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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 5, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

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Astros News

To get better, Astros must think bigger - Houston Chronicle
Minute Maid Park was absolutely perfect Monday.

Astros president meets city officials, scouts for temporary site | Local News |
A top Houston Astros executive came to Fayetteville on Tuesday to meet with city officials and scout areas where the organization's newly acquired minor league team can play for two

Why the Astros will be back as contenders in 2017 after falling short in 2016 -
Their season didn't go as planned, but the Astros are well poised for contention

MLB News

It’s time for Mets vs. Giants, Syndergaard vs. Bumgarner -
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball previews the NL Wild Card Game while reacting to the AL’s contest from Tuesday.

Orioles vs. Blue Jays 2016 final score: Edwin Encarnacion slugs 3-run walk-off HR in extras -
Baltimore’s bullpen failed at the worst possible time, except it was the manager who failed the bullpen.

Orioles season over on walkoff 11th inning homer, with nary a Zach Britton in sight - Camden Chat
The Orioles lost their do-or-die game without Zach Britton ever pitching. That sucks, but also they only got on base five times in 11 innings.

The most painful way each 2016 MLB postseason team can lose -
There are a ton of painful ways to lose. Here are some very specific ones for each of the 10 remaining teams.

Texas Rangers face Toronto Blue Jays in ALDS - Lone Star Ball
The Jays beat the Orioles on a walkoff Edwin Encarnacion home run, and thus will be the Rangers’ opponent in the ALDS

SB Nation predicts the 2016 MLB postseason -
Who will win the World Series? We don't know, but we'll force guesses upon you anyway.