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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 18, 2023

Here’s your Tuesday Boil!

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Welcome to the Tuesday Boil!

After a day to themselves, the Houston Astros get two more shots at the NL-worst Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. That starts tonight. In the meantime, here are some hotlinks to waste your time with.

Houston Astros News

Houston Astros: Colorado Rockies on deck (

Houston Astros head to White House to celebrate World Series win with President Joe Biden (

Why Shohei Ohtani trade could thrust Kyle Tucker into MVP race (

Ryan Pressly Has Been Fantastic For the Astros This Season (

McCormick’s Award, the Trade Deadline and Injuries for the Astros This Week (

$100,000,000 Barry Bonds once launched a verbal onslaught on Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker in 2006 book (

Astros: Biggest steal of 2023 MLB Draft (

Rockies look to stun another tough opponent, face Astros (

AL West News

Seattle Mariners Get Clutch Win Over Minnesota Twins (

Mariners get clutch 2-out hits from Kelenic, Suárez (

Virtuous Seattle Mariners refuse to use personal data to adjust to desires of fans (

Texas Rangers walk-off the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on wild pitch to record fourth consecutive win (

Report: Wyatt Langford to sign with Rangers for $8 million (

Rangers flamethrower Aroldis Chapman delivers 103 mph pitch! (

Why Angels should be open to trading Shohei Ohtani to Dodgers (

‘He wants to win in the worst way’ - Ohtani again leads way for Angels (

Angels’ Nick Ramirez EJECTED after yelling at the Ump on a strike-out call against Yankees (

WATCH: Oakland A’s baseman Ryan Noda gets tossed for drawing line in dirt during game vs Red Sox (

Omaha to Oakland, the storied summer of the Gelof family (

Wong drives in career-best three runs, Pivetta strikes out 13 as Red Sox beat Athletics 7-0 (

MLB News

These 12 players could each use a big second half (

Dodgers’ MLB-best 9th slam ends O’s streak at 8 (

2 first-time winners earn Player of the Week honors (

You’ve never seen a ‘bat flip’ quite like this before (

Ohtani ‘not getting traded’ to the Dodgers (report) (

2024 mock: An early peek at potential Top 20 Draft picks (

Houston Astros Birthdays

RHP Josh Banks (41) pitched one game for Houston in 2010, and took a losing decision by surrendering six earned runs in four innings. He struck out one and walked four.

Harry Spilman (69) played for Houston from 1981 through 1985, then again in 1988 and 1989. In 223 games, the corner infielder hit .222/.286/.313 with seven jacks and 43 RBI.