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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 27, 2023

The Astros take a well-earned day off and prepare for a World Series rematch.

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Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Houston Astros seem to have hit their stride.

Remember waaaaaay back when the Astros were 8-10 and more than a few of us were on the verge of panic? They’re now winners of six-of-seven, including a sweep of the Atlanta Braves and two-of-three against the Tampa Bay Rays. This is more like the team that we’ve become used to.

All good things must end, but for another season at least, it seems, the Houston Astros juggernaut marches on.

Houston Astros News

Women Accused of Bullying TikToker at Astros Game Respond with Two-Part Explanation (

Astros’ Mauricio Dubón is one hit away from making history (

Astros Injury Updates: Latest News on Alvarez, Altuve, McCullers, McCormick and Brantley (

Can the Houston Astros Stretch Their Dynasty for One More Year? (

Kyle Tucker: From stone-faced RBI machine to Astros’ witty, ‘what-if’ pitchman (

Houston Astros fans elated as Mauricio Dubon ups hit streak to 20 games, best streak on the team since 2011: “Best second baseman in Astros history” (
I lol’d a little at the quote there. I mean no disrespect to Dubón, but 20 games is not enough for that kind of statement.

AL West News

Phils overcome deficit, injury to Walker, beat Mariners 6-5 (

Seattle Mariners suffer injury blow as left-hander Robbie Ray is set to have season-ending surgery to repair the tendon in his pitching elbow (

Elephant Rumblings: A new, dark age for Bay Area baseball? (

Medina vows to ‘come back stronger’ after uneven debut (

Drury shaking off early funk, ‘driving it with authority’ (

Mike Trout’s uncle sells Little League baseball signed by All-Star for thousands at auction (fox

Mural Depicting Infamous Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor Punch ‘Not Allowed’ Under Code (

Texas Rangers Lose Josh Jung, Travis Jankowski to Injury at Reds (

MLB News

ESPN Fires Marly Rivera for Obscene Confrontation With Competitor (

After 13 years in minors, 33-year-old Pirates rookie Drew Maggi gets standing ovation from fans in MLB debut (

Crow-Armstrong caps 16-pitch at-bat with grand slam (

Tanner Bibee shines in MLB debut as Guardians avoid sweep (

MLB Fans Rightfully Ripped Ump for This Laughably Bad Called Strike (

MLB trends: William Contreras figuring it out behind the plate; why Cardinals’ Nolan Gorman is breaking out (

MLB All-30: The weirdest and wackiest random notes from each team’s media guide (

Houston Astros Birthdays

Tony Eusebio (56) played 598 games at backstop for Houston over nine seasons with the Astros. In 1991, and from 1994 through 2001, Eusebio hit .275/.346/.383 with 30 jacks and 241 RBI. He also caught 30 percent of runners trying to take a free base.

RHP Runelvys Hernández (45) played four seasons for the Kansas City Royals between 2002 and 2006. In 2008, he made four starts for Houston, going 0-3 with an 8.38 ERA and a 2.224 WHIP.

Pedro Feliz (48) played 97 games as Houston’s third baseman through the first half of the 2010 campaign. He slashed .221/.243/.311 with four homers and 31 RBI.

Current San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis (30) started his major league career with the Astros in 2017. Over parts of two seasons, Davis hit .194/.260/.321 in 66 games, with five home runs and 12 RBI.