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Jeremy Pena: MLB’s Best Shortstop? Astros MVP?

Jeremy Pena: MLB’s Best Shortstop? Astros MVP?

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It’s only 42 games into the season, but so far...Just maybe. The season is about one-quarter over and guess who’s the best shortstop in baseball? If you guessed Francisco Lindor you’d be wrong. If you guessed Xander Bogaerts you’d be wrong. If you guessed Corey Seager or Dansby Swanson, you’d be wrong. If you’d guessed Carlos Correa, wrong again. According to Baseball Reference the leading shortstop in baseball by Wins Above Replacement is Jeremy Pena. Jeremy Pena, rookie, Houston Astros. His 2.2 bWAR is tops, just above J.P....
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 13, 2022
Game 33 Thread. May 13, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Game 33 Thread. May 13, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Nationals

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are back on top of the AL West and take on the AL East bottom-feeders, the Washington Nats. The Nationals send Josiah Gray to the mound, while the Astros take their chances with hot-and-cold Framber Valdez. The Stros hope to extend their winning streak to 11 games, and yet the offense seems like it's just starting to unwind. Here’s to 10 more. Here are the lineups. Jeremy Pena is day-to-day with “knee discomfort.” For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure Game 1: Friday, May 13th @ 6:05 pm CDT Listen: Astros...
The Crawfish Boxes May 6, 2022
Game 27 Thread. May 6, 2022, 7:10 CT. Tigers @ Astros

Game 27 Thread. May 6, 2022, 7:10 CT. Tigers @ Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Luis Garcia takes the mound to extend the Astros’ streak to five straight An exciting, infuriating, exhilarating game last night. The Astros bats remain dormant but with solo homers by Jose Altuve and the still phenomenal rookie, Jeremy Pena, the Astros took a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning. Astros starters have surrendered two runs in the last 24. 2 innings pitched, the two runs on a home run against Justin Verlander. Relief pitching has been terrific as well, until Ryan Pressly, just off IL, came in last night to close out the Tigers,...
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 30, 2022
Game 21 Thread. April 30, 2022, 2:07 CT. Astros @ Blue Jays

Game 21 Thread. April 30, 2022, 2:07 CT. Astros @ Blue Jays

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Luis Garcia Goes for his second win. It was an exciting slugfest last night and the Astros needed almost all of the 11 runs they scored against the powerful Blue Jays lineup. The Stros had 3 homers, including a 3-run job by Jeremy Pena, his fourth of the season and 10th RBI. Although the Astros have been white cold at the bat this season, they are inching up in the OPS ratings, currently 18th in the league. This is mostly due to the youth movement, Pena, and especially the red-hot Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez. Let’s hope they lead the...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 27, 2022
Get the Very First Jeremy Pena Rookie Breaking-T Shirt

Get the Very First Jeremy Pena Rookie Breaking-T Shirt

The first of many, no doubt. But the first one is special. Rookie baseball cards. If you have one of a superstar, you’re in the money. Rookie T-Shirts? You bet. That’s what a lot of insiders are saying about rookie shortstop Jeremy Pena. A future star with a long future on the Astros. In just his first three weeks in the big leagues, the kid is first on the team in runs scored, second in home runs, third in RBI and OPS. A defensive wizard too, and he’s just getting started. He had his first walk-off home run just last Sunday. Surely there’s more where that came...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 26, 2022
Game 17 Thread. April 26, 2022, 7:05 CT. Astros @ Rangers

Game 17 Thread. April 26, 2022, 7:05 CT. Astros @ Rangers

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports It’s a contest between who has the worst pitcher. Jake Odorizzi, (ERA 9.00) faces Taylor Hearn (ERA 7.59) at 7:05 in Arlington. Here’s the Astros lineup. Jose Siri...................................CF Niko Goodrum........................2B Alex Bregman.........................3B Yordan Alvarez.......................DH Yuli Gurriel.............................,1B Kyle Tucker.............................RF Jeremy Pena...........................SS Chas McCormick..................LF Martin Maldonado................C Media Access Game 2:...
The Crawfish Boxes Apr 24, 2022
Jeremy Pena Unloads for Walk-off Extra Inning Homer. Astros Take Series Closer 8-7 over Blue Jays

Jeremy Pena Unloads for Walk-off Extra Inning Homer. Astros Take Series Closer 8-7 over Blue Jays

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros get back on track heading into Arlington He’s officially clutch. After going 0-4 for the day with a potentially costly error, in the bottom of the tenth inning Jeremy Pena came through big-time, hitting a game winning, two-run homer to win about as exciting and hard-fought a game as you will ever see. Instead of going into Arlington tomorrow on a five game losing streak, Pena has sent the Astros on the road on a high to face their cross-state rivals. This game was an exciting back and forth contest for most of the game. The Astros...

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