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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 19, 2022
Yuli Gurriel seems to be leaving his struggles behind

Yuli Gurriel seems to be leaving his struggles behind

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The 37-year-old Gurriel seems to be back on track again after a rough offensive start to the 2022 season. Throughout the biggest part of his first 25 games in 2022, Yuli Gurriel was unrecognizable at the plate. The reigning AL batting champ had a poor .196/.237/.315 slash line from April 7 to May 7 with only five runs batted in and 16 strikeouts across 92 plate appearances. When you’re 37 years old and kick off a season like that, doubts begin to cross everyone’s head. But Gurriel seems to be improving, or at least that’s what his recent...
Climbing Tal's Hill May 16, 2022

3 different ways the Astros can respond to Odorizzi’s injury

The Houston Astros took a second blow to the starting rotation Monday with Jake Odorizzi leaving Fenway Park on a stretcher following the fifth inning. The right-hander made an attempt to cover first base on a grounder to Yuli Gurriel, leading to him holding his left leg in pain. Prior to play following the rain […] 3 different ways the Astros can respond to Odorizzi’s injury - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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,...
Climbing Tal's Hill May 14, 2022

Astros face another hiccup in the infield

Prior to Friday’s victory over the Nationals, Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve exited the contest early. Through the applause for manger Dusty Baker’s managerial success and Yuli Gurriel’s breakout home run and no-look catch, Houston Astros‘ second baseman Jose Altuve departed Friday early as a “precaution” and is being further evaluated, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reported. Altuve […] Astros face another hiccup in the infield - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill May 13, 2022

Astros: What’s wrong with Yuli Gurriel?

Make no mistake, regression was coming for the Astros Yuli Gurriel in 2022. I was confident enough to write about Yuli Gurriel’s possible regression back in January. “Gurriel appears ageless, but expecting a 38 year old (in June) who hit 20 points higher than he ever has in his Major League career to duplicate that feat […] Astros: What’s wrong with Yuli Gurriel? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 27, 2022
Hooks’ Wilyer Abreu Demanding Increased Attention

Hooks’ Wilyer Abreu Demanding Increased Attention

Tracy Weddle/Special to Caller Times / USA TODAY NETWORK The 22 year old corner outfielder has flown under the radar a bit so far during his tenure with the Astros, but it’s not for a lack of talent. These days, the Astros are known for a lot of things, for better or for worse. One of the positives? An ability to find unearth unduly underscouted players, particularly in the Latin American market. Not long ago, they were forced to flex those muscles when the team incurred international spending penalties by exceeding their bonus pool to lock up Yuli Gurriel, which for...
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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