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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 15th, 2019

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

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Astros News

The White Sox were able to punch above their weight and take the series from Houston yesterday (Houston Chronicle)
Which was not a great development for a team looking to secure home field advantage in the playoffs (Houston Chronicle)
There was some good news to be had though, as it appears that Cole’s injury is not a serious one (ESPN)
Yordan Alvarez has really burst onto the scene in historic fashion (
So much so that he’s completely upended AJ’s roster construction (The Athletic, $$$)
Verlander continues to bolster his case for his second Cy Young (Call to the Pen)
Something is brewing across the street from MMP as an Astros-affiliated company just purchased a 1.738 parcel of land (ABC 13)

Around the League

Albert Pujols is now the all-time leader in hits for foreign born players (
Meanwhile, Clayton Kershaw hit his own milestone and tied Sandy Koufax on the Dodgers’ wins list (
The Phillies’ season hangs in the balance as it looks like Jake Arrieta is out for the rest of the year with an elbow issue (AP News)
Fernando Tatis Jr has been a revelation for the Padres (FanGraphs)
The A’s have given Matt Harvey another shot at pitching with a minor league contract (ESPN)
Brian Cashman had a run in with police thanks to a case of mistaken identity (Sporting News)
Wiffle Ball is on the rise as one of the nation’s fastest growing competitive sports (the Ringer)