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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 6th, 2019

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Astros News

It wasn’t exactly an offensive outburst, but the Astros managed to win their seventh consecutive home opener 3-2 (
And Lance had a tribute for former starter Dallas Keuchel before the game (Houston Chronicle)
The home opener is always a great reminder of how the love for a baseball team can bring a family together (La Vida Baseball)
Seeing Laureano patrolling the outfield in the green and gold was a reminder of what got away for the ‘Stros (Houston Chronicle)
Jake Kaplan opened up his mailbag to talk about the slow offensive start and a certain offensive umpire (The Athletic, $$$)
Speaking of the Umpire-who-shall-not-be-named, Hinch had a chat with Joe Torre about the incident in Arlington (
And here’s a full autopsy of that whole fiasco behind the plate (Call to the Pen)
Some of the Chron staff talked about when the offensive woes might come around (Texas Sports Nation)
It’s jorts season in Houston as far as Alex Bregman is concerned (CUT4)

Around the League

Twins’ player Willians Astudillo, or La Tortuga if you will, is a baseball enigma (538 Sports)
Speaking of the Twinkies, they now have the 11th cycle in their history thanks to the heroics of Jorge Polanco (ESPN)
Is it time for fans of the slow-starting super teams to panic? (The Ringer)
It certainly feels like the offense should be better what with all these juiced balls (Baseball Prospectus)
This Korean pitcher is the perfect picture of a submariner, and he may be on his way to MLB soon (FanGraphs)
Rangers starter Edinson Volquez has been placed on the IL with an elbow sprain (MLB Trade Rumors)
Its been 30 years since the classic movie Major League hit theaters, and here are the 30 best quotes (Sporting News)