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The Crawfish Boxes 15 hours ago
Game Recap: Astros Rally for a 9-run 8th, Ground Angels with 10-5 Win

Game Recap: Astros Rally for a 9-run 8th, Ground Angels with 10-5 Win

A classic pitcher’s duel turns into a slug-fest as Houston pours it on late to take the series win Wow, what a game. After what looked to be another offenseive struggle at home the Astros would turn it on late and absolutely annihilate Angels pitching for the second consecutive game. This game would mark the 4th straight 10+ run game given up by Angels’ pitching, a new club record for them. This all came after what looked like it was going to be a pitcher’s duel as Verlander and the talented rookie Jaime Barria were able to keep runners mostly off the bases through the opening...
Halos Heaven 1 hour ago

Angels @ Astros 9/23/2018 Gamethread

On the bright side, it’s not Verlander. But Charlie Morton is bound to make HHers salty.
Over the Monster 7 hours ago

MLB Playoff Picture Update 9/23: The Braves clinch the division

And the Cardinals pick up ground. American League East The Red Sox have clinched the American League East. American League Central The Indians have clinched the American League Central. American League West Red Sox fans were keeping an eye on the Astros-Angels game on Saturday since an Angels loss...
Halos Heaven 9 hours ago

Game 156 - Whatever: Pregame Picks

Angels @ Astros - 11:10 AM YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT! The link to today’s game will now be on the top. HERE Yesterday, bad things happened again. View results HERE Probables: Tyler Skaggs (LAA) vs. Charlie Morton (HOU) Today, more...

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The Crawfish Boxes 20 hours ago
Game Thread no. 153. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 22, 2018, 6:10 CDT

Game Thread no. 153. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 22, 2018, 6:10 CDT

Join the Discussion as the Astros continue their drive for the AL West title tonight against the Los Angeles Angels It was a welcome explosion of hitting at home last night, especially by one Yuli Gurriel, whose two homers were the main punch in the Astros 11-3 win over the Angels. But the A’s won too, in walk off fashion in the ninth, so the Astros’ magic number only went down one, to 6 games to clinch the Division. Looks like the Stros are just gonna have to keep on winning, but is there a better way to win a division? Tonight the Ace, Justin Verlander, very hot of late, RHP (16-9,...
Climbing Tal's Hill 22 hours ago

Astros: Carlos Correa will be given the weekend off to get right

The Astros are trying to get Carlos Correa healthy before October begins. It’s the weekend, and we are ready for the final home series of the season versus the Angels in 2018. From then on, they won’t play at Minute Maid Park again until Game 1 of the ALDS, hopefully. We don’t want any part […] Astros: Carlos Correa will be given the weekend off to get right - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
House of Houston Sep 22, 2018

Houston Astros: Carlos Correa’s injuries will stymie team’s postseason run

The Houston Astros have clinched their postseason berth but with Carlos Correa’s health concerns, the team’s postseason run will be impacted. How? The Houston Astros have officially clinched a playoff berth as a result of last night’s incredible offensive output against the Los Angeles Angels.  These final games this week are the last of the […] Houston Astros: Carlos Correa’s injuries will stymie team’s postseason run - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
House of Houston Sep 22, 2018

Houston Astros: An early look at who the team should/n’t keep in free agency

The Houston Astros have had an incredible season so far but several key pieces are ticketed for free agency. Here is an early look at who the team needs to keep. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the Houston Astros have finally clinched a playoff berth this season for the second year in a row. With their […] Houston Astros: An early look at who the team should/n’t keep in free agency - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 22, 2018

Astros clinch the playoffs but still out to win the AL West

The Houston Astros won their 96th game of the season last night with nine games left in the regular season. The Astros would have to win six of those nine games to tie the franchise record with 102 in the season that was set in 1998. They only need to win five of the last nine games to […] Astros clinch the playoffs but still out to win the AL West - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 22, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 22, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 22, 2018

Start your morning with the top headlines in baseball. Astros News Why there’s no quick fix to Carlos Correa’s hitting slump (The Athletic) Astros name Round Rock as Triple-A affiliate (MLB.com) Turnaround season makes Tony Sipp a force in Astros’ bullpen (Houston Chronicle) Around the League MLB Free Agency 2018-19 early look at 1 realistic fit for every team (Bleacher Report) Angels’ Arcia first MLB player to catch, pitch, homer (SI) Jeff Banister out as Rangers manager (MLB.com) Yelich shies from MVP talk, but stats say it all (MLB.com)
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 22, 2018
Game Recap: Gurriel Powers Astros Over Halos, 11-3

Game Recap: Gurriel Powers Astros Over Halos, 11-3

Cole mows down 12 Angels. It was a Gurriel night. A night of Gurriel power. Pina power. The first two home run night of his Astros career. A night when he increased his own home run total for the year by 20%. When he went from an exactly league average hitter for the season to 5 % above league average in one night. His seven RBI were more than enough for the Astros to cruise to victory over the Los Angeles Angels, 7-3. Gurriel put the Astros up 4-0 in the first with a grand slam, just fair and just over the right field fence. It was only the second opposite field home run hit by Yuli in...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 21, 2018
Prospect Season Review: Yordan Alvarez

