WATCH: Astros rookie George Springer makes catch full speed into wall

  • David Whitlock

Houston Astros rookie George Springer, whose call up signified the turning of a corner for the Astros from punching bag, to team with punch, continues to make highlight reel plays.  It could be a tape measure home run, or amazing catches in the outfield.  Today was the latter, as Springer ran full speed to the deep centerfield gap to run down what appeared to be a sure extra base hit (via


Note that Springer has been mostly playing right field (with Dexter Fowler in center).  But back problems to Fowler have opened up the possibility to play CF and he seems at home.  The Astros won the game 8-r, surging past the reeling Rangers into 4th place in the American League West.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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