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Call to the Pen May 24, 2022

Houston Astros attempting to extend Kyle Tucker

As the Houston Astros keep an eye on the 2022 postseason, they are also looking at their future. The current core is aging as the likes of Jose Altuve, Justin Verlander, and Yuli Gurriel are not going to play forever. Other players are approaching free agency, and just as Carlos Correa did, could depart the […] Houston Astros attempting to extend Kyle Tucker - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill May 20, 2022

Why a Juan Soto Trade Makes Sense For the Astros

The Astros are once again contenders for a World Series title, but every contender could always use an upgrade to bolster their team towards October. The Houston Astros yet again have a deep lineup one through seven with Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel, Kyle Tucker and Jeremy Peña. But it […] Why a Juan Soto Trade Makes Sense For the Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes May 17, 2022
Five Homer, Nine Run 2nd Inning Propels Astros to 13-4 Slaughter of the Boys from Bean Town.

Five Homer, Nine Run 2nd Inning Propels Astros to 13-4 Slaughter of the Boys from Bean Town.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Tucker leads the onslaught with two homers and a grand slam. Nathan Eovaldi is now officially the Astros’ favorite pitcher. In 2018, while pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays, Eovaldi gave up consecutive home runs to Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Alex Bregman. Later that season Eovaldi was traded to the Boston Red Sox, and just before the Astros faced the Sox in the ALCS, Bregman trolled Eovaldi by playing a video loop of the three homers on Instagram. Eovaldi got his revenge in Game 3 of the series, but tonight the Astros got the...
The Crawfish Boxes May 16, 2022
The Bats Have Caught Fire In May

The Bats Have Caught Fire In May

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports April showers apparently lead to May offensive outbursts instead of flowers. It is no secret that the Astros were off to a slow start offensively this season, with a 94 wRC+ as a lineup through the season’s first two weeks. An offense that was six percent below average. Slow starts from multiple regulars were the key culprits behind this sluggish performance. Kyle Tucker (70 wRC+) Yuli Gurriel (69 wRC+) Jose Altuve (64 wRC+) Aledmys Díaz (62 wRC+) Martín Maldonado (41 wRC+) Even with the departure of Carlos Correa accounted for,...
The Crawfish Boxes May 6, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: May 6th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: May 6th, 2022

Photo by Bob Levey/ Turns out this Tucker guy is pretty good Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News Things got a little dicey in the 9th yesterday, but luckily Kyle Tucker wasn’t feeling like extra innings (Astros.com) And here are highlights from last night’s walk off win (MLB Video) Even with the blown save, the return of Ryan Pressly makes the bullpen that much stronger (The Athletic, $$$) Yordan Alvarez committed the sin of admiring a double like it was a...
The Crawfish Boxes May 5, 2022
TUCKER WALKS IT OFF! King Tuck plays hero as Astros beat Tigers 3-2

TUCKER WALKS IT OFF! King Tuck plays hero as Astros beat Tigers 3-2

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports A walk-off single by Kyle Tucker was all the Astros needed to get their fourth win in a row. It seems Kyle Tucker is there every time the Astros need a clutch hit. On Thursday night, Houston walked-off the Tigers to get a 3-2 victory, thanks to an opposite-field RBI single by Tucker. Houston also had important contributions from José Urquidy, José Altuve, and rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña. After Jeimer Candelario tied the game in the top ninth with a two-run shot against Ryan Pressly –who returned from the injured list—, the Astros...
The Crawfish Boxes May 3, 2022
Game 24 Thread. May 3, 2022, 7:10 CT. Mariners @ Astros

Game 24 Thread. May 3, 2022, 7:10 CT. Mariners @ Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ Cristian Javier goes for the series win over the Mariners and hand Dusty Baker his 2000th career win. Cristian Javier in his second start of the season goes against Chris Flexen, who is emerging as the ace of the Seattle staff. Here’s the Astros lineup. Jose Altuve........................2B Michael Brantley...............DH Alex Bregman...................3B Yordan Alvarez..................LF Yuli Gurriel........................1B Kyle Tucker........................RF Jeremy Pena.....................SS Jose Siri............................CF Martin...
Climbing Tal's Hill May 2, 2022

Astros: Kyle Tucker’s case for AL Player of the Week

The Astros have an obvious candidate for American League Player of the Week — Kyle Tucker. Kyle Tucker’s rough start to the season is in the rear view mirror now, as the Houston Astros‘ right fielder went off in the past two series. The lefty’s return to form in the 2022 season began on the […] Astros: Kyle Tucker’s case for AL Player of the Week - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 30, 2022
Game 21 Thread. April 30, 2022, 2:07 CT. Astros @ Blue Jays

Game 21 Thread. April 30, 2022, 2:07 CT. Astros @ Blue Jays

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Luis Garcia Goes for his second win. It was an exciting slugfest last night and the Astros needed almost all of the 11 runs they scored against the powerful Blue Jays lineup. The Stros had 3 homers, including a 3-run job by Jeremy Pena, his fourth of the season and 10th RBI. Although the Astros have been white cold at the bat this season, they are inching up in the OPS ratings, currently 18th in the league. This is mostly due to the youth movement, Pena, and especially the red-hot Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez. Let’s hope they lead the...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 28, 2022
KYLE DOES IT AGAIN! King Tuck’s pinch-hit late homer helps Astros take series

KYLE DOES IT AGAIN! King Tuck’s pinch-hit late homer helps Astros take series

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports As a pinch-hitter, Kyle Tucker played hero AGAIN to give Justin Verlander the win. I swear it wasn’t a replay! For the third game in a row, Kyle Tucker was the Astros’ hero to get the win, this time 3-2 against the Rangers in the series finale. Tucker made the difference on Thursday with an eight-inning two-run homer as a pinch-hitter off reliever Matt Bush. The Astros have now won three in a row and their first series since the opening week matchup against the Angels (April 7-10). No days off for King Tuck. ...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 28, 2022
King Tucker plays hero! Lifts Astros 4-3 against Rangers

King Tucker plays hero! Lifts Astros 4-3 against Rangers

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports With Kyle Tucker and Cristian Javier on a great night, Houston win second in a row. Kyle Tucker’s reminding the Rangers why he’s called King Tucker. On Wednesday’s night, the 25-year-old outfielder provided the Astros with the winning run on a 4-3 victory against Texas for their second win in a row. A three-run double in the fifth inning was enough for the ‘Stros to even their record 9-9. Even though Chas McCormick led things off with an opposite-field home run off the first pitch of the game, the Astros were scoreless until the top...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 26, 2022
Game 17 Thread. April 26, 2022, 7:05 CT. Astros @ Rangers

Game 17 Thread. April 26, 2022, 7:05 CT. Astros @ Rangers

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports It’s a contest between who has the worst pitcher. Jake Odorizzi, (ERA 9.00) faces Taylor Hearn (ERA 7.59) at 7:05 in Arlington. Here’s the Astros lineup. Jose Siri...................................CF Niko Goodrum........................2B Alex Bregman.........................3B Yordan Alvarez.......................DH Yuli Gurriel.............................,1B Kyle Tucker.............................RF Jeremy Pena...........................SS Chas McCormick..................LF Martin Maldonado................C Media Access Game 2:...

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