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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 24, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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Astros News

13 ways the Astros have angered the baseball gods - Houston Chronicle
There's been plenty written about what has gone wrong this season for the Houston Astros.

Texas Rangers: Astros manager A.J. Hinch: The Rangers have 'beat the hell out of us' | SportsDay
Get news, scores and schedules on the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, and Texas College & High-School Football teams from the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Gomez key for Astros | MLB.com
With a three-game series against another first-place team looming -- the Orioles come to Minute Maid Park beginning Tuesday -- the Astros are still searching for answers.

How does 2016 compare to Astros' worst starts? - Houston Chronicle
While it's premature to break out the tombstone, the prospects for a repeat playoff trip for this year's Astros look grim, if their history is any indicator.

Jake Marisnick's struggles don't provide Astros easy answer in center field - Houston Chronicle
The last-place Astros play seven more games before Carlos Gomez is eligible to return from the disabled list, affording Jake Marisnick several more opportunities to take hold of the team's center field position.

Orioles-Astros Preview (May 23, 2016) | FOX Sports
With their offense in a major cold spell, another top-notch pitcher is the last thing the Houston Astros need to see.

Astros prospect J.D. Davis earns Texas League accolade - Houston Chronicle
Astros third baseman prospect J.D. Davis was named the Texas League's player of the week Monday for the second consecutive week.

MLB News

Lucas Duda is hurt and the Mets don't have a replacement - SBNation.com
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Mets first base conundrum, the Padres' anthem screw-up and Jake Peavy's job security.

Intentional walks are the worst. Long live intentional walks. - SBNation.com
Just how much time would be saved by eliminating the four-pitch intentional walk? Not as much as you think.

Bartolo Colon is such a nice guy he's giving away free stolen bases - SBNation.com
Even Zimmerman was surprised it was that easy.

Padres' handling of Gay Men's Chorus was not a homophobic conspiracy - Outsports
The San Diego Padres' in-game production crew royally screwed up the National Anthem of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. But it was not the result of some homophobic conspiracy.

Pirates pitcher carted off field after being hit in the face by a pitch - SBNation.com
Ryan Vogelsong was taken to the hospital afterward, but he is expected to be OK and the Pirates will issue an update in the morning.