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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 26th, 2019

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Astros News

It was all Astros yesterday as they shutout the Mariners for the second straight night to improve to a franchise-record 104 wins (Houston Chronicle)
Correa was out of the lineup again with lingering back tightness, so let’s cue up all the hand wringing and calls to trade him (Astros.com)
Is Yordan Alvarez the best Astros rookie to ever play in Houston? (Houston Sportsmap)
Forrest Whitley had a nice start in the AFL, and you can read his thoughts on that here (Astros.com)
Daryl Morey and Jeff Luhnow were baseball outsiders who changed how business is done across the league (Wall Street Journal, $$$)
Mattress Mack is literally hedging bets when it comes to his WS mattress promo (KHOU 11)
LMJ is asking for your help with overcrowded animal shelters in Houston (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

The Twins will represent the AL Central in October one year after finishing below .500 (MLB.com)
Meanwhile, the Brewers were able to punch their postseason ticket as well last night (ESPN)
It’s been the year of the home run in the regular season, so it’s only natural that the long ball should define the postseason (Sports Illustrated)
It’s also part of the reason why MLB is looking into changing the ball again (Sporting News)
It’s the end of an era as Felix Hernandez will take the mound in a Mariner’s uniform for what looks to be the final time (La Vida Baseball)
Speaking of aging players, how’s that Hosmer contract working out for the Padres? (MLB Trade Rumors)
Does deGrom have a shot at a repeat NL Cy Young award? (MLB.com)