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

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Wisconsin_Ag said:

Not our night boys.


There are 3 innings left of hitting..
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O'Doyle Rules said:

Alvarez is awful. Only good at hitting inferior , regular season pitchers.


Like the Yankees starters?
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eATMup-Reveille said:

I'm ready to see Tucker for Alvarez.
Great, so he can strike out swinging at pitches in the stratosphere instead of the ones below the zone like Yordan. Just trading one problem for another
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Don't forget, Paxton has always given this lineup fits. He was always challenging when he was with Seattle. He has pitched a good game tonight. I'm not surprised.

That being said, we still have a chance. We've seen a lot of their bullpen.
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I don't understand Hinch's stubborn refusal to sit Alverez. He would do just as well to just stand there with the bat on the shoulder and try to draw a walk
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That's great but we can't hit...
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Ball 1 should be a K
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Horse **** ump
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Where is the ****ing strike zone?
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Strike 3 called a ball for jv
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The whole series has been like this. Inconsistent and tight.
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100 mph exit at 30 deg launch. That's 5 rows deep in September.
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**** now JV is pissed and overthrowing
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Ump is terrible again tonight.


This crew has been dog*****
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AgsMyDude said:

Wisconsin_Ag said:

Not our night boys.


There are 3 innings left of hitting..


I applaud your optimism however........
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tremble said:

Too late for any real damage.

Yee of little faith and much less alcohol.
And don't you just hate the way these announcers slob on the yankoffs knob?
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TXAG14 said:

Diaz.
Yep.
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God Alvarez is *****
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UMp cost Verlander 3 extra pitches
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This ump is worse than yesterday's
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Wisconsin_Ag said:

I don't understand Hinch's stubborn refusal to sit Alverez. He would do just as well to just stand there with the bat on the shoulder and try to draw a walk

What batter currently on the roster do you replace him with? Who is the backup DH?
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Give Diaz a shot, it can't be worse
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SA-AG72 said:

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
I've always thought it was strange that this "definition of insanity" is so often quoted. Nothing to do with actual insanity. Definition of stubbornness + stupidity, maybe.

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This is why some of us were so pissed after the first inning. Because this offense has been our offense for the whole playoffs. Outside of Altuve and a couple swings by George on Carlos on mistake pitches over the center of the plate, we have been anemic.

Of course, I hope we break out and win. But at this point you can't EXPECT to give up 4 runs in the first, keep it at 4 runs over 8 more innings, and us also score 3-4. We just haven't done it. Against good pitching, we've been awful. And it's not bad luck if every one of Yulis swings are line drives to the middle of the outfield, it's more likely they are giving him that than he is "creaming it and getting bad luck".

Our approach at the plate just isn't good. The pitchers know what we want to do and have had no problem executing for the most part. We feed right into their plan.
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Oyster DuPree said:

Wisconsin_Ag said:

I don't understand Hinch's stubborn refusal to sit Alverez. He would do just as well to just stand there with the bat on the shoulder and try to draw a walk

What batter currently on the roster do you replace him with? Who is the backup DH?


Maybe Diaz? I mean, he might at least work the count.
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Harry Dunne said:

SA-AG72 said:

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
I've always thought it was strange that this "definition of insanity" is so often quoted. Nothing to do with actual insanity. Definition of stubbornness + stupidity, maybe.


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Oyster DuPree said:

Wisconsin_Ag said:

I don't understand Hinch's stubborn refusal to sit Alverez. He would do just as well to just stand there with the bat on the shoulder and try to draw a walk

What batter currently on the roster do you replace him with? Who is the backup DH?
Anyone - just to give him a mental break at the very least.
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Wisconsin_Ag said:

I don't understand Hinch's stubborn refusal to sit Alverez. He would do just as well to just stand there with the bat on the shoulder and try to draw a walk


2017 ALCS Springer would like a word with you.
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Dang if only we saw this Verlander in the first
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Whatever. Insane, stupid, idiotic.... Whatever floats your boat.
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Finally in the pen. Reddick PH for Jake, here?
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Hopefully the hitters aren't distracted by this guys herpes sore
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JV looking strong. Give us 8, big guy! Maybe 9???
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Frok said:

Oyster DuPree said:

Wisconsin_Ag said:

I don't understand Hinch's stubborn refusal to sit Alverez. He would do just as well to just stand there with the bat on the shoulder and try to draw a walk

What batter currently on the roster do you replace him with? Who is the backup DH?


Maybe Diaz? I mean, he might at least work the count.


Alvarez has seen 16 pitches in 3 ABs tonight. That's not terrible.
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This is a a classic Shane Reynolds type pitching outing for JV