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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 28th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros dismantled Rays’ pitching last night on their way to a 15-1 victory (Sports Radio 610)
But before that they paid tribute to Charlie Morton with this video, and the stadium had all the feels (Twitter)
Verlander had some feels of his own last night when he was ejected in the 6th (MLB.com)
And here’s a breakdown of how it all unfolded (Jomboy Media)
Recent games seem to be a preview of how Hinch will handle the catching corps in the postseason (The Athletic, $$$)
Yordan Alvarez could join an elite group with a “small sample size” Rookie of the Year Award (Astros.com)
Josh Reddick seems to be turning things around lately, and that may be due to a towel (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
The Astros are hoping that Josh James will be ready to rejoin the team after his next rehab outing (Houston Chronicle)
Aledmys Diaz just finished his and the team has sent Straw back down to AAA in his stead (Astros.com)
It looks as though Forrest Whitley will head to the Arizona Fall League (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

In an absolute tragedy Rays’ minor leaguer Blake Bevins lost his wife, child, and mother-in-law in a triple homicide yesterday (ESPN)
The Royals’ owner is in discussions to sell the team (MLB Trade Rumors)
Here are some of the better leaderboard races going on right now (MLB.com)
The Yankees beat Kershaw this weekend with the long ball, but can they do the same against the Astros? (Pinstripe Alley)
Christian Yellich tussled with a woman and Twitter and then changed his walk up music to suit (Sporting News)
All-slider outings are starting to crop up more often in baseball, creating a new trend (FanGraphs)
Justin Turner has been suspended one game for bumping an ump during an argument (CBS Sports)
This Giants’ rookie pitcher is the perfect picture of a submariner (CUT4)