. They lost against the Angels on April 17 in the first match up between the two teams. The Astros came back the next night to win 4-0, which made the night for fans as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome. George Springer and Robbie Grossman both had home runs in the game. The Astros have dominated the Mariners so far in their three game series that began on April 20. In the last match up, the Mariners were ahead until the Astros came back in the eighth inning with five runs, including three from Jose Altuve's double. The two teams meet one more time on April 22nd before the Astros head to Oakland to meet the A's. Tickets remain available starting at $24.
4/16/15 - The Houston Astros have one more chance to get a win against the Athletics in their three game series. The first game was on Monday, April 13, and the Astros lost 8-1, with a couple errors in the first inning hurting the Astros' chances. The sole run came from a homer by Jose Altuve. They kept the Athletics to fewer runs on Tuesday, with a final score of 4-0. The Astros out hit the Athletics 8-7, but they were unable to turn those hits into any runs. Brad Peacock retuned to the mound after being on the injured list and pitched for five innings. After Wednesday's game against the Athletics, the Astros have a day of rest before hosting the Angels on Friday for another three game series. Tickets remain available, starting at $19.
4/10/15 - The Houston Astros left their home opener with a 2-0 win against the Cleveland Indians. They were hoping to keep their momentum going during the next game on April 8, but unfortunately they lost 0-2. The game on April 8 got off to a slow start. Neither team scored until Carolos Santana from the Indians plowed a ball into home run territory during the fourth inning. Offensively, the Astros weren’t able to pull it together all game. Aviles, from the Indians, exploded a home run in left field in the eighth inning giving the Indians the win. The Astros compete against their state rival, the Texas Rangers this weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see all of the action. Tickets start at $29 a piece.
3/24/15 - With about one week left in the Grapefruit League, the Houston Astros have a 10-8 record, putting them in fifth place. They’re on a two game winning streak, with wins against the Phillies and Marlins. With just four home games lift at their spring training field, Osceola County Stadium, you want to come out and see how the team is lining up. On Friday (3/27), the Astros host the Marlins. On Sunday, wrap up your weekend when you catch the New York Yankees. Tickets start at $43. Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays join the Astros on the field. Tickets start at $16. Their final spring training home game is against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday (4/1). Then the Astros go home to Minute Maid Park for a Friday game against the Kansas City Royals.
3/19/15 - Slugger Chris Carter was the catalyst for the Houston Astros on Tuesday, going 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs to help his team score a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 13-7. LHP Jeff Locke got rocked for six runs in his three innings pitched, as the Astros cruised to their seventh win of the preseason. They currently trail only the Miami Marlins in the Grapefruit League, as the storied Texan franchise looks to erase the memories of a woeful 2014 season. Houston will rest Wednesday before taking on the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon. Just a small handful of seats remain for the game at Digital Domain Park in St. Lucie—act now and you can still grab tickets for as low as $15!
3/10/15 - With one week of the Cactus League down, the Houston Astros have a 4 -2 record. In Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Astros L. J. Hoes had the only scoring run in the sixth inning. Colin McHugh pitched three great innings for the Astros. On Tuesday, when the Astros hosted the St. Louis Cardinals, the Astros scored four runs in the fourth inning, and took the win 7-6, in a close game. The Astros host the Washington Nationals on Sunday (3/15). Tickets are almost sold out for this game. There are more tickets available for Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Tickets start at $32, but if you’re considering taking the day off, don’t wait to get tickets to catch the game.
3/3/15 - After finishing 18 games out of a wild-card spot in 2014, the Houston Astros have changed their roster going into spring training. The Astros brought in Joe Thatcher, Roberto Hernandez from the minors, and gained eight other players in trade or free agents. The opening games of the Grapefruit League begin this week. The Astros are playing at Osceola County Stadium. On Saturday (3/7), they host the New York Yankees. They turn around on Sunday to host the Atlanta Braves. Tickets for Saturday’s game start at $43, for Sunday’s game just $29. On Tuesday (3/10), take the afternoon off work to watch the St. Louis Cardinals against the Astros. Tickets for this game start at $36. See the Astros’ new lineup in action in these games and make your predictions for their future.
