Welcome to the Wednesday Boil!
Houston Astros News
Brandon Bielak’s three K’s (mlb.com)
The Astros Next All-Star Pitcher is Jayden Murray and They Stole Him From Tampa Bay (climbingtalshill.com)
Non-Houston Astros AL West News
Braves: The Sean Murphy trade is off to a rocky start for the Oakland Athletics (sportstalkatl.com)
Top Mariners prospect ‘Sir’ Harry Ford youngest with 2 HRs in WBC (sports.mynorthwest.com)
Non-AL West MLB News
With strong work ethic, Thompson eyes top ‘pen spot (Cardinals, mlb.com)
Astros’ Renaissance Men: Part Deux (chipalatta.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Wayne Granger (79) played nine major league seasons, including the 1975 campaign with the Houston Astros. In 55 relief appearances, he was 2-5 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.338 WHIP.
Backstop Max Stassi (32) played parts of his first season major league seasons with the Astros, from 2013 through 2019. In 163 games, he hit .218/.298/.354 with 12 homers and 41 RBI.