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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 2nd, 2019

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MLB: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays
Get ready for some Justin Verlander links
Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

Justin Verlander has tossed his third career no-hitter (Houston Chronicle)
And it was right up there with the most dominant no-hitters ever thrown (
Here’s the anatomy of that baseball masterpiece (The Athletic, $$$)
And you can watch all 27 outs here if you’re so inclined (Twitter)
Here are facts and figures from the game to satisfy your curiosity itch (
This game is yet more proof that Justin Verlander belongs among the greatest to play the sport (Sports Illustrated)
Which is fitting for someone who is only getting better as he gets older (Houston Sportsmap)
But first he had to master both his body and his mind to get to this point (Sports Illustrated)
Just more proof that Justin Verlander is inevitable (CUT4)
It was fitting that Abraham Toro was the other hero in yesterday’s game while playing in his native Canada (Houston Chroncile)
And Verlander made sure he knew how much he appreciated it on the field (Twitter)
The Chron has put together a gallery for all of the Astros’ no-hitters (Houston Chronicle)
Oh yeah, and in non-no-hitter news, Kyle Tucker has been called up to the Astros (MLB Trade Rumors)

Around the League

Retired players Octavio Dutel and Luis Castillo have been cleared of money laundering charges in the DR (NBC Sports)
Carlos Carrasco has made his return from the IL after undergoing treatment for Leukemia (
After years of waiting and some doubt, Lucas Giolito is in the midst of the most improved season for any pitcher (FanGraphs)
The knuckleball seems on its way out, but can it rise from the grave? (The Ringer)