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The Crawfish Boxes Apr 14, 2019
Game Recap: Breaking News, Altuve Does not Homer. Astros Sweep Mariners Anyway with Game three Win, 3-2.

Game Recap: Breaking News, Altuve Does not Homer. Astros Sweep Mariners Anyway with Game three Win, 3-2.

Gerrit Cole dominant in first season win, Aledmys Diaz smacks game winning home run to clinch Astros’ ninth straight win. Coming into this series, the Seattle Mariners as a team were hitting 169 wRC+. Just for perspective, that’s 69% better than league average, and 43 points higher than the 1927 New York Yankees. They were leading the league in just about every meaningful batting statistic. Then they had to face Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Last night Justin Verlander held these erstwhile West Coast Bombers from the city Boeing built to one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts....

Cole strikes out 11, Diaz homers, Astros win 3-2 at Seattle

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in six innings, Aledmys Diaz homered and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 victory Sunday.
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 14, 2019
Game 16 Thread: April 14th, 2019, 3:10 CDT. Astros vs. Mariners

Game 16 Thread: April 14th, 2019, 3:10 CDT. Astros vs. Mariners

Astros go for 9 nine straight and a sweep in Seattle. Join the discussion. It was an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel last night between to old-hands; Cy Young winners Justin Verlander and King Felix Hernandez. Our own Verlander won the duel, with a little help from Jose Altuve’s seventh home run and sixth in five games. Roberto Osuna got his sixth save, preserving the 3-1 win, the Astros’ eighth straight. Tonight Gerrit Cole faces Marco Gonzalez as the AStros go for the sweep. Lineup below. ⚾️ 3:10pm CT @ATTSportsNetSW @SportsTalk790 & 850 AM#TakeItBack...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 10, 2019
Wednesday’s open thread

Wednesday’s open thread

Welcome to Wednesday’s open thread Fun fact: Gerrit Cole is my favorite player not on the Yankees. I badly wanted the Yankees to trade for him before the 2018 season. I got very excited when a late-December 2017 rumor emerged suggesting a deal was close. Alas, it was not meant to be. I am still picking him for the cover art though. The Yankees wrap up their series with the Astros tonight, and we’ll have a game thread, instant reaction, full recap - the whole nine. In the meantime, use this as your open thread for the day. Fun Questions Will the Yankees sign Gerrit Cole if he hits...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 9, 2019
Game 12 Thread. April 9th, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Yankees vs. Astros

Game 12 Thread. April 9th, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Yankees vs. Astros

Gerrit Cole hopes to take over where Justin Verlander left off as the Astros go for five straight against the visiting Yankees. Join the discussion. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than to be good, and last night the Astros had a little of both, getting the winning run on Carlos Correa’s broken bat, swinging bunt single, to win 4-3 Houston’s Gerrit Cole faces the 24 year old Nicaraguan, Jonathon Loaisiga, who in 28.2 career innings has a 4.71 ERA. Here is today’s line up. OPEN 5:00pm⚾️ 7:10pm @espn & @ATTSportsNetSW @SportsTalk790 & 850 AM#TakeItBack...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 9, 2019
Yankees at Astros: Jonathan Loaisiga vs. Gerrit Cole

Yankees at Astros: Jonathan Loaisiga vs. Gerrit Cole

Can the Yankees bounce back in game two in Houston? There was some good things to come out of last night game for the Yankees. The offense put up some runs against Justin Verlander. Masahiro Tanaka had a good outing. Unfortunately, the Yankees still lost because baseball is weird sometimes. The bullpen, which is one of the main strength of the Yankees’ team, coughed up a lead, dooming the team to a loss. Now we move to game two of the series tonight. Based on the pitching match up alone, this is a game that, on paper, is not in the Yankees’ favor. However, if things went haywire last...
NorthJersey.com Apr 9, 2019
New York Yankees, Houston Astros lineups announced for Tuesday

New York Yankees, Houston Astros lineups announced for Tuesday

The Yankees (5-5) will have Jonathan Loaisiga (0-0, 2.25) on the mound, while the Astros (6-5) will counter with Gerrit Cole (0-2, 3.00).        
Lone Star Ball Apr 4, 2019
Thoughts on a 4-0 Rangers win

Thoughts on a 4-0 Rangers win

Rangers 4, Astros 0 Rangers 4, Astros 0 Well, folks, that was a shutout against the A.L. West favorite Houston Astros, and with Gerrit Cole on the mound for them to boot. Texas takes the series from the Astros, and did damage against not just Cole but also Justin Verlander in the series, while being shut down by Brad Peacock. Mike Minor had what was easily the best start for a Ranger pitcher so far this season, going seven shutout innings with 7 Ks, walking 2 and allowing just 5 hits. The Astros never got a runner to third base, and the closest thing to trouble Minor got into was when...

