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Astros Crawfish Boil: Monday, June 11th

Kick off your Monday with freshly brewed baseball news, stories, and clips from the weekend

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MLB: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

It was a great weekend of Astros baseball - a 4 game sweep to mark a 5 game winning streak, all capped off with a game that featured Jeff Bannister getting tossed and a 9th inning balk call that gave Houston the ultimate lead. The win ties the Astros with the Mariners for the lead in the AL West. Houston will get a breather tonight, before heading to Oakland to kickoff the second part of a ten game road-trip tomorrow.

Astros News and Notes

Last Night: Astros Defeat Rangers on Delayed Balk Call. Keuchel Crumbles Again, but Stros Overcome 8-7

  • The balk in question:

Plate Discipline Key to Alex Bregman’s Improvement in 2018

Astros expect Carlos Correa back Tuesday

Astros send Joe Smith to DL, recall Reymind Guduan

  • In case you don’t remember, Guduan is the one who throws 100 miles an hour but can’t throw a strike.

First-Rounder Seth Beer Reaches Deal with Astros

Around the League

Shohei Ohtani needs Tommy John surgery, could be out until 2020

  • Even though Ohtani’s in the AL West, this sucks. Ohtani was awesome to watch and one of the best stories in baseball in recent history - tough break for the game.

Brewers trade for Rays infielder Brad Miller
Mets release first baseman Adrian Gonzalez Here is each team’s wildest ‘on pace for’ stat

  • For the Astros - Jose Altuve is on pace for 225 hits, which would put him just shy of 1,500 for his career at the age of 28. GOAT.

ESPN: Week 10 Power Rankings

Former MLB pitcher Mat Latos ignites wild benches clearing brawl in independent league

  • I remember Latos Padres days well. Latos was a fiery pitcher with a fiery personality, and would always show up in Spring Training with more tattoos on his arms than in the last. Here, he hoists somebody up in the air and body slams them. Enjoy.

A’s fan catches consecutive foul balls