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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 25, 2023

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Welcome to the Thursday Houston Astros Crawfish Boil!

Houston Astros News

Astros’ hit-or-miss offense squanders Bielak’s solid start (

MLB insider provides clarity on Houston Astros roster maneuvers (

Houston Astros: Peña in lineup: Dusty has handy observation on HBPs (

Astros Lance McCullers Jr. may be out until All-Star break (

Astros Star is Best Hitter in Baseball, Better Than Trout (

Houston Astros fans holding out hope for woeful Jose Abreu and Rafael Montero turning things around after signing big deals: “Let’s talk in October” (

Owen Miller, Adrian Houser lead Brewers to series win over Astros (

AL West News

Is Seattle Mariners’ Ty France a Pitch Magnet? (

Mariners’ closer Paul Sewald is still thriving despite infrequent appearances (

Hitting coach: Seattle Mariners’ José Caballero has ‘unique skill set’ (

‘Incalculable loss’: Oakland battles to save last pro sports team (

Oakland A’s strike deal to move to new 30,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas (

Oakland Athletics’ 10-40 start worst since 1932 Red Sox - ESPN (

Angels News: Hamstring Injury Still Lingering for Anthony Rendon (

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani Linked To Cardinals As Top Destination For Potential Trade (

How Angels reliever Matt Moore feared the end of his career, then saved it (

Former Texas Rangers Pitcher Derek Holland Making Baseball Comeback (

Sure, the Rangers’ new rotation is working, but a booming lineup is the biggest reason for optimism in Texas (

Seattle Mariners fans annoyed by how fast the Texas Rangers have surpassed them in American League West (

MLB News

Jhoan Duran throws fastest pitches in MLB in 2023 (

Think MLB stars are immune to imposter syndrome? Think again (

Language app? No, this prospect learned English through hip-hop (

Yuli Gurriel goes 4-for-4 in Marlins win over Rockies (

How MLB.TV became the gold standard for sports streaming (

Houston Astros Birthdays

Bob Knepper (69) spent nine seasons in Houston’s rotation, going 93-100 through 267 starts (and 17 relief appearances) from 1981 through 1989. He posted a 3.71 FIP and a 1.306 WHIP.

Miguel Tejada (49) made the All Star team in both of his seasons for the Astros, 2008 and 2009. Exclusively a shortstop, Tejada hit .298/.327/.435 with 27 homers for Houston, leading the National League with 46 doubles in 2009.

Jarred Cosart (33) pitched for Houston in 2013 and 2014, going 10-8 in 30 starts. He finished with a 1.423 WHIP and a 4.13 FIP.