2/26/15 - The Houston Astros are well known for leaving nothing up to chance and it looks like that is not about to change. With the 2015 season right around the corner, ESPN has ranked the Astros as the most analytical team in baseball, not to mention the second most analytical team in professional sports. Fans are already well aware of the intensive number crunching that is always done to try and earn the slightest edge for Houston, and they recently hired a new nine-man statistics team. You will have a chance to see if their efforts are paying off when the preseason starts on March 5th. Alternatively, you can wait until April 6th when the Astros hits the ground running. After their home opening series, they play a few away games, then return to play six home games in a row. There's plenty of opportunities to see the Astros in action.
2/3/15 - Fans had a chance to meet most of the newest Astros players during the annual FanFest, which was held on Jan. 24. New additions Pat Neshek, Luke Gregerson, and Evan Gattis were there greeting fans, as was Jed Lowrie, who is back after two seasons playing in Oakland. The new additions are set to strengthen the bullpen and the offense, and new manager A.J. Hinch is ready to start a promising year. As the old and new Astros spend time preparing for Spring Training, the team just received the green light for building a new facility in Palm Beach County, which will be shared with the Nationals. This year, Spring Training for the Astros begins on March 5 against the Philadelphia Phillies at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fl. Tickets remain on sale, starting at $22.
9/15/14 - The Houston Astros are in the midst of their final homestand of the year! After being pummeled by the MLB wrecking ball—that is, the LA Angels—over the weekend, the ‘Stros look to bounce back in four games against the Indians tonight. This 9/15-9/18 series is followed by an exciting home closer in a visit from the Seattle Mariners. These AL West opponents are on the 2014 MLB Playoff bubble, and just one game removed from the second and final American League Wild Card slot. See if this Texas squad can play spoiler for a minimum of $10 for all three games (9/19-9/21).
9/4/14 - The Houston Astros may have missed the 2014 postseason, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help paint the picture of what it looks like for the rest of the MLB! The Astros are now active spoilers, preying on unsuspecting playoff-hopefuls. Houston most recently stunned the majors-leading Los Angeles Angels, outscoring them 12-3 this week for a two-game sweep. That’s right, the Astros just swept the Angels. See this club stir up some more excitement with Houston Astros tickets at Oakland, followed by Seattle and Anaheim. Score Houston Astros tickets for as little as $14 Sunday in Oakland, and see if they can trip up the Athletics on their own turf.
8/28/14 - The Houston Astros have certainly shaped up—too late it’s already August. The Astros scored an impressive series win over the New York Yankees last week, and stand at 12-13 this month. The top of their rotation has been huge in their resurgence, with Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh putting up great numbers: 3.12 ERA and 3.02 ERA, respectively. Get your Houston Astros tickets now, because this team is on track to avoid a 105-plus loss season for the first time in 4 years!
8/20/14 – The Houston Astros may be hurting in the standings, but they’re certainly not hurting on hitting! That is, when it comes to Jose Altuve, of course. With Houston Astros tickets you can see one of the top sluggers in baseball take the plate. Altuve’s .339 batting average leads all of the majors, and he’s on pace for 224 hits, 60 stolen bases and 87 runs—that’s nothing short of spectacular baseball going on at Minute Maid Park.
8/11/14 – The Houston Astros have won two of their last three series, taking two games over in-state rivals, Texas, and three games over the American League heavyweights from Toronto. This week the Astros will complete their short homestand with a series against the Minnesota Twins, before hitting the road for four games in Boston. Houston Astros tickets are cheapest at Minute Maid Park this week; pay $12 to get-in for each game against the Twins (8/11-8/13), compared to the $23 minimum at Fenway Park on Sunday (8/17).
