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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 20th, 2019

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Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

MLB: Houston Astros at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

My analysis of the Reds sweeping the Astros yesterday can be summed up thusly: Ugh (Houston Chronicle)
But I guess let’s take a deeper look at the takeaways from this series (Texas Sports Nation)
The Astros’ offensive production out of 1B has left a lot to be desired this season (The Athletic, $$$)
Springer’s rehab starts tonight, but don’t bother bringing your cell as the Hooks host their first-ever “no phones night” (KHOU 11)
Joe Smith will join George in Corpus for a rehab assignment of his own (Houston Chronicle)
Verlander’s been the victim of the long ball lately, a problem that he laments is becoming pervasive in MLB (Texas Sports Nation)

Around the League

The shooting of David Ortiz appears to be a case of mistaken identity according to DR officials (NBC News)
A broken nose is simply motivation for Max Scherzer (CUT4)
Here are the most important call ups for teams this season (MLB.com)
Is Reds’ reliever David Hernandez a sneaky-good trade candidate? (FanGraphs)
Pro baseball came home with the Royals-Tigers series in Omaha (ESPN)
I don’t care how mad you get, this scene is disgraceful for a bunch of so-called adults at a little league game (Twitter)

Poll

Hey everyone, so on Monday I tossed up a poll about the future of Crawfish Boils on Saturday. I’d appreciate it if everyone who did not could head on over and vote so I can get an idea of what the community would like heading forward. I’m leaving it open all week and you can participate here (just scroll to the bottom). I appreciate every vote as it lets me know what you would most like to see. Thanks again!