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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 22, 2023

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MLB: New York Mets at Houston Astros
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Welcome to the Thursday Boil!

Houston Astros News

Houston Astros make young fan’s birthday wish come true hitting home run (

Astros insider: Corey Julks has all-around impact in win over Mets (

Hoornstra: As the Dodgers and Astros scuffle, is MLB’s Superteam Era over? (

‘Not where we want to be’: Mets rue mistakes in latest loss (

Mets broadcast suffers technical issues due to extreme heat in Houston (

MLB Rumors: Astros out on Abreu, surprise Cards trade, Giants selling? (

AL West News

A’s started relocation application process to Las Vegas, source confirms (

Braden’s soul-stirring story of baseball card from MLB debut (

Oakland A’s fan-created ‘SELL’ shirt is on its way to Baseball Hall of Fame (

What Rangers catchers learned from controversial home plate ruling (

Rangers release veteran defensive catcher (

How MLB rule changes became big win for Rangers’ Corey Seager (

Angels catcher Logan O’Hoppe begins baseball activity this week (

Dodgers: Shohei Ohtani has Dave Roberts absolutely hyped (

Angels’ Gio Urshela likely out for season with broken pelvis (

Mariners turn winnable game into nine-inning slog vs. Yankees (

Why Julio Rodriguez is a longshot to make the AL All-Star team (

Seattle Mariners Notebook: JP update; Servais on Julio’s approach (

MLB News

Bryce Harper’s power dip has the Phillies’ slugger off his average homer pace (

Ex-scouts sue MLB for age discrimination (

Gavin Williams to make MLB debut Wednesday (

Former Oklahoma and MLB pitcher George Frazier dies at age 68 (

Potential trade fits for players on the rise (

How MLB’s Ban on the Shift Is Improving Outfield Grass (

MLB: Can the Miami Marlins’ Luis Arráez hit .400? His chase for the historic batting average (

Houston Astros Birthday

Roy Thomas (70) pitched the final seven seasons of his eight-season MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Seattle Mariners. His debut, in 1977, was a four-game sample for the Houston Astros. He struck out four over 6 13 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. Eventually, he pitched 419 13 major league innings, finishing at 20-11 with a 3.82 ERA.