***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Ag_07 said:

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Ag_07 said:

I think it's the opposite.

The more games we have with Yordan at DH the better. Especially since he's so-so in the field.

He's in there all games of the first 2 series regardless. The WS is where that gets to be an issue and the exttra games with him will help.
This brings up an interesting question too. All hypothetical of course, but say Yordan is killing it in the first two series of the postseason. Would Hinch consider playing him on the road in the WS in left field? Or is he strictly a pinch hitter?

My first thought is you do whatever you need to do to get his bat in the lineup.

Then I think about how. Does he play LF and Brantley sits out? Does he play 1B (which he's never done), Yuli play 3B, Bregs play SS?

Maybe he doesn't play him, but you don't want to play the first 2 one the road without Yordan.


Brantley goes to right
Yordan in left

But if Carlos is still hurt then it's a problem because one of Brantley or yordan needs to play first to get them both in the lineup with yuli at 3rd and bregs at ss

But I would only trot that lineup out with verlander and Cole pitching, contact like Miley and grienke would be a disaster for defensive outfield like that
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mathguy86 said:

Martin Cash said:

Bregxit said:

Beat40 said:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here:

If we win tonight, we lock up AL home field.

If we win and the Dodgers lose, we lock up home field throughout.

Is this correct? If so, the possibility is out there we lock up everything tonight.


Yep. Magic numbers...

1 - AL home field (Astros win or Yankees loss)
2 - WS home field (Astros wins or Dodgers losses)
Maybe I missed it. What is the tie breaker if Stros and Dodgers end up with identical records?
Division winning %. And we own it.
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Deluxe said:

I didn't realize this but Greinke is slashing .280/.308/.580 (.888 OPS) this year in 50 ABs with 4 doubles and 3 dingers
Maybe he should start in right ahead of Reddick.
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How many runners got to third base last night with less than 2 outs? How many scored?

The bunt a runner over only guarantees an out. Not to mention all the other negative outcomes, like bunt a pop up that fails to advance, or bunt it too hard to the pitcher that gets the lead runner.
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Safe at Home said:

Philip J Fry said:

Give me a break with this Hinched Bull***** He put Springer in with the bases loaded and 1 out. Springer didn't get it done. He gambled with his best ace in the hole and lost an almost meaningless game.
I agree, I know I'm not qualified to criticize his game decisions. But can someone explain this - twice Toro came up with runners on first and second with no outs. Both times he swung away and both times hit into taylor made double plays (the Angels muffed the second one). Why didn't he bunt to get a guy to third with one out? I know what analytics says about bunting but when you have a Mendoza at the plate don't you get to use common sense sometimes?
not when you go by analytics and the analytics say not to do it...
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3 Astros, but no JV or Cole.



I still think we're low due to the great dick jersey sale of '18.
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I did my part getting George in the list. I have a blue alternate Springer.
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cpsencik04 said:

Safe at Home said:

Philip J Fry said:

Give me a break with this Hinched Bull***** He put Springer in with the bases loaded and 1 out. Springer didn't get it done. He gambled with his best ace in the hole and lost an almost meaningless game.
I agree, I know I'm not qualified to criticize his game decisions. But can someone explain this - twice Toro came up with runners on first and second with no outs. Both times he swung away and both times hit into taylor made double plays (the Angels muffed the second one). Why didn't he bunt to get a guy to third with one out? I know what analytics says about bunting but when you have a Mendoza at the plate don't you get to use common sense sometimes?
not when you go by analytics and the analytics say not to do it...
Data shows not bunting > bunting. It's that simple.
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Farmer1906 said:

3 Astros, but no JV or Cole.



I still think we're low due to the great dick jersey sale of '18.
I've asked the wife for a bregman jersey as a christmas gift, but to wait until we get a WS patch on it.
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Grey Bregman
White Verlander
Blue Altuve
Orange Springer
Orange Alvarez

Looking at the cream colored shooting star button up next, if I can find it. They were out at Union Station last week when I went.
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I also have a 2018 spring training blue Bregman jersey. XL, too big for me, never worn, if anyone is interested.
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Astro NASA cap arriving today...finally.
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Prosperdick said:

Astro NASA cap arriving today...finally.
Yessir
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Quote:

I still think we're low due to the great dick jersey sale of '18.
Remind me of this? I don't remember what this is about?
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bearkatag15 said:

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I still think we're low due to the great dick jersey sale of '18.
Remind me of this? I don't remember what this is about?
Dicks mistakenly discounted all the 2017 Astros WS ***** $110 jerseys were going to for $10.

They either honored it or sent a store credit. They lost their ass on it.
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Once again offering up my 1994 Mitch Williams #99 T-shirt jersey for sale.
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Marvin said:

Grey Bregman
White Verlander
Blue Altuve
Orange Springer
Orange Alvarez

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Grey springer
White Bregman
Orange Corbin Martin (bad purchase)
Navy Correa
White WS champs Verlander
Orange blank jersey

Next on mine is getting an orange one with a current player
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You bought an orange jersey for Corbin Martin, a good Aggie? I think we now know what cursed him.
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Prosperdick said:

Astro NASA cap arriving today...finally.


Mine just came in - it's sexy af!
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MuckRaker96 said:

Once again offering up my 1994 Mitch Williams #99 T-shirt jersey for sale.


That's random, isn't that the guy who would fall down after he threw the pitch?
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Astros after dark stinks.
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willie wonka said:

Astros after dark stinks.
Good thing our playoff games are during the day.
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willie wonka said:

Astros after dark stinks.


How do you know? You were sleeping through it!
willie wonka
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True!

4:15am comes early, dawg!
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This is the "We're done ****ing around" lineup. Go get home field boys
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Since we can't count on Carlos, looks like a winner to me.
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bearkatag15 said:



This is the "We're done ****ing around" lineup. Go get home field boys


I mean, Urquidy...?
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bearkatag15 said:



This is the "We're done ****ing around" lineup. Go get home field boys


Only missing Correa for the lineup of death
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willie wonka said:

Astros after dark stinks.


It was bad enough when I lived in the central timezone. Even worse now that I'm on the east coast.
Ag_07
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Paxton yanked unexpectedly after a 20 pitch 1st inning. Boone said he was planning on getting into the middle innings but didn't come back out for the 2nd.
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Listing Correa on the lineup card is just a big tease. Not sure why Hinch bothered.
Ag_07
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His gimp ass should be back in Houston if he's not playing.
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Ag_07 said:

His gimp ass should be back in Houston if he's not playing.
Yep. He should be in Houston getting medically evaluated and treatment.
Bregxit
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The Indians absolutely sheet the bed in this last week.
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mathguy86 said:

Ag_07 said:

His gimp ass should be back in Houston if he's not playing.
Yep. He should be in Houston getting medically evaluated and treatment.


I mean, the team thinks he should be playing. No one is keeping Carlos out except Carlos.