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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 3rd, 2019

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MLB: JUL 02 Astros at Rockies Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Astros News

Both teams broke out the bats in last night’s slugfest, but it was the Astros who outlasted the Rockies to take the first game 9-8 (Houston Chronicle)
Jose Urquidy performed adequately for his MLB debut at the launching pad of Coors Field, and here he is talking about it after the game (Twitter)
But it was Yuli who has been providing the offensive spark recently, which came after a conversation with Carlos Beltran (Texas Sports Nation)
Altuve passed a very big name last night to take over 2nd place for Astros with 3+ hit games (Twitter)
These pitchers have high spin rates, the Astros like high spin rates, sounds like trade targets to me (Astros County)
It looks as though time has run out on former top prospect AJ Reed, who was DFA yesterday (MLB Trade Rumors)
Gary Pettis has undergone knee surgery and will be absent from the field until after the ASG (Houston Chronicle)
A woman fractured her jaw when she was struck by a foul ball during batting practice at MMP last month, and is calling for netting changes (ABC 13)

Around the League

The Angels won one for Skaggs in yesterday’s match against the Rangers (
And Nats pitcher Patrick Corbin honored his late friend by wearing his number 45 during last night’s game (CUT4)
Marwin Gonzalez busted out his arm cannon for this outfield assist in yesterday’s game (MLB Video)
If you’ve got money to burn, you can bid on a chance to sit in the booth with A-Rod for a Sunday Night Baseball game (ESPN)
Carson Fulmer, Lucas Giolito, and Clayton Richard sat with FanGraphs to chat about how they developed their changeups (FanGraphs)
Celebrate the 4th of July with a little google doodle baseball (Mashable)