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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 4th, 2019

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Astros News

Last night’s 4-0 loss was the cherry on top of a garbage cake as the Astros wrapped up a 2-5 road trip to start the season (Houston Chronicle)
And while it wasn’t the only reason for the loss, Ron Kulpa’s inconsistent strike zone and arrogant attitude didn’t help (Astros County)
But ultimately it was another night of anemic offense, something the Astros will look to remedy (Texas Sports Nation)
This home stand should see Aledmys Diaz make a start at 1st base for the first time in his MLB career (Houston Chronicle)
Reid Ryan recently had a little chat about the World Series win and his family ties to baseball (Community Impact Newspaper)
The minor league season is getting underway so here’s a little season preview for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks (Climbing Tal’s Hill)
In addition to the Bush family, Travis Scott will be on hand to celebrate the opening weekend home stand (ABC 13)
Good guy Alex Bregman will donate $1,000 for every Astros win this month to help with Autism awareness (Astros.com)

Around the League

Jacob deGrom did it all in yesterday’s game against the Marlins, including tying a 50-year-old Bob Gibson record (MLB.com)
And Keuchel may join him in NY if rumors about the Mets’ interest in him pan out (Bleacher Report)
The Yankees are just snake-bit as Troy Tulowitzki will now head to the IL (Pinstripe Alley)
Speaking of injuries, Lindor will miss at least another 2 weeks for Cleveland as he heals from an ankle injury (ESPN)
Legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox was admitted to a hospital yesterday after suffering a stroke (Yahoo Sports)