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House of Houston Aug 20, 2019

Houston Astros: Making the case for Yuli Gurriel to win the AL MVP award

While the Houston Astros have plenty of talent to be considered for American League MVP, one dark horse candidate should be Yuli Gurriel. The race for the Houston Astros to “Take it Back” has been met with both highs and lows. Many players on the roster have been contributing greatly. Specifically, a certain someone named […] Houston Astros: Making the case for Yuli Gurriel to win the AL MVP award - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 19, 2019

Astros: Bregman, Brantley, Gurriel on pace for impressive numbers

Astros players Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel are on pace for some impressive numbers this season. The Astros offense has been strong for most of the season, and a large part of that has been the trio of Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel. These three players have managed to remain healthy […] Astros: Bregman, Brantley, Gurriel on pace for impressive numbers - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Aug 14, 2019
James McGrand secures the series win in a wild 13-9 finish

James McGrand secures the series win in a wild 13-9 finish

FaceTime: Tim Anderson’s face says it all. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Craziest game of the season? A game of ups and downs and lots of runs. The White Sox take the series and the season series from the first place Houston Astros, and it feels pretty darn good. The Astros opened up the scoring in this afternoon’s offensive affair. In the first inning, Michael Brantley hit a bloop double that Eloy Jiménez misread. Alex Bregman then doubled him home to give the ‘Stros an early 1-0 lead. The lead would quickly expand to 2-0 as Detwiler gave up a solo shot to Yuli Gurriel, who has...
South Side Sox Aug 13, 2019
Astros halt Cease’s doubleheader opener win streak

Astros halt Cease’s doubleheader opener win streak

You get a ca—: Castillo was giving away passed balls like he’s Oprah giving out cars. Despite a quality start, passed balls help Houston take Game 1, 6-2 Clinton Cole/South Side Sox As Clinton said in an email after shooting this today: “Lol beef.” Chicago White Sox rookie Dylan Cease started the game in less than ideal form: Giving up a home run on the first pitch in the top of the first inning. Eight pitches later, with runners on second and third and one out, Cease intentionally walked Yordan Alvarez to load the bases for Yuli Gurriel. On a 2-2...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 13, 2019
Yuli Gurriel has tamed his double play problems

Yuli Gurriel has tamed his double play problems

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Astros’ first baseman Yuli Gurriel has posted some incredible offensive numbers this summer, but his GIDP improvement also warrants attention. If there is one complaint I constantly read about the Astros’ offense last season, it was their propensity to ground into a double play. And those complaints were valid as Houston led the majors (by a fair margin) last season with 156 GIDPs. For context, the A’s were in second-place with 136. And guess who was the chief offender for the Astros? Yuli Gurriel, with 22 double plays, which only trailed...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 8, 2019
Astros Crawfish Boil: August 8th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 8th, 2019

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here Astros News The Astros completed the mini-sweep over the Rockies on the back of Yuli Gurriel’s record-tying night (Astros.com)Which was part of what has been a perfect August so far for the team (The Sports Daily)There’s no one as hot as Gurriel right now, except for maybe Nelson Cruz (ESPN)Is Cole or Verlander more likely to take home some Cy Young hardware this year? (FOX Sports)Ryan Pressly is back in Houston for evaluation and may be activated...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 7, 2019

Astros: Yuli Gurriel erupts for 8 RBIs sweeping the Rockies

The Houston Astros complete the two-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies as Yuli Gurriel ties the franchise record of eight RBIs in a game. The offensive onslaught continues, defeating the Rockies by a score of 14-2. The Astros have now scored 54 runs in this six-game winning streak that began on Aug. 1st. Yuli Gurriel […] Astros: Yuli Gurriel erupts for 8 RBIs sweeping the Rockies - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Aug 7, 2019
Astros 14, Rockies 3: Yuli Gurriel leads the rout of the Rockies

Astros 14, Rockies 3: Yuli Gurriel leads the rout of the Rockies

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Astros sweep the season series against the Rockies and earn their 75th Solo home runs by Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado (and an RBI double play by Tony Wolters) weren’t enough for the Rockies to win this game. Story’s homer gave the Rockies an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but a first pitch homer to Jose Altuve and a three run homer to Yuli Gurriel in the bottom of the inning gave the Astros a lead they would only build upon. And that was just the beginning... Peter Lambert was not sharp Peter Lambert had his worst start since June 16 against...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 7, 2019

