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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Update from yesterday: Our A/C did not, in fact, heal itself and it went out. It's 80 degrees in my house at 5:58am. Hottest day of the year and the tech can't get here until 4pm. Looking forward...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Note: The Hot Links are late this morning because for an hour I thought the air conditioning at our house went out. It healed itself, and the kingdom rejoiced.  *Mike Fiers and a big 6th...
  • 2 days ago

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Astros put up a 5-spot on Sonny Gray in the 1st inning last night and rode it out to an 8-4 win over Oakland. Gray needed 38 pitches to get through the 1st as the Astros sent 10 men to the...
  • 3 days ago

Most Productive Astros Draftees, by Round

Astros County (Astros County) — There's no reason to post this, other than that I thought it would be interesting. Even I don't know what I'll find. Here are the most successful Astros, drafted by the Astros, sorted by round (by...
  • 3 days ago

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Brad Peacock threw 5.2IP, allowing 4H/1ER, 8K:2BB. The Astros are 4-2 in Peacock's starts this season and he has thrown 28.1IP, 22H/12ER, 44K:14BB in those starts, on a .356 BABIP. The Astros...
  • 4 days ago
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Alex Bregman Has Been Good And He Is About To Get Better

Astros County (Jeff Blogwell) — From now until the end of the season, Alex Bregman will be the fourth-best hitter on the Astros, right behind Correa, Altuve, and Springer. Book it. After being taken second overall in...
  • 4 days ago

Monday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *The Astros had baserunners all game long and couldn't push enough of them across including a repeat of Friday night when the potential tying run got thrown out at home. Also Xander Bogaerts had...
  • 5 days ago
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Sunday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — Shorter Hot Links this morning. Happy Fathers' Day. * David Paulino balled out , throwing 6IP, 3H/1ER in just 81 pitches, and getting his first Major-League win in the process. * The Astros got ...
  • 6 days ago
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Checking in on pitchers connected to the Astros in trade rumors

Astros County (County Mountie) — I feel like now is an appropriate time to check in on potential trade targets to improve the Astros rotation. Oh look the Astros and Athletics are mutually interested in making a Sonny Gray trade...
  • 6 days ago
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Saturday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Don't let the 2-1 loss to the Red Sox last night overshadow how crucial Mike Fiers has been over the last four starts. Fiers threw 7IP, 5H/1ER, 4K:2BB to mark his 4th straight start with 2ER or...
  • 7 days ago
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On the Phone with Tim Kurkjian

Astros County (Astros County) — Today I had the good fortune of talking for a few minutes with ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, who will be a part of the ESPN team for Baseball Tonight on Sunday prior to the Astros/Red Sox game. Here's the...
  • 7 days ago
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Friday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *OFF DAY. The Astros begin a series with the Red Sox tonight culminating with a Sunday Night Baseball appearance on...Sunday night. *Here's the section of Buster Olney's podcast with Jose Altuve...
  • 8 days ago
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Thursday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Wow, okay. The Astros scored as many runs in the 6th inning (nine) as they had in the previous three games combined (also, nine). Their 13 runs were one more than the Astros had scored in the...
  • 9 days ago
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Wednesday Morning Hot Links

Astros County (Astros County) — *Despite a good outing on short rest, the Astros lost 4-2 to the South Denton Rangers thanks to another shaky bullpen and a lack of offense. Brad Peacock - starting on three days' rest - threw...
  • 10 days ago
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10-301: Kyle Serrano

Astros County (Astros County) — With their 10th Round pick (301st overall) the Astros selected 6'3" 195lbs RHP Kyle Serrano, a junior out of the University of Tennessee. Kyle Serrano, the son of Dave Serrano - who resigned as...
  • 10 days ago
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9-271: Michael Papierski

Astros County (Astros County) — With their 9th Round pick (271st overall) the Astros selected 6'3" 195lb ( LSU says 6'4" 225lbs) switch-hitting catcher Mike Papierski out of LSU. Apparently known more as a defensive catcher,...
  • 10 days ago
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8-241: Corey Julks

Astros County (Astros County) — With their 8th Round pick (241st overall) the Astros selected 5'10" 185lb (UH says 6'1" 200lbs) righty CF Corey Julks, Clear Brook grad and a junior out of the University of Houston. Julks was a...
  • 10 days ago
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7-211: Parker Mushinski

Astros County (Astros County) — With their 7th Round pick (211th overall), the Astros selected 6'0" 230lb LHP Parker Mushinski out of Texas Tech. Mushinski, a reliever, threw 37.2IP, 24H/9ER, 47K:25BB in 31 appearances with a...
  • 10 days ago
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6-181: Jake Adams

Astros County (Astros County) — With their 6th Round pick (181st overall) the Astros selected 6'3" 240lb (some say 6'2" 250lbs) first baseman Jake Adams, a junior out of the University of Iowa (moment of silence for Bo Porter). ...
  • 10 days ago
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5-151: Nathan Perry

Astros County (Astros County) — With their 5th Round pick (151st overall) the Astros selected 6'3" 215lbs lefty-hitting/righty-throwing catcher Nate Perry out of Bassett High School in Virginia. Baseball America ranked him #9...
  • 10 days ago
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