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Reinforcing the Astros: August 16

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — So the Astros were off today, but the affiliates weren't.  On Springer Eve, let's see how everyone in the upper minors - players that could potentially Reinforce the Astros - are going... ...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — The Astros finally won since the last time I wrote for the blog, so now it is officially time to start putting forth a significant about of effort into writing Hot Links again. This will have to...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Some diehard football fans on Jeopardy! tonight pic.twitter.com/xY9PGickz2 — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 25, 2017 Daggum, Astros. Houston broke their nine-game home losing streak...
  • 2 days ago

Reinforcing the Astros: August 15 (& LHP Summary)

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — So the Astros have rediscovered where their bats are located, and suddenly we don't need any reinforcements!!  Excellent!!  Evan Gattis got his first hit of August (or perhaps he was 1...
  • 2 days ago

Reinforcing the Astros: August 12-14

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — This isn't supposed to be a twice weekly post, I swear, but life gets in the way.  As the Astros continue their free fall, I will continue to look for players that could probably free-fall...
  • 3 days ago

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — I am so sad this needs to stop Alexa play Pennyroyal Tea. The Astros dropped another game at home last night against Colorado, 5-1. This is not at all a fun time to be an Astros fan. A.J. Hinch...
  • 3 days ago

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros were off last night, so they didn't win. Today is the 116th day of the 2018 season - out of 139 calendar days - that the Astros have been in 1st place in the division. Combine that...
  • 4 days ago

Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — IF THE ASTROS AREN'T GOING TO TRY TO WIN BASEBALL GAMES, THEN I'M NOT GOING TO WRITE ABOUT THEM. Well, maybe I will, but I can assure you I will be very sad when I write these. Here's the Astros...
  • 5 days ago

Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros managed to scratch together five hits, one of them for extra bases, against Wade Freaking Leblanc, in a 3-2 loss to Seattle. Houston has a 3.5-game lead on Oakland, and a five-game lead...
  • 6 days ago
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Reinforcing the Astros: August 9-11

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Sorry, loyal readers (both of you!!).  Got busy over the weekend, and have not yet had time to sift through box scores.  While I was not looking, the Astros lost another up-the-middle...
  • 6 days ago
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — Carlos Correa Is Back! But anyways, I suppose we should talk about last night's Astros game. I had to work but got home just in time to catch the 8th inning so as far as I'm concerned, we won...
  • 8 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The last 9pm start is on August 24. There are four more off-days between this morning and the end of the regular season. That's crazy. *2018 Record: 73-42 *2017 Record: 71-44 Houston has a...
  • 9 days ago
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Reinforcing the Astros: August 7 & 8

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — So the Astros organisation bid farewell to Buddy Boshers, reducing the number of players on the 40-man to 38.  No word yet on who will start in McCullers' place, but because of the off day...
  • 9 days ago
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — The Astros completed the most frustrating sweep of the season as they somehow won again, this time 2-1 yesterday afternoon against San Francisco. Tyler White hit the go-ahead home run and is now...
  • 10 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Dereck Rodriguez, the son of Former Astros Great Pudge Rodriguez and who definitely flat-irons his hair, shut the Astros down. The whole Giants pitching staff did until Will Smith (stand down, the...
  • 11 days ago
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Reinforcing the Astros: August 6

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Alright, so the awesome has happened!!  The Astros have all of their up-the-middle starters in the DL at the same time.  Carlos Correa seems to be a couple of days away (read: back in...
  • 11 days ago
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Flick Nickem) — I hope you enjoyed your weekend without any Hot Links, because Thickie Don (if that even is his real name) probably abandoned us on purpose over the weekend  and I had things to do this...
  • 12 days ago
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Reinforcing the Astros: August 4 & 5

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Scouring for replacements for Lance McCullers and George Springer.  When McCullers misses a start (he has been placed on the 10-day DL), this will be the first start missed by an Astros...
  • 12 days ago
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To non-Astros fans: Please boo us. Then do better.

Astros County (Cockroach) — This one is for the non-Astros fans. I realize that this is an Astros fan blog, but I'm going to be pushing this link around, so I'm hoping this will spread. If you're the type of fan who reads...
  • 12 days ago
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Reinforcing the Astros: August 3

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — As the Astros participate in a re-run of the 2017 World Series... Fresno:   The Grizzlies (63-48) lost to Nashville (55-55) again today, this time by a score of 6-2.  All the big...
  • 14 days ago
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