DeAndre Jordan will try to live up to his Lob City reputation when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch during Friday's Astros game.
When Jason Castro homered in Monday’s 6-5 win over Kansas City, it was his second homer in as many games at Minute Maid Park. Castro homered against the Rangers on May 12.
When Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow called outfielder Jimmy Paredes up to the Astros from Oklahoma City this year he said a scout called him the most exciting player in triple-A.
The Astros’ fortunes turned on Tuesday when Bud Norris left after six shutout innings with tightness in his back.