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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 15th, 2018

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Start your morning with some fresh baseball links, heavy on the Astros

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Astros News

Houston’s winning streak was snapped at 4 as Boston takes Game 2 of the ALCS (MLB.com)
I’m not worried though as there are at least three reasons the Astros should bring it home (ESPN)
There was also some solace in setting the postseason record for consecutive games with a home run (MLB.com)
But does that make 2018 the best Astros team ever? (CUT4)
It certainly helps that George Springer is a postseason machine (CBS Sports)
And Charlie Morton will have his say as the starter in Game 4 (Houston Chronicle)
It’s no wonder that other teams are speaking with Joe Espada about manager positions (Houston Chronicle)
LMJ had an excellent chat about being studious and not throwing to blanks spaces (FanGraphs)

Around the League

Apparently Boston’s victory last night exorcised their postseason demons? (Yahoo Sports)
But not for Sale, who landed in the hospital with a stomach illness (Sports Illustrated)
Kershaw has his own demons to deal with as it always seems to be his fault (The Ringer)
Meanwhile, Manny Machado got called out by a Hall of Famer for his lack of hustle in Game 2 (USA Today)
Though he’ll probably be pleased with the fact that, so far, the Dodgers bullpen has been better (True Blue LA)
Even if Milwaukee’s pitching success might just be a by-product of a strategy that emphasizes run prevention (Brew Crew Ball)
But that doesn’t even address the biggest problem with bullpenning (The Ringer)