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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 20, 2023

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Welcome to the 4/20 Boil.

Houston Astros News

Playoff-like performance hands Astros first home-series win (

Astros insider: With clutch outing, Bryan Abreu provides key escape in win (

Alvarez, Tucker injury scares further test Astros’ depth (

Livid Houston Astros fans blast club’s acquisition of veteran struggling to find form: “Should have stuck with Yuli” (

Manfred’s Outrageous Player Contract Proposal Could Alter Houston Astros’ Plans (

Houston Astros Announcer Pokes Fun At Bass Following Popcorn Disaster (

AL West News

Salk: The Mariners don’t look cheap while Luis Castillo dominates (

An interview with ChatGPT about the Mariners 5-3 loss to the Brewers (

Why David Fletcher was taken off Angels 40-man roster, and what it means for his future (

Phil Nevin ejected as Angels waste opportunities, fall to Yankees in extra innings (

Oakland A’s agree to purchase land near Las Vegas Strip (


12-6 - A sovereignty swept as Rangers collect 12-3 victory in finale (

Texas Rangers Clubhouse ‘Insane’ Says Reliever (

MLB News

Scherzer ejected after umpire inspection (

MLB injury mailbag: Checking in on Bryce Harper, a rundown on rehabbing aces and more (

MLB to Test Three Possible Rule Changes in Atlantic League (

Scherzer’s Ejection Exposes the Lack of Clarity With MLB’s Sticky Stuff Rules (

MLB pitcher sparks debate about who should clean up on flights (

‘A lot I still want to prove’: Arenado reflects on 10 years (

The hot new pitch that’s sweeping across the Majors (

Houston Astros Birthdays

Jimmy Jones (59) played for the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees before joining the Astros for 1991 and 1992. In 45 starts (and six relief appearances), he was 16-14 with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.340 WHIP. He struck out 157 batters in 274 23 innings, then joined the Montreal Expos for the 1993 campaign.

Tim Tolman (66) played for the Houston Astros from 1981 through 1985. He appeared in 107 games and hit .173/.233/.327 with five home runs and 21 RBI.

Jim Dickson (85) pitched in 13 games for the 1963 Colt .45s, going 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.636 WHIP before going on to play for the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Athletics.