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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 14th, 2019

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Astros News

Relief for relief pitching comes as Rogelio Armenteros is called up and Derek Fisher is sent down (Houston Chronicle)
Inactive on the field, Altuve and McCullers remain active off of it, hosting the 3rd annual TeamUp for Kids & K9’s charity benefit (ABC 13)
Lance Berkman will be in the booth for at least two more Astros games this year (Texas Sports Nation)
Get to know Chas McCormick, who recently was promoted to AAA (The Runner Sports)
The Astros have built the second best team in baseball this year (Forbes)
The Houston Astros have the best defensive outfield in baseball right now (The Athletic, $$$)
Chandler Rome answers questions, including when we can expect to see Altuve back in the lineup (

Around the League

Could the Nationals move Scherzer the way the Tigers moved Verlander? (
Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle in the majors (
The College World Series starts tomorrow. Here’s a look at the eight schools competing. (The Oregonian)
1st overall draft pick Adley Rutschmann has won the 2019 Golden Spikes Award (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
The Rangers are sitting in the second wild-card spot, but come July 20, expect Arlington to be sellers (Joe Sheehan Newsletter, $$$)
Joey Gallo talks with Fangraphs about hitting (Fangraphs)
Marcus Stroman is a likely trade candidate this deadline and everyone should want him (Fangraphs)
A look back on a good baseball player and a good man in Bill Buckner (The Hardball Times)
Will the MLB All-Star Game selection process ever be fair? Tommy Pham isn’t optimistic (ESPN)
Washington State University analyzes the major league baseball to find out why it’s flying farther than the balls five years ago (Bleed Cubbie Blue)
eBay reveals the top 10 players for baseball cards sales, and Astro legend Nolan Ryan is one of them (Forbes)
For Wilson Ramos, finding out your wife is pregnant is a private moment between his wife, him, and 32,000 fans at Citi Field (Cut4)
The Cardinals were in Miami, but Busch stadium was packed anyways watching the Blues win their first ever Stanley Cup (Cut4)
2 years later, survivors reflect on the Congressional baseball game shooting (