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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 15th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

ALCS Game 3 starts tonight in the Bronx, and the Astros are ready for the noise (Astros.com)
Gerrit Cole will take the mound prepared to join the list of postseason greats (AP News)
And the Yankees will be seeing a completely different pitcher than the one they faced earlier in the season (Astros.com)
Of course there’s history between Cole and the Yankees, and here’s a quick rundown if you’re unfamiliar (USA Today)
If I were a betting man I’d bet on the Astros’ bats waking up sooner rather than later (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
It has been announced that Game 4 will be a bullpen game for both teams (KHOU 11)
But there’s a good chance that that game may be rained out, so here’s what will happen if it does (Astros.com)
Josh Reddick will get his first start of the ALCS tonight (Houston Chronicle)
Astros bench coach Joe Espada has been chatting with the Cubs about their managerial opening (Houston Chronicle)
Here’s the rundown on the free watch party the Astros will be hosting tonight (ABC 13)

Around the League

The Nationals are on the verge of their first World Series appearance after another dominant pitching performance (Federal Baseball)
And this time it was Stephen Strasburg twirling a gem for the Nats (Sports Illustrated)
It’s just one more example of how starting pitching has flipped the script this postseason (538 Sports)
Though the Nationals have also had a sudden and unexpected bout of good bullpen pitching as well (FanGraphs)
Of course we can’t forget October hero Howie Kendrick, who has been showing up in a big way for Washington (The Athletic, $$$)
As has the song “Baby Shark,” which has been fueling the Nats’ postseason run for a while now (CUT4)
Here’s a complete rundown of the inning that may have snuffed out the Cardinals’ 2019 season (FanGraphs)
What does the future hold for former best closer in the world Kenley Jansen? (MLB Trade Rumors)