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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 15th, 2019

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Astros News

After 9 straight wins the Astros are officially the hottest team in baseball (Astros.com)
Part of that is thanks to Cole’s pitch hand, which fanned 11 Mariners yesterday (MLB Video)
It also doesn’t hurt that Verlander has found his rhythm again (Texas Sports Nation)
But is it enough to get the Astros back to a 100-win season? (ESPN)
James Paxton said that he thinks the Astros were stealing signs and James from Astros County would like a word (Astros County)
Peacock is headed back to the rotation, so don’t expect to see him too much out of the pen in the Rangers series (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of the pen, Josh James is working to clean up his performance in the early going (Houston Chronicle)
And Framber Valdez will spend his time in AAA coming out of the pen for the Express (Houston Chronicle)
Let’s have some bold predictions for the Astros’ 2019 prospects (Prospects 1500)

Around the League

Here’s all the stuff going on for Jackie Robinson day today (MLB.com)
Chris Davis’ hitless streak finally came to an end as he had a bit of an offensive explosion at Fenway (CBS Baltimore)
German Márquez has logged the first complete game of the season while shutting out the Giants in Colorado (MLB.com)
Looks like Kimbrel is starting to see the writing on the wall as his price tag is coming down (Sporting News)
Gurriel the Younger has been sent to AAA for a mental break (MLB Trade Rumors)
Here’s the definitive guide to slap hitting (Cori Kennedy - Twitter)