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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 15, 2018

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Houston Astros News

Astros will move MLB Draft “War Room” from Houston to West Palm Beach -

General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced yesterday that the team would conduct its draft day operations from their new Spring Training offices instead of inside Minute Maid Park.

Despite an improved outing from Lance McCullers Jr., Astros fail to produce enough runs to win in Los Angeles - Houston Chronicle

Solid starting pitching, shutdown bullpen work, and heads up defense usually is a nice recipe for a win in baseball, but the offense is the other part of the equation and the Astros simply did not do enough last night.

Verlander and Cole still learning how to pitch to Shohei Ohtani - Houston Chronicle

The young Japanese star has made quite the entrance into the major leagues, but he’ll be greeted by two of the best pitchers in baseball right now in these next couple games.

Should Astros fans be concerned about Jose Altuve’s season thus far? - Crawfish Boxes

In case you haven’t already read it, Jason Marbach wrote a great article yesterday about Altuve’s start to 2018 and what has changed in his offensive output since 2016 and 2017.

MLB News

Do World Series losers get hangovers? - FanGraphs

The horrendous start to 2018 for the Los Angeles Dodgers has more people asking questions about the losers of the Fall Classic from the previous year and how they’re affected in the next season.

Ready for the MLB Draft already? Well then, check out this Mock Draft - FanGraphs

Although the Astros will be making their selection very late in the first round, I’m still always intrigued to see who the experts believe Houston will pick.

With the new Supreme Court decision on sports gambling, the MLB surely cannot stop people from gambling on baseball, but should they support it? - USA Today Sports

Yesterday’s news about sports wagers in the United States is certainly going to have a major impact on professional sports in this country, but should the MLB be afraid of this news?