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Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 14, 2018

Astros: Jose Altuve’s fifth consecutive 200 hit campaign in jeopardy

Due to his three week stint on the DL, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve may not reach 200 hits this season. Earlier this season I predicted that reigning A.L. MVP, Astros’ Jose Altuve will reach 200 hits to make it five consecutive hit seasons landing him on the list with Ichiro Suzuki who accomplished that from […] Astros: Jose Altuve’s fifth consecutive 200 hit campaign in jeopardy - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Detroit Sports Nation Sep 12, 2018

Houston Astros’ All-Star Jose Altuve has message for Detroit Tigers’ fans

He may only be 5’6″ tall but Houston Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is one of the best players in Major League Baseball. Altuve and his teammates are currently trying to wrap up the regular season so they can make a run at back-to-back World Series titles. Embed from But for the Astros, climbing to the pinnacle of Major League Baseball was not easy, nor was it easy for their fans. In fact, as recent as 2013, Altuve’s third season in the league, the Astros were easily the worst team in baseball as they finished the season 51-111. But the team had a plan that consisted of...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 10, 2018
Game Recap: Verlander Makes Tigers Purr. Stros 3-2.

Game Recap: Verlander Makes Tigers Purr. Stros 3-2.

JV strikes out 10 in Detroit homecoming. This is why Justin Verlander is so valuable to the Astros. After a late flight west from Boston, after a very tough and controversial walk-off loss to the AL leading Red Sox, the Astros’ fire seemed to be flickering a little dimly tonight. It’s good on nights like this to have Justin Verlander to carry the team on his shoulders. The Astros only scored three runs tonight, all unearned, on five hits, all singles. The runs all came in the third inning, starting with a George Springer walk with one out. Jose Altuve then reached on an error, followed...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 10, 2018
Game Recap: Beat Down in Bean Town. Red Sox Walk-Off in 9th, 6-5

Game Recap: Beat Down in Bean Town. Red Sox Walk-Off in 9th, 6-5

Moreland bloop single to left ends deadlock. These two teams expect to see each other again when it really counts. That will be something to watch. In the two previous victories the Astros came from behind and hung on to win. Tonight their chance to go ahead was nullified by one of the most dubious replay decisions that this writer has ever seen. With Jose Altuve on third and one out, he came home on a ground ball by Yuli Gurriel. Altuve slid behind the plate but the umpire ruled that the tag beat Altuve’s hand touching home base. Video loops seemed to confirm over and over again that...
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 6, 2018

Astros: Alex Bregman is all over the leaderboards

The Astros best position player in 2018 is not among the usual suspects. Here’s a hint: Look at the leaderboards. To start the 2018 season, the Astros had the reigning AL MVP, World Series MVP, and a highly talented All-Star shortstop. If I were a betting man I would’ve gambled that Jose Altuve, George Springer, […] Astros: Alex Bregman is all over the leaderboards - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 1, 2018
Game Recap: Ignominious End to a Not So August Month. Halos Over Stros 3-0

Game Recap: Ignominious End to a Not So August Month. Halos Over Stros 3-0

Rookie pitcher Framber Valdez Shines again. Offense lays another egg. The main story tonight: Tyler White did not hit a home run. Therefore, the Astros did not score a run. If you take away the two ninth inning home runs by Tyler White in the previous two games, the Astros would be 23 straight innings without a run. That’s despite Jose Altuve going 7 for 9 in the last two games. SEVEN OF NINE STRIKEOUTS that is. Altuve and Carlos Correa have left the bases loaded scoring no runs in three of the last four games. Manager A. J. Hinch blamed it on the umpire, and got ejected from the game. (...
House of Houston Aug 29, 2018

Houston Astros: The reason why Tyler White will have longevity with team

It has been quite a success story for infielder Tyler White with the Houston Astros. Here’s why he’ll certainly have longevity with the franchise. Look. The Houston Astros are looking like their old selves now that the bulk of roster is back in the fold from injury.  With George Springer, Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve […] Houston Astros: The reason why Tyler White will have longevity with team - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 26, 2018
Game Recap: Angels Go Rogue. McGuire Ejected after Second Astro Hit by Pitch. 8-3 Houston

Game Recap: Angels Go Rogue. McGuire Ejected after Second Astro Hit by Pitch. 8-3 Houston

Astros bats hit Angel pitches. Angel pitches hit Astros. OK, there was a game last night. Jose Altuve getting plunked hard on the elbow, then Shohei Ohtani, then Yuli Gurriel, wasn’t all there was to this game. What there was to this game, mainly, was the Astros continuing to hit. After scoring 10 runs Thursday, nine runs Friday, the Astros on Saturday night scored eight runs on 12 hits. Five Stros had multi-hit games, and Marwin Gonzalez had a two run homer, that after his grand slam last night. The Astros started early , with a lead off double by Alex Bregman to start the game, who...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 20, 2018

Astros get some help from Triple-A by recalling Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve is expected to be activated before tomorrow’s Astros game. Just one day after making his Triple-A debut, Jose Altuve got the news that he will be activated by the Astros from the DL before Tuesday’s game. After making his MLB debut in 2011, the 28-year-old second baseman hit the DL in his MLB […] Astros get some help from Triple-A by recalling Jose Altuve - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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