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

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Frok said:

I just hope we are saying Jose effing Urquidy after tonight.
that would be way better than us saying effing Jose Urquidy!
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So, if we score 0 or 3+ runs in the 1st, we're good, right?
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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!


Dude!!!!

My best friends parents just called they are taking me!! 109!!

I have been to 5 playoff games since 2017 including game 5 2017 and game 6 ALCS this year.

I'm 5-0. Lets go!!!!!!
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Beat40 said:

So, if we score 0 or 3+ runs in the 1st, we're good, right?


They way it's been going at home, we need to put up all 10+ in the first.
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gigemJTH12 said:

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!


Dude!!!!

My best friends parents just called they are taking me!! 109!!

I have been to 5 playoff games since 2017 including game 5 2017 and game 6 ALDS this year.

I'm 5-0. Lets go!!!!!!

Love it man.....have fun! Yell all game even if you're getting looks from the corporate bandwagoners.
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Thanks man. I always do. And I never sit down. Whoever is behind me can deal with it and stand up. Chain reaction
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agsquirrel97 said:

Frok said:

I just hope we are saying Jose effing Urquidy after tonight.
that would be way better than us saying effing Jose Urquidy!


Hey, you are supposed to be the positive thinker here!
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Cromagnum said:

I'm surprised tickets dont cost more tonight. Its do or die.
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Anyone have the Greinke/Soto gif?
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The Nats only chance is if Scherzer has an amazing game and goes 7+ like Strasburg did last night. Their bullpen is not very good and has been hit hard.

I don't know how many of you guys let your BAS bleed into this Astros team. This Astros team the last several years has been incredibly clutch and the complete opposite of BAS. So many chances for them to have folded against the Dodgers and in this series.
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Bregxit said:

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I remember feeling completely discouraged after JV couldn't close out game 6 in 2017...didn't think it would happen to us at that point. Well, we all know how that story ended. I have a similar feeling this year and it is set up the same way, so we'll know how this ends in about 11 hours.
Its bad that I feel like even with as good a pitcher on the mound as Grienke, I have zero faith that we can provide any run support. I was hopeful after the middle of the series, but the bats of shut down again and we look completely lost.


That's because Strasburg was amazing again last night. I have no idea how some do not understand that great pitching beats great hitting. Once he settled in after the first he was lights out and pretty much unhittable.
YEP. Exactly. It's just like in most any other sport. Defense wins championships. Well, pitching is the initial defensive front in baseball.

Astros have one of the most loaded hitting line-ups in baseball history and they have gotten shut-down with outstanding pitching in several games this postseason.
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https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/world-series-game-7-how-nationals-and-astros-plan-to-use-pitchers-with-max-scherzer-zack-greinke-starting/


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It is Game 7 and all bets are off. There's an X-factor here, and he just went 8 1/3 innings. Yes, there's a chance Stephen Strasburg is available. He hinted at it in a post-game interview with MLB Network. He's got all winter to recover. Remember Randy Johnson pitched in 2001 for Game 7 on zero days' rest.
Here's a guess about how the framework could work, by innings, in a good but not ideal situation for the Nats:

  • Scherzer: 5 innings
  • Corbin: 1
  • Hudson: 1
  • Strasburg: 1
  • Doolittle: 1

Unless Scherzer and Corbin combine for a lot more innings, extra innings wouldn't bode well for the Nationals' chances. They'd have to dip into the soft underbelly of the bullpen or Anibal Sanchez.

