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The Crawfish Boxes Aug 7, 2022
Game 110 Thread. August 7, 2022, 11:10 CT. Astros @ Guardians.

Game 110 Thread. August 7, 2022, 11:10 CT. Astros @ Guardians.

Christian Vazquez gets his first hit as an Astro. | Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Cristian Javier goes for the series win in Cleveland
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 2, 2022
Power Outage in Houston. Astros Drop Another to the Red Sox, 2-1

Power Outage in Houston. Astros Drop Another to the Red Sox, 2-1

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Cristian Javier posts another quality start for the Stros staff to no avail Monday night, the Astros scored two runs, both unearned. Tonight, they only scored one run, but it was earned. Is that better or worse than Monday night? They’re both terrible, and the offense needs to wake up. The Astros did open the scoring on a positive note in the first inning with a Jose Altuve lead-off double, followed immediately by a Yuli Gurriel RBI single. And that was it for the night. The Astros starter Cristian Javier held the Red Sox until the fourth...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 2, 2022
Game 105 Thread. August 2, 2022, 7:10 CT. Red Sox @ Astros

Game 105 Thread. August 2, 2022, 7:10 CT. Red Sox @ Astros

 Houston Astros pitching coach Bill Murphy (95) talks with starting pitcher Cristian Javier  | Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Cristian Javier takes on Kutter Crawford of the Sox to get the Astros back on track on the “evening after.” None of the new guys are in the lineup tonight but Bregman is back. Short paternity leave. Livin dangerously Bregs.
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 27, 2022
Three months ago, Cristian Javier was turned into a full-time starter. Here’s what’s happened so far

Three months ago, Cristian Javier was turned into a full-time starter. Here’s what’s happened so far

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Javier made his first start of the season on April 27. After 75 innings since then, the 25-year-old has proven he belongs to the role. Even though people were claiming for the Astros to use Cristian Javier as a starter, the young right-hander began the 2022 season as a bullpen arm. Exactly three months ago and after three appearances as a reliever, Javier was inserted into the Astros’ starting staff on April 27 as the team carried a six-man rotation until Jake Odorizzi got injured. Fortunately, the move has paid off big time for Houston...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 27, 2022
Game 99 Thread. July 27, 2022, 2:37 CT. Astros @ A's

Game 99 Thread. July 27, 2022, 2:37 CT. Astros @ A's

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Astros try to salvage a win in Oakland behind Cristian Javier.
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 14, 2022
Sorting Out A Full Strength Starting Rotation

Sorting Out A Full Strength Starting Rotation

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports The Astros currently have six starters on their active roster: Justin Verlander, Framber Valdez, Luis García, José Urquidy, Cristian Javier, and Jake Odorizzi. The club is also employing a six-man rotation for the second time this season to mainly keep their veteran arms fresh for the upcoming postseason. Rewatch the 2019 and 2021 postseason to understand why I am OK with the six-man rotation for now. In addition, Lance McCullers Jr. is inching closer to a return, so Houston finds itself with an enviable problem: How best utilize...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 14, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: July 14th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 14th, 2022

Photo by John McCoy/ Playing against the Anaheim Ohtanis isn’t very much fun 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 Cristian Javier was a strikeout machine last night, but that was about all that went right as the Astros lost 7-1 to the LA Ohtanis (Astros.com) Highlights from that debacle here (MLB Video) Jason Castro is set to return to the roster soon, so what do we do with Korey Lee? (Texas Sports Nation) The 2022 draft is coming up, and here’s what the...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 13, 2022
Game 87 Thread. July 13, 2022, 8:38 CT. Astros @ Angels

Game 87 Thread. July 13, 2022, 8:38 CT. Astros @ Angels

Photo by Logan Riely/ Cristian Javier takes on the Sho in Anaheim. Here’s the Astros lineup:

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