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

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Its unfathomable how every single possible thing that could go their way has. It defies all logic. There is only one explanation. The Rays may have removed the word Devil from their name, but don't be deceived. He just wants you to think he is no longer a part of their organization. Satan himself is on this field tonight. And he has loosed himself upon the Astros.

Repent sinners. That is the only way to heaven (or the World Series)
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Eff it. Bean that fat ****er in his smug face. He's gonna walk to first either way
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He doesn't strike me a smug at all.

Pham? Yes

Adams? **** that guy
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Just not the Astros night. Sometimes that's how baseball goes.

They are capable of exploding though so there's hope
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It would have been nice to had Dallas for game 4
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Farmer1906 said:

It would have been nice to had Dallas for game 4


I know.
the last of the bohemians
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That Harris seems pretty huge right now. With the day off, no reason to not give work to our top relievers here
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They have 11 hard hit balls on statcast. We have 2. Just 2. And one of those was Yordan's.
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Sit down fat boy!
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We need to relax, the Ray's are playing loose and having fun. You can tell on the steps faces that they are squeezing, trying to figure out what's wrong. Just relax and play
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What does Rays up mean?
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It's easy to play up when your playing well in winning. Kind of a chicken and the egg situation.
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Farmer1906 said:

It would have been nice to had Dallas for game 4
Or CFM. Or the Wade Miley that pitched so well from April to mid August. Before he broke himself.
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What happened to that feeling we had Saturday night?
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mathguy86 said:

Farmer1906 said:

It would have been nice to had Dallas for game 4
Or CFM. Or the Wade Miley that pitched so well from April to mid August. Before he broke himself.


If we lose this series then Jeff is going to hate himself so much for not signing him. Not just because we
miss him but he'll be a key factor in ending our year.
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This is what happens when the middle of your lineup actually does something.

Other than Yordan, our has been complete trash.
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If we don't score runs it wouldn't have mattered wtf was on the mound tonight.
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Maybe just concede and get on the plane back to Houston. Take care of business Thursday. Assuming we learn how to hit again.
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4-0. Could it really be any worse? EVERY SINGLE BREAK has gone the Rays way. Every last one. I still have to think there's a chance here.
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If the Astros would have hit that it would have went straight to Addames
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Gap said:

Just an Ag said:

Gap said:

Hinch panicked.
Given we have no reliable 4th starter, throwing JV tonight was absolutely the right move! Don't forget we still have Cole in Game 5 . NO PROBLEMS ROLLING OUT JV TONIGHT. NONE!!
It is a Urquidy vs Miley decision.

I think almost all would go with Urquidy. His September was:

1.50 ERA

18 IP
10 H
3 BB
16 K

Pretty damn good.


Definitely Urq. over Miley. Miley seems to be toast for the duration. But Verlander on short rest could pay big dividends, and how much of a delta is there between Urq. on full rest versus JV on short rest (answer: not much). Also, tonight you have JV+Urq, so assuming JV gives you a decent start and Urq. gives you a few innings in the middle, you still have a strong outing in Game 4 with Urq. being a big part of it. Go with JV+Urq. knowing you have Cole for Game 5.

Maybe you could have run out Urq in Game 4, hoping for something good to happen, then save JV to start Game 5 with Cole in relief to finish, but Cole starting G5 with normal bullpen action would seem equally fine. Again, I have no reservations with JV starting.

It's a good thought exercise.
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Hard to imagine Grienke and Verlander would be off on back to back days, though
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rgt99 said:

We need to relax, the Ray's are playing loose and having fun. You can tell on the steps faces that they are squeezing, trying to figure out what's wrong. Just relax and play


It's the same thing we saw versus Boston last year. We never broke out of it.
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W said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

This feels so much like Boston last year. I am a Reddick defender but time to put in Tucker, he can't do worse. Hell put in Marsinick, anyone with a pulse
that's why it's time to shake things up


How?
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Ground ball to short , please
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BMX Bandit said:

W said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

This feels so much like Boston last year. I am a Reddick defender but time to put in Tucker, he can't do worse. Hell put in Marsinick, anyone with a pulse
that's why it's time to shake things up


How?

Bench Correa for Diaz.
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It would appear that Cole could wrap-up the CY on Thursday after JV's start tonight.
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We've scored over 3 runs in this ballpark once in the past 12 games and they all came on HRs. It doesn't matter who they put on the mound, we can't score in this ballpark.

And we better figure out how to score a few more in ours. I don't know if you can count on Cole to match his last outing.
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redline248 said:

Ground ball to short , please


Ok, pop fly, please
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It's STILL just 4 runs.
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All you folks saying "we didn't show up" or "our heads are up are asses" or something similar, please give it up. It's baseball. Literally anyone can beat anyone in a 5 game series. Things aren't falling our way. We have a game 5 at home worse case scenario. We could lose that too, but probably won't.
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Edit for clarity. Keuchel's Instagram account liked a Rays highlight, I assume.
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Urquidy did a good job.
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mazag08 said:

BMX Bandit said:

W said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

This feels so much like Boston last year. I am a Reddick defender but time to put in Tucker, he can't do worse. Hell put in Marsinick, anyone with a pulse
that's why it's time to shake things up


How?

Bench Correa for Diaz.


So same hits & less defense?