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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 24th, 2019

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Astros News

The White Sox earned the series split in last night’s game after Lucas Giolito had his way with the Astros offense (Houston Chronicle)
Chandler Rome opened up his mailbag to answer some Astros questions, starting with what he’s most impressed by in 2019 (Houston Chronicle)
In spite of last night’s shutout the Astros offense has a chance to knock off the ‘98 Yankees as the best in the last 30 years (Baseball Prospectus, $$$)
It helps that the FO has been smart in building something not often seen in baseball (Beyond the Box Score)
Also that Verlander has only continued to get better as he gets older (Bleacher Report)
It looks like Springer’s return will come in tonight’s game against the Red Sox (Houston Chronicle)
Take some time to get to know Francisco Romero, who is the Spanish-language voice of the Astros (La Vida Baseball)

Around the League

The Blue Jays are calling up some kid you’ve probably never heard of, Cavan Biggio (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Twins went off in yesterday’s game against the Angels, mashing 8 homers in one game (
Will the league do anything about teams using the IL and fake injuries to skirt roster rules? (Sports Illustrated)
Nothing fake about Cespedes’ injury though, as he had season-ending ankle surgery yesterday (ESPN)
The Indians release of Carlos Gonzalez is just the latest sign that their offense is in a bit of a free fall (FanGraphs)
The Lonely Island has released a half-hour visual poem on Netflix based on the Oakland A’s 1980’s bash brothers, McGwire and Canseco, and it is very NSFW (The Ringer)