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Name: The Crawfish Boxes
Description: Houston Astros Day By Day
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Date Added: 2005-05-27 05:23:43
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Delino DeShields Jr. suffers fractured cheek bone after taking 90-mph fastball to face
One the Astros' top prospects, Delino DeShields Jr., will be on the shelf for several weeks after taking a 90-mph fastball to the face. This an update to Brian's coverage of DeShields' injury in today's Minor League Recap. Which you can read here. Delino DeS...

Minor League Recap: Games of April 18, 2014
Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings. AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 10-9 loss to Colorado Springs (COL) -> Enrique Hernandez: 4-for-5, 2B, RBI -> Jon Singleton: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R -> Max Stassi: 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R -> Domingo Santana: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R -> Gregorio Petit: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R -> Carlos Perez: 1-for-5...

Cosart implodes in opener with A's; Astros lose 11-3
Astros' losing streak reaches five games after Jarred Cosart fails to record a second out his start. Tonight's game was over quicker than George Springer trying to get an infield single. Jarred Cosart imploded in the first inning, giving up three hits, walking ...

AL West Series: Astros at Athletics, April 18-20, 2014
Astros head west to face the reigning AL West Champions. The Astros have dropped eight of their last ten. The reason for this is pretty clear, mental mistakes and the offense. It makes doing a preview for the series very easy. As a team, the Astros are batting .188 through through 16 ...

Series Preview: Astros at Athletics, April 18-20, 2014
Astros head west to face the reigning AL West Champions. The Astros have dropped eight of their last ten. The reason for this is pretty clear, mental mistakes and the offense. It makes doing a preview for the series very easy. As a team, the Astros are batting .188 through through 16 ...

Astros MiLB Players of the Week: 4/11-4/17
Subber10 brings you another round of POTW! One guy smashes and another misses bats. Why don't I just give this award to George Springer? I mean he received the call to the majors, so he earned it right? Not so much. Since this comes out on Fridays, our week...

Astros Ace: Dallas Keuchel
Once forgotten, casually dismissed as a probable reliever, Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel is asserting himself and putting himself in the running for best pitcher on the staff. Back in the throes of the summer of '13, this happened:

Astros MiLB Recap: April 17th, 2014
Lancaster does it Right! I would be remiss not to give this some love. Lancaster had a throwback night last night and their jersey's are simply beautiful. In general, college baseball is doing a lot of this with several teams going to this kind of style for their everyday uniform...

Minor League Spotlight: Delino DeShields' Center Field Defense
We take a look at some of the tape on the young minor league season to assess top prospect Delino DeShields' move from second base back to the outfield, where he began his professional career. This isn't specifically a mailbag post, but it was prompted by a question in the comments section of the

TCB Daily Boil: High School Arms and Injuries
Tom Verducci looked into pitching injuries at the source and Subber10 asks a few more questions. Tommy John continues to be in the news this week as the baseball world continues to figure out why there is this sudden spike in surgeries to repair failed Ulnar Collateral Ligaments. Hat tip goes to clack for sending this link out to the TCB staff, which I quickly called...

Royals 5, Astros 1: Astros missing pieces, get swept by Royals
The Astros are a puzzle missing a few key pieces. Houston is like a jigsaw puzzle. Instead of being a finished product, though, the Astros are missing the box lid and 200 of the 250 pieces. Problems with the offense?

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 4/16/14
The Astros minor leagues celebrate #SpringerDay with three wins and an off day. Every year, top Astros prospects should be given two weeks at the beginning of the season to run rampant in the minors to see if they really want to be called up to the big leagues. This process should ...

Stat of the Day: xBABIP and the Impending Astros Offensive Explosion
BABIP and xBABIP suggest that Jason Castro has many more fist bumps coming this season. Regression. It's a word used often on this site. Regression usually is used in a negative connotation ala Jimmy Paredes' 2013 season and Chris Johnson's 2011 season. It is used heavily in the world of predictive...

Astros option Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City; Raúl Valdés Called Up
The Astros swap left-handed pitchers, send Kevin Chapman to Triple-A Oklahoma City and call up Raúl Valdés. The Astros have been wheeling and dealing with their 40-Man and 25-Man rosters. Designating Lucas Harrell, sending

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