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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 25th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros took the first game against the Mariners behind Gerrit Cole, who now owns the Astros’ club record for most strikeouts in a season (Astros.com)
He’s also the AL Pitcher with the most punch outs in a season since Nolan Ryan K’d 341 in 1977 (CBS Sports)
Cole has earned his spot within the ranks of elite pitchers (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Correa was a late scratch due to back stiffness yesterday, but there’s nothing to see here (Astros.com)
Hinch has stated the goal is simply to win out in 2019 (Houston Chronicle)
Which apparently means they’re are laughing in people’s faces, but mostly because CUT4 is really pushing an Astros as villains narrative (CUT4)
Alarm bells are starting to toll about the 4th starter position (Houston Sportsmap)
But it looks as though Urquidy may be a solution to that come 2020 (MLB Trade Rumors)
Could Joe Espada be the new Mets manager if Mickey Callaway gets the axe? (WFAN Radio)
Someone has placed a $200,000 bet on the Astros to win it all this year (Sportsnaut)

Around the League

After looking like they might be left for dead, the Nats have stormed all the way back to clinch a WC spot (MLB.com)
For the 12th consecutive year, MLB has had a record number of strikeouts for the season (ESPN)
Mitch Garver did his part by changing up his stance (538 Sports)
The Tigers fan who caught Pujols’ milestone RBI ball has decided to donate it to the Hall of Fame (Sporting News )
The Phillies are officially out of the race in what has become a disappointing year, so what does that mean for 2020? (Sports Illustrated)
The A’s will have to wrap up the wild card race without Blake Treinen and Lou Trivino, both of whom are headed to the IL (MLB Trade Rumors)