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The Crawfish Boxes Jun 18, 2019
Astros Prospect Report: June 17th, 2019

Astros Prospect Report: June 17th, 2019

See how the prospects performed last night! Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (42-28) lost 3-2 (BOX SCORE) Bielak started and had a good outing allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work. Tacoma scored 2 more runs of McCurry in the 7th to go up 3-0. The Express got two runs in the 8th on a Ferguson RBI triple and Reed RBI groundout. The Express loaded the bases in the 9th but were unable to score and lost 3-2. Note: Ferguson is hitting .433 with 10 XBH in 15 games in June. Alex De Goti, 2B: 1-for-3, BB Jose Altuve, DH:...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 17, 2019

Astros Triple-A Notes: Altuve, McHugh, Stassi make rehab appearances

Three Astros made rehab appearances for the Round Rock Express, with mixed results. Several injured Astros are on the mend, and three of them have been attempting to shake off the rust in Round Rock. Jose Altuve, Collin McHugh and Max Stassi have all appeared with the Express over the past few days, but only […] Astros Triple-A Notes: Altuve, McHugh, Stassi make rehab appearances - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 14, 2019
The Astros have been extraordinarily lucky. Post-injuries Astros Trending.

The Astros have been extraordinarily lucky. Post-injuries Astros Trending.

We’ll take it Jose Altuve: down. Carlos Correa: down. George Springer: down. Aledmys Diaz: down. No problem, the Astros are a juggernaut, the next man up, right? Jack Mayfield, Myles Straw, Derek Fisher, this organization is deep. The Astros can replace three superstars and get even better. If you look at the record, they have. To prove that we have to establish when the injuries happened. The cut-off date of the injuries is a bit of a fluid concept, since they didn’t all happen on the same day. But I’m going to use May 20th, that’s the day MVP candidate Springer went down with...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 13, 2019

Astros: Once Altuve, Springer & Co. return, who stays and who goes?

The Astros will have some big decisions to make when Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa and the rest of the injured return. As I discussed yesterday, the Astros currently have seven players on the 10-day Injured List. Altuve and Springer are nearing their return, with Max Stassi and Collin McHugh closely behind. Then, hopefully, […] Astros: Once Altuve, Springer & Co. return, who stays and who goes? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 12, 2019

Astros: Injury updates on Altuve, Springer, Diaz, and McHugh

Astros’ stars Jose Altuve and George Springer are on the mend, Aledmys Diaz has a setback and Collin McHugh is hard at work, as they all strive to return. To put it mildly, the Astros have gone through a rough patch in recent weeks, when it comes to injuries. Counting Joe Smith, who started the […] Astros: Injury updates on Altuve, Springer, Diaz, and McHugh - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Halos Heaven Jun 10, 2019
Tommy La Stella > Jose Altuve: All Star Voting Update

Tommy La Stella > Jose Altuve: All Star Voting Update

Jose Altuve is pretty awesome. But Tommy La Stella is awesomer. Don’t believe me? Check in on the first All Star voting update. This isn’t just some fan crazy voting either (see Kansas City Royals). Tommy La Stella DESERVES to be the AL starter at second base, even if this voting order doesn’t stick. Top WAR? Tommy La Stella. Most home runs? La Stella. Best OBP? wRC+? Yea - Tommy La Stella! DJ LeMahieu will certainly give La Stella a run for top vote getter because, you know - MFY. But we know who SHOULD start at second base for the AL. I mean - does the AL want to win the game or...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 8, 2019
Game 66 Thread: June 8th, 2019, 3:10 CDT. Orioles vs. Astros.

Game 66 Thread: June 8th, 2019, 3:10 CDT. Orioles vs. Astros.

Another exciting extra inning win last night. Can Framber Valdez extend the Astros’ winning ways in his first start in 2019? Join the discussion. Did Yuli touch home last night? Was it catcher’s interference? Oh well, we win again in extra innings, that’s all the box score says. Today it’s game two against the Orioles at Minute Maid Park. Since losing all three of Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, and George Springer, the Astros are 11 out of 13. A bunch of those by close margins, like the last two games, won in extra innings. Framber Valdez gets his first start of the season in place of...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 7, 2019
Game 64 Thread: June 7th, 2019, 7:10 CDT, Orioles vs. Astros.

Game 64 Thread: June 7th, 2019, 7:10 CDT, Orioles vs. Astros.

A bruised but certainly not beaten Astros team returns home to face the 2012 Astros....I mean Orioles. Join the discussion. Since the third of the Core Four went down to injury on May 27, that is, Carlos Correa, the Astros are 8-2, having taken two of three from the Cubs, sweeping the A’s in Oakland, and taking three out of four from the Mariners in Seattle. Just to be clear, that’s the Astros without George Springer, without Jose Altuve, and without Carlos Correa. I might add former All-Star Aledmys Diaz and Collin McHugh for good measure. Just how do they do it? It was a Thriller...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 4, 2019
Astros: What If Yordan Alvarez Gets the Call Friday?

