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

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Isn't the ALCS all primetime?
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Ag_07 said:

Isn't the ALCS all primetime?


Last year there were the following start times in CT for both series:

809
739
709
639
609
409
309

Last year TBS had the AL and Fox had the NL. It is flipped this year. So I have no idea what times the ALCS will get. AL had two 409 games.
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I'll be going to game 2 since the Bama game is the same day as game 1. Hopefully at least one of our teams has a good game
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Times in ET and by days, last year was:

Fri- NL1 - 809
Sat- NL2 - 409 --- AL1 - 809
Sun- AL2 - 709
Mon- NL3 - 739
Tue- AL3 - 509 --- NL4 - 909
Wed- NL5 - 505 --- AL4 - 839
Thu- AL5 - 809
Fri- NL6 - 839
Sat- AL6 - 509 --- NL7 - 909
Sun- AL7 - 739

Normalizing for local times and by days, last year was:

NL1 - 709
NL2 - 309 --- AL1 - 709
AL2 - 609
NL3 - 439
AL3 - 409 --- NL4 - 609
NL5 - 205 --- AL4 - 739
AL5 - 709
NL6 - 739
AL6 - 509 --- NL7 - 609
AL7 - 739
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But IIRC the only day games in the LCSs are on weekends. There are no weekday day games.
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JJ Watt w/ the Bregman celebration after a sack

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CFTXAG10 said:

JJ Watt w/ the Bregman celebration after a sack



Saw it
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


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Ag_07 said:

But IIRC the only day games in the LCSs are on weekends. There are no weekday day games.


Rows 4-6 are Mon through Wed
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BCSGrubber said:

ALCS ticket lottery emails are out. I was selected this round
I got the email as well. Does this pretty much assure that I will get tickets, or is it just a chance at a free for all?
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8T2 said:

BCSGrubber said:

ALCS ticket lottery emails are out. I was selected this round
I got the email as well. Does this pretty much assure that I will get tickets, or is it just a chance at a free for all?


Basically you get to participate in the Black Friday style rush to buy tickets.
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No ticket email for.me.
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I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


H-Town 2017 WS Champions
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Man Soroka is getting jobbed more than JV. Just gave up his 2nd hit but losing 1-0 in 7th
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bearkatag15 said:



Can't really think of a situation where we have to follow Greinke with both Urquidy and Miley. That tells me that he's open to using one of them in Game 3 if the situation arises, and then the other would start game 4 with James on long relief duty.
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agdaddy04 said:

Man Soroka is getting jobbed more than JV. Just gave up his 2nd hit but losing 1-0 in 7th
Wainwright had a lot to do with that. They may have left him in a little too long though
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Fun to watch Soroka pitch, kid looks effortless out there.
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Last night someone mentioned the Astro's post season scoring futility during the Biggio/Bagwell years. I remember those painfully. So for "fun" I looked it up. From 1997 through 2001 the Astros played in 14 playoff games. They won 2 of them and scored a total of 34 runs, an average of 2.4 runs per game.

So yeah Tampa Bay fans, we know how you feel.
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Have they released the schedule for the alcs? Or at least know which games will be played on which days?
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Cards intentionally walked McCann to face Dansby
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Dansby doubles off the wall to tie it.
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Oops.
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2 run double. Cards overmanaged this one

3-1 Braves top 9
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Wish nothing but bad things on the Cards.
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Acuna is such a punk.
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I know this has been discussed, but can someone please remind me on the GCole contract situation? Really want him signed to a long term deal & keep the core group of Springer, Bregman, Altuve, Correa, Brantley, Alvarez, Verlander together.
AKA 13-0
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Unless this little bit of rest has done wonders for Miley, he, imo, is completely unreliable right now. Hopefully I am wrong. Using him requires a 5+ Run lead or an 8+ run deficit. 4th starter is about the only hole in the lineup this team has right now.
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Bregxit said:

8T2 said:

BCSGrubber said:

ALCS ticket lottery emails are out. I was selected this round
I got the email as well. Does this pretty much assure that I will get tickets, or is it just a chance at a free for all?


Basically you get to participate in the Black Friday style rush to buy tickets.
Should have a decent chance if you're quick right when they go on sale. Will mostly be upper level tickets.
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Think the Astros noticed where the Cardinals place their ball boys? In front of the angled wall farther away from the foul line. They use plastic step stools that are low enough so the fans behind them aren't obstructed. Pretty sure you can buy them at WalMart cheap.
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Burn-It said:

I know this has been discussed, but can someone please remind me on the GCole contract situation? Really want him signed to a long term deal & keep the core group of Springer, Bregman, Altuve, Correa, Brantley, Alvarez, Verlander together.


As much as I want Cole, I almost guarantee you some club is going to give him an absolutely stupid contract. Wherever he goes, he'll handcuff them with his huge salary and they won't compete because of it.

If we are to have any chance, Brantley and Reddick would have to be gone. Correa too.
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Anibal Sanchez starting for the Nats. Game 3 and Scherzer still hasn't started
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Burn-It said:

I know this has been discussed, but can someone please remind me on the GCole contract situation? Really want him signed to a long term deal & keep the core group of Springer, Bregman, Altuve, Correa, Brantley, Alvarez, Verlander together.


Cole is on the last year of his deal. He will hit the market for the first time and will likely receive record breaking offers. The odds we keep in are incredibly slim.

As for the core we have Springer has 1 more year of arb before he hits the market. I expect we'll make him a competitive offer. I think he's the most likely to re sign.

Bregman was given an extension of 2 years at a discounted rate in order to get his money sooner. He's locked up for the next 5 years.

We have 2 more years of control of Correa. With his inability to stay healthy and projected market value, I don't think we'll invest in him long term, especially if we lock in Springer the year before.

We had Altuve at a bargain, but we ripped it up and locked him in for big money long term. He starts getting 29 M next year for the next 5(?).

Brantley signed last offseason for a 2 year deal. He'll hit the open market again at 34. I have no good feel on if we'll keep him or not. It'll probably have a lot to do with how Tucker progresses and how we feel with Springer.

Alvarez is a rookie. We have him cheap for a good while.

Verlander signed an extension last offseason. He's ours for 20 and 21. He's one of a kind so we might give him another deal at age 38. Who knows. Father Time eventually wins.
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PhatMack19 said:

Anibal Sanchez starting for the Nats. Game 3 and Scherzer still hasn't started


I have a feeling the Nats are in five game mode. Scherzer gets game four and Stras gets five.