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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 3rd, 2019

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Houston Astros v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

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Astros News

The Astros took the series loss on a rather disappointing 8-2 loss in yesterday’s match (Houston Chronicle)
And here are the takeaways from that mostly forgettable series (Texas Sports Nation)
They did win one of the four games though, which tied Hinch at 3rd all-time for wins for an Astros manager (Houston Chronicle)
It may be a small sample size, but let’s have a closer look at the Astros’ righty-lefty splits (The Athletic, $$$)
The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are holding regular #ThirstyThursdays promotions, and Seth Beer is delivering (CUT4)
Here are three parking hacks for the next time you head to Minute Maid Park (ABC 13)

Around the League

Stephen Strasburg is now the fastest pitcher, by innings count, to reach 1,500 strikeouts (ESPN)
Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard is just the 7th pitcher to homer and pitch a 9-inning shutout in a 1-0 win (New York Times)
The Rays continue to turn heads as one of the more innovative teams in the sport (Sports Illustrated)
And Tyler Glasnow’s resurgence is just another surprise out of Tampa (The Ringer)
Losing Kluber to a broken arm is going to sorely test the Indians as they try to keep up with the Twins (AP News)
Who are currently one of the best teams in baseball thanks to replacing strikeouts with power (Baseball Prospectus)