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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 23rd, 2019

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Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Astros News

A third straight poor start sunk the Astros as the Twins took the series opener (Houston Chronicle)
But it was still good to see Old Friend Marwin Gonzalez again, even wearing Twins’ colors (The Athletic, $$$)
And you can check out the tribute video the Astros put together for him here (Twitter)
Reddick had another good game as he’s been on a bit of a tear recently (
A tear that has been featuring a less is more approach (Texas Sports Nation)
Altuve has been on a power surge himself, but he’s always finding ways to contribute (La Vida Baseball)
Collin McHugh’s slider has been very, very good this season (Baseball Prospectus)
The new Astros mural has officially debuted at MMP’s Hall of Fame Alley (ABC 13)

Around the League

The Rays are surprising everyone again (538 Sports)
Things got a little heated in Philadelphia last night as Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing from the dugout (Sporting News)
Can the Yankees recover from the nearly unprecedented levels of injuries? (The Ringer)
Speaking of AL East injuries, it looks like Eovaldi will be on the shelf for a bit while recovering from elbow surgery (ESPN)
Kershaw’s not the same pitcher he used to be, but what does he still have? (FanGraphs)
The Pirates have been playing old-school style baseball, and it’s been paying off (Sports Illustrated)
Unfortunately they’ll have to do it without reliever Nick Burdi, who suffered a “heart-wrenching” injury on the mound yesterday (