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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 18, 2018

Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for April 18

MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Lance McCullers Jr. dealt, the Astros actually got a few hits and scored a few runs, and the result was a W -

Last night was a very encouraging start from young Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., who carved up the Mariners lineup throughout the night and was pretty much perfect besides one pitch that Robinson Cano golfed out of the park.

Houston Astros mourn the passing of Barbara Bush - Houston Chronicle

Often spotted at Minute Maid Park cheering on her Astros and scoring the game, former First Lady Barbara Bush was a great Astros fan.

Astros optioned James Hoyt to AAA Fresno to make room for Tony Sipp -

The Astros 25 man roster is not an easy one to crack and then stay on consistently, as this move shows. James Hoyt will have plenty of opportunities down in AAA, and we will see now if Tony Sipp can rebound and be a reliable left-handed option for the Astros.

MLB News

Despite his near perfect game, Bartolo Colon’s spot in the Rangers rotation might still only be temporary - Dallas Morning News

Certainly not a good sign for Big Sexy, as the one bright spot on the Rangers has not yet been given a vote of confidence.

Francisco Lindor hit a home run just a few miles a way from his home town in Puerto Rico, and the stadium erupted. What an awesome moment. - SBNation

After almost sending one over the fence in the first inning, Lindor knocked a two-run home run in the fifth inning and the moment was just unbelievable. Hope you get a chance to watch.

Shohei Ohtani madness quieted down a bit last night due to a blister - SB Nation

The Red Sox crushed Ohtani in the first inning, quieting the fanfare around the rookie phenom for at least just a few days. Hopefully Ohtani’s injury is not serious, as he has been fun to watch so far this season.