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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 17, 2018

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Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as stories around the league for April 17.

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Houston Astros News

Springer Dinger not enough to wake up the Astros bats as Houston drops first of three to Seattle - MLB.com

Dallas Keuchel turned in his first exceptional pitching performance of 2018, yet the Astros still could simply not drive in enough runs to get the win.

Lance McCullers looking to rebound from poor outing in Minnesota - Houston Chronicle

Nobody believes in Lance McCullers Jr. more than Lance McCullers Jr., so the young right-hander has put his last start behind him and is focused on making significant strides in tonight’s start vs. the Mariners.

Video Proof Exists of A.J. Hinch’s Home Run off Bartolo Colon - MLB

If only the Astros skipper could have written himself in the lineup last Sunday night.

MLB News

Former Houston Astros prospect Josh Hader is becoming a dominant reliever - FanGraphs

After trading him to Milwaukee in the Carlos Gomez trade, Astros general manager has to regret the move more and more each day as Josh Hader continues to improve each week as a formidable lefty weapon out of the bullpen.

Indians and Twins begin two-game series tonight in Puerto Rico... First MLB regular season games being played in San Juan for the first time in 8 years - SBNation MLB

Two teams who have had a lot of games postponed due to weather already get to head down south for the Puerto Rico series. Should be a fun homecoming for Cleveland Indians star shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Just in case you have not heard already, Bryce Harper hit a 400+ foot home run with a broken bat - SBNation MLB

Once again, you’ve probably already seen the video played 500 times on SportsCenter or MLB Network, but if you have not, this home run is worth watching.