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2016 Schedule
9-18, 5th in AL West
Springer sends this long ball to the train tracks (0:24)
Behind the scenes with Carlos Correa (1:30)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Just saw this on the MLB Network regarding the Astros. Only two teams have made the postseason after starting 8-18 or worse: the Miracle Braves of 1914 and the 2001 A's. Those A's ended up winning 102 games. So don't give up, Astros fans!

Stats & Info

Carlos Correa primed for improvement

The Astros' star shortstop has been getting on-base at a strong clip so far this season, but his power and contact numbers could be much better.

Lineup: Astros (8-18) vs. Twins (8-18)

  • 1. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
  • 2. George Springer, RF (R)
  • 3. Carlos Correa, SS (R)
  • 4. Colby Rasmus, LF (L)
  • 5. Tyler White, 1B (R)
  • 6. Preston Tucker, DH (L)
  • 7. Carlos Gomez, CF (R)
  • 8. Luis Valbuena, 3B (L)
  • 9. Jason Castro, C (L)
  • SP: Collin McHugh, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Altuve off to All-Star-caliber start

Jose Altuve joins David Schoenfield's list of April All-Stars after adding some pop to his game -- at least early on -- with seven homers. Altuve still leads the majors with 12 doubles and nine stolen bases. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith

Astros creating wrong headline in April

Where would you rank the Stros on your most disappointing teams list? Jayson Stark has them solidly at No. 1. And speaking of that number, that was the Astros' longest winning streak in April: one. Stark: April in review

Olney: Correa always saw himself making it to the MLB (2:22)
Homemade Hero: Carlos Correa's path to MLB Stardom (6:41)
AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith
1dMark Simon

What's wrong with Dallas Keuchel?

Last year's Cy Young winner has an ERA above 5 and is off to a rough start this season. But is it all bad, or are there some positive signs in there?

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dallas Keuchel, 2016: Not painting.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A tale of two seasons. Dallas Keuchel, 2015: Hitting the black, painting that corner:

Park's deep triple plates two (0:29)
Berrios fans eight Astros, earns first win (0:24)

Astros drop one spot to No. 25

Tyler White had us singing his praises after the season's first week. Since then, you can't even find the rookie's batting average with a magnifying glass. Week 4 Power Rankings


Sunday's longest home runs

Evan Longoria's solo shot to left-center off Marcus Stroman was his second home run in as many games, and fifth of the season. A pair of Nationals made the list at exactly the same distance.

Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated The Undefeated 

Astros checking out scene at Warriors-Blazers pregame before first pitch versus A's.

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan
3dMark Simon

Astros problems in 2016 are plentiful

Poor pitching across the board and a lack of offensive production at a couple of spots in the lineup have made for a very frustrating season.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.22529th
On Base Percentage.31119th
Slugging Percentage.40812th
Earned Run Average4.8226th
Quality Starts9Tied-27th

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