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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 1st, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Astros pitching was able to flip the script and shutout the Twins in last night’s victory (Houston Chronicle)
Of course the 11 runs scored by a hot offense helped a little as well (Texas Sports Nation)
Reddick took his turn at DH last night, the first time he’s dones so since 2015 (
Meanwhile, a frustrated Yuli got the night off to clear his head a little (Houston Chronicle)
JV is getting within sniffing distance of 3,000 strikeouts, but does he have a shot at that this season? (Call to the Pen)
Astros prospect J.J. Matijevic has received a 50-game suspension for his second positive test for a drug of abuse (AP News)

Around the League

CC Sabathia has reached 3,000 K’s for his career, bolstering his case for a plaque in Cooperstown (Sports Illustrated)
Is the ball really juiced this season or is it the batters that are different? (The Athletic, $$$)
But while the long balls have been flying, Tuesday saw the pitchers deliver a little bit of payback to batters (ESPN)
Community support is building in Raleigh to make a play for an MLB team (Forbes)
The Indians have more controllable value than any other team when it comes to players (The Hardball Times)