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

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Not the end of the world. Don't melt down just yet.

*** News Flash: Worst case is a Game 5 ***

Big Al 1992
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Suck it up. Bats will come alive. They have to.
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Not asking a guy to start on short rest for the first time in his career. Urquidy was the clear option to me. Save Verlander for a possible game 5 if necessary at a place we dominate.


All a ****ing moot point now
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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The offense almost has to go get a run back this inning. Need to start swinging the momentum in our favor and give JV some rest and time to adjust.
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Agnzona said:

You never have enough pitching in the playoffs. We got to stop letting good pitchers leave. Corea, Reddick, Brantley are the replacement parts not starting pitching.


Who did we let walk besides Keuchel?
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Dirty Mike and the Boys said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


Can't make that claim about all of us.

You're the type that would rather lose and be right. Gfy.


That's the absolute dumbest fkn thing I've ever heard.
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Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


My post from yesterday following announcement. I'm sad that this is happening. But it was a bad decision.

Ag13 said:

gigemJTH12 said:

How could anyone disagree with the move to go with JV???

You trust a guy with no experience more? And if he only goes 4-5 innings you're throwing 35 anyways. Because who else are you going to throw?? Also gives you Cole at home game 5 which is virtually an unstoppable force right now. Blows my mind anyone could have an issue with this.

We have 1 and 2 in the Cy young race. Make TB beat them back to back.
My issues with it:
1) Pitching on short rest. JV is a workhorse but this is a total change of schedule. How long is he going to go? If it's just six innings, then you are relying on pitchers not named Justin Verlander for 1/3 of the game.
2) We are good enough to win the game tomorrow without JV pitching. And if we lose, then, we have him pitching at home in game 5 on full rest. Also a bit of an unstoppable force.
3) If this fails (whether because of JV, or because of the offense being non-existant, or because bullpen messes it up), then Cole is obviously pitching game 5. ALCS rotation then becomes funky. Would have to think ALCS rotation would become Greinke, Verlander, Cole. Would much prefer JV and Cole pitching the home games.
4) It's not an elimination game. Why pull out all the stops now? If this was a game 5/game 7 situation then throw the kitchen sink at the game.

Probably my BAS shining through, but, it just seems like the upside isn't there when JV (a more rested version) would be starting game 5 anyways.
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Current board mood. We're gonna feel real silly later when we pull this out
Kozmozag
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A J messing with the baseball gods.
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Charlie Conway said:

Astros slumping hard, Rays surging, good season fellas, see yall next year
You aren't allowed to post again until March.
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Mr.Bond said:

Not asking a guy to start on short rest for the first time in his career. Urquidy was the clear option to me. Save Verlander for a possible game 5 if necessary at a place we dominate.


All a ****ing moot point now
How do you know its better? Urquidy is a rookie who was mediocre this year. We might be down 7 for all we know.
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Kashchei said:

Agnzona said:

You never have enough pitching in the playoffs. We got to stop letting good pitchers leave. Corea, Reddick, Brantley are the replacement parts not starting pitching.

CFM and Cole is next.
Who did we let walk besides Keuchel?
"It's what I do...I drink and I know things."
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Mr.Bond said:

Not asking a guy to start on short rest for the first time in his career. Urquidy was the clear option to me. Save Verlander for a possible game 5 if necessary at a place we dominate.


All a ****ing moot point now


Yep. Doesn't matter anymore. Gotta got to win, let's go score some fkn runs.
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Charlie Morton had a 25 pitch 1st inning yesterday
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Ain't nothing to worry about. We got this!
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So many expert managers and GMs on this thread. We are so blessed to hear from them.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

Dirty Mike and the Boys said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


Can't make that claim about all of us.

You're the type that would rather lose and be right. Gfy.


That's the absolute dumbest fkn thing I've ever heard.


