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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 3rd, 2019

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Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

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Astros News

It took 12 innings but the Astros broke out the brooms for the weekend sweep of the Athletics yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
Chandler Rome laid out the takeaways from that series here (Texas Sports Nation)
Myles Straw was impressive in Oakland, including this jaw-dropping catch Saturday (
But Sunday was his day to shine on the base paths, and here he is talking with Julia about his big game (
JV had himself a game on Saturday as well, continuing to add to history (Houston Chronicle)
The PAC 12 Network has released a three-part series on AJ Hinch’s baseball journey, and you can find them here (PAC 12 Network)
It’s definitely worth watching considering Hinch is the driving force behind the ‘Stros success (Houston Sportsmap)
Even with their lineup gutted Round Rock is still winning, which is a testament to Houston’s depth (The Statesman)
It’s also a testament to one of the best development programs in the league, and here’s how the Astros built that system (The Ringer)

Around the League

The MLB draft kicks off tonight, so here’s a primer on how to watch (
Jay Bruce has been traded from Seattle to Philadelphia as the Mariners hot 2019 start has officially fizzled out (AP News)
And they now find themselves “deep in sell mode” as they stare into the abyss (MLB Trade Rumors)
Speaking of a cold and uncaring universe for other baseball team’s fans, Joey Gallo was placed on the IL yesterday (ESPN)
Keuchel and Kimbrel are no longer attached to qualifying offers, so who’s gonna pay them? (The Athletic, $$$)
Texas A&M came all the back from a 9-1 deficit in the 7th to walk off and eliminate West Virginia with a 9th inning grand slam (
But were unfortunately eliminated themselves by Duke later that afternoon (
I like my women like I like my baseball games: Covered in bees! (CUT4)