9:09 AM EDT, Tue September 18, 2018
Climbing Tal's Hill 9 hours ago

Astros: Josh James to make his second MLB start tomorrow

The Astros make a switch in the pitching rotation to give Gerrit Cole a few extra days rest. With less than two weeks before the regular season concludes, the Astros will try to give some starting pitchers some rest. You don’t want to skip a turn in the rotation because it could throw the pitcher […] Astros: Josh James to make his second MLB start tomorrow - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Sep 15, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jason Martin Struggles at Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 4 players in the Gerrit Cole trade last winter.  One of them was a prospect who burst onto the scene at Double-A. Back when the Pittsburgh Pirates sent pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros they received 4 players back in the deal.  Of the 4 players, only 1 was considered […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jason Martin Struggles at Triple-A - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 14, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 14th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 14th, 2018

Start your morning with the top headlines in baseball. Astros News Astros promote Brandon Taubman to assistant general manager (Houston Chronicle) Astros’ Gerrit Cole toils through short outing against Tigers (Houston Chronicle) With Charlie Morton, the Astros must balance September workload with potential October impact (The Athletic) Bullpen is the area the Astros face the toughest decisions for playoff roster (The Athletic) Carlos Correa is struggling more than he ever has. (SB Nation) Around the League Arenado, Story clock milestone moonshots (MLB.com) Rizzo wears uni on flight, says...
Bless You Boys Sep 12, 2018
Game 146 Preview: Astros at Tigers

Game 146 Preview: Astros at Tigers

Cole dominated the Tigers in their first meeting prior to the All-Star break. Despite being at a large talent disadvantage, the Detroit Tigers have kept things close so far in their series against the Houston Astros. Francisco Liriano went toe-to-toe with Justin Verlander for a while in the series opener, but the Tigers offense couldn’t get over the hump against their former ace. Then, Detroit nearly came back from an early hole, but dropped a winnable 5-4 contest on Tuesday. Now, they get to face Gerrit Cole again. Yay. Cole dominated the Tigers in their first meeting, striking out eight...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 12, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 12th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 12th, 2018

Start your morning with the top headlines in baseball. Astros News Astros’ deep bullpen helps secure victory over Tigers (Houston Chronicle) Astros give George Springer a scheduled off day Tuesday (Houston Chronicle) Astros’ Lance McCullers scheduled to face live hitters (Houston Chronicle) Astros reliever Brad Peacock diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease (Houston Chronicle) Astros’ 3 homers enough to hold off Tigers (Astros.com) Gerrit Cole, Dallas Keuchel, and Charlie Morton on Developing Their Fastballs. Fangraphs. Around the League A’s Manaea having surgery, may miss...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 8, 2018
Game Thread no. 142. Red Sox at Houston Astros. Sept 8, 2018, 3:05 CDT

Game Thread no. 142. Red Sox at Houston Astros. Sept 8, 2018, 3:05 CDT

The Astros seek to remind the boston Red Sox where the World Series trophy rests. Come join the discussion for game 2 in Boston The Astros took the first game of the three game series in Boston, finding their bats late but coming from behind to take a 6-3 victory over the AL East leaders. Tony Kemp led the come back with a two run pinch hit double, but excellent pitching from starter Gerrit Cole and the bullpen kept the Sox potent offense under control. Today Charlie Morton come back from a minor shoulder issue to face Eduardo Rodriguez, who in over 100 innings has 12 wins and a 3.34 ERA. ...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 7, 2018
Game Thread no. 141. Red Sox at Houston Astros. Sept 7, 2018

Game Thread no. 141. Red Sox at Houston Astros. Sept 7, 2018

While the Red Sox have the advantage in record, the Astros run differential still has them beat (235 vs 223) Today’s match up with feature Red Sox - David Price - 14-6 with a 3.60 ERA vs Gerrit Cole - 13-5 with a 2.86 ERA Line up is as follows”: Springer - RF Altuve - 2B Bregman - 3B Correa - SS White - DH Gurriel - 1B Reddick - LF Maldonado - C Marisnick /cf
The Republican Sep 7, 2018
Rafael Devers out, Eduardo Nunez in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Houston Astros' Gerrit Cole

Rafael Devers out, Eduardo Nunez in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Houston Astros' Gerrit Cole

Rafael Devers likely will start at third for the Red Sox on Saturday vs. Astros righty Charlie Morton. Eduardo Nunez will start Sunday vs. lefty Dallas Keuchel.
Call to the Pen Sep 4, 2018

Houston Astros: Cole and Verlander notch strikeout milestone

Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander are two reasons why the Houston Astros lead the American League West. And they matched a surprising statistic fans haven’t seen since 2003. The Houston Astros didn’t develop their two best starting pitchers in the farm system. Instead, they acquired them via trade, then let pitching coach Brent Strom work […] Houston Astros: Cole and Verlander notch strikeout milestone - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 3, 2018
Game Recap: Springer, Bregman Bombs Shatter Halos. Stros Win 4-2.

