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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 23, 2018

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Your #1 source for Houston Astros news as well as other MLB articles for May 23

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Houston Astros News

Five RBIs from Tony Kemp help Astros crush Giants in first of two-game set - MLB.com

After the game, Kemp said to a group of reporters that he has not posted five RBIs in one game since playing MLB The Show.

Before yesterday’s game, Astros showed support for Santa Fe shooting victims - MLB.com

During batting practice yesterday, the Astros wore t-shirts that said “WE PLAY FOR SANTA FE” in support of the victims. Astros manager A.J. Hinch has not been shy about commenting on a terrible issue in our country.

Also before yesterday’s game, the Astros gave a World Series ring to former assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell - Houston Chronicle

Powell has gone through a crazy last eight months after winning a World Series, changing jobs, and being diagnosed with prostate cancer, so it was great to see him honored before yesterday’s game.

Gerrit Cole gave up a home run to his brother-in-law Brandon Crawford, will hear about it for rest of his life - Houston Chronicle

That’s something that Cole and Crawford will never forget, at the very least, because Crawford will probably remind Cole of that home run constantly over the next 50 years.

MLB News

Mike Trout is now officially an average Hall of Famer - FanGraphs

The best player in baseball is still a couple months away from turning 27 years old and his career WAR already stacks up with some of the best to ever play the game.

Tampa Bay Rays top prospect SS Willy Adames clubbed a home run off Chris Sale in only his second major league at-bat - SBNation MLB

I’d say that’s a pretty impressive victim for your first career major league home run. Adames is going to be a special player for Tampa.

Carlos Gomez is back in the news, claiming that the MLB “picks guys” for drug tests instead of randomly selecting players - SBNation MLB

In case you really were itching for some Carlos Gomez news, you can get a lot of quotes from him here about the MLB drug testing process.