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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 10th, 2019

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Astros News

The series got off to a good start as the Astros took the first game 4-2 over the Rangers (Sports Radio 610)
The game also featured a milestone for Wade Miley as he struck out his 1,000th batter (Houston Chronicle)
And of course there was this awesome, game saving catch by Reddick in the 9th (MLB Video)
And here’s Hinch after the game talking about the victory and that almost-homer (Twitter)
Fans sitting in the MMP outfield may have been surprised to see the weather work its way into the closed-roof park last night (KHOU 11)
Is this year’s offense better than the one that won it all in 2017? (The Athletic, $$$)
Chandler Rome opened up his mailbag and started with the question of whether McHugh belongs in the bullpen (Texas Sports Nation)
Josh James has been trying a more aggressive approach on the mound and so far, so good (Houston Chronicle)
Yordan Alvarez is having himself a grand old time in AAA and is going to force a decision from the ‘Stros at some point (The Runner Sports)
Springer and Brantley had an adventure in tire-changing while on their way to the park the other day (ABC 13)

Around the League

Support for an international draft is growing as more and more of the shady practices surrounding international signings come to light (ESPN)
Albert Pujols hit a homer for RBI number 2,000, and the fan who caught it isn’t giving it back (The Detroit News)
There may or may not have been a sticky substance on Seattle pitcher Yusei Kikuchi’s hat, but MLB’s not sweating it (AP News)
Do the Twins have what it takes to keep up their power numbers all season? (Sports Illustrated)
Keuchel still needs a job and here are the teams who need a hurler of his caliber (538 Sports)
Is it time to start worrying about these 8 slow starters? (CBS Sports)