5:11 PM EDT, Wed April 14, 2021
Climbing Tal's Hill 41 mins ago

Astros Rumor: COVID-19 issues lead to minor league call ups

The Astros’ roster is making a few adjustments, as players are sidelined with COVID-19 issues. As the Houston Astros have dealt with their fair share of injuries and health and protocol issues this past offseason and in 2020, more news was released on the status of active players on the roster. Up to seven players […] Astros Rumor: COVID-19 issues lead to minor league call ups - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 6 hours ago
The panic button doesn’t exist in April

The panic button doesn’t exist in April

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Being handily defeated by mediocre teams early on is unsettling, but so what. The Astros have lost four in a row and are in a clear slump. It’s not yet a particularly lengthy one, but the team has lost consecutive games in decisive fashion. They’ve been outscored in their four recent contests by a 27 to 9 margin. What could elicit concern is which teams the Astros have been soundly beaten by — the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers, two teams with meager playoff aspirations. Moreover, it all happened at Minute Maid Park. In spite of...
The Crawfish Boxes 7 hours ago
REDEMPTION: José Altuve is José Altuve again!

REDEMPTION: José Altuve is José Altuve again!

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ After an abysmal regular season in 2020, the 30-year-old is putting it all together and is back to the Altuve we’re used to seeing. We have to cherish it... José Altuve is doing José Altuve things again. In his first games of 2021, he’s shown his vintage form at the plate despite occupying an unusual spot for him in recent history, as he's leading off for the Astros. The Venezuelan second baseman is off to an encouraging start offensively. Across 10 games, Altuve is 13-for-40 with three doubles, one home run, five runs batted in, 11 scored...
Climbing Tal's Hill 8 hours ago

Astros: Tigers are hitting like they know what pitch is coming

As the Houston Astros lose their second series in a row, the Detroit Tigers continue to tear up the Houston pitching staff. While moving to a regressed four man rotation, Jake Odorizzi made his Astros’ debut but it didn’t go to plan just like his spring training debut. The offense cooled off at the wrong […] Astros: Tigers are hitting like they know what pitch is coming - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 17 hours ago
Tigers Crush Slumping Astros, 8-2. Skid Stretches to Four Straight

Tigers Crush Slumping Astros, 8-2. Skid Stretches to Four Straight

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Odorizzi runs out of gas. Astros bats on empty Astros pitching surrendered five home runs to the Tigers tonight, including three off Houston’s premier off-season acquisition, Jake Odorizzi. It was Odorizzi’s first appearance as an Astro, who went only 3.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits. Odorizzi cruised until the 3rd inning, when he gave up a homer to Akil Badoo, who got his fourth of the season and second in two nights against the Astros. The wheels fell off for Odorizzi in the fourth, when he gave up two, two-run...