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Climbing Tal's Hill 29 mins ago

Astros: 3 options for left-handed relievers as Blake Taylor struggles

What options should the Astros look at if they decide to make a move with a left-handed reliever? After coming over from the New York Mets system in the Jake Marisnick trade, Blake Taylor made himself a valuable left-handed bullpen option for the Houston Astros in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Originally a second-round pick of […] Astros: 3 options for left-handed relievers as Blake Taylor struggles - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill 6 hours ago

Astros Prospects: Enmanuel Valdez wins player of the week

Houston Astros’ Double-A infielder Enmanuel Valdez wins player of the week in the Texas League. The Houston Astros named Enmanuel Valdez the Astros Minor League Player of the Month in April, after hitting .351 with nine extra-base hits and 16 RBI over 16 games. On Tuesday, the Texas League named the infielder the Player of […] Astros Prospects: Enmanuel Valdez wins player of the week - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes 7 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: May 24th

Astros Prospect Report: May 24th

Mar 18, 2022; Jupiter, Florida, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Corey Julks (81) take his at bat in the first inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro | Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports See how the prospects performed last night Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (16-27) lost 11-10 (BOX SCORE) Sugar Land got their first run in the 2nd on a Brinson solo HR. The offense added another 6...
Climbing Tal's Hill 9 hours ago

Which Astros pitcher not named Justin Verlander has the best starts at home? Away?

Excluding Justin Verlander, which Astros starting pitchers have the best starts at home and which starters have the best on the road? The Houston Astros had a road-trip heavy start to the year and as such a majority of their pitchers starts are away but now they are getting closer to even. With a bevy […] Which Astros pitcher not named Justin Verlander has the best starts at home? Away? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes 19 hours ago
Astros Take the Guardians 7-3 to Even the Series

Astros Take the Guardians 7-3 to Even the Series

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Game overshadowed by tragic shooting in Uvalde Texas On this day of tragedy when all Texas and the people of the United States mourn the tragic loss of the school children of Uvalde, the Astros and Guardians played a baseball game, won by the Astros 7-3. The Guardians started the scoring on a first inning Jose Ramirez homer on the 11th pitch from Astros starter Framber Valdez. Guardians starter Zack Plesac held the Astros until the third inning when an Alex Bregman double scored Martin Maldonado and Jose Altuve. The Astros added another...
The Crawfish Boxes 22 hours ago
Game 44 Thread. May 24, 2022, 7:10 CT. Guardians @ Astros

Game 44 Thread. May 24, 2022, 7:10 CT. Guardians @ Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Framber Valdez goes to the mound to even the series against Zack Plesac
Climbing Tal's Hill May 24, 2022

Enoli Paredes building case to be recalled by Astros

Once a high-leverage arm in late relief, Enoli Paredes hasn’t been with the Houston Astros since Sept. 3, 2021, when the right-hander was recalled for a short evaluation. From a closer by committee to back in the Minors, Paredes is making the best of his time in Triple-A Sugar Land. Paredes sports a 0.56 ERA […] Enoli Paredes building case to be recalled by Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill May 24, 2022

Astros: Will Jose Altuve be a Hall of Famer?

Let’s address the elephant in the room: is Jose Altuve a Hall of Famer? The Houston Astros have had two players inducted in the MLB Hall of Fame — Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio. Both of these occurred in recent history, and both are from the 2005 National League pennant Astros. When that era ended, […] Astros: Will Jose Altuve be a Hall of Famer? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes May 24, 2022
In trying to regain his old form, Alex Bregman might be making things harder for himself

In trying to regain his old form, Alex Bregman might be making things harder for himself

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ After losing his trademark swing loft in 2021, the 2019 AL MVP runner-up is lifting the ball more than ever in 2022. But it could be to his disadvantage. The 2019 version of Alex Bregman was an absolute dynamo offensively. It was a Mike Trout-like season for the Astros third baseman, as he slugged 41 home runs, registered a .423 OBP and drew 121 walks while striking out just 83 times. Only Trout himself had a better wRC+ in the American League that year. The 28-year-old Bregman is now roughly three years removed from his peak form and has been...
The Crawfish Boxes May 24, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: May 24th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: May 24th, 2022

Photo by Bob Levey/ It was great seeing Myles Straw again last night, until about the third inning 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 not the Astros’ best game when it came to defense and pitching last night (Astros.com) Unrecommended highlights here (MLB Video) But at least it was nice to see Myles Straw again last night (Sports Radio 610) HEB has a new Astros commercial out and we need to see where it stands amongst all the others (Houston...
The Crawfish Boxes May 23, 2022
Rare Sloppy Defense Sinks Astros. Guardians Take Game One, 6-1

Rare Sloppy Defense Sinks Astros. Guardians Take Game One, 6-1

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Bregman home run the only glimmer of light in a game dominated by Astros defensive errors The Astros, who lead the league in defensive runs saved, gifted the Guardians three of their six runs tonight thanks to two critical errors. However, you can’t hang this loss entirely on the defense. Even with tight defense the Astros could not have won with an offense that could not figure out Guardians starter Triston McKenzie. The Guardians opened the scoring with two unearned runs in the third inning when a throwing error to second by pitcher...
The Crawfish Boxes May 23, 2022
Game 43 Thread. May 23, 2022, 7:10 CT. Guardians @ Astros

Game 43 Thread. May 23, 2022, 7:10 CT. Guardians @ Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Luis Garcia takes on 24-year-old Triston McKenzie to help keep the red-hot Astros in boiling mode At 27-15, the Astros are 1.5 games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. For more on this game and the series, check out the series preview by ckuno HERE. Here are the lineups. For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure Game 1: Monday, May 23rd @ 7:10 pm CDT Listen: Guardians - WTAM 1100 / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010 Watch: Guardians - Bally Sports Great Lakes / Astros - ATT...
The Crawfish Boxes May 23, 2022
Jeremy Pena: MLB’s Best Shortstop? Astros MVP?

Jeremy Pena: MLB’s Best Shortstop? Astros MVP?

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It’s only 42 games into the season, but so far...Just maybe. The season is about one-quarter over and guess who’s the best shortstop in baseball? If you guessed Francisco Lindor you’d be wrong. If you guessed Xander Bogaerts you’d be wrong. If you guessed Corey Seager or Dansby Swanson, you’d be wrong. If you’d guessed Carlos Correa, wrong again. According to Baseball Reference the leading shortstop in baseball by Wins Above Replacement is Jeremy Pena. Jeremy Pena, rookie, Houston Astros. His 2.2 bWAR is tops, just above J.P....
The Crawfish Boxes May 23, 2022
The Astros’ schedule eases up before raising the difficulty level up to ten

The Astros’ schedule eases up before raising the difficulty level up to ten

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports The upcoming schedule is kind to Houston for a month prior to arguably their toughest stretch in late June. Thus far in 2022, the AL West appears to be a two-team race between the Astros and Angels. Only one-and-a-half games separate the two clubs, who arguably have the best talent within the division on their respective rosters. Of course, we’re only now in late May, and it remains a bit early to make any definitive claims. If you want to, then that’s fine. But, I’d rather err on the side of caution as I’ve seen enough...
Climbing Tal's Hill May 23, 2022

Astros’ 40-man utility depth hits the injured list

The Houston Astros suffered another hit to the 40-man roster depth with J.J. Matijevic being placed on the 7-day injured list Saturday by Triple-A Sugar Land. The 26-year-old was last in the Majors on May 2 — the day rosters decreased to 26 players from 28. Matijevic appeared in two games with the Astros, totaling […] Astros’ 40-man utility depth hits the injured list - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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