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Who Was the Astros’ MiLB Pitcher of the Year for 2018?

Vote on the best pitching season in the Astros system

Who Was the Astros’ MiLB Pitcher of the Year for 2018?

This was the hardest one yet. There were so many great pitching performances in 2018. Here is your chance to vote for the pitcher of the year for 2018.

Josh James, RHP

James was drafted in the 34th round of the 2014 draft and steadily made his way through the Astros system. James’ sleep issues are well documented, and getting this figured out, along with some mechanical...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 16th, 2018

Come get some morning links from around the league

Astros News

Some players are banged up as Altuve might DH while Marwin will play in spite of the hit he took in Game 2 (Houston Chronicle)
They’ll be key to an offense that is suddenly explosive at home in the postseason (MLB.com)
Alex Bregman took a moment to troll the Red Sox and Eovaldi in particular (CUT4)
But Eovaldi and Cora aren’t sweating it (MassLive)
McCann will catch Keuchel in Game 3 after a bit of time off (Houston Chronicle)
Is...

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Unexploded Ordnance in the ALCS

Big Guns are misfiring in the ALCS. How long will they remain silent?

The Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros are teams whose offenses are similarly structured. Each are built around a core four; four big guns that provide the bulk of the offensive firepower.

For the Boston Red Sox this core consists of Mookie Betts, J. D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi, and Xander Bogaerts.

And as we all know, for the Astros it is George Springer, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman.

How good are...

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NLCS Game 3 Thread

Who will the Astros beat in the WS? Brewers or Dodgers? Join the discussion

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FEAR THE BEARD: a Dallas Keuchel appreciation story

Over the past few weeks, there has been a ton of discussions on who should be on the Playoff roster. One of the most shocking things to me, was that Dallas Keuchel was often listed as the player who should either be off the roster, or how people have a lack of trust in him. And while I understand it, it just didn’t sit right with me. So I took a step back to analyze just how lucky we are to have Dallas on our team.

Dallas Keuchel

On 3 days rest, former Arkansas Razorback Dallas...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 15th, 2018

Start your morning with some fresh baseball links, heavy on the Astros

Astros News

Houston’s winning streak was snapped at 4 as Boston takes Game 2 of the ALCS (MLB.com)
I’m not worried though as there are at least three reasons the Astros should bring it home (ESPN)
There was also some solace in setting the postseason record for consecutive games with a home run (MLB.com)
But does that make 2018 the best Astros team ever? (CUT4)
It certainly helps that George Springer is a postseason...

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Game Recap: Astros Drop Stink Bomb In Beantown. Red Sox Tie Series 1-1 with 7-5 win over Houston.

Cole’s worst start of the year, sluggish offense sends series back to Houston tied.

Playoff prognostication is a futile occupation. One can study the trends, the tendencies, but if you think that means those patterns will repeat themselves in a short series, you’re probably going to be wrong a lot.

If there was a game sitting out there for the Astros to win, it was this game, Game 2, featuring David Price against Gerrit Cole. Price’s team was 0-10 in the post-season games in which he...

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David Price happy to take 'baby steps' in shaking postseason reputation

David Price did not pitch as well as he would have liked to on Sunday night, but he is not complaining. In fact, he is looking at it as a positive. Price allowed four runs over 4.2 innings in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros and exited with a 5-4 lead. He was an out away from being in position to get his first career postseason win as a starter, but Alex Cora lifted him after he walked his second batter in the fifth. Matt Barnes got a strikeout to end the threat, and the Red Sox...

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Watch: Marwin Gonzalez launches go-ahead home run over Green Monster

Houston Astros left fielder Marwin Gonzalez made quite the statement to put the Houston Astros ahead in Game 2 of the ALCS. With the Astros and Boston Red Sox tied 2-2 in the top of the third, Gonzalez teed off on a David Price offering and hit it over the Green Monster seats, with only a billboard preventing it from flying out of Fenway Park entirely. Gonzalez’s homer ensured that the Astros broke an MLB record, as this was their 14th consecutive playoff game in which they hit at least...

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ALCS Thread, Game 2. Astros @ Red Sox, Oct. 14, 2018, 6:09 CDT

The Astros stole game 1 of the ALCS in Boston, 7-2, and hope to put them down 0-2 in the series tonight heading into Minute Maid Park this Tuesday. Join the discussion.

Another premier pitching matchup tonight, with Gerrit Cole of the Astros facing Boston’s David Price.

