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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 19, 2015

Astros win in extras, now here are some links for the morning.

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Astros news:

Marwin Gonzalez's walk-off homer gives Astros win over Rays
The game was tied at 2-all when Gonzalez connected off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger, sending a full-count fastball into the seats in right field to give Houston the win.

Astros to blame for embarrassing turnout in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Did you note the attendance at the Astros-Rays game Monday night?

Astros’ bet on draft long shot Tyler White’s numbers is paying off - Ultimate Astros
You can’t help but think of Jeremy Brown, the catcher made famous in the book "Moneyball" because of his amateur performance and a body that doesn’t fit the usual ballplayer’s mold.

Astros report: Springer ratchets up baseball-related work - Houston Chronicle
Right fielder George Springer, who on Friday was cleared to resume baseball activities, is closer to returning to the lineup after suffering a fractured right wrist July 1.

Lance McCullers provides strong showing for Class AA Corpus Christi - Ultimate Astros
Righthander Lance McCullers pitched three scoreless innings at Class AA Corpus Christi Tuesday night against Arkansas at Whataburger Field in what could be his final tune-up before rejoining the Astros.

MLB news:

The Nationals might be screwed for next season, too -
Are you in the mood for some fearmongering? Sure you are. Here's how to feel even worse about the 2015 Nationals.

Clayton Kershaw made a blind, backhanded stop look way too easy -
He can pitch, and play defense!

The Rangers are still fighting for the postseason even though the baseball gods hate them -
The Rangers have been a little lucky and a little good, and suddenly they're the surprise of the season.

Red Sox name Dave Dombrowski new president of baseball operations -
The former Tigers GM is taking over in Boston.

Dave Dombrowski inherits a talented Red Sox core that needs a makeover -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball features Dave Dombrowski's inheritance, #BAEROD, and Madison Bumgarner pinch-hitting.

MLB releases 2015 postseason schedule, featuring potential November games -
Maybe the 2015 playoffs will feature a Mr. October and a Mr. November.