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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 26th, 2019

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MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Framber Valdez looked really shaky before he looked really good as the Astros won the weekend finale to sweep the Angels (Sports Radio 610)
But the goal isn’t series sweeps at this point, it’s home field advantage in the playoffs (
It helps that Bregman has been showing some power and set a new mark for homers in a season (
It would also help if Ryan Pressly can return before the end of the season, which he’s determined to do (Houston Chronicle)
Kyle Tucker has posted his first 30-30 season in the minors (Houston Chronicle)
And when he makes it back to the majors, he’ll hopefully be another part of an Astros team that just keeps improving (ESPN+, $$$)
Here’s a roundup of that potential callup and what to expect for Houston as we enter the final part of the season (Houston Sportsmap)
It was a good day for good dogs at MMP yesterday, and here are the pictures to prove it (Mission Control)

Around the League

Louisiana has brought home the championship for the Little League World Series (
For all those who think it’s going to be the Dodgers in the World Series, you might want to see what the Braves are doing (ESPN)
The Players Weekend uniforms reviews are in, and the consensus is that they were awful (Sporting News)
So much so that the Cubs went rogue and wore their regular caps during Friday’s game (Chicago Tribune)
The Indians’ playoff chances took a blow as Jose Ramirez went on the IL with a hamate bone injury (Call to the Pen)
Gleyber Torres has the Yankees’ future looking pretty bright (La Vida Baseball)
While Aaron Judge does the same for the present, especially for this fan he promised a homer to (CUT4)
Max Stassi had one of the weirder trade deadlines in 2019 (The Athletic, $$$)