8/4/14 – The Houston Astros may be struggling to stay in the playoff picture themselves, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have a say in who gets to have a postseason run! The Astros stunned two major contenders last week, coming away with series victories over the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays. See them continue to wreak havoc on unsuspecting contenders with Houston Astros tickets. Pay as little as $7 to see the ‘Stros take on the Philadelphia Phillies this Thursday (8/7).
7/28/14 – The Houston Astros may have broken their losing streak with back-to-back wins against the White Sox and Athletics, but the victory momentum fizzled as swiftly as it came. The Astros are in a bit of a rut again, with five consecutive losses, and tough series opposite the Oakland Athletics and four games opposite the Toronto Blue Jays. Buy Houston Astros tickets and watch them against division-leading A’s at Minute Maid Park for as little as $9 on 7/30. Astros tickets bump up to a $12 minimum on 7/31 and 8/3 when they face the AL force north of the border.
7/21/14 – Perhaps the biggest MLB headline over the weekend was the failure of the Houston Astros to strike a deal with the first pick in the 2014 draft: left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken. What’s more, fifth-round pick Jacob Nix was also left un-signed by Houston, but that's a front office problem. The current Houston Astros players were busy shaking the rust off following last week’s All-Star break. Though the squad fell in their first two matches, they made up for it with a dominating third showdown against the White Sox. The Astros not only avoided a sweep on the road, but they defeated Chicago by a whopping 11-7. The Astros will need all the offensive power they can muster with their upcoming road series against the majors-leading Oakland Athletics. Buy Houston Astros ticket for as low as $14 on 7/23.
7/14/14 – Things are looking positive for the Houston Astros coming out of the All-Star break. After a sweep by the second-place Los Angeles Angels, the Astros became the sweepers and took down the Rangers in all three games before dropping two to the Red Sox. Since the influx of talent from the Houston farm system, featuring George Springer, Jon Singleton, Domingo Santana and Kike Hernandez, the Astros are miles away from where they stood at the beginning of the season. Houston will be excited to hit the ground running in their first series back from break. Score cheap Houston Astros tickets to their series in Chicago at the White Sox. Pay $9 to get into US Cellular Field on Saturday (7/19), and spend a slightly lower $8 minimum on Sunday (7/20).
7/7/14 – The Houston Astros are currently looking to snap a losing streak that has extended to seven games. After winning their series against the formidable Detroit Tigers, the Astros dropped the ball against the Mariners and Angels. On a brighter note, the fans voted in Houston’s Jose Altuve to the Midsummer Classic; his teammate, Dallas Kuechel is in the running to win the final spot on the American League All Star team through the Final Vote that ends on 7/10. Lock in All Star Game tickets for as low as $217 on 7/15, or purchase Houston Astros tickets for the battle for the Lone Star Series this week! The Texas Rangers will host Houston starting tonight, and tickets are incredibly cheap. Pay just $1 to get-in on 7/7 and 7/8.
6/30/14 - The Astros have performed decidedly better over the last few games, salvaging the series against Atlanta, and winning their series over the Detroit Tigers. See if they can continue to make it happen, with their upcoming series against AL West workhorses: the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angles. Houston Astros tickets at Minute Maid Park offer a get-in price of $12 for each game against the Mariners. Seats for their four-game series at the Los Angeles Angels are even cheaper: get-in for $5 on 7/3, $10 on 7/5 and $6 on 7/6. The most expensive get-in price for their four-game series not surprisingly falls on July 4. Spend Independence Day at the beautiful Angel Stadium and watch the Astros vie for victory for as little as $18.
6/23/14 – The Houston Astros have been brought back down to earth as of late, dropping six of their last seven games for the second-worst record in the AL. Hoping to generate a spark, the club called up first base prospect Jon Singleton to the majors today. He has been awarded with a contract extension with five years guaranteed. On the downside, the Astros’ No.1 overall pick in the 2012 Draft, Carlos Correa, suffered a serious leg injury—possibly breaking a fibula—while sliding into third base on Saturday night. Stay posted on ‘Stros news and get your Houston Astros tickets today from Razorgator to see how these prospects do! Get into all three Houston-Atlanta games this week for a $33 minimum this week (6/24-6/26).
