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Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 2, 2019

Astros option Straw, Urquidy, Abreu back to minors

The Astros sent three players back to the minors to make room for new additions. Following Thursday’s game, the Astros optioned Myles Straw, Jose Urquidy and Bryan Abreu back to the minors. This makes room for new acquisitions Zack Greinke, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini. Straw and Urquidy are headed to Triple-A Round Rock, while […] Astros option Straw, Urquidy, Abreu back to minors - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 31, 2019
Game thread 110, July 31st, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Astros vs Indians

Game thread 110, July 31st, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Astros vs Indians

The newest Astro, Zack Greinke, will not play tonight against the Indians | Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Oh yeah, there’s a game today. You’re already in the discussion, no doubt. There’s a game today, lest you forgot. Jose Urquidy pitches against the Indians, probably his last start of the year I reckon. Trade news, in case you just woke up. Zack Greinke comes to the Astros for four top prospects. Martin Maldonado comes to the Astros for Tony Kemp. Max Stassi goes to the Angels for prospects. Derek Fisher goes to Blue Jays for Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini, two pitchers who could...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 30, 2019
Series Preview: Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians

Series Preview: Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The west division-leading Astros head to Cleveland to meet the Indians at a pivotal point in their season- Could Trevor Bauer change dugouts? With their lead over Oakland back to a comfortable eight games, the Astros have to be feeling good as they sit neck and neck with the Yankees in the race for home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs. The emergence of Jose Urquidy has allayed some concerns about the back end of the rotation, and reinforcements figure to be on their way this week with the trade deadline falling on Wednesday. At the...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 27, 2019
Bullpen meltdown, dead bats, sink Astros in St Louis, 5-3

Bullpen meltdown, dead bats, sink Astros in St Louis, 5-3

Another Urquidy shutdown start, 3 Brantley RBI, not enough The St Louis Cardinals are the hottest team in baseball right now, and Paul Goldschmitt one of the hottest batters, And yet recent call-up from AAA, Jose Urquidy, seemed to have them on ice. In six innings the Cards could muster only one run on Urquidy, on four hits and two walks. He left the game with a two run lead and figured to be the winning pitcher, what with the shutdown 7-8-9th inning trio of Harris, Pressly and Osuna ready to do their usual deep-freeze on opponent bats. This may have been the only game in which the Astros...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 26, 2019
Game Thread 105. July 26, 2019, 7:15 CDT. Astros vs. Cardinals

Game Thread 105. July 26, 2019, 7:15 CDT. Astros vs. Cardinals

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports He’s baaaaaack. Join the discussion. Today should be officially proclaimed Carlos Correa Day. He’s baaaaack. After two months on IL we finally have the Core Four together again in the same lineup. Of course, it would have to be in a National League ball park, so there will be no Godzilla Alvarez presence. Let’s see how well pitchers handle a lineup of Springer, Altuve, Bregman, Brantley, Correa, Gurriel, Reddick, Chirinos and Alvarez. (That’s the lineup tonight, except for the pitcher, Jose Urquidy, who is batting ninth). Maybe...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 25, 2019

Astros makeshift starting rotation has been virtually untouchable

The Astros front office and A.J. Hinch have recently been improvising their starting rotation out of necessity, and it’s worked out quite well lately. With the 1-2-3 punch of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Wade Miley, along with rookies Rogelio Armenteros and Jose Urquidy, this makeshift rotation of the Astros has been pitching phenomenal baseball. […] Astros makeshift starting rotation has been virtually untouchable - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 21, 2019
Astros sweep! Pitching sparkles again in 5-3 win over Rangers

Astros sweep! Pitching sparkles again in 5-3 win over Rangers

Two Brantley homers the big blows Last night Jose Urquidy, rookie making his third major league start, held the Rangers to one run in seven innings. Today Rogelio Armenteros, another rookie, making his fourth appearance and first big league start, held the Rangers to one run in five innings. He got his first win, holding the cops to two hits, two walks while striking out six Ranger batters. In fourteen innings pitched this year, Armenteros has a 1.93 ERA. Have the Astros answered their questions concerning the 4th and 5th spots in the rotation? Obviously, larger samples are required...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 21, 2019

Urquidy, Armenteros making decision difficult for Astros

Jose Urquidy and Rogelio Armenteros both pitched well in their latest starts. The Astros suddenly have a difficult decision on their hands thanks to back-to-back strong starts from Jose Urquidy and Rogelio Armenteros. They’ll have to decide which of the two will get to make another start after each man just picked up his first […] Urquidy, Armenteros making decision difficult for Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 21, 2019
Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros go for a sweep behind rookie Rogelio Armenteros, Join the discussion Strong pitching last night out of the four hole of the rotation? When was the last time we could brag about that? Jose Urquidy looked for real last night, allowing only two hits, no walks, and striking out nine in seven innings. Yuli Gurriel remains the main story on the offensive side, having his fifth straight game at home with a home run last night. He has a nine game hitting streak and has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games, a stretch in which he has 13 home runs and 28...
House of Houston Jul 21, 2019

Houston Astros: Expect Jose Urquidy to stay on roster until a trade is made

Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy put on an incredible performance in the pinch. He should not be sent down until a trade is made. Why? Let’s talk a bit. The Houston Astros are now 10-4 since the All-Star Break and it’s apparent that this train is going to be difficult to stop as they finish […] Houston Astros: Expect Jose Urquidy to stay on roster until a trade is made - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 21, 2019

Astros: Jose Urquidy pitches gem in first Major League win

Astros rookie Jose Urquidy pitched a masterpiece in his first win in the Major Leagues and it’s just what the doctor ordered for this pitching staff. The Jose Urquidy that arrived in Houston and pitched last night’s game for the Astros was a completely different pitcher the second time up in the Big Leagues. This […] Astros: Jose Urquidy pitches gem in first Major League win - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 20, 2019
New hope in the rotation: Jose Urquidy dominates Rangers. Astros take game two, 6-1

New hope in the rotation: Jose Urquidy dominates Rangers. Astros take game two, 6-1

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Another Gurriel home run big blow as Astros cruise. Jeff Luhnow reportedly commented today that the Astro are set in the starting rotation, at least from positions one through three, but that their only need for the playoffs is for the occasional # 4 pitcher in a potential ALCS or World Series . Well let’s hold off on that a bit. Maybe, just maybe, the Astros found a #4. It’s only one game of course, but Jose Urquidy, fresh back up from AAA, was dominant today. His performance could rank as one of the top three starts by an Astros pitcher all year. He...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 20, 2019

Astros Designate Tyler White for Assignment, call up Jose Urquidy

I think everyone saw the writing on the wall. Tyler White has been designated for assignment by the Astros to make room for pitcher Jose Urquidy. With the Astros current pitching situation and the inevitable return of Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz, some tough roster decisions had to be made. Jose Urquidy has been called […] Astros Designate Tyler White for Assignment, call up Jose Urquidy - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 20, 2019
Tyler White designated for assignment. Jose Urquidy called up to start tomorrow’s game

Tyler White designated for assignment. Jose Urquidy called up to start tomorrow’s game

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports A disappointing season for White is almost certainly over with the Astros According to Mark Berman of Fox 26, the Astros have designated for assignment 1B/ DH. Tyler White. The pitching deprived Astros have called up Jose Urquidy to the 25-man roster to replace him. Urquidy will start tomorrow’s game. AJ Hinch: #Astros calling up Jose Urquidy, DFA for Tyler White. pic.twitter.com/6JgWjQz0yG— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 20, 2019 White has seven days to pass through waivers. Chandler Rome explains all the possibilities here: The Astros...

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