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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 16th, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros teed off on the hapless Royals to take the sweep and lower their magic number to 5 (Houston Chronicle)
It was also a game that featured a quite welcome bounce back outing from Wade Miley and five hits from Josh Reddick (
Check out the story of how Altuve bounced back from knee surgery and a slow start to have yet another stellar season (The Athletic, $$$)
Trout’s season is over so does that mean that Alex Bregman has a shot at the AL MVP? (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
As good as you think Yordan Alvarez is, you’re still probably selling him short (FanGraphs)
It looks as though Correa could return to the lineup as early as tomorrow against the Rangers (
The pitching rotation is on pace to break an MLB record for most double-digit strikeout games in a season (House of Houston)
Though Greinke isn’t adding much to that stat, his eight different pitch types are still a sight to behold (538 Sports)
The Astros’ young players have been impressive recently, giving a bit of a bright outlook for the future of the lineup (Houston Sportsmap)
But has the play been good enough to see Urquidy or Abreu added to the postseason roster? (The Runner Sports)

Around the League

As I said earlier, Mike Trout is out for the rest of the season with foot surgery to address a nerve issue (ESPN)
In a year when they will miss the playoffs, the Red Sox are also on pace to go $13 million over the luxury tax threshold (AP News)
The Mariners celebrated Ichiro’s career and you can watch him deliver his thank you speech in English right here (Seattle Times)
Mike Fiers had a rather interesting facial hair situation going on his latest start (Sporting News)
If you haven’t yet, check out the story of the Baseball Brit, who is blowing his life savings to take a baseball odyssey across America this summer (Sports Illustrated)
The Pirates tried to appeal a play at third in yesterday’s game and things did not go well for them (