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  • The Houston Astros are 6-6 after two weeks of Major League Baseball, and are atop the American League West! Are you excited about this team yet? The pitching has carried this team through two weeks while the offense has batted a collective .202. If the pitching can continue to keep the team in games, and […] ... read more...
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  • Houston Astros Minor League Week In Review: April 9-19 With the minor league season in full swing, we here at Climbing Tal’s Hill will be putting out a weekly review of the Houston Astros minor league system. While the Houston Astros major league club has improved, the Astros minor league system is still very good, […] ... read more...
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  • Series schedule (at Safeco Field) 9:10 p.m. Monday: Asher Wocjiechowski (0-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. Hishami Iwakuma (0-1, 6.55 ERA) 9:10 p.m. Tuesday: Collin McHugh (2-0, 1.54 ERA) vs. Taijuan Walker (0-2, 17.18 ERA) 9:10 p.m. Wednesday: Roberto Hernandez (0-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. J.A. Happ (0-1, 2.70 ERA) Three things to watch: Chris Carter has yet […] read more...
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  • Although most Astros fans might be surprised to see third baseman Luis Valbuena leading the club with three home runs, he’s not. “Not surprising,” Valbuena said after the Astros beat the Angels 4-3 Sunday afternoon. “We have a lot of people who can hit a lot of home runs. Everybody is making their adjustments. “I’m […] read more...
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  • The Houston Astros finished the week with a record of 6-6. After week two, the Astros are still hovering around .500, but they are tied for second place in the division. They are also a hard team to figure out, or count on from day-to-day. With the first home runs from Evan Gattis and George Springer […] ... read more...
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  • • • • Astros catcher Jason Castro left half a dozen runners on the bases Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park, beginning with the bases loaded in the first. His frustration was eased, however, by driving in what proved to be the winning run with his only hit of the afternoon to beat the Angels […] read more...
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  • Hard-throwing righthander Josh Fields, who is on the disabled list recovering from a groin strain, is scheduled to make the first multi-inning relief appearance of his rehab assignment Monday. Fields has made four, one-inning relief appearances during his rehab stint with Class AAA Fresno. read more...
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  • Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan will be at Class AA Corpus Christi’s Whataburger Field on Monday to see University of Georgia student Tyler Badger sign a one-day contract with the Hooks. Badger, 21, wrote the winning essay in the 2015 Topps Company’s Make Your Pro Debut Contest. He’ll be joined in Corpus Christi by his […] read more...
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  • Colby Rasmus, who has played center field most of his career, moved from left to start in center field Sunday for the second time this season. Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave starting center fielder Jake Marisnick a day out of the starting lineup and inserted Robbie Grossman in left field a day after Grossman hit […] read more...
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  • Rookie righthander Asher Wojciechowski will make his third career outing and second start Monday night against the Mariners exactly a week after he threw four scoreless innings of relief. “I’m excited to get back out there and just compete,” Wojciechowski said. “I feel good. I really tried to really just amp it up. And having […] read more...
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