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Climbing Tal's Hill Aug 14, 2019

Astros split doubleheader, Gerrit Cole scratched after warm-up

The Astros hoped to sweep a doubleheader with Zack Greinke and Gerrit Cole slated to start, but had to grind it out to get the split against the White Sox. After Monday night’s rainout, the Astros were facing three games in 24 hours with the doubleheader Tuesday and an afternoon game today. Everything was looking […] Astros split doubleheader, Gerrit Cole scratched after warm-up - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Aug 13, 2019
Gamethread: Astros at White Sox (Game 1)

Gamethread: Astros at White Sox (Game 1)

But not too juicy: Please throw strikes, Dylan. | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Cease takes on Greinke in the first game of a straight doubleheader It may seem like the Chicago White Sox are about to be steamrolled by a team that just ate the Baltimore Orioles for dinner 23-2 a few nights ago; Houston’s bats that have been more dangerous than its vaunted rotation as of late. Zack Greinke allowed five runs in his six-inning debut for the Astros. He got the W as the Astros handily bested the Rockies 11-6, but it was hardly a pitchers’ duel. If Dylan Cease can rein it in and Welington...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 13, 2019
Game threads 120 & 121 Aug 13, 2019, 3:40 CDT, Astros vs White Sox (Doubleheader)

Game threads 120 & 121 Aug 13, 2019, 3:40 CDT, Astros vs White Sox (Doubleheader)

Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/ Zack Greinke and Gerrit Cole both toe the rubber today for the Astros in a traditional doubleheader following Monday’s rainout. Two games. One thread to rule them all. Yesterday’s scheduled game between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox has been rescheduled due to rain to be part of a traditional doubleheader today. pic.twitter.com/SffiGSbJhb— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 12, 2019 The White Sox attempted to close the roof to Guaranteed Rate Field, until they realized their stadium was designed by the architects who built restaurants in...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 13, 2019
Doubleheader Game Preview, Aug 13th, 2019. 3:40 CDT another to follow

Doubleheader Game Preview, Aug 13th, 2019. 3:40 CDT another to follow

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports A double header today to make up for yesterday’s rain out. Today’s first game features the pitching match up we were supposed to see yesterday; Zack Greinke (11-4, 3.08 ERA) and Dylan Cease (2-4, 6.00 ERA). this will be Greinke’s second start as an Astro. The second game will follow the first, and features Gerrit Cole, (14-5, 2.87 ERA) and Ivan Nova, (7-9, 4.80 ERA). Go HERE for series and game previews.
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Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke among former Arizona Diamondbacks on MLB top players lists

Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke among former Arizona Diamondbacks on MLB top players lists

The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded away several of baseballs best players over the last decade.        
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 11, 2019
Fanpulse: National poll finds vast majority of baseball fans say the Astros won the trade deadline.

Fanpulse: National poll finds vast majority of baseball fans say the Astros won the trade deadline.

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Astros fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. Astros fans continue to give overwhelming support for the management and direction of the Astros. In a nationwide poll, the rest of baseball apparently agrees, as 82% of fans nationwide thinks that the Astros look the strongest following the trade deadline. Of course, the Astros added ace Zack Greinke, and two pitchers from the Toronto Blue Jays, the biggest haul of any team at the deadline. ...
House of Houston Aug 10, 2019

Houston Astros: Gerrit Cole is leading the American League in this stat

Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole continues to dominate out on the mound and has led the AL in this stat since earlier this season. What’s going on? Houston Astros fans — it goes without saying that this team is primed for another World Series run, especially with the blockbuster trade that brought Zack Greinke, Aaron […] Houston Astros: Gerrit Cole is leading the American League in this stat - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Royals Review Aug 9, 2019
I’m the baseball fan I am because of Zack Greinke

I’m the baseball fan I am because of Zack Greinke

Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke (23) delivers a pitch during the Royals win against the Chicago White Sox 3-0 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Greinke (6-0) struck out 10 batters in the complete game shutout. | Photo by Kenny Felt/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via A 10-year retrospective on one of the greatest Royals seasons of all time In the summer of 2009, the Kansas City Royals would play another season. To say that baseball is timeless is both cliche and technically incorrect. On a macro level, baseball is simply there, a comforting sea of athleticism, competition, and...
MLB farm system rankings: Arizona Diamondbacks continue turnaround with Zack Greinke trade

MLB farm system rankings: Arizona Diamondbacks continue turnaround with Zack Greinke trade

In 2017, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system was ranked as baseball’s worst by one MLB insider. It has come a long way since.        
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
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 7, 2019
Greinke wins first game as Astro behind 4 homers. Houston over Rockies 11-6.

Greinke wins first game as Astro behind 4 homers. Houston over Rockies 11-6.

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports Greinke gives up five runs. Gurriel homers twice. Before a sellout crowd at Minute Maid Park on a Tuesday night, one of this generation’’s best pitchers, Zack Greinke, made his debut with the Houston Astros. Although the results tonight were below his normal standards, he managed to get the win, allowing seven hits and five runs in six innings pitched. For the most part he looked sharp and was in control, but was victimized by a three run Rasiel Tapia home run in the sixth inning. Greinke looked very impressive in the first inning especially. Here’s a...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 6, 2019
Game Thread 115, Aug. 6th , 2019, CDT Rockies vs Astros

Game Thread 115, Aug. 6th , 2019, CDT Rockies vs Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports It’s Greinke Day in Houston. Join the discussion Zack Greinke has his first start with the Astros today, the first day of the rest of the Astros quest to Take It Back. Greinke’s record going into today’s game is 10-4, 2.90. Any way you slice it, the Astros have three of the Top 10 pitchers in MLB, and Wade Miley is not far off that list either. Facing Greinke is the Rockies’ German Maquez, (10-5, 4.68 ERA). For more on today’s game and series go HERE. The Astros’ lineup and media access information is below. G-Day CLOSED 4:00m⚾️ 7:10pm...
Purple Row Aug 6, 2019
Colorado Rockies game no. 113 thread: German Márquez vs. Zack Greinke

Colorado Rockies game no. 113 thread: German Márquez vs. Zack Greinke

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Discussion thread for Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Astros The Colorado Rockies face the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. In a funny twist of fate, they will face a familiar foe in Zack Greinke as he makes his debut for the Astros. German Márquez will start for the Rockies. Start time: 6:10 MT Lineups: A quick two-game set in Houston. pic.twitter.com/fxtRGn9bkt— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 6, 2019 Astros lineup pic.twitter.com/tM9KKseyGY— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 6, 2019
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 6, 2019
Greinke has arrived. And so has the Zack Greinke t-shirt by Breaking-T.

Greinke has arrived. And so has the Zack Greinke t-shirt by Breaking-T.

Verlander, Cole, and now Zack Greinke. Great things come in threes. The Houston Astros are now the perfect team. We got Zack Greinke. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports It’s almost unbelievable. Even before the 2019 trade deadline, our beloved Astros were the most exciting team in baseball. We had Springer. We had Yuli. We had Jose and Carlos. We even got Yordan R.O.Y. Alvarez. And what a pitching staff. Verlander and Cole? What a pair. We almost had it all. ALMOST. Perfection comes in threes. Imagine only two musketeers. Imagine lions and tigers, but no bears. Imagine...
Arizona Diamondbacks have financial 'freedom' after Zack Greinke trade

Arizona Diamondbacks have financial 'freedom' after Zack Greinke trade

The Diamondbacks will miss having Zack Greinke atop their rotation but could benefit from being rid of his contract.        

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