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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 9, 2016

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Astros News

Astros' Paulino loses major league debut 10-7 to Indians
Astros prospect David Paulino's major league debut was brief, yet quite eventful

Umpire Jim Joyce's botched call mars Astros' loss to Indians - Houston Chronicle
When the dust settled, and two runners had scored and one manager was ejected, there was no doubt a bouncing baseball had ricocheted off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall before shooting toward the third-base side of the backstop.

Astros passed on Kris Bryant in draft, but future looks bright - Chicago Tribune
The Cubs visit the Houston Astros this weekend in a matchup that one national publication forecast as a 2016 World Series preview back in the spring.

2005 World Series trip culmination of Astros' Killer B's era - Houston Chronicle
From 1998 through 2005, the Killer B's in their various incarnations were the heart and soul of the Astros' most successful period - four National League Central titles, two NL wild cards and the franchise's lone World Series appearance.

Series preview: Cubs at Astros - Chicago Tribune
All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: Cubs 2-1 in 2013. Friday: 7:10 p.m

Astros' Yulieski Gurriel looks forward to seeing countryman Aroldis Chapman of Cubs - Houston Chronicle
Yulieski Gurriel said this week he looked forward to playing against countryman Aroldis Chapman this weekend at Minute Maid Park. The Astros' new Cuban infielder laughed when asked if he hoped to bat against the Cubs' flamethrowing closer.

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman is USA TODAY Sports' Minor League Player of the Year
Bregman received six of the 11 first-place votes.

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch ejected after blown call by ump on foul ball

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was ejected after arguing a non-reviewable call that was blown by the umpiring crew and allowed the Indians to score two runs.

MLB News

Tim Tebow signing with the Mets is very important baseball news -
Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, has signed with the Mets for a reported $100,000 bonus. This is very important baseball news.

Stephen Strasburg returned long enough to get hurt again -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes Strasburg’s newest injury and Tim Tebow: Pro baseball player.

Chart Party: Jeff Francoeur, my favorite worst baseball player -
Jeff Francoeur's start was historically great, and the rest of his career has been historically not. But through it all, he remains. He is my favorite baseball player.