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

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Farmer1906 said:

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I think we want to get 3-4 innings out of Greinke, use some combo of Smith, Harris and Osuna to get us through the 6th, then Cole gets the last 3 innings.
I doubt we see Cole for 3 innings. I'm not sure he'll be effective on only 3 days rest.

Cole would only be on 2 days rest
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Marvin said:

Altuve's three-pitch strikeout was a back breaker. Your team leader cannot have a high leverage at bat like that. It was as reckless as it was boneheaded. Hopefully he collects himself tonight before walking to the plate in a similar situation.


In general, there were far too many of these last night - or 4 pitch strikeouts, 1-pitch easy outs, and/or 2-pitch easy outs (pop or fly outs). Plate approach needs to be a lot better tonight, IMO.
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Farmer1906 said:

Deluxe said:

I think we want to get 3-4 innings out of Greinke, use some combo of Smith, Harris and Osuna to get us through the 6th, then Cole gets the last 3 innings.
I doubt we see Cole for 3 innings. I'm not sure he'll be effective on only 3 days rest.


Urquidy needs to he in before Cole
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Cromagnum said:

I will be pretty pissed (and unsurprised) if this was a rope a dope and Max can throw out 100 pitches. Not saying they faked his injury to play tricks in gamea 5-6 but this is a pretty fast recovery to become a savior in game 7.
I just don't see this being a calculated move. Sitting your best pitcher at home after having the other team take 2 games in your place to tie the series with a chance for them to go home with a 3-2 lead and momentum? I don't think that happens.
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Absolutely nothing else matters if our bats cannot generate hits and pressure. They stopped swinging for the fences and were just trying to get on base in games 3-5 and it worked. Altuve needs to take better ABs and everyone needs to make mad max WORK and pitch to them. If they can get his pitch count up like in Game 1 he gets pulled early, hopefully.

Having said that I still think the Nats take tonight, they just seem to have our number in MMP. Hope to god I am wrong.
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bearkatag15 said:



Rendon homer magically goes further than any other ball hit at same exit velo and launch angle.
That is fishy as ****. We've seen the ball travel a much shorter distance with similar exit velos and launch angles all postseason so this stands out bigly.
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aTm2004 said:

Cromagnum said:

I will be pretty pissed (and unsurprised) if this was a rope a dope and Max can throw out 100 pitches. Not saying they faked his injury to play tricks in gamea 5-6 but this is a pretty fast recovery to become a savior in game 7.
I just don't see this being a calculated move. Sitting your best pitcher at home after having the other team take 2 games in your place to tie the series with a chance for them to go home with a 3-2 lead and momentum? I don't think that happens.


Yeah, I get that. What I meant was that Scherzer was legitimately hurt, but they played it up to be worse than it really was once the steroid shots looked to be doing the trick. He likely wasn't ready to go for game 6 in any case.
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Cromagnum said:

aTm2004 said:

Cromagnum said:

I will be pretty pissed (and unsurprised) if this was a rope a dope and Max can throw out 100 pitches. Not saying they faked his injury to play tricks in gamea 5-6 but this is a pretty fast recovery to become a savior in game 7.
I just don't see this being a calculated move. Sitting your best pitcher at home after having the other team take 2 games in your place to tie the series with a chance for them to go home with a 3-2 lead and momentum? I don't think that happens.


Yeah, I get that. What I meant was that Scherzer was legitimately hurt, but they played it up to be worse than it really was once the steroid shots looked to be doing the trick. He likely wasn't ready to go for game 6 in any case.
He was warming in the pen. That isn't for show. They were going to use him if Strasburg got in trouble.
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Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
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David_Puddy said:

Farmer1906 said:

Deluxe said:

I think we want to get 3-4 innings out of Greinke, use some combo of Smith, Harris and Osuna to get us through the 6th, then Cole gets the last 3 innings.
I doubt we see Cole for 3 innings. I'm not sure he'll be effective on only 3 days rest.

Cole would only be on 2 days rest
Right, but Kershaw started G5 of the 2017 World Series and then pitched 4 effective innings in G7. These guys have more in the tank than you think. They don't tap into it over the course of a long season so they can maintain their longevity but will absolutely tap into it in G7 of the World Series. I think three innings from Cole is a pretty safe assumption and he could potentially give us more.

EDIT: Also, Bumgarner pitched G5 of the 2014 World Series and then pitched 4+ effective innings in G7.
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Regardless of who is pitching tonight, our strategy has to be very simple... DO NOT LET SOTO AND RENDON BEAT US. Those guys shouldn't see one pitch to hit all night. Nibble the s*** out of them and force Howie Kendrick and Asrubal Cabrera to beat us. If they do, tip the cap.
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Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.