6/17/14 – This week, the Houston Astros will start a six-game road trip against the Nationals, a team that swept them back in April. Much has changed since then, as Houston’s young core of talent has blossomed, led by pitcher Dallas Keuchel (6-0, 1.42 ERA on the road) and hitters George Springer and Jon Singleton. After the stint in Washington, Houston will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Rays in four games, the team they just lost a home series against. Buy Houston Astros tickets and see if these potential Rookie of the Year players can extend their noteworthy success!
6/9/14- Astronomical! The Houston Astros showed their talent on offense during yesterday’s 14-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Chris Carter and Jon Singleton hit their first career grand slams in the seventh and ninth innings to overwhelm the struggling opposition. See if these sluggers can take the club out of the AL West doldrums, with Houston Astros tickets this week. Watch the team take on Arizona today ($11 to get-in), or treat your dad to Father’s Day at the ballpark with Astros tickets this Sunday. Get in for $13 on 6/15. The Astros also held first pick in Thursday’s MLB Draft, selecting Brady Aiken as No. 1 overall, a highly capable and advanced high school prospect.
6/3/14 – First-base prospect Jon Singleton was called up to the majors and agreed to a five-year, $10 million guaranteed contract. Singleton is yet another talent to emerge from Houston’s deep farm system and he will look to improve on the Astros’ first-base contingent that ranks last in the majors (.181 batting average and a .561 OPS). Find out if the .544 slugger can help the team at the plate with Houston Astros tickets against the Angels. You’ll pay an average $33 (Tuesday), $34 (Wednesday) and $44 (Thursday) as McHugh, Coasart, and Peacock take the mound (in that order).
5/26/14 – The Astros are 8-6 since May 11th! Most recently, Houston has won two straight after splitting a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners. George Springer hit the go-ahead two-run bomb in the sixth inning and the Astros topped the Mariners 4-1 Sunday. The outfielder hit seven homers in his past 15 games (including his last three) after failing to hit it out of the park in his first 19. The squad will look to carry their momentum into a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals. KC has taken six in a row against Houston, so this will be no small feat. However, with signs of improvement from the offense and pitching rotation, signs in Houston point to a win.
5/19/14 – The Astros had a strong showing last week, grabbing four wins and a series against instate rivals Texas and the Chicago White Sox. In similar fashion, Houston lost Game 1 in both but bounced back for wins in the latter two. Matt Dominguez hit a pair of home runs in Sunday’s 8-2 convincing win over the White Sox, earning their fifth win in seven games. Houston’s on the road for three series beginning tonight against the Angels (three games). Playing their best baseball of the season, they’ll have to outshine an even hotter Anaheim team but it’s certainly possible! Are you a displaced Astros fan living in So Cal? Grab cheap Astros tickets for under $10 to any of the games at Angel Stadium.
5/5/14 - The Houston Astros didn't do much to help themselves out of the AL West cellar during last week's homestand. Washington swept Houston before the squad fizzled against division opponents, the Mariners. Today, the Astros start on their four game road series in Detroit, looking to stop the Tigers on their way to six consecutive victories. Houston Astros tickets for this American League "David and Goliath" matchup start at a bargain price of $5 across all four games (5/5-5/8).
4/29/14 - At 9-17 on the season, the Houston Astros are still struggling to hit stride after about one month of play. They may have split four games with Oakland and taken the series over the Mariners, but Houston has a ways to go if they want to get out of the AL West cellar: the Astros have fallen 7 games behind division-leading A's and Rangers. The Astros will continue to play host through the end of April, welcoming Washington for two games and Seattle for three. The cheapest Houston Astros ticket for each series is Wednesday for $5 (vs. Washington) and Sunday for $12 (vs. Seattle) at Minute Maid Park.
