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

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Wabs said:

The good news is now we'll see what this team has deep down inside. They've certainly been humbled and frankly embarrassed on their home field.

Rudy T once said "Never underestimate the heart of a champion". Let's see if the Astros are anything remotely like the 95 Rockets.
Hakeem's strike zone is taller than Jose Altuve.
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Verlander is 0-2 in his last three starts.

Let that sink in.
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Ags #1 said:

Lol. Called it what you want then. How are upsets determined then? By who is favored or supposed to be the better team right??
If you can't grasp the difference between how Las Vegas oddsmakers move lines to ramp up the lines to push money one way or the other versus actual analysis of baseball games, we probably need to start a separate thread, we'll be here a while.

A vegas upset usually means they pushed the money one way, and the other side won, and the casino owners are once again counting your money and laughing behindy our back but also right at your face.

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One thing's for sure - Glad I didn't buy any furniture from Mattress Mack.
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This team is very capable of going to DC and getting 2 wins in a row from Sanchez and Corbin.

That's all the focus need to be right now. Block everything else out and win the next 2 games.
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I need to unfollow all of MLB's social media accounts for a couple of days. Salt in the wound
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Who starts game 4 if we win game 3?

Who starts game 4 is we lose game 3?
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Nationals were the only team who had a rotation who could match the one the Astros put out. They are also the hottest team since mid may.
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Agree to disagree i guess. So are saying it would be an upset but not a big one? Or it wouldnt even be an upset at all?
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This is evidence of how hard it is to win a WS.

You can be the best team over the course of 162 games then run into a buzzsaw and POOF you're done.

Gotta dig deep and find some way to scratch out two wins in WAS. Don't have a choice.
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bearkatag15 said:



make it happen....
Let's hope that players only meeting lit a fire in some of the guys.
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Boiling Denim said:



Our plate approach during crunch time sucks and it's not working



It goes MUCH further than crunch time. Too many batters are swinging for the fences, rather than going with an outside pitch if necessary. Additionally, if they are trying to drive up the pitch count of the opposing pitcher, they are failing miserably to take advantage of the one hittable pitch per AB.
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Wabs said:

Who starts game 4 if we win game 3?



Peacock or Urquidy

Quote:

Who starts game 4 is we lose game 3?


Urquidy or Peacock
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I'll say it. Rally Kate is done. We need a new good luck chick
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Jimbos Cow said:

bearkatag15 said:



make it happen....
Let's hope that players only meeting lit a fire in some of the guys.
Incredibly frustrating that this has to happen at the freaking World Series, but hopefully it works
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when you're down 2-0 in the world series due to a lack of hitting...

there's nothing radical about changing the order.

do you want to wait until the offseason to adjust against the Nationals?

wake up!
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I worry they are going to press even more at the plate in essentially a must win game
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I'm gonna do my best to act like last night never happened. The players should do the same.

One game at a time.
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CoachRTM said:

Everyone needs to chill. Remember when Osuna intentionally gave up the tying HR to Lemahieu just to give the Yankees fans a little hope before we stomped it out in heartbreaking fashion? Same deal here.

Greinke is going to "earn" his trade in Game 3. Shutout win. Osuna "accidentally" gets one up and in on Soto.

Tucker is going to get a start and hit a Grand Slam in Game 4. AggieEE will be insufferable for an entire offseason.

Cole and Verlander back to Cy Young status in games 5 and 6.

We may not even need a Game 7.


I'm rooting for a Nationals epic choke and collapse
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W said:

when you're down 2-0 in the world series due to a lack of hitting...

there's nothing radical about changing the order.

do you want to wait until the offseason to adjust against the Nationals?

wake up!
there he goes again.

"something must change!

I won't say what, because its easier to say "told you so" if we lose."



You claim something must be done at 7-8-9

The next three games, 8 or 9 is going to be pitcher.

What should Hinch do at 7 & 8? Drop someone that is hitting to those spots?


The only options are start Tucker or Alvarez in the outfield, or start Machado.


And even then, you only address 1 spot in the 7-9.


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wangus12 said:

Jimbos Cow said:

bearkatag15 said:



make it happen....
Let's hope that players only meeting lit a fire in some of the guys.
Incredibly frustrating that this has to happen at the freaking World Series, but hopefully it works


Media needs to get over that 13 million dollar waste of space reddick
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Jimbos Cow said:

bearkatag15 said:



make it happen....
Let's hope that players only meeting lit a fire in some of the guys.
What I would like to have happened is Cole and JV telling the team that they take responsibility for the first 2 games, and if the guys can keep them alive so that they can pitch again, they guarantee they will pitch winning games.
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Quote:

Verlander is 0-2 in his last three starts.
Isn't he 0-5 or 6 in WS starts in his career?
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If any team can turn it around from a 2-0, it's most definitely this one. Yeah they are likely worn out from the home advantage push, 5 game divisional, 6 game ALCS.. but there's still 5 more to right it.
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The entire team needs to do the equivalent of what batters do when they've got two strikes on them. Choke up, shorten the swing and put the ball in play.
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Didn't realize the Nats have the best record in MLB since late May. It certainly shows.
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Gig-Em2003 said:

The entire team needs to do the equivalent of what batters do when they've got two strikes on them. Choke up, shorten the swing and put the ball in play.
The problem with that is that's not what they've done all season. Hard to just flip a switch and do something entirely different than you've done all season. Kind of like bunting or hitting to move runners. We don't do that, we play for the big inning and the home run.
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95_Aggie said:

Quote:

Verlander is 0-2 in his last three starts.
Isn't he 0-5 or 6 in WS starts in his career?


His 06 and 13 seasons were not good.

His 2017 WS numbers were not bad. His whip was actually incredibly good.

He wasn't terrible last night either. Just a bad inning.

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one note of the "upset of the century" thing...

obviously Reds-A's occurred in the 20th century.

this would be the upset of the 21st century. It would help matters if the series does not end in a sweep
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Forgiven_Ag said:

I'll say it. Rally Kate is done. We need a new good luck chick
100%!!!

Many posters have already said this, but we didn't post T&A all year and won 107 games. I love boobs as much as the next guy I am but I come on here for Stros, not hoes. During this postseason I'm having to shield my phone from my kids bc the thread has turned into a soft core pron site.

Now if we are rolling through the playoffs I keep my mouth shut, but obviously the baseball gods are not pleased.
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If every Astro would stop gunning for the fence and just get the ball in play we would be competitive. This was not an issue in 2017
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I agree. But the definition of insanity seems to apply here.
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TXAG14 said:

If we win this I'll buy the first 10 to reply to this hats. I will return the favor since I was one of the lucky ones that got one the last time.
Still have two spots open for the hat giveaway.
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This quote applies here

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The dreaded "Players Only" meeting. That always leads to positive change.