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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Keuchel back. A second consecutive great Keuchel start means things might finally be clicking, even if the Astros got held to three runs off a scuffling Sean Manaea. Astros win 3-1 to improve to...
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Shorter Hot Links are in effect until I figure out this new morning routine where I have to get my daughter ready for school. *24 hours after Josh Reddick said they were just tired of waiting ...
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Astros won back-to-back games for the first time since July 24-25 after beating Arizona 9-5. They've won three of their last four games and are 74-46. Anaheim and Boston both won, so the...
  • 2 days ago
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Bats woke up. The Astros end an 8-game road trip with a 2-6 record after beating the Dia'ond'ack' 9-4. The Astros are 73-46. Boston beat St. Louis and Washington beat the Angels. The Astros have...
  • 3 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Astros got blanked last night by a very good pitcher named Zack Greinke who pitches for a rec league team out in Arizona. The Astros are 72-46. Anaheim didn't play yesterday so the Astros'...
  • 4 days ago
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Astros acquired a new Dallas Keuchel, one who looked a whole lot like the old Dallas Keuchel, in a 2-1 win over the Farmer's Branch Rangers of East Tarrant County. The win snapped a 5-game...
  • 5 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *I want to start off this morning with a little sermon. In my previous career I was fairly data-driven. I ran an education department at a major museum. I had people working under me, and about a...
  • 6 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The Dallas Rangers of North Oak Cliff beat the Astros 6-4 last night, carrying some sort of hangover to Arlington. The Astros are 71-44. Seattle lost, so the division lead is now 13 games over...
  • 7 days ago
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — A few years ago, when the Astros were *really* bad with no hope of getting demonstrably better before that season's playoffs, I started doing this thing which became known as The Thing. I would do...
  • 8 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Not ideal! Collin McHugh was cruising - CRUISING, SORT OF! - and then it all went straight to hell when the light-hitting White Sox torched him for seven runs in the 5th and 6th. Astros lose for...
  • 9 days ago
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Well. To say Dallas Keuchel's performance last night was disappointing would be an understatement. The Astros lost to the White Sox 8-5, dropping to 71-41. Seattle beat Oakland, so the lead is 14...
  • 10 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros were off last night, and are about to start a three-city, eight-game road trip, going to Chicago, East Fort Worth, and Arizona (for the first two of a four-game home-and-home series)....
  • 11 days ago
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Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The 2017 Astros, a team the likes of which we have never seen before, are finally back to doing things we've never seen before. About time, idiots. The Astros seemed destined to complete a 2-5...
  • 12 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Just about everything in last night's game was stupid. Astros missing chances (runners on 2nd/3rd, no out in the 7th? No runs!), Astros missing throws (see: go ahead run, top 10th), Francisco...
  • 13 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — And so, without George Springer, Carlos Correa, or Jose Altuve in the lineup, the Astros put up 16 on Toronto. Because of course. The Astros are 70-39. Seattle won again, so the lead is still 15...
  • 14 days ago
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros have now lost consecutive series for the first time all season. The Astros got nothing in the bottom two-thirds of the lineup and Francisco Liriano didn't exactly impress everybody in...
  • 15 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Someone who allegedly goes by "Austin Pruitt" absolutely shut the Astros down last night. Astros got nothing and lost 3-0, a closer game than you would have expected from Dallas Keuchel's 1st...
  • 16 days ago
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So who was traded at the deadline (and who do they compare to in the Astros' system?)

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — The "fallout" from the trade deadline continued today, with a variety of opinions coming to light.  Dallas Keuchel said something , then took the loss after he gave up three ER in five...
  • 16 days ago
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On Keuchel's Comments

Astros County (Cockroach) — At the risk of beating an already beaten-to-death horse, this has been on my mind today: Let's talk about Dallas Keuchel, Jeff Luhnow, and the Astros' trade(less) deadline. To be clear, these...
  • 16 days ago
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Astros Trade Deadline History

Astros County (County Mountie) — There is a lot being written about the Astros transactions at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline (or lack thereof). The consensus being that the Astros are losers. I am not going to argue for...
  • 17 days ago
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