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Astros fire Porter and Trembley on Labor Day: Part II

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Interesting day in Astros baseball.  As an Astros fan, I am kind of getting sick of interesting, and would take a boatload of boring right now.  Just boring winning, that is all I want....
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Astros fire Porter and Trembley on Labor Day

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Labor Day bit just adds to the irony. As of a few hours ago, the Astros announced that Bo Porter and Dave Trembley have been "relieved of their duties", and replaced with organisational...
  • 18 hr 11 min ago

From the Office of the County Clerk - G138: Astros versus Rangers

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Wins are fun.  Comeback wins are fun.  Wins over the Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth Rangers are fun.  This is not the 2013 Astros that we are getting to watch, but a much more fun...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G137: Astros versus Rangers

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Astros managed to bring the Boot back to Houston for the first time since 2006 by beating the Rangers tonight, and in the season series.  The Astros recorded their tenth win of the series...
  • 2 days ago
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The Affiliation Shuffle is about to begin.

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Baseball America has recently published one article and one table about the affiliation negotiation window that opens in about a fortnight.  Additionally, the Astros have announced that...
  • 3 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G136: Astros versus Rangers

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Not a good one for the Astros tonight.  Brett Oberholtzer gets lit up for his worst start this season, Jake Buchanan relieved and kept piling gasoline on the fire, and the Astros' late runs...
  • 3 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G135: Astros versus Rangers

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Cockroach has headed back to Weiland Island for a while.  Weiland Island is "off the grid" as such, and therefore the Cockroach has no Internets with which to game-recap.  So he has...
  • 4 days ago
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Bud Selig on Aiken "We are working towards a hopeful solution"

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — I have no idea what that means http://www.10news.com/news/baseball-commissioner-discusses-brady-aiken-with-10news-08262014?autoplay=true If Selig allows Aiken to sign past the deadline, will...
  • 5 days ago
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Appel Just Might Be Okay

Astros County ((Not Hank) Aaron) — I'm sure you've heard, but Appel finally pitched like a number one pick is supposed to pitch last night. No more, he was good, but with a bad inning, or, much better than he was in the Lancaster....
  • 5 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G133: Astros v. Athletics

Astros County (Cockroach) — Jason Hammel (1-5, 6.75) vs Dallas Keuchel (10-9, 3.12) Chris. Carter. Is. A. BOSS. No man in the Majors had more than Carter's 18 home runs since July 1. Only three men in the Majors -...
  • 6 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G132: Astros v. Athletics

Astros County (Cockroach) — Jeff Samardzija (3-3, 4.07) vs Scott Feldman (7-9, 4.37) Much like the last 4 games, the Astros couldn't manage much offense - only once now in 5 games have they scored more than twice, and...
  • 7 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G131: Astros at Indians

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The Astros had a chance to record a winning road trip and not lose a series on their latest jaunt through Boston, New York and Cleveland earlier today.  However, the Indians pitching did what...
  • 8 days ago
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A Note About Astros County

Astros County (Astros County) — Many of you have been loyal readers of Astros County since I started the blog almost six years ago. We have been through a lot together: a lot of team losses, four managers, countless INTERGRITY...
  • 8 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G130: Astros at Indians

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Frick on a stick... the Indians have some serious pitching talent.  For the second straight day, they threw out a starter (Danny Salazar) who pumps gas in the mid- to high-90's and has...
  • 9 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G129: Astros @ Indians

Astros County (Cockroach) — Brad Peacock (3-8, 5.47) vs Carlos Carrasco (5-4, 3.27) This is the very frustrating kind of ballgame to lose; TOOTBLANs on offense and errors on defense at crucial junctures gave the game...
  • 10 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G128: Astros @ Yankees

Astros County (Cockroach) — Dallas Keuchel (10-8, 3.11) vs Brandon McCarthy (4-2, 2.30) Well... at least it was quick? Dallas Keuchel and Brandon McCarthy both threw complete games this afternoon. Neither pitcher...
  • 11 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G127: Astros at Yankees

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Scott Feldman (6-9, 4.45) versus "Pine Tar" Pineda (2-2, 1.82) The Astros, at this stage of the season, are playing for a combination of pride and (for some) ongoing individual survival in...
  • 12 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G126: Astros at Yankees

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Brett Oberholtzer (4-8, 3.87) versus Chris Capuano (1-3, 4.13) The Astros and Yankees squared off in a tight one in the Bronx in the first game of the three-game series.  This set marks...
  • 13 days ago
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For those that think the 2014 Astros have not improved.

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — A few days ago (Game 123), the Astros reached the heady plateau of 51 wins, which would not be a significant number if the Astros hadn't won 51 games last year.  The Astros equalled that win...
  • 14 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G125: Astros at Red Sawx

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — This matchup pitted Collin McHugh (5-9, 3.08) versus Joe Kelly (0-0, 2.08), and came in a day game which was the final episode in a four game series between Houston and Boston.  Boston was...
  • 15 days ago
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