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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 22nd, 2019

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Astros News

It was a classic Verlander outing as he dominated the White Sox on the way to a 5-1 Astros victory (Houston Chronicle)
And here he is after the game talking pitch selection and getting advice from Nolan Ryan (Twitter)
He’s also closing in on 3,000 K’s for his Hall of Fame career, and seems to be next in line for the milestone (Sporting News)
Is the Michael Brantley signing the tipping point that will bring home another title for Houston? (ESPN)
He’s not the only one providing a boost though, and here are 7 unsung Astros heroes (
McHugh will take a breather on the IL with right elbow discomfort (NBC Sports)
Brady Rodgers will warm his seat in the meantime, a return he says may be more special than his MLB debut in 2016 (Houston Chronicle)
MLB has dropped video of a mic’ed up Alex Bregman during batting practice at the Monterrey series (YouTube)
These first-graders wrote an “All things Astros” book hoping to get Ellen’s attention during her MMP show (KHOU 11)
Springer has teamed up with Paul Rudd to produce a documentary about kids overcoming their stutters (The Runner Sports)

Around the League

19-year-old Carter Stewart is turning the draft on its head with his interesting choice on a path to the majors (ESPN)
Infinity opens its cold embrace for the San Francisco Giants as they teeter on the edge of futility (FanGraphs)
And it marks the end of one of the stranger sports dynasties in history (538 Sports)
After his on-field barking at Todd Frazier, Ozzie Guillen was quick to point out that no one in the White Sox clubhouse liked Adam Eaton (Bleacher Report)
But aside from that nonsense, who’s got it worse right now: the Mets or the Nationals? (The Ringer)
Plenty of candidates, but who’s got the stuff to make comeback player of the year this season? (