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

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I must admit as we get close to game time a small part of me just wants to play with the kids after dinner and turn the game on around 8 p.m. so I don't have to go pitch by pitch of anguish.

I won't do that, of course, but it is tempting.

I have done it on many attempts with the Aggie football team, but I never expect them to do jack, and I'm never disappointed.
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I'm not getting anything done today.
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AggiEE said:

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Bottom 9th, tie game, runner on 2nd. Do you pinch run Marisnick or Straw? I feel like I trust marisnick more there for some reason.
100% Straw. Speed kills. He's got elite elite speed.


Straw probably has higher risk of a tootblan though
Jake has a higher chance of murdering the catcher and taking a run away.
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MuckRaker96 said:

I must admit as we get close to game time a small part of me just wants to play with the kids after dinner and turn the game on around 8 p.m. so I don't have to go pitch by pitch of anguish.

I won't do that, of course, but it is tempting.

I have done it on many attempts with the Aggie football team, but I never expect them to do jack, and I'm never disappointed.
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I'll be honest, I was nervous going into Tuesday's game but am calm right now.
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Not saying I'm content with winning just 1 WS, but had we not won in 2017, I would be a wreck today.
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starting to get anxious for the game to start. Not only that, but my wife is from St. Louis. She has been walking around with a smirk on her face all day long.
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aTm2004 said:

I'll be honest, I was nervous going into Tuesday's game but am calm right now.
I'm the opposite
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My wife is a St Louis fan as well, because her dad grew up a St. Louis fan.
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aTm2004 said:

Just a question...Reddick has been horrible this series. What do we lose putting Jake out there in center?
SIAP but has there been any discussion of Tucker starting in place of Reddick? I haven't seen any debate on the pros/cons of each option.
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As Springer goes, so do the Stros. LET'S GOOOO!
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I've got several things within arm reach that WILL get broken if we don't play well tonight....
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Junior high and JV football tonight so I'll be late to the party!!!

Yal make sure we have the lead when I get the radio going on my drive home.
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WelchAg said:

Not saying I'm content with winning just 1 WS, but had we not won in 2017, I would be a wreck today.
100%. 2017 makes this somewhat house money. But if I have a million house money in Vegas and I bet 500k of it im pretty damn nervous about going home with either 1.5M or 500k.
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The Astros have paid their fan debt to me. Being a fan of Houston teams and A&M teams the bar is low. One championship in my lifetime.

Rockets
Astros
Women's Basketball
Track and Field

They are good for a lifetime with me. The bar is lower for Men's basketball, a final four works.
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But in this case you get to keep your 1M
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true but it was the best analogy I could come up with.

also I would say that if we only win 1 with this core of players it will feel like we missed out on an elite status of historical greatness.
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How bad was parking down there for games 1 & 2?
I imagine it'll be a mess with the streets around MMP closed off.
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irish pete ag06 said:

Junior high and JV football tonight so I'll be late to the party!!!

Yal make sure we have the lead when I get the radio going on my drive home.



Same.... I have to work a damn junior high game in Pasadena
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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Teddy Perkins said:

Call your shot - Astros win or lose tomorrow?

My prediction: W for the good guys. Cole cements his place in Astros lore. MMP is the loudest it's ever been. Bregman and Altuve hit bombs.

Just over 4 hours to make your prediction for tonight's game.
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my prediction is that I cannot even right now
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Brantley batting second
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spadilly said:

How bad was parking down there for games 1 & 2?
I imagine it'll be a mess with the streets around MMP closed off.
Plenty of parking for game 2, it was just more expensive. We parked in a garage on Texas and Fannin, right across from the Magnolia. I've paid $10 there in the past, but it was $20 for game 2. Quick walk, though, even for my 6-year old. There were more streets blocked off closer to MMP, but I didn't get close enough in the car to be affected by that.
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Not sure why but the Dodger loss last night made me feel better about tonight's game. I'm not sure if it's because the odds of both the favored Dodgers AND favored Astros going down to an underdog is less and maybe it increases our odds of winning this one tonight.

Or

If we do go down tonight at least we won't won't be the only favored club being labeled chokers.

Like I sad Dodgers losing last night had a strange calming effect. Not sure exactly why. Weird.
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Teddy Perkins said:

Teddy Perkins said:

Call your shot - Astros win or lose tomorrow?

My prediction: W for the good guys. Cole cements his place in Astros lore. MMP is the loudest it's ever been. Bregman and Altuve hit bombs.

Just over 4 hours to make your prediction for tonight's game.
https://ts.la/eric59704
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H-Tine hol it dine.

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spadilly said:

Brantley batting second


I like it. When Springer and Altuve get on they won't die stranded on base if he keeps slumping. However I look for Uncle Mike to get on base twice tonight.
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im approaching this game with optimistic excitement rather than several others ive talked to today who are not feelin it

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spadilly said:

Brantley batting second


A fairly hot Altuve behind him gives him some protection. Notice Brantley got more pitches to hit in game 4 and started squaring it up better?
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spadilly said:

Brantley batting second

Managers are biased towards the players that "got them there" and sometimes maybe too much so, but in this case I have a hard time disagreeing. No matter how he's hit (or not hit) the past week, Michael Brantley is one of the best batters this team has. I say let it ride and trust the professional hitter to make the necessary adjustments.
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At 6:07, the following dad joke will become relevant:

Let's shatter Glas now!
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Soon