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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 16th, 2019

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MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

It was a gritty performance but the Astros pushed past the Yanks to go up 2-1 in the ALCS (Astros.com)
And once again Gerrit Cole played the hero, this time without his best stuff (The Athletic, $$$)
Not to mention that Cole is currently in the midst of one of the greatest winning streaks ever (Sports Illustrated)
He’s also part of an old school pitching style that is driving the Astros’ run this season (Sporting News)
Altuve clubbed his 12th playoff homer in the 1st inning and took the vicious Bronx crowd out of it early (Astros.com)
A crowd that was loud, rude, and disrespectful to players and the game (USA Today)
Has Josh Reddick seized the starting RF position for the rest of the playoffs? (The Athletic, $$$)
I guess if the Astros are hitting someone is tipping, right? (For the Win)
Check out these Astros fans who showed up at Yankees stadium for this one (KHOU 11)
This Yankees fan was big mad last night (CUT4)

Around the League

The Nationals will play in the World Series for the first time after sweeping the Cardinals (Federal Baseball)
And if it wasn’t clear, they’re peaking at the right time of the season (538 Sports)
Howie Kendrick has secured NLCS MVP honors after going bananas on Cardinals pitching (MLB.com)In spite of baseball’s youth movement, it was the old guys who really brought it home for the Nats (Sporting News)
The Cardinals were blown out in the first inning of the game and just couldn’t make it all the way back (AP News)
Let’s take a look at the career of baseball great Brian McCann (FanGraphs)