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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had a terrible showing at the plate against the Dodgers on Wednesday, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve is slashing .276/.353/.504 with 25 homers, 65 RBI, 48 walks, and 70 strikeouts this season. Despite his poor performance on Wednesday, he's still hitting 11-for-33 over the last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, two-run homer, and walk against the Dodgers on Wednesday evening. He also stole second base in the effort. Still, Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Tucker is slashing .278/.338/.531 with 21 homers, 67 RBI, 33 walks, 63 strikeouts, and 10 stolen bases this season. He's hitting an impressive 9-for-26 with six RBI, five walks, and five strikeouts over the last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a single and solo homer against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Correa is now slashing .272/.367/.478 with 17 homers, 59 RBI, 54 walks, and 83 strikeouts this year. He's struggled as of late, hitting .208 with just three homers over the last 30 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Angels outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a single and solo homer against the Dodgers on Wednesday evening. Although Houston knocked three homers as a club, they ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Brantley has amassed a .332/.384/.487 slash line with seven homers, 37 RBI, 25 walks, and 39 strikeouts this season. He's hitting a very impressive 11-for-27 over the last seven gaames.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros starter Jake Odorizzi had a horrendous outing on Wednesday as he allowed seven runs (six earned) over three innings of work against the Dodgers. His final line also included six hits, four homers, three strikeouts, and two walks. He was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Odorizzi drops to 4-6 on the season. He has accrued a 4.95 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .232 OBA over the course of 15 games. Meanwhile, he has struck out 57 batters, walked 21, and allowed 13 homers.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros reliever Ryne Stanek pitched the ninth inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday. He struck out one batter while tossing a perfect frame. Stanek earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Stanek has now recorded two saves this season. He’s 1-2 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and .187 OBA. Through 46.1 innings, he has issued 29 walks while striking out 57 opposing batters.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. posted a line of four hits, three walks, and nine strikeouts against the Dodgers on Tuesday. He allowed zero runs over 6.2 innings of work. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: McCullers improved to 9-2 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .196 OBA through 18 starts. He has walked 51 batters while striking out a total of 124.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Alvarez has struggled over his last 30 games, slashing .224/.306/.495. Outside of the power output, his offense has been lacking. On a more positive note, he has logged 20 homers and 69 RBI.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Bregman was scratched from the lineup in his rehab assignment on Monday for for precautionary reasons. (Source: Mark Berman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bregman was initially in the lineup after he left Sunday's game early, but the Astros decided to let him rest instead. He continues to work his way back from a quad injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a pair of singles and a two-run homer against the Giants on Sunday. Despite his first-inning blast, Houston ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel now owns a .324/.388/.490 slash line with 12 homers, 66 RBI, 41 walks, and 45 strikeouts so far this season. He has posted a phenomenal .462/.517/.769 line with two homers over his last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros starter Luis Garcia allowed five runs over just 4.2 innings of work against the Giants on Sunday afternoon. His final line included eight hits, two walks, seven strikeouts, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has now amassed a 7-6 record with a 3.49 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and .219 OBA through 20 games (18 starts). He has also walked 32 batters while striking out 121. Garcia was 5-3 with a 2.75 ERA after 12 games but has gone 2-3 with 23 runs allowed over eight outings since then.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros third baseman Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. Houston ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 8-6.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is now slashing .299/.356/.515 with 26 RBI, five walks, and 20 strikeouts over the course of 38 games this season. He's posted a fantastic 13-for-29 slash line with four homers over the last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros catcher Martin Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Giants on Saturday afternoon. He also struck out twice in the process. Houston ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 8-6.

Fantasy Impact: Maldonado is now slashing .182/.273/.316 with eight homers, 27 RBI, 27 walks, and 87 strikeouts so far this season. He's hitting an impressive 7-for-23 with two homers over the last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed six runs (four earned) over four innings of work against the Giants on Saturday. He allowed eight hits in the process, including four homers. The 37-year-old also walked two batters while striking out four. Houston ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 8-6.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke was hit with the no-decision, meaning he is still 10-3 this season. The right-hander has a 3.65 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and .251 with 28 walks and 97 strikeouts over the course of 22 starts this season.

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Astros starter Framber Valdez allowed two runs over five innings of work against the Giants on Friday. His final line included four hits, three walks, and six strikeouts. He earned the win as Houston ultimately defeated San Francisco by a score of 9-6.

Fantasy Impact: Valdez is now an impressive 7-2 with a 3.01 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and .225 OBA over the course of 12 starts this season. The 27-year-old has also walked 33 batters while walking 66.

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The Indians acquired OF Myles Straw from the Astros. (Source: Mark Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reliever Phil Maton heads back to Houston. Straw could have 15-team league roto value due to his stolen base upside if he plays regularly in Cleveland.

Category: Transactions


Astros outfielder Chas McCormick went 1-for-4 with a single and walk against the Mariners on Wednesday. He also struck out once in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 11-4.

Fantasy Impact: McCormick, a rookie, is now slashing .240/.305/.481 with 10 homers, 35 RBI, 14 walks, and 57 strikeouts this season. He's reached base in 36.1 percent of trips to the plate this month and has been a key contributor to Houston's lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros third baseman Abraham Toro went 1-for-3 with a solo homer against the Mariners on Monday. He also drew a walk in the contest. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 11-8.

Fantasy Impact: Toro is now 23-for-109 (.211) with six homers, 20 RBI, nine walks, and 21 strikeouts this season. He's posted an impressive .304 batting average against left-handed pitching.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros closer Ryan Pressly threw a perfect ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday, striking out one batter in the process. He delivered a total of 11 pitches, including eight strikes. Pressly earned the save as Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Pressly now owns a 1.50 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and .173 OBA with just seven walks and 54 strikeouts through 40 outings this year. He has now amassed 18 saves over 19 opportunities. The 32-year-old has a 0.60 ERA dating back to June 18th (15 games ago).

Category: Game Recaps


Josh James (hip, hamstring) resumed his minor league rehab assignment for Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday. (Source: Jake Kaplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: James was recently pulled from his rehab assignment due to hamstring tightness, but it's good to hear it was a minor injury. He's trending towards a mid-August return.

Category: Injury Updates