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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 22nd, 2019

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros earned the sweep over the Rangers with the help of Michael Brantley’s red-hot bat yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
And here are some takeaways from that series (Texas Sports Nation)
Josh James left the last game early though, and here’s Hinch talking about it afterwards (Twitter)
The Astros’ rookie pitchers really shined over the weekend and helped bring home the sweep (Houston Press)
So expect Urquidy to stick around for a bit, or at least until a trade is made (House of Houston)
It’ll be a four-man rotation for the Astros until the trade deadline thanks to some extra off days baked into the schedule (Houston Chronicle)
Here’s the latest news on Correa and Diaz and their return from the IL (MLB Trade Rumors)
Seems like a good time of year to make some trade proposals (KHOU 11)
In case you didn’t notice, the Astros were pretty heavily involved in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing (The Runner Sports)
And it turns out that the Apollo 11 crew was talking baseball before the landing (CUT4)

Around the League

It was Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown, which is always a chance to celebrate baseball’s best (ESPN)
Stephen Strasburg has slowly morphed into the Ace he was always supposed to be (The Ringer)
Here are five relievers that some contenders may be circling as we approach the deadline (Sports Illustrated)
A foul ball struck another child at a baseball game and now Francisco Lindor is calling for extended netting (FOX 8)
Baseball in Portland has a pickled legacy (The Hardball Times)