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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 14, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

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Astros News

Series preview: Cardinals vs. Astros | St. Louis Cardinals |
This will be the first series between the two teams since the hacking scandal became public last year.

Old rivals Astros, Cardinals face off with new twist - Houston Chronicle
Houston and St. Louis have been inextricably when it comes to baseball.

Coaches applaud work ethic of Astros' top draft pick - Houston Chronicle
Less than 24 hours after Alamo Heights completed its 2016 baseball season Friday night, coach Jason Thompson made his way up to the high school in San Antonio.

Astros report: Offense showing its limitations - Houston Chronicle
Tampa Bay lefthander Matt Moore entered Sunday with a 5.56 ERA, a far cry from his pre-Tommy John surgery days when he pitched in an All-Star Game.

Donato still in awe of being drafted by hometown Houston Astros | WVU |
On the third day of a Major League First-Year Player Draft in which he thought he would go on the second day, but understood that having injured his elbow in his final start at West Virginia hurt his stock, pitcher Chad Donato found himself tied to his computer.

MLB News

Ichiro Suzuki is having a special season -
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball recognizes Ichiro’s wonderful campaign and a chance at history, as well as AL East roster questions and trading draft picks.

Trading picks is just about the only way baseball can make the draft more interesting -
The good news is that it's almost certainly coming soon.

College World Series 2016: Bracket and schedule for Omaha set -
The Gators became the last team to book a trip to the CWS on Monday night, one of just three national seeds to survive a wild super regional round.

An extremely brief history of MLB teams drafting football players just for fun -
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