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Astros 9, Tigers 1: Fulmer isn’t trying to get traded

Astros 9, Tigers 1: Fulmer isn’t trying to get traded

Fulmer’s frustrations continued on Saturday. Michael Fulmer took a beating and the feeble Tigers offense had no answer for Gerrit Cole, falling 9-1 on Saturday. Things started out badly, and only got worse for Michael Fulmer in this one. A Yuli Gurriel sac fly plated the Astros first run in the first inning. Nicholas Castellanos made a pointless throw wide of home plate rather than hit the cutoff man, allowing Jose Altuve to advance to second. He would likely have scored anyway on Josh Reddick’s RBI double shortly thereafter, but from second base he was able to waltz home with the...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 8, 2018
Game Recap: Suicide Stros Sweep Series. Gonzalez Squeeze Bunt Puts Houston 2-1 Over Chi-Sox

Game Recap: Suicide Stros Sweep Series. Gonzalez Squeeze Bunt Puts Houston 2-1 Over Chi-Sox

Astros Take Season Series over Chicago 7-0. After scoring 27 runs and mashing 38 hits in the first three wins in the series against White Sox, the Astros resorted to small ball today, scoring the winning run on a two strike suicide squeeze by Marwin Gonzalez, plating Yuli Gurriel. Gurriel got on base with a lead off double in the seventh inning, one of only three hits the Astros managed all day. Gurriel was the White Sox nemesis this weekend, going 6-13 and accumulating 7 RBI. The Astros only other run was on a Jose Altuve home run in the 4th, his ninth of the year. This game settled into...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 6, 2018

Astros AM Breakdown: Examining Yuli Gurriel in key situations

The Astros won a baseball game over the White Sox thanks to a walk-off single by Yuli Gurriel. This is the sentence that truly matters in light of the game. If you take one look at the Astros‘ lineup, you’d see numerous hitters that can change a game with one swing of the bat. All […] Astros AM Breakdown: Examining Yuli Gurriel in key situations - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Jul 5, 2018
Flat Astros rally in 9th, topple Sox, 4-3

Flat Astros rally in 9th, topple Sox, 4-3

Defeat was snatched from the warm hug of victory, courtesy of Joakim Soria’s worst outing in weeks The death march road trip through inhumane humidities and two of the hotter teams in baseball in the Cincinnati Reds and Houston continued on Thursday, and this 4-3 loss to the Astros was a special kind of hurt. Joakim Soria gave up his first two earned runs in almost two months, blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth, with cultural sensitivity clown Yuli Gurriel providing the game-winning hit on an excuse-me spank to right with the bases full. Soria’s one-third of an inning featured two walks...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 5, 2018

Astros: Let’s vote Yuli Gurriel into the 2018 All-Star Game

Let’s vote for Yuli Gurriel to join the Astros going to DC for the 2018 All-Star Game. With about 12 hours left to vote in your favorite Astros for the 2018 All-Star Game, there is one close race. It looks like Jose Altuve should win the second base job and several Astros are in the mix. […] Astros: Let’s vote Yuli Gurriel into the 2018 All-Star Game - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 5, 2018
Game Recap: Astros Over Rangers in 10, 5-4

Game Recap: Astros Over Rangers in 10, 5-4

Overcome 4 run Deficit. Bullpen scoreless for 5 innings Starting pitcher and probable All-Star Gerrit Cole struggled tonight, but while his team battled back, Cole battled to keep the score close. He only made it through the fifth inning, having surrendered 4 runs for the third time in his last 5 games, but when he left the bats had battled back to tie the score at 4-4. Big RBI’s were recorded by Yuli Gurriel on a home run and Alex Bregman, but the big blow came from a Josh Reddick home run, his second in two games after a drought that began April 21st. After the fifth inning it was a...

