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The Crawfish Boxes Apr 20, 2019
Game 20 Thread: April 20th, 2019, 7:05 CDT. Astros vs. Rangers

Game 20 Thread: April 20th, 2019, 7:05 CDT. Astros vs. Rangers

The Astros crushed the Rangers last night and have won 11 of their last 12 games. They hope to start a new winning streak tonight. Join the discussion. Behind great pitching by Justin Verlander, and home runs by Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman, the Astros beat the Mall Cops last night 7-2. Tonight the pitiable Cops must overcome Gerrit Cole, while sending Adrian Sampson to the mound. Twenty seven year old Sampson has a total of 41.1 innings pitched in his career, with a 5.23 ERA. Respond to poll below. Who will be more embarrassed tonight, the Rangers hitters facing Cole, or the Rangers...

Verlander, Astros win 7-2 at Rangers after 2 quick homers

Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive pitches in the first inning, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Friday night.
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 17, 2019
Game 18 Thread: April 17th, 2019. 9:07 CDT. Astros vs. A’s

Game 18 Thread: April 17th, 2019. 9:07 CDT. Astros vs. A’s

The Astros try to make it 11 straight. Join the discussion. Wade Miley tries to win his second game of the season as the Astros try to make it 11 wins a row. The A’s are sending Frankie Montas to oppose Miley, hoping to win his third game and get the A’s to within 2 1⁄2 games of the first place Astros. Last night the Astros slugged their way to victory, winning 9-1, the big blow being Alex Bregman’s grand slam home run. Collin McHugh was the winner, throwing six scoreless innings and allowing only 2 hits. Here is tonight’s lineup for the Astros. ⚾️ 9:07pm CT ...

Alex Bregman's grand slam highlights Astros slugfest

Alex Bregman hit a grand slam, Josh Reddick connected for a two-run homer against his former team, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 9-1 on Tuesday night for their majors-best 10th straight win.
The Mercury News Apr 17, 2019
Estrada’s shaky start dooms A’s in loss to Astros

Estrada’s shaky start dooms A’s in loss to Astros

A poor start by Marco Estrada and a grand slam by Houston's Alex Bregman in the fourth inning ended the suspense early as the A's opened an eight-game homestand with a one-sided loss to the Astros.
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 15, 2019
Astros Open Forum: Is it Too Soon to Question Kyle Tucker’s Top Prospect Status?

Astros Open Forum: Is it Too Soon to Question Kyle Tucker’s Top Prospect Status?

Is he the future at left field, or another Astros prospect to flame out? In 2015, the year the Astros drafted Alex Bregman with the second pick overall in the amateur draft, they also drafted Kyle Tucker with the fifth overall pick at age 18 straight out of high school. He has never disappointed in the minors, proceeding through the system with all the speed a top prospect should. Last year he had 24 home runs and a .989 OPS in 464 plate appearances in AAA at the age of 21. He was rated MLB’s 7th rated prospect this winter. But there are questions. In 64 AB’s last year in his brief...
Los Angeles Times Apr 14, 2019

Yasiel Puig left behind a complicated Dodgers legacy

On the broadcast, Yasiel Puig appears as a blur. He sprints toward the right-field line at Dodger Stadium. His eyes pierce the gloaming to trace a sinking drive struck by Houston’s Alex Bregman. His legs resemble pistons until he lunges, blue glove extended in desperation, trying to end a 29-year...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 10, 2019
Game 13 Thread. April 10th, 2019, 6:40 CDT. Yankees vs. Astros

Game 13 Thread. April 10th, 2019, 6:40 CDT. Yankees vs. Astros

Collin McHugh and the Astros go for the sweep against the reeling Yankees. Astros nemesis James Paxton hopes he can send his Yankees back home on a winning note. Join the discussion. After a dismal 2-5 road trip, the Astros have come home to win five straight, three against the A’s, and two against the Yankees. In the last three wins the Astros came from behind with clutch hits and a little luck. Tonight they hope to sweep the Yankees before heading to the West coast for the upcoming weekend road trip. Red-hot Alex Bregman will miss tonight’s game with a slight hamstring injury. Line...
Climbing Tal's Hill Apr 10, 2019

