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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 17th, 2019

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Astros News

The winning streak now stands at 10 after the Astros slapped around the A’s to the tune of a 9-1 victory last night (Houston Chronicle)
Which was helped along by a Breggie grand slam, which he considers “a step in the right direction” (Texas Sports Nation)
Rondón’s season has gotten off to a great start, which has helped to deepen the pen (Astros.com)
Jeff Kaplan sat with the Ringer’s podcast to talk about the Astros’ season in the first month of play (The Ringer)
The Astros are working to conserve Forrest Whitley at AAA this season (The Athletic, $$$)
What’s not being conserved is Yordan Alvarez’s power, so has he leapfrogged some other prospects? (The Runner Sports)
We all saw McHugh’s acrobatics last night, but is the Matrix really the best comp? (CUT4)

Around the League

Chris Sale has continued to struggle mightily out of the gate after last night’s loss to the Yankees (Sports Illustrated)
A performance that has Sale and the Red Sox feeling more than a little embarrassed (NESN)
I wonder if he’s more embarrassed than Black Snell, who heads to IL after dropping a bathroom fixture on his toe (MLB Trade Rumors)
All the contract extensions lately have been about more than just buying up talent for cheap (FanGraphs)
Seems like a good time to check in on the lineups around the league (ESPN)