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

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Farmer1906 said:

Poor TED


What happened? Not on the roster?
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what are yall thinking for tickets? should I buy tonight? will there be a small spike tomorrow? or just wait till the absolute last minute?
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Bregxit said:

Farmer1906 said:

Poor TED


What happened? Not on the roster?
Hinch said Reddick is playing tomorrow.
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Teddy Perkins
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Bregman is laser focused right now. Very calm and serious demeanor so far in his portion of the presser.
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gigemJTH12 said:

what are yall thinking for tickets? should I buy tonight? will there be a small spike tomorrow? or just wait till the absolute last minute?


Wait it out
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Bregxit said:

Farmer1906 said:

Poor TED


What happened? Not on the roster?


Rotting on the bench.
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Teddy Perkins said:

Bregman is laser focused right now. Very calm and serious demeanor so far in his portion of the presser.


Sounds like he's stressing, pressing, and not having fun. We're screwed. SCREWED!
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Farmer1906 said:

Bregxit said:

Farmer1906 said:

Poor TED


What happened? Not on the roster?


Rotting on the bench.


Hopefully he isn't rotting after one game. That's some bad fruit if so.
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Farmer1906 said:

Teddy Perkins said:

Bregman is laser focused right now. Very calm and serious demeanor so far in his portion of the presser.


Sounds like he's stressing, pressing, and not having fun. We're screwed. SCREWED!
Not sure if it's time to pull the panic alarm on Bregman yet, but geez. First all the YouTube celeb stuff. Now this. There's a chance he might not even win MVP this year. Hopefully Correa stays healthy so we can slide Toro in at 3B if Bregman gets off to a slow start tomorrow.
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Deluxe said:

Interesting note on Astros-Rays pitching matchups courtesy of the Starting 9 podcast...

G1) Astros start a former Cy Young winner and Rays counter with a former Pittsburgh Pirate
G2) Rays start a former Cy Young winner and Astros counter with a former Pittsburgh Pirate
G3) Astros start a former Cy Young winner and Rays counter with a former Pittsburgh Pirate
Either G1 or G2 (or who knows, maybe both) will need to be updated to CURRENT Cy Young winner. It's still a very interesting tidbit.
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Haha yep. Sucks to be a Pirates fan watching this series.
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Prosperdick said:

Deluxe said:

Interesting note on Astros-Rays pitching matchups courtesy of the Starting 9 podcast...

G1) Astros start a former Cy Young winner and Rays counter with a former Pittsburgh Pirate
G2) Rays start a former Cy Young winner and Astros counter with a former Pittsburgh Pirate
G3) Astros start a former Cy Young winner and Rays counter with a former Pittsburgh Pirate
Either G1 or G2 (or who knows, maybe both) will need to be updated to CURRENT Cy Young winner. It's still a very interesting tidbit.
And its not inconceivable that this series sees the #1, 2 and 3 in the Cy Young race back to back to back.
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So, would [the Mets] actually pay Joe Girardi or Joe Maddon big money, particularly when Callaway has one year left on his contract at a reported salary of just over $1 million? Possibly. It's what they should do. But the name I reported on Twitter early Wednesday morning as a "name to watch" Carlos Beltrn is intriguing as well. Beltrn is bilingual, a strong communicator in both English and Spanish. He played for the Mets from 2005-11, interviewed for the Yankees' job that went to Aaron Boone in 2018. He also has connections to the Mets' front office. One Mets executive, Allard Baird, was Beltrn's GM with the Royals. Another, Omar Minaya, signed Beltrn as a free agent when he was Mets' GM. As for the differences Beltrn had with Mets ownership most notably, over his decision to undergo knee surgery in 2010 they probably would not deter him from pursuing the job.

Beltrn is polarizing to Mets fans, in part because of the called third strike he took from the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright in Game 7 of the 2006 World Series. But he also is a potential Hall of Famer who had some of his best years with the Mets, and is extremely savvy about the game. Remember when Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that Beltrn had helped the Yankees during the London Series in his role as special adviser? As a first-time manager, Beltrn would need an experienced bench coach. But it's hardly a reach to envision him calling shots in the dugout.
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Hinch just said on Bases Loaded that Toro is probably not making the roster for the ALDS. Straw probably is since he can play infield and outfield. Only carrying 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Intimated that at the back end of the bullpen guys like Devo and Peacock may be on the outside looking in.
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Teddy Perkins said:

