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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 6, 2016

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Astros News

Astros prospect says 'no lady needs to be on ESPN'
A Houston Astros prospect tweeted that "no lady needs to be on ESPN" as he took aim at analyst Jessica Mendoza during Wednesday’s National League wild-card game.

Astros prospect tweeted that ESPN shouldn’t let women call baseball games - The Washington Post
Brooks Marlow, a 23-year-old minor leaguer, took a shot at ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza before quickly deleting his tweet.

Astros minor leaguer tweets sexist comment about ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza - Houston Chronicle

MLB nearing decision on whether to penalize Cardinals' hacking of Astros - Houston Chronicle
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday his office is "finishing up" its investigation of former St. Louis Cardinals executive Christopher Correa's hacking into the Astros' computer system. Correa, the Cardinals' former scouting director, was sentenced in July to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013 to 2014.

Astros searching for temporary home for new Carolina League affiliate - Houston Chronicle
After officially closing Tuesday on the purchase of a minor league franchise in Fayetteville, N.C., the Astros are searching for a temporary home for their new Carolina League affiliate.

MLB News

The ALDS reignites rivalries new and old -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes Jays vs. Rangers, Sox vs. Indians, and reactions from the NL Wild Card Game.

Giants vs. Mets 2016 final score: Madison Bumgarner shuts out New York to advance to NLDS -
Plenty went right for the Mets until Noah Syndergaard left the game, and now the Giants have advanced.

Conor Gillaspie home run wins NL Wild Card Game for Giants -
Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to beat the Mets in the 2016 National League Wild Card Game.

MLB playoffs schedule 2016: AL Division Series open with 2 games Thursday -
Both American League Division Series start on Thursday, with the Indians hosting the Red Sox in Cleveland and the Rangers hosting the Blue Jays in Texas.

Buck Showalter cost the Orioles their season, but at least the conventional wisdom will change -
The conventional wisdom might change in two decades, sure, but if there's no defense for keeping Zach Britton out of an elimination game, the entire strategy is suspect.