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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 25th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros were able to fend off a late surge by the Red Sox to take the first game of the series 4-3 (Houston Chronicle)
But it wasn’t all good news as it now appears that Springer is headed to the IL with a hamstring injury (
Pressly would also see his consecutive scoreless appearance streak end in that game, locking the MLB record at 40 (Twitter)
Buster Olney dedicated a few minutes on his weekend podcast to talk about the ‘Stros and a possible trade candidate (ESPN Radio)
Where to now after Corbin Martin struggled in his second straight outing? (The Athletic, $$$)
Forrest Whitley is searching for answers after an absolutely putrid start to 2019 in Round Rock (Texas Sports Nation)
Verlander showed up to help out on the Ellen show and I promise this is my last link about the Ellen show (CUT4)

Around the League

It was a big night for Trevor Story, who made baseball history before walking it off for the Rox (ESPN)
Old friend Dan Straily is being moved to the Orioles’ bullpen after getting slapped around since joining them (MLB Trade Rumors)
Baltimore may also consider trading Cashner out of the rotation, but he may choose to retire rather than go to a new team (CBS Sports)
Speaking of the O’s, they’re more or less the reason the Yankees are doing so well in their division (The Ringer)
And a big part of that is their victimization at the hands of Gleyber Torres (FanGraphs)
Bartolo Colón had a birthday cake done right for him on his most recent birthday (