Game Recap: Springer, Bregman Bombs Shatter Halos. Stros Win 4-2.

Gerrit Cole earns 13th win. Astros maintain 2.5 game lead in AL West. It was the return of Showtime, Shohei Ohtani time, to the mound and national stage tonight after a several month hiatus. He was pretty good, except for the walk he gave up to Tony Kemp, and the curve, just like the pitch before, that he threw to George Springer, yielding a Crawford Box home run. It was George’s first home run since August 5th, his 20th of the year, and it was all it took to make Ohtanisan the losing pitcher. His opponent, Gerrit Cole, like Ohtani and the Astros’ newest pitcher, Josh James, one of the...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 2, 2018
Game Thread no. 135. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 2, 2018, 7:05 CDT

Game Thread no. 135. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 2, 2018, 7:05 CDT

Join the discussion as the Astros seek to build on last night’s 8th inning slugfest and get a split in the four game sereis with the Angels It was fun to watch the Astros’ bats break out in the eighth inning last night as they took game three of the four game series 7-3. The Astros recaptured a 2.5 lead in the AL West, and Josh James debuted last night. Although he gave up a three run home run and had shaky command early on, his potential as a TOR pitcher should be crystal clear to any experienced observer of last night’s game. Did I say 101 on the gun? Tonight Gerrit Cole faces...
Halos Heaven Sep 2, 2018
Game 137 - For. The. Sho: Pregame Picks

Game 137 - For. The. Sho: Pregame Picks

Angels @ Astros - 5:10 PM YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT! The link to today’s game will now be on the top. HERE Yesterday, Kole Calhoun hit a shot, and that was it for the offense. View results HERE Probables: Shohei Ohtani (LAA) vs. Gerrit Cole (HOU) Salivating. After you complete the form, make sure you check if your entry submitted HERE Good luck! Comment below!
Call to the Pen Sep 1, 2018

Houston Astros need a prime Gerrit Cole now more than ever

Astros newcomer Gerrit Cole made quite an impression during a ridiculous month of April. He set a franchise record with the immense amount of strikeouts he compiled. But he’s been in a slump as of late. And with two-fifths of the team’s rotation injured, Cole needs to rebound soon. It seemed bound to happen. After […] Houston Astros need a prime Gerrit Cole now more than ever - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys Aug 24, 2018
Michael Fulmer could take a hint from Gerrit Cole

Michael Fulmer could take a hint from Gerrit Cole

Let’s try to engineer a breakout for Fulmer in Detroit instead of it happening elsewhere. Before Michael Fulmer returns from the disabled list on Friday to face the Chicago White Sox in his first start since July 14th, it’s worth considering the peculiar position he and the Detroit Tigers are in relation one another. For over a year now, there have been quiet trade rumors following the big right-hander but nothing that seemed close to a deal. All parties involved want to see Fulmer progress into the frontline starter he’s capable of becoming, but the Tigers also have ulterior motives....
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 20, 2018
Game Thread no. 123. Houston Astros at Seattle M’s. Aug. 20, 2018, 3:10 CDT

Game Thread no. 123. Houston Astros at Seattle M’s. Aug. 20, 2018, 3:10 CDT

The Astros (75-49, 1st in AL West) continue their West Coast farewell tour with 2018’s penultimate series against the Mariners (71-53, 3rd in AL West) The Astros seek to increase their lead in a tight AL West race. The Mariner’s, although in third place, are still within striking distance at 4.5 games behind the Astros. The Astros will play tonight without the services of the reinjured George Springer, who has a quad injury. On the mound, Gerrit Cole faces venerable Felix Hernandez. Here are the lineups. For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure Game 1: Monday, August...

Gerrit Cole Photos

Astros Player News

  • 2

    Justin Verlander

    Astros Crawfish Boil: September 18, 2018

  • 2

    Tyler White

    Fresno falls in PCL Championship as Astros seek new affiliate

  • 1

    George Springer

    Daniel Vogelbach’s pinch-hit grand slam gives Mariners win to open series in Houston

  • 1

    Gerrit Cole

    Astros: Josh James to make his second MLB start tomorrow

  • 1

    Hector Rondon

    MLB Playoff Picture Update: The Dodgers win a big one over the Rockies

  • 1

    Ken Giles

    Blue Jays: Ken Giles is money when it matters most

  • Alex Bregman

    Astros Crawfish Boil: September 17th, 2018

  • Jose Altuve

    Preview, #150: 9/16 @ Astros

  • Charlie Morton

    Snake Bytes 9/16: Houston We Have... Whatever

  • Dallas Keuchel

    Snake Bytes 9/15: Diamondbacks Score Texas-Size Win