Astros Weekend Links


The young Astros battled for 13 innings in Minnesota last night before ending up on the wrong side of a 4-3 decision. The Chronicle‘s Brian T. Smith provides a nice recap highlighting the performance by rookie starter Jarred Cosart. Also, the AAA RedHawks are on a winning streak. And the Hooks won in walkoff fashion.

I’ve also got a link to a Lancaster recap as well as an epic from Andy at The Houston Sports Counterplot. So pack a lunch for this one.

"When I came up here, (they said) not to put too much thought into it — pitch like I was pitching in Triple-A,” Cosart said. “It should be harder said than done and I’ve worked everyday … and (I’ve) got to pretend it’s bases loaded every time I’m out there."

Ultimate Astros

"Catcher Rene Garcia went 2-for-3 with two RBI and also scored two runs for Oklahoma City, which entered the game in a tie with Albuquerque for first place in the PCL American Southern Division standings."

"Corpus Christi trailed for much of the ballgame, unable to get its offense ignited against Midland starting pitcher Zach Neal. He surrendered only a solo home run to Enrique Hernandez in the seventh inning"

"“I’m feeling good and relaxed,” said DeShields, who is a scorching 21-for-43 during the streak. “It’s the last month of the season and the toughest month of the season … I’m just going out every day and working hard.”"

Eric Smith

"The whole process leading up to Bud being traded left a pretty sour taste in my mouth. I felt many in the media intentionally tried to paint Bud as being unhappy in Houston or went as far as suggesting that he had become the same kind of cancer Roy Oswalt was."

The Houston Sports Counterplot