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The Crawfish Boxes May 21, 2022
Astros’ hitters go silent against Martín Pérez. Lose 3x0 against Rangers

Astros’ hitters go silent against Martín Pérez. Lose 3x0 against Rangers

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Astros wasted a few valuable run-scoring opportunities and were shutout for the third time in 2022. Friday night wasn’t so enjoyable for the Astros. Rangers’ starter Martín Pérez outpitched Astros’ Cristian Javier pitching a complete game for the first time since 2014. Despite having registered seven hits (two more than Texas), the Astros finished the night with their third shutout received during the 2022 season. On the Astros’ side, Cristian Javier was almost untouchable with the exception of a solo homer from Kole Calhoun in the...
The Crawfish Boxes May 20, 2022
Game 40 Thread. May 20, 2022, 7:10 CT. Rangers @ Astros.

Game 40 Thread. May 20, 2022, 7:10 CT. Rangers @ Astros.

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Cristian Javier takes the mound seeking redemption for his last disastrous start. He faces Astros nemesis, Martin Perez. The game is televised on Apple + and broadcast on radio on KBME 790, 94.5-2 HD and KTRH 790.
The Crawfish Boxes May 15, 2022
Game 35 Thread. May 15, 2022, 12:35 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Game 35 Thread. May 15, 2022, 12:35 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports Astros hope to start another streak and take the series in this rubber match in Washington The Astros’ 11 game winning streak was shattered yesterday as they got shellacked by the Nationals 13-6. Let’s see if they can score on Justin Verlander as easily as they did yesterday against, Cristian Javier, Phil Maton, and Blake Taylor. Verlander will be faced by Patrick Corbin, who has been terrible this year, whose record is 0-5, and in 32.2 innings has a 6.06 ERA. The Astros start today in a virtual tie for first place in the AL West...
The Crawfish Boxes May 14, 2022
Astros Lose to Nats, Start New Streak Tomorrow

Astros Lose to Nats, Start New Streak Tomorrow

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Astros failed to secure their 12th consecutive win on Saturday. The Astros entered Saturday night’s game looking for their 12th victory in a row over the hosting Washington Nationals. Instead they surrendered more runs than they had during their entire winning streak. After giving up 12 runs over their prior 11 games, they gave up 13 through the first six innings against the last place Nationals. Cristian Javier (2-0, 1.19) made his third start of the season, and his eighth appearance overall. With 26 strikeouts and only seven...
The Crawfish Boxes May 14, 2022
Game 34 Thread. May 14, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Game 34 Thread. May 14, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Astros go for 12 Straight behind Cristian Javier The Astros traded for a new utilityman today, Mauricio Dubon, from the Giants today, giving AAA catcher Michael Papierski in return. Cristian Javier takes his second turn in the rotation against the Nats today, facing Eric Fedde. Here are the lineups. Both Jeremy Pena and Jose Altuve are out of today’s lineup. Media Access Game 2: Saturday, May 14th @ 6:05 pm CDT Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010 / Nationals - WJFK...
The Crawfish Boxes May 9, 2022
Cristian Javier’s Command Has Improved

Cristian Javier’s Command Has Improved

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The early returns from the 25-year-old right-hander have been terrific. We’ve known for a while, whether as a starter or a reliever, Cristian Javier would have to control the strike zone to reach his ceiling. Specifically, he would have to cut down on the number of walks issued. It was arguably Javier’s most significant weakness last season, as evidenced by his 12.5 percent walk rate, the highest for any Astros pitcher with at least 100 innings. It was a reoccurring issue that I noted at times in 2021. Thus far in 2022, however,...
The Crawfish Boxes May 3, 2022
Astros Pitching Drowns the Mariners Yet Again. Stros Take Number 2000 for Dusty Baker 4-0

Astros Pitching Drowns the Mariners Yet Again. Stros Take Number 2000 for Dusty Baker 4-0

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Another great starting performance, this time by Cristian Javier, and homers by Alvarez and Altuve, get Baker to the historic milestone. It’s almost like to get Dusty Baker to his 2000th win, Houston had to go into some kind of time warp. Last night Astros pitching shut out the Mariners. Tonight they shut out the Mariners again. Last night the Astros scored their first run in the fourth inning on a Yordan Alvarez home run. Tonight the Astros scored their first run in the fourth inning on a Yordan Alvarez home run. Yordan's Flexen on...
The Crawfish Boxes May 3, 2022
Game 24 Thread. May 3, 2022, 7:10 CT. Mariners @ Astros

Game 24 Thread. May 3, 2022, 7:10 CT. Mariners @ Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ Cristian Javier goes for the series win over the Mariners and hand Dusty Baker his 2000th career win. Cristian Javier in his second start of the season goes against Chris Flexen, who is emerging as the ace of the Seattle staff. Here’s the Astros lineup. Jose Altuve........................2B Michael Brantley...............DH Alex Bregman...................3B Yordan Alvarez..................LF Yuli Gurriel........................1B Kyle Tucker........................RF Jeremy Pena.....................SS Jose Siri............................CF Martin...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 28, 2022
King Tucker plays hero! Lifts Astros 4-3 against Rangers

King Tucker plays hero! Lifts Astros 4-3 against Rangers

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports With Kyle Tucker and Cristian Javier on a great night, Houston win second in a row. Kyle Tucker’s reminding the Rangers why he’s called King Tucker. On Wednesday’s night, the 25-year-old outfielder provided the Astros with the winning run on a 4-3 victory against Texas for their second win in a row. A three-run double in the fifth inning was enough for the ‘Stros to even their record 9-9. Even though Chas McCormick led things off with an opposite-field home run off the first pitch of the game, the Astros were scoreless until the top...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 27, 2022
Game 17 Thread. April 27, 2022, 7:05 CT. Astros @ Rangers

Game 17 Thread. April 27, 2022, 7:05 CT. Astros @ Rangers

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Astros for for a series win with wins tonight and tomorrow Cristian Javier gets his first start in 2022. His Ranger mound opponent is Glenn Otto. Here’s the lineups Media Access Game 3: Wednesday, April 27th @ 7:05 pm CDT Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010 / Rangers - KFLC 1270, KRLD 1080, 105.3 The Fan Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Rangers - Bally Sports Southwest
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 25, 2022
Cristian Javier Receives Another Starting Opportunity Via A Six-Man Rotation

Cristian Javier Receives Another Starting Opportunity Via A Six-Man Rotation

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are moving ahead with a six-man rotation plan for the next month. For the first time since May 2021, the Astros are including Cristian Javier in their rotation plans as they are about to embark on a 33-game stretch in 34 days. My right knee is already aching from writing that sentence, and I don’t even want to imagine how the players feel. Considering how a shortened Spring Training has already limited availability across the league, it is no surprise to see the implementation of a six-man rotation this early in the season....
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 25, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: April 25th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: April 25th, 2022

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Great win yesterday, my suggestion is to do that 4 more times in Arlington this week 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 Jeremy Peña got to do the walk off dance and send the Houston faithful home happy after walloping a 10th inning homer yesterday (Astros.com) And here are the highlights for your viewing pleasure (MLB Video) Cristian Javier will get a start in Arlington this week, but is his spot in the rotation going to be...

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