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Astros Crawfish Boil: Monday, April 24, 2023

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Welcome to your Monday Boil!

Houston Astros News

Yordan, Pete, Kyle and the rest (

Astros GM Talks Altuve, Bregman Contracts: ‘My Prayer Is That They Both Retire Here’ (

Jomboy Again Attempting to Profit off of the Astros After Amplifying Houston’s Scandal (

Houston Astros fans celebrate as Alex Bregman logs 500th career RBI, team sweeps Atlanta Braves: “How ‘bout them Astros? Get the brooms” (

Astros have outstanding injury update on absent star (

Astros insider: What Corey Julks did after being told to ‘just stay ready’ led to his big moment (

AL West News

2 Takes: What one fix for Mariners would make biggest difference? (

What makes last 2 HRs by Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic his most impressive (

Rangers’ Adolis Garcia has 3 HRs, 8 RBIs in five innings vs. A’s (

Early-season check-in: Rangers’ biggest developments, surprises (

What if I told you Oakland could break up with John Fisher but keep the A’s? (

The A’s start has been historically awful; three things to know as Oakland threatens wrong kind of MLB records (

Former A’s star Reggie Jackson rips city of Oakland as Athletics prepare to move to Las Vegas (

Kansas City Royals rally for five runs in ninth inning to beat L.A. Angels on the road (Kansas

Los Angeles Angels Manager Phil Nevin Ejected Twice From Same Game (

Shohei Ohtani has been historically, unbelievably good on the mound so far in 2023 (

MLB News

Yankees’ Gerrit Cole talks dominating start, Astros disappointment, wife’s ‘bragging rights’ (

Verlander on track for Mets debut vs. Tigers (

NL-best Pirates win 7th straight for best start in 31 years (

Pirates take over Blue Jays’ home run jacket (

7 observations on Cubs’ series loss to Dodgers (

Houston Astros Birthdays


Carlos Hernández (43) started 33 times over parts of three seasons in Houston’s rotation, going 9-8 with a 4.54 ERA between 2001 and 2004. He struck out 136 in 170 23 frames, and held the opposition to a 1.547 WHIP.

Rylan Bannon (27) is currently on Houstons active roster, but has yet to appear in a game for the Astros.

Bryan Abreu (26) is in his fifth season in Houston’s bullpen.


Tom Dixon (68) pitched in 58 games for Houston between 1977 and 1979, going 9-13 with a 4.22 ERA.

Luis Durango (37) pinch hit and played a little center field for the 2011 Astros, going one-for-six from the plate with one walk and one RBI.


Outfielder Iván Murrell (1943-2006) appeared in 54 games for Houston between 1963 and 1968, going 18-for-107 with five RBI.

Todd Jones (55) played for eight teams over a 16-season MLB career. From 1993 through 1996, he pitched in 194 contests for the Astros, going 18-12 with 39 saves and a 3.27 ERA. Jones struck out 228 in 267 innings while maintaining a 1.330 WHIP.

Carlos Beltrán (46) was a center fielder who played for seven teams over a 20-season MLB career. In 2004 and again in 2017, he played for Houston in a total of 219 contests, hitting .243/.320/.456 with 37 jacks and 104 RBI, along with 28 stolen bases in 28 attempts.