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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 3, 2023

Welcome to the Friday Boil!

MLB: MAR 01 Spring Training - Red Sox at Astros

Welcome to the Friday Crawfish Boil!

José Urquidy takes the hill for the second time this spring for Houston in a 12:05 home game against the Atlanta Braves. The Astros, who are 3-2 so far, will be hosting from the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

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Non-AL West MLB News

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Chat GPT’s Game Prediction

The Houston Astros faced off against the Atlanta Braves in a Spring Training game today, with the Astros coming out on top with a final score of 5-4. The game was played at the Astros’ home stadium, Minute Maid Park.

Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy had a solid performance, pitching three scoreless innings and striking out four batters. The Astros’ offense was led by outfielder Chas McCormick, who hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Other notable performances included third baseman Alex Bregman, who went 2-3 with a double and a run scored, and first baseman Yuli Gurriel, who went 2-3 with an RBI.

On the Braves’ side, starting pitcher Max Fried allowed two runs in three innings of work. The offense was led by outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., who hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Overall, it was a competitive game between the two teams and a good opportunity for players to continue working on their skills before the regular season begins.