5:01 PM EDT, Tue September 18, 2018
The Crawfish Boxes 3 hours ago
Playoff Planning: Which Pitchers Will Make the Playoff Roster?

Playoff Planning: Which Pitchers Will Make the Playoff Roster?

There’s been a lot of turnover in the Astros’ pitching staff in the past year; what does it look like this October? The Astros’ playoff chances continue to chug along at essentially a certainty (Fangraphs has it at 100%, with a 99.2% chance at taking the AL West), so we’ll continue to look at possible configurations of the playoff roster. Last time we focused on position players, so this time we’ll be looking at the team’s pitching options. Based on the numbers from last time, we have eleven or twelve roster spots open for pitchers. That lines up pretty neatly with the playoff...
The Crawfish Boxes 8 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 18, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 18, 2018

Start your morning with the top headlines in baseball. Astros News Astros’ Justin Verlander named AL’s Player of the Week (Houston Chronicle) Astros, Fresno Grizzlies to end affiliation (Houston Chronicle) Bullpen is the area the Astros face the toughest decisions for playoff roster (The Athletic) Postseason Picture: Where we are right now (MLB.com) Around the League Pivotal week for teams in the playoff hunt (MLB.com) Judge, Chapman have no issues in sim game (MLB.com) 30 breakout performers -- 1 for each team (MLB.com)
Climbing Tal's Hill 9 hours ago

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
The Crawfish Boxes 17 hours ago
Game Recap: Mariners Slam ‘Stros Late, Net 4-1 Win

Game Recap: Mariners Slam ‘Stros Late, Net 4-1 Win

Houston drops the first game of the series thanks to one swing from Daniel Vogelbach The Astros came into tonight’s game looking to pad out their division lead by beating up on a demoralized Mariners team. Instead they matched up against a Seattle squad that would grind out good at bats and put runners on all night before finally breaking through late and handing Houston a tough loss. Leblanc in particular looked to be in control for most of the evening, as did the rest of Seattle’s pitching, which would hold Houston to just 1 run the entire game. For a while it seemed like that might...
Climbing Tal's Hill 17 hours ago

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