8:50 PM EDT, Wed June 20, 2018
The Crawfish Boxes 9 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: June 20th, 2018

Astros Crawfish Boil: June 20th, 2018

Top headlines in all of baseball Astros News and Notes Last night: Rays swim by Astros 2-1, ends win streak at 12 Alex Bregman: “We’re the best team in the big leagues” The Ringer: Oh Yeah, the Astros Have the Best Lineup in the Majors, Too Chron: Astros fans debate ‘the wave’ Around the League MLB: Overlooked players making strong ASG cases Giants-Marlins game turns into beanball The spat was a product of ongoing beef between Hunter Strickland of the Giants and Lewis Brinson of the Marlins. I’m team Lewis - guy’s got a lot of heart for a rookie with a 49 wRC+, and he...
The Crawfish Boxes 9 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: June 19th, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: June 19th, 2018

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (44-27) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE) Dykxhoorn has been very good for Fresno since his promotion to AAA and last night was no different has he went 7 innings allowing 2 runs while striking out 8. The offense got on the board with 3 runs in the 4th on a Kemmer RBI single and Nunez 2 run double. They picked up another run in the 5th on a bases loaded walk to Stubbs. A Reed RBI groundout in the 9th added some insurance. McCurry allowed a run in the 9th but still picked up the save. Note: Tucker is hitting .487 with 5 2B, 8 RBI, 4 BB/5...
Call to the Pen 10 hours ago

Houston Astros: Has Gerrit Cole, and the rotation, peaked already?

The Houston Astros rotation accumulated some of best numbers anyone has seen throughout the first two months of the season. Gerrit Cole was arguably the biggest surprise, but will he return to that status the rest of the year? Gerrit Cole took Houston Astros fans by surprise during his tremendous start to the season. He […] Houston Astros: Has Gerrit Cole, and the rotation, peaked already? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com 19 hours ago
MLB roundup: Astros winning streak ends at 12 games

MLB roundup: Astros winning streak ends at 12 games

HOUSTON — C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.Blake Snell (9-4) allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings, but had to pitch around a career-high seven walks for his fifth straight win. Sergio Romo pitched for the third straight game, taking over with one out in the ninth and allowing one hit for his third save a night after blowing the save in Houstons 5-4 win.The Astros went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position...
The Crawfish Boxes 20 hours ago
Game Recap: Win Streak Ends at 12. Rays Swim by Astros 2-1.

Game Recap: Win Streak Ends at 12. Rays Swim by Astros 2-1.

Rays’ Snell quiets Stros bats tonight. Waste a great effort by Verlander. Is it a home field hitting jinx? Or is it Newtonian physics? What goes up, must come down. Well of course the Astros couldn’t win forever, not in the real world of action, reaction. Newtonian relativity stands unchallenged. But what about that home hitting jinx. We noticed that problem early in the season and many of us assumed it was just a small sample size. But the weird home/ away splits for the Astros, violating all known laws of the baseball universe, persist as we approach the mid-way part of the...