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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 26th, 2019

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Chicago White Sox v Houston Astros
Thank you, Tony Kemp.
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Astros News

The Astros have traded Tyler White to the Dodgers in exchange for AA RHP Andre Scrubb (Houston Chronicle)

So let’s get to know a little bit more about the newest Astro, Andre Scrubb (The Runner Sports)

The Astros will also part ways with Tony Kemp who will be designated for assignment upon the activation of Carlos Correa off the IL today. (Astros.com)

So let’s take a moment to soak in each and every hug for homer Tony Kemp has given the city of Houston (Houston Chronicle)

And how Tony was so 80 grade at hugging, that a father-to-be hugged Tony before his pregnant wife after Tony helped them with the gender reveal (ABC 13)

And look at an article from 2015 how the 5’6” infielder that wasn’t Altuve broke out (MiLB.com)

The Brothers Gurriel are having career seasons and are supporting each other throughout (MLB.com)

Too much hassle being one of the first 10,000 fans for a giveaway? Astros announce that 6 of the remaining giveaways will be for all fans, not just the first 10,000, including a Nolan Ryan Jersey and 5 bobbleheads. (KHOU 11)

Remember this amazing photo if this young Justin Verlander fan grows up to be a baseball star (CUT4)

Remember the Joe West 2018 ALCS Game 4? Let’s unrepress some memories (Texas Sports Nation $$$)

Where will Gerritt Cole pitch in 2020? Here are the three most likely destinations (Houston Sportsmap)

Around the League

Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement from baseball after 13 seasons (CBS Sports)

But he’s not going away. In fact he’s coming down to Texas to be a UT Longhorns baseball assistant coach (Austin-American Statesman)

As the trade deadline nears, the word is the Mets are looking to move Thor rather than Wheeler (MLB Trade Rumors)

But the Giants may have changed directions and may not only not trade Bumgarner, but actually be deadline buyers (MLB Trade Rumors)

Pinch Hitting is the most effective it has ever been in over 50 years (Baseball Prospectus)

The Surprising Wunderkind Leading the Braves’ Playoff Push (Spoiler: it’s not Kid Keuchel, it’s MIke Soroka) (The Ringer)

Destroyer of Astros is a destroyer of baseballs. Nelson Cruz socks 3 homers in 3 at bats against the White Sox (MLB.com)

Reigning Cy Young winner Blake Snell heads to the IL after arthroscopic elbow surgery in his throwing arm (MLB.com)

The Robot Umpire Overlords are here and have begun their domination of humans in the Atlantic League. The home plate umpire’s earpiece and other artifacts from the first game called by the baseball equivalent of HAL are headed to Cooperstown (Washington Post)

Like position players pitching? How about position players earning a save pitching? Orioles outfielder Steve Wilkerson was the first to do it last night (Fox News)