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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 27th, 2019

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Astros News

The regular season is starting to wind down and here are 11 Astros who will be competing for a postseason spot (The Athletic, $$$)
One player who is already a lock is Yordan Alvarez, and his biggest question is whether or not he’ll be the unanimous Rookie of the Year (
The Astros have a chance to become the first MLB team with the most strikeouts on the mound and the least at the plate (Wall Street Journal, $$$)
It also helps that they have the two leading candidates for the AL Cy Young (
One of whom might have a certain supermodel to thank when it comes to saving his career (Bleacher Report)
Though he’s not on the CY shortlist, Wade Miley has been sparkling in the Astros’ rotation and should secure a nice payday (
Speaking of excellent offseason acquisitions, Michael Brantley has been one of the best in the majors (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)

Around the League

Charlie Morton is coming home and I’m not crying, you’re crying (Tampa Bay Times)
And for Morton, it’s about returning to the place where he turned his career completely around (ESPN)
Speaking of former Astros pitchers, it looks like Keuchel has recaptured his CY form in Atlanta (Sports Illustrated)
These players returning from injury have the potential to swing playoff odds across the league (The Ringer)
Boston fans got rick-rolled by the Padres and it was pure magic (Sporting News)
Apparently Trevor Bauer doesn’t really miss a whole lot about Cleveland (CBS Sports)
LeBron James has opinions about Ken Griffey Jr’s swing, and they’re not wrong (CUT4)