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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 4th, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros lost to the Brewers last night, but the biggest concern was Springer taking an awkward tumble into a wall (Astros.com)
He’s already being evaluated and is considered day-to-day, but there hasn’t been a whole of additional info (MLB Trade Rumors)
JV’s no-hitter had defense behind it but it was mostly a one-man performance for Verlander (FanGraphs)
It was also the reason why Verlander took home AL Player of the Week honors (Click2Houston)
And part of why he and Cole have the Astros firmly in the conversation for World Series favorites (The Ringer)
Bregman and Alvarez have also been recognized with AL Player and Rookie of the Month awards, respectively (Houston Chronicle)
The minor leaguers also got in on the fun, with Kent Emanuel being named the PCL Pitcher of the Week (MiLB.com)
Correa has progressed while rehabbing his back, but the team hasn’t given a timeline for return (Houston Chronicle)
Hinch has declared his support for Osuna even after the latest blown save (Astros.com)
But Osuna will need to clean up his act if he’s going to be ready for October (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Reymin Guduan has been designated for assignment (CBS Sports)
Here are the Astros’ top five red-ass pitchers of all time (Houston Sportsmap)

Around the League

Here are the best remaining MLB storylines as September gets into full swing (Sports Illustrated)
Has Anthony Rendon quietly built a dark horse campaign for NL MVP? (Sporting News)
The Nats had one of the biggest comebacks of the season, coming all the way back to walk it off after being down 6 runs in the ninth (MLB.com)
And it looks like they just might finally be ready to win in October (The Ringer)
The Yankees are a little more ready as well after activating Edwin Encarnacion from the IL (MLB Trade Rumors)