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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: August 9, 2015

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Astros news and notes from the past week.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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 - SI.com
The Houston Astros have acquired lefthanded pitcher Oliver Perez in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Astros acquire Oliver Perez from Diamondbacks - SBNation.com
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 - SI.com
Retooled at deadline, red-hot Houston Astros surge into second place in SI.com'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