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The Crawfish Boxes Sep 19, 2022
Astros Clinch Another Division Pennant! Starting Tandem Shuts Out Rays 4-0

Astros Clinch Another Division Pennant! Starting Tandem Shuts Out Rays 4-0

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Luis Garcia and Hunter Brown overpower Rays offense. Altuve lead-off homer and Bregman double the big run producers. Even the backend of the Astros’ starting rotation overpowers the American League. Tonight, Luis Garcia and Hunter Brown combined for an eight-inning, tandem-start shutout of likely playoff-bound Tampa Bay Rays. The 4-0 victory clinched the AL West for the Astros for the fifth time in six years. The Astros struck first, with yes, you guessed it, yet another leadoff homer by Jose Altuve. (How does he do it in visiting ballparks?...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 15, 2022
Game 144 Thread, September 15, 2022, 6:20 CT. Astros @ A’s

Game 144 Thread, September 15, 2022, 6:20 CT. Astros @ A’s

Photo by Bob Levey/ Lance McCullers hopes to continue to round into shape agaisnt the As’ James Kaprielian For more on this game and the series with the A’s, check out ckuno’s analysis HERE. Here are the lineups. Yordan and his “hurt” hand are in the lineup but Jose Altuve is getting a rest.
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 10, 2022
Los Angeles Angels 6, Houston Astros 1

Los Angeles Angels 6, Houston Astros 1

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports The Astros came up short against the Angels on Saturday night. The Astros and the Angels played the second game of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park with 38,533 in the house on Saturday night. Taylor Ward got to Houston starter José Urquidy quickly, driving in Mike Trout with a one-out single in the first inning for a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first, Jose Altuve scored the tying run after singling, taking second on a wild pitch, and coming home on a Yuli Gurriel single. Anaheim made quick work of the newly retied contest,...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 30, 2022
Framber Valdez Handcuffs Rangers. Astros Take Game One 4-2

Framber Valdez Handcuffs Rangers. Astros Take Game One 4-2

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Altuve homer, double, Pena’s three hits provide the firepower. The Astors looked poised to tee off on Rangers starter Dane Dunning in the first inning. Jose Altuve led off with a double, followed by a Jeremy Pena single. Alex Bregman drilled a short line drive to left for a sacrifice fly scoring Altuve, followed by a hard Kyle Tucker single up the middle. But the rally ended with a Yuli Gurriel double play. The Astros added two more runs in the third, starting with a lead-off homer by Altuve, his 22nd of the season. Tuve. ...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 30, 2022

Yuli Gurriel Doesn’t Belong in the Two-Spot in the Lineup

Over the past several weeks, Yuli Gurriel has been the placeholder in the two-spot in the Houston Astros’ lineup in Michael Brantley’s absence.  The coveted two-spot in this particular lineup is protected on either side by the powerful bat of Yordan Alvarez and the veteran Jose Altuve and therefore gives plenty of opportunities to drive in runs […] Yuli Gurriel Doesn’t Belong in the Two-Spot in the Lineup - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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