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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 20th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros got off on the right foot with a win over the Tigers to take the first game of the homestand (Sports Radio 610)
But there was some bad news as Correa’s back flared up during the game and he is now day-to-day (
Unfortunately, concern for Correa is becoming far too common for the Astros (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
It looks very likely that Cole will be back on Thursday and here’s what to watch for in his return (KHOU 11)
Speaking of returns, fans were happy to see the return of Brent Strom on this homestand (Houston Chronicle)
For those still reeling from the Astros’ awful road trip, just remember that that’s baseball sometimes (Houston Sportsmap)
It also helps that the Astros have one of the most intimidating lineups in baseball (FOX Sports)
And that they have one of the better young execs in the game in the form of Pete Putila (The Athletic, $$$)
It’s official, the Astros have extended the safety netting at MMP (KHOU 11)
They have also released the 2020 Spring Training schedule (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Carlos Carrasco has started a rehab game in a big step forward on his return from the IL after being diagnosed with Leukemia (
Boston’s playoff hopes took another big hit as Chris Sale will be shut down for the rest of the season (AP News)
Lifelong MLB Players are none too happy with changes going on in the sport today (USA Today)
Baseball and Softball will return to the Olympics next year, and here’s a primer on what you need to know (C|net)
It’s a youth movement all across baseball, and here are the leaders for that (The Ringer)
Billy Hamilton and The Freeze are now both in Atlanta, and they should definitely race (CUT4)
But I think that “The Fridge” is now the better promotion for baseball (The Loop)