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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 16, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, May 16, 2016.

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Astros News

J.J. Watt's charity softball game outdrew 13 Houston Astros home games - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt's star power drew more than 30,000 fans to his foundation's charity softball game Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Astros option Preston Tucker, could Tony Kemp be his replacement? - Houston Chronicle
Following yet another loss Sunday, the scuffling Astros informed outfielder Preston Tucker they were optioning him to Class AAA Fresno.

Jeff Jacobs: Astros' George Springer Puts His Heart Into It - Hartford Courant
Former UConn star George Springer has had a major impact with the Houston Astros, as well as with the kids back home in New Britain.

Poor outfield play leads to Astros' 10-9 loss to Red Sox | Texarkana Breaking News
BOSTON—The Houston Astros certainly know they better turn things around soon after their second straight tough loss.

Carlos Beltran made switch-hitting history with homer 400 -
Monday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Beltran's big homer, the brawling Rangers and Blue Jays, and Bryce Harper's mission statement.

MLB News

Rougned Odor punched Jose Bautista in the face in the biggest MLB brawl in years -
Things got very heated between the Rangers and Blue Jays!

Rougned Odor has one more career hit after punching Jose Bautista, according to Wikipedia -
It's technically a hit.

No hot dog survived the Kansas City Royals' mascot race -
Crashing and burning.

Bryce Harper has a 'Make Baseball Fun Again' sticker on his bat -
We support him in his endeavors.