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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 14th, 2019

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Welcome Zack Greinke: A look at the man and his career.

July 31st, 2019, a little after 3:00 PM, CDT. It was the tale of two cities, New York and Houston. There was a major announcement that moment. For one city, it was the best of times. For the other,...

Zack Greinke and Alex Bregman put Astros back on track. Take finale 4-1 over...

Our long Astros fan nightmare is over. After losing five straight and six of seven, our boys are back on track. Today Zack Greinke looked like he has finally settled in as an Astro, and showed why the team traded...

Just who is Valente Bellozo? Why you Should Know this Name

Back in 2010, when the Astros sucked in almost every way possible, many of us fans were looking for signs of hope. The minor league system was pretty barren, and most of the teams were deep into losing seasons....

Who’s the Astros World Series MVP so far? (poll included)

The Astros lost the first two games of the World Series at home, and were humiliated in Game 2 in a 12-3 blowout. Heading to D. C., it looked like the Astros were dead in the water. My, how fortunes...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: November 16th, 2019

Man it’s been a hell of a week. Everyone is familiar with the cheating controversy at this point and I highly recommend Astros County’s piece from this morning that covers it. Though honestly, at this point, there...

Appreciating Yuli’s Surprising Season, and Reflecting on What Might Have Been

There have been a lot of things to appreciate this year for the Astros, between Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole dueling for Cy Young, Yordan Álvarez waltzing to the Rookie of the Year, Alex Bregman’s late charge for MVP,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: Aug 2nd, 2019

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Putting Last Night’s Victory in Perspective

Although many around here would consider anything but a World Series victory a failure, let’s put last night’s victory in perspective: it’s something the Astros have only accomplished in five other seasons in their history, and four if you’re...

Astros Prospect Report: August 4th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (67-45) won 7-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: De Goti is hitting .350 with 2 HR, 9 RBI over his last 10 games. Myles Straw, SS: 2-for-4,...

Verlander addles Rays: Astros up 1-0 in DS with 6-2 win.

We’ve just come to expect it. Justin Verlander winning in the playoffs. Bank it. Another shutdown performance by the probable* Cy Young winner for 2019. Seven innings, no runs, one hit, eight strikeouts. He had some command problems, especially at...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: October 19th, 2019

Well I guess in the end it was a little much to ask for the Astros to beat the second best team in the AL in three straight games at home. Still, Houston will have two chances to...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Astros take Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month, Rookie of the...

The Houston Astros swept the monthly awards in July. Yuli Gurriel was named as Player of the Month, Gerrit Cole named Pitcher of the Month for the second straight month, and Yordan Alvarez named Rookie of the Month, also...

What the Miley Meltdown Means

If you’re coming out of a post-champagne AL West-clinching hangover and your stomach feels queasy, there’s two things to avoid: imagining the smell of certain foods, and recollecting Wade Miley’s September. It would have been reasonable six weeks ago to...

Breaking News: Trevor Bauer not traded to Houston. Astros fans jubilant

In a move celebrated throughout Astros fandom, Trevor (Tyler) Bauer was traded to the National League tonight. The Reds gave up Yasiel Puig to the Indians for Bauer, and the San Diego Padres got Taylor Trammell from the Reds....

Game Recap: Also, there was a game tonight; 10-4 Loss to Cleveland

After the busy and exciting Trade Deadline earlier this afternoon, the night’s game versus the Indians felt a little bit like an afterthought, if we’re being honest. But nevertheless, the game against the Indians went ahead as planned, and...

World Series Game 3 Thread

Who’s the commenter who always says must win. Say it over and over again. MUST WIN. Zack Greinke vs Anibal Sanchez. Lineups per MLB.com What are the starting lineups? Astros: With no designated-hitter spot available for the three games in D.C., Hinch did...

2019 Series Preview #37: Colorado Rockies @ Houston Astros

Rockies The Rockies arrive in Minute Maid as the Astros’ NL “rival” for the 2019 season, which has turned out to be a huge letdown for Colorado. They were expected to at least compete for a Wild Card spot...

Astros Prospect Report: August 24th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (79-52) Game 1 - won 7-1 (BOX SCORE) Kyle Tucker, RF: 0-for-2, R, BB, SB Taylor Jones, 3B: 1-for-3, R Nick Tanielu, DH: 1-for-2, 2 R, HR,...

Game Thread 161. September 28, 2019, 8:07 CDT, Astros vs Angels

The Astros clinched home field advantage in the American League with their win last night, and broke a franchise record for most wins in a season with 104. Tonight they can also win home field advantage through the World...

10 Rules for greater harmony on the Crawfish Boxes comment threads.

The Houston Astros are on a glide path to their third straight 100 win season. They are running away with their division, are tied for first for the best record in baseball, and they just finished a seven game...