12:38 AM EDT, Fri September 21, 2018
5 hours ago

Kyle Tucker, Josh James named Astros’ MiLB Player and Pitcher of the Year

Let’s just say that the Astros’ minor league system has gobs of talent. While the major league regular season still rages on like a Def Leppard concert in 1987, the minor league regular season, and postseason, have drawn to a close. It is usually around this time of the year that organizations announce their Minor […] Kyle Tucker, Josh James named Astros’ MiLB Player and Pitcher of the Year - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

Who makes the Astros’ postseason bullpen?

The Houston Astros have plenty of candidates to make the postseason bullpen, so who’s in and who’s out? It’s a luxury most teams would love to have. With the playoffs coming up, the Astros have more candidates for the postseason roster than roster spots. Specifically, the bullpen has been a strength for most of the […] Who makes the Astros’ postseason bullpen? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 19, 2018

Astros: The future of the rotation has arrived in Valdez and James

The Astros have two potential pieces for the 2019 roster pitching some big innings down the stretch in 2018. With Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton in their final year of team control, there could be some openings next year in the rotation. For that matter, Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander will be free agents after the […] Astros: The future of the rotation has arrived in Valdez and James - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 19, 2018

Astros: Josh James impresses picking up his first MLB win

The Astros’ right-hander played a crucial role in the team’s 7-0 win over Seattle last night. Josh James got his first Major League start and showed early on why the Astros made him one of their September call-ups. The hard-throwing right-hander dominated Mariners hitters, and left them clueless at the plate. He went 5 1/3 […] Astros: Josh James impresses picking up his first MLB win - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 19, 2018

Ryan Pressly, a revelation for the Astros

The Astros best move during the trade deadline has been the acquisition of a certain reliever from Minnesota. Ryan Pressly made his Astros debut on July 28th against the Rangers. It wasn’t a particularly noteworthy one as the former Twin surrendered a home run to Rougned Odor in the seventh inning. The end result was […] Ryan Pressly, a revelation for the Astros - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 19, 2018

Astros: Lance McCullers progressing towards a return

Barring a setback, the Astros appear hopeful that Lance McCullers will make his return before the regular season ends. Through early August the Astros were the lone team in the majors to use only five starting pitchers. That streak in today’s baseball is quite impressive. Unfortunately, it was snapped when McCullers landed on the DL […] Astros: Lance McCullers progressing towards a return - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 19, 2018

Astros: Magic Numbers and what you need to know

Postseason baseball is in the air, but the Astros need to take care of a few things to clinch a spot. With twelve games left to play, the Houston Astros are (94-56) and maintain a four-game lead in the A.L. West over the (90-60) Oakland Athletics who also have a dozen left to play. The […] Astros: Magic Numbers and what you need to know - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 18, 2018

Fresno falls in PCL Championship as Astros seek new affiliate

The Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies fell short of a championship in what proves to be their final season with the Astros. After advancing to the Pacific Coast League championship series, the Fresno Grizzlies lost to Memphis in four games to close out the season. The following day, the Astros announced they have cut ties […] Fresno falls in PCL Championship as Astros seek new affiliate - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 17, 2018

Astros: Three Players Trending Up with a baker’s dozen left to play.

October is near, but the Astros have some unfinished business to tend to. The Houston Astros are 94-55 and have opened a 4.5 game lead in the A.L. West with just 13 games left to play. The Astros began their final nine-game homestand taking 2 out of 3 from the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks this past […] Astros: Three Players Trending Up with a baker’s dozen left to play. - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 17, 2018

Astros: Josh James to make his second MLB start tomorrow

The Astros make a switch in the pitching rotation to give Gerrit Cole a few extra days rest. With less than two weeks before the regular season concludes, the Astros will try to give some starting pitchers some rest. You don’t want to skip a turn in the rotation because it could throw the pitcher […] Astros: Josh James to make his second MLB start tomorrow - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 15, 2018

Astros are promoting Myles Straw from the Triple-A roster

Straws may be outlawed in California, but the Astros recall speedy outfielder Myles Straw from Fresno. The Houston Astros have announced that they are adding outfielder Myles Straw to the MLB roster. Straw is expected to make his MLB debut tonight, after stealing 70 bases between Double-A and Triple-A this year. To make room on […] Astros are promoting Myles Straw from the Triple-A roster - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2018

Astros: Tony Kemp is making the most of his opportunity

The Astros outfielder has made the most of his opportunity, he started as a role player and has worked his way into the starting lineup consistently. Drafted in the fifth round back in 2013, the 5’6″ outfielder has finally proven he can be an everyday player. Kemp opened the year in Triple-A Fresno. But he […] Astros: Tony Kemp is making the most of his opportunity - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2018

Astros: Jose Altuve’s fifth consecutive 200 hit campaign in jeopardy

Due to his three week stint on the DL, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve may not reach 200 hits this season. Earlier this season I predicted that reigning A.L. MVP, Astros’ Jose Altuve will reach 200 hits to make it five consecutive hit seasons landing him on the list with Ichiro Suzuki who accomplished that from […] Astros: Jose Altuve’s fifth consecutive 200 hit campaign in jeopardy - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2018

Astros: The playoff success could ride on the back of Carlos Correa

In order to proceed with Operation Back-to-Back, the Astros will be relying on Carlos Correa this October. The Houston Astros have an 18-4 record since they lost two games in a row to fall into a tie for first place on August 18th. During that stretch, the Astros have scored 125 runs while allowing only […] Astros: The playoff success could ride on the back of Carlos Correa - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 13, 2018

Astros: Alex Bregman reaches an incredible milestone

This kid is special. But we already knew that, but he could be the best player for the Astros for a while. The third-year third baseman and former 1st round pick from LSU, Alex Bregman is something special. Astros fans already know that. Whether it’s his hustle to run down a pop fly, his patience […] Astros: Alex Bregman reaches an incredible milestone - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More