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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 24th, 2019

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Astros News

It was a complete and utter disaster at Minute Maid last night as the Astros lost Game 2 to go into an 0-2 hole (Houston Chronicle)
And it all hinged on a 7th inning that spiraled completely out of control (Astros.com)
And now the team will need to take it one game at a time and try to climb back into the contest (The Athletic, $$$)
The Astros held a team meeting after the game to discuss just how they’re going to do just that (Bleacher Report)
And really, there’s still plenty of time to do just that if the team can get its act together (Yahoo Sports)
At least we got this play that launched a thousand memes by Justin Verlander (Astros.com)
He also got to pass John Smoltz to become the leader in postseason strikeouts (ABC 13)
Hinch will need to figure out how to manage Yordan’s bat in an NL ballpark (Houston Sportsmap)
Bregman seemed to find his stroke in the first inning finally, walloping a homer for all the runs the Astros would score until the 9th (Astros.com)
Hinch is not concerned about Springer’s hustle because of one maybe-triple in Game 1 (Astros.com)
This was a pretty sweet opening pitch by Simone Biles in Game 2 (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Rob Drake is being investigated by the MLB after some rather aggressive tweets (ESPN)
Kris Bryant’s grievance concerning play time manipulation is finally going to arbitration (MLB Trade Rumors)