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So, would [the Mets] actually pay Joe Girardi or Joe Maddon big money, particularly when Callaway has one year left on his contract at a reported salary of just over $1 million? Possibly. It's what they should do. But the name I reported on Twitter early Wednesday morning as a "name to watch" Carlos Beltrn is intriguing as well. Beltrn is bilingual, a strong communicator in both English and Spanish. He played for the Mets from 2005-11, interviewed for the Yankees' job that went to Aaron Boone in 2018. He also has connections to the Mets' front office. One Mets executive, Allard Baird, was Beltrn's GM with the Royals. Another, Omar Minaya, signed Beltrn as a free agent when he was Mets' GM. As for the differences Beltrn had with Mets ownership most notably, over his decision to undergo knee surgery in 2010 they probably would not deter him from pursuing the job.

Beltrn is polarizing to Mets fans, in part because of the called third strike he took from the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright in Game 7 of the 2006 World Series. But he also is a potential Hall of Famer who had some of his best years with the Mets, and is extremely savvy about the game. Remember when Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that Beltrn had helped the Yankees during the London Series in his role as special adviser? As a first-time manager, Beltrn would need an experienced bench coach. But it's hardly a reach to envision him calling shots in the dugout.

Am I having an off day? Don't they mean Carlos Beltran??
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Yes, the accent over the a probably threw off the copy and paste.
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Why would Beltran be controversial for mets fans because of the 2006 world series btwn cards/tigers?
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Teddy Perkins said:

Hinch just said on Bases Loaded that Toro is probably not making the roster for the ALDS. Straw probably is since he can play infield and outfield. Only carrying 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Intimated that at the back end of the bullpen guys like Devo and Peacock may be on the outside looking in.
That makes sense. It seems likely that Diaz and Bregman would get all the reps at 3B/SS if Correa gets hurt again. And we have emergency options too, so no need to waste a roster spot on Toro. Sounds like Jake, Straw and Tucker will all be available and that's a good thing.
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Yep. You can not cut & paste special characters directly to TexAg but need to use HTML codes.

Result for straight cut & paste: Carlos Beltrn
Result with HTML code: Carlos Beltrán
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The tally is up to $5.7M bet by Mattress Mack.
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Interesting about Toro. Guess he'll be waiting in the wings.
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Yankees left CC off their ALDS roster.
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AustinCountyAg said:

couldn't tell you exact number of weeks, about a month and a half early though. one was 4 lb 10 ounces the other 4 lb 6 ounces??? something like that. In NICU for bout a month. In all reality they were "big" considering some of the other babies in there with us. Very blessed
Definitely, good for you. You better learn the number of weeks before your wife quizzes you on it some time.
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Closed roof tomorrow... thankfully
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Teddy Perkins said:

Hinch just said on Bases Loaded that Toro is probably not making the roster for the ALDS. Straw probably is since he can play infield and outfield. Only carrying 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Intimated that at the back end of the bullpen guys like Devo and Peacock may be on the outside looking in.
Semantics and I may be wrong, but I think the back end of the bullpen are the setup guys and closer.
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expresswrittenconsent said:

Why would Beltran be controversial for mets fans because of the 2006 world series btwn cards/tigers?
yeah seriously, the Rockets hired Kevin McHale once. WHen i was a kid I wanted to kill that guy, but as a grownup he made a very convincing Coach/Frankenstein monster.
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Mr.Ackar07
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Do y'all think Abreu has a case to have a spot on the roster? Very small sample size, but I liked his stuff against LAA.
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Kuechel starting game 1 for the Braves
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Looking for decent ticket price for tommorow's game, 1 ticket.......
Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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gigemJTH12 said:

what are yall thinking for tickets? should I buy tonight? will there be a small spike tomorrow? or just wait till the absolute last minute?
With a 1pm game, tix will prob be $20 by gametime
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PhatMack19 said:

Kuechel starting game 1 for the Braves
With a clean 1st inning - three ground ball outs.

http://bilasport.net/game/atlanta-braves-vs-st-louis-cardinals-19162.html
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Can anyone tell me what time the rangerettes play tomorrow?
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Mr.Ackar07 said:

Do y'all think Abreu has a case to have a spot on the roster? Very small sample size, but I liked his stuff against LAA.
I'm kinda mixed. I think he's definitely one of our 11 best pitchers right now. But I'm also not exactly sure what type of spot Hinch would trust him in.

To me, the biggest reason to include him on the ALDS roster is just to get him into a game or two (low leverage) so he's got a little bit of playoff traction before a potential ALCS/World Series birth... where we'll likely have to dig deeper into our pitching staff.