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Houston Astros News: June 2, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, June 2, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Real or not? Let's all be happy May is over, Astros look unstoppable - SweetSpot- ESPN
There were fights, bat flips, injuries and slumps, so unless you now hold MLB's best record, you are thrilled to see the calendar switch to June.

Astros on Track For One Of Best Seasons In Baseball History | Houston Press
The Astros are on pace for a remarkable 114 wins this year.

Rangers, Astros heading in opposite directions ahead of clash (Jun 02, 2017) | FOX Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Some of the drama normally associated in a series between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros will be missing when the teams begin a three-game set Friday at Globe Life Park.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa turns in a month to remember - Houston Chronicle
Correa, 22, might be the front-runner for American League Player of the Month honors after Mike Trout's May was cut short by a thumb injury.

After Years Of Tanking, The Astros Are Now The Best In Baseball | FiveThirtyEight
There’s a surprising new best team in baseball, and it doesn’t reside in Chicago, New York or L.A.

OK maybe ‘Sports Illustrated’ was right about the 2017 Astros -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the dominance of the Astros, Mr. Met flipping off a fan, and Bryce Harper’s reduced suspension.

Around the League

Kris Bryant doesn’t seem interested in an extension with the Cubs -
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at something the Cubs don’t want to hear, Chicago’s struggles, and Mr. Met fallout.

Is it time for Cubs fans to panic? -
Probably not. But maybe! But probably not.

NCAA baseball tournament 2017: Bracket, schedule, scores, and format -
The field of 64 will be cut to 16 teams come Monday.

Rogue bat boy collides with Mets infielder, ruins play -
The Mets would have gotten away with a bases-loaded jam, if it weren’t for this meddling kid.

How can Mr. Met get in trouble for giving someone the middle finger if he doesn’t have one?! -
Punishing Mr. Met would be an injustice.