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New York Daily News Oct 13, 2019

Why did Aaron Boone pull Masahiro Tanaka after 68 pitches?

The Astros were the best team in baseball all year. Statistically, they pitch better and they hit better than the Yankees. According to Baseball Prospectus, they lead the majors in Park Adjusted Defensive Efficiency. (The Yankees rank 12th.) Oh, and they’re home. Didn’t matter. Zack Greinke went...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 13, 2019
Astros’ offense dormant again, Yankees take 1-0 lead in ALCS with 7-0 win

Astros’ offense dormant again, Yankees take 1-0 lead in ALCS with 7-0 win

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Greinke not bad, but doesn’t matter with no run support Well, the Astros are gonna have to win a game in New York this time. Zack Greinke had a good, not great outing, but the offense provided zero as the Astros surrendered homefield advantage to the Yankees in a 7-0 wipeout in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. There’s really not much good to cover in this one. Gleyber Torres drove in five of the seven runs for New York and had as many hits as the entire Astros’ lineup. He got the scoring started for the Yankees with a one-out double in the...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 12, 2019
ALCS Game 1 Thread. October 12th, 2019. 7:00 CDT. Yankees vs Astros.

ALCS Game 1 Thread. October 12th, 2019. 7:00 CDT. Yankees vs Astros.

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Zack Greinke takes the mound to put the Yanks in a hole. join the discussion Can Zack Greinke rebound from his meltdown in game 3 of the ALDS? All Houston is watching. For the season with the Stros Greinke has been solid, posting a 3.02 ERA and an 8-1 won loss record. Greinke’s mound opponent will be Masahiro Tanaka, who sported an 11-9 record with a 4.45 ERA for the season. In the ALDS, he made one appearance and allowed one run in five innings pitched. The Astros re-arranged their roster a little for the ALCS, dropping pitcher Wade MIley and OF Myles...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 12, 2019
NYY vs. HOU: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Zack Greinke

NYY vs. HOU: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Zack Greinke

Photo by Elsa/ It’s Tanaka Time in Game One! Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for Game One, a well-earned start after a strong outing in Game Two of the ALDS. The only run he allowed that night scored because of a weak single Mitch Garver poked against the shift. Tanaka looked in command of his slider, and most importantly, the splitter was shutting down hitters. Overall he allowed just two hard-hit balls over five innings of work. Zack Greinke will pitch for the Astros, hoping to redeem himself after pitching just 3.2 innings during the ALDS. Of course the Rays did look like a...
Call to the Pen Oct 12, 2019

Greinke and Springer are X-Factors for Astros in ALCS

The New York Yankees are going to give the Houston Astros a run for their money, so Zack Greinke and George Springer will need to step up in the ALCS. Everyone has been waiting for a New York Yankees–Houston Astros American League Championship Series, and they are finally getting it. There are stars on both […] Greinke and Springer are X-Factors for Astros in ALCS - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 12, 2019

Astros Zack Greinke has edge over Yankees Masahiro Tanaka in Game 1

Astros Zack Greinke will be taking the mound to start Game 1 of the ALCS against Yankees Masahiro Tanaka, and I feel Greinke has the upper hand. The American League Championship Series kicks off tonight on the Astros home turf against the New York Yankees. Greinke and Tanaka are the pitchers slated to start game […] Astros Zack Greinke has edge over Yankees Masahiro Tanaka in Game 1 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Astros’ Zack Greinke offers up detailed take on Yankees: ‘A lot of good hitters’

Zack Greinke got the call minutes after he had finished with the Bombers, holding them to two earned runs in five innings pitched at Yankee Stadium for the Diamondbacks. The notoriously reclusive right-hander walked off the field and was told he had been dealt to the Astros. He left the Stadium...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 8, 2019
ALDS Game 4 Thread, October 8th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Astros vs Rays

ALDS Game 4 Thread, October 8th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Astros vs Rays

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Can Verlander close the deal? Join the discussion. It was rough yesterday. Surely you’ve already heard, a 10-3 shellacking. Zack Greinke did not get out of the fourth inning, allowing six runs before yielding to the bullpen, which likewise could not hold the Rays. With the chance to end the madness tonight, manager AJ HInch is bringing out the big gun, the mad dog, Justin Verlander, on short rest. But to win, he’ll probably be needing better run support than the offense has been giving of late. Of special concern has been the 2 for 35 hitting from the...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 8, 2019

Astros: ALDS Game Three should be last straw for Wade Miley this season

Wade Miley‘s failure to quiet the Rays in ALDS Game Three should be the end of his season. With the Astros trailing 5-1 in the 4th inning of ALDS Game Three on Monday, AJ Hinch pulled Zack Greinke from the game after Greinke issued a two-out walk to the Rays No. 9 hitter Willy Adames. After […] Astros: ALDS Game Three should be last straw for Wade Miley this season - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 7, 2019
The Rays’ Revenge: Annihilate Astros 10-3 in Game 3 of ALDS. Force Game 4 tomorrow.

