HOUSTON, TX — Astros right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell will be the guest of this week’s Astroline call-in radio show, which will air its fifth broadcast of this season tomorrow. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Buffalo Wild Wings (510 Gray St.) on NewsRadio 740 KTRH. The show is open to the public.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will once again serve as the host of Astroline and will be joined by Astros Social Media Director Kelly George, who will take fans questions via Twitter at twitter.com/astros either before or during the broadcast. Fans may also post questions prior to the broadcast on the Astros Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Astros. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5874.
Astroline, which is presented by Budweiser, is being broadcast live each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. during the offseason.
Harrell, 27, was named the Astros 2012 Rookie of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA after going 11-11 with a 3.76 ERA (81ER/193.2IP) and 140 strikeouts in 32 starts. The Missouri native led the club in wins, innings pitched and starts, finished second in the Majors in innings pitched by a rookie and finished second among National League rookies in both strikeouts and wins. Harrell was also the only NL rookie to toss a complete game shutout in 2012.
Harrell was originally selected by the White Sox in the fourth round of the June 2004 draft after graduating from Ozark High School in Missouri. He was claimed off waivers by the Astros on July 8, 2011.
Hamilton, who retired from the radio booth in 2012, began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. The 2012 season was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton will remain active with the Astros moving forward.