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Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 15, 2021

Astros: checking in on the prospects traded for Zack Greinke

After being activated from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday, Zack Greinke returned to the bump for the Houston Astros after 16 days away due to health and safety protocol. Jake Odorizzi fell to the 10-day IL in response with right-foot soreness, as the ball club misses out on a six-man rotation once again. Greinke […] Astros: checking in on the prospects traded for Zack Greinke - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 15, 2021
Greinke gets pounded as the Astros fall 8-1 to the Rangers

Greinke gets pounded as the Astros fall 8-1 to the Rangers

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Making his return, Zack didn’t have a good time on Tuesday at Globe Life Park. After smashing the Rangers on Monday with a 15-1 score, the Astros had their ace on the mound to try to have another strong performance on Tuesday. But that wasn’t the case, as Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jordan Lyles and Texas won the second game of the series, beating Houston 8-1. Greinke made his return after being out since August 29 and it didn’t go well for him. Besides taking the loss (11-6), he surrendered five hits and eight runs (seven earned)...
Call to the Pen Sep 14, 2021

Houston Astros: Zack Greinke with Cy Young numbers in one category

With a fifth inning strikeout of Eric Hosmer, Max Scherzer became the 19th member of the 3000 strikeout club. Next in line may be Houston Astros pitcher, Zack Greinke. While he sits 201 punch outs away, the next milestone on Greinke’s list will be passing Cy Young on the all-time strikeout list. Based on his […] Houston Astros: Zack Greinke with Cy Young numbers in one category - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 14, 2021

Astros: 3 players that could be optioned for Zack Greinke’s return

With Zack Greinke returning to the bump, the Astros will need to option a player to make room. After demolishing the Texas Rangers on Monday, 15-1, the Houston Astros return to action on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. with Zack Greinke hitting the bump against right-hander Jordan Lyles. The right-hander is returning from the COVID-19 injured […] Astros: 3 players that could be optioned for Zack Greinke’s return - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 12, 2021

Astros: 3 ways for Zack Greinke to rejoin the 40-man roster

Zack Greinke will require a corresponding 40-man move to rejoin the Astros’ roster. After testing positive for COVID-19, Houston Astros right-hander Zack Greinke was placed on the 10-day injured list due to health and safety protocol on Aug. 31. The right-hander is now slated to start on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers, but he is […] Astros: 3 ways for Zack Greinke to rejoin the 40-man roster - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 7, 2021

Astros: 2 pitchers that could be candidates for 60-day IL

With Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Siri joining the active roster, the Houston Astros filled their 40-man, as the two were in Triple-A. While Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones hitting the 10-day injured list due to health and safety protocol, the two don’t count against the 40-man, but their returns are nearing. For Greinke and Jones […] Astros: 2 pitchers that could be candidates for 60-day IL - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 5, 2021

Astros: 3 players that could be optioned for Marwin Gonzalez

With Marwin Gonzalez returning to the Houston Astros on Sunday, it is uncertain who will be optioned as a corresponding move. The 40-man roster is currently not full, as Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones don’t count against it due to health and safety protocol. Jose Siri took one 40-man spot from these two, while Gonzalez […] Astros: 3 players that could be optioned for Marwin Gonzalez - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 3, 2021

Houston Astros: Trend – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (Vol 7)

We’ve officially hit the home-stretch of this baseball season, and the Houston Astros are trying to stay atop the AL West. The last couple of days haven’t been terrific. The Astros managed to score zero runs over their past 18 innings, followed by the announcement that Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones are headed to the […] Houston Astros: Trend – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (Vol 7) - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 1, 2021
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 1st, 2021

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 1st, 2021

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Now it just seems like Toro is being petty Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News It was a sour reunion in Seattle last night as Abraham Toro took Kendall Graveman deep to give the Mariners the win over Houston (Astros.com) Luis Garcia is making a case for AL RoY, but can he edge out Randy Arozerena? (The Athletic, $$$) Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones have landed on the health and safety IL, paving the way for Josh James’ return to the...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 30, 2021
Zack Greinke’s inability to miss bats hasn’t cost him, yet

Zack Greinke’s inability to miss bats hasn’t cost him, yet

Photo by John McCoy/ A complete lack of swing-and-miss stuff may not bode well for the senior member of the Astros starting rotation. Zack Greinke recorded just four swinging strikes in yesterday’s outing versus the Rangers, a club that is 21st in Whiff rate at the plate. It’s a tidbit that is emblematic of the 37-year-old veteran’s contact-oriented approach this year, which, while successful so far, isn’t ideal. Greinke surrendered six runs (all earned) in the four innings he pitched in Arlington. He allowed nine hits and struck out one while walking a pair. It...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 29, 2021
Nuclear Meltdown in Arlington. Astros get Fukashimed by Rangers 13-2.

Nuclear Meltdown in Arlington. Astros get Fukashimed by Rangers 13-2.

Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports Zack Greinke and Bryan Abreu are still glowing Generally speaking, I don’t do play-by-play recaps of Games the Astros lose by 11 runs on 16 hits. And just by coincidence that’s exactly what happened today in Arlington, the Rangers taking game 3 of the series 13-2. So I’ll just give you the big picture. The Astros pitching sucked. For the first five innings of the game, it looked more like batting practice for the Rangers than a real game. Rangers bats left Astros pitching in smoldering rubble, like the wreckage at Chernobyl or...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 19, 2021
Breaking Down A Bullpen Decision

Breaking Down A Bullpen Decision

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Astros loss on Wednesday night against the Royals wasn’t without a bullpen controversy. Last night in Kansas City, the Astros found themselves with a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the seventh inning against the Royals. Already faced with the prospect of a four-game losing streak looming with the A’s continuing to nip at their heels in the AL West race, Zack Greinke was pulled following 85 pitches in six innings. With the middle to bottom portion of the Royals’ batting order due up next — Andrew Benintendi, Hunter Dozier, and Ryan...

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