Prospect Season Review: Yordan Alvarez

Now that all minor league baseball has ceased, some of us have trouble finding that silver lining when the Astros lose, or when the A’s win. If the MLB team in Houston weren’t so great, we’d probably be spending a lot more time soaking up this hugely successful season. Even though he’s a consensus top 100 prospect (#41 on MLB, #47 on Fangraphs, #36 on MinorLeagueBall, #62 on BA preseason) there hasn’t been that much love for Yordan Alvarez. Perhaps we’ve grown skittish over left-handed, bat-first, LF/1b types. But Alvarez proved a lot in 2018, a fact that’s well worth...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 21, 2018
Game Thread no. 152. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 21, 2018, 7:10 CDT

Game Thread no. 152. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 21, 2018, 7:10 CDT

Come Join the discussion as the Astros try to close out the division against Mike Trout and the Angels in the last home series of the year. The Astros lead the AL West by 3.5 games with 10 games to go. If the Astros win and the A’s lose tonight the Astros’ magic number to clinch will be 5 games. They just dropped 2 of 3 games to the Mariners, the last by a score of 9-0, but the Angels come in after losing by the football blowout score of 21-3 to the Oakland A’s. Gerrit Cole hurls for the Stros, while the Angels send Andrew Heaney. Here’s tonight’s Astros lineup. ...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 21, 2018
Why Cleveland Might Be an Especially Favorable Division Series Opponent

Why Cleveland Might Be an Especially Favorable Division Series Opponent

It’s looking like the Astros will be facing the Indians in their first playoff round, and that might be particularly good news for Houston The end of the season is fast approaching, and it’s looking more and more likely that the Astros will not just be heading to the postseason, but that they will be facing the Cleveland Indians in the first round. Because MLB doesn’t seed playoff teams just by record, but rather, by the way they got into the playoffs then their record, the Astros would either need to pass the Red Sox in record or fall below the Athletics to change this. The former...
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 21, 2018

Astros bring back a familiar face in new Triple-A affiliation

Remember when the Astros had a minor league affiliate in Round Rock? Well, you don’t have live in the past any longer. For the first time since the 2010 season, the Astros will have a strong presence in Round Rock as the Express will be the club’s Triple-A affiliate for at least the next four […] Astros bring back a familiar face in new Triple-A affiliation - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 21, 2018
Prospect Season Review: Corbin Martin, RHP

Prospect Season Review: Corbin Martin, RHP

A big part of the Cardinals-assisted 2017 draft class, Martin had an outstanding year in 2018 that saw him handle the jump to Double-A without much issue. There’s little doubt that Martin will be a big league pitcher at this point- but in what role? As a big fan of pitchers who display a quality three-pitch mix early in their careers, Corbin Martin was a player that immediately caught my eye when the Astros selected him in round 2 of the 2017 draft. The Astros have shown a proclivity for drafting Aggies starters such as Martin, having hit on Daniel Mengden (now of the Oakland A’s)...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 21, 2018
Series Preview #50: Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

Series Preview #50: Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

The Astros (95-57, 1st in AL West) host the last regular season series at MMP with three against the Angels (75-78, 4th in AL west) Recency Bias Angels The Angels touch down in Houston after a 2-5 week that included getting absolutely savaged by the A’s and giving up 38 runs across a 3 game series. This came on the heels of a 1-3 series loss to the Mariners, who didn’t have too many issues tagging up Angel’s pitching. All of this happened after a pretty good run for LA, who had managed to win 4 straight series before playing Seattle. Of course the Angels have been led by Trout this...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 21, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 21, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 21, 2018

Start your morning with the top headlines in baseball. Astros News Turnaround Season Makes Tony Sipp a Force in the Bullpen Why There’s No Quick Fix to the Correa Hitting Slump Kyle Tucker, Josh James earn Astros minor league awards (Houston Chronicle) Astros’ Roberto Osuna’s assault case hearing delayed again (Houston Chronicle) Cole up first as Angels come to town (Houston Chronicle) Around the League 9 small moves that have paid off in a big way (MLB.com) Ranking best potential NL Wild Card matchups (MLB.com) 10 notable streaks that could end this year (MLB.com) 1 rookie from each...

Astros Player News

  • 5 Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander

    Angels do not halve their margin of deficit not because they won, but because they lose by more than four runs to ‘Stros, 10-5

  • 2 Charlie Morton

    Charlie Morton

    Angels @ Astros 9/23/2018 Gamethread

  • 1 Carlos Correa

    Carlos Correa

    Astros: Carlos Correa will be given the weekend off to get right

  • 1 Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

    Astros rally for 9 runs in 8th, beats Angels 10-5

  • 1 Yuli Gurriel

    Yuli Gurriel

    Game Thread no. 153. Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros. Sept 22, 2018, 6:10 CDT

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