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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 16th, 2019

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Astros News

It was another let down from the pitching staff as the Astros lost the series opener to the A’s (Houston Chronicle)
Last night’s game also showed that there is no quick fix for Aaron Sanchez (Sporting News)
But one highlight we saw was Correa hitting his 99th and 100th career home run (Astros.com)
It looks as though Cole will be back in the rotation by next week (NBC Sports)
And here are five critical factors attached to that injury (Houston Sportsmap)
Has Yordan Alvarez had the best start to an MLB career ever? (MLB.com)
LMJ hit a milestone on the road to recovery from Tommy John surgery (Houston Chronicle)
The Astros have uncovered a pitching gem while sifting through the shortstop pile (The Runner Sports)
Round Rock has released the 2020 schedule for those of you looking for a Hill Country trip next year (Round Rock Express)

Around the League

Robot umps are creeping closer to the majors, and here’s how some players feel about that (The Athletic, $$$)
The Indians obliterated the Yankees last night and managed a feat not seen in over 100 years (MLB.com)
Yu Darvish became just the second MLB pitcher to have four straight games with 8+ strikeouts and no walks (ESPN)
The Cubs ultimately took the loss in that one though, thanks to a Bryce Harper grand slam that sent Philadelphia into histrionics (CUT4)
And it would have given the Nats a picture of what they’re missing if they weren’t too busy loving on Juan Soto (Sports Illustrated)
Expect a lot more minor jokes and puns as the Rangers and Mike Minor discuss an extension (MLB Trade Rumors)