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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 18, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, July 18, 2016.

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Astros News

Umpire rings up Astros hitter with over-the-top call on strike two | FOX Sports
Ryan Blakney got a bit ahead of himself

Carlos Gomez's grand slam powers Astros over Mariners - Houston Chronicle
This is how Sunday started.

Astros' signing of Yulieski Gurriel odd, but can work
The Astros’ signing of Cuban star Yulieski Gurriel was curious given the young infield options they already have, but the team’s front office should be trusted to make it work.

Astros rewind: Jeff Bagwell's cycle was 15 years ago today - Houston Chronicle

One of the rarities in Astros history came 15 years ago today.

Ex-Cardinals exec to be sentenced in Astros hacking case - Houston Chronicle

Although federal guidelines allow judges considerable sentencing leeway, a former federal prosecutor says former St. Louis Cardinals executive Christopher Correa could face a prison term of more than three years Monday for his guilty plea to gaining unauthorized access to the Astros' computer database.

Astros’ Triple-A team brings young phenom to Dell Diamond |

Last fall the Astros’ and Rangers’ Triple-A clubs went toe-to-toe in the PCL championship series, with baseball’s 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick pitching Fresno over Round Rock in the final game.

MLB News

The A’s wanted Anderson Espinoza for Rich Hill. Good luck, everyone else. -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the price for Rich Hill, fallout from the Drew Pomeranz trade, and what other teams think of Julio Teheran rumors.

Oakland A’s Rich Hill exits game after 5 pitches with blister - Athletics Nation
Rich Hill becomes the first A’s pitcher since at least 1913 to face no batters in a starting assignment.

Braves trade rumors: Coppolella's talk on Julio Teheran is 'lip service' - Talking Chop
Rival execs don't believe Coppolella when he says he won't trade his young righty.

This adorable, little Pirates fan is the angriest person ever -
You wouldn't like him when he's angry!

Red Sox trade for Drew Pomeranz hurts Tigers’ market at trade deadline - Bless You Boys
Dave Dombrowski just made life tougher for his former team.