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38 min ago | BleacherReport

Yankees' Playoff Chances Dying While Future Problems Persist

When an early morning team meeting is needed just before facing a team 20 games under .500 in your own house, it might be time to start choosing pallbearers.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Mark Teixeira

4 hrs ago | Crawfish Boxes

Quick Look at Richard Rodriguez

The AMP Mailbag this week brought up another pitching prospect that doesn't get a lot of attention despite making quite of an ascent through the minors this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Crawfish Boxes

TCB Daily Boil: Different Tissues and Injuries

I had missed this on Wednesday, so hat tip to Tim for sending this article from Evan Drellich to me yesterday.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Sports, Major League Baseball

Climbing Tal's Hill

Houston Astros looking to snap series losing streak vs. Indians

It's been a pretty long time since the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball

Yanks Go Yard

YGY Series Preview Show Rewind: White Sox-Yankees

Aug 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hits a single during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S Cellular Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Jose Abreu, New York Yankees, Chase Whitley

Twinkie Talk

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Series Preview

Aug 11, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tommy Milone pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Baseball Players, Tommy Milone, Robbie Ray, Justin Verlander

Tomahawk Take

Justin Upton Lights the Fire

Jun 25, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton hits a home run during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, Jason Heyward

Houston Astros

Qualls doesn't expect DL stint for stiff back

The Astros used Jose Veras to close out Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Yankees because Chad Qualls was dealing with a stiff lower back, and Qualls said Thursday he was likely going to need another day to get healthy.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jason Castro, Baseball Players, Brett Gardner, Carlos Corporan, Major League Baseball

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Crawfish Boxes

Astros Prospect Report: Vincent Velasquez excels in start

Vincent Velasquez was dominant, James Ramsay fell a homer shy of the cycle, and the rest of the news from down on the farm.

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Related Topix: Sports, Paul Clemens, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

The Morning Call

McCarthy pitches four-hitter for Yankees

It would have been easy for Brandon McCarthy to think he has a small margin of error with a three-run lead.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Marc Krauss, Carlos Corporan, Jon Singleton, David Robertson

Houston Astros

Lone Star State has rich pitching heritage

There had been successful pitchers from Texas from baseball's earliest days, but right-hander Nolan Ryan from tiny Alvin became the archetype.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Jackson, Soccer Players, Kerry Wood

Yanks Go Yard

Game 125 Preview: Yankees vs. Astros

Aug 4, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann talks with starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy during the second inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, Dallas Keuchel

Crawfish Boxes

Brady Aiken vs. the Astros: Deal still possible between Aiken and Astros

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs said on Twitter today that there is a very real chance the Astros could still sign Brady Aiken around the time of Jacob Nix's grievance hearing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Crawfish Boxes

On the Astros: Rambling thoughts on baseball and the Astros

Every season, football gets in the Astros way. At least, that's how it is for high school sportswriters like me.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Crawfish Boxes

Astros Sabermetrics: K% and Lineup Building

Domingo Santana's strikeout woes may not make him a bad player. But they may make the Astros' lineup worse anyway.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, George Springer, Carlos Santana, Major League Baseball

Twinkie Talk

August Has Been Hot, So Has Arcia

Aug 12, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oswaldo Arcia, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

The Day

Say it ain't 'Stro: Yankees continue to struggle ... against Houston

No matter how well Michael Pineda or anyone else in pinstripes pitches, the New York Yankees aren't going anywhere if they don't start hitting.

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Related Topix: Sports, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Robbie Grossman, Jason Castro, Jose Altuve, Stephen Drew

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crawfish Boxes

AMP Mailbag: Pitcher Nobody is Talking About

Give me a pitcher in the system who people don't talk about a lot but you're high on, and why I should be too? Interesting question.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

The Globe and Mail

Astros' Jose Altuve is providing outsize production

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve beats out the ball for a single as Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer reaches for it in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Houston.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Joe Mauer, American League, Billy Hamilton

The Reporter

Ex-Viking Aplin on rise in Astros' minor league system

Former Vanden High baseball star Andrew Aplin is now a starting outfielder for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

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