The Astros will host two playoff contenders in the Oakland A's (August 26-27) and the LA Angels (September 2-3), as well as the in-state rival Texas Rangers (August 28-31) for a nine-game, 10-day homestand beginning on Monday. The Astros are currently 12-11 since July 28 and have taken series victories from both the A's and the Rangers in that span.
Longtime Astros minor league coach and scout Gordy MacKenzie passed away on Tuesday. He was 77 years old. Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken released the following statement regarding MacKenzie's passing.
The Astros will host the in-state rival Texas Rangers for a three-game set this weekend, August 8-10. This marks the first time the two teams have met since the Astros swept the Rangers in Arlington this past July. The two teams will meet again for four games in Houston at the end of this month from August 28-31. The Astros will also host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game set, August 11-13.
The Houston Astros have selected right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to the Major League roster today (#48). He will join the club from Triple A Oklahoma City. This marks the Major League debut for Foltynewicz, who will pitch out of the bullpen. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.