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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: August 9, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls,  here is your Sunday reading material.

Road remains unkind to Astros in latest loss to Athletics - Ultimate Astros
The road map is getting repetitive for the Astros, who dropped their fifth of six games on this trip, 2-1 to the A’s on Saturday, and it’s guiding them straight to Baseball’s Twilight zone.

Houston Astros: Oliver Perez traded from Arizona Diamondbacks - MLB -
The Houston Astros have acquired lefthanded pitcher Oliver Perez in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Astros acquire Oliver Perez from Diamondbacks -
The Houston Astros acquired relief pitcher Oliver Perez from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night, per multiple reports.

Who Will Win Tough Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Division Battle? | Bleacher Report
Looking at the American League heading into 2015, it was easy to imagine a three-team scrap for the AL Central title and a five-club battle royale for the AL East crown. But the AL West title? Meh, there didn't seem to be much to see there...

Don't overlook Houston Astros prospect Joe Musgrove - Minor League Ball
Houston Astros pitching prospect Joe Musgrove is having an outstanding season. Don't overlook him.

Astros Prospects: Interview with No-Hit Trio McCanna, Garza, and Person.
Astros Prospects: Interview with No-Hit Trio McCanna, Garza, and Person.

Astros, Texans impact latest radio ratings - Sports Update
The heat of summer is a tough time for sports radio, but the Astros’ recent success and the addition of "Hard Knocks" to the year-round Texans agenda have contributed to some noteworthy ebbs and flows this year.

Management of the Houston Astros’ roster is key this time of year - Ultimate Astros
The light at the end of the tunnel for any contending team, and its front office, is September’s roster expansion. Anyone on the 40-man roster is available for the final month of the season, easing bullpen woes and making questions of 12- or 13-man pitching staffs irrelevant.

Gomez Settling In With Astros " CBS Houston
Carlos Gomez has already had an interesting big league journey. He played himself into a prospect, then out of that status, before becoming a star with the Brewers.

MLB Power Rankings: New-look Astros vault into second place - MLB -
Retooled at deadline, red-hot Houston Astros surge into second place in's MLB power rankings.

Switch to DH leaves Astros' Gattis with time to fill - Houston Chronicle
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is always buzzing or moving somewhere, rarely sitting at his locker with a crossword puzzle or lounging on the couch playing a game on his phone. The burly, bearded slugger is built for anything but idling.

Rangers' Hamels commends Astros, explains why he blocked trade | FOX Sports
Rangers' Hamels commends Astros, explains why he blocked trade