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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 14th, 2019

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MLB: Game Two-Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

It was a split in yesterday’s doubleheader after the Astros dropped the second game to the White Sox (KHOU 11)
But the biggest concern was the last second scratch of Gerrit Cole from his start due to a hamstring issue (ESPN)
Cole’s comments show that he doesn’t believe it’s serious though (Sporting News)
Bregman was also a scratch from yesterday’s nightcap thanks to soreness from a pitch he was hit by in Baltimore (Houston Chronicle)
Joe Biagini will take one for the team and head to AAA after tossing three innings in yesterday’s impromptu bullpen game (CBS Sports)
JV has a solid chance to win the Cy Young and give up the most home runs in the majors, so how did we get here? (Bleacher Report)
BtBS says what we’ve all been thinking and notes that everyone should be rooting for the Astros this season (Beyond the Box Score)
Will Cal Stevenson become the jewel of the trade with the Blue Jays this year? (The Runner Sports)
The Astros have added a Zack Greinke jersey giveaway to their promotions this year (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

It’s an age old debate: Who’s better, the Astros, Dodgers, or Yankees? (ESPN)
Chris Sale has made it to the 2,000 strikeout plateau (AP News)
Missing CFM is especially easy considering that he’s in the middle of his best season (FanGraphs)
It was all about the hype at an auction where AAA phenom Luis Robert’s signed card went for $50G, but the “last out” glove from the 2016 WS didn’t sell (Chicago Tribune)
The 20-somethings in baseball are reinvigorating enthusiasm in the sport (538 Sports)
The NL Wild Card looks to be one of the hottest races in the game (Sports Illustrated)
M’s catcher Tom Murphy was so pumped about his homer that he did a cartwheel in the dugout (CUT4)