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Will Smith’s Improvement, Something Meaningful?

Will Smith’s Improvement, Something Meaningful?

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports By altering his pitch repertoire, the veteran left-hander has possibly transformed back into a trustworthy reliever. When the Astros traded Jake Odorizzi to the Braves for lefty reliever Will Smith on August 2, I initially had two thoughts about the swap. The primary objective was arguably financially motivated as this transaction shipped off Odorizzi’s 2023 player option to Atlanta, which, if exercised, would pay him $6.5 million. If he chose not to exercise it and look for a more significant payday elsewhere on the open market, he...
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Astros Prospect Report: September 25th

Astros Prospect Report: September 25th

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 21: Jake Meyers #6 of the Houston Astros bats against the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning at Truist Park on August 21, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Photo by Brett Davis/ See how the prospects performed yesterday. Another day of minor league action is in the books. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (72-73) won 11-5 (BOX SCORE) The offense got on the board in the first inning on a Matijevic RBI single and Perez grand slam. In the 2nd inning they got 3 more runs on a Matijevic 3 run HR. Conine started for Sugar Land and allowed 4 runs over 5 innings...
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Oops! All Astros: Deylen Miley & Enrique Coronel

Oops! All Astros: Deylen Miley & Enrique Coronel

It’s day 15 of our five-month long series on every player to appear in Houston’s system in 2022. Throughout the current offseason, we’ll be going through the Houston Astros system and recapping all 316 players to appear at any level for the club through 2022. Deylen Miley Deylen Miley is a six-foot-two, 210 lb. right-handed pitcher from Toledo, OH. Born on January 25, 1998, Miley played in college for the Tiffin Dragons and the Bellarmine Knights. In five years of play, he was 6-9 with a 6.21 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 113 innings. After going undrafted, the Astros...
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Astros take one 6-3 in extras to split series against O’s

Astros take one 6-3 in extras to split series against O’s

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ With help from the marvelous Cristian Javier, Houston reached 101 victories. Thanks to a pretty good performance from their pitching and a four-run rally in the eleventh inning, the Astros defeated the Orioles 6-3 (11 innings) for the second time in a row to split the final series of the season against each other. Houston finished the regular season with a 51-30 record on the road, the highest wins mark since 2018 (57). Starter Cristian Javier put up a pitching show on Sunday afternoon with another great performance to keep his unhittable pace...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 25, 2022
Game 154 Thread. September 25, 2022, 12:05 CT. Astros @ Orioles

Game 154 Thread. September 25, 2022, 12:05 CT. Astros @ Orioles

Photo by Greg Fiume/ Cristian Javier goes for 101 Here are today’s lineups.
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 25, 2022
Astros Prospect Report: September 24th

Astros Prospect Report: September 24th

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Joe Perez #31 of the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2022 in Anaheim, California. | Photo by Ronald Martinez/ See how the prospects performed last night. Another day of minor league action is in the books. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (71-73) won 5-4 (BOX SCORE) Endersby started for Sugar Land and allowed 2 runs over 4.2 innings. The Space Cowboys got on the board in the 2nd inning scoring 3 runs on a Perez RBI single, Diaz RBI single and a run scoring on a wild pitch. The offense added 2 more runs in the 6th...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 25, 2022
All Astros: Amilcar Chirinos & Rainier Rivas

All Astros: Amilcar Chirinos & Rainier Rivas

It’s part 14 of our 158-part series! Throughout the current offseason, we’ll be going over all 316 players to have appeared in Houston’s system through the 2022 baseball season. This includes every player at any level, with no minimum. If a guy struck out once with the FCL Astros Blue squad in April then got released, he’s going to have a page here. In this, our 14th chapter, we’re looking at Amilcar Chirinos and Rainier Rivas. Amilcar Chirinos Amilcar Chirinos is a six-foot-three, 200 lb. right-handed pitcher from Valencia, VZ. Born on November 7, 2001, he signed...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 24, 2022
100!

100!

James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports The Astros defeated the Orioles by an 11-10 final score in Camden Yards. On their third try, the Houston Astros won their 100th game of the 2022 season, but it didn’t come easy. It’s the fifth time that Houston has reached the triple-digit plateau, and the fourth time in the past five (full) seasons. Box Score Framber Valdez answered the call for his 29th start of the season, and failed to earn his 17th victory to tie Justin Verlander for the American League lead. He was opposed by Mike Baumann (1-3, 4.29) in just his second career...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 24, 2022
Game 153 Thread. Astros @ Orioles

Game 153 Thread. Astros @ Orioles

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The Crawfish Boxes Sep 24, 2022
Saturday Space City Scoop: September 24, 2022

Saturday Space City Scoop: September 24, 2022

Dark horse for Cy Young voters? Don’t @ me I know it’s Verlander’s to lose. | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports A third attempt at 100 wins. I advise the Houston Astros fanbase to not do anything rash. For the second time in the first two games of their four-game set against the Baltimore Orioles, the Astros were shut out on Friday night. Despite that, my advice to Astros fans is to just keep calm. The Orioles are desperate and now only three games behind the Seattle Mariners for the final wildcard spot. On the other hand, both the New York Yankees and the Cleveland...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 24, 2022
Oops! All Astros: Eurys Martich & Luis Encarnacion

Oops! All Astros: Eurys Martich & Luis Encarnacion

Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Houston Astros had 316 players appear in a game somewhere from their system in 2022. The current offseason will see Crawfish Boxes review each of the 316 players to appear at some level of the Astros system in 2022. Although the regular season doesn’t end for another two weeks, I was set on starting early because even profiling two players per day, I would still not have them all done by the start of spring training. I compromised by starting as late as I could and still...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 23, 2022
Shut out again: The Astros’ offense melts down at Camden Yards

Shut out again: The Astros’ offense melts down at Camden Yards

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The Orioles handed another loss to the Astros, this time 6-0. The Oriole Park at Camden Yards is turning into a nightmare place for the Astros. On Friday night, they were shut out for the second consecutive game, something that has happened only six times in the last 10 years. This time, Houston lost 6-0 and was limited to only four hits by opponent starter Dean Kremer, who went the distance for the first time in his career. Kremer absolutely outpitched José Urquidy. The latter, whose record is now at 13-8, allowed three hits and one earned...
Climbing Tal's Hill Sep 23, 2022

Will Smith has become Astros’ latest pitching success story

He was having a rough season when the Astros traded for him, but Will Smith is proving his worth on his new team. The Houston Astros’ acquisition of Will Smith at the trade deadline was somewhat confusing. Sure, the team needed a left-handed reliever, but he probably wasn’t the first name that fans had in […] Will Smith has become Astros’ latest pitching success story - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 23, 2022
Game 152 Thread. September 23, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Orioles

Game 152 Thread. September 23, 2022, 6:05 CT. Astros @ Orioles

Photo by Patrick Smith/ A recently struggling Jose Urquidy tries to get the Astros on track against the Os’ Dean Kramer
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 23, 2022
Astros Prospect Report: September 22nd

Astros Prospect Report: September 22nd

Aug 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Jake Meyers (6) hits a RBI single against the Atlanta Braves in the tenth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis | Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports See how the prospects performed last night. Another day of minor league action is in the books. AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (69-73) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE) Whitley was scheduled to start but Olczak ended up starting for Sugar Land and allowed 4 runs over 3 innings. Meyers put Sugar Land on the board in the 3rd with a 2 run HR. Leon got another run...

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