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Game 56 Thread, September 23, 2020, 5:40 CDT. Astros @ Mariners

Game 56 Thread, September 23, 2020, 5:40 CDT. Astros @ Mariners

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports It’s the rubber match of the series. And for a playoff berth. With an Astros win tonight and an Angels loss tonight, the Astros will clinch second place and a berth in the 2020 AL playoffs with five games left to play. As things stand now, the Astros will be the 6th seed and face the Oakland A’s in the first round. For the clinch the Astros send out their ace, Zack Greinke. His opponent is Nick Margivicius. The bats woke up a bit last night. Two homers, and four hits from Kyle Tucker. Let’s hope this trend continues into the playoffs. Here’s the...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 13, 2020
Astros Stumble on Last Game of Road Trip, Dodgers Take Game 2 in LA 8-1

Astros Stumble on Last Game of Road Trip, Dodgers Take Game 2 in LA 8-1

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Greinke surrenders two homers and five runs in five innings The matchup favored the Astros going in, but they didn’t win. Where have we heard that before? Zack Greinke, who was 28-5 at Dodger Stadium over three stellar seasons in an L.A. uniform, got the ball for Houston on Sunday night as his team went for a desperately needed two-game sweep. Although he has struggled pitching against his former team as a member of the Diamondbacks, one would think Greinke would feel comfortable on the mound at Chavez Ravine, especially with the opposition forced into...
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Dodgers beat up on Zack Greinke, Astros to salvage split

Dodgers beat up on Zack Greinke, Astros to salvage split

The Dodgers tagged Zack Greinke for five runs in five innings in a win, salvaging a split in a rare two-game weekend series against their hated American League rivals.
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 8, 2020
Greinke allows 4 runs, Astros offense struggles as they drop game one to the A’s, 4-2

Greinke allows 4 runs, Astros offense struggles as they drop game one to the A’s, 4-2

Michael Brantley #23 of the Houston Astros hits a two-run home run in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics in the first game of their double header at RingCentral Coliseum on September 08, 2020 in Oakland, California. | Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Zack Greinke got the start in game one, and he struggled a bit. After two scoreless innings to start the game, Greinke allowed a Davis solo HR and a Laureano RBI single in the 3rd inning that put the A’s up 2-0. The offense started out sluggish but Michael Brantley finally got them on the board with a 2 run HR in the 5th inning to tie it at...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 8, 2020
Game 42-43 Thread, Sept. 8, 2020. 5:10 CDT. Astros @ A’s

Game 42-43 Thread, Sept. 8, 2020. 5:10 CDT. Astros @ A’s

Photo by Bob Levey/ A doubleheader tonight to make up for the protest game not played in Houston. Zack Greinke starts the first game of the Astros hoping to stop a five-game skid. His opponent will be Frankie Montas. Bregman should be in the lineup tonight, batting second. Yay! The Astros have not announced their starter in Game 2, but the A’s will bring recently acquired-from-the-Rangers, Mike Minor to face the Stros. Here’s the lineup for the first game. Game 1. #ForTheH pic.twitter.com/2NsfC2SIv1— Houston Astros (@astros) September 8, 2020 Media Access Game 2: Tuesday,...
Call to the Pen Sep 6, 2020

Houston Astros: Zack Greinke quietly building Hall of Fame resume

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke has put together a Hall of Fame caliber resume without attracting much notice. The evolution of Zack Greinke has been fun to watch. While the Houston Astros pitcher had always tinkered on the mound, especially with the velocity of his curveball, he has gone beyond what could have been imagined. […] Houston Astros: Zack Greinke quietly building Hall of Fame resume - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 3, 2020
Astros, Zack Greinke best the Rangers, 8-4

Astros, Zack Greinke best the Rangers, 8-4

Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Houston’s record improves to 21-15 following a series win against their in-state rival. As recently as a few days ago, it appeared laughable that Lance Lynn would face the Houston Astros on Sept. 3, three days after the trade deadline. But 4 p.m. Eastern on Monday came and went and Lynn was still a member of the Texas Rangers, who opted to keep their ace. The Astros then had to gear up to face one of the toughest pitchers in the game, as he had pitched at least six innings in seven of his eight starts this year, allowing two earned runs or less...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 3, 2020
Game 36 Thread, Sept. 3, 2020. 1:10 CDT. Rangers @ Astros

Game 36 Thread, Sept. 3, 2020. 1:10 CDT. Rangers @ Astros

Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Astros go for the series win in this early afternoon rubber match. If there were an All-Star game this year, this game would no doubt feature two pitchers participating in the mid-season classic. The Rangers’ Lance Lynn’s 1.93 ERA means that if baseball’s worst offense scores only two runs, he and the Rangers still win. And that is what has happened. Despite pitching for a team that has lost almost twice as many games as it has won, Lynn has a record of 4-1, almost a third of the team’s total. Astros ace Zack Greinke has learned to baffle...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 29, 2020
Tucker’s 3-run triple and Springer’s 2-run homer carry Astros to Doubleheader Sweep!

Tucker’s 3-run triple and Springer’s 2-run homer carry Astros to Doubleheader Sweep!

Kyle Tucker #30 of the Houston Astros hits a 3-run RBI triple in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics during game two of a doubleheader at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2020 in Houston, Texas. | Photo by Bob Levey/ Zack Greinke got the start in game 2 of the doubleheader. In the first inning, he allowed a solo HR to Laureano to put the Astros down 1-0 early. The Astros offense wasted no time taking the lead back. A Springer and Brantley single and a Gurriel walk loaded the bases for the red hot Kyle Tucker. Tucker continued his hot hitting connecting on a 3 run triple to give...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 24, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: August 24th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: August 24th, 2020

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Start your day with some of the best Astros links around 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 Greinke had one of the better outings of the year yesterday, and it had nothing to do with his pitching (Astros.com) It was just another paragraph in the legend of Zack Greinke, professional baseball pitcher (Texas Sports Nation, $$$) Carlos Correa has gone 84 games without an error at shortstop, which is a franchise record (Mark Berman - Twitter) Did the Astros...

Padres notes: Zack Greinke on the mound; Astros get heckled; Pagán's discomfort

Zack Greinke was not happy with the mound at Petco Park, so he asked the grounds crew to fix it
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 23, 2020
Manny Machado, Padres, sweep Astros in SD, Take Game three, 5-3

Manny Machado, Padres, sweep Astros in SD, Take Game three, 5-3

Zack Greinke watches ground crew make the mound perfect during a fourth inning hiatus. | Photo by Denis Poroy/ Astros waste another Greinke quality start with another anemic hitting performance After a promising three run first inning, the Astros failed to score another run the rest of the game, thus allowing Manny Machado to break a 3-3 tie and win the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning. It is the third straight loss for the Astros, while the Padres have won their last seven, all against teams from the Lone Star state. The Astros got on the board first, scoring early and...
The Crawfish Boxes Aug 23, 2020
Game 28 Thread, August 22, 2020. 2:10 CDT Astros @ Padres

Game 28 Thread, August 22, 2020. 2:10 CDT Astros @ Padres

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Astros try to salvage a win in San Diego behind their ace, Zack Greinke. The Astros are likely still shell-shocked after last night’s 13-2 shellacking to the Friars last night, who had six homers, including three by Will Myers. It was back to Earth for rookie Brandon Bielak, who allowed seven runs in only 1.1 innings. But the Astros will finish their series in San Diego behind their best stopper in 2020, Zack Greinke, who brings a 1.84 ERA into the game, and pitched seven scoreless in his last game. Greinke is opposed by Cuban lefty Adrian Morejon, who makes...

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