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The Crawfish Boxes Jul 18, 2018
American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

A great night to be a fan of the Houston Astros I don’t think the Houston Astros could have planned a better night for the team in a game that features the best stars in all of baseball. Alright, well maybe they could have planned a couple of innings for Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, but overall, the Astros were front and center tonight in front of a national audience. Quite honestly, Houston’s impact on the game was more negative than positive before the 10th inning, as Jose Altuve recorded his first ever hit in the All Star Game but then Charlie Morton allowed two solo home runs...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 17, 2018
2018 MLB All Star Game Thread

2018 MLB All Star Game Thread

Join the conversation as the Houston Astros will be well represented tonight in our nation’s capital Well, we already know that pitchers Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole will not be making an appearance in tonight’s All Star Game, but Houston will still be well represented. 2017 American League MVP Jose Altuve will bat 2nd for the American League and start the game. From what I remember, starters usually play 3-4 innings but that is always, of course, subject to change. With AJ Hinch managing the squad, I’m sure he’ll want to conserve Altuve for the regular season. Alex Bregman will...
Jose Altuve: Ozzie Albies ‘one of best hitters I’ve ever seen’

Jose Altuve: Ozzie Albies ‘one of best hitters I’ve ever seen’

Astros MVP second baseman Jose Altuve made waves when declared Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies a better player than himself earlier in the season.
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 12, 2018

Astros: All-Star Alex Bregman to participate in the Home Run Derby

The All-Star break is approaching, and the Astros are well-represented in the festivities. When the Astros wrap up their current homestand on Sunday against the Tigers, five of their players along with the coaches will make the journey to Washington D.C. to partake in the All-Star festivities. Jose Altuve George Springer Alex Bregman Justin Verlander […] Astros: All-Star Alex Bregman to participate in the Home Run Derby - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 11, 2018
Has Alex Bregman Become the Most Valuable Astro? Astros Trending, Part I

Has Alex Bregman Become the Most Valuable Astro? Astros Trending, Part I

Who will History deem was the best Astro of the championship era? Note: This is not a Hawt Taek. It was researched and mostly written before Tuesday night’s two home run and fourth walk-off game by Alex Bregman. Most statistics are from Monday afternoon. As of this writing who leads the Astros in the most accurate statistical category of hitting, wRC+, in 2018? Is it Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa or Alex Bregman? Since you read the title of this article you already know: it’s Bregman, 152 to Altuve’s 151. Who has the highest slugging percentage, the most home runs, the...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 8, 2018
The All Star Selections

The All Star Selections

Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole selected from the Astros The American League Team Starters C - Wilson Ramos, Rays (2) 1B - Jose Abreu, White Sox (2) 2B - Jose Altuve, Astros (6) SS - Manny Machado, Orioles (4) 3B - Jose Ramirez, Indians (2) OF - Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3) OF - Aaron Judge, Yankees (2) OF - Mike Trout, Angels (7) DH - J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (2) Pitchers Justin Verlander, Astros (7) Corey Kluber, Indians (3) Chris Sale, Red Sox (7) Luis Severino, Yankees (2) Gerrit Cole, Astros (2) Jose Berrios, Twins (1) J.A. Happ, Blue Jays...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 8, 2018
Game Recap: Suicide Stros Sweep Series. Gonzalez Squeeze Bunt Puts Houston 2-1 Over Chi-Sox

Game Recap: Suicide Stros Sweep Series. Gonzalez Squeeze Bunt Puts Houston 2-1 Over Chi-Sox

Astros Take Season Series over Chicago 7-0. After scoring 27 runs and mashing 38 hits in the first three wins in the series against White Sox, the Astros resorted to small ball today, scoring the winning run on a two strike suicide squeeze by Marwin Gonzalez, plating Yuli Gurriel. Gurriel got on base with a lead off double in the seventh inning, one of only three hits the Astros managed all day. Gurriel was the White Sox nemesis this weekend, going 6-13 and accumulating 7 RBI. The Astros only other run was on a Jose Altuve home run in the 4th, his ninth of the year. This game settled into...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 6, 2018
Game Recap: Never Settle, Never Quit. Springer, Gurriel Get the Clutch Hit.

Game Recap: Never Settle, Never Quit. Springer, Gurriel Get the Clutch Hit.

Another Astros walk-off. Houston over Chi-Sox 4-3 Verlander Regression? Who say dat? Coming back from several recent poor starts, Justin Verlander silenced doubters with seven strong innings with 10 strikeouts. Just one blemish, a two run homer to Omar Narvaez in the sixth inning. Great job Justin. Unfortunately that tied the game with the only Astros runs to that point coming from a Jose Altuve 417 foot two run bomb in the fifth. That’s ok, we got the bats, and we got the pen, right? Chris Devenski, (1.57 ERA), shutdown relief ace, came in to keep the Sox down and set up the Stros...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 5, 2018

Astros: Let’s vote Yuli Gurriel into the 2018 All-Star Game

Let’s vote for Yuli Gurriel to join the Astros going to DC for the 2018 All-Star Game. With about 12 hours left to vote in your favorite Astros for the 2018 All-Star Game, there is one close race. It looks like Jose Altuve should win the second base job and several Astros are in the mix. […] Astros: Let’s vote Yuli Gurriel into the 2018 All-Star Game - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Republican Jul 2, 2018
MLB All-Star Game 2018: Red Sox Mookie Betts, Houston Astro Jose Altuve battle for most votes

MLB All-Star Game 2018: Red Sox Mookie Betts, Houston Astro Jose Altuve battle for most votes

Houston Astro Jose Altuve holds the lead for the most votes for the 2018 All-Star Game. Can Red Sox Mookie Betts catch up?
NESN.com Jun 26, 2018

MLB All-Star Voting Update: Mookie Betts Loses AL Lead To Jose Altuve

Mookie Betts isn’t used to being in second place. But such is the case after the latest American League ballot... Read More »
The Republican Jun 19, 2018
All-Star Game 2018 voting: Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts loses No. 1 spot in voting to Jose Altuve

All-Star Game 2018 voting: Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts loses No. 1 spot in voting to Jose Altuve

The latest update on fan voting for the 2018 All-Star Game is out -- and J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts still have strong leads for a starting spot.

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