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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 14th, 2015

News and notes before Wednesday's game 5 of the ALDS.

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Astros News:

Houston Astros get playoff rap from Bun B | FOX Sports
Houston Astros get playoff rap from Bun B

Astros’ Colby Rasmus, a Free Spirit, Hits His Stride - The New York Times
Rasmus, who signed a one-year, $8 million contract with Houston last winter, has finally found a place where he can let his impressive locks down.

LEADING OFF: Jays-Rangers, Astros-Royals in ALDS Game 5s
LEADING OFF: Jays-Rangers, Astros-Royals in deciding Game 5s; Mets, Dodgers get day off

Astros starters on call for Game 5 relief outings - Houston Chronicle
Everyone is available to back up the actual starter of the day, righthander Collin McHugh, aside from rookie Lance McCullers Jr.

Tales of Houston Astros' Fans Who Traveled to Watch the ALDS
Tales of Houston Astros' Fans Who Traveled to Watch the ALDS. We interview a Canadian and a Utah resident on being a long distance Astros fan.

Ignoring Superstition At The Highest Levels Screws The Astros | Houston Press
"I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." — Michael Scott, The Office If there's a TV character whose lifestyle and social style I least want...

Around the League:

Welcome to heartbreak. It's Game 5 Wednesday. -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the day's impending ALDS heartbreak, the Cubs toppling the Cardinals, and the Dodgers surviving the Mets.

Cubs homer way past Cardinals in Game 4, advance to NLCS -
The Cubs have taken down their rivals in their first-ever postseason meeting, and will move on to the NLCS.

The Blue Jays are being weird with David Price, and the Dodgers were weird not to get him in the first place -
Could the Dodgers have just, like, borrowed David Price for a bit if the Blue Jays weren't going to use him?

Behold the moment a Cubs fan got his drink obliterated by a home run -
And it is gone! A destroyed drink for Piscotty!

Kyle Schwarber annihilated a home run and it blew everyone's mind -
When you a hit home run so far that no one knows where it actually went.