4/21/14 - The Houston Astros are still struggling to amount victories almost one month into the season. They've tumbled to 5-14 on the year and are currently grappling with 7 consecutive losses. Still, Houston has a real shot at turning things around when they face the Seattle Mariners, who have lost 6 in a row, starting today. They'll need to build up some winning momentum before they square off against the AL-best Oakland Athletics this week. The cheapest Houston Astros tickets in the next two series are Wednesday (4/23) for $7 at Safeco Field and $8 Thursday (4/24) at Minute Maid Park.
4/14/14- The Houston Astros are still looking a bit rusty out of the gate, racking up a 5-8 record for 5th in the AL West. In yesterday's series-clinching 1-0 loss, Martin Perez and the Rangers shut out the Astros in eight innings. Next up, Houston will brush it off and play host to the Kansas City Royals before taking a road trip up to Oakland to face the Athletics. This week, the cheapest Houston Astros tickets come on Wednesday for $6 at Minute Maid Park, while the most affordable on-the-road ticket is offered at $18 on Sunday at O.CO Coliseum.
4/7/14 - The Houston Astros will be on the road for the first time this year, taking on the Blue Jays in Toronto and the Rangers in Texas this week. The Astros are 3-4 to start off the season, winning their opening home series against the New York Yankees, but dropping three of four games to the Angels this past weekend. Still, Dexter Fowler has acclimated nicely to his new team, going 6 for 12 with four extra-base hits; and, despite being sick with the stomach flu last week, the center fielder will be back in the lineup for the road trip. Get your hands on the cheapest Houston Astros tickets for their games in Toronto ($5 to get-in 4/8-4/10) and their game in Arlington, ($10 to get-in 4/11-4/13).
4/1/14 - Unlike most of the teams in the MLB, the Houston Astros won't be kicking off regular season play until later today against the New York Yankees. The Astros will be hosting the opener for both teams, with Derek Jeter's final first start of his career and Scott Feldman on the hill against Yankees' star CC Sabathia. Houston Astros tickets are still available for tonight's matchup at Minute Maid Park: get-in for $37 in the upper deck, wait until tomorrow and get in for $19, or see the final game of this opening series for $14 on Thursday.
3/24/14 - The Houston Astros are saying sayonara to Florida! The Astros will play their final game in Kissimmee on Wednesday and head over to the Alamodome to take on the Texas Rangers for a pair of awesome inter-state rivalry games. You can score cheap Houston Astros tickets when they meet the Rangers later this week, from $19 to get-in on Friday and $21 to get-in on Saturday. After that, you can catch the Astros in another fun pair of games before Opening Day. This Saturday (split-squad) and Sunday, Houston will take on AAA-level Mexican League team, Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz, at Minute Maid Park: tickets for both dates start at $5. April 1 marks Houston's first home game of the regular season, and they'll look to get things started on the right foot with a win over the New York Yankees (tickets start at $20).
3/18/14 - The Astros have named Scott Feldman as the squad's opening starter for their April 1 game against the New York Yankees. The Houston Astros will have their first "Opening Day" game a day later than most of the MLB, and tickets average an affordable $40 at Minute Maid Park. This is lucky news for Houston fans, as the typical Opening Day game ticket averages a steep $132! While their pitcher is on lock, the Astros are still uncertain at the first base position and are purportedly in talks to trade for Mike Carp, John Mayberry or Tyler Moore. Houston better make some quick moves, after all, there's only two weeks left until the season officially kicks off! Houston Astros tickets are still available for their spring games: pay $42 to see them against Philadelphia (3/20), $31 against Miami (3/21) and $48 against St Louis (3/22).
3/10/14 - The Houston Astros are welcoming Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan to the organization as executive adviser to GM Jeff Luhnow, owner Jim Crane, and Ryan's son Reid (president of business operations). The legendary pitcher resigned from the Rangers and sold his share as CEO following the 2013 season. This week, Houston Astros tickets are cheapest when they take on the Nationals on Wednesday (get-in for $23), and are priciest when they face the Cardinals on Friday (get-in for $52).
