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Astros place Correa, Sanchez on IL, call up Straw, Sneed

The Astros injured list suddenly gets longer with both Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez going down. The Astros added shortstop Carlos Correa and pitcher Aaron Sanchez to the injured list and called up Myles Straw and Cy Sneed to take their places on the roster. They will join Aledmys Diaz and Josh James on the […] Astros place Correa, Sanchez on IL, call up Straw, Sneed - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 20, 2019

Astros may need to replace Josh Reddick with Kyle Tucker soon

With Josh Reddick‘s numbers slumping, is it nearing time to replace him with Kyle Tucker? Josh Reddick hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire recently. He’s hitting just .150 in August; he hasn’t homered since June and hasn’t had a multi-hit game in more than a month. He’s also 32 years old and probably […] Astros may need to replace Josh Reddick with Kyle Tucker soon - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 20, 2019

Astros: Is Carlos Correa too fragile for future investment?

Astros Carlos Correa is injured once again and is day-to-day, for now. But with his history, is he too much of a risk for a big-money long-term contract? In last night’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Carlos Correa felt discomfort in his back and was pulled out of the Astros lineup following his strikeout in […] Astros: Is Carlos Correa too fragile for future investment? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 19, 2019

Astros notes: Brent Strom returns, Gerrit Cole to make next start

There is great news for the Astros pitching staff today, pitching coach Brent Strom returns and Gerrit Cole appears to be okay for his next start. Brent Strom is back at Minute Maid Park with the Astros today and he was a welcome sight to all, especially the pitching staff. On top of that, Gerrit […] Astros notes: Brent Strom returns, Gerrit Cole to make next start - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 19, 2019

Astros: Bregman, Brantley, Gurriel on pace for impressive numbers

Astros players Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel are on pace for some impressive numbers this season. The Astros offense has been strong for most of the season, and a large part of that has been the trio of Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel. These three players have managed to remain healthy […] Astros: Bregman, Brantley, Gurriel on pace for impressive numbers - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 19, 2019

The Houston Astros have a killer rotation and you need this shirt

The Houston Astros are already set for the postseason. What team wouldn’t be with a rotation filled with All-Stars? Oh, and Wade Miley. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke are leading the way at the top of the Houston Astros rotation, and I’d venture to say there’s no better top three in the Majors. […] The Houston Astros have a killer rotation and you need this shirt - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 18, 2019

Astros, Greinke salvage road trip finale; Diaz to IL

Zack Greinke led the Astros to victory to cap off a rough road trip, while Aledmys Diaz was placed on the IL. When the Astros needed him most, Zack Greinke stepped up and showed exactly why Jeff Luhnow gave up a haul of prospects to get him. He led the Astros to a win in […] Astros, Greinke salvage road trip finale; Diaz to IL - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 18, 2019

Astros expect to activate Brad Peacock, option Rogelio Armenteros

The long journey back to the Astros for Brad Peacock has apparently come to an end, while Rogelio Armenteros gets optioned back to AAA Round Rock. Following last night’s less than favorable start by Armenteros, the Astros have optioned him back down to their Minor League affiliate. It is expected that Brad Peacock will be […] Astros expect to activate Brad Peacock, option Rogelio Armenteros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2019

Astros: Rogelio Armenteros takes Gerrit Cole’s turn in the rotation

The Astros have called up Rogelio Armenteros from Round Rock to make the start in place of Gerrit Cole while he nurses a sore right hamstring. Gerrit Cole, who was scratched from his last scheduled start, will sit out his spot in the rotation once again. Rogelio Armenteros gets his third call-up this season to […] Astros: Rogelio Armenteros takes Gerrit Cole’s turn in the rotation - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2019

Astros Triple-A Notes: Toro, Mayfield, Straw

Astros minor leaguers Abraham Toro, Jack Mayfield and Myles Straw have been hitting well at Round Rock. Astros minor league infielder Abraham Toro has only played 11 games at Triple-A Round Rock so far, but he’s already looked like he’s mastered this level of the game. He hit .306/.393/.513 at Double-A Corpus Christi this season […] Astros Triple-A Notes: Toro, Mayfield, Straw - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2019

Carlos Correa could be X factor for Astros offense in postseason

With all the great hitters in the Astros offense, Carlos Correa could prove to be the X factor. The 2019 Astros offense looks to be arguably the best in the game, and probably the best in franchise history. Dangerous hitters lurk up and down the lineup, wreaking havoc on opposing pitchers. With all the great […] Carlos Correa could be X factor for Astros offense in postseason - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2019

The Houston Astros lose a home run derby to the Oakland A’s 7-6

The Astros came up short in an apparent home run contest to Oakland 7-6, but there was a bright spot with Carlos Correa hitting his 100th career homer. In last night’s slugfest between the Astros and the Athletics, each team knocked five home runs. Those ten homers turned out to be a record number hit […] The Houston Astros lose a home run derby to the Oakland A’s 7-6 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2019

Astros: Cole avoids major injury as pitching staff gets battered

The Astros got good news on Wednesday as Gerrit Cole avoided a major injury. The Astros pitching staff took a beating this week on the South Side, thanks in no small part to Gerrit Cole being a late scratch from the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The rest of the pitchers got hit pretty hard, […] Astros: Cole avoids major injury as pitching staff gets battered - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2019

Astros Double-A Notes: Fresh faces continue positive trend

In the wake of the Astros moves at the trade deadline, the Corpus Christi Hooks’ mass exodus has given the chance for new faces to shine. July 31 has come and gone, and with it, many familiar faces have left Corpus Christi as the Astros make moves. Seth Beer, Abraham Toro and Bryan Abreu have […] Astros Double-A Notes: Fresh faces continue positive trend - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2019

Astros split doubleheader, Gerrit Cole scratched after warm-up

The Astros hoped to sweep a doubleheader with Zack Greinke and Gerrit Cole slated to start, but had to grind it out to get the split against the White Sox. After Monday night’s rainout, the Astros were facing three games in 24 hours with the doubleheader Tuesday and an afternoon game today. Everything was looking […] Astros split doubleheader, Gerrit Cole scratched after warm-up - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More