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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 28, 2015

The Astros off day meant another local Houston team provided the walk-off drama.

Carlos Gomez: Teammates love him, opponents hate him.
Carlos Gomez: Teammates love him, opponents hate him.
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A boring day for Astros fans because of the off day. And then you turn on the Little League World Series to watch the local Pearland team, and they finish an incredible game with their best Astros walk-off impression.

Texas walks off to U.S. title game - ESPN Video
Texas Little Leaguer Caleb Low smacks a walk-off two-run home run against California in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Astros News:

Astros Carlos Gomez wears passion on sleeve |
Throughout his career, Carlos Gomez has been the type of player that teammates love but that rubs opponents the wrong way.

Scouting report: Astros at Minnesota Twins - Ultimate Astros
Evan Drellich provides a preview of the upcoming Twins-Astros series.

Dallas Keuchel Contract Extension Could Prove Difficult | FanGraphs Baseball
Fangraphs takes a look at how a contract extension for Dallas Keuchel might work out.

Rodney Linares named Texas League manager of year - Ultimate Astros
Astros minor league coach Rodney Linares earned manager of the year honors as he has led the Corpus Christi Hooks to an 80-48 record.

AL West Update:

Unfortunately, both the Rangers and Angels won to trim a half game off the Astros' division lead.

TOR vs. TEX - 08/27/2015
Rangers hold potent Blue Jays offense in check.

LAA vs. DET - 08/27/2015
Angels, Shoemaker top Tigers.

Around the Majors:

Carlos Torres, Daniel Murphy make circus play |
The Mets turn in a spectacular defensive play against the Phillies.

Jessica Mendoza to sit in for Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball this week | HardballTalk
Curt Schilling's suspension leads to female broadcaster Jessica Mendoza being added to the ESPN crew for Sunday Night Baseball.

On the Inequity of the 2015 NL Wild Card Game | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron notes that one very, very talented team will be heading home after one playoff game due to the way the playoffs are set up.