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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 18th, 2019

Start your weekend with some of the best Astros links around

Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

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Astros News

It was a late comeback as the Astros took the first game of the series against Boston to make it 9 in a row (ESPN)
A game that would also feature Ryan Pressly taking over the MLB record for consecutive scoreless appearances at 39 (
Let’s not forget the heroics of Springer though, who is on an MVP pace so far in 2019 (Sporting News)
And here he is talking with Ken Rosenthal about those MVP numbers (Twitter)
So maybe the Astros should focus on locking him up long term? (Houston Sportsmap)
Corbin Martin got to participate in one of the coolest rookie traditions in the sport before last night’s game (Houston Chronicle)
In today’s edition of unfair comparisons, how do the Astros stack up against the Marlins? (CBS Sports)
Looks increasingly likely that Altuve will go out on a rehab assignment once he’s ready to return (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of hamstring injuries, Aledmys Díaz left last night’s game with one of his own (CBS Sports)
If you’ve ever wanted to take your picture outside MMP with a comically oversized World Series ring, you’re in luck (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Kris Bryant snagged himself a little bit of history last night with three homers in three consecutive innings (
Hyun-Jin Ryu has suddenly become one of baseball’s best pitchers, and here’s how (Sports Illustrated)
Everyone’s favorite player Carlos Gomez made his 2019 debut with the Mets last night and it went about as well as you’d expect (ESPN)
Ian Kinsler said a swear in a recent game after a big homer, and some fans took umbrage (AP News)
The Marlins have a chance at history this season, but not the good kind like you want (FanGraphs)