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Astros Prospect Report: July 24th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (59-43) won 3-0 (BOX SCORE) Note: Rojas has 6 HR, 12 RBI over his last 10 games. Carlos Correa, SS: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB Joshua Rojas,...

Could the Astros Target A Quick Fix Starter?

Last night was one of the worse games of the season. The Astros have been blown out worse, but the Astros were experimenting with the opener and a primary pitcher. To his credit, Josh James did a great job...

Game Thread 148. September 12th, 2019. 7:10 CDT, A’s vs Astros

The Astros fell last night in a game they could have won but for some untimely hitting and one bullpen meltdown by Josh James. The Astros hope to finish the series on a winning note, and with Justin Verlander...

Buy Low: Keone Kela?

You may have heard,the Pittsburgh Pirates are allegedly open to trading Keone Kela. A sub-.500 team being open to trading a reliever who hasn’t really contributed much this season is generally not surprising. But in this scenario, there is...

Astros Prospect Report: August 12th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (71-48) won 11-6 (BOX SCORE) Note: Tucker is hitting .366 with 5 HR, 15 RBI over his last 10 games. Myles Straw, 2B: 2-for-3, R,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 16th, 2019

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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 16th, 2019

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Game Recap: Greinke Delivers Against Former Club, Tucker Perfect at the Plate in 6-1...

A night after Gerrit Cole shut down the Royals offense over eight innings, Zack Greinke stifled the team that drafted him on Saturday over six innings, allowing just one run while striking out seven. The drama started early, as...

2019 Series Preview #46: Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

Mariners Seattle has pretty much spiraled into irrelevancy as their record took yet another pummeling in the past two weeks leading into this series. They’ve lost 7 of their last 9 games and were swept twice at the hands...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 13th, 2019

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Greinke wins first game as Astro behind 4 homers. Houston over Rockies 11-6.

Before a sellout crowd at Minute Maid Park on a Tuesday night, one of this generation’’s best pitchers, Zack Greinke, made his debut with the Houston Astros. Although the results tonight were below his normal standards, he managed to...

White Sox out-slug Astros 13-9. Take Series 2-1

Fifteen hits and nine runs by the Astros offense were not enough to offset poor pitching and untimely defensive mistakes in this getaway day game in Chicago. The Astros were battling from behind most of the game, but...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 30th, 2019

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Astros Top Prospect Report: 7/29- 8/4

Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. This week was only a few games but still some notable performances. I will be using my top 30 prospects found here. This Week: 2 G, 9.0...

3 Astros Discussion Items

1 1.) As we look towards the playoffs, who would you want the Astros to face? With 21 games left in the season, I think most people are eyeing the post season ready for another run. The Astros are obviously...

What happened to Roberto Osuna?

Editor’s note: Since Roberto Osuna came to the Astros last July, we at TCB have had a certain reticence writing about him, for reasons known to all of you. But Osuna, like it or not, is the closer for...

Josh James – Future Starter or Reliever?

Josh James has had an interesting career to date. A 34th round pick (number 1006) overall, signing for a mere $15,000. Hailing from Western Oklahoma Stast Colllege, the 6’3, 206lb Righty did not draw much fan fare and his...

The Houston Astros are Ready to Move on from Max Stassi, and That Would...

Yesterday, prior to the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics game, Brian McTaggart reported comments Astros general manager made about their approach to the trade deadline. “We are also looking at the market and seeing if there’s an upgrade...

All-Star Game Thread, 2019

There are nine men who take the field in a baseball game. There are fifteen teams in each league. Each team sends at least one player to the All-Star game. Then how come the Astros have four starters on...

Game Recap: Verlander and the Astros Close Out a Dominant Sweep of the Mariners,...

The Astros followed up Saturday’s combined no-hitter with another dominant pitching performance, this time led by Justin Verlander. The offense wasn’t quite as dominant as it was in the first two games, but it didn’t need to be, and...

Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke, and a History of 3000 Strikeout Teammates

If you’ve seen any of Justin Verlander’s starts this year, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen him making some bit of strikeout history or other; he’s been climbing up the leaderboard since joining Houston, passing famous aces and...