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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 22nd, 2019

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Astros News

The holiday weekend was very not great for the Astros and ended with a shelling of McHugh on Sunday (Houston Chronicle)
But at least there was plenty of offense, including back-to-back jacks by Brantley and Bregman (MLB Video)
Cole didn’t do much better on Saturday, and he speculates that he may have been tipping his pitches (Houston Chronicle)
Are the Astros no longer the road warriors they were in 2018? (Houston Sportsmap)
Framber Valdez is back in the pen after a brief stint with the Express (Astros.com)
Yuli has become a more patient hitter at the plate, and it’s paying off (Houston Chronicle)
A big congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Reddick as they are expecting twins this October (Instagram)

Around the League

The Yanks just can’t catch a break as Aaron Judge heads to the IL with an oblique strain (SNY)
They’ll have another decision to make in the near-term as Gio Gonzalez has opted out of his minor league contract (MLB Trade Rumors)
Ex-Angel-come-Blue-Jay Matt Shoemaker is now out for the year with a torn ACL (ESPN)
Albert Pujols has surpassed Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list (Sporting News)
The Mets have implemented a whole bunch of rules when it comes to closer Edwin Díaz, and they’re not breaking them (Sports Illustrated)