The Rays’ Revenge: Annihilate Astros 10-3 in Game 3 of ALDS. Force Game 4 tomorrow.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Rays crush Greinke with three homers, six runs. The Astros lead the ALDS 2-1 with two games left to play. Nonetheless, questions arise. Is Zack Greinke really that third playoff ace the Astros traded a chunk of their future for? Today he allowed three home runs and six earned runs in only 3.2 innings pitched. Of course, he has been an ace in a long and illustrious career, but now he barely throws 90 MPH. His 3.02 ERA with the Astros comes with an asterisk. The only good hitting team he was successful against in those 10 games was the Oakland A’s, twice. Of...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 7, 2019

Astros: Zack Greinke not sharp, Justin Verlander to start Game 4

Zack Greinke just couldn’t tame Tampa’s bats forcing Game 4 of the ALDS. Justin Verlander has been named the Astros starter on three days of rest. Zack Greinke‘s woes continue at Tropicana Field and Houston’s offense just couldn’t get anything going against former Astros pitcher Charlie Morton. A.J. Hinch has already announced that they will […] Astros: Zack Greinke not sharp, Justin Verlander to start Game 4 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 7, 2019
ALDS Game 3 Thread and preview. October 7th, 2019, 12:00 CDT. Astros vs Rays

ALDS Game 3 Thread and preview. October 7th, 2019, 12:00 CDT. Astros vs Rays

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Greinke goes for the sweep. Join the discussion. Zack Greinke takes on former Astros Game sevens hero Charlie Morton St. Petersburg in Game 3 of the ALDS. The Astros hope to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays, having won the first two game of the series behind the completely dominant pitching of Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Let’s look a little deeper into pitching match-ups. The Astros declined to re-sign Morton in 2019, his lack of stamina throughout his career probably a main consideration. So, Morton went to Tampa and pitched a career high 194 innings at age...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 7, 2019
2019 MLB Division Series Day 5: Astros vs. Rays Game 3, Braves vs. Cardinals Game 4

2019 MLB Division Series Day 5: Astros vs. Rays Game 3, Braves vs. Cardinals Game 4

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Monday afternoon baseball for your viewing pleasure! Both of these series could end today. In fact, all four could: 4-clinch Monday? pic.twitter.com/8GKYRLTOCa— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 7, 2019 The Astros have been utterly dominant with their pitching so far. Zack Greinke isn’t quite as dominant a pitcher as Justin Verlander or Gerrit Cole, but he could be good enough for Houston to win. He had a ridiculously low walk rate of 1.3 per nine innings this year. On the other hand, he has not pitched in 13 days. Perhaps that will be to the Rays’...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 7, 2019

Astros go for ALDS sweep with Zack Greinke up against Charlie Morton

Zack Greinke, the Astros late-season addition, will face off against former Astro Charlie Morton in their attempt to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS. The Astros couldn’t have expected anything more from Zack Greinke when they acquired him from the Arizona Diamondbacks just before the trade deadline expired. But he’ll be on a […] Astros go for ALDS sweep with Zack Greinke up against Charlie Morton - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 5, 2019
Game 2 ALDS Preview. Rays vs Astros: Blake Snell vs Gerrit Cole

Game 2 ALDS Preview. Rays vs Astros: Blake Snell vs Gerrit Cole

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports It’s this year’s ERA champ against last year’s. Odds favor the Astros. Considering the challenge of facing the Astros’ trio of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Zack Greinke in a five-game series, it goes without saying that winning yesterday’s game was very important to the Rays. Yesterday’s starter for the Rays, Tyler Glasnow, although returning from injury, gave the Rays their best chance to flip home-field advantage on the Astros, even though he was going against Justin Verlander. For 4.1 innings, he almost did it, until Jose Altuve, alone...

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