2:49 AM EDT, Tue July 23, 2019
The Crawfish Boxes 6 hours ago
Game Thread 102. July 22nd, 2019, 7:10 CDT. A’s vs Astros

Game Thread 102. July 22nd, 2019, 7:10 CDT. A’s vs Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Gerrit Cole takes the mound to show the A’s their rightful position: 2nd place. Join the discussion. The A’s just won’t go away, will they? Like a pesky little brother that likes to tag along. Gerrit Cole takes the mound tonight to shew the little pests away. Then Wade Miley on Tues. And Verlander Wed. You're good A’s. But you’re second place all the way. Just leave us alone. Lineup and media access information below. CLOSED 4:00pm⚾️ 7:10pm @ATTSportsNetSW @SportsTalk790 & 850 AM https://t.co/n7cewKeHwz #TakeItBack...
The Crawfish Boxes 2 hours ago

Astros blast-off on Apollo 11 night. Eagle crash lands on A’s 11-1

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Three Cuban homers and another Gerrit Cole shutdown performance brings this game to an early conclusion. I used to think that numerology was stupid. I mean, sabermetrics kind of numerology is cool, but numbers having hidden meaning...
Lone Star Ball 12 hours ago

Axisa includes Minor on Astros trade target list

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Mike Axisa’s ranking of the top Houston Astros trade targets includes Mike Minor Texas Rangers rumors: The MLB trade deadline is just over a week away, and Mike Minor has been talked about as someone buyers could pursue, with Mike Axisa listing Minor at #7 on his rankings...

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The Mercury News 3 hours ago
Vulnerabilities show in Houston Astros’ route of Athletics

Vulnerabilities show in Houston Astros’ route of Athletics

Homer Bailey was rocked for nine earned runs in the Astros' 11-1 win over the Athletics.
Climbing Tal's Hill 12 hours ago

Astros Potential Trade Target: Madison Bumgarner

Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner could be a potential trade target for the pitching-needy Astros. The Astros are going to be checking on pretty much every available pitcher before the July 31 trade deadline, with the exception of Ken Giles. While they may prefer to acquire a pitcher who they can control beyond this season, they […] Astros Potential Trade Target: Madison Bumgarner - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 14 hours ago
Astros Top Prospect Report: 7/15- 7/21

Astros Top Prospect Report: 7/15- 7/21

J.B. Bukauskas #69 of the Houston Astros pitching against the Miami Marlins at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on February 28, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. | Photo by Mark Brown/ A brief look at how the Astros top 30 prospects are performing this season. Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. This week was only a few games but still some notable performances. I will be using my top 30 prospects found here. 1. Forrest Whitley, RHP (Rehab) This Week: 1 G, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 5 K 2019 Season Stats: 10 G, 11.62 ERA, 28.2 IP, 37 H, 37 ER, 24 BB, 39...
House of Houston 15 hours ago

Houston Astros: Brad Peacock will take an extended stay on the shelf

Houston Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is still experiencing setbacks with his shoulder and will miss extended time on the injured list. How long? Impact? The Houston Astros have won five games straight and are now 10-4 since the All-Star Break, certainly meaning that they’re on track to make an eventful second-half run to prepare for […] Houston Astros: Brad Peacock will take an extended stay on the shelf - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
The Crawfish Boxes 16 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: July 21st, 2019

Astros Prospect Report: July 21st, 2019

Houston Astros left fielder Ronnie Dawson (73) poses for a photo at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell | Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports See how the prospects performed last night! Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (58-42) POSTPONED AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (47-52) lost 3-2 (BOX SCORE) Ramirez started for the Hooks and pitched well tossing 5 scoreless innings. He was up to 98 MPH with the fastball too. Beer gave the Hooks a 1-0 lead in the 4th with an RBI single. After the Cardinals tied it...
The Crawfish Boxes 17 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: July 22nd, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 22nd, 2019

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here Astros News The Astros earned the sweep over the Rangers with the help of Michael Brantley’s red-hot bat yesterday (Houston Chronicle)And here are some takeaways from that series (Texas Sports Nation)Josh James left the last game early though, and here’s Hinch talking about it afterwards (Twitter)The Astros’ rookie pitchers really shined over the weekend and helped bring home the sweep (Houston Press)So expect Urquidy to stick around for a bit,...
The Crawfish Boxes 19 hours ago
The Numbered Days of Tony Kemp

