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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 8, 2023

A better week awaits the Houston Astros.

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Welcome to another week of Houston Astros baseball.

We complain, sure, but isn’t it better than the offseason?

Houston Astros

‘We’ve got to play a lot better’: Astros being tested (

Son of Astros J.P. France steals show during father’s debut (

4 charged in connection with burglary at Houston Astros player Jose Altuve’s home: Police (

Jose Altuve looks ‘game ready.’ A struggling Astros offense needs him (

Tempers flare in Seattle

AL West News

Seattle Mariners Make History in Win Over Houston Astros on Saturday (

Mariners bring up reliever Juan Then as Penn Murfee goes on injured list (

Eyeball Scout Report On Players Worth Analyzing (

Vida Blue, Oakland A’s MVP and three-time champion, dead at 73 (

Angels blown out in another rough game for José Suarez (

Mike Trout Trade Rumors: Top 3 landing spots for Los Angeles Angels star to break playoff drought (

Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker Throw Cheddar As Former Vandy Aces Combine For Lights-Out Weekend (

Jon Daniels says Texas Rangers are ‘clearly’ contenders this season (

MLB News

‘This was a big one’: Rays rally from 6 down to stun Cole, Yanks (

Goldschmidt’s 3-homer day powers Cardinals to victory (

5 of baseball’s best pitches from 5 unlikely sources (

Schwarber’s 434-foot swat hits spot as Phils snap skid (

How Correa convinced Buxton to become Twins’ DH (

All of the team home run celebrations, ranked (

Houston Astros Birthdays


From 1986 through 1990, eventual 17-year vet Larry Andersen (70) pitched for Houston. In 268 games he was 22-16 with a 2.57 ERA, 20 saves, 346 K’s in 410 13 innings, and a 1.211 WHIP to go along with a stellar 141 ERA+.

Jose Altuve (33) ranks in the top five of a lot of franchise leaderboard categories, including third in doubles (379), fifth in homers (192), fourth in stolen bases (279), and third in batting average of players with over a full season with the team (.307),


Claude Raymond (86) pitched for Houston from 1964 through 1967, going 19-18 with a 2.98 ERA, a 114 ERA+, and a 1.127 WHIP.

Manny Hernández (62) pitched 49 13 innings for the Astros in 1986 and 1987, going 2-7 with a 4.56 ERA.


Lefty Mike Cuellar (1937-2010) pitched for the Astros from 1965 through 1968. In 127 games (including 88 starts), Cuellar was 37-36 with a 2.74 ERA, a 119 ERA+, and a 1.162 WHIP.

Dave Rohde (59) played in 88 games for the 1990 and 1991 Astros, hitting .165 with five RBI. He also had a career 1.000 fielding percentage in 264 13 innings between all four infield positions.