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

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Let me know if you're looking for a place to watch in Nashville. I think myself and a few other Houston transplants are gonna watch it at the brewery where I watched game 7 of the World Series. Need to channel some good vibes.
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ummmm your seat is going to be in the restroom....soooooooo.
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gigemJTH12 said:

Farmer1906 said:

Sportsbooks are not deterred by the last 2 games. Still a -270/-275.
thought we agreed not to post about this
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Ag_07 said:

Deluxe said:

I think the key tonight is patience. Glasnow has never pitched a game like this (especially not on the road in an elimination game against a lineup like ours) and, though he has great stuff, he doesn't have consistent command. We need to work him deep into counts and force him to make clutch pitches on 2-1, 2-0, 3-1 to get back into counts. He was generally able to do so in game 1 but we'll see tonight.

I tend to lean the other way.

I think we need to pounce early. Get him early in the count when he's trying to sneak that FB by for a strike.

They're gonna yank him early so working counts to drive up pitch count isn't a priority. The longer we let him hang around and wait for a mistake the better chance is he gets pulled before he makes it and they start with their matchup in and out BP shuffle strategy that keeps us guessing.

Hit the FB early in counts and put up some runs before the swapping starts and let Cole do his thing with a lead.


I for the most part agree with you. I think Glasnow is going to throw a first pitch FB tonight, and I want George swinging at it if it's anywhere in a zone he can handle. Don't watch that first pitch FB tonight.

The thing is with their bullpen strategy, the pitchers are free to be in attack mode from the start. We heard Colin talk about that when he was coming out of the pen and how improved his stuff looked. The problem the last two games is getting down in the count early. We've got to turn the counts around against Glasnow tonight and then put the ball in play with decent contact.

To Deluxe's point, I think the walks are down because we're behind in counts from the outset. We've got to stay disciplined, but we also have to be a little aggressive at the same time. I just want to see the ball put into play with decent contact.

I'm hoping we can get 2 runs in the first inning while Gerrit puts up a 0. If we do that, I think everyone settles down, settles in, and we take the game.
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With all due respect to those stressing out, Cole is on the mound for us tonight. I believe this is going to be our finest hour.
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MattJaxson said:

Let me know if you're looking for a place to watch in Nashville. I think myself and a few other Houston transplants are gonna watch it at the brewery where I watched game 7 of the World Series. Need to channel some good vibes.
Unfortunately I have a dinner scheduled with my director so I'll be nervously watching the bar TV and fidgety the entire time.
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Walks are down as are hits. Its this way because that is just how the postseason works. You're only seeing the best of the best pitching. The avg fastball is 95+.
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willjohnathan said:

aTm2004 said:

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gambochaman said:

I am anxiety
Glad I am not the only one... baseball is the most maddening sport I watch. Don't get anywhere near as anxious watching anything else.

Thanks Fran.
2011 Sherman year killed my sport watching soul.
I went to the Arky game that year at Jerryworld and got to witness the collapse...again. That was the final straw for me to hop off the Sherm train. I was literally shaking mad as we walked out. Some chubby Arky girl ran up to me do to the pig sooie in my face, so I yelled "shut the **** up you piggly ****" and my wife was not amused. Not one of my finest moments, but felt better after.
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Going to have to invoke Rule #1 here, atm.

Not on the piggly ****.
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Not happening. She has several friends who went to A&M and post/lurk TA. I'm not going to out myself.
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aTm2004 said:

willjohnathan said:

aTm2004 said:

JRC0811 said:

gambochaman said:

I am anxiety
Glad I am not the only one... baseball is the most maddening sport I watch. Don't get anywhere near as anxious watching anything else.

Thanks Fran.
2011 Sherman year killed my sport watching soul.
I went to the Arky game that year at Jerryworld and got to witness the collapse...again. That was the final straw for me to hop off the Sherm train. I was literally shaking mad as we walked out. Some chubby Arky girl ran up to me do to the pig sooie in my face, so I yelled "shut the **** up you piggly ****" and my wife was not amused. Not one of my finest moments, but felt better after.
We've all been there. You can't really be an Aggie football fan without a public meltdown at a game somewhere in your history.
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spadilly said:



With all due respect to those stressing out, Cole is on the mound for us tonight. I believe this is going to be our finest hour.

