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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 30th, 2019

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Astros News

The series sweep eluded the ‘Stros in a close 2-1 loss last night (Houston Chronicle)
But that didn’t seem to matter as much in light of a young fan being struck by a hard foul out in the stands (Houston Chronicle)
An incident that is re-igniting calls for netting to be extended completely around the field of play (ESPN)
Albert Almora Jr., who is a father of two and was the one who batted the foul ball, was understandably distraught about the whole thing (ABC 13)
Here’s a complete run-down of the highs and lows from the Astros’ 6-4 homestand (
The lows included a bizarre, massage-sustained injury by Correa that Houston will need to absorb for the next month or so (The Athletic, $$$)
And here’s Dontrelle Willis talking about how they can do just that (FOX Sports)
You can also place it on the list for “Weirdest MLB Injuries,” though it’s hardly at the top (
Has Devo been tipping pitches since the 2017 World Series? (Sporting News)
Forrest Whitley is headed to the Minor League IL with right shoulder fatigue (

Around the League

Which would you say is the most exciting play in baseball? (Sports Illustrated)
Looks like it’ll be a Cubs-Cardinals rivalry game in London for 2020 (AP News)
As Astros fans probably already know, MLB Ace Lucas Giolito seems to have finally arrived (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Phillies’ young outfielder Odúbel Herrera is most likely facing a lengthy suspension after being arrested for domestic violence (NBC Sports)
Don’t look now but it seems as though Ken Giles has returned to elite form for the Blue Jays (FanGraphs)
Advanced defensive metrics are gaining relevance, but how accurate is the underlying data? (Kansas City Star)
The A’s managed an accidental hidden ball trick in yesterday’s game (CUT4)