Astros: Zack Greinke’s debut saved by offensive prowess

Houston got the win in Zack Greinke’s first game as an Astro. But it wasn’t his pitching that earned the victory, it was the relentless offense. On a night when all eyes were on the Astros newly acquired Zack Greinke, everybody watching his much-anticipated debut, it was players like Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Alvarez that […] Astros: Zack Greinke’s debut saved by offensive prowess - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Aug 6, 2019
Astros 11, Rockies 6: Astros bats simply too much for the Rockies

Astros 11, Rockies 6: Astros bats simply too much for the Rockies

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports It turns out that the Astros are really good. The Colorado Rockies are not a good baseball team. The Houston Astros are an elite baseball team. Those distinctions played out over and over as Tuesday night’s game went back and forth, with the Astros ultimately just too much for the Rockies as they cruised to an 11-6 win. Overwhelming offense The Houston offense just wouldn’t stop. German Márquez simply had no margin for error. He threw a couple changeups that weren’t as sharp and Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel hit home runs. He gave up eight hits and...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 3, 2019
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Astros take Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month, Rookie of the Month

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Astros take Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month, Rookie of the Month

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Of course, and we got Zack Greinke too. The Houston Astros swept the monthly awards in July. Yuli Gurriel was named as Player of the Month, Gerrit Cole named Pitcher of the Month for the second straight month, and Yordan Alvarez named Rookie of the Month, also for the second consecutive month. As the graphic above shows, Gurriel hti.398 for July, with 12 home runs and a 1.264 OPS. Gerrit Cole was 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 51 strikeouts. Yordan Alvarez hit .333, with five home runs and a 1.045 OPS. Fun fact, via mhatter. The only month in 2017 in...
Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 3, 2019

Astros: Cole, Gurriel, and Alvarez sweep awards for best in July

Thanks to the efforts of Yuli Gurriel, Gerrit Cole, and Yordan Alvarez, the Astros won all three awards for being best of the month in the American League. The Astros sweep the monthly honors for top players in July, a franchise first. Player of the Month goes to Gurriel, Cole takes Pitcher of the Month, […] Astros: Cole, Gurriel, and Alvarez sweep awards for best in July - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 2, 2019
Astros use longball to sink Mariners, 10-2

Astros use longball to sink Mariners, 10-2

Photo by Bob Levey/ Six Astros homer, another quality start by Miley The Houston Astros had six different hitters launch home runs Friday night in a 10-2 victory over the wayward Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Most impressive might be that five of the six longballs came from the No. 5-9 hitters in the Astros’ lineup, on a night when Yuli Gurriel didn’t play. Yordan Alvarez began the barrage with a leadoff homer deep to dead center to put the Astros on top, 1-0, in the second inning. The home run was the 13th of the year for Alvarez, who has as many RBI (39) as games played...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 2, 2019
The case for Gerrit Cole and Yordan Alvarez

The case for Gerrit Cole and Yordan Alvarez

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Will it be a clean sweep for the monthly awards? Voting is in for AL Player of the Month, AL Pitcher of the Month, and AL Rookie of the Month. We await the announcement. The Astros have a legitimate claim to all three trophies. Yesterday the Hebrew Hammah made the case for our red-hot Jala-Pina, Yuli Gurriel, for Player of the Month. Today I make the case for Gerrit Cole as Pitcher of the Month, and Yordan Alvarez as Rookie of the Month. First, a quick recap on Yuli. He led the AL in wRC+ at 232 (waaaat) BA, .398, second in OPS, 1.264, second in home...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 1, 2019
So HOT, they call him JALA-Piña

So HOT, they call him JALA-Piña

Taking a look at Yuli’s shot at Player of the Month **all stats are from prior to last nights game** Yuli Gurriel, la Piña himself, is having himself a hell of a season. He’s now hitting .299/.333/.524- good for a 126 wRC+ and 2.2 WAR so far this season. But Yuli didn’t start the season on nearly the same pace, here was the breakout by months: April/May: 104 AB - .240/.292/.375 May: 103 AB - .291/.311/.447 June: 100 AB - .270/.306/.450 Resulting in a .267/.303/.423 triple slash at the end of June, with many fans calling for his replacement via trade. Then July happened Yuli...

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