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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 7th, 2019

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Astros News

While defensive miscues and one bad pitch tarnished Greinke’s Astro debut, the bats managed to salvage things with an 11-6 rout of the Rockies (Houston Chronicle)
The boys in the dugout are getting ready for what should be a fun Player’s Weekend (Astros.com)
What do the Astros know about pitching that everyone else is missing? (Sports Illustrated)
The Ringer, in their latest podcast, explores whether or not other teams should even trade with the Astros (The Ringer)
Looks like Josh James won’t be taking the mound for Houston until at least September (Houston Chronicle)
And Brent Strom will be out for the next two series as he recovers from surgery (Houston Chronicle)
Ryan Pressly started his rehab assignment with a scoreless inning in Corpus last night (Houston Chronicle)
Jose Cruz is a Latino Legend for the city of Houston (La Vida Baseball)

Around the League

Here are the most improved farm systems after the trade deadline (MLB.com)
Don’t look now but the Mets are suddenly making things interesting in the NL playoff picture (FanGraphs)
They also held a press conference for a player’s new puppy, because Mets (Daily News)
Jon Lester referred to himself as the Cubs’ rotation’s “weakest link” after the A’s slapped him around yesterday (ESPN)
The Rays system knows how to pull a prank, just ask manager Kevin Nash about his Player’s Weekend nickname (Sporting News)
A family that was the victim of racial harassment has been offered free tickets to different game by the Rangers (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
The FBI is investigating fraud in the trading card world when it comes to the rating system (USA Today)