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Javier Continues Scoreless Streak, Astros Down Rays, 2-1

Javier Continues Scoreless Streak, Astros Down Rays, 2-1

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Cristian Javier continued his late-season theatrics with his fourth straight scoreless outing. Cristian Javier followed up his one-hit, eight strikeout effort with another gem. Box Score In fact, Javier (11-9) hasn’t allowed more than four hits in any game since August 7, a span of nine starts. In addition, he’s allowed no runs on six hits over his past 23 innings, while walking six and striking out 29 (opposing slashline .087/.156/.087) In today’s game, he got 62-of-95 offerings over the plate, striking out seven, walking two, and...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 1, 2022
Oops! All Astros: Jose Alvarez & Layne Henderson

Oops! All Astros: Jose Alvarez & Layne Henderson

Today, Jose Alvarez & Layne Henderson. We got all your Astros here! Jose Alvarez Jose Alvarez is a six-foot-one, 180 lb. right-handed hitting and throwing catcher/first baseman/right fielder from Maracaibo, VZ. Born on June 4, 2000, he signed with the Astros just weeks after his 16th birthday on July 2, 2016. From 2017 through 2021, he appeared mostly at the rookie level aside from a 17-game hitch with the Low-A Fayetteville Woodpeckers in 2021. The 2022 campaign would see Alvarez learn the meaning of the term “well-traveled,” at least when it comes to the high-minor...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 1, 2022
Framber smacked hard by Rays to go past Astros 7-3

Framber smacked hard by Rays to go past Astros 7-3

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Rays clinched a playoff berth after ambushing Valdez in the innings five and six. On Friday night, the Astros couldn’t hit with men on bases and Framber Valdez was hit hard by the Rays as the Astros lost 7-3. After a historic streak of 25 quality starts, Valdez has given up 20 hits and 10 earned runs over his last two outings (10.2 IP), which could be a sign of he’s running out of gas. The game was a low-scoring one during the first four innings. In fact, the Astros were up in the score by the end of the fourth, thanks to Alex...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 30, 2022
Game 157 Thread. September 30, 2022, 7:10 CT. Rays @ Astros

Game 157 Thread. September 30, 2022, 7:10 CT. Rays @ Astros

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It's Framberin time Here are the lineups.
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 30, 2022
Fan Reacts Results: Who is the odd-man-out in the Astros playoff pitching roster

Fan Reacts Results: Who is the odd-man-out in the Astros playoff pitching roster

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Here are the results to the latest poll. Sorry for the confusing use of the word "rotation" in the actual poll.
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 30, 2022
The Astros haven’t missed Carlos Correa in 2022, but they soon might

The Astros haven’t missed Carlos Correa in 2022, but they soon might

Photo by Tim Warner/ Astros’ ex-shortstop is among the game’s top playoff performers. The Astros haven’t skipped a beat without Carlos Correa in 2022. They’ve won more games without him this year than they did with him in 2021. In the regular season. While Jeremy Peña has been a quality replacement in his rookie year — ranking 12th in fWAR among all shortstops — he has yet to face his greatest challenge in the big leagues: playoff pitching. As difficult as it is to face major-league pitching in general, it’s often harder come playoff time. It’s no...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 30, 2022
2022 Series Poll: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

2022 Series Poll: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Astros (102-54, 1st in AL West) welcome the Rays (85-71, 3rd in AL East) to MMP for the penultimate series of the season Quick Notes For the second time in as many weeks the Astros will face off against the Rays as Tampa attempts to lock down a Wild Card spot for the postseason. Tampa has been slowly meandering towards that shining goal, but uninspired play has kept the champagne on ice thanks to a 3-4 record since they faced the Astros at the start of last week. For the Rays, it’s been a season like most in their recent history:...
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 30, 2022

Astros among league leaders in key stat categories

Houston Astros can be found among many stats leaders as the MLB regular season draws to a close The Houston Astros pitching staff has earned their accolades this season but the Astros hitters have found their way among the top of the league leaders in key stat categories entering play on Friday. The home run, […] Astros among league leaders in key stat categories - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 30, 2022
Oops! All Astros: Franklin Gil & Garrett McGowan

Oops! All Astros: Franklin Gil & Garrett McGowan

Frankin Gil and Garrett McGowan are featured in today’s story. With just a few days left in the regular season, we’re recapping every player that appeared in the Astros system in 2022. Franklin Gil Franklin GIl is a five-foot-11, 155 lb. right-handed pitcher from Barcelona, VZ. Born on January 6, 2003, he signed with the Astros through free agency on May 23 of this year. Two weeks later he made his professional debut with the DSL Astros Blue squad, in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League. In Gil’s debut, on June 14, Gil earned his first career save despite...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 29, 2022
Justin Verlander And A Lack Of Home Runs

Justin Verlander And A Lack Of Home Runs

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports As currently situated, Justin Verlander is a favorite to receive his third AL Cy Young award for his performance — 170 innings, 1.80 ERA — this season. Considering how he is 39 years old and had Tommy John surgery roughly two years ago, his performance will be remembered for a long time. Deservingly so, I might add, once you account for how he is posting these kinds of results with diminished strikeout numbers. But, wait, the velocity is still there?! But that is another post for another day. However, when first reviewing the numbers,...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 29, 2022
Astros Prospect Report: September 28th

Astros Prospect Report: September 28th

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Corey Julks #82 of the Houston Astros poses for photo during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida. | Photo by Michael Reaves/ See how the prospects performed yesterday. The final day of minor league action is in the books. See the results below. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (73-75) won 10-1 (BOX SCORE) Matijevic put Sugar Land on the board in the 3rd inning connecting on a grand slam, his 16th HR of the season. Blake got the start and went 3 innings allowing 1 unearned run....
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 29, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 29th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 29th, 2022

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It oughta be illegal for the Astros to have two off days in the same week Astros News Another game, another stellar outing from Justin Verlander, who looks primed for another Cy Young (Astros.com) Too bad the Astros ultimately lost, and you can watch all the awful highlights of that here (MLB Video) Dusty has declared no more days off for the regulars since he wants Tampa and Philly to earn their playoff spots (Twitter - Chandler Rome) Hunter Brown is looking more and more like a bullpen weapon as we head into October (Sports Radio...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 29, 2022
Oops! All Astros: Carlos Espinosa & Marco Marcelino

Oops! All Astros: Carlos Espinosa & Marco Marcelino

Seth Harrison/The Journal News via Imagn Content Services, LLC Check out part 18 of our offseason-long series on every player to appear in the system in 2022. Through the current offseason, we’re going to recap all 316 players to appear at any level of Astros baseball. Carlos Espinosa Carlos Espinosa is a six-foot-two, 188 lb. right-handed pitcher from Najasa, Cuba. Born on August 8, 2001, he signed with the Houston Astros through free agency for $450,000 on January 15 of this year. On June 6, Houston assigned him to the FCL Astros Orange, the stateside counterpart...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 29, 2022
Astros fall in extras amid Verlander, Chas’ solid efforts

Astros fall in extras amid Verlander, Chas’ solid efforts

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ It’s a split series against the Diamondbacks! The Astros had everything to win Wednesday’s ballgame. They enjoyed a solid start from Justin Verlander, they came back thanks to a two-run home run by Chas McCormick, and their bullpen was holding the opposition. However, a disastrous inning was enough for the Diamondbacks to take the W 5-2. Both starting pitchers did what they were expected to do, which was to throw a great game. On the Astros’ end, Verlander went seven innings of six-hit, two-run ball (one earned) with one walk and eight...

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