11:59 AM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
The Crawfish Boxes 10 hours ago
American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

A great night to be a fan of the Houston Astros I don’t think the Houston Astros could have planned a better night for the team in a game that features the best stars in all of baseball. Alright, well maybe they could have planned a couple of innings for Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, but overall, the Astros were front and center tonight in front of a national audience. Quite honestly, Houston’s impact on the game was more negative than positive before the 10th inning, as Jose Altuve recorded his first ever hit in the All Star Game but then Charlie Morton allowed two solo home runs...
Baltimore Sun 11 hours ago

Back-to-back homers by Bregman, Springer in 10th lift AL to 8-6 win in record-setting All-Star Game

It took a while for Alex Bregman and George Springer to make their mark on the All-Star Game, but once the chance came, they knew what it was supposed to look like. With a pair of consecutive swings in the 10th inning of the 89th All-Star Game at Nationals Park, the two young Houston Astros stars...
www.bostonherald.com 8 hours ago
Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts.The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become.Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win.Standard operation nowadays, right? said AL manager A.J. Hinch of Houston. Were going to homer and punch out as an industry.Theres a great love affair with both results. I mean, to kind of empty your tank and hit homers tonight at this event is probably the best thing...

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The Crawfish Boxes 16 hours ago
2018 MLB All Star Game Thread

2018 MLB All Star Game Thread

Join the conversation as the Houston Astros will be well represented tonight in our nation’s capital Well, we already know that pitchers Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole will not be making an appearance in tonight’s All Star Game, but Houston will still be well represented. 2017 American League MVP Jose Altuve will bat 2nd for the American League and start the game. From what I remember, starters usually play 3-4 innings but that is always, of course, subject to change. With AJ Hinch managing the squad, I’m sure he’ll want to conserve Altuve for the regular season. Alex Bregman will...
Climbing Tal's Hill 19 hours ago

Astros Observations: Past history of Houston players in the All-Star Game

While the All-Star Game no longer holds any sway on home field advantage in the World Series, the game itself will likely invoke some sort of emotion in people. Unfortunately for me, I feel a sense of apathy. If I could be perfectly honest with you for a second, the All-Star Game does little for […] Astros Observations: Past history of Houston players in the All-Star Game - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 20 hours ago

Astros Minor League Recap July 9-16: Fresno comes out of the break

The Houston Astros‘ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies went just 2-3 coming out of the All-Star break, shrinking their division lead. After scuffling a bit before the All-Star break, the Fresno Grizzlies continued to do so coming out of the break. In five games, the Grizzlies posted a 2-3 record, trimming their division lead to just […] Astros Minor League Recap July 9-16: Fresno comes out of the break - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 21 hours ago
Astros Prospect Stock Report : Volume 3

Astros Prospect Stock Report : Volume 3

See which prospects has seen their stock go up or down Just like the stock market, prospects’ stock will go up and down throughout the season. Here is the Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 2. Disclaimer - Being on the stock down part of this list does not necessarily mean the player is a bad prospect. More just noting the rough patch they are experiencing this season. Previous Stock Reports: Volume 1 Volume 2 ⇑ Stock Up ⇑ Hitter - Seth Beer I know Beer was just drafted but he fell to the Astros at #28 because scouts worried about him hitting professional pitching and had concerns...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 17, 2018
Astros Prospect Report: July 16th, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: July 16th, 2018

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (54-40) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE) Armenteros started for Fresno last night and despite allowing 9 hits, he had a quality start allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. Fresno tied the game in the 4th getting 3 runs on a Davis 2 run double and Nunez RBI single. Sacramento retook the lead getting a run in the 8th but the Grizzlies were unable to respond as they lost 4-3. Note: Armenteros has a 2.59 ERA over his last 10 outings. Yordan Alvarez, LF: 1-for-2, BB, SB J.D. Davis, RF: 1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI Taylor Jones, 1B: 1-for-3, R, BB Jack...
House of Houston Jul 17, 2018

Houston Astros: The way to make the Home Run Derby even better

Houston Astros third baseman, Alex Bregman, was knocked out in the first round of the Home Run Derby. Bryce Harper took home the hardware. However, there’s a way to make this event even better. What a night last night was. It was the first time the Houston Astros have had someone competing in the Home […] Houston Astros: The way to make the Home Run Derby even better - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 17, 2018
Houston Astros First Half Report Card: Offense

