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Call to the Pen Jul 10, 2018

Houston Astros: Tony Kemp’s role key even after Tucker’s promotion

Astros outfielder Tony Kemp gets overshadowed by several other players. Most recently, Kyle Tucker forced him into a lesser role in the outfield. But that doesn’t mean his role is insignificant. Tony Kemp earned his right to stay in the bigs. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said so. When Houston’s top prospect Kyle Tucker receive a […] Houston Astros: Tony Kemp’s role key even after Tucker’s promotion - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 7, 2018
Astros Roster Move: Kyle Tucker Called Up, Jake Marisnick Optioned

Astros Roster Move: Kyle Tucker Called Up, Jake Marisnick Optioned

The highly touted prospect will get his chance at the highest level Brian McTaggart has confirmed that Kyle Tucker is being called up from AAA Fresno today. Jake Marisnick will be optioned back to the Grizzlies to make room on the 25 man roster. Selected in the 2015 draft, Tucker is the Astros’ top prospect and was the No. 5 overall prospect at the beginning of the season according to MLB Pipeline. He made a strong case to join the Opening Day roster out of spring training before being optioned for more seasoning. Since then he’s proven he can handle the game at that level, slashing...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 4, 2018
Game Recap: Keuchel, Rondon Lasso Rangers. Reddick, Kemp Homer For 5-3 Win

Game Recap: Keuchel, Rondon Lasso Rangers. Reddick, Kemp Homer For 5-3 Win

Astros Take Game one in Arlington Its a great night when the Astros win and Dallas Keuchel starts the game striking out six of the first seven batters he faces. Or when our little might mite, Tiny Tony Kemp, hits a dinger and gets his hugs for homers by carrying the White Bear, Evan Gattis around the dugout. #HugsForHomers pic.twitter.com/NnVLheRjQd— Houston Astros (@astros) July 4, 2018 Or whenever the team you beat has a player on the roster named Stinky. After a tough trip to Tampa, it’s good to have the Stros back on a winning track, beating a hot Rangers team 5-3. They did...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 18, 2018
Tony Kemp: Too Legit to Quit.

Tony Kemp: Too Legit to Quit.

Tony Kemp is a Big-Leaguer to Stay. “Step to the rhythm of a Sho-nuff winner (winner) I been Here before (yo!) I ain’t no beginner....I’m too legit to quit, I’m too legit to quit.” M. C. Hammer, singing about Tony Kemp Tony Kemp, Legit Major Leaguer Question. Who has the highest batting average on the Houston Astros? OK, that’s too easy. Jose Altuve of course. Who has the second highest? Hint: not Carlos Correa, not Yuli Gurriel, not Alex Bregman, not George Springer. No, its Tony Kemp, hitting .316. Ah, but who cares about batting average? As Billy Bean...

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