There was a big bit of mystery going into the season for the Houston Astros. No one was quite sure who would make the team and who would be cut altogether. Some almost made the team and were sent down to the minors. One such player was outfielder Trevor Crowe. He popped up a time or two but didn’t hang around for long. Now with the September call-ups and roster expansion Crowe has another chance to make a first impression on Bo Porter and the Astros. So far he is making the most of it.
One quick glance at the calendar will tell you how far into September the fifth is, which is when this article was written. The second chance for Crowe just began and yet he has already made a lot of noise. To look at numbers he is batting .388 with 4 runs scored and 2 RBI in four games. One of those two RBI was a walk-off game winner. He was mauled afterwards by his teammates in one of the better walk-off celebrations I’ve seen and the look on his face said it all. He is having a blast.
Having a blast won’t last forever but right now he has the hot hand and Porter is smart enough and a good enough manager to put the hot hand in to see what he can do. The Astros aren’t setting the league on fire and neither is Crowe but they are both showing signs of high potential for next season. Crowe has major league experience with the Cleveland Indians so having him on the roster next season, providing he produces similarly to the way he is doing now, might be a really good thing for the team. Crowe just needs to keep showing his stuff while he can.