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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 27, 2016

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Astros News

Astros struggle to score in loss to Mariners - Houston Chronicle
The best April record the Astros can muster would leave them six games under .500.

Astros to give Chris Devenski a start Saturday over Scott Feldman - Houston Chronicle
The way the Astros' starting pitchers have performed in the season's first three weeks, a change was bound to happen before the team had built itself too big a hole from which it could dig out.

Astros drop slumping Tyler White to 6th in lineup - Houston Chronicle
After batting out of the five-hole and a few times out of the cleanup spot in his previous 15 starts, Tyler White found himself batting sixth in the Astros' lineup Tuesday night at Safeco Field.

Reason for struggles eludes Astros' Ken Giles - Houston Chronicle
Ken Giles has experienced more adversity on the mound in his first nine appearances with the Astros than he did in his two seasons with the Phillies.

The Astros' backup catcher pitched and came out throwing knuckleballs - SBNation.com
Hey at least it was interesting.

Houston Astros Confidence Rating - Houston - Scout
After a poor start to the 2016 season, Astros fans have been fairly vocal about some of the moves their team has been making

Rebuilding Cubs and Astros weren’t as bad as these Braves | Columbia Daily Herald
ATLANTA — Nobody thought the Braves were going to be good, but I doubt anyone is going to let GM John Coppolella and baseball boss John Hart forget that both said they team would be better. Qualitatively the Braves look better lately, but quantitatively they remain on track for a historically bad season.

MLB News

The Blue Jays still aren't offering enough to Edwin Encarnacion - SBNation.com
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Jays weak attempt at keeping their star, Byron Buxton's struggles, and where Blake Swihart should play.

Byron Buxton's early career struggles aren't unique - SBNation.com
The future of the Twins is back in Triple-A after a miserable start. He's in good company.

Here is Bartolo Colon majestically covering first base - SBNation.com
He ran so fast his hat flew off.

Wave goodbye to the free-swinging Orioles - Camden Chat
The 2016 Orioles lead the sport in offense. Their newfound patience at the plate is a big reason why.