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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 15th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros overpowered Detroit’s pitching again to win last night’s game, the series, and their seventh in a row (Houston Chronicle)
That game featured an inside-the-park homer by Springer, which you can watch again here (MLB Video)
And here he is talking about that run around the bases with Julia Morales (Twitter)
Aledmys Díaz had a traditional homer of his own, and has really begun to put it together at the plate for his new team (Texas Sports Nation)
Speaking of new kids, that Michael Brantley contract has already started to pay returns (Sports Daily)
They’re just part of how the Astros have returned to scary-good form in recent weeks (Sports Illustrated)
But who is the most important Astro? (Fox Sports)
Joe Smith is progressing in his rehab, throwing his first bullpen yesterday since having Achilles surgery on his left foot (Astros.com)
If there’s one thing Corbin Martin looked like in his debut, it’s a Major Leaguer (FanGraphs)
Luhnow was sighted at a Round Rock game yesterday, so let the speculation begin! (The Runner Sports)

Around the League

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been placed on leave after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence (ESPN)
Chris Sale appears to have found himself as he struck out 17 Rockies across 7 innings last night (MLB.com)
The A’s and Yankees have agreed to a trade as Kendrys Morales will head to the Bronx to shore up NY’s injured lineup (Bleacher Report)
Speaking of trades, will Madison Bumgarner be on this move this year? (The Ringer)
You should get familiar with Padres’ pitcher Chris Paddack, who might have all of baseball swooning soon (Gaslamp Ball)
Hunter Pence is relevant again all of a sudden, and he’s doing it with his bat (FanGraphs)