7:38 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
Climbing Tal's Hill 8 hours ago
Astros Series Preview: The Giants are in town

Astros Series Preview: The Giants are in town

A short mid-week series starts today for the Astros and the Giants. Following an off day on Monday, the Astros hit the field again back home at Minute Maid Park. But this series will be a rather short one as the Giants come into town for two games. Two-game series are weird. Anyway, the Astros […] Astros Series Preview: The Giants are in town - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 8 hours ago

Astros Crawfish Boil: May 22, 2018

Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 22 Houston Astros News Houston Astros release former top prospect Jon Singleton - MLB.com Once a young player who Astros fans hoped would lead the charge back to contention, Singleton has been plagued by consistent suspensions...
House of Houston 9 hours ago

Houston Astros: It’ll either be ‘All in the Family’ or ‘Family Feud’

The Houston Astros take on the San Francisco Giants for the first game in a two-game set on tonight. There’s sure to be at least one interesting storyline from it. In truth, this should be just another series for the Houston Astros. But anyone who attends Tuesday night’s game will be in the midst...
The Mercury News 3 hours ago

Giants make roster move ahead of two-game series with Astros

The Giants added a reliever and placed Jose Valdez on the 10-day disabled list.

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The Crawfish Boxes 1 hour ago
Game #49 Preview: Houston Astros Playing for Santa Fe as they Host Giants

Game #49 Preview: Houston Astros Playing for Santa Fe as they Host Giants

Here’s all you need to know for tonight’s game between the Astros and Giants Houston Astros (30-18) vs. San Francisco Giants (24-24), May 22, 2018, 7:10 PM CDT TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM Online: MLB.TV Giants SBNation Blog: McCovey Chronicles Tonight, your 30-18 Astros open up against the Giants of San Francisco for a two game inter-league series. It’s a big night for Houston vs Bay Area rivalries, as just an hour after first pitch, the Houston Rockets will tip off against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals. I could...
The Crawfish Boxes 4 hours ago
Evan Gattis, Sprint Speeds and the Future

Evan Gattis, Sprint Speeds and the Future

Lots of decisions are going to have to be made this winter regarding pending free agents, but two players could have their fates determined before the end of the season. The Houston Astros are 30-18, hold a two game lead in the AL West over a Cano-less Seattle Mariners—and they have room to improve. After dealing with some writer’s block for the better part of a week, I just found myself staring at Evan Gattis’ photo. I don’t know how I landed on him per say, but there I was, eye to eye with Brian McCann’s doppleganger. As you probably already know, Gattis hasn’t been great at...
The Crawfish Boxes 6 hours ago
Ken Giles is Pitching Better than You Think

Ken Giles is Pitching Better than You Think

Despite one terrible blown save, Giles has been solid so far this season. So that begs the question, how good can he be? Over the past year, perhaps no name associated with the Houston Astros has elicited as much controversy than that of “Ken Giles”. You could know absolutely nothing about baseball, ask three knowledgeable Astros fans about Ken Giles, and receive three completely contradictory answers. “Ken Giles? Dude sucks,” one might say. “A hundred mile Giles, bro? That’s my closer,” goes another. The third is quiet, but when pushed, he simply shrugs his shoulders and...
The Crawfish Boxes 9 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: May 21st, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: May 21st, 2018

See how the Astros prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (27-18) lost 4-2 (BOX SCORE) Fresno got off to a nice start getting 2 runs in the first inning on a Reed RBI single and Tanielu RBI groundout. Hauschild started for Fresno and started well, but allowed a run in the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th. Guduan pitched two scoreless innings in relief but the offense was unable to score anymore. Note: Guduan has a 1.90 ERA with 38 K in 23.2 innings this season. Drew Ferguson, CF: 3-for-4, R, BB Kyle Tucker, DH: 1-for-5, R AJ Reed, 1B: 1-for-3, RBI, BB Nick Tanielu, 3B: 0-for-3,...
House of Houston 10 hours ago

Houston Astros: Top three batters and pitchers so far

The Houston Astros have started the 2018 season extremely well. Let’s take a look at which players are performing at a high level for the reigning champs. At points this year, the Houston Astros appeared to be a shell of the team that just won the World Series. This, in spite of maintaining the vast […] Houston Astros: Top three batters and pitchers so far - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!
Climbing Tal's Hill 20 hours ago

Astros: Inevitably has caught up to Jon Singleton

The Astros part ways with former top prospect Jon Singleton. The writing was on the wall when Jon Singleton received his 100-game suspension this offseason.  In his final year of guaranteed money, Singleton is no longer a part of the Astros system. According to Brian McTaggart, he has been released. This is not an outcome […] Astros: Inevitably has caught up to Jon Singleton - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 22 hours ago

Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros poised for a lengthy battle

Two teams who successfully tanked. The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have changed the game – but who has the upper hand moving forward? Any time you’re discussing the two most recent World Series champions, it’s bound to be a hot topic. As is the case with the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs. Going into […] Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros poised for a lengthy battle - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill May 21, 2018

Astros Minor League Recap May 14-20: Fresno keeps rolling

The Houston Astros‘ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies continue their strong play, winning two consecutive series. After posting a 4-3 record the prior week, the Fresno Grizzlies continued marching on. The team posted a 4-2 record this week, winning two consecutive series. The offense has lost Tony Kemp and J.D. Davis to the big league club, […] Astros Minor League Recap May 14-20: Fresno keeps rolling - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes May 21, 2018
What’s Behind the Astros Offensive Decline?

What’s Behind the Astros Offensive Decline?

Despite a few bursts, the Astros offense has consistently failed to provide a great starting rotation with run support. What has gone wrong? It’s about a quarter through the 2018 season, and things are looking good on the Houston Astros front. The Astros are on pace to win 100 games, the pitching has been revolutionary, and the team has managed to remain mostly healthy. In short, there has not been much to complain about, except one key factor - the offense. Not that the offense has been bad - Houston’s offense is still top 10 in terms of R/SG (4.64) and wRC+ (104). Yet, the lineup is...
The Crawfish Boxes May 21, 2018
Astros Top Prospect Report: 5/14 - 5/20

Astros Top Prospect Report: 5/14 - 5/20

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 at AstrosFuture.com. 1. Forrest Whitley, RHP (AA) This Week: Suspended 2018 Season Stats: Suspended 2. Kyle Tucker, OF (AAA) This Week: 5 G, .286 BA (6-for-21), 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, SB 2018 Season Stats: 39 G, .292 BA/.808 OPS, 13 2B, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 5 SB 3. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP (A-) This Week: 7-day DL 2018 Season Stats: 2 G, 7.94 ERA (3.43 FIP), 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 7 K 4. Yordan Alvarez, 1B (AA) This Week: 7-day DL 2018...

Astros broadcaster Preston Wilson apologizes for on-air slavery joke

Houston Astros TV analyst Preston Wilson apologized Saturday for joking during a broadcast that he’d rather prevent the slider from ever being invented than go back in time and erase slavery. “Earlier today I made a comment that may have offended people and for that I am sorry,” Wilson tweeted....
The Crawfish Boxes May 21, 2018
Astros Crawfish Boil: May 21, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: May 21, 2018

Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 21 Houston Astros News 2018 Houston Astros starting rotation may rank as one of the best ever - MLB.com Through just 48 games, the 2018 Astros starting five are stacking up with some of the best to ever play the game. Lance McCullers Jr. has added a third reliable pitch to his arsenal - FanGraphs Ever since his great performance against the New York Yankees in the 2017 ALCS, McCullers has begun using his curveball less and relying more on a new weapon. Derek Fisher heads to the 10-day disabled list, J.D. Davis...
The Crawfish Boxes May 21, 2018
Astros Prospect Report: May 20th, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: May 20th, 2018

See how the Astros prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (27-17) won 7-2 (BOX SCORE) Cy Sneed got the start for Fresno last night and turned in a quality outing allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work. Fresno got off to a good start offensively with Kyle Tucker connecting on a 2 run HR. Reed followed with a solo HR in the first to make it 3-0. Kemmer added a solo HR in the 7th, his 7th HR of the season. Tyler White continued his hot hitting with an RBI double in the 8th. The Grizzlies added some more insurance in the 9th on a White RBI single and Tucker scoring on a balk....
The Crawfish Boxes May 21, 2018
Wham, Bam, Thank You McCann. Astros Slam Tribe 3-1, Take Series 2-1.

Wham, Bam, Thank You McCann. Astros Slam Tribe 3-1, Take Series 2-1.

McCullers one hits Indians in seven scoreless innings Another pitchers duel in an Astros game. No surprise. Three starters with sub-2 ERA’s. A team ERA at 2.43, more than a whole run less than the next best team in MLB. Even the bullpen has the best ERA in the AL. Somehow Lance McCullers, who made last year’s All Star game, and is pitching even better this year, is the FOURTH BEST STARTER. And yet an offense that was record breaking last year almost like the pitching is record breaking this year is 18th in weighted on base average. So tonight, another pitchers duel against an...

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