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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 11th, 2019

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Astros News

Houston was able to take Saturday afternoon’s game against the Cards in spite of a masterful performance by Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
But they couldn’t keep it going against the Nationals, who won Sunday’s game 6-4 (Federal Baseball)
Though at least it went quickly as Wade Miley worked efficiently, which is his calling card (Houston Chronicle)
And you can watch the full highlights from that game here (YouTube)
You won’t see Altuve in those clips though, as the Astros have shut him down for some recuperation days (Houston Chronicle)
Which makes it seem like a good time to do a general health update for the team (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
Hinch credits the Fitteam camp method for the Astros’ quick start in seasons past, and hopes to repeat it this year (Texas Sports Nation)
Prospect Yordan Alvarez’s future may turn on his defensive prowess in the outfield (Houston Chronicle)
Aledmys Diaz will also need some defensive chops as he looks to embrace the super-utility role for the Astros (
The team has made its latest round of cuts, sending five more players down (Houston Chronicle)
Kyle Tucker and Derek Fisher had a little fun during Wade Miley’s interview in Sunday’s game (CUT4)
Mt. Everest now belongs to the Astros thanks to one man’s efforts (Twitter)

Around the League

The Diamondbacks and Adam Jones have finalized a one-year deal for $3 million (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Mets are all in on the NL East for 2019, which seems like poor timing (538 Sports)
Let’s check in on every team’s top position battle so far this Spring (
I hope Rangers fans enjoy .500 ball as it seems that the team is finally embracing its mediocrity (SportsDay)
Bob Eucker is so connected with Brewer’s baseball that the team voted to give him a full playoff share (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Now that MLB is embracing gambling, things feel a little awkward with Pete Rose (Yahoo Sports)