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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 29th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros’ offense covered for some suspect pitching and were able to lock up the series win last night (Houston Chronicle)
That game also featured Alex Bregman mashing two homers to set an Astros record for the month of May (The Sports Daily)
And it urns out those two homers were an early wedding present for the recently-engaged JJ Watt (ABC 13)
The Cubs and the Astros are both elite, but how do they compare to each other? (ESPN)
It might be an unfair comparison though, considering how ludicrous the Astros are right now (FanGraphs)
Even the baby Astros who are just plugging holes are contributing (Texas Sports Nation)
As demonstrated by Garrett Stubbs, who had himself quite the MLB debut yesterday (Sports 610 Radio)
As well as SuperJack Mayfield, who is making the most of his opportunity after a long, winding road to the majors (The Athletic, $$$)
They’ll need to keep stepping up as there was a setback in Altuve’s rehab and now Correa has been slowed with rib discomfort (Astros.com)
Collin McHughwill also remain on the IL a little longer as he is still having issues with his elbow (CBS Sports)
Aledmys Díaz has found a new family in Houston since arriving from Toronto (La Vida Baseball)
Is now the right time for the Astros to try and lock down Cole with an extension? (Houston Sportsmap)

Around the League

All-Star balloting is now open, so get out there and vote for some Astros! (MLB.com)
And here’s a primer on the 2019 MLB draft, which is just round the corner (Sporting News)
Home runs are getting blasted so often that people are getting a little numbed to it (Sports Illustrated)
Though maybe not Derek Dietrech, who is fast becoming the Pirates’ home run nemesis (MLB.com)
A Horus Wagner card recently sold in a private transaction for $1.2 million (AP News)