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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 16, 2023

The Astros try to recover with a win after every position player finishes Game One with a negative WPA.

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The Houston Astros have started the 2023 ALCS in a hole.

Every Houston position player posted a negative WPA in their Game One, 2-0 loss to the Rangers. Jose Altuve, with a negative-.010 WPA, was the highest mark on the offensive side of the equation. All three Astros pitchers, meanwhile, had positive marks, led by Hector Neris and his .059 after 1 13 flawless innings. He struck out one batter.

Houston Astros News

Game 1 turns on Carter’s grab, Altuve’s gaffe

Astros’ Justin Verlander impresses despite Game 1 loss: ‘He kept us in it’ (The Athletic)

Astros’ sluggers Alvarez and Tucker lose lefty battles in Game 1 (Chron)

Mattress Mack May Bank $43.4M If Houston Astros Win World Series (Gambling News)

Jose Abreu continues to impress despite playing for Houston Astros (BVM Sports)

No panic for Astros after shutout loss in ALCS opener

AL West News

Just how good is Texas’ 6-0 start to this postseason?

Monty finds formula to shut down Astros, fan Alvarez 3 times

Rangers Wonder Rookie Evan Carter Gives the Astros a Real Reason to Worry (PaperCity Magazine)

Mariners Bullpen Coach Stephen Vogt to Interview with Giants for Managerial Vacancy (BVM Sports)

Mariners 2023 Report Card: Cal Raleigh tops historical 2022 season (Sodo Mojo)

Can Esteury Ruiz Tap into Power Potential with A’s in 2024? (Sports Illustrated)

Thin security at A’s fireworks show last year was one reason boy was shot, lawsuit alleges (The Business Journals)

Shohei Ohtani Trade: Latest Update on Angels’ Two-Way Star Is Good News for New York Mets Fans (Sportsmanor)

Mark Patton: September to Remember Foreshadows Heavenly Future for Angel From Westmont (Noozhawk)

MLB News

Alyssa Nakken interviews to be Giants manager

Can Rangers, D-backs keep rolling? That and more key storylines

Life comes full circle for former teammates Lovullo, Thomson

D-backs vs. Phillies NLCS Game 1 FAQ (Today, 8 ET, TBS)

D-backs’ NLCS road game a home start of sorts for Gallen

Houston Astros Birthdays

RHP Enerio Del Rosario (38) appeared in 75 games for Houston between 2010 and 2012, and put down a 6.01 ERA and a 1.841 WHIP in 73 13 innings.


Pick tonight’s non-pitcher POTG.

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    José Abreu
    (4 votes)
  • 16%
    Jose Altuve
    (15 votes)
  • 6%
    Alex Bregman
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Mauricio Dubón
    (1 vote)
  • 21%
    Grae Kessinger
    (19 votes)
  • 6%
    Jeremy Peña
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Jon Singleton
    (0 votes)
  • 11%
    Yordan Alvarez
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    Chas McCormick
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    Kyle Tucker
    (9 votes)
  • 14%
    Michael Brantley
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Yainer Diaz
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Martín Maldonado
    (4 votes)
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