Houston Astros 2017 Thread

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Phil Elliott, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    Outstanding!
     
  2. Joe Fan

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  3. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    What a great year...so far.
     
  4. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    No player in the history of MLB has won the batting title 4 years in a row - Altuve will go down as the greatest Astro ever. He is the reincarnation of Craig Biggio and Jose Cruz combined, except he is better than either of those greats.
     
  5. Joe Fan

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  6. Joe Fan

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  7. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    Altuve hit into a double play in his only at-bat with a RISP so far today. What a bum.
     
  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


     
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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    An update to the Sale family Wiki information ....

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  10. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    That is hilarious. I fell for it and the timing was perfect!
     
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  11. Joe Fan

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  12. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    Feels weird pulling for Yankees
     
  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I cant believe they blew that lead :smh:

    But they did lose a key bat
     
  14. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    If there is ANYTHING that helps the Sox out of yesterday's game (which I saw from Section 111), it will be that final AB when they HAD to pitch to Altuve...with the crowd chanting M-V-P...and the bases loaded...and they get Altuve to swing and miss on the full count.

    That being said...I don't see this one going five games.

    Was frustrating to miss Springer's Dinger...was returning from the bathroom and was halfway across the concourse when you could hear the crack and the roar.
     
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  15. Joe Fan

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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Verlander got the win

     
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  17. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    Potentially enough time between now and the 1st game of ALCS that Verlander could still start that one...although would anticipate Keuchel in Game 1 and Verlander in Game 2. Must be rough on Hinch to have to choose from amongst the riches that is his starting pitching palette...
     
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  18. Joe Fan

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    I thinks its Keuchel
    And Indians suddenly looking human is encouraging
     
  19. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    Have to give props to that Yankee starter last night...was still throwing 100mph BB's in the 7th inning. And he has struggled earlier in his career...so him catching lightning in a bottle in the playoffs would NOT be a good thing for Houston- efforts like that can be contagious.
     
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I dont know if you caught the local radio guy in the lockerroom post-game?
    Steve Sparks with probably one sip of champagne
    Was pretty funny
    Cheapest drunk in town


     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  21. Son of a Son

    Son of a Son 1,000+ Posts

    Hey, that ain't Omaha! ;)
     
  22. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    OK, the Yankees have given us the matchup we wanted, now just gotta go get em Astros!
     
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  23. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    If you want the historic run, here it is: Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers.
     
  24. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    After the Yankees won their series, I was very glad I did not continue bidding on a Starwood Moments VIP package for Game 4...on the field for batting practice and two tickets for the game. Was SURE that we were looking at Games 3 and 4 here in Houston...

    I'm thinking the Astros-Yankees series could set some post-season scoring records...
     
  25. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    I did not want to face the Indians' pitchers. We have not matched up well with them all year.
     
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  26. Joe Fan

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  28. VYFan

    VYFan 1,000+ Posts

    Look how rough the area around home plate looks! If you click on the photo to make it bigger, the field looks like a gravel pit.
     
  29. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 250+ Posts

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  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Welcome to the Big Apple

     

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