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Game Thread 100, July 20th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros.

It’s Jose Urquidy up today to face Shin-Soo Choo, Danny Santana, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Hunter Pence et al. I think at least one of the two teams will score a lot of runs tonight, and if the Astros...

Astros Prospect Report: July 26th, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (60-44) won 10-8 (BOX SCORE) Note: Fisher has 4 HR, 8 RBI over his last 9 games. Josh Rojas, 3B: 0-for-4, R, BB, SB Jack Mayfield,...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: August 10th, 2019

Hey everyone, contrary to some rumors you may have heard last week, I definitely did go on vacation and am definitely not still writing here due to court order. A big thanks to everyone who covered for me...

Astros Prospect Report: September 8th, 2019

The minor league playoffs have started. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (3-2) won 10-5 (BOX SCORE) Note: Ferguson hit .316 with 2 HR, 6 RBI in the five game series. Round Rock is moving on to the PCL...

Game Thread 154. September 18, 2019, 7:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros.

After Verlander’s six-inning shutout last night leading to a 4-1 win, Gerrit Cole has to do something special to keep his Cy Young hopes alive. Pitching for the Rangers is Kolby Allard, 22-year-old rookie and former first round draft...

Talking Stros Podcast Soundcloud Links: Kyle Tucker Is Looking Like the Real Deal

9-8-2019 Segment 1: The Astros win big versus the Mariners and Gerrit Cole pitches well again. Eric and Will Moriarty discuss the odds of re-signing Cole and is it between him and George Springer. Carlos Correa is a great player when...

“Nice Shot Yordan.” Another Breaking T-shirt. What can’t the man do?

He’s still at it. It you happen to come to Minute Maid Park on game day a little early, never think you are safe. Because at any time, Yordan Alvarez may be taking batting practice, and that means the ball...

Open Discussion: Trade Deadline Day

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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 5th, 2019

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Game Recap: Verlander Surgical as Stros Edge Seattle 2-1

For a moment, it looked as if Johnny Vander Meer’s immortal record might actually be in jeopardy, as Justin Verlander took the hill and fired two perfect frames to begin Saturday night’s contest with the Mariners. The consecutive no-hitter...

Game Thread 129, August 21st, 2019, 7:10 CDT, Tigers vs Astros

As you’ve probably already heard, the Astros put two players on IL last night, Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez. Correa we already figured on, but Sanchez was a little bit of a surprise. The recovery time for both players...

2019 Series Preview #30: Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

Astros Houston opens the second half of the season after ending the first on a high note. After one of their worst losing streaks in years, they stormed back to go 7-1 in the final three series of the...

Game thread 152, Sept 15, 2019 1:15 CDT. Royals vs Astros.

Besides the race for best record in the AL, the main significance of this game is to find out if Wade Miley's last two starts were flukes. In those starts he got only one out and allowed 12 runs....

Game Thread 151, Sept 14, 2019, 6:15 CDT, Astros vs Royals

Springer!!!!!!! The Astros had trouble scoring again last night, tied 1-1 in the eighth inning until...Springer!!!!!!! His three run dinger gave the Astros the win in KC and reduced the magic number to clinch the Al West to seven....

Tony Kemp: An Assessment

Tony Kemp: Great Pretender or Undervalued Asset? This has been an on-going debate here at the Crawfish Boxes since he became a fixture in the outfield last season. Is he really a legit major leaguer, or just an unacceptable weak...

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,...

2019 Series Preview #48: Houston Astros @ Kansas City Royals

Astros The Astros head to Kansas City after a rather disappointing series loss against the A’s at home. It was only their second such loss at home this whole, but it came at a rather inopportune time. The...

Trade Deadline Landmine: Madison Bumgarner

The Astros, as one would expect given their pitching woes of late, have been linked in one way or another to just about every major trade deadline candidate in recent weeks. There are arguments for and against the...

Bull Rush: Astros Call up Switch-Hitting Third Baseman Abraham Toro

On the heels of injuries to infielders Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz, the Houston Astros made a surprise call-up of Round Rock third baseman Abraham Toro, Jake Kaplan reports. The Astros are calling up infielder Abraham Toro from Triple A,...

Game Thread 139. September 2nd, 2019, 3:10 CDT. Astros vs Brewers

Yeah, they’re still playing baseball. Seems like there ought to be a hangover, and maybe a vacation, after yesterday’s thrilling and historic no-hit victory by Justin Verlander. Not to mention the ninth inning heroics by rookie Abraham Toro, whose...

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 27th, 2019

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