West Mesquite: -
*FanGraphs gives the Astros a 33.4% chance of winning the division (Rangers at 60.0%) and a 57.2% chance of making the postseason.
*FiveThirtyEight gives the Astros a 30% chance of winning the division and a 50% chance of making the playoffs.
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*The Astronomaly almost struck again, this time with Sean Manaea.
*Ryan Madson blew his second game in three days.
*Dallas Keuchel threw his 5th straight quality start. Hinch, on Keuchel:
I thought we saw a really good start out of Dallas...I think the adjustments have been good and I hope this is a sign of things to come for him and us.
*Astros pitching has been the key to this 1st half turnaround.
*Feldman and Rasmus are happy to get a few days off.
*The Futures Game was yesterday, and Alex Bregman almost got himself a cycle. This video shows how he wanted it.
I feel close. I feel really close. I feel like I'm close to accomplishing one of my goals and that was to get to the big leagues this year.
*Richard Justice: Bregman's day is a strong case to join the Astros.
*Tyler Kepner: Alex Bregman and Dansby Swanson - forever linked.
Just asked a scout what stood out most to him at the Futures Game. His response: “Bregman is ready.”— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 11, 2016
*Joe Musgrove - originally from San Diego - got a call from Trevor Hoffman congratulating him for making the Futures Game.
It's an honor just to be invited to the game and then on top of that it's in my hometown and the place I grew up watching the game and falling in love with it.