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The Crawfish Boxes 13 hours ago
McCullers Leads Combined Shutout in Return to Action

McCullers Leads Combined Shutout in Return to Action

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ Lance McCullers held the Athletics to no runs over six innings in his return start. Lance McCullers Jr. made his first start at the major league level in exactly 10 months on Saturday night, leading the Astros to an 8-0 victory. The layoff, due to a right forearm strain suffered during the 2021 NLDS, took that long to rehab. The rest seems to have done him pretty good. Over a six-inning start, he surrendered no runs on two hits and four walks, striking out five Athletics and getting 47-of-81 offerings over the plate. After McCullers got...
The Crawfish Boxes 17 hours ago
Game 115 Thread. August 13, 2022, 6:10 CT. A’s @ Astros

Game 115 Thread. August 13, 2022, 6:10 CT. A’s @ Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Lance McCullers is back! Here are the lineups.
The Crawfish Boxes 20 hours ago
Now that Brantley is Out, Who’s On Left?

Now that Brantley is Out, Who’s On Left?

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are now 1.5 games up in the race for home-field advantage. The mighty Yankees have returned to earth over the past six weeks, the Mariners are playing good baseball but out of head-to-head chances vs. Houston and 11 back with 48 left. The Astros are back to a six-man rotation, 2.5 weeks away from potentially adding extra bullpen girth (Hunter Brown anyone?) to a pitching staff that has been relentlessly good all season long. One question looms especially large: who’s on left? First, let’s just repeat the obvious: Michael...
Climbing Tal's Hill 20 hours ago

A Look Back at Lance McCullers’ 3 Best Starts as he Returns to Action

As Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. returns to the mound on Saturday, here is a look back at the 3 best starts of his career to date. It has been almost a full calendar year since Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. appeared in a major league game. He was removed from the clinching game […] A Look Back at Lance McCullers’ 3 Best Starts as he Returns to Action - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 13, 2022
Astros Prospect Report: August 12th

Astros Prospect Report: August 12th

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 25: J.J. Matijevic #13 of the Houston Astros bats during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on July 25, 2022 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Astros 7-5. | Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ See how the prospects performed last night. Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (50-59) lost 6-4 (BOX SCORE) Note: Brown has a 2.45 ERA with 118 K in 91.2 innings this season. Lewis Brinson, CF: 1-for-3, R,...