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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 27th, 2019

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Pittsburgh Pirates v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Astros News

It was a 14-2 rout by the Pirates in last night’s game, but at least Springer provided a bright spot (Sports Radio 610)
It was also another reminder on how thin the bullpen is becoming (Astros.com)
Tuesday’s performance by Gerrit Cole provided a picture of what could have been for the Pirates (The Athletic, $$$)
Eventually the league will adjust to Yordan Alvarez, but that won’t matter (Houston Sportsmap)
But the real question is whether or not he can catch up to Christian Yelich before the end of the season (The Runner Sports)
Houston will be targeting pitching as the trade deadline approaches (Texas Sports Nation)
Aledmys Díaz seems to be well on the road to recovery (Houston Chronicle)
Francis Martes is available to come off the restricted list but won’t be activated due to visa issues (Houston Chronicle)
There’s a new space-themed celebration going on at Minute Maid (ABC 13)
The family of the little girl struck by a ball at MMP have detailed the extent of her injuries and it’s not pretty (ESPN)

Around the League

Here’s a list of buyers and sellers and everyone in between as we head towards the trade deadline (Sports Illustrated)
Kimbrel will officially join the Cubs today (AP News)
Cavan Biggio had a little chat with FanGraphs about hitting (FanGraphs)
Ben Gamel has the fastest inside-the-park home run of 2019 (MLB.com)
The London Series is a homecoming for the Baseball Brit (USA Today)