In a period in time where there has not been much to be proud of for Astros faithful, there always seems to be a bright spot for Astros fans to enjoy and savor during the middle of the summer. Last year being Jose Altuve being the lone Astros All Star representative in Kansas City, and the year before the Astros had Hunter Pence go to Phoenix before he was ultimately traded to the Phillies. This year is no different, sending catcher Jason Castro to New York City, yet it is far different from the others because of Castro’s background story leading up to this All-Star selection. Jason Castro’s journey to this point in his young career has been a one not easily traveled, being selected for his first ever All-Star Game in his career is a sort of icing on the comeback cake for Castro after the devastating knee injury that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season for the Astros. As heart wrenching a setback like that can be, Castro would not allow it to hold him back. Continue reading
The Astros placed short stop Jed Lowrie and catcher Jason Castro on the DL on Sunday.
Lowrie was injured during a collision at second base in the third inning of Houston’s 12-inning 3-2 loss to San Francisco on Saturday. Lowrie suffered a sprained right ankle and damaged a nerve in his right leg.
If you follow me on twitter, you know how much I like the Astros catcher, Jason Castro. Well I got into a discussion with a follower (@PHABMK6) about the Astros catchers. We were talking about the Astros problems at catcher. Both Snyder and Castro haven’t been to good on defense. Now I know Snyder was only starting today because he is Lucas Harrell’s personal catcher. Besides that though, Snyder doesn’t have a real reason to start. Whether it’s a left handed starting pitcher or not, Castro should get the majority of the at bats in my opinion. But that’s just it, it’s my opinion.