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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 21st, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at New York Yankees Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Yanks got a little taste of revenge as they downed the ‘Stros 10-6 last night (Houston Chronicle)
And the game perfectly encapsulated the feast-or-famine nature of Framber Valdez’s pitching (The Athletic, $$$)
With five straight losses the Astros have hit a bit of a wall, and understandably so (Texas Sports Nation)
Even with the recent record, Houston should still be on its way to an easy postseason berth (Houston Sportsmap)
It’ll help to get Springer back, and he’s looking ready after mashing a couple of homers in his first rehab game (
Unfortunately, it looks as though Correa and Diaz will need about another month before they can return (Houston Chronicle)
Chandler Rome opened up his mailbag recently, starting with whether or not we could see Yordan Álvarez at first (Texas Sports Nation)
Speaking of Álvarez, he’s been the beneficiary of an advanced development system for the ‘Stros (Houston Sportsmap)
There was a recent viral video of a little league catcher using some awesome framing skills, and it turns out there’s an Altuve and Springer connection (La Vida Baseball)

Around the League

In the latest move to try and get a new stadium, MLB has agreed to allow the Tamp Bay Rays to explore a dual-city agreement with Montreal (Sports Illustrated)
But I wouldn’t bet any of my own money on it working (Sporting News)
Looks like Aaron Judge will back in the lineup for tonight’s game (AP News)
Can baseball learn to embrace social media and reach a wider fanbase? (The Hardball Times)
Jesse Winker had his Matrix skills on display yesterday to help leg out a triple (CUT4)
Finn the Bat Dog is the goodest boy in all of AAA baseball and you should get to know him (Athletics Nation)


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