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Here's a guess about how the framework could work, by innings, in a good but not ideal situation for the Astros:
  • Greinke: 4
  • Cole 2 1/3
  • Harris 1 2/3
  • Osuna: 1
  • Urquidy, Peacock, Pressly: Extra innings

There you have it. As noted, the teams aren't really going to lay out their specific plan, but I've been watching these teams closely on a daily basis for a while and this is how I expect things to unfold, dependent upon production of course.
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https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/10/30/world-series-predictions-game-7


After the whole fiasco with the locker room celebration, the SI reporter who went on the warpath against the Astros picks them to win game 7 5-3

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World Series Game 7 Predictions: Who Has the Edge in Astros-Nationals Finale?
SI STAFF1 HOUR AGO

A nine-month journey that began in February is finally ending Wednesday night in Houston. A 7-2 Nationals win in World Series Game 6 means we'll reach the do-or-die Game 7 for the fifth time this decade, opposing former Cy Young winners Zack Greinke and Max Scherzer.

This is when baseball is at its best. So who has the edge in the season's final game? SI's MLB staff weighs in below.

Stephanie Apstein: Astros 5, Nationals 3
Max Scherzer's dramatic return is marred by a George Springer home run, and eventually the bullpen gives up the lead.

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MuckRaker96 said:

To all the very cool people I've talked baseball with on here since July or so, especially the ones who remember the 86 NLCS and have a love for baseball history, just wanted to say enjoy the game tonight, win or lose, it's still Game 7 of the World Series for our beloved franchise.

Decided to sit out this thread for the game tonight, I never thought I'd see a bigger group of angry band waggoner idiots than the zoo, but the ones here take the cake and make the thread pretty sh**y to read through .Hope to come back on and celebrate the win after .








Should we make a non-bleeder slack or group text message? I'm only half kidding.
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AccidentProne said:

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Tonight I am an Astros fan.

Good luck!

I worked for the Astros organization before working for the Rangers
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Teddy Perkins said:


I have never once heard that sip is a Stros fan. Has he even been to MMP?
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Teddy Perkins said:




Now that tu sucks he is looking for a new team to attach to. He'll probably try to sneak into the dugout and onto the field to celebrate a win.
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Big Al 1992 said:

Just got a single in 253 - right where Alvarez is gonna send one tonight!!!


I'll be right there with ya. Scored section 253 single on the astros website today
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Idgaf about MM calling out play ball. He ain't an Astros fan and won't bring any bad juju.
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Mattress Mack got 1 final bet in before tonight's game. His betting totals riding on tonight are insane. Rovell's article says the value of the mattress promotion is north of $20M.



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That is awesome. Hope the Stros pull it off, Mack's gets great publicity and covers some of his loss, and lots of Houstonians get free mattresses.
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Jomboy breaking down Stras' pitch tipping in the 1st.
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Part of the chess match to keep an eye on tonight.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

Big Al 1992 said:

Just got a single in 253 - right where Alvarez is gonna send one tonight!!!


I'll be right there with ya. Scored section 253 single on the astros website today


251 for me! Speeding to Houston from San Antonio!
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Zack Greinke - Gnat Killer
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For what it's worth Im pretty sure McConaughey is a noted Astros fan...... Been interviewed by Julia before. EdTv movie mentioned going to the astrodome as a kid, also had an Oilers koozie on his necklace
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


H-Town 2017 WS Champions
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WES2006AG said:

Teddy Perkins said:


I have never once heard that sip is a Stros fan. Has he even been to MMP?
He's such a huge fan, he mentions going to lots of Dodger's games when in LA and Rangers' games when back in Austin. And not once, while at a game the Astros are playing, does he mention the Astros.

https://www.mlb.com/astros/video/mcconaughey-at-fenway/c-35442595
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Nats Pitching Coach on Max tonight.
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they released more singles today than normal... and all at once it seems like. They must not have been expecting a game 7
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I'm 0-4 when attending WS games so I decided to sell my tix tonight to give the local 9 a shot.......
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tjholley16 said:

they released more singles today than normal... and all at once it seems like. They must not have been expecting a game 7
They were holding some back as incentives for buying 2020 season tickets. Not sure if that's what these were.
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Farmer1906 said:



Zack Greinke - Gnat Killer




He also showed he won't put up with their *****