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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 30, 2023

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Welcome to the Friday Boil!

I find it hard to believe that the regular season is already halfway over for the Houston Astros. Sometimes we take these games for granted, always conveniently forgetting the misery of no baseball for four months. Seize the day, and enjoy it while you can. Go Stros!

Houston Astros News

Astros GM describes team’s trade-deadline hopes (

Houston Astros injury update: José Urquidy, Michael Brantley (

JV’s return is tempting, here are better options for Astros (

The Astros Should Trade For Max Scherzer (

Korey Lee could be a ‘catcher of the future.’ But will that be in Houston? (

Astros GM raises eyebrows with “untouchable” player comments (

Bill North ‘humbled’ to join Astros manager Dusty Baker’s All-Star staff (

AL West News

A’s offense avoids another no-no, but NY Yankees’ big inning sends Oakland to 10-4 loss (

Nevada teachers union working to stop state funds toward A’s ballpark (

Yankees hit with new injury during blowout win over A’s (

Shohei Ohtani hits Angels-record 14th homer in June in loss to White Sox (

Angels’ Mike Trout again voted to All-Star Game, set to play for first time since 2019 (

Angels News: LA Has Big Decision to Make Regarding Anthony Rendon’s Return from Injury (

Video: The Mariners aren’t doing great. Should we be booing our own team? (

Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto says frustration mounting as M’s hit rock bottom (

Seattle Mariners Manager Scott Servais Invited to Coach in All-Star Game (

Rangers ‘in a good place’ at the halfway point of the season (

MLB news: Rangers lead American League with 4 2023 All-Star Game starters (

Spencer Torkelson records four RBIs in win over Rangers (

MLB News

The Orioles’ May Have Found The Lefty Bat They Wanted (

MLB Home Run Derby 2023: Dodgers’ Mookie Betts joins Julio Rodriguez, Vlad Guerrero Jr. at All-Star Week event (

Nationals Signed An Excellent Trade Candidate (

Chris Sale undergoes second MRI and resumes throwing (

José Ramírez steals home in extra-innings loss to Royals (

Domingo Germán achieves 24th perfect game in MLB history, giving Yankees most ever with four (

Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman denied All-Star starting spot by MLB’s new voting gimmick (

Pirates’ Austin Hedges slams MLB decision to play amid wildfire smoke: ‘Money takes precedent’ (

Houston Astros Birthdays


Rogelio Armenteros (29) pitched 18 innings for the 2019 Astros, striking out 18 and walking only five. He registered a 118 ERA+ and a 2.77 FIP, but never before or since appeared at the major league level.

Backstop Otis Thornton (78) played in two games for the 1973 Astros, going 0-for-3 with one RBI and two strikeouts.

Corner outfielder and first baseman Dave Roberts (1933-2021) appeared in 77 games for the Colt .45s in 1962 and 1964. He hit .202 with a pair of home runs and 17 RBI.


RHP Aaron Sanchez (31) spent the last part of the 2019 season with the Astros after a trade with Toronto. He struck out 16 in 18 23 innings with a 1.232 WHIP and a 6.59 FIP.

Brett Oberholtzer (34) appeared in 45 games, including 42 starts, with the Astros between 2013 and 2015. In 253 23 innings, he struck out 166 and posted a 1.332 WHIP with a 3.72 FIP.

CF Tony Walker (64) played in 84 games for the Astros in 1986, hitting .222 with a pair of home runs and 10 RBI. He also stole 11 bases.

Dick Drott (1936-1985) posted a 3-12 record for the 1962 and 1963 Colt .45s, registering a 5.29 ERA over 110 23 innings.


RHP Sam Deduno (40) pitched 29 23 innings for Houston in 2014 and 2015, striking out 17 and holding the opposition to a 1.571 WHIP.