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The Crawfish Boxes Apr 20, 2018
What’s Up With Evan

What’s Up With Evan

Evan Gattis: Slow Start, or Something Else Even before this play from Thursday’s game in Seattle, many Astros fans have wondered what’s the problem with designated hitter Evan Gattis. After a season in which most DH duties were filled by 39 year old Carlos Beltran, most Astros fans were anticipating improvement at that spot in the lineup. Yet so far in this young season (yes, small sample) Evan Gattis is hitting .218, with no homers and a .609 OPS. He is striking out at a 30% clip. Far from improvement, this is a downgrade from even last year’s production at DH. And it is far...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 20, 2018
MLB roundup: Morton, Altuve lead Astros over Mariners 9-2

MLB roundup: Morton, Altuve lead Astros over Mariners 9-2

SEATTLE — Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve hit a three-run double and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Thursday after Evan Gattis hit into a 5-4-3 triple play in the fourth inning.Morton (3-0) retired 15 straight at one stretch and didnt allow a runner to reach second base.Marco Gonzales (1-2) allowed three runs — all unearned because of a throwing error by third baseman Kyle Seager — and four hits in 4 2/3 innings.CUBS 8, CARDINALS 5CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester (2-0) was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start...

Mariners turn unlikely triple play against Astros

The Mariners turned a triple play against the Houston Astros more likely to be seen in a Little League game than the major leagues. Seattle recorded the three outs on one play in the fourth inning on Thursday. With runners at first and second and no outs, Evan Gattis hit a check-swing ground ball...
House of Houston Apr 15, 2018

Houston Astros: Fans Need to Be Civil About Evan Gattis

Like much of the lineup, Evan Gattis has struggled with the Houston Astros so far in 2018. But it is far from time to panic about him yet! Last season, Evan Gattis made huge sacrifices to his personal stats and playing time with Carlos Beltran on the roster. It paid off dividends for the team, […] Houston Astros: Fans Need to Be Civil About Evan Gattis - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 13, 2018
Max Stassi Here to Stay with the Houston Astros?

Max Stassi Here to Stay with the Houston Astros?

Max Stassi is off to a nice start in 2018, but what more can he do to ensure he keeps his roster spot? Max Stassi was not on many people’s radar entering the season. He was not a certain bet to make the Opening Day roster, but with Evan Gattis moving into a full time DH role and Brian McCann getting up there in age, it appears Stassi should see plenty of big league action this year for the Astros as a fill-in catcher. Stassi has always been a solid fundamental defensive catcher, and offers upgrades over Gattis in terms of glove skills, framing, and throwing out base stealers. Yet, it is...
Call to the Pen Apr 5, 2018

Houston Astros: Don’t give up on the Evan Gattis project yet

Astros manager A.J. Hinch decided this offseason that he would utilize Evan Gattis as a full-time designated hitter. The former catcher has yet to exhibit his power, but he’s been solid so far. Evan Gattis was never dubbed an above-average fielder. He let his bat define his abilities, and the Houston Astros acknowledge that. With […] Houston Astros: Don’t give up on the Evan Gattis project yet - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 31, 2018
Astros 9, Rangers 3: McCullers, Correa Dominate Their Way To Victory

Astros 9, Rangers 3: McCullers, Correa Dominate Their Way To Victory

Lance McCullers was utterly dominant in his 2018 debut, striking out ten, while Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve powered the offense to a beat-down of the Rangers. Lance McCullers came out of the chute firing on all cylinders, recording three ground ball outs on nine pitches - seven of which came for strikes. In the top of the second, Evan Gattis led off the inning with a ringing double into the right center field gap. Then, Benny Hill came to visit. On a wild pitch, Gattis had minor hesitation before attempting to advance to third as former teammate Juan Centeno scrambled to recover the...

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