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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 10th, 2019

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Astros News

Astros pitching smothered the O’s to take yesterdays game and their fifth straight series win (Houston Chronicle)
And here are the series takeaways from this past weekend’s games against Baltimore (Texas Sports Nation)
But let’s talk about Yordan Álvarez, starting with this homer in his second career MLB at bat (MLB Video)
He did it at DH in his first game, but he’ll be playing the field from time to time as well (The Athletic, $$$)
If Álvarez can replicate his success from the minors, will the trade for him go down as a bigger steal than the Bagwell one? (The Runner Sports)
Let’s predict just how his first season will go (Houston Sportsmap)
Álvarez is hoping that MLB success will allow him to bring his parents here from his native Cuba (La Vida Baseball)
There was also some excitement for Mr. Irrelevant as Reddick smacked his 1,000th career hit over the weekend (Houston Chronicle)
Correa gave a definitive account of how he cracked his rib because we’re still talking about this for some reason (Asros.com)
Let’s ask the Totally-Serious-And-Not-At-All-Ridiculous Question: Should Tyler White be placed in the bullpen? (House of Houston)

Around the League

David Ortiz is in stable condition after being shot in the abdomen while at a night club in the Dominican Republic (AP News)
The Nats grabbed a little piece of history with back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers in yesterday’s game (MLB.com)
Someone should remind Brett Gardner why it’s a bad idea to throw your helmet in the dugout (Sporting News)
Mr. Keuchel is heading to Atlanta, so what will he bring to their rotation? (FanGraphs)
Perennial red-ass Madison Bumgarner had some words for Max Muncy thanks to a home run trot that was not to his liking (CUT4)