Here are the lineups:

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 2: Sunday, October 14th @ 6:09 pm CDT

Listen: Astros - KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM / Red Sox - WEEI 93.7, WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM / ESPN Radio

Watch:...

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Abraham Toro-Hernandez Pacing Astros Farmhands in AFL Offense

A popular prospect sleeper, Toro-Hernandez looks comfortable at the dish for Scottsdale in Fall League action

Abraham Toro-Hernandez has tantalized onlookers at times with impressive hot streaks, showcasing his hard contact ability and advanced approach, but the young third baseman has struggled to sustain high level performance thus far in his pro career. Originally from Quebec, Toro-Hernandez was drafted out of Seminole State Junior College in the 5th round of the 2016 draft, where he had...

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Astros’ Reddick: Chris Sale ‘a lot easier’ to hit when throwing slower

The Houston Astros were pleasantly surprised to find Chris Sale’s velocity down a few ticks in Game 1 of the ALCS, and they took advantage of the Boston Red Sox ace’s issues. The Astros got Sale out of the game after just four innings in a 7-2 win on Saturday, and outfielder Josh Reddick certainly noticed the difference in Sale’s velocity, which topped out around 93-94 MPH instead of his usual upper-90s. The Astros did get just one hit off Sale and struck out five times, but with four...

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Justin Verlander's domination in October shows no signs of stopping

Where would the Houston Astros be without Justin Verlander leading the pitching staff? They’d probably still be pretty good, but not nearly as good as they have been since acquiring him just over a year ago. Houston took a 1-0 series lead Saturday night in the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park with their ace taking the reigns like usual. It wasn’t your typical dominant start from the right-hander — he did walk four hitters and recorded two wild pitches — but he allowed...

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ALCS Game 1 Recap: Another Late Inning Lift-off Propels Astros Over Red Sox 7-2

Springer 2 RBI, and ninth inning homers by Reddick and Gurriel help Astros take back home field advantage as they steal Game One of the ALCS in Boston.

It was the pitcher’s duel we were promised and all expected last night. Chris Sale was almost unhittable, allowing just one Astros hit. Justin Verlander was almost as awesome, holding the Red Sox to two.

Trouble is, there were more runs last night than hits. The whole Red Sox staff held the Astros to five hits, but they also allowed ten...

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George Springer Is Already Building All-Time MLB Postseason Hero Resume

George Springer didn't singlehandedly deliver the Houston Astros a win in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, but he did drive in as many runs on his own as the Boston Red Sox managed all night...

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Umpires inspect Astros C Martin Maldonado’s glove during ALCS

The umpires for the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros checked the glove of Houston catcher Martin Maldonado on Saturday, potentially for foreign substances. At the start of the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 1 in Boston, TBS showed umpire crew chief Joe West examining Maldonado’s glove. The announcers said the inspection took place during the middle of the sixth. They did not provide any further details about what initiated the examination, though they speculated the...

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Watch: Umpire Joe West nailed by throw on stolen base

Umpire Joe West was nailed by a throw from the catcher during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday. Jake Marisnick was on first for the Houston Astros with one out in the top of the eighth inning and attempted to steal second base. Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez tried to throw out Marisnick, but his throw sailed off line. West, the second base umpire, was unable to duck out of the way and took the ball off the top of his chest: The play reminded some of the scene...

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Best Comments of the Week

The Wise, the Witty, the Wicked

If Tyler Bauer Could Get More Spin He Might Get Bregman Out Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports More spin, More spin.Bregman needs to say Hi to the Crawfish Boxes!

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THERE IT IS, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Called it!

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Nice Call !

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Game Thread; ALCS Game 1, Astros at Red Sox, Oct 13, 2018, 7:09 CDT.

Can the Astros repeat the play off demolition of the Red Sox they accomplished last year? This is not the same Red Sox team and this year it’s for the AL pennant. Join the discussion.

Justin Verlander vs. Chris Sale in game 1 of the ALCS. Does it get any better? A game for the ages between two future HOFers.

Here are the lineups.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Saturday, October 13th @ 7:09 pm CDT

Listen: Astros - KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM / Red Sox - WEEI 93.7,...

Bleacher Report - Houston Astros

Justin Verlander Says There's 'No Set Number' of Seasons Left in Career

Houston Astros superstar pitcher Justin Verlander may be 35 years old, but he isn't contemplating retirement yet. "Just keep swimming," he told reporters Thursday, per ESPN.com ...

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