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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 11th, 2019

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Astros News

The worm turned rather violently as the A’s punched the Astros right in the gut with a 21-7 loss (Houston Chronicle)
A big part of that was Wade Miley’s latest craptastic start, which holds ramifications for October if he can’t get it together (The Athletic, $$$)
And those games have Miley searching for solutions (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
But all that aside, the Astros have easily been one of the best teams in baseball thanks to stellar pitching and an explosive offense (USA Today)
And just to put a little emphasis on that, the Astros offense set a new club record for homers in a season last night (Sports Radio 610)
But is the team peaking too soon? (The Runner Sports)
There’s a solid case to be made for Alex Bregman as AL MVP (
The Round Rock Express will get a boost for their championship series as Correa will rehab there starting Friday (Houston Chronicle)
The Astros commemorated Alvarez’s ridiculous moonshot by changing the seat it hit to orange (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of seats, here’s how you can get some of the ones removed from Minute Maid if you were interested (KHOU 11)
Let’s all laugh at CUT4, who devoted a lot of page space just to say that the playoffs are a crap shoot for the Astros like we didn’t already know that (CUT4)

Around the League

In what looks to be the final nail in the coffin of the Brewers’ postseason chances, Christian Yelich is out for the rest of the season with a fractured kneecap (AP News)
In the meantime, the Dodgers have clinched their division for the seventh straight year (
Johnny Cueto made his return from TJ surgery last night, and looked spectacular doing it (ESPN)
The Cardinals are deep in the thick of a playoff run and a big reason for that is prospect-turned-phenom pitcher Jack Flaherty (The Ringer)
The Rockies’ Trevor Story has started to turn some heads with his defense as well as his bat (FanGraphs)