White Sox's Jose Abreu gets more All-Star votes but gap narrows

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu added nearly 280,000 All-Star votes in the last week, but Astros counterpart Yuli Gurriel has narrowed the lead, according to Major League Baseball's update Monday. Abreu was a front-runner in the American League race from the start, the first Sox player to lead...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 2, 2018

White Sox’ Abreu leads All-Star voting in final week

The White Sox' Jose Abreu has garnered 1,312,221 All-Star votes among AL first baseman, ahead of the Astros' Yuli Gurriel (1,088,068).
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 28, 2018

Astros: AJ Reed gets a chance with Yuli Gurriel on the paternity list

The Astros recall AJ Reed for three days while Yuli Gurriel was added to the paternity list. AJ Reed has hit well this year in Triple-A this season for the Fresno Grizzlies. What he can do up with the Astros is still up in the air, but he will get a brief chance to shine. […] Astros: AJ Reed gets a chance with Yuli Gurriel on the paternity list - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 28, 2018
Astros Roster Move: Yuli Gurriel on Paternity Leave, AJ Reed Called Up

Astros Roster Move: Yuli Gurriel on Paternity Leave, AJ Reed Called Up

Reed gets the nod as Yuli welcomes his new piña pequeña Yuli Gurriel has been placed on paternity leave and will probably miss the next 3 games as he welcomes his new child. Yuli has been one of the Astros’ best hitters in clutch situations and is leading the league in average with runners in scoring position. In a corresponding move, the Astros have recalled AJ Reed from AAA Fresno. Reed has is having a good season for the Grizzlies, slashing .266/.379/.536 in Fresno, but has been thoroughly blocked at the MLB level. His bat has been a little chilly in the last week or so, but he...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 25, 2018

Astros AM Breakdown: The Yuli Gurriel Game

When the Astros offense is clicking, there may not be a better team in baseball. The Astros are 52-27 on the season and the team has won 15 of the past 17 games. Great news if you’re a member or fan of the team. Their AL West lead is now 4.5 games over the second-place […] Astros AM Breakdown: The Yuli Gurriel Game - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 25, 2018

Astros prospects report: Seth Beer, Kyle Tucker, and Randy Cesar

A brief look at three Astros prospects who are hot at the moment. Saturday night, the Houston Astros won their 51st game in the 12th inning last night on a walk-off single by Carlos Correa. Last night, they won by scoring eight runs in the second inning, capped by a Yuli Gurriel grand slam. This team […] Astros prospects report: Seth Beer, Kyle Tucker, and Randy Cesar - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Jun 23, 2018
Royals defense, bullpen implode. 4-3 Astros in 12 innings

Royals defense, bullpen implode. 4-3 Astros in 12 innings

Ian Kennedy pitched well enough to convince A.J. Pierzynski that he had some trade value, too. Ian Kennedy pitched exceptionally well, today. There’s no doubt about that. He went seven innings and struck out five. Five is also the number of hits (4) and walks (1) he allowed. Kennedy really only found trouble in the fourth inning when Jose Altuve doubled with one out, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Carlos Correa sacrifice fly. Things looked like they might get a bit out of hand when Yuli Gurriel followed that up with a solo shot just barely into the Crawford Boxes in...

White Sox's Jose Abreu leads AL first basemen in All-Star balloting

White Sox veteran Jose Abreu remains the leader among American League first basemen in All-Star Game fan voting. With a little more than two weeks left to vote, Abreu has received 636,666 votes and ranks in front of Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (472,245) and the Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (368,863),...
The Crawfish Boxes Jun 19, 2018
Should the Houston Astros Trade for Manny Machado?

Should the Houston Astros Trade for Manny Machado?

Well, a man can dream at least... Just hear me out Edit: This article was written about 4 weeks ago, but was but on the backburner because the trade deadline was far off and the article dangerously wavered in the territory of click bait. Things have changed. Alex Bregman moved to Left Field tonight after first basemen Tyler White pinch hit for Josh Reddick to give the Astros a righty on lefty matchup, which caused Yuli Gurriel to move from 1st to 3rd and Bregman ultimately staying in the game as the left fielder. The hype train for Manny Machado officially commences. Is it too early?...

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