The Numbered Days of Tony Kemp

Photo by John McCoy/ First, let me say, I love Tony Kemp. I’ve loved him ever since he was posting juicy walk rates as he moved up the system. I loved his low walk rates, and bountiful stolen bases. Second, Kemp is good at baseball. He’s accumulated positive WAR in the last two seasons. Third, Kemp is fun. I love his dives, his claps, his newfound isolated power, and his zest for the game. I like Tony Kemp the Astro. Therefore it saddens me to say that his days are likely numbered, barring unforeseen injury or setback. We all know that two infielders are rejoining the team in the...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 22, 2019
2019 Series Preview #33: Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

2019 Series Preview #33: Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports The Astros (64-37, 1st in AL West) battle the A’s (57-43, 2nd in AL West) for some breathing room in the division Hello everyone, thanks for the feedback in the last series preview. After reading what people wrote I’ll be sticking with the full coverage of the Astros since people do read it to keep up with the team. But I will always emphasize the opposing team when writing about both isn’t feasible. Also, I’ll be on vacation later this week so this is my last preview for a bit, but I’m sure someone will be covering for me to keep everyone...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 21, 2019
Astros sweep! Pitching sparkles again in 5-3 win over Rangers

Astros sweep! Pitching sparkles again in 5-3 win over Rangers

Two Brantley homers the big blows Last night Jose Urquidy, rookie making his third major league start, held the Rangers to one run in seven innings. Today Rogelio Armenteros, another rookie, making his fourth appearance and first big league start, held the Rangers to one run in five innings. He got his first win, holding the cops to two hits, two walks while striking out six Ranger batters. In fourteen innings pitched this year, Armenteros has a 1.93 ERA. Have the Astros answered their questions concerning the 4th and 5th spots in the rotation? Obviously, larger samples are required...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 21, 2019

Urquidy, Armenteros making decision difficult for Astros

Jose Urquidy and Rogelio Armenteros both pitched well in their latest starts. The Astros suddenly have a difficult decision on their hands thanks to back-to-back strong starts from Jose Urquidy and Rogelio Armenteros. They’ll have to decide which of the two will get to make another start after each man just picked up his first […] Urquidy, Armenteros making decision difficult for Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 21, 2019

Astros: Injury updates on Brad Peacock, Aledmys Diaz and Carlos Correa

The Astros are close to having their lineup at full strength with the return of Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz. Brad Peacock’s return date is questionable. Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz are currently in the midst of their rehab assignments with the Astros affiliates, AAA Round Rock and AA Corpus Christi. Brad Peacock is on […] Astros: Injury updates on Brad Peacock, Aledmys Diaz and Carlos Correa - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 21, 2019
Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros go for a sweep behind rookie Rogelio Armenteros, Join the discussion Strong pitching last night out of the four hole of the rotation? When was the last time we could brag about that? Jose Urquidy looked for real last night, allowing only two hits, no walks, and striking out nine in seven innings. Yuli Gurriel remains the main story on the offensive side, having his fifth straight game at home with a home run last night. He has a nine game hitting streak and has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games, a stretch in which he has 13 home runs and 28...
House of Houston Jul 21, 2019

Houston Astros: Expect Jose Urquidy to stay on roster until a trade is made

Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy put on an incredible performance in the pinch. He should not be sent down until a trade is made. Why? Let’s talk a bit. The Houston Astros are now 10-4 since the All-Star Break and it’s apparent that this train is going to be difficult to stop as they finish […] Houston Astros: Expect Jose Urquidy to stay on roster until a trade is made - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 21, 2019

Astros: Jose Urquidy pitches gem in first Major League win

Astros rookie Jose Urquidy pitched a masterpiece in his first win in the Major Leagues and it’s just what the doctor ordered for this pitching staff. The Jose Urquidy that arrived in Houston and pitched last night’s game for the Astros was a completely different pitcher the second time up in the Big Leagues. This […] Astros: Jose Urquidy pitches gem in first Major League win - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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