Astros: What If Yordan Alvarez Gets the Call Friday?

Could Jeff Luhnow give himself Yordan Alvarez as a birthday present this weekend? Despite multiple injuries, the Astros still have a 41-20 record and are nine games up in the AL West. When the team was healthy, they did an excellent job building up a lead to lessen the blow. Typically, teams battling injuries play .500 ball, but the Astros keep winning series. After sweeping the Athletics, they won again last night behind Josh Reddick and four solid innings for Framber Valdez. Robinson Chirinos absolutely crushed a homer as well. They are doing this without Jose Altuve, George Springer,...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 2, 2019
Game Recap: Stros Sweep, Take A’s in 12 Innings 6-4.

Game Recap: Stros Sweep, Take A’s in 12 Innings 6-4.

Kids come through big again to lead the way for fifth win in last six games. What are the Astros without All Star shortstop Carlos Correa, MVP Jose Altuve, All Star utility man Aledmys Diaz, and World Series MVP George Springer? Well, so far, they’ve won five out of six games! And it’s the replacement players, namely Myles Straw and Derek Fisher, leading the way. Today Myles Straw wins bilbos Most Valuable Player Award, going three for four with a walk, scoring three runs and stealing three bases. One of the hits was a grounder to short that should have been a routine out but for...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 1, 2019
Astros Shortstop Carlos Correa and fiancé discuss fractured rib in video

Astros Shortstop Carlos Correa and fiancé discuss fractured rib in video

Correa and fiancé address internet rumors concerning cause of injury The Houston Astros are missing some of their top talents in their lineup. During a 162-game regular season, a team will deal with some injuries, just hopefully not all at once. We have seen Jose Altuve, George Springer, Aledmys Diaz, and Max Stassi all leave games with injuries. When a player gets hurt in game action, fans can accept it because they saw it happen. Most injuries happen in game action, but sometimes sh— happens, which is what happened with Carlos Correa. When a player gets hurt off the field, there is...
The Crawfish Boxes May 31, 2019
Game 57 Thread: May 31st, 2019, 9:10 CDT, Astros vs. A’s

Game 57 Thread: May 31st, 2019, 9:10 CDT, Astros vs. A’s

Brad Peacock starts the series against the A’s and Mike Fiers. Will he be no-hit Fiers or Dumpster Fiers? Join the discussion. The Astros are on the road after a 6-4 home stand, one marred by critical injuries to core players; George Springer, Carlos Correa, and Jose Altuve. And that’s just some of them. With all that, they still beat the Red Sox two out of three, as well as the Cubs. The A’s have won 10 of the last 12, but the two losses were the last two games they have played. Brad Peacock goes to the mound for the good guys tonight, hoping to keep his 12 inning scoreless streak...
The Crawfish Boxes May 31, 2019
How Many Games will the Injuries Cost the Astros?

How Many Games will the Injuries Cost the Astros?

Is it now a race in the AL West? How many games will the injuries cost the Astros? Here’s the quick answer: between four and five. How did I arrive at that? The injuries I have accounted for are the ones to George Springer, Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, and Aledmys Diaz. They are four of the top nine contributors to the team by fWAR. I divided each players’ fWAR so far in the season by the number of games each player played to estimate the wins each player contributed per game played. Then I multiplied that by an estimate of how many games each player will miss. I added those numbers...
The Crawfish Boxes May 30, 2019
No, Seriously. How Did Carlos Correa Really Break His Rib?

No, Seriously. How Did Carlos Correa Really Break His Rib?

Carlos Correa was fine Monday. On Tuesday he had a broken rib. We’ve heard his explanation. Now it’s time for wild speculation and theories. The Houston Astros IL list is long. Collin McHugh, George Springer, Jose Altuve, Aledmys Diaz, and Max Stassi have all suffered injuries. There has been a mass transplant from Round Rock to Houston in the last couple weeks. On Memorial Day, Carlos Correa was fine. He sat happily in the dugout, playing with his Yuli Gurriel bobblehead doll, as even the best of us are known to do when we are given a day off from work. This team brings me...
The Crawfish Boxes May 28, 2019
Carlos Correa Out with Rib Injury. Jose Altuve’s Rehab Delayed by Right Knee Soreness

Carlos Correa Out with Rib Injury. Jose Altuve’s Rehab Delayed by Right Knee Soreness

Astros officially maintain neither injury is season-threatening. If you haven’t already heard, today is a cloudy day in Astroland, as Carlos Correa will not be in the lineup for the second straight day, complaining of rib soreness. He will be evaluated by team doctors. For more go HERE Jose Altuve suffered a setback during his rehab assignment for a hamstring injury, complaining of fatigue and soreness in his right knee, the one that underwent surgery during the off-season. He will remain on IL, and according to Jeff Luhnow, his situation should be resolved “in a few weeks.” In the...

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