Agreed Director Kranz
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aTm2004 said:

Not happening. She has several friends who went to A&M and post/lurk TA. I'm not going to out myself.
Boo this man
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The girlfriend just surprised me with tix for tonite. Putting my 2-0 playoff record to the test (Game 7 ALCS '17 & Game 1 ALDS '19).

I'm pumped. I'm ready. Stros by 15.
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979ag said:

The girlfriend just surprised me with tix for tonite. Putting my 2-0 playoff record to the test (Game 7 ALCS '17 & Game 1 ALDS '19).

I'm pumped. I'm ready. Stros by 15.
Rule #1 if we win....heck, rule #1 if we lose too.
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979ag said:

The girlfriend just surprised me with tix for tonite. Putting my 2-0 playoff record to the test (Game 7 ALCS '17 & Game 1 ALDS '19).

I'm pumped. I'm ready. Stros by 15.
humble brag
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979ag said:

The girlfriend just surprised me with tix for tonite. Putting my 2-0 playoff record to the test (Game 7 ALCS '17 & Game 1 ALDS '19).

I'm pumped. I'm ready. Stros by 15.


#TOFA
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Prosperdick said:

979ag said:

The girlfriend just surprised me with tix for tonite. Putting my 2-0 playoff record to the test (Game 7 ALCS '17 & Game 1 ALDS '19).

I'm pumped. I'm ready. Stros by 15.
Rule #1 if we win....heck, rule #1 if we lose too.
Or Rule #1 for good luck.
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Buy me a beer at the game tonite and you can see Rule #1 in person! I'll be the guy in the orange
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exp said:

aTm2004 said:

Not happening. She has several friends who went to A&M and post/lurk TA. I'm not going to out myself.
Boo this man

cpsencik04
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BAN THIS MAN!!
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979ag said:

The girlfriend just surprised me with tix for tonite. Putting my 2-0 playoff record to the test (Game 7 ALCS '17 & Game 1 ALDS '19).

I'm pumped. I'm ready. Stros by 15.

She expects a ring by Christmas.
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Seems like wife material...
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cpsencik04 said:

Seems like wife material...

A woman marries a man hoping he'll change and never does. A man marries a woman hoping she'll never change but always does.
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Alright, which one of these guys are we roughing up tonight? Looks like Glasnow was actually one of the guys we've done better against.

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cpsencik04 said:

Seems like wife material...
Yep, if she relieves some game-time stress with some mouth hugging action you should put a ring on that by Thanksgiving.
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I'm sure they'll bring Snell in, who we had some success against in game 4.
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Tiny tiny sample size, but I hope Reddick is in the line up.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/player_matchup?type=batter&teamPitching=tb&teamBatting=hou&player_id=607192
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I think the jinx is people posting the vegas odds when we are heavily favored to win a game.

It seemed like everytime somebody would post on here "wow vegas has us as huge favorites" ... we get upset.

Vegas knows nothing about baseball because it is such a day to day sport


STOP POSTING THE VEGAS ODDS
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tjholley16 said:

Maybe the jinx is people posting the vegas odds when we are heavily favored to win a game.

It seemed like everytime somebody would post on here "wow vegas has us as huge favorites" ... we get upset.

Vegas knows nothing about baseball because it is such a day to day sport
I've posted it when we won. You only remember the ones when we lose.
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tjholley16 said:

I think the jinx is people posting the vegas odds when we are heavily favored to win a game.

It seemed like everytime somebody would post on here "wow vegas has us as huge favorites" ... we get upset.

Vegas knows nothing about baseball because it is such a day to day sport


STOP POSTING THE VEGAS ODDS

Yes! Less Odds and More Kate!
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Insert "Never tell me the odds" Han Solo gif
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Just a question...Reddick has been horrible this series. What do we lose putting Jake out there in center?
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6:07 needs to hurry up!
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Edit:
* Must not include Wild Card games because the Nationals won at home