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Altuve Blast Wins the Pennant! Astros are going back to the World Series!

Altuve Blast Wins the Pennant! Astros are going back to the World Series!

Photo by Elsa/ Headed to third Fall Classic in franchise history Jose Altuve won the American League Championship with one swing of the bat, cranking a two-run home run off Aroldis Chapman to send the Houston Astros back to the World Series for the second time in three seasons. The of a city! #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/SYev5lsxIl— Houston Astros (@astros) October 20, 2019 Can you believe it? pic.twitter.com/l8SgMRHIrt— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 20, 2019 Yes way, Jose. The #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/LxTBn489as— Houston Astros (@astros) October 20,...
2 hours ago
I literally love Jose Altuve t-shirt by Breaking T

I literally love Jose Altuve t-shirt by Breaking T

You can get this earlier edition today while Breaking T makes a new shirt commemorating tonight’s great AL championship win Jose Altuve just walked off the AL championship with a monster home run off the best closer in baseball. We’re World Series bound. Breaking T will soon issue a special new shirt celebrating this golden moment. But right now you can get the re-issue of this goldie oldie, I literally love you too, Jose Altuve Order yours HERE For the entire collection of Astros shirts go HERE
3 hours ago
BREAKING: The Houston Astros Are Going to the 2019 World Series

BREAKING: The Houston Astros Are Going to the 2019 World Series

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Celebrate, Astros fans! The Houston Astros have won the AL Pennant! Bottom of the ninth. 2 outs. George Springer on first. Jose Altuve at the plate.The Houston Astros are going to the 2019 World Series courtesy of a Jose Altuve walk-off home run. The of a city! #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/SYev5lsxIl— Houston Astros (@astros) October 20, 2019 Game recap forthcoming from scottydouble. In the meantime, let’s celebrate and turn the comments section blue!
5 hours ago
New Thread ALCS Game 6.

New Thread ALCS Game 6.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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ALCS Game 6 Thread. October 19th, 2019, 7:08 CDT. Yankees vs Astros

ALCS Game 6 Thread. October 19th, 2019, 7:08 CDT. Yankees vs Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It’s bullpen vs bullpen for the AL championship here in Houston. Join the discussion October baseball. Nothing more exciting. And sometimes, like last night, nothing more frustrating. It was the first playoff game ever in which both teams scored all their runs in the first inning. Unfortunately, the Yankees scored four. The good guys only scored one. So now it’s game 6, but the Astros have two chances to close out the Yankees on their home field, whereas the Yanks have to win both games to advance to the World Series. It’s a bullpen game for both...
16 hours ago
What to know for Game 6 of the ALCS

What to know for Game 6 of the ALCS

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Astros head back home to Minute Maid Park with a World Series berth within grasp. Game 5 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees was essentially decided in the first inning. All five runs were scored in the opening frame, with both lineups going quietly into the cool night in New York. Unfortunately for the Astros, the Yankees had four of those five runs in last night’s first inning, allowing the Bronx Bombers to push the series to a sixth game in Houston later tonight. Both clubs are likely going with a bullpen day for Game 6, but it is relatively...
19 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Potluck: October 19th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Potluck: October 19th, 2019

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Start your weekend by telling us some of the best Astros links around Well I guess in the end it was a little much to ask for the Astros to beat the second best team in the AL in three straight games at home. Still, Houston will have two chances to close it out at home, an ideal situation, with one of those games anchored by Gerrit Cole as the starter, which is even more ideal. Still, with JV going on the mound and some more of the hitting-with-RISP blues going on in this one, it certainly felt like an opportunity that slipped away. Either way, the Astros are in...
Oct 18, 2019
ALCS Game 6 Recap: Astros fail to close out series in Yankee Stadium, 4-1

ALCS Game 6 Recap: Astros fail to close out series in Yankee Stadium, 4-1

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Houston failed to clinch, with all five runs coming in the first The Astros remain a game away from clinching the pennant, dropping Friday night’s game against the Yankees 4-1. At first, it looked like the Astros might be able to build off of their Game 4 (relative) offensive explosion, or maybe the Yankees would continue their late-game defensive meltdown. George Springer started things off with an infield single that James Paxton failed to glove, then moved around the bases on a passed ball, fielder’s choice, and wild pitch. Michael Brantley walked...
Oct 18, 2019
ALCS game 5 Thread, October 18th 2019: 6:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

