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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 1st, 2019

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Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Astros News

Thank you to the slump-bustin’ Mariners for giving the Astros what they needed in the form of a weekend series sweep (Houston Chronicle)
And here are three takeaways from the final game of that series (MLB.com)
It also served as a reminder to the M’s for how far they have to go to compete in this division (Lookout Landing)
Because, and let’s be clear, the AL West goes through Houston (Houston Sportsmap)
A city that will be well represented this year with 6 players in the ASG (The Runner Sports)
Jake Kaplan opened his mailbag to talk about pitching trade targets and the roster crunch (The Athletic, $$$)
Here’s the latest gallery from the Astros with some sights from the Seattle series (Mission Control)
LMJ had a pretty big announcement over the weekend as it looks like we may be getting a little LMJJ (KHOU 11)

Around the League

The Effectively Wild podcast has a few takeaways from the London series (FanGraphs)
A series that featured a combined 65 hits(!) and 50 runs(!!) in just two games(!!!) (MLB.com)
The Homerun Derby competition is starting to come into focus as 5 sluggers have been selected to compete (MLB.com)
Including Vlad Guerrero Jr, who becomes the youngest player to ever participate (AP News)
In yet another Mets comedy of errors, the team held a ceremony to commemorate the 1969 team and announced two living members as dead (Sporting News)
The Rays’ Brendan McKay is the two-way player that other teams should try to emulate as opposed to Ohtani (The Ringer)
The Cubs may know a thing or two about fan interference, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow (ESPN)
Jose Canseco and Lonely Island is the collaboration you never knew you needed and probably still don’t (StereoGum)