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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 19th, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros finally pinged the win column again as they took the finale against the A’s 4-1 (Houston Chronicle)
The game also featured Zack Greinke’s 200th win, making him the third active pitcher to hit that mark (House of Houston)
Aledmys Diaz has been placed on the IL after an overnight stay in the hospital due to dizziness (ESPN)
But there is some good injury news as it seems that Cole will make his next start this week (Houston Chronicle)
The league adjusted to Yordan Alvarez and he adjusted right back (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Tucker Time is right around the corner for the Astros (The Athletic, $$$)
So is Player’s Weekend, and here are the origins of all of the Astros’ nicknames (Astros.com)
Reid Ryan has been inducted into the Round Rock Express’ Hall of Fame (Mission Control)

Around the League

In a victory for minor leaguers, a court ruling will make it easier for them to seek a wage increase as a class action (Forbes)
The Mets’ Pete Alonso has broken the NL’s rookie home run record with a month and a half to go (Sporting News)
Ronald Acuna Jr was benched for not hustling out of the box and turning a potential double into a guaranteed single (MLB.com)
To the surprise of absolutely no one we have reached peak Mike Trout, again (FanGraphs)
Yusei Kikuchi turned in his first complete game and shutout with a 2-hit gem in Toronto (Kyodo News)
Jack White went to a Nats game, left early to play a show, and then returned to finish the 14-inning marathon game (Yahoo Sports)
Come and read the story of John Dillinger, the promising semi-pro baseball player (Star Press)