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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 13th, 2019

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Milwaukee Brewers v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Astros News

The Astros were sunk by extra-inning bombs and an offense that fell asleep early against the Brewers (Houston Chronicle)
There was some good news though as JV set a new career high with 15 strikeouts on the Astros’ way to a new club record in strikeouts (
Unfortunately, all those strikeouts just weren’t enough (Texas Sports Nation)
The Astros’ #1 pick Korey Lee has made it official and signed with the team (
Lance Berkman has some truths to give out about AJ Hinch (Houston Sportsmap)
Framber Valdez has a secret talent (The Athletic, $$$)
Here’s a complete rundown of the various Astros’ rehab assignment statuses (MLB Trade Rumors)

Around the League

Six more people are being held in connection with the David Ortiz shooting (NPR)
An MLB game will be played in Nebraska today for the first time ever (
Padres pitching phenom Chris Paddack has been sent to the minors to help preserve his arm (Sporting News)
He may have declined from his peak, but a slightly diminished Kershaw is still really good (The Ringer)
Ken Giles has been placed on the 10-day IL with elbow inflammation (ESPN)
Vince Valesquez had himself a little nosh on a baseball in yesterday’s game (CUT4)