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

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i'll allow Scherzer to skip rest of series, no arguments here
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bearkatag15 said:



Springer wearing Uncle Mike's jersey in the cage. This can only mean he will rake tonight.


Twist: it's actually Brantley, he just got a Springer hair cut
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Ag_07 said:

Hope this doesn't have the 'We've never seen him so he mows us down' effect.


With my BAS I immediately thought this as well...
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Kashchei said:

Ag_07 said:

Hope this doesn't have the 'We've never seen him so he mows us down' effect.


With my BAS I immediately thought this as well...


He's probably not going to last long, so we'll get another good look at their bullpen
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jopatura said:

Run to Best Buy and grab an antennea?

Sports bar + Uber + ???? = Winning!!!
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Feels like Springer is going to bust out with a big game.
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bearkatag15 said:



Springer wearing Uncle Mike's jersey in the cage. This can only mean he will rake tonight.
Man, Springer's like that little sister that always raids the older sister's closet.
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Article I wrote today about the Astros
http://houseofhouston.com/2019/10/27/houston-astros-rumors-alex-bregman-world-series-shifted-narrative/
"They are going to fear when that helmet comes into town, because hell is coming with it."
Jimbo Fisher
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bearkatag15 said:



Springer wearing Uncle Mike's jersey in the cage. This can only mean he will rake tonight.


Awesome
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T minus 1 hour until we begin the March to 3-2
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Ryan34 said:

Ag_07 said:

Ryan34 said:

No Scherzer means the Astros very likely run away with the game tonight.


Not really

It increases our chance of winning but to say it's very likely we run away with it is crazy talk.

It's the WS. The Nats didn't run away with it last night with Urquidy pitching.

Urquidy didn't pitch 2 nights ago. Ross will have a hard time going very far into this game.

But let's say he gives them 5 innings like Urquidy did. Then they have to turn it over to a very bad bullpen. They're even saying Sanchez is available despite throwing 93 pitches 2 nights ago. That's desperation and IMO not a winning strategy.

Lastly, I think the Astros' pitching adjustments carry over well for Cole and he has a really good game.

Agree with all of this. I just don't think it's reasonable to say that it's very likely we run away with it.

Nothing is a given when it comes to baseball, mush less playoff baseball, much less the WS.

I think we win given their situation but I'm certainly not taking anything for granted. Let's hope the team thinks the same way.
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Just got off the course. Matt S scratched?
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backintexas2013 said:

Just got off the course. Matt S scratched?


No. Schaub started for falcons.
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Now that was shocking. I didn't realize he was still in the league.
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Joe Ross starting. They are going to have to burn their pen
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What can I say. I'm feeling confident af right now.
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Ryan34 said:

What can I say. I'm feeling confident af right now.


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Ryan34 said:

What can I say. I'm feeling confident af right now.


As someone else said, my BAS is setting in. It's already wrecked my morning so it may continue
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Quote:

Game 5 Home Plate Ump Lance Barksdale

Barksdale's strike-calling tendencies aren't as hitter-favorable as Hoye's, but they're close. Barksdale consistently rates as a more reluctant strike caller than his peers. He and Porter each have 2.4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratios this season (the MLB average is 2.7). If the best-of-7 series goes this far and it's Cole's game, he won't mind. He had a 1.80 ERA with 21 strikeouts and two walks in two games Barksdale umpired this season.

Most important tendencies: The reason for Barksdale's numbers comes from his not giving a pitcher a little bit of extra room off the outside corner as often as some of his peers. That's important knowledge for Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, who catches Cole and usually rates as one of the game's top pitch-framers. He may not be able to get a call or two that he would with others.
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Cole against a pen game? I'll take it. Now the bats need to do their job. Same as last night.

I'm sure Rally Kate will provide her special mojo.
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I'll wait to see if Cole has his strikeouts pitch tonight before counting a W
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To maintain continuity from our last two games in which I was unable to post, I'll be signing off from posting tonight.

Bring the energy. Leave the anxiety. Be positive. Carry us to a win in this thread! I'll be reading and waving the WS rally towel Marvin sent me (thanks again Marvin!!!)!! I have my 2017 WS sweatshirt on that I wore the last two nights. Let's crush their hearts!

LET'S!!!!
****ING!!!!!
GO!!!!!

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SOLID EFFIN POST!!!
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Starred and God speed my good man.
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Good news everyone, our internet is back on. LFG
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It's late October.

The Astros are playing in the Fall Classic.

Life's good. Let's go win the baseball game!
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backintexas2013 said:

Now that was shocking. I didn't realize he was still in the league.

And be threw for 460 yards!
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Might as well get her primed. I don't need Nuke yelling at me tonight. Just a reminder to all non believers, she worked in 3 of 4 innings last night and she had all the magic in that other Game 5 back in 2017.

Rally Kate.
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Just changed into the exact same thing I was wearing yesterday, including underwear.

Unwashed, of course.

Drinking the same karbach beer out of the same 8th wonder glass (also unwashed, of course)

Sitting in the same spot on my couch in the living room and making the wife sit in her same spot too.


I'm not superstitious... but I am a LITTLE stitious.
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I have my lucky shirt on. It's pulled us through game 6 of the ALCS and games 3 and 4 against the nats
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Let's go Astros!!
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George already pissin me off
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He has hung two meatballs to George