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The Crawfish Boxes 12 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: August 23rd, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 23rd, 2019

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here Astros News Gerrit Cole was masterful in his return to the mound last night as the Astros took the game and the series from the Tigers (Houston Chronicle)A game that also featured the MLB debut of Abraham Toro because the Astros want to see what he can do against big league pitching (The Athletic, $$$)Adding him to the 40-man meant a DFA for Brady Rodgers though (MLB Trade Rumors)Is Michael Brantley the most underrated hitter in baseball right now?...
The Crawfish Boxes 22 hours ago
Astros punch out Tigers 6-3. Hold off late rally

Astros punch out Tigers 6-3. Hold off late rally

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Cole dominates. Bregman smashes 31st HR. Perhaps one might hope that when the best team in baseball plays the worst team in baseball, that the best team would win every game in a four game series. Well, the Astros did lose a game, and although a sweep seemed tantalizingly close, as Meatloaf would say, three out four ain’t bad. Gerrit Cole was as outright filthy dominant tonight as Justin Verlander was last night, except no home runs. No runs, period. In seven innings Cole allowed only two hits, one walk, and fanned twelve. Having missed two starts due to...
Bless You Boys 23 hours ago
Astros 6, Tigers 3: Gerrit turns the Detroit bats Col(e)d

Astros 6, Tigers 3: Gerrit turns the Detroit bats Col(e)d

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports After an improbable victory Wednesday night, the Tigers weren’t able to recreate enough late-inning magic Thursday. After pulling off the single most miraculous upset in Las Vegas betting odds in 2019 by beating the best pitcher in the American League, the Tigers took on the second best pitcher in the American League in Gerrit Cole on Thursday night. Like Justin Verlander on Wednesday, Cole only allowed two hits. The Tigers mustered up a solid roar in the ninth by scoring three runs, but it sadly wasn’t enough as they dropped the series finale 6-3...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 22, 2019
Game Thread 130. August 22, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Tigers vs Astros.

Game Thread 130. August 22, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Tigers vs Astros.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Gerrit Cole is going to set things straight. Prove me wrong. It’s been another great Astros season. but these last few days are the days that try fans’ souls. Terrible loss yesterday; the Astros blew a superb Verlander two-hitter with pitiful hitting and terrible base running. It happens, even when your team supposedly has the best odds of winning a game in all history. Then there’s the injuries. Carlos Correa is officially on IL, and today the Astros announced that Ryan Pressly will have knee surgery that will put him out of action potentially into...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 19, 2019

Astros notes: Brent Strom returns, Gerrit Cole to make next start

There is great news for the Astros pitching staff today, pitching coach Brent Strom returns and Gerrit Cole appears to be okay for his next start. Brent Strom is back at Minute Maid Park with the Astros today and he was a welcome sight to all, especially the pitching staff. On top of that, Gerrit […] Astros notes: Brent Strom returns, Gerrit Cole to make next start - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 19, 2019

The Houston Astros have a killer rotation and you need this shirt

The Houston Astros are already set for the postseason. What team wouldn’t be with a rotation filled with All-Stars? Oh, and Wade Miley. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke are leading the way at the top of the Houston Astros rotation, and I’d venture to say there’s no better top three in the Majors. […] The Houston Astros have a killer rotation and you need this shirt - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 18, 2019
Game Thread 126, August 18, 2019, 3:07 CDT, Astros vs A’s

Game Thread 126, August 18, 2019, 3:07 CDT, Astros vs A’s

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Astros try to avoid a sweep behind Zack Greinke. Join the discussion. Rogelio Armenteros was optioned back to AAA last night after he fulfilled his duty, filling in for injured starter Gerrit Cole. He ate four innings, allowing five runs, but there was a dose of bad luck mixed in those five runs. The Astros went on to lose last night 8-4, despite to homers by ROYdan. Today Brad Peacock returns from IL, presumably in the role of relief pitcher for now. Today Zack Greinke gets his third start as an Astro. Now is the time for him to show stopper stuff, as the...
House of Houston Aug 17, 2019

