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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 18th, 2019

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Astros News

The A’s ended up being the party-poopers as the Astros’ 10-game win streak came to an end last night (Houston Chronicle)
And it was one “lazy cutter” that made the difference according to Wade Miley (Texas Sports Nation)
Bregman may have gotten a grand slam in the series, but he’s still not happy with his results at the plate (Astros.com)
Collin McHugh has been on fire to start the season (Texas Sports Nation)
So has Altuve, who seems to have really regained his MVP stature (Bleacher Report)
Luhnow had a little chat with ESPN about how he’d like to see a team in Mexico (ESPN)

Around the League

There was a fracas on the south side of Chicago yesterday as Tim Anderson got plunked for a bat flip (CBS Sports)
Which shows that MLB can’t “let the kids play” and still have the “unwritten rules” (ESPN)
With all the power on display right now, is there a home run problem in MLB? (Sports Illustrated)
Let’s examine that power with a look at the hitting trends in 2019 so far (FanGraphs)
After 6,829 plate appearances, Joey Votto has popped out to 1st base for the first time (MLB.com)