Hope you are a better good luck charm than I was... or wasn't. You get the idea...
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Interesting poll results here.
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Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
so in 2017 Verlander lost game 6 and then we won game 7 with a heavy dose of...Charlie.


I think you just won us a ring!
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Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.

Good sh-t....hopefully more of this tonight than the bandwagon corporate fan so we can get the energy up in there.
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Marvin said:

Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.

Hope you are a better good luck charm than I was... or wasn't. You get the idea...
I'll try my best. Last play off game was game 2 of '17 ALCS, that worked out pretty well.
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Either way, something is going on with him and it could mean the difference in locating pitches vs. not. Remember during the ALDS when Verlander went out there and was just a little off. That's what I'm hoping for tonight. He say's he's ready but he and his manager won't know for sure until he's on the mound facing 1-3.
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gigemJTH12 said:

Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
so in 2017 Verlander lost game 6 and then we won game 7 with a heavy dose of...Charlie.


I think you just won us a ring!


Who is gonna be our Charlie?
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look at the username of the person I replied to. Mr. Kelley.
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Cromagnum said:

gigemJTH12 said:

Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
so in 2017 Verlander lost game 6 and then we won game 7 with a heavy dose of...Charlie.


I think you just won us a ring!


Who is gonna be our Charlie?
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Farmer1906 said:

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Tonight I am an Astros fan.

Good luck!

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Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
Me too! Row 13
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Cromagnum said:

gigemJTH12 said:

Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
so in 2017 Verlander lost game 6 and then we won game 7 with a heavy dose of...Charlie.


I think you just won us a ring!


Who is gonna be our Charlie?
Harris gonna come in and pitch 4 innings
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Cromagnum said:


Who is gonna be our Charlie?
Cole
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k20dub said:



Interesting poll results here.
Its kind of annoying that the Astros have become the big bad guy. Its not like we money whipped a bunch of stars to become an awesome team like they do in basketball or like the Yankees. Pretty much everyone has come through the system + a couple of key trades for some starting arms.
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Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
I'm on the site now, and it's showing about 10 scattered singles. But when I go to add one to my cart, it says "invalid information" and "seats matching your request are not available." It does that for every single listing. Frustrating.
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today is my 30th birthday.

I am a huge fan as most of you are. I love sports and cheer for all the houston teams but nothing anywhere close to the Astros.

Aggie Football and Astros are the only teams I will cry over for a championship(already did once).

The day I turned 18(when we were a 3rd place NL central team) I went and got an Astros star tattoo. My dad told me I'd regret it when we changed logos and we did soon after but now its just kind of retro..lol. Didnt get A&M bc I wasnt accepted yet.


Love this team more than anything. Hoping they make my 30th special tonight!
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Jackal99 said:

Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
I'm on the site now, and it's showing about 10 scattered singles. But when I go to add one to my cart, it says "invalid information" and "seats matching your request are not available." It does that for every single listing. Frustrating.
Just keep clicking the Best Seat Available option and make sure to reduce your quantity down from 2 to 1. It took about 100 random times clicking the add seat option before it dropped into my cart.
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Mr.Ackar07 said:

Jackal99 said:

Charlie Kelley said:

Just got a single in 430 for face value off of the astros website, first WS game for me.
I'm on the site now, and it's showing about 10 scattered singles. But when I go to add one to my cart, it says "invalid information" and "seats matching your request are not available." It does that for every single listing. Frustrating.
Just keep clicking the Best Seat Available option and make sure to reduce your quantity down from 2 to 1. It took about 100 random times clicking the add seat option before it dropped into my cart.
Thanks. I've got the quantity set to 1 and Best Seat Available. I'll keep clicking on listings and see if that works.
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Can harris even go 4 innings?
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Work is giving away two tix for tonight in a drawing
I neeeeedds this
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Ags #1 said:

Can harris even go 4 innings?
only if he gets the first 8 outs on 8 pitches.
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Just snagged a single as well! 431 for face value
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"They are going to fear when that helmet comes into town, because hell is coming with it."
Jimbo Fisher
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gigemJTH12 said:

today is my 30th birthday.

I am a huge fan as most of you are. I love sports and cheer for all the houston teams but nothing anywhere close to the Astros.

Aggie Football and Astros are the only teams I will cry over for a championship(already did once).

The day I turned 18(when we were a 3rd place NL central team) I went and got an Astros star tattoo. My dad told me I'd regret it when we changed logos and we did soon after but now its just kind of retro..lol. Didnt get A&M bc I wasnt accepted yet.


Love this team more than anything. Hoping they make my 30th special tonight!
This is me minus the tattoo. Houston sports and Aggies are my primary loves, but especially Aggie Football and Astros. Wishing you a great birthday and maybe the Astros can give you a huge gift tonight to finish it off.