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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 10th, 2019

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MLB: All Star Game-National League at American League Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

It was a fun ASG for Houston fans as it was all Astros in the early goings (Houston Chronicle)
The four Astros starters had a blast and talked about how fun it was to play in the exhibition match (Astros.com)
Here’s Michael Brantley talking with Ken Rosenthal on the field after the game (FOX Sports)
And here’s Alex Bregman classing it up in the locker room (Twitter - Mark Berman)
Justin Verlander and Rob Manfred are in a bit of a back-and-forth over juiced balls (Texas Sports Nation)
But Verlander’s true expertise lies in getting a good night’s rest (New York Times)
Looks like the Astros might be kicking the tires on a Noah Syndergaard trade (Sporting News)
Here are two keys to the second half of the season for the Astros (House of Houston)
Gerrit Cole recently talked about his upcoming free agent status (MLB Trade Rumors)
Will Osuna’s eligibility for the postseason last year be the impetus for change in the rules for suspended players violating MLB’s domestic policy? (Houston Chronicle)
The Astros have released a two-part gallery with pics from the ASG here and here (Mission Control)

Around the League

The NL made it interesting in last night’s game, but ultimately fell to the AL for the 7th straight Midsummer Classic (MLB.com)
Shane Bieber took home the hardware for MVP in that game after striking out the side in the 5th* (MLB.com)
It was certainly one of the better All Star Games to watch in a good long while (USA Today)
And it was great to see the fans and players support Carlos Carrasco, who is currently undergoing treatment for Leukemia (Sporting News)
It wasn’t all smiles last night though, as the scoreboard operation left something to be desired (AP News)
Here are the winners and losers from the 2019 All Star Game (The Ringer)
My pick for big winner from last night has to be a miced up Freddie Freeman batting in the first (CUT4)

*Should have been Michael Brantley but I’m not bitter at all that the league apparently wanted to give it to an Indian for the optics. I mean, the AL wouldn’t have even had a lead for him to preserve if it wasn’t Brantley, but that’s neither here nor there. Either way I’m not sweating it because, like I said, I’m not bitter about that garbage award for jerks. NOT BITTER AT ALL.