Houston Astros First Half Report Card: Offense

Through almost 100 games, the Astros offense has been one of the best in the league. Let’s look at who has stepped up so far this season. According to FanGraphs, the Houston Astros entered the All Star break with the 4th best offense in baseball, good for a team WAR of 17.9. They’ve hit the seventh most home runs in baseball (126), posted the fourth highest on-base percentage (.334), and are only narrowly trailing the Yankees and Red Sox in the wRC+ category (114 to 115). Basically, after all the noise about the slow start, the Astros offense has been just fine and then some in 2018. In...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 17, 2018

Astros send Tyler White down with no corresponding move

The Astros make a roster move before the All-Star break by sending Tyler White down. Dallas Keuchel got to do something he hasn’t in a few years. He got to take a break during the All-Star break. With a new year, some new faces went to Washington DC to represent the Astros in the All-Star […] Astros send Tyler White down with no corresponding move - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 16, 2018
2018 MLB Home Run Derby Thread

2018 MLB Home Run Derby Thread

Join the conversation as Alex Bregman looks to become the first Houston Astros slugger to win the Home Run Derby With only one player ever cracking the final round of the Home Run Derby, the Astros have not had success in Major League Baseball’s most exciting contest of the summer. Lance Berkman put on a show for the home crowd back in 2004, but other than that, the Houston performances have been pretty bleak. Tonight, Alex Bregman looks to snap that trend by hitting a lot of line drives to left field. Overall, it will be a tough task for Bregman, as he’ll have to get through Kyle...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 16, 2018
Astros Top Prospect Report: 7/9 - 7/15

Astros Top Prospect Report: 7/9 - 7/15

Your weekly update on the Astros prospects Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. I will be using the newly updated top 30 prospects. 1. Forrest Whitley, RHP (AA) This Week: 7-day DL 2018 Season Stats: 6 G, 4.29 ERA, 21.0 IP, 14 H, 10 ER, 8 BB, 30 K 2. Kyle Tucker, OF (MLB) This Week: 7 G, .150 BA (3-for-20), 2B 2018 Season Stats: 9 G, .148 BA (4-for-27), 2B, RBI **MLB stats** 3. Yordan Alvarez, OF (AAA) This Week: 2 G, .125 BA (1-for-8), HR, RBI 2018 Season Stats: 48 G, .303 BA/.949 OPS, 14 2B, 13 HR, 47 RBI, 5 SB 4. Cionel Perez, LHP (MLB) This Week: 2...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 16, 2018

Astros Observations: Bragging up Alex Bregman and Tony Kemp

As the Astros take some time off from meaningful games for the majority of the week, let’s look at a few points of interest. With no games of particular interest (sorry, All-Star Game) taking place until Friday, it is a going to be a slow week on the field. Off the field with the trade […] Astros Observations: Bragging up Alex Bregman and Tony Kemp - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 16, 2018
Astros Prospect Report: July 15th, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: July 15th, 2018

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (54-39) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE) Rodgers made his first AAA start since April 19th, 2017. He went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 runs. Fresno jumped out to an early lead scoring 3 runs in the first inning with a Fisher solo HR, Davis RBI single, and Mayfield RBI single. Tanielu added a sac fly in the 3rd for Fresno’s 4th run of the night. The Grizzlies picked up another run in the 7th on a Jones sac fly. Dykxhoorn tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in relief and McCurry tossed a perfect 9th to pick up the save. Note: Davis is hitting .341...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jul 16, 2018

Astros: What to expect following the All-Star break

The All-Star break is finally here, and the Astros are probably ready for a few days of rest. So, we’re finally free of real baseball for a most of the week. That’s either good or bad. My wife will probably lean towards good while I lament the fact that I have to wait until Friday […] Astros: What to expect following the All-Star break - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Astros Player News

  • 10 Alex Bregman

    Alex Bregman

    MLB All-Star Game 2018: Strong performances from rivals Aaron Judge, Alex Bregman remind Boston Red Sox of tall task to come

  • 7 George Springer

    George Springer

    Houston Astros players post best All-Star performances in franchise history

  • 3 Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander

    American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

  • 3 Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

    American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

  • 3 Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole

    American League Wins #AllStrosGame Behind Alex Bregman’s MVP Performance

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