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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 6th, 2019

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Astros News

Jake Kaplan opened up his mailbag to look at the future of the rotation as well as the organization’s playoff aspirations (The Athletic, $$$)
In a small sample size it appears as though the Astros may be salvaging yet another pitcher’s career (FanGraphs)
At the very least, Aaron Sanchez’s improvement with the Astros is just more of the same for the team (Beyond the Box Score)
The Astros are setting trends all over the place, including the refusal to hand out intentional walks (Wall Street Journal)
Here are some possible scenarios for the Astros as we start to slide towards the back end of the season (Houston Sportsmap)
Take it from Carlos Beltran: the Astros crushed the trade deadline (TMZ Sports)
The Astros will be giving out replica NL Champion rings on August 19th (Houston Chronicle)
Good Guy George Springer will hosted his second youth baseball camp at Friendswood this past week (ABC 13)

Around the League

MLB has released the postseason playoff schedule for 2019 (Houston Chronicle)
But the season’s not over yet, so let’s take a look at possible award winners this year (Sports Illustrated)
It’s the Year of the Home Run, and here are 20 facts to really drive that home (ESPN)
Will the Dodgers be able to fix Tyler White’s fastball problem? (FanGraphs)
Old friend Jonathan Villar hit for the cycle in last night’s game (NBC Sports)
Too bad it happened in a game where the Yankees set the MLB record for homers in an opponent’s ballpark (AP News)
The Rangers have released a statement apologizing for a fan’s racist remarks about Hispanics at one of their games (Sporting News)