3/3/14 - Left handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel made a huge spring debut by shutting out the (previously undefeated) Miami Marlins 4-0 in today's Grapefruit League game. The Houston Astros have one of the best records in the league, now up to three wins and one loss to start Spring Training. Houston has an important game tomorrow against the Detroit Tigers, where they can seek revenge for Saturday's 1-5 loss ($29 to get-in). The cheapest Houston Astros ticket of the week comes the following day, in their game against the New York Mets for $16 to get-in at Kissimmee.
2/25/14 - A majority of the positions for the Houston Astros are up for grabs through spring, but there ones fans don't have to worry about. Second baseman Jose Altuve is one of the locked players in the infield, and is looking for his second All-Star season this year. After falling short of expectations last season, the young Astros team has been working on perfecting baseball fundamentals with a new teaching staff that should take the boys to the next level. See them clean up their game and get back in the swing of things with Houston Astros tickets! Astros spring training tickets are $52 on average.
2/11/14 - Former Houston Astros pitcher and three-time All-Star, Roy Oswalt, just announced his retirement from the game after 13 seasons, at the age of 36. From 2001-2010, the ace had more wins (150) than any other MLB pitcher, so expect an honor ceremony sometime this year. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow spent the last couple winters repairing a broken farm system, and we're about to see it pay off this Spring. Pitchers and catchers report in four days, and sluggers come in four days later. Join the Astros in Kissimmee for their first game against the Braves (3/2) for $15, and see them take a huge step forward this season!
1/27/14 - The Houston Astros made many offseason moves heading into Spring Training; most notably, the reorganization of the bullpen and the acquisition of Dexter Fowler from the Rockies, which has people talking about putting a winning season in the books this year. The nearly all-new roster will be the latest attempt to get the Astros out of their three-season slump, in which Houston has consecutively finished dead last. Score Houston Astros tickets to be there for Spring Training and see if this fresh team has what it takes!
Some big changes have been made to the Houston Astros’ lineup this offseason, and there’s still more on the horizon. Houston has already revamped their bullpen under new pitching coach Brent Strom, with the addition of (finally healthy) veteran Jesse Crain, Scott Feldman, Chad Qualls and free agent Matt Albers. An experienced bullpen will provide the maturity needed to round out Houston’s young 2014 rotation. The Astros also made major waves by trading off Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for prize center fielder Dexter Fowler (and another player to be named later).
Catcher Jason Castro will be arbitration-eligible, and despite putting up career-high numbers last season, Houston may look to move him. Keep up with the Astros to see if they lose one of their integral offensive weapons! Last season was a disaster, after switching to the American League, the team went 51-111—a franchise-worst record—so there’s nowhere to go but up. With this new roster, a winning season doesn’t seem too far off!
3/27/13 - Hoping to promote the in-state rivalry between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, the MLB has scheduled the opening game of the 2013 season between the two teams at Minute Maid Park in Houston. All other Opening Day games will be played the following day. Astros Opening Day tickets are averaging $75, down $14 a seat in the last month. With series against the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, and Seattle Mariners this month – the Astros will be working hard to prove that they are better than they have been the past two years.
The 2013 season can be considered a new beginning for the Houston Astros franchise. Following a disappointing 2012 campaign, the Astros will sport a new logo, new uniforms, and most importantly a new division. Houston will spend their first year in the AL West where they will compete against divisional foes the Angels, A's, Mariners, and Rangers. Most games in Houston are quite affordable, averaging about $61, 23% lower than the league average and 23rd highest in the league. With one of the youngest teams in the league, the Astros will look for leadership from newly acquired veterans Carlos Pena and Erik Bedard. The Astros may struggle in their new division but expect to see the emergence of young, talented names such as second baseman Jose Altuve and pitcher Lucas Harrell. With the worst record in the MLB in 2012, there is nowhere to go but up.