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Astros Prospect Report: August 16th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (74-48) won 13-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: Tucker is hitting .378 with 13 RBI over his last 10 games. Myles Straw, SS: 0-for-4, R, BB Abraham Toro,...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: August 17th, 2019

Welp, the Astros are officially on a losing streak after losing 4 in a row to Chicago and the A’s. While you know that the tools are there for them to bounce back, and they will bounce back,...

Astros lose to A’s in bottom of 13th, 3-2

The Astros lost for the fourth consecutive game this morning, about 1:15 AM CDT, and fell for the firth time in the last six games. These have been mostly heartbreaking losses; the ninth inning two-run, game-winning homer by Baltimore...

Game Thread 124, Aug. 16th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs. A’s

It’s been a bit of a rough patch for the Astros of late. They had to play three games in Chicago in the course of 18 hours. Their scheduled starter in one of them, Gerrit Cole, couldn’t go, and...

Astros Prospect Report: August 15th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (73-48) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: Straw is hitting .378 with 8 RBI over his last 10 games. Myles Straw, LF: 2-for-4, R, 2B, 3B,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 16th, 2019

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Offense grinds, but pitching lets Astros down again in 7-6 loss to A’s

What began as a pitchers’ duel ended in a slugfest, and unfortunately another defeat at the hands of the Houston Astros’ bullpen. Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa both had multi-homer games and the Astros hit five longballs as a team,...

Game thread 123, August 15th, 2019, 9:07 CDT. Astros vs A’s

The Astros had a rough time in my kind of town, the city of broad shoulders, yeah, blasted Chicago. They lost two out of three, had to play a double header, and played three games in the last two...

2019 Series Preview #40: Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

Astros The Astros come out to California with a chance to put their stamp on the division and push the A’s even further out of contention for the West. While a 9.5 game lead in the division would usually...

Astros Prospect Report: August 14th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (72-48) OFF AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (59-62) won 7-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: Bailey has a 1.39 ERA over his last 9 outings. Bryan De La Cruz,...

Since Coming Off the IL, Jose Altuve Has Looked Better than Ever

It’s really good to have Jose Altuve back. The 2017 AL MVP has been a fixture of the Astros’ lineup for years, and the month of games he was out, the team’s lineup just didn’t look quite right. Obviously,...

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...

Game thread 122, August 14th , 2019, 1:10 CDT, Astros vs. White Sox.

The big news yesterday wasn’t the split doubleheader to a rebuilding team, but the pulling of Gerrit Cole from his scheduled start in the second game. Turns out it was hamstring discomfort, and according to reports after the game,...

Astros Prospect Report: August 13th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (72-48) won 4-2 (BOX SCORE) Note: Tanielu is hitting .462 with 14 RBI over his last 10 games. Drew Ferguson, CF: 2-for-5, R, 2 2B,...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 14th, 2019

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Game thread 121: Aug 13, 2019, Astros vs White Sox (Doubleheader, 2nd game)

I’m a liar. That last game thread was not enough to contain the fandom of two Astros games of a doubleheader. The Astros won Part 1, 6-2. Here’s a new game thread for Part 2. Game one was good....

Game threads 120 & 121 Aug 13, 2019, 3:40 CDT, Astros vs White Sox...

Yesterday’s scheduled game between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox has been rescheduled due to rain to be part of a traditional doubleheader today. The White Sox attempted to close the roof to Guaranteed Rate Field, until they realized...

Doubleheader Game Preview, Aug 13th, 2019. 3:40 CDT another to follow

Today’s first game features the pitching match up we were supposed to see yesterday; Zack Greinke (11-4, 3.08 ERA) and Dylan Cease (2-4, 6.00 ERA). this will be Greinke’s second start as an Astro. The second game will follow the...

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,...

Yuli Gurriel has tamed his double play problems

If there is one complaint I constantly read about the Astros’ offense last season, it was their propensity to ground into a double play. And those complaints were valid as Houston led the majors (by a fair margin) last...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 13th, 2019

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