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Bullpen management will be a key factor for the Astros in the postseason

Bullpen management will be a key factor for the Astros in the postseason

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Manager Dusty Baker has to be better handling his bullpen pieces if he wants this team to succeed in October. The Astros’ bullpen is not going through its best time. Since August 25, it has the second-worst ERA in the Major Leagues: 5.98, only better than the Athletics’ 6.75. Key men such as Yimi García, Kendall Graveman, and even closer Ryan Pressly have failed during a crucial stretch for Houston, a team that can’t allow this to happen if it wants to succeed in what will be its fifth consecutive postseason appearance. Manager Dusty...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 5, 2021
What’s Up With Graveman’s Recent Performance?

What’s Up With Graveman’s Recent Performance?

Martin Maldonado and Kendall Graveman meet on the mound in Seattle. | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Kendall Graveman struggled in recent outings. Just a hiccup or something to cause worry? Kendall Graveman was the Astros’ most valuable addition to the bullpen at the trade deadline. He gave up a grand slam in the recent series in Seattle, and in his next game in San Diego he came close to disaster, loading the bases and leaving the game after two outs and 26 pitches. Fortunately, the outcome turned out fine in the San Diego game, but the Astros lost the game in...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 1, 2021
Astros Crawfish Boil: September 1st, 2021

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 1st, 2021

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Now it just seems like Toro is being petty 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 It was a sour reunion in Seattle last night as Abraham Toro took Kendall Graveman deep to give the Mariners the win over Houston (Astros.com) Luis Garcia is making a case for AL RoY, but can he edge out Randy Arozerena? (The Athletic, $$$) Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones have landed on the health and safety IL, paving the way for Josh James’ return to the...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 1, 2021
Where the F#%@ is Toro? In Seattle Crushing the Astros. Grand Slam Sinks Stros 4-0

Where the F#%@ is Toro? In Seattle Crushing the Astros. Grand Slam Sinks Stros 4-0

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Kendall Graveman, acquired for Toro, surrendered the lethal hit Honestly, during the eighth inning my wife walked into the room when Toro was at bat. I told her that Graveman was the Astros’ new pitcher acquired from Seattle and the batter Toro was the player the Astros surrender. In a morbid mood, I said: “he’s going to hit a grand slam and humiliate his former team.” There’s not much else to say about this game. Lance McCullers managed to pitch out of trouble and maintain a shutout through five innings. Yimi Garcia and Blake...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 27, 2021
Astros Bring Back Marwin Gonzalez On MiLB Deal

Astros Bring Back Marwin Gonzalez On MiLB Deal

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Marwin Back In Houston As A Depth Option For Astros Astros Add Veteran Infielder Who You Might Remember The Astros have been without Alex Bregman for about half of the 2021 season, only playing 60 of 127 games. Normally that is okay because they have Aledmys Diaz, but he’s only played in 59 games this year. The Astros had to rely on Abraham Toro (before he was traded), Robel Garcia, and recently Jacob Wilson. Toro held his own, which allowed the Astros to maximize his trade value to get Kendall Graveman. While Bregman and Diaz are...

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