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The Crawfish Boxes 10 hours ago
Astros limp out of Seattle, Lose Seventh out of Last Eight, 7-2

Astros limp out of Seattle, Lose Seventh out of Last Eight, 7-2

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Astros take the show to Denver, Tuesday The Astros put up another punchless performance this afternoon, scoring two runs on only one hit. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi couldn’t make it to the fifth inning once again in his second start of the season. However, he pitched better than his four runs in 4.1 innings indicate. He was shaky in the first but after walking two batters escaped with only one run on a weak single by Evan White. Then he cruised until the fifth, allowing a walk and a single before Mitch Haniger tripled off the glove of Myles...
The Crawfish Boxes 14 hours ago
Game 15 Thread. April 18, 2021, 3:10 CDT. Astros @ Mariners

Game 15 Thread. April 18, 2021, 3:10 CDT. Astros @ Mariners

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Jake Odorizzi takes his second start as the Astros go for a series win in Seattle On paper this should be a high scoring affair. Neither starting pitcher in this rubber match has been effective so far in this short season. The Astros send late free agent acquisition Jake Odorizzi to the mound in only his second appearance this year. He got bombed in his first appearance, allowing five runs in only 3.1 IP Seattle’s Nick Margevicius has appeared in three games this season and in 7.1 IP he has a 7.04 ERA. Still, the bats, sans Altuve,...
New York Post Apr 16, 2021
Jake Odorizzi’s free-agency drama with Mets: ‘Pretty much hated me’

Jake Odorizzi’s free-agency drama with Mets: ‘Pretty much hated me’

DENVER — Jake Odorizzi is still perplexed he’s pitching for the Astros instead of the Mets. The veteran right-hander was a Mets target for much of the offseason, as the team looked to bolster the rotation behind Jacob deGrom and Marcus Stroman, but the stars never aligned for the two sides. Jake Odorizzi said his...
Call to the Pen Apr 14, 2021

Houston Astros success hinges on Jake Odorizzi’s success

After delivering his tenth pitch of the at-bat to Renato Nunez, Jake Odorizzi lowered his head then turned and watched the ball sail into the Crawford Boxes. By the time the next hitter, Akil Baddoo was rounding first base after blooping a single into centerfield, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker was out of the dugout […] Houston Astros success hinges on Jake Odorizzi’s success - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Apr 14, 2021

Astros: Tigers are hitting like they know what pitch is coming

As the Houston Astros lose their second series in a row, the Detroit Tigers continue to tear up the Houston pitching staff. While moving to a regressed four man rotation, Jake Odorizzi made his Astros’ debut but it didn’t go to plan just like his spring training debut. The offense cooled off at the wrong […] Astros: Tigers are hitting like they know what pitch is coming - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 14, 2021
Tigers Crush Slumping Astros, 8-2. Skid Stretches to Four Straight

Tigers Crush Slumping Astros, 8-2. Skid Stretches to Four Straight

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Odorizzi runs out of gas. Astros bats on empty Astros pitching surrendered five home runs to the Tigers tonight, including three off Houston’s premier off-season acquisition, Jake Odorizzi. It was Odorizzi’s first appearance as an Astro, who went only 3.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits. Odorizzi cruised until the 3rd inning, when he gave up a homer to Akil Badoo, who got his fourth of the season and second in two nights against the Astros. The wheels fell off for Odorizzi in the fourth, when he gave up two, two-run...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 13, 2021
Game 11 Thread, April 13, 2021, 7:10 CDT. Tigers @ Astros

Game 11 Thread, April 13, 2021, 7:10 CDT. Tigers @ Astros

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Time to get back on track. Jake Odorizzi makes his Astros debut tonight, and let’s hope he’s ready. We need a stopper after this three game skid the Astros are in, so let’s hope the former All-Star for the Twins is up to the task. In other news the Astros and Martin Maldonado appear to be ready to sign an extension for the catcher for 2022, which means the Astros will have their current catching tandem through next year. Mathew Boyd goes for the Tigers tonight. In 2020 he started 12 games with a 6.71 ERA. Let’s hope that’s the Boyd...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 29, 2021
Odorizzi strong. Brantley knocks in both runs in Astros 2 -2 tie with Nats

Odorizzi strong. Brantley knocks in both runs in Astros 2 -2 tie with Nats

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Last game of Spring Training. The regular season begins Thursday against A’s. Jake Odorizzi made his second start as an Astro, pitching three innings and allowing only one run (unearned) on three hits, one walk, with three strikeouts. This is a sigh of relief for Astros fans, who remember his only other appearance this Spring when he allowed seven runs and four homers in one complete inning. The only run he allowed happened after a lead-off, infield hit in the third inning, followed by a bobbled double-play ball by Carlos Correa that...
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 29, 2021
Spring Training Game Thread 24. March 29, 2021. 12:05 CDT. Astros @ Nats

Spring Training Game Thread 24. March 29, 2021. 12:05 CDT. Astros @ Nats

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports It’s the last Spring Training Game. Jake Odorizzi gets only his second start of Spring Training. All eyes are on the latest Astros acquisition, Jake Odorizzi. In his only other ST appearance, he gave up seven runs in one inning. Let’s look for some progress today. The Astros get good competition to see them off to the new season. They face Stephen Strasbourg. As you might expect in the last ST game, it’s the real deal lineup. Including Chas McCormick, who looks like the fourth outfielder, filling in for Myles Straw, out due to Covid...
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 25, 2021

Astros: Jake Odorizzi shelled, Luis Garcia immaculate

The Houston Astros might’ve rallied back down eight to nothing at the beginning of the game, but before the 11 run rally, newly-signed pitcher Jake Odorizzi gave up four home runs over an inning of work. The right-hander was replaced twice by Francis Martes, while one of the many different rules used in spring training. […] Astros: Jake Odorizzi shelled, Luis Garcia immaculate - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Mar 24, 2021
Odorizzi Crushed in Houston Debut. But Astros Bats come through against Nats, 11-8

Odorizzi Crushed in Houston Debut. But Astros Bats come through against Nats, 11-8

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Correa and Tucker with 3 RBI each. Luis Garcia pitches four scoreless. Jake Odorizzi officially has a Spring Training ERA of 67.00. To make the meaning of that clear, if he pitched whole games, he would average allowing 67 runs in every nine-inning stint. Of course, this one inning was his first and only inning this Spring, and his first as an Astro. Let’s assume he’s fighting off rust just as batters are getting their skills finely honed with the season almost here. Still, in his one inning, which included five batters in the...
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 23, 2021

Astros: Odorizzi will not make the Opening Day roster

The Houston Astros went all in on Jake Odorizzi, after Framber Valdez’s finger injury, but the right-hander will not be ready for Opening Day. While his first spring training start as an Astro will be on Wednesday, Odorizzi won’t have enough starts to be fully ramped up for the season. With that in mind, the […] Astros: Odorizzi will not make the Opening Day roster - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Mar 19, 2021

Astros: Examining how Steve Cishek can make the 40-man

The Houston Astros have had a tricky offseason and spring with injuries and filling the hole in centerfield. While Myles Straw is progressing well in spring training, the front office jumped all over Jake Odorizzi, after Framber Valdez hurt his finger. Although, this move could hurt the chances of Steve Cishek making the roster. As […] Astros: Examining how Steve Cishek can make the 40-man - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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