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From the Office of the County Clerk - the Wild Card Game, Houston in New York

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Dallas Keuchel versus Masahiro Tanaka The offices at Astros County will be empty tomorrow, as all U.S. based correspondents will be nursing hangovers.  They got to party in a way that they...
  • New: 8 hr 58 min ago

Just a quick reminder of how far the Astros have come

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Remember when the Astros won their first game in the American League??  Bud Norris out-duelled the Arlington Rangers in the first game of 2013 .  Photos like the one below were doing...
  • 21 hr 48 min ago

Arbitration Projections Are Out

Astros County (Astros County) — MLBTR has posted their arbitration projections. We'll come back to this in the off-season, but at least it provides something to think about other than the overwhelming nausea we collectively...
  • 22 hr 17 min ago

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Astros County (Astros County) — In advance of tonight's Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium, here are some links for you to read while you pretend to work and can't think of anything but baseball. *Don't miss our 1600-word Wild...
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Wild Card Preview: Astros @ Yankees

Astros County (Astros County) — This is strange. Usually when I would do series previews on Astros County it was early in the season, and the enjoyment of doing so petered out by, say, the third week of April. This is the first...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Your Playoff-Bound Houston Astros

Astros County (Astros County) — Jeebus. Who would have thought? I mean, yeah, I'm processing all the negative feelings that come with having lost the division to South Oklahoma, but when Cole Hamels titted out and rejected a...
  • 2 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk - G162: Astros in Arizona

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Lance McCullers (6-7, 3.21) versus Robbie Ray (5-12, 3.50) So there we have it, Astros fans and loyal readers.  For the first time in a decade, the Astros are a playoff team.  Unlike...
  • 2 days ago

Well, okay then.

Astros County (Astros County) — Can you believe this? I know it's a trite expression, but seriously, can you believe the Astros? After being next to useless for four months on the road, they win four of five to set up at least a...
  • 3 days ago

Astros exercise bats, exorcise some demons

Astros County (Astros County) — Well that got out of hand pretty quickly. The Astros set a club record with 21 runs in a 21-5 win over the Diamondbacks last night in Arizona. More on that in a minute, let's see what else...
  • 4 days ago
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The playoffs start tonight

Astros County (Astros County) — It comes down to this, Astros fans. The Astros have to win this series at Arizona in order to play the Yankees in a one-game series on Tuesday. So let's check out what happened last night: *The ...
  • 5 days ago

Playoff Scenarios

Astros County (Astros County) — So it's a little confusing out there with all these teams being so close. Here's where we are right now... AL West : Arlington: 86-72, - Houston: 84-75, 2.5 GB Anaheim: 83-75, 3.0 GB AL Wild...
  • 6 days ago
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From the Office of the County Clerk: G158 - Astros in Seattle

Astros County (Masked Marvel) — Scott Kazmir (7-11, 2.97) versus Johnny Everyman (aka the Mariners Bullpen, 20-33, 4.12) Like Carlos G√≥mez, AC Readers, I have declared myself fit and back in the lineup.  I sincerely...
  • 6 days ago
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Disaster in Seattle

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros' 2015 season took a dark turn towards despair and ruin last night in a 6-4 loss at Seattle. The Tigers couldn't find anybody who could adequately use a glove or throw a ball in their...
  • 7 days ago
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Putting the Astros season into perspective

Astros County (County Mountie) — As I sit her watching the Houston Astros in a 4-4 tie with the Seattle Mariners, I can't help but think I've gotten to watch some wonderful baseball this season. Sure the Astros have fallen out of...
  • 7 days ago
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Tuesday Morning Reset

Astros County (Astros County) — Well well well. The end-of-season road trip got off to a good start thanks to some HOMERZ and Lance McCullers as the Astros beat the Mariners 3-2 (what's this!? a 1-run road win?! Nonsense!). The...
  • 8 days ago
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Monday Morning Reset

Astros County (Astros County) — A weekend series with the Rangers where the Astros absolutely had to win at least two out of three resulted in exactly that, and so the Astros finish the crucial nine-game home stand with a 5-4...
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Astros County (Astros County) — It was a combination of poor pitching and ridiculous defense between Scott Kazmir and Preston Tucker last night as the Rangers basically gave themselves an insurmountable lead in the AL West. The...
  • 11 days ago
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Friday Morning Reset

Astros County (Astros County) — You can't count on the A's for anything. The Rangers beat the A's 8-1 to extend their division lead to XX. But hey, the Twins lost to the Indians! So here we are: Rangers: - Astros: -3.5 Astros:...
  • 12 days ago
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No, seriously, what is happening with the bullpen?

Astros County (Astros County) — On August 27 the Astros were coming off a series in which they took two of three from the Yankees in New York, including a 15-1 win where Carlos Gomez finally remembered how to hit the ball....
  • 13 days ago
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Wednesday Morning Reset

Astros County (Astros County) — The Astros fell to two games back of the Rangers after Carlos Correa hit a 433-foot double (stupid Tal's Hill) and Evan Gattis came within inches of a walk-off homer, the ball just going foul in...
  • 14 days ago
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