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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 24th, 2019

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Astros News

While it was another bad start for the ‘Stros, it ended up being a good finish as they took game 2 against the Twins 10-4 (Houston Chronicle)
It included another majestic home run by Altuve, who says that his recent power surge is not really him (Texas Sports Nation)
And you can watch him being out of character right here (MLB Video)
His barrage has also tied him with Craig Biggio for most April homers by an Astros 2B (StatMuse)
Pitching prospect Bryan Abreu has been promoted to AA (Houston Chronicle)
Springer was out an about yesterday helping to raise fire safety awareness with local kids (KHOU 11)
The Astros have released a sweet picture gallery from Marwin’s return to MMP (Mission Control)
Highlights has nothing on Astros County’s Spot-the-Difference (Astros County)

Around the League

The Yankees have granted Gio Gonzalez his release from a minor league contract, so what does his market look like now? (MLB Trade Rumors)
Hard to believe but after an MVP season Christian Yelich is actually raising his game (FanGraphs)
Zack Wheeler became the first pitcher of 2019 to throw a 100 mph pitch and then hit a ball harder than 100 mph (MLB.com)
Here are three reasons why teams might be avoiding Dallas Keuchel (CBS Sports)
Speed was on display for the Blue Jays as Adalberto Mondesi scored from second on a wild pitch yesterday (CUT4)
A near-mint Ty Cobb card recently sold for a little more than half a million at auction (Sportsnaut)
Meanwhile, a Babe Ruth game-worn jersey is expected to go for around $4.5 million later this summer (Sports Illustrated)