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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 16, 2018

Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 16

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Houston Astros News

The Astros announced that Jake Marisnick was optioned to AAA Fresno -

Marisnick’s demotion to AAA was not a surprise, as the Astros best defender has just looked terrible at the plate and needs more plate appearances to get his swing back where it needs to be at the major league level.

Jose Altuve delivered a clutch present for A.J. Hinch on the skipper’s birthday -

Nothing better than delivering a bases-clearing double in the 8th inning to steal a game from a division rival.

Gerrit Cole pitched the shortest outing of his Astros career thus far - Houston Chronicle

It’s nice when Cole’s worst nights still include seven strikeouts and only three earned runs in five innings of work, but last night sure was tiresome for the Cole Train.

Astros featured in this week’s MLB matchups that you simply should not miss -

After leaving Los Angeles, the Astros will head home to Houston for a tough three-game weekend series with the Cleveland Indians.

MLB News

Robinson Cano’s 80-game PED suspension not only impacts Seattle’s postseason chances this year, but also his Hall of Fame candidacy - FanGraphs

It is extremely difficult for someone who has been suspended for PEDs to still make it into Cooperstown.

After Cano’s suspension, will Dee Gordon transition back to second base? - Seattle Times

The Mariners front office certainly knows how to shuffle the roster, but this move for Gordon would erase a lot of time and effort improving his abilities as a center fielder.

Stephen Piscotty clubbed a home run in his first AB back after his mother’s death and it was just an awesome moment - SBNation MLB

Piscotty will never forget his home run last night in Fenway Park, that’s for sure. What a great way to come back after such a tragic loss.