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

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Beat40 said:

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I'd rather have an average defensive but good offensive catcher, than have a below average hitting catcher who's amazing behind the plate.
What did you think of all the passed balls in the postseason last year?
I thought they weren't the reason we lost the series, and our lack of hitting was
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tjholley16 said:

I'd rather have an average defensive but good offensive catcher, than have a below average hitting catcher who's amazing behind the plate.
Chirinos vs Ausmus although probably not the best comparison but the first one that came to mind.
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BurnHard Longer said:

Beat40 said:

tjholley16 said:

I'd rather have an average defensive but good offensive catcher, than have a below average hitting catcher who's amazing behind the plate.
What did you think of all the passed balls in the postseason last year?
I thought they weren't the reason we lost the series, and our lack of hitting was
But they literally put people in to scoring position without making them work for it.

I believe there were at least two ABs where there were two passed balls that let a guy go from 1st to 3rd.

Not saying they were the reason we lost the series, but you can't say they didn't play a part.
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BurnHard Longer said:

Beat40 said:

tjholley16 said:

I'd rather have an average defensive but good offensive catcher, than have a below average hitting catcher who's amazing behind the plate.
What did you think of all the passed balls in the postseason last year?
I thought they weren't the reason we lost the series, and our lack of hitting was


Our lack of clutch hitting and Boston ability to get 2 out hits were huge. The PB's allowed runners to move up and score on singles. Did it lose the series? No. Did it contribute? Yes.
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Correa out 3-4 weeks with cracked rib



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Dude is ****ing glass man. Poon ass
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.


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bearkatag15 said:

Correa out 3-4 weeks with cracked rib




Dammit Daniella...
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Hope that "treatment" was worth it...
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How in the world did he crack a rib?

Walkoff celebration maybe?

Like I said earlier...

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Wow. How? Seems super out of the blue. I can't recall if he got hit by a pitch or if he had some sort of awkward fall / collision in a game recently.

Hopefully when he comes back he will actually be able to stay hitting at the pace he was before going out.
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Update from Astros are saying 4-6 weeks... not 3-4





Still no Alvarez or Tucker...
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And this should mean Yordan gets his shot.

Yuli to 3B, Breg to SS, and Yordan at 1B

God help us if we play White every game at 1B for a month.

Edit on the news of Straw getting the call - WTF?!?!?! Are we just carry 15 OFers on the roster?
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Nope, its Straw coming up.

Edit: Straw has been playing some short stop this year so maybe they think he can fill in there too?
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bearkatag15 said:

Nope, its Straw coming up.



Wait until June 1st (or whatever the service cut off date is)
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.


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Ag_07 said:

How in the world did he crack a rib?

Walkoff celebration maybe?

Like I said earlier...




Exactly what I'm thinking

Walk off celebration
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Mr.Bond said:

bearkatag15 said:

Nope, its Straw coming up.



Wait until June 1st (or whatever the service cut off date is)
For Tucker its June 2nd to get that extra year of control. For Yordan its not exactly clear.
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I don't see anything there... Danielle must be pretty rough in bed.
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Or the quack doc who was giving him his treatment at home fcked him up.

This is exactly why Correa gets the criticism he does and why some of us don't think he's worth the big deal he's gonna want. Again, it's WHEN he plays he's great but they guy is just fragile.
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Tread water and get guys healthy. The team is obviously dug in on the mindset of keeping control of Tucker and Alvarez at the expense of a few mid-season wins. No sense stressing over it, because the team is keeping to its strategy.

Just have to lean on Verlander, Pressly and Osuna on the mound, and Brantley, Bregman and Yuli at the plate. Throw in Marisnick, Harris and Chirinos at opportune times and survive until the break.
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bearkatag15 said:

I don't see anything there... Danielle must be pretty rough in bed.

It's Correa...Those chest bumps probably did it.
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Beat40 said:

tjholley16 said:

I'd rather have an average defensive but good offensive catcher, than have a below average hitting catcher who's amazing behind the plate.
What did you think of all the passed balls in the postseason last year?

My point is a catcher's defense is magnified in big games. Especially in this new era of pitching where spin is becoming more and more prevalent. Not only is there defense magnified, but how they handle the pitcher and their preparation is magnified as well.

I'm not saying I want below average hitting catcher who's amazing behind the plate. I am saying I'd rather have a catcher who might be an average hitter and above average defensively who can help keep a pitcher's emotions in check in a big game situation.


Well Maldonado sucked defensively and offensively last year for the most part
Marvin
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I'm actually relieved on Correa- I was afraid it was all a smokescreen for another back issue. I'll take this as good news. Much better that it's a rib... if he's going to be sidelined at all, that is.
BurnHard Longer
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sometimes I feel like Correa gets tired of playing baseball and pulls an Al Cervik "My arm.....it's broken"
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Bad news is that the Twins might run off and hide with the home field advantage. Too early to worry about that, though, and nothing to be done anyway with that murderer's row of a division they face.
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Marvin said:

Tread water and get guys healthy. The team is obviously dug in on the mindset of keeping control of Tucker and Alvarez at the expense of a few mid-season wins. No sense stressing over it, because the team is keeping to its strategy.

Just have to lean on Verlander, Pressly and Osuna on the mound, and Brantley, Bregman and Yuli at the plate. Throw in Marisnick, Harris and Chirinos at opportune times and survive until the break.
I keep going back to the quote from John Smoltz in the first FOX game in the first boston series.

He said something to the effect of if you have 1 or 2 hot starters, 1 or 2 hot bullpen guys, and 1 or 2 hot hitters for a season, you will most likely have a special season.

So, it sucks to have Springer, Altuve, and Correa out. However, we've also had the above so far this season. I think we'll survive until the break.
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Agreed.
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Erased. Was a frustration post. Get well soon Carlos. And stop getting hurt. Thanks.
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EastCoastAgNc said:





Well...This just got interesting.
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i bet daniella put him through the ringer that night after his walk off
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Ag_07 said:

EastCoastAgNc said:





Well...This just got interesting.

Tweet not showing up for me
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Oh nvm y'all know you don't have to put the url code anymore right?
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