ALCS game 5 Thread, October 18th 2019: 6:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander goes to the mound to close it out. Join the discussion Tonight the Astros hope to win the American League Title in New York, up 3-1 in the series. Justin Verlander faces the Yankees for the second time in this series, facing the same opponent he did last time, James Paxton. In Game 2 when they met, Paxton barely got into the third inning, whereas Verlander allowed only two runs in six+ innings of work. The Astros won that game 3-2, on a Carlos Correa walk-off homer. Here are tonight’s lineups. Astros: Houston stuck with a similar lineup...
Oct 18, 2019
Yuli Gurriel is due for a breakout

Yuli Gurriel is due for a breakout

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Hitting the ball hard doesn’t always lead to positive results. Just ask the Astros’ first baseman. The Astros are currently sporting a 3-1 lead in the ALCS over the Yankees, which is somewhat a wonder considering how Game 1 went down last Saturday. A word of caution, though: The series isn’t over. Both clubs have areas in where they can improve, which may determine how this series concludes this weekend. Take Houston’s lineup as an example. While the unit has started to show signs of life over the past few games, it still isn’t operating at the...
Oct 18, 2019
Zack Greinke: Another Astro profile in courage (and other passing thoughts on the Astros scene)

Zack Greinke: Another Astro profile in courage (and other passing thoughts on the Astros scene)

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Is Karma real? I guess we’ll find out by Sunday, but if it is, the series shouldn’t even last that long. So many Yankees fans seem to be possessed by some dark entity. Booing their own players. Cheering when Astros batters are hit or almost hit, chanting F%*# Altuve in unison. (I mean, how can a person with even a sparkle of goodness hate Jose Altuve?) Throwing things near our players, and this, the darkest of all. Who would even think to gain an advantage for your team by taunting an opposing player in this way? Taunting someone you...
Oct 18, 2019
Bayou City Bombers: Celebrate the Astros with a great Breaking T-Shirt.

Bayou City Bombers: Celebrate the Astros with a great Breaking T-Shirt.

The real bombers take off from HOUSTON Where are the fabled Bronx Bombers in the ALCS? Here’s where; down 3-1, with the Verlander knockout punch coming tonight. In the last three games they’ve only scored seven runs. All rise? No way. Sit down pretenders. Where are the Bombers? They have a new locale. They’re in Houston and they’re droppin ordnance on baseball stadiums like B-52s. Like this: The No. 4 has left 161st St. #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/UdNWS0fbTh— Houston Astros (@astros) October 18, 2019 And this: ALCS Carlos, big swings only. #TakeItBack...
Oct 18, 2019
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 18th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 18th, 2019

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here Astros News Game 4 is in the books and the Astros now stand one win away from their second World Series berth in 3 years (Houston Chronicle)One of the heroes from Game 3 was Carlos Correa, who is now the youngest player in MLB history to hit 10 postseason homers (La Vida Baseball)Another was Ryan Pressly, who shut down the heart of the Yankees’ lineup at a pivotal moment in last night’s game (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)Greinke made the big outs yesterday but...
Oct 18, 2019
Astros take commanding 3-1 ALCS lead over Yankees. Springer, Correa homers key 8-3 win.

Astros take commanding 3-1 ALCS lead over Yankees. Springer, Correa homers key 8-3 win.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Zack Greinke, bullpen hold Yankees The Astros just won their third straight game in the ALCS, the last two in the contrary confines of Yankees stadium. They took Game 2 by the stingiest of margins, 3-2, on an extra inning walk-off homer, they won the second 4-1, and they took tonight’s contest 8-3. So, in order, a one run win, a three run win, and last night, a five run win. Any bets that today the Astros win by seven behind Justin Verlander? The difference between last night’s game and the previous two was that tonight the Astros had men on base when...
Oct 17, 2019
ALCS Game 4 Thread. Oct 17th, 2019, 7:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

ALCS Game 4 Thread. Oct 17th, 2019, 7:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros try to establish a 3-1 lead in the ALCS in tonight’s game behind Zack Greinke. Join the discussion. In a rematch of Game 1 of the ALCS, Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93) seeks redemption going against Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45) For more background on this game go HERE. Here is the lineup information for both teams. What will the starting lineups look like? Astros: After having success by flipping Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Alvarez and reinserting Josh Reddick back in right field for Game 3, manager AJ Hinch trotted out a near identical lineup for Game 4...