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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 12th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros dropped their second straight game to the A’s last night after Josh James faltered in the 6th inning (Sports Radio 610)
But before that was a stellar appearance by Jose Urquidy, who might be running up against an innings limit in his first big league season (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
But there is some good news as it appears that Yuli will make his return this Friday (Houston Chronicle)
I never get tired of deep dives into Justin Verlander’s pitching, and this one is a doozy (The Hardball Times)
I am tired of Wade Miley’s recent struggles though, and here’s what the Astros could do if he doesn’t improve (Houston Sportsmap)
Jose Altuve and Roger Clemens joined in honoring first responders yesterday (Astros.com)
There’s a spot open on the playoff roster for one of the young Astros to seize (Houston Chronicle)
The Astros and Yankees are on a collision course for October, so who has the most to add from their IL? (FOX Sports)
The success of the Astros and Dodgers have other teams trying to play catch up (USA Today)

Around the League

Pete Alonso surprised the Mets by buying custom 9/11 cleats for the team to wear yesterday (AP News)
The Year of the Home Run is now official as MLB sets a new record for single season bombs (MLB.com)
And it was old friend Jonathan Villar that put the league over the top (Houston Chronicle)
Let’s take a look back at the most memorable and infamous of those long balls (ESPN)
The playoffs are right around the corner so now is a good time to review the upcoming storylines (Sports Illustrated)
The Rockies have absolutely collapsed in the second half, so could a trade of Nolan Arenado be in the cards? (The Athletic, $$$)