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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 9th, 2019

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MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Make it 4 in a row as the good guys would rally late to sink the Yankees in yesterday’s match (Houston Chronicle)
Altuve got the ‘Stros offense underway with this mammoth home run in the 4th (CUT4)
And Correa’s swinging bunt squibber sealed the deal in the 8th (
But Chirinos played the Big Hero with his double in the 7th, and here he is talking with Julia about it (Twitter)
It looks like Peacock is going to be stashed in the bullpen as the Astros only need a 4-man rotation for the next couple of weeks (
Yesterday’s win was just the start of what is a big early week for the Astros (Sportsmap Houston)
Verlander wants to be the Tom Brady of MLB and play into his 40’s (ESPN)
Stassi has gotten off to a slow offensive start, but Hinch isn’t worried (Houston Chronicle)
Yordan Alvarez is crushing it out in Round Rock (

Around the League

The Trump administration has officially killed the deal between MLB and Cuba to allow player transfers (MLB Trade Rumors) - No Politics in the comment section
Turns out that that trash ump is exactly as terrible as you thought (Time Magazine)
Luis Severino has suffered a setback in his recovery and will return to New York for an MRI (ESPN)
Trevor Rosenthal and Chris Davis are making history, but not the good kind like you want (The Ringer)
J.D. Davis has changed his approach and it seems to be paying dividends for the Mets (FanGraphs)
The New Yorker unveiled a pretty sweet baseball cover for its newest edition (CUT4)
Inadvertent doping isn’t as far fetched of an excuse that some would think (Hardball Times)