Minor victory for Rangers in 4-0 win over frustrated Astros

Mike Minor pitched seven sharp innings for the Texas Rangers in a 4-0 victory Wednesday night over the frustrated Astros, whose starter Gerrit Cole immediately after his final out went to the home plate umpire who earlier ejected Houston's manager and hitting coach for arguing balls and strikes.
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 3, 2019
Game 7 Thread: April 3rd, 2019, 7:05 CDT. Astros vs. Rangers

Game 7 Thread: April 3rd, 2019, 7:05 CDT. Astros vs. Rangers

With Gerrit Cole on the mound, the Astros hope to take the rubber match of the series against the Rangers. Join the discussion. Well, the Astros scored four runs last night, enough to win every other game they played this year. But last night Justin Verlander, of all people, melted down, allowing four runs in four innings, and by the time Fraber Valdez was done pitching relief, the Astros had lost their fourth game in a row, 6-4. The Astros left 11 runners on base, and were 1-11 with RISP. For the season the Astros are batting .100 with RISP. Tonight Gerrit Cole faces the Rangers’ Mike...
Lone Star Ball Apr 3, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup: Delino sits, Pence starts

Texas Rangers lineup: Delino sits, Pence starts

Chris Woodward gives Joey Gallo his first start of the season in center field Texas Rangers lineup for April 3, 2019 against the Houston Astros: Starting pitchers are Mike Minor for Texas and Gerrit Cole for Houston. Delino DeShields has struggled a bit in the first five games, and he’s getting a day off against a very tough righthander in Gerrit Cole today. Hunter Pence is getting the start at left field, with Joey Gallo moving to center field. The lineup: Choo — DH Odor — 2B Elvis — SS Mazara — RF Gallo — CF Cabrera — 3B Pence — LF Guzman — 1B Mathis — C
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 1, 2019
Astros Crawfish Boil: April 1st, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: April 1st, 2019

Start your week with some of the best Astros links around Astros News The offense would waist a superb effort by Collin McHugh in the third game against the Rays (Houston Chronicle)And the fourth wasn’t much better as the ‘stros dropped three straight on their way out of Tampa (Houston Chronicle)Here are ten observations after the Astros’ first series of the year (The Athletic, $$$)And here are five more (Houston Sportsmap)A common theme this weekend was the offensive woes (House of Houston)Gerrit Cole thinks players should push back on owners about their ridiculous arbitration belt...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 30, 2019
Game 3 Thread. March 30th, 2019, 5:10 CDT. Astros vs. Rays.

Game 3 Thread. March 30th, 2019, 5:10 CDT. Astros vs. Rays.

After a shaky Spring, Collin McHugh makes his return as Astros starting pitcher. Join the discussion. The Astros lost a tough one last night that it seems they should have won. They blew a great start by Gerrit Cole, featuring 10 strikeouts, by allowing three unearned runs from an error by Aledmys Diaz, handing the Rays a 4-2 win. The Astros scoring came off a double by Michael Brantley, who homered the night before. Nice to see one of our new Astros starting off on fire. 2 for 1 special. Brantley opens up the game with a 2 RBI double. #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/NYb3oVZ2jq— Houston...
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 30, 2019

Astros: Cole’s gem flawed by 3 run error in 4-2 loss

The Houston Astros and pitcher Gerrit Cole suffer a tough 4-2 loss after the Rays score three runs following an error by Aledmys Diaz. Cole pitched a quality start for the Astros giving up only one earned run and striking out ten batters. A costly errant throw by Aledmys Diaz in the third inning gave […] Astros: Cole’s gem flawed by 3 run error in 4-2 loss - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 29, 2019
Diaz error costs Astros, Cole in 4-2 Loss to Rays

Diaz error costs Astros, Cole in 4-2 Loss to Rays

Cole sharp, nonetheless, in 2019 debut Charlie Morton and Gerrit Cole are good buddies, so it’s understandable if both guys felt it was a little bittersweet having to face each other in their first start of the season Friday. But once you get between the lines, all the emotion and sentiment tends to fade pretty quickly. Charlie Morton struck out George Springer and had a 1-2-3 first inning against his former team. Gerrit Cole followed suit, notching consecutive strikeouts in the bottom half to start his season and then shattered Ji-Man Choi’s bat for a 1-2-3 inning of his own. OK, Game...

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