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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 27th, 2019

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Astros News

For the second weekend in the row, the Astros weren’t quite able to deliver the sweep against the Red Sox (Houston Chronicle)
Which was a game that featured a rough night at the plate for the offense (Houston Chronicle)
The game before that, however, would feature a majestic Peacock in flight (Texas Sports Nation)
So how do things look after 54 games this season? (Astros.com)
I can tell you that they don’t look great for hamstrings as Aledmys Diaz heads to the IL with a strain (ABC 13)
Stassi has also been placed on the IL with a left knee injury, which will give Garrett Stubbs his first taste of the majors (MLB Trade Rumors)
And here’s what Stubbs’ call-up may look like as Stassi convalesces (House of Houston)
Of course the big injury is George Springer, and here’s how the Astros plan to absorb his absence (The Athletic, $$$)
The injuries are piling up, but will they jeopardize the Astros season? (Houston Sportsmap)
It looks like the Astros will wait out the Super 2 deadline before calling up Yordan Alvarez, leaving some to question how important that deadline is (Astros County)
For this fan, the Memorial Day game between the Astros and Cubs is something special (Houston Chronicle)
Reddick did a little side duty to help an expecting couple with a gender reveal at MMP (KHOU 11)

Around the League

The Red Sox looked to measure themselves against the Astros early in the season and came up short (MassLive)
Cavan Biggio had a big day in Toronto yesterday, getting his first hit and first home run while going 3-for-4 (MLB.com)
And, of course, Dad was on hand to see it all go down (CUT4)
And here are some pics of the Biggio clan celebrating the day (Twitter)
The Yankees had a look-see at Dallas Keuchel, which may presage an AL East bidding war over his services (Sporting News)
Kris Bryant left yesterday’s game after an ugly collision and his status is unsure for the Houston series (NBC Sports)
The Pirates GM is calling for a change of rules to allow players cleared under concussion protocol to re-enter games they were forced to leave (ESPN)