Astros Injury Report: Alex Bregman listed as day to day

The Astros are likely to be cautious with their All-Star third baseman over the coming days. During the Astros‘ comeback victory over the Yankees on Tuesday, Alex Bregman removed himself from the game due to an injury to his right hamstring while on the base paths. In turn, the club’s third baseman will miss Wednesday’s […] Astros Injury Report: Alex Bregman listed as day to day - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 10, 2019
Is this the Season Alex Bregman Reaches Escape Velocity?

Is this the Season Alex Bregman Reaches Escape Velocity?

He has always started slowly and gotten hot with the weather. How good can he end up with an early hot start? Escape velocity: the speed required for an object to break out of the Earth’s gravitational pull in order travel freely in outer space. It is 11.7 Km/sec, several times faster than a bullet. Is this the year Alex Bregman goes into outer space? Here’s why he might. But first, some would say he made it into outer space last season. 5th in MVP voting, reaching the rarefied air of 50+ doubles, 30+ homers 100+ runs and RBI in the same season at age 24. Nonetheless,...
Climbing Tal's Hill Apr 7, 2019

Three things from the Astros’ 6-0 win over the A’s

The Astros’ offense finally flexed its collective muscle for the first time since Opening Day. Here are the Astros run totals per game this season: 5, 2, 1, 1, 2, 4, 0, and 3. For a club that features a core like Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer, and Alex Bregman, the offensive showing by […] Three things from the Astros’ 6-0 win over the A’s - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 6, 2019
Game 9 Thread. April 6th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. A’s vs. Astros

Game 9 Thread. April 6th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. A’s vs. Astros

Wade Miley gets his second start of the season as the Astros go for two in a row at Minute Maid Park. Join the discussion. The Astros won their home opener last night 3-2, giving Collin McHugh his first win of the season. Carlos Correa crushed his first home run of the season, and Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman added RBI to provide the margin of victory Tonight Wade Miley gets his second start, facing Aaron Boone of the A’s. Here is tonight’s lineup. Back for more. CLOSED 4:00pm⚾️ 6:10pm @ATTSportsNetSW @SportsTalk790 & 850 AM#TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/x1r0xs1PpA— Houston...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 6, 2019
Game Recap. Astros Edge A’s in Home Opener, 3-2

Game Recap. Astros Edge A’s in Home Opener, 3-2

Correa blast, Altuve double, and another McHugh gem yields win It was not the offensive breakout we were all waiting and hoping for, but as an old saying goes: “May you be blessed with enough.” The offense scored 3 runs tonight; just enough. The pitching held the A’s to 2; just enough. Astros scoring began in the third with an Alex Bregman RBI single, plating Tony Kemp, who had walked earlier. It was only Bregman’s 2nd RBI of the season, the other coming on a solo home run. See below. First RBI of the home slate. Courtesy: @ABREG_1 #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/Fn88bU1veb— Houston...

Correa's homer helps Astros over Athletics 3-2

Carlos Correa homered and Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman added two hits each to help the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 4, 2019
Results on last week’s poll who fans think will be AL MVP and direction of the Astros

Results on last week’s poll who fans think will be AL MVP and direction of the Astros

Astros fans still approve of the job of manager AJ Hinch, Bregman a leading early vote getter for MVP. In week two of Fanpulse Astros fans continue to show unanimous support for AJ Hinch, although there was a slight erosion is support for the direction of the team, from 100% support to 97%. After the current slow start it will be interesting to see how that number looks next week. Fans predicted that Mike Trout would be MVP, with Mookie Betts and our own Alex Bregman bringing up second and third places in the balloting.

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