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Would We Have Seen the Rise of Yordan Alvarez if the Astros Signed Nelson...

Would Youth Have Been Served if the Astros Signed Nelson Cruz in the Offseason? With all the Yordan Alvarez hype going around baseball right now, it almost didn’t happen this year. The Astros were reportedly interested in a designated hitter...

Astros Prospect Report: August 3rd, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (66-45) won 10-9 (BOX SCORE) Note: Mayfield is hitting .385 with 3 HR, 15 RBI over his last 10 games. Abraham Toro, 3B: 2-for-3, 2...

Four Astros no-hit Mariners on Hall of Fame induction night. Bats crush. 9-0

Pitching coach Brent Strom really does have fairy dust. Maybe it’s a magic elixir. Or a maybe they do a special dance in a sacred corner of the Nerd Cave. Coming into tonight’s debut with the Astros, newly acquired pitcher...

Game 113 Thread, Aug. 13, 2019, 6:07 CDT, Mariners vs Astros

Our new pitcher debuts tonight. No, not that one. Aaron Sanchez, acquired from Toronto. He was not having a good season before tonight, so the question is, can he turn it around. Today is the first day of the...

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...

Cut 4 says the Astros are the team you love to hate…..Only if you’re...

According to Cut 4, The Astros are the new team to hate. On August 1st, an MLB publication, Cut 4, proclaimed that the Yankees, after about 100 years as America’s official team to hate, have abdicated their throne to the...

Astros Prospect Report: August 2nd, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (65-45) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE) Note: Mayfield is hitting .395 with 3 HR, 14 RBI over his last 10 games. Jack Mayfield, SS: 1-for-5, R,...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: August 3rd, 2019

It’s the Saturday Crawfish Potluck Boil! I know what you’re thinking and I know why you’re here. You love the Astros, you want directions to the latest and best Astros and baseball content on the internet, and you know...

Gerrit Cole’s strikeout rates continue to reach new heights

There is arguably not another starting pitcher in the majors better at striking out opposing hitters right now than Gerrit Cole. Not only does he lead all starters in total strikeouts (216) and strikeout rate (36.4 percent), the Astros’...

Astros use longball to sink Mariners, 10-2

The Houston Astros had six different hitters launch home runs Friday night in a 10-2 victory over the wayward Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Most impressive might be that five of the six longballs came from the No. 5-9...

Game 112 Thread, August 2nd, 2019, 7:10 CDT, Mariners vs Astros.

The Astros were already the best team in baseball before Wednesday’s trading deadline, and they added one of the best pitchers in baseball and other pieces too. We won’t see Greinke tonight, but don’t forget just how good Wade...

Reflections on Greinke: Did Luhnow’s Homer to Center Field Displace Bauer’s Lost Baseball? (Paul...

A morning into the last day of July, Jeff Luhnow intended to unfurl a plan to launch the Astros into the stratosphere. With great subterfuge, the Astros general manager let on to the public only that he was interested...

Series Preview: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros

Coming off an exciting trade deadline and cruising to an easy win against the Indians last night, the Astros line up against their in division rival Seattle Mariners. The Mariners, who started off the season on an incredible hot...

Astros Prospect Report: August 1st, 2019

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below. AAA: Round Rock Express (65-44) won 15-7 (BOX SCORE) Note: Ritchie is hitting .365 over his last 10 games. Alex De Goti, SS: 4-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 2...

Astros Option Straw, Urquidy, Abreu Following Arrival of Deadline Acquisitions

Following the 7-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians, the Houston Astros needed to make some roster moves. Following the flurry of trades at the last minute of the trade deadline, space was needed on the 25-man roster for...

Astros Crawfish Boil: Aug 2nd, 2019

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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...

Astros Trade Deadline analysis: The morning after.

At the Trade Deadline, the Astros made themselves the front-runners for another championship, not just this year, but probably next year as well. Nonetheless, the current odds are still 2-1 against the Astros winning it all. You play the...

Baseball done right. Astros overwhelm Indians 7-1

Offense wins baseball games. No, pitching wins baseball games. No defense wins baseball games. Tonight’s game was a clinic in all three aspects of the game, and when you so excel at all three, scores like 7-1 happen. Gerrit Cole...

So, why do I want to write for The Crawfish Boxes?

Hello fellow fans, My name is Cody Poage and I am excited to join The Crawfish Boxes as a contributing writer. For those who don’t already know me, I’ve been around the Astros’ blogging community for a few years....

The Hangover, Trade Deadline Edition: Gaming Out Salary Implications

What does the day after feel like? Naturally, it would have felt better with Martin Maldonado throwing out a runner in the 9th for a walk-off Championship Series, or Biagini getting key outs, rather than the 10-4 drubbing at...