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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 8th, 2019

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MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros head into the break on a high note with a walkoff win against the Angels in the bottom of the 10th (Houston Chronicle)
But that note was soured after a nasty collision at the plate between Lucroy and Marisnick (Houston Chronicle)
I don’t usually link to other links pages, but this one includes the best and most complete breakdown of the collision itself that I’ve seen (Astros County)
Marisnick apologized and some other Astros weighed in after the game (ABC 13)
Noted hothead Yadier Molina also weighed in on the hit with some choice words (Yahoo Sports)
Here are the non-collision related takeaways from the Angels series (Texas Sports Nation)
The Astros will split up Verlander and Cole in the second half and insert Wade Miley between them (The Athletic, $$$)
Here’s the story of how the Astros were able to pry Yordan Alvarez from the Dodgers (LA Times)
Here’s a profile on one of the Astros organization’s newest players, Jordan Brewer (The Runner Sports)
Let’s also preview the Astros in the second half (Houston Sportsmap)

Around the League

Here are the players who made the most noise at yesterday’s Futures Game (MLB.com)
And here’s the preview for tonight’s Home Run Derby, which gets underway at 7 pm CDT (MLB.com)
So let’s handicap the participants in tonight’s derby (Sports Illustrated)
The Mets are looking at ruining Joe Girardi’s career by making him their manager (Sporting News)
The Reds had quite the look going with throwback sleeveless vests in yesterday’s game (CUT4)
Francisco Cervelli will retire from catching after suffering his sixth concussion (ESPN)