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The Crawfish Boxes 6 hours ago
Game Recap: Astros’ Stand Holds. Beat Back A’s 9-4

Game Recap: Astros’ Stand Holds. Beat Back A’s 9-4

Astros offense explodes. Five home runs give Verlander his 200th win. In yesterday’s Recap I drew a military analogy, the point of which was that the Astro’s must, could, and would endure despite recent adversities. Today another analogy is in order. Let’s at least hope, as Astros fan, that that is the case. In July of 1863 Confederate forces ventured into Union territory in hopes of a knockout punch that would end the war. On day one of the Battle of Gettysburg the rebels encountered Yankee troops and forced their withdrawal from the town. The Yanks retreated to the surrounding...
Climbing Tal's Hill 11 hours ago

Astros: Is Collin McHugh on the move back to the rotation?

Who will be the Astros fifth starter while Lance McCullers recovers from his forearm strain? When Lance McCullers was placed on the DL with his forearm strain, the Astros were not worried because they didn’t need a fifth starter until August 21. It was later announced that McCullers would not pitch until September. We assumed that […] Astros: Is Collin McHugh on the move back to the rotation? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 12 hours ago
Game Thread no. 122. Houston Astros at Oakland A's. Aug. 19, 2018, 3:10 CDT

Game Thread no. 122. Houston Astros at Oakland A's. Aug. 19, 2018, 3:10 CDT

Come join the discussion as the Astros fight for first in the AL West The Astros have lost 7 of their last 8 games and their last 6 in a row against AL West competition. They are currently tied for first with today's competitor, the A's. Can the Stros hold on? Is it time to panic? Let's talk.
The Crawfish Boxes 15 hours ago
Astros Prospect Report: August 18th, 2018

Astros Prospect Report: August 18th, 2018

See how the prospects performed last night AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (72-53) won 3-1 (BOX SCORE) Note: Deetz has a 0.72 ERA with 40 K in 25 innings for Fresno this season. Myles Straw, CF: 2-for-5, R, SB Jamie Ritchie, C: 2-for-2, SB Jack Mayfield, 2B: 3-for-5, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI J.D. Davis, RF: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI Nick Tanielu, 3B: 2-for-4 Taylor Jones, 1B: 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI Josh James, RHP: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K Dean Deetz, RHP: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (WIN) Reymin Guduan, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K Brendan McCurry, RHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER,...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 18, 2018
Game Recap: Astros Submit. Tied With A’s For AL West lead. Surrender 7-1.

Game Recap: Astros Submit. Tied With A’s For AL West lead. Surrender 7-1.

Astros get pounded, lose lead without a fight. In the bitter winter of 1777 the new born United States of America was on the very brink of annihilation. The small rump of what had been the proud Patriot army under George Washington was all but destroyed, and with its defeat would go the hopes and dreams of a virgin nation that represented a new birth of freedom. A great ideal in human history would die stillborn. This army suffered military defeats before a much superior military force over which they seemingly had no hope to prevail. They lost battle after battle after battle. They...