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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 15th, 2019

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Astros News

Yesterday’s game featured a pretty tough performance for McHugh as Miami beat the good guys 12-6 (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of righties, this Spring in general has not been great for the ones coming out of the pen (Houston Chronicle)
But there are three lefties who have been duking it out for a shot at the Opening Day roster (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
And some of them are part of the Astros’ top 39 prospects (FanGraphs)
No longer a prospect, how does Tyler White fit into 2019? (Texas Sports Nation)
Besides his utter destruction of this poor baseball yesterday, I mean (Twitter)
Jeff Luhnow had a little sit-down on High Heat to discuss 2019 expectations (MLB Video)
Apparently the Astros weren’t very enthusiastic in their pursuit of Eovaldi (NBC Sports Boston)
And it looks as though their pursuit of Keuchel has drawn to an end as well (Sporting News)
The weekend looks like it’s going to be a tough one travel-wise for the team (Houston Chronicle)
Come and read the story of Astros announcer Steve Sparks, the only pitcher to injure himself via phone book (The Athletic, $$$)

Around the League

Here’s a closer look at how the 3-batter minimum will change the game (
The Tigers have shut down Michael Fulmer due to a problem with his mechanics (ESPN)
Baseball’s new Rock n’ Jock culture has led to higher strikeouts, which has led to less offense, which has led to new rules (Intelligencer)
Let’s review one of my favorite non-2017 World Series games, 2011’s Game 6 (The Ringer)
Here’s the story of how one Cuban-American went from a passionate fan to the sports editor of the LA Times (La Vida Baseball)
Fans of Opera and Baseball can now combine the two with ‘The Fix,’ an operatic retelling of the Black Sox scandal (Minn Post)