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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 8th, 2019

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Astros News

Last night’s game was pretty boring until it wasn’t when Chirinos walked it off in the 11th (Sports Radio 610)
And you can check out the video of that walkoff hit and Gurriel’s wild slide at home here (
It was also a big night for Gerrit Cole, who turned it up a notch to strike out 14 after a shaky first inning (Texas Sports Nation)
Let’s not forget the heroics of Cionel Perez, who was able to give some much-needed rest to a tired bullpen (
Collin McHugh’s recovery from an elbow injury is progressing well (Houston Chronicle)
Forrest Whitley also looks to be on the mend and will resume throwing again soon (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Everyone’s favorite grumpy baseball Grandpa Jon Smoltz is increasingly at odds with baseball’s “let the kids play” mantra (Sports Illustrated)
The manager’s role has diminished in the sport, so why are they the first to be blamed when things go south? (The Athletic, $$$)
It’s one disaster after another for the Mets, who had a lot of high hopes heading into 2019 (Bleacher Report)
Now that Keuchel is off the market we can finally wrap up the 2018-19 free agent season (The Ringer)
Anyone who says baseball is not a contact sport should tell that to Mitch Haniger’s ruptured testicle (ESPN)
Baseball sky is my kind of sky (CUT4)