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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 18, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

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Astros News

The Top 50 pitching prospects of 2014 - Minor League Ball
There were some young aces at the top of this list.

Pleskoff Scouting Report - Jacob Nottingham
By most standards, Nottingham is an extremely exciting catching prospect. Many scouts and analysts consider him further along offensively than...

Wrapping Up The 2015 Rule 5 Draft | BaseballAmerica.com
With the regular season over, we look at which Rule 5 picks stuck and which unpicked players had big league success

Remembering the night Albert Pujols broke Brad Lidge | KSDK.com
It's not often that a home run makes not one but two cities shake. On Oct. 17, 2005, Albert Pujols did just that with a mammoth blast off Houston closer Brad Lidge. Pujols didn't hit the bull. He did Crash Davis one better. He hit the train tracks on top of the stadium, nearly sending the baseball out of the stadium.

MLB News

Rich Hill is a remarkable baseball weirdo - SBNation.com
Rich Hill has been bought and sold, broken and fixed, in and out of the majors. And now he’s starting one of the most important Dodgers games of the last 30 years.

The Blue Jays’ season is one loss from ending - SBNation.com
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball sees the Blue Jays have to win or go home, the Dodgers and Cubs NLCS resumes, and Trevor Bauer sure did bleed a lot.

A history of baseball teams down 0-3 in a postseason series - SBNation.com
You’re here because you’re either a Blue Jays fan or morbidly curious. I wish I had better news for you.

Cleveland Indians silence Blue Jays, Jose Bautista, critics with ALCS Game 3 win - Let's Go Tribe
Despite only .2 innings of work from a leaky Trevor Bauer, the Indians defeated the Blue Jays 4-2.

Terry Francona won’t stop flipping off cameras just because it’s the ALCS - SBNation.com
He did it again!

Trevor Bauer’s pinkie wouldn’t stop bleeding in the ALCS - SBNation.com
Gross, dude.