Welcome to the Astros Thursday Crawfish Boil.
Houston Astros News
MLB roundup: Astros complete first sweep in Boston (sportsnaut.com)
Astros’ Alex Bregman to work a shift at Raising Cane’s in west Houston (click2houston.com)
Astros insider: With Michael Brantley back, lineup appears whole again (houstonchronicle.com)
AL West News
Mariners close series with late rally, hand A’s 5-4 loss (sports.yahoo.com)
August was fun, but September will be most exciting month for Mariners (unionbulletin.com)
Marcus Semien’s words of leadership prove Rangers are his team now (dallasnews.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
RHP Austin Pruitt (34) was a University of Houston alum who made his way back to the Astros for two games in 2021. He gave up two homers in 2 2⁄3 innings, but has recently caught on with the Oakland Athletics.
RHP Ronel Blanco (30) has appeared in 24 games for the Astros between last season and this one, starting seven times. In 58 1⁄3 innings he’s struck out 59 and held onto a 1.526 WHIP and a 4.78 ERA.
RHP Tom Dukes (81) pitched out of the bullpen 60 times for the 1967 and 1968 Astros, going 2-4 with a 4.60 ERA. He racked up 60 strikeouts in 76 1⁄3 innings, and held his opponents to a 1.651 WHIP.