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

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I got +500 odds on a parlay bet with a friend for the Astros to win games 2 and games 3, when Vegas was only paying +160 for that same bet.

The actual bet is in reference to our 5-day ski trip, I bet that the Astros win both games 2 and 3 with the payouts being I buy drinks for one day on the mountain if we lose either game and he buys drinks all 5 days on the mountain if the Astros win both games.

It is crazy that we were -160 on Sunday and about the same today, on the road. All aboard the Cole Train!
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Todays Gametime forecast - Clear, 63 at start down to 59 at finish
Tomorrow Gametime forecast - 8PM Start (eastern time) 58 degrees, rain starts at noon and continues until 3AM
Thursday Gametime forecast - 8PM Start (eastern time) partly cloudy and about 55 degrees all game
Friday if rescheduled - Clear - 59 at 4PM, 53 at 8PM, 51 at 10PM

I would guess the NL is wrapped up and Friday's rescheduled game would be 8PM eastern, even though it makes travel tight with a 3PM Saturday start to Game 6.
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I would guess the NL is wrapped up and Friday's rescheduled game would be 8PM eastern, even though it makes travel tight with a 3PM Saturday start to Game 6.
It won't be a 3 pm start saturday if NL is wrapped up.

and my guess is earlier start Friday
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We should debate Tucker vs Reddick more since both guys are aggressively making cases for more playing time.

Both guys have struck out 50% of their plate appearances, meaning that the other 50% of the time they have not struck out. All the haters need to look at the glass half full.

Similar to his career record, Reddick hasn't looked overmatched at all by playoff pitching. He used his extensive playoff experience to perfectly place that bloop single in ALDS game 5. Hard to imagine that Tucker would have been able to execute that. He also hit a ball hard in ALDS game 4.

But Tucker has brought some youthful energy to the lineup. Not once has he looked like he was trying to do too much or overwhelmed by the moment. He also consistently stays in the zone and forces pitchers into hitter's counts. The guy did have 100% percent (one hundred!) of our hits against Tanaka. He also flew out to the warning track once.

Who to start? Do you like Ferraris or Lambos? Do you like Fed or Nadal? Do you like Maui or Kauai?

Regardless, this seems like a topic that needs alot more discussion.
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Deluxe said:

We should debate Tucker vs Reddick more since both guys are aggressively making cases for THE OTHER to get more playing time.


more accurate statement, but I'd go with the experience on the road honestly.
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Deluxe said:

We should debate Tucker vs Reddick more since both guys are aggressively making cases for more playing time.

Both guys have struck out 50% of their plate appearances, meaning that the other 50% of the time they have not struck out. All the haters need to look at the glass half full.

Similar to his career record, Reddick hasn't looked overmatched at all by playoff pitching. He used his extensive playoff experience to perfectly place that bloop single in ALDS game 5. Hard to imagine that Tucker would have been able to execute that. He also hit a ball hard in ALDS game 4.

But Tucker has brought some youthful energy to the lineup. Not once has he looked like he was trying to do too much or overwhelmed by the moment. He also consistently stays in the zone and forces pitchers into hitter's counts. The guy did have 100% percent (one hundred!) of our hits against Tanaka. He also flew out to the warning track once.

Who to start? Do you like Ferraris or Lambos? Do you like Fed or Nadal? Do you like Maui or Kauai?

Regardless, this seems like a topic that needs alot more discussion.


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If I were guessing I'd say 3 pm EST start time for a possible Friday game.

I don't think they'll start in the evening since there'll be no travel day and they won't start at noon since Thursday game is evening.

What I wouldn't mind and would be ideal (for the team not us fans wanting to watch) is bump Thurs start time to afternoon so that Fri game could be played at 12. That would give the most time for travel with a Sat evening game.
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Basically you're asking is Sheriff Woody or a wiry old squirrel should start
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Astros 6 Yanks 1 today. Book it.
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Ag_07 said:

If I were guessing I'd say 3 pm EST start time for a possible Friday game.

I don't think they'll start in the evening since there'll be no travel day and they won't start at noon since Thursday game is evening.

What I wouldn't mind and would be ideal (for the team not us fans wanting to watch) is bump Thurs start time to afternoon so that Fri game could be played at 12. That would give the most time for travel with a Sat evening game.
Three day games at Yankee Stadium (instead of one day and game and two night games) would be a huge positive for the Astros. I'd take that scenario in a heartbeat.
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Except I can't watch the day games
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Why would Thursday be a day game as well? Currently it is scheduled for a 7:08pm CT start. I don't see why that would be pushed up to the afternoon.
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Was just responding to Ag_07's scenario. But I also doubt that would actually happen.
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Just got my Presale selection email for the World Series. I was 3 for 3 this year
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World Series email ticket went out.
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All the rain Wednesday is gonna be from Yankee tears that fire up today.
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I doubt it happens but if they wanted to bump up Thurs game so they could bump up the Fri makeup game so the teams could travel.

It's a pipe dream but would give the teams the most accommodating travel schedule since they're losing the full travel day that was originally Fri.
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haven't gotten an email yet so I assume I didn't get presale... All I wanted was one ticket (bucket list never been to a world series game) but I can't afford the astronomical stubhub prices right now on a teachers salary sadly
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Cromagnum said:

All the rain Wednesday is gonna be from Yankee tears that fire up today.
That's an excellent point. Gotta wonder if all the water tomorrow being picked up by the NY meteorological systems is being sourced from Yankee fans leaving the stadium after the 7th inning today.
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I'm just ready to get this game played. After game 2, I'm ready to go out there and ride the momentum of Gerrit Cole.

Man it would be awesome if we could start out with a Springer Dinger...and then a few other runs!
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Ag_07 said:

I doubt it happens but if they wanted to bump up Thurs game so they could bump up the Fri makeup game so the teams could travel.

It's a pipe dream but would give the teams the most accommodating travel schedule since they're losing the full travel day that was originally Fri.


Just play Game 4 after the game tonight! They got all day to sleep on Wednesday.
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Do not turn this into a World Series ticket thread. Create a new thread or DM about it.
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tjholley16 said:

haven't gotten an email yet so I assume I didn't get presale... All I wanted was one ticket (bucket list never been to a world series game) but I can't afford the astronomical stubhub prices right now on a teachers salary sadly
#metoo
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I actually don't mind the 3 pm start today... we have 8th period at that time and most of the kids in my class really want to watch the game. Plus they are ahead on their assignments.
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I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.
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I have an ortho appointment at 2 for a torn meniscus. That's bad. But we will be done by 3. And I have a test at 4. So headphones will be on and FS1 will be playing.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.


That happened to me last year. I ended up missing most of the three losses at home.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.

T&P

Those airplanes bathrooms are TIGHT
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.
I'll be in two bull**** meetings a couple of numb nuts here scheduled today. For the life of me some of these people are freaking clueless - these aren't material issues to discuss. Send a freaking e-mail!
What do you boys want for breakfast BBQ ?.....OK Chili.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.


You can purchase WiFi you know.
Nuke LaLoosh
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Will pay for WS presale code...
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Philip J Fry said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.


You can purchase WiFi you know.


I've been down that road far too many times. Plane Wi-Fi is spotty at best.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

Philip J Fry said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

I will be on a fkn plane for the entire game today and for the entire game Thursday. I'm sick over it.


You can purchase WiFi you know.


I've been down that road far too many times. Plane Wi-Fi is spotty at best.

Pray for DirecTV service. I lucked out last Thursday night on the way home from MSY