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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 28th, 2019

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Things got ugly in yesterday’s 10-0 rout of the Astros (Houston Chronicle)
So let’s ignore it! Three Astros made the cut as starters for the All-Star Game (
And here’s Springer, Brantley, and Bregman all talking about that honor (MLB Video)
Chandler Rome opened up his mailbag to talk about the need for pitching help (Texas Sports Nation)
Either way, the Astros have some work to do to make up on lost ground (Houston Sportsmap)
Here’s a quick update on Yordan Alvarez’s knee discomfort (
Here’s a profile of Cy Sneed to go with his MLB debut in yesterday’s game (The Runner Sports)
It’s a question as old as time itself: What’s your favorite Astros uniform? (KHOU 11)
Springer is gearing up to host his 5th Annual Bowling Charity Event (ABC 13)

Around the League

The lineups are now officially set for the 2019 All-Star Game (MLB Trade Rumors)
Baseball has gone past the point of “Too Many Homers” (FanGraphs)
Mostly because, yes Virginia, the baseballs are juiced (The Athletic, $$$)
Kimbrel made his 2019 debut as a member of the Chicago Cubs yesterday (
But it was the Cookie Monster who stole the show (CUT4)
There’s a lot of baseball history in Britain, so why has it never really taken off there? (AP News)
Vanderbilt is the College World Series champs for 2019, and here are 10 fun facts about the team (Tennesean)
The 13-year-old ump caught in the middle of that idiotic little league brawl will attend a Rockies-Dodgers game as a guest of MLB ump Chris Guccione (Sporting News)