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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 17th, 2018

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League Championship Series - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Three
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Astros News

Things look a little grimmer this morning after the Astros were knocked down in Game 3 of the ALCS (
A game featuring a putrid 8th inning performance by Roberto Osuna, but the Astros believe he can atone both on and off the field (New York Times)
Houston now needs a big game from Morton in Game 4 with recent bullpen issues (The Athletic, $$$)
Which they’ve been getting from Alex Bregman thanks to his infinitesimal chase rate (538 Sports)
An Astros employee was caught recording the Red Sox dugout in Game 1 (ESPN)
Which the Indians warned the Red Sox might happen (Yahoo Sports)
But apparently MLB looked into it and does not consider it a big deal (Sports Illustrated)
And announced this morning that there will not be any punishment for the incident (MLB Trade Rumors)
In a shocking turn of events Dallas Keuchel, professional starter, considers bullpenning to be a fad (
If you didn’t get a ticket for the ALCS you’re missing out on some sweet chow (Houston Business Journal)

Around the League

The Dodgers walked it off after 13 innings to even the NLCS at two a piece (True Blue LA)
A game that saw Milwaukee starter Gio Gonzalez leave with an ankle injury in the 2nd (Sporting News)
It’s been a bad look for Manny Machado in the NLCS, and Christian Yellich called him out as a dirty player (Brew Crew Ball)
Eduardo Nunez left the ALCS with an ankle injury of his own last night (MassLive)
Just one more reason why Boston feels trapped at 3rd base on both sides of the ball (Boston Herald)
Alex Cora had to answer questions about possible cheating himself (Houston Chronicle)
Others questioned why Chris Sale changed his approach against Houston in Game 1 (98.5 The Sports Hub)
Turns out Matt Chapman was pretty darn good this year (FanGraphs)
Derek Jeter has decided that there will be no more joy for the Marlins (The Ringer)
The Angels have decided not to renew their ballpark lease, throwing the future of baseball in Anaheim into uncertainty (MLB Trade Rumor)