If that's the case you don't have much introspection do you?
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Not panicking, but now that we know JV is not going to be effective... sit him now & bring out Uriquidez (sp?). Let JV get full rest for ALCS.
AKA 13-0
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I thought it was the right decision to start JV this game. Even if it is short rest he's our ace and you don't want a game 5. Looks like we're going to get one though. We'll have Cole45 on regular rest and at home. But still anything can happen in a short series. If we don't start hitting the ball none of its going to matter.
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If Urquidy or Miley or James or anything else is in there, folks would be crying why didn't you throw JV. He had a rough inning. He will adjust and get stronger.
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Engine10 said:

Current board mood. We're gonna feel real silly later when we pull this out



And I'm gonna pull out my most kick-ass Farmer impersonation and bump all these nancies.
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It's still all about the bats. If we don't hit none of those runs matters
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txislandag86 said:

Charlie Morton had a 25 pitch 1st inning yesterday


But he only gave up 1 run...
txag614
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Alvarez has missed a lot of hittable pitches the last month
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Ag13 said:

Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


My post from yesterday following announcement. I'm sad that this is happening. But it was a bad decision.

Ag13 said:

gigemJTH12 said:

How could anyone disagree with the move to go with JV???

You trust a guy with no experience more? And if he only goes 4-5 innings you're throwing 35 anyways. Because who else are you going to throw?? Also gives you Cole at home game 5 which is virtually an unstoppable force right now. Blows my mind anyone could have an issue with this.

We have 1 and 2 in the Cy young race. Make TB beat them back to back.
My issues with it:
1) Pitching on short rest. JV is a workhorse but this is a total change of schedule. How long is he going to go? If it's just six innings, then you are relying on pitchers not named Justin Verlander for 1/3 of the game.
2) We are good enough to win the game tomorrow without JV pitching. And if we lose, then, we have him pitching at home in game 5 on full rest. Also a bit of an unstoppable force.
3) If this fails (whether because of JV, or because of the offense being non-existant, or because bullpen messes it up), then Cole is obviously pitching game 5. ALCS rotation then becomes funky. Would have to think ALCS rotation would become Greinke, Verlander, Cole. Would much prefer JV and Cole pitching the home games.
4) It's not an elimination game. Why pull out all the stops now? If this was a game 5/game 7 situation then throw the kitchen sink at the game.

Probably my BAS shining through, but, it just seems like the upside isn't there when JV (a more rested version) would be starting game 5 anyways.

It was illogical then and it still is now. 1 and 2 cant both be true.
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I can live with 3 runs in the first as long as the offense gets some good ABs and scores runs
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Bregxit said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Dirty Mike and the Boys said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


Can't make that claim about all of us.

You're the type that would rather lose and be right. Gfy.


That's the absolute dumbest fkn thing I've ever heard.


If that's the case you don't have much introspection do you?


Just to be clear, you actually believe that after following this thread all year and watching damn near every game that I'd rather lose just to be right about a pitching decision?

Get over yourself.
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Mr.Bond said:

Not asking a guy to start on short rest for the first time in his career. Urquidy was the clear option to me. Save Verlander for a possible game 5 if necessary at a place we dominate.


All a ****ing moot point now
Verlander told Hinch to give him the ball.
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Burn-It said:

Not panicking, but now that we know JV is not going to be effective... sit him now & bring out Uriquidez (sp?). Let JV get full rest for ALCS.


You have to get there first.
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Bregxit said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Dirty Mike and the Boys said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


Can't make that claim about all of us.

You're the type that would rather lose and be right. Gfy.


That's the absolute dumbest fkn thing I've ever heard.


If that's the case you don't have much introspection do you?


Haha, I laughed.
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Bregman striking out in the first means this guy gets another inning.
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A J showing his confidence in Miley and urquidy,
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

Bregxit said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Dirty Mike and the Boys said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Farmer1906 said:

Look at all the people come out and make this claim after the fact.


Can't make that claim about all of us.

You're the type that would rather lose and be right. Gfy.


That's the absolute dumbest fkn thing I've ever heard.


If that's the case you don't have much introspection do you?


Just to be clear, you actually believe that after following this thread all year and watching damn near every game that I'd rather lose just to be right about a pitching decision?

Get over yourself.


I didn't say that. I am referring to you saying that is the dumbest thing you have ever heard.
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I'm losing my **** with every ****ty at bat that goes by
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lets freaking do this damn thing