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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 23rd, 2019

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros obliterated the A’s in the first game of the series to hand them their first back-to-back losses in over a month (Sports Radio 610)
And it all kicked off with a strike from the son of Neal Armstrong (CUT4)
That game also saw Yordan Alvarez become the fastest player to reach 35 RBI’s to start a career (ESPN)
Gerrit Cole also had a big night, becoming the second fastest player to reach 200 K’s in a season (
Jeff Luhnow had a recent chat about the Astros’ search for pitching and catching help (MLB Trade Rumors)
Josh James will be rested for a spell to help him deal with arm fatigue (Houston Chronicle)
Who gets the ax when Correa returns from the IL? (The Athletic, $$$)
Forrest Whitley is looking ready to return to action with a “season reset” (Houston Chronicle)
You can check out some of the Astros’ wrestling names here (The Runner Sports)
Or, if you prefer superhero themes, check out Jett Reddick’s baby shower here (ABC 13)

Around the League

Teams are looking to make a deal at the deadline, and here are some bad decisions waiting to be made (Bleacher Report)
And the Giants are on the cusp of making one, but aren’t sure which is which (FanGraphs)
The Mets’ Jeff McNeil has no time for your talk of OPS when there’s a BA to be had (Wall Street Journal)
Ken Giles is now elite apparently, much to the delight of the looking-to-sell Blue Jays (MLB Trade Rumors)
Yesterday marked the White Sox as the first team to debut foul-pole-to-foul-pole netting* (AP News)
The Twins turned a triple play on the Yanks yesterday and then proceeded to clobber them (
This little girl rocked some fly ball catches to show that, yes, she belongs on a baseball field (CUT4)

*The Nationals were also set to debut netting, but their game was rained out.