7:52 AM EDT, Sat October 19, 2019
Climbing Tal's Hill 8 hours ago

Astros: Offense sputters as Yankees avoid ALCS elimination

The Astros fell to the Yankees 4-1 in ALCS Game Five as the offense could not solve New York’s pitching. ALCS Game Five started much like Game Four went, with the Astros scoring a run off a wild pitch. But things quickly took a turn for the worse and the team never recovered, losing 4-1 […] Astros: Offense sputters as Yankees avoid ALCS elimination - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 9 hours ago
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...
The Crawfish Boxes 13 hours ago
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...
The Crawfish Boxes 16 hours ago
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...
Climbing Tal's Hill 16 hours ago

Astros: 1 Win away from the AL pennant. Justin Verlander or not?

With the Astros up 3-1 in the series, is there a case to be made for not starting Justin Verlander in Game 5? Analysts are all over the place on this debate. And most Astros fans are probably on the side of — Just finish the series.  Let our boys come home and rest up […] Astros: 1 Win away from the AL pennant. Justin Verlander or not? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More