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The Crawfish Boxes Jun 22, 2018
Alex Bregman for All Star

Alex Bregman for All Star

He’s earned it. No, Alex Bregman is not as good as Jose Ramirez. Not yet anyway. But he’s damn good and starting to get serious national recognition. Kris Bryant is supposedly the gold standard in third basemen, and Bregman has a higher WRC+ than he does. So who should be the second third baseman representing the American League in the All Star game? After Ramirez there are four third baseman who can stake a claim on that second position. They are: Eduardo Escobar, Twins; Jeimar Candelario, Tigers; Matt Chapman, A’s; and Alex Bregman, Astros. Below are basic statistics for each of...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 20, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: June 20th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: June 20th, 2018

Top headlines in all of baseball Astros News and Notes Last night: Rays swim by Astros 2-1, ends win streak at 12 Alex Bregman: “We’re the best team in the big leagues” The Ringer: Oh Yeah, the Astros Have the Best Lineup in the Majors, Too Chron: Astros fans debate ‘the wave’ Around the League MLB: Overlooked players making strong ASG cases Giants-Marlins game turns into beanball The spat was a product of ongoing beef between Hunter Strickland of the Giants and Lewis Brinson of the Marlins. I’m team Lewis - guy’s got a lot of heart for a rookie with a 49 wRC+, and he...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 19, 2018
Should the Houston Astros Trade for Manny Machado?

Should the Houston Astros Trade for Manny Machado?

Well, a man can dream at least... Just hear me out Edit: This article was written about 4 weeks ago, but was but on the backburner because the trade deadline was far off and the article dangerously wavered in the territory of click bait. Things have changed. Alex Bregman moved to Left Field tonight after first basemen Tyler White pinch hit for Josh Reddick to give the Astros a righty on lefty matchup, which caused Yuli Gurriel to move from 1st to 3rd and Bregman ultimately staying in the game as the left fielder. The hype train for Manny Machado officially commences. Is it too early?...
www.bostonherald.com Jun 19, 2018
MLB roundup: Alex Bregman's double runs Astros' winning streak to 12

MLB roundup: Alex Bregman's double runs Astros' winning streak to 12

HOUSTON — Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the lead to one entering the ninth.Sergio Romo (1-2) walked Marwin Gonzalez to start the ninth, then allowed a single to Max Stassi. Tony Kemps sacrifice bunt moved both runners up, and Houston loaded the bases when George Springer reached on interference by catcher Wilson Ramos.Bregman then drove a ball that bounced off the wall in...
WTOP Jun 19, 2018

Bregman’s double runs Astros’ winning streak to 12

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with…
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 19, 2018
Game Recap: It’s a Dirty Dozen. Bregman Walks it off in ninth For Astros 12th straight

Game Recap: It’s a Dirty Dozen. Bregman Walks it off in ninth For Astros 12th straight

Bases loaded, 2 run hit gives Astros 5-4 win over Rays All good things must come to an end. BUT NOT TONIGHT! The Astros did not lead in this game. Not until THE VERY LAST PITCH. With one out, bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, game on the line, Alex Bregman stood at bat. He’s been there before, on a bigger stage than this. Game 5 World Series, runner on second, 12th inning, score tied. We know what he did. This ain’t nothin but a thang. Another good breaking ball, outside, another poke of the bat. This time an even more solid barrel. This ball launched to deep left center. But...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 18, 2018
Tony Kemp: Too Legit to Quit.

Tony Kemp: Too Legit to Quit.

Tony Kemp is a Big-Leaguer to Stay. “Step to the rhythm of a Sho-nuff winner (winner) I been Here before (yo!) I ain’t no beginner....I’m too legit to quit, I’m too legit to quit.” M. C. Hammer, singing about Tony Kemp Tony Kemp, Legit Major Leaguer Question. Who has the highest batting average on the Houston Astros? OK, that’s too easy. Jose Altuve of course. Who has the second highest? Hint: not Carlos Correa, not Yuli Gurriel, not Alex Bregman, not George Springer. No, its Tony Kemp, hitting .316. Ah, but who cares about batting average? As Billy Bean...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 11, 2018
Plate Discipline Key to Alex Bregman’s Improvement So Far in 2018

Plate Discipline Key to Alex Bregman’s Improvement So Far in 2018

In just his third season in the majors, the Houston Astros third baseman is taking major steps in his development as a hitter. So far in this young 2018 season, the Houston Astros offense has been the source of much frustration and anger rather than excitement and joy. Struggling players like Carlos Correa, Jake Marisnick, and Evan Gattis until recently have angered fans, but the reality is that right now the Astros still boast one of the MLB’s best offenses in multiple statistical categories. If that’s the case, then who has been stepping up for Houston? Sometimes it’s easier to get...
House of Houston Jun 8, 2018

Houston Astros: Keeping it in the family with selection of familiar brothers

The Houston Astros like good genes. Especially the genes of Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa. The Houston Astros like the genes of both Bregman and Correa so much, they drafted the younger brothers of those two in this year’s Major League draft. MLB.com writer Christian Boutwell broke the news yesterday that the younger brothers of Bregman […] Houston Astros: Keeping it in the family with selection of familiar brothers - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 2, 2018

Astros Draft 2018: A look at the needs of the farm system

A brief look at the Astros farm system before the 2018 draft that begins Monday. Unlike other sports, MLB teams typically go with the best available players and find a fit later. The Astros have been a prime example of this after drafting shortstop Alex Bregman in the 2015 draft. They had Carlos Correa already […] Astros Draft 2018: A look at the needs of the farm system - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NESN.com Jun 1, 2018
Astros’ Alex Bregman Explains What Makes Red Sox’s Chris Sale So Good

Astros’ Alex Bregman Explains What Makes Red Sox’s Chris Sale So Good

Alex Bregman made hitting off Chris Sale look easy in the 2017 American League Division Series, but make no mistake,... Read More »

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