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Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 24, 2020

Houston Astros 2020 Year in Review: Jose Altuve slumps

Jose Altuve’s 2020 season shows the Houston Astros star could be on the decline. The sign stealing scandal didn’t hit any player harder than the Houston Astros second baseman. Everyone knows what makes Jose Altuve unique; he stands at only 5’6″ and is the longest tenured member of the team right now. He is the […] Houston Astros 2020 Year in Review: Jose Altuve slumps - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Oct 19, 2020

Houston Astros: Jose Altuve found redemption in postseason

Jose Altuve was one of the faces of AstroGate for a majority of baseball fans. The Houston Astros second baseman found redemption in the postseason. The Houston Astros relatively light punishment in the wake of AstroGate irked baseball fans across the country. It was felt that the team got off lightly, with only a fine […] Houston Astros: Jose Altuve found redemption in postseason - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 15, 2020

Astros: How losing Ryan Thompson came back to haunt Houston

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ryan Thompson is one the Houston Astros let get away. On Tuesday, the Houston Astros entered the bottom of the eighth in Game Three of the ALCS trailing 5-2. To start off the inning, Jose Altuve singled off Tampa Bay reliever John Curtiss. Curtiss was then pulled and replaced by a […] Astros: How losing Ryan Thompson came back to haunt Houston - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 15, 2020
Vintage Greinke delivers. Javier in relief shuts down Rays, keeps Astros keep season afloat

Vintage Greinke delivers. Javier in relief shuts down Rays, keeps Astros keep season afloat

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Astros win Game Four, 4-3 Tighten series to 3-1. After playing for two weeks longer than most of the sporting world expected, the Houston Astros decided they wanted to remain in the San Diego bubble for at least one more day. Zack Greinke took the mound and was all business, Jose Altuve and George Springer provided some big swings, Cristian Javier continued his remarkable postseason with a stellar relief outing, and Ryan Pressly made things exciting before scraping by and picking up his team’s 27th out. Add it all up, and the Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 14, 2020
In Defense of Jose Altuve

In Defense of Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve, after his go-ahead tenth inning homer against the Dodgers in Game two of the 2017 World Series I know what his errors have cost. I’m sure he’s harder on himself than anyone is. But keep your composure and maintain your perspective. Yes, Jose Altuve has definitely screwed up. His simple throwing errors in the last two games probably cost the Astros those two games, and the 2020 ALCS. That’s a lot to bear. But Jose Altuve has earned way more respect than THIS. (Taken from last night’s game thread) Altuve is a choker He just cost the Astros game 2 and 3 Just give the...
Call to the Pen Oct 14, 2020

Houston Astros: Should Jose Altuve be the designated hitter?

After watching Jose Altuve struggle with his defense in the ALCS, it may be time for the Houston Astros to consider making him their DH. I never imagined writing an article about Jose Altuve struggling with defense. The Houston Astros second baseman won a gold glove in 2015 and he really has not had issues […] Houston Astros: Should Jose Altuve be the designated hitter? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 14, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 14th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 14th, 2020

Photo by Harry How/ People talking about karma after the Astros made it to the ALCS is both peak pettiness and insulting to a Rays team that is playing otherworldly defense. Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News Another game, another stellar ALCS performance by an Astros starter that’s squandered by errors and bad luck (Astros.com) And so the Astros’ season is on the brink after another big error by Jose Altuve during a crucial inning (Sports Illustrated) It also didn’t help...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 14, 2020

Astros: Altuve yips, more bad luck lead to 3-0 ALCS deficit

Another Jose Altuve error leads to the Houston Astros facing a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS. If you watched Game Two of the ALCS and didn’t watch Game Three, you didn’t miss anything. Tuesday’s game, a 5-2 loss for the Houston Astros, was essentially a carbon copy of the previous day’s game — more bad […] Astros: Altuve yips, more bad luck lead to 3-0 ALCS deficit - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 14, 2020
Rays again tiptoe to victory, 5-2

Rays again tiptoe to victory, 5-2

Carlos Correa can’t catch Jose Altuve’s throw against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game Three of the American League Championship Series leading to the Rays’ 5 run inning to win the game. | Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Another big Altuve throwing error hands the Rays the big inning they needed for the win With the Astros facing a must-win game, Jose Urquidy seemed like the right man to call on. He has been fantastic at the outset of his postseason career, allowing just six runs over 18.2 innings, and four of the tallies came in last week’s start against the Oakland A’s...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 12, 2020
Game 2 ALCS Thread. October 12, 2020, 3:07 CDT. Astros @ Rays

Game 2 ALCS Thread. October 12, 2020, 3:07 CDT. Astros @ Rays

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Stros try to even the series after a heartbreaking loss last night in San Diego. Despite nine hits and more than a few “loud outs,” the Astros could not break through last night against Blake Snell and closer extraordinaire, Diego Castillo, losing 2-1. Jose Altuve’s first inning homer was never going to be enough, but it did put him into the all-time home run lead among second baseman in the LCS’s. Still, the Astros have an excellent chance of tying the series if they continue to make the kind of contact they did yesterday against today’s starter, “Not the...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 12, 2020
Rays outlast the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS, 2-1

Rays outlast the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS, 2-1

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Astros fail to take advantage of opportunities to go down 1-0 in the ALCS The Astros have been pure magic through their first six games of the post-season. Tonight, the pixie dust poured down on the the Rays, and missed the Stros. For the Astros it was a game of missed opportunities, for the Rays, a game of big plays at just the right time. The Astros night started with great promise in the top of the first inning when Jose Altuve flashed his home run swing for the third time this post-season, sending a solo shot deep to left. He now has more ALCS homers than any...
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 29, 2020

Astros: Key plays, takeaways from Game One win against Twins

Here are the key plays and takeaways from the Houston Astros winning Game One of the Wild Card round. Jose Altuve drove in the winning run. That statement alone is perhaps the biggest takeaway from the Houston Astros 4-1 win over the Twins in the first game of the Wild Card round. After enduring months […] Astros: Key plays, takeaways from Game One win against Twins - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 27, 2020
Deep Dive: Jose Altuve - This Needs to Be Rock Bottom

Deep Dive: Jose Altuve - This Needs to Be Rock Bottom

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Jose Altuve has been a friend to pitchers this season The Astros’ lineup is no longer a juggernaut. What was supposed to be one of the most feared offenses in all of baseball has been stymied this season. With George Springer and Michael Brantley entering free agency this winter, it’s possible — if not probable — that the lineup will be losing its top two performers from the 2020 season. This puts more responsibility on the shoulders of Jose Altuve, who has been dreadful in 2020, and is one of the biggest reasons why the offense has struggled this year....
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 24, 2020
Astros offense explodes for 4 HRs as they beat the Rangers, 12-4

Astros offense explodes for 4 HRs as they beat the Rangers, 12-4

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros is greeted at the plate by Josh Reddick #22, George Springer #4, and Michael Brantley #23 after a three-run homer run against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Field on September 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. | Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ In the last series of the 2020 season, the Astros take on the Rangers trying to finish the season on a high note. The Astros wasted no time getting on the board with Bregman drove in Altuve with an RBI triple. Tucker would then reach on a field error which allowed Bregman to score and make it...

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