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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 29th, 2019

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Astros News

The season got off to a great start yesterday with a 5-1 victory over the Rays and the reigning Cy Young winner (The Runner Sports)
And here are three takeaways from that game (Astros.com)
Other than the fact that Verlander is cash money on Opening Day (Houston Chronicle)
And he’s only getting better with age (Call to the Pen)
He’s also one part of how the Astros have widened their championship window (Houston Sportsmap)
But in all the love for Verlander, let’s not forget that Brantley looked pretty good yesterday as well (Texas Sports Nation)
And now we go on to face an Old Friend, which is producing some mixed emotions in the clubhouse (Texas Sports Nation)
Astros County has released their LEMoNGELLO projections for the 2019 season (Astros County)
As well as an article for an Astro-loving Brit, who gives us an update on the view from across the pond (Astros County)

Around the League

2019’s Opening Day was a blast, and here are the top 11 moments (MLB.com)
Including the Dodgers’ record-breaking 8 home runs for the first day of the season (ESPN)
As well as the home run that wasn’t thanks to Lorenzo Cain (MLB.com)
Speaking of homers, Jhoulys Chacin became Milwaukee’s first pitcher to blast one out on Opening Day (La Vida Baseball)
Dain Straily might find himself a home soon as he is fielding multiple offers (MLB Trade Rumors)
And he could definitely generate some solid value with one particular pitch (FanGraphs)
If you’re going to travel for baseball this season, do your research and know the top beers for each stadium (Sports Illustrated)