Houston Astros 2018 Thread

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Phil Elliott, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Hideo Gump Jr.

    Hideo Gump Jr. 100+ Posts

    “It makes a fellow proud to be an Astro.”

    A song Larry Dierker knew well.
     
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  2. Joe Fan

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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  5. Dionysus

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    :arrow-up: Bregman’s HR video is awesome
     
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  6. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    Now that the hitting is finally starting to come alive, the Astros are a handful for anybody.
     
  7. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    i'm not even a stros fan and i love it
     
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  8. Joe Fan

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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Who knew Charlie Morton could sing too?

     
  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Jose Altuve last 25 games:
    .433 BA
    .491 OBP
    .691 SLG
    42 H
    8 2B
    5 HR
    17 RBI
    7 SB
    10.2 BB%
    13.0 K%
    229 wRC+
     
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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    MLB runs/game leaders:

    1) Astros - 5.177
    2) Yankees - 5.173
    3) Redsox - 5.113

    So the Astros officially have the top scoring offense in baseball again.
    And still lead all of MLB in ERA as well.
     
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  12. Dionysus

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    Uncharacteristic Saturday game with 2 hits against KC
     
  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Why do we not hit as well at home?
     
  14. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin

    Weird, no? Then Sunday's game had an 8-run inning (including a granny) and the bats were on fire. Maybe Saturday’s KC pitching was just that good, idk.
     
  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    No.
     
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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Bregman did it again

     
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  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Offensive WAR leaders for all of MLB (per ESPN)

    1) Mike Trout
    2) Jose Ramirez
    3) Jose Altuve
    4) JD Martinez
    5) Mookie Betts
    6) ALEX f'n BREGMAN
     
  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    AL Pennant Odds (from 5Dimes)

    Astros+200
    Yankees+203
    RedSox+445
    Mariners+765
    Indians+789
    Athletics+6950
    Angels+9250
    Twins+25000
    Rays+30000
    Jays+50000
    Tigers+74000
    CWS+90000
    Rangers+90000
    Orioles+100000
    Royals+100000
     
  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Giles' days as an Astro seem numbered

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    He sure stunk on ice last night.
     
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  22. mb227

    mb227 1,000+ Posts

    Sometimes, once the good ones get touched up, they will never get it back. Examples abound, although the two that really stick in my mind from years gone by are the Philly (Mitch Williams) that got lit up in the World Series to lose it and also the Astros own Brad Lidge who was never really wholly effective again for Houston after being torched in by Albert Pujols in '05.

    There are others who had such a case of the yips that they had to find another position to play...Knoblauch comes to mind.
     
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Clearly seems mental/emotional with KG
    I think everyone can see it in his eyes, facial gestures, attitude
    The weirdest thing is that he can get to 98-100mph so easily
    His fastball must be flat and easy to pick up
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  24. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    The Astros have a +191 run differential through 98 games. The closest team is Boston with +160. Then it drops to the Yankees at +134. Pretty impressive.
     
  25. longhorn47

    longhorn47 100+ Posts

    Would be even more impressive if the bullpen had not blown 4- and 5-run leads...
     
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  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    And Seattle's is actually negative
     
  27. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    Bregman and Springer with back-to-back taters in the 10th to win the All Star Game for the AL:

     
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  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Astros starting rotation through 101 games:
    Verlander 10-5, 2.19 ERA
    Cole 10-2, 2.52 ERA
    Keuchel 8-8, 3.50 ERA
    McCullers 10-4, 3.77 ERA
    Morton 11-2, 2.96 ERA
     
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  29. longhorn47

    longhorn47 100+ Posts

     
  30. longhorn47

    longhorn47 100+ Posts

    With 61 games left, if everyone stays healthy, each should get at least 10 more starts (assuming some rest for starting 5 with a big divisional lead). Who do you like to reach 20 wins?
     

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