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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 19th, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A big thank you to Bilbos for the emergency coverage of the Boil yesterday after I woke up with no power in my house. He is a gentleman and a scholar.

Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here

Astros News

The Astros managed the series split last night with a solid, all-around 6-2 victory over the Angels (Houston Chronicle)
The win came during a night game on a getaway day, a scheduling quirk that Astros players were not happy about (ESPN)
What’s going on with Chirinos’ extended slump? (The Athletic, $$$)
Maybe ask Chandler Rome, who weighs the possibility of a change at catcher in his latest mailbag (Texas Sports Nation)
But the main need at the trade deadline is still pitching (Sporting News)
So maybe a little Marcus Stroman in our lives wouldn’t be so bad (House of Houston)
But really there are several positions that could receive a band aid (The Runner Sports)
Kyle Tucker got his first AAA start at 1st base last night (Houston Chronicle)
Now is your chance to get yourself a Ric Flair styled Astros robe (KHOU 11)
Aledmys Diaz recently sat down to talk about his time with Cardinals and his newest club (KMOV 4)
Astros parents, please talk to your children about when to throw back home run balls (CUT4)

Around the League

There was an epic Aaron Boone ejection in the Bronx last night, and here it is in all its hot mic glory (Twitter)
Even with the possibility of a Wild Card the Rangers should consider moving Mike Minor, preferably before tonight’s game (FanGraphs)
All those Nationals obits from earlier in the season seem a little premature now (Sports Illustrated)
Here are five trends that could define the future of the game (The Ringer)
Max Muncy is slaying pitchers with one-liners as much as his bat (MLB.com)