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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 5th, 2019

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MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

JV bolstered his CY resume and smothered the Mariners’ offense yesterday in order to complete the sweep (KHOU 11)
He also joined history thanks to yet another 200-strikeout season (Sporting News)
The Astros have compiled one of the better rotations in MLB this season, but let’s not start sizing up rings just yet (AP News)
A rotation that includes Gerrit Cole, who is gonna get PAID this offseason (Bleacher Report)
I don’t know if y’all noticed but the Astros thew a combined no-no on Saturday, and here are some of the player’s reactions (La Vida Baseball)
A big part of the credit for that feat goes to newly reacquired catcher Martin Maldonado (
As well as new pitcher Aaron Sanchez, who the Astros have a clear plan for (Sporting News)
Newest reliever Joe Biagini was also involved, and reporters may need to up their humor game with him (The Runner Sports)
Reymin Guduan has been suspended for the rest of the season due to a violation of team rules (Houston Chronicle)
Alex Bregman has an idea what you can do with your off days for the red-hot Astros (Texas Sports Nation)
The Chron’s got you covered with injury updates for Ryan Pressly, Brad Peacock, and Brent Strom (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

So how did the trade deadline shift the power rankings for MLB? (Sports Illustrated)
Did the Tigers really whiff on trading for either Alex Bregman or Javier Baez? (Detroit Free Press)
Chris Sale and Alex Cora were ejected in yesterday’s game against the Yankees, and they probably had a point (Sporting News)
The Yankees could field one of the better teams in the league from their IL alone (For the Win)
The Twins are in the midst of a historic season and still might miss out on winning the division (The Ringer)
Shane Bieber may want to have a chat with Topps about which Bieber he actually is (CBS Sports)
Tony Kemp seems to be enjoying his new team, and all the luck to him (CUT4)