5:54 AM EDT, Wed October 23, 2019
The Crawfish Boxes 3 hours ago
Astros drop Game 1 of WS to Nationals at Minute Maid Park, 5-4

Astros drop Game 1 of WS to Nationals at Minute Maid Park, 5-4

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Cole not sharp, lobsters still biting Astros. Considering the post-season dominance of Gerrit Cole, heck considering his second half dominance, this was one game you thought you could chalk up in the win column for the Astros going in. Gerrit Cole hadn’t lost a game since May 22. He had only allowed one run in three post-season games this year. Yes, the Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is an ace, but the Astros should outhit the Nats, and when you get to their bullpen, you should be able to expand your lead. And it’s in Minute Maid Park. But tonight...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com 5 hours ago
20-year-old Juan Soto shines, Nationals topple Astros' Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of World Series

20-year-old Juan Soto shines, Nationals topple Astros' Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of World Series

Nationals outfielder Juan Soto homers and adds a two-run double off Astros ace Gerrit Cole to lead Washington to Game 1 win of the World Series.        
Climbing Tal's Hill 17 hours ago

World Series Game 1 preview: Astros and Nationals trot out the gunslingers

The World Series opens tonight with the Astros and Nationals bringing out their gunslingers, Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer, in what should be quite a battle. This is it. Game 1 of the World Series is just hours away. It’s what the Astros and Nationals have been working towards all year. What these players dreamed […] World Series Game 1 preview: Astros and Nationals trot out the gunslingers - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
House of Houston 18 hours ago

Houston Astros World Series: Analyzing the Cole vs Scherzer matchup

With Game 1 of the World Series set for the Houston Astros, how do pitchers Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer compare? Read on for tonight’s prediction. Houston Astros fans — the World Series will start tonight.  Houston Astros’ manager, AJ Hinch, has decided on his starters for the first three games.  Gerrit Cole will get […] Houston Astros World Series: Analyzing the Cole vs Scherzer matchup - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
TalkingChop 22 hours ago
The Daily Chop: The World Series is here

The Daily Chop: The World Series is here

Photo by Stephen Brashear/ The Astros and Nationals begin their quest for a title tonight. Though the Braves will not participate, baseball fans can get excited for the start of the World Series on Tuesday night. The pitching matchup for the first game will feature two of the best pitchers in baseball in Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole, who each have legitimate cases for the Cy Young Award in the respective leagues. They will face off with an eye toward grabbing a quick lead in the series, which will feature three incredible pitching matchups to begin play. The Astros reached the World...
Call to the Pen 23 hours ago

New York Yankees: Is it time to bring Gerrit Cole home?

The New York Yankees could have acquired Gerrit Cole before. Will they rectify that mistake this offseason? Houston Astros star pitcher Gerrit Cole is having time of his life. Not only does he start game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, but many teams are also fighting to acquire him this off season. […] New York Yankees: Is it time to bring Gerrit Cole home? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Oct 21, 2019
Three lessons the Yankees can learn from the ALCS

Three lessons the Yankees can learn from the ALCS

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Most importantly, pitching needs to be addressed. After a Game Six loss to the Astros, we’re left with countless moments fans will remember as reasons the Yankees lost. They can go as far back as the Yankees’ refusal to give up elite prospect talent to acquire Gerrit Cole before the 2018 season, or the failure to acquire anything at the 2019 trade deadline. More specifically, one can point to the endless missed opportunities across the ALCS. Outside of Game One, every game seemed close, and the Yankees had chances to win time after time. Those lost...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 21, 2019
Astros-Nationals: The History and Trivia of the Second All-Expansion World Series

Astros-Nationals: The History and Trivia of the Second All-Expansion World Series

Thank goodness these two teams share a Spring Training complex, because otherwise, we would have no recent photos with both of them | Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports 2019 becomes just the second World Series without one of MLB original teams; a look behind the histories of the two teams involved, and the challenges they’ve faced along the way There are a lot of interesting angles to take on this year’s Astros-Nationals World Series. From the potential all-time pitching matchups between Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Zack Greinke, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Patrick Corbin;...
Newsday Oct 20, 2019

Five questions facing the Yankees this offseason

Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius, Dellin Betances and more.
Call to the Pen Oct 20, 2019

Yankees could’ve traded for Verlander, Cole but now pay price

The New York Yankees had a chance to trade for Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander and now they are paying the price for their inaction. The Houston Astros just beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS for the second time in three seasons, and it is with two starters who could be in Yankees […] Yankees could’ve traded for Verlander, Cole but now pay price - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Oct 19, 2019
ALCS Game 5: Yankees vs Astros

ALCS Game 5: Yankees vs Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The New York Yankees avoided elimination Friday night with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros in Game 5. The series shifts back to Houston where the Astros will again try to close things out in Game 6. Neither team has announced their pitching plans but both will go with bullpen games leaving Gerrit Cole and Luis Severino for a potential Game 7. Yankees vs Astros (Houston leads 3-2) Time: 8:08 p.m. ET Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas TV: FS1
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 19, 2019
Astros Crawfish Potluck: October 19th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Potluck: October 19th, 2019

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Start your weekend by telling us some of the best Astros links around Well I guess in the end it was a little much to ask for the Astros to beat the second best team in the AL in three straight games at home. Still, Houston will have two chances to close it out at home, an ideal situation, with one of those games anchored by Gerrit Cole as the starter, which is even more ideal. Still, with JV going on the mound and some more of the hitting-with-RISP blues going on in this one, it certainly felt like an opportunity that slipped away. Either way, the Astros are in...
Newsday Oct 17, 2019

Yankees could use more distance from starting pitchers in ALCS

The Astros' rotation has been going deeper than Yankees' starters and they have Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke on their side.
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 17, 2019
ALCS Game 4 Preview, Astros vs Yankees, 7:10 CDT

ALCS Game 4 Preview, Astros vs Yankees, 7:10 CDT

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The Astros hope to achieve an imposing 3-1 series advantage with a win in today’s make-up game in New York. The Astros are up in the seven game ALCS series 2-1 after Tuesday’s 4-1 win in New York behind the seven inning shutout by Gerrit Cole. The Astros have to feel a little bit fortunate to be in this situation, having only scored seven runs and gotten only 17 hits in the first three games of the series. The Astros’ team OPS during the ALCS is just .591. The Yankees are only a little better, hitting .668 for the series. In Game 3 the Yankees...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 16, 2019

Astros Gerrit Cole is steamrolling through the postseason

Gerrit Cole had the best season of his career for the Astros this year, but he’s not done yet. What he has done in the postseason so far is simply amazing. Sometimes we seem to take things for granted and fail to realize the relevance of what we are experiencing. We begin to expect certain […] Astros Gerrit Cole is steamrolling through the postseason - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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