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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 14th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Th Astros head to the Bronx with a 1-1 split in the ALCS after some extra-innings heroics yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
And here are some facts and figures from that epic, 11-inning affair (
And the big hero of the game was Carlos Correa with his walk-off homer to end it (
Just as important, he also had a defensive gem to keep the game knotted in the 6th (
The best part of Correa’s game ending blast is that he told everyone in the dugout that it was coming (La Vida Baseball)
He also schooled everyone on how best to celebrate this type of moment (CUT4)
Correa dedicated that homer to a special fan who is fighting cancer right now (ESPN)
Here are some pics of the fans who showed up to get loud and proud at MMP yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
A paramedic in Houston’s dugout was struck by a Michael Brantley foul ball and taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition (ESPN)
Jose Lima Jr. tossed out the first pitch yesterday and discussed why the Astros are so special to him (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

MLB, with its unending baseball integrity shenanigans and hard-to-believe denials, has lost the trust of the common fan (The Athletic, $$$)
Let’s get a primer for tonight’s NLCS Game 3 (
Which will feature a start by Stephen Strasburg as the Nats look to go up 3-0 (AP News)
Sean Doolittle has some choice words of wisdom for people who think that Nats closer Daniel Hudson was soft for skipping Game 1 for the birth of his child (Sporting News)
While I want the Nats to beat the Cards, this whole narrative about sticking it to Bryce Harper as if he somehow betrayed the team is getting tiresome* (The Ringer)
Carlos Beltran has expressed an interest in managing, but only in New York (MLB Trade Rumors)
Authorities are opening an investigation into the Angels about the illicit opiod abuse that lead to the death of Tyler Skaggs, and employees are assisting (ESPN)

*Besides, I’m sure Harper sleeps just fine on his gigantic pile of money after kissing his beautiful wife and child goodnight.