Houston Astros 2020 thread............

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Joe Fan, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Hoping the Astros save some offense for the next few games...but seeing Springer, Altuve and Correa having it going on IS fun. 10-5 going to bottom of the ninth...

    There was a guy on Twitter who took the 15.5 in-game under...he has to be sweating it right about now.
     
  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  3. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Two down and one to go...then sitting around waiting on Yanks/Rays to finish. Urquidy is starting today...would be nice to get a sweep.
     
  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  5. Joe Fan

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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  7. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad Trying this out.

    How sweet it is!
     
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  8. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Minute Maid West
     
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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Astros are 5-1, including two playoff series victories, since this tweet

     
  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    FG article on series that starts today

     
  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    RIP former Astros Joe Morgan

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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    With bases loaded, 2 outs in the 9th


    Bregman hit every ball today on the screws - nothing to show
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  14. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Yeah, Baseball is a cruel mistress.
     
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  15. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    I was not happy with that last at-bat. Opposing pitcher couldn't find the strike zone with a map, throwing eight straight balls (cue Bob Uecker with "Ball four...ball eight...) to load the bases for the second time IN THE INNING. If ever there was a time to take at least the first pitch, it was THAT at-bat...

    All Bregman needed to do was get a single somewhere and that game was probably going to have been tied. And with Correa on-deck, a walk wouldn't have been a bad thing either, as bases loaded and down by one is a good place for the guy who ALREADY had one over the fence in the game...
     
  16. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Surely Baker told him to extend the at bat for as long as possible.
     
  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Astros have allowed 7 ERs and are down 0-3
    They been outscored by 6 runs total
    They have gone 4-of-24 w/RISP
    and left 31 men on base
    in 3 games
     
  18. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Tampa Bay has had some stellar defensive gems to be certain, but some of Dusty's management of the pitching staff last night just bring back memories of WHY he has the reputation he holds as a manager...

    Urquidy was pitching fine. He wasn't the one who had a case of the yips. He deserved to have been left in the game.
     
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  19. n64ra

    n64ra 500+ Posts

    I will not be surprised to see Baker exit the postseason early.
     
  20. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Was very concerned to see him going out in the 6th to talk to Greinke, especially with the shots of Pressley warming up. Pressley with runners on base is just throwing gasoline on a fire, as we would get to (again) witness in the 9th inning when he came in and promptly gave up a double to allow the tying run to be in scoring position.

    The comments of Greinke about lack of confidence having been shown up to this point in his Houston tenure were extremely telling about the nonsensical absolute reliance on analytics. There ARE some pitchers who have an extra gear to find when they HAVE to get the out...Greinke seems to be one of them.
     
  21. Joe Fan

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  22. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts



    Sort of reminded me of Hatcher's shot in the '86 NLCS against the Mets...

     
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Bookends -- the first pitch of Game 5, and the last pitch of Game 5


     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    All-time postseason home runs:

    Springer/Correa/Altuve: 54 HRs

    Rangers: 54 HRs
    D-Backs: 44 HRs
    Nationals: 41 HRs
    Mariners: 40 HRs
    Brewers: 34 HRs
    Marlins: 31 HRs
    Rockies: 20 HRs
    George Springer: 19 HR
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    Just sayin
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    On to Game 7

     
  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Lance McCullers and Charlie Morton BOTH pitched for Houston in the 2017 ALCS and the 2017 WS Game 7

    They'll face each other in Game 7 of the 2020 ALCS

    Which makes them the first pitching duo in MLB postseason history to pitch in the same winner-take-all game as teammates who later started against each other in a winner-take-all game
     
  28. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    'Stros getting beat down 3-0 in the second inning.
     
  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    If anyone is interested

     
  30. n64ra

    n64ra 500+ Posts

    'Stros should have paid to keep Morton on the team after 2018. :(
     

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