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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 23rd, 2019

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Astros News

Game 1 did not go according to plan as Juan Soto more or less single handedly stole a win for the Nats (Houston Chronicle)
It also marked an end to a couple of impressive streaks for Gerrit Cole (The Athletic, $$$)
At least we got to see Springer set a World Series record last night (
There’s also a recap from the uniform’s perspective (Uni Watch)
Altuve met with a young fan fighting cancer right before the game started (ABC 13)
If the Astros are going to get serious about winning, they need to figure out how to hit with runners in scoring position again (Texas Sports Nation)
Not an easy task considering all the world class pitching in this World Series (538 Sports)
Alex Bregman is accepting the brunt of the blame for the offense right now, but there’s plenty to go around in my opinion (Bleacher Report)
Either way it’s time to shower off Game 1 and look ahead to tonight’s contest (
Welp, thanks to Brandon Taubman’s stupid mouth and an inept PR department the Astros now look like villains (Astros County)
At least AJ knew how to properly respond to this whole mess (FOX News)
And now MLB will investigate (ESPN)
The Astros have always been intimately intertwined with Houston’s space-going legacy (The Hardball Times)

Around the League

Evan Gattis is happy not being a baseball player (MLB Trade Rumors)
Former players Paul Lo Duca accused Joe West of taking bribes so now West is suing him for defamation (Sporting News)
It looks like Joe Girardi has emerged as the favorite to take over the Phillies’ managerial position (MLB Trade Rumors)