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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 3rd, 2019

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Astros News

It took 10 innings and a little bit of drama, but the Astros were able to take game 1 from the Brewers (Houston Chronicle)
And Cole had 14 K’s in that one, the first time that pitchers on the same team have had back-to-back 14-K games since they moved the mound (
A pair that includes Verlander, who even Brent Strom recognizes as a pitcher from another era (
He’s also a pitcher that benefited from Abraham Toro choosing the right moment to become a hero (The Runner Sports)
Jake Kaplan opened up his mailbag to answer fan questions, starting with Alvarez and his RotY chances (The Athletic, $$$)
In spite of the hype, Kyle Tucker will have to show he belongs and earn his AB’s for the Astros (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Wade Miley returns Milwaukee tonight, and he opened up a little bit about how the Astros lured him away from his former team (The Journal Sentinel)

Around the League

The Rangers shut out the Yankees last night, the first team to do so in 221 tries (Fox Sports)
For this Cubs fan, the view from the ballpark is all you need (La Vida Baseball)
Of course, I’m sure that seeing Ben Zobrist make his return to the team was pretty sweet too (Sporting News)
Is Christian Yelich the next Barry Bonds? (The Ringer)
The Rays are a competitive team again, and they took a bit of an odd road to get there (MLB Trade Rumors)
This Cubs’ curveball was so effective, Kyle Seager thought it was going to hit him before it became a strike (
Rajai Davis and Joe West had an awkward encounter a few nights ago (Yahoo Sports)