Houston Astros: Team encouraged that Gerrit Cole won’t go on injured list

Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole tweaked his hamstring this past Tuesday and did not start. The team feels he won’t have to go to the injured list. Why? The Houston Astros put together a heck of marathon of a baseball game last night.  I stayed up to watch every minute of the game’s final innings […] Houston Astros: Team encouraged that Gerrit Cole won’t go on injured list - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 17, 2019

Astros: Rogelio Armenteros takes Gerrit Cole’s turn in the rotation

The Astros have called up Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock to make the start in place of Gerrit Cole while he nurses a sore right hamstring. Gerrit Cole, who was scratched from his last scheduled start, will sit out his spot in the rotation once again. Rogelio Armenteros gets his third call-up this season to […] Astros: Rogelio Armenteros takes Gerrit Cole’s turn in the rotation - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Aug 17, 2019

Cubs Rumors: Why Gerrit Cole makes sense for the rotation in 2020

The Chicago Cubs have over $50 million in funds coming off the payroll after this season. One guy who is becoming a free agent makes a lot of sense for 2020 in Cubs Rumors. The Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist, Steve Cishek, Pedro Strop, and Cole Hamels are all free agents. Gerrit Cole will headline the free […] Cubs Rumors: Why Gerrit Cole makes sense for the rotation in 2020 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 16, 2019
Game Thread 124, Aug. 16th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs. A’s

Game Thread 124, Aug. 16th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs. A’s

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander comes to save the day. Join the discussion. It’s been a bit of a rough patch for the Astros of late. They had to play three games in Chicago in the course of 18 hours. Their scheduled starter in one of them, Gerrit Cole, couldn’t go, and then the Stros had to fly to Oakland. They are on a mini three game losing streak, losing the last two in Chicago and a bomb fest in Oakland last night. Both teams crushed four home runs each, but the A’s had one more runner on base with theirs, so they won 7-6. Justin Verlander, (15-4, 2.82 ERA)...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 15, 2019
Game thread 123, August 15th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs A’s

Game thread 123, August 15th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs A’s

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports The Astros go West Young man. Can Aaron Sanchez continue the magic against the Oakland A’s? Join the discussion. The Astros had a rough time in my kind of town, the city of broad shoulders, yeah, blasted Chicago. They lost two out of three, had to play a double header, and played three games in the last two days getting only 9.1 innings from their starters in those three games.Which means the bullpen heads to California EXHAUSTED. Gerrit Cole did not appear for his scheduled start, complaining of hamstring discomfort, but reports at this time are that...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 15, 2019

Astros: Cole avoids major injury as pitching staff gets battered

The Astros got good news on Wednesday as Gerrit Cole avoided a major injury. The Astros pitching staff took a beating this week on the South Side, thanks in no small part to Gerrit Cole being a late scratch from the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The rest of the pitchers got hit pretty hard, […] Astros: Cole avoids major injury as pitching staff gets battered - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 14, 2019
Game thread 122, August 14th , 2019, 1:10 CDT, Astros vs. White Sox.

Game thread 122, August 14th , 2019, 1:10 CDT, Astros vs. White Sox.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros split a doubleheader yesterday and will try to take the series today behind Wade Miley. Join the discussion. The big news yesterday wasn’t the split doubleheader to a rebuilding team, but the pulling of Gerrit Cole from his scheduled start in the second game. Turns out it was hamstring discomfort, and according to reports after the game, it doesn’t appear to be too serious. Hopefully by game time we will get more information confirming this optimistic report from last night. Today the Astros send Wade Miley,( 11-4, 2.99 ERA) one of the pleasant...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 14, 2019

Astros split doubleheader, Gerrit Cole scratched after warm-up

The Astros hoped to sweep a doubleheader with Zack Greinke and Gerrit Cole slated to start, but had to grind it out to get the split against the White Sox. After Monday night’s rainout, the Astros were facing three games in 24 hours with the doubleheader Tuesday and an afternoon game today. Everything was looking […] Astros split doubleheader, Gerrit Cole scratched after warm-up - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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