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

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mathguy86
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Patented Astros opponent solo shot.
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Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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Still waiting for Cole to have a dominant showing. He's been getting hit hard and often lately
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Aggie8587 said:

Still waiting for Cole to have a dominant showing. He's been getting hit hard and often lately


Haven't watched today yet, but his command lately is not great. He's got the stuff just can't locate it.
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Cole giving up bombs again
mathguy86
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Straw. My goodness. Dude is fast.
mathguy86
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All that speed is wasted if you don't let them use it. Why Straw didn't steal during Fishers AB is beyond me.
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Dang good throw from Stubbs!
mathguy86
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Stubbs with a laser beam.
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Straw is so fast
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I love Myles Straw
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mathguy86 said:

All that speed is wasted if you don't let them use it. Why Straw didn't steal during Fishers AB is beyond me.
Straw would likely score on any extra base hit. You might need to check my math on that but it seems like it makes sense to stay on first and it situation.
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the Straw man with the speed
mathguy86
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Speed speed speed.
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Would love to see Kemp, Fisher, Jake and Straw run the 4x100 at the Olympics
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astros4545 said:

I love Myles Straw


Can he play in place of Tubby White the rest of the season?
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Bregman should get an RBI on that
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Straw is the perfect 9 hole hitter.

Honestly, if you told me he was in the starting lineup in the playoffs batting 9th, I'd be good with it. At a minimum he needs to be our pinch runner. He could win you a ballgame with his speed alone.
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I want Straw taking every extra base he can. Because he's scoring from 2B on singles every time. And you can't hit into a DP when he's on 2B.
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That Minute Maid commercial is getting REALLY old
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mathguy86 said:

I want Straw taking every extra base he can. Because he's scoring from 2B on singles every time. And you can't hit into a DP when he's on 2B.
I agree with you instinctually - I'd definitely rather let a blazing fast guy run than watch yet another GIDP.

But I read or heard recently that mathematically you have historically needed an overall 75% success rate to make sending the runner a net positive, but now with so many more HR being hit, that % is going up because more batters can plate the run with one swing more often than ever.

So in late and close situations where you need one run and you have a guy that can get it done like Straw it makes more sense sending him, but that early in the game especially with no outs you risk not giving the heart of the order one more out to work with.
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I agree in principle with you but in Straw's case is speed is so extreme it seems the risk is worth the reward. And we hit into so many DP's I think HInch should do everything he can to minimize that outcome. And in this case, when Straw didn't steal during Fisher's AB, Bregman promptly grounded into what should have been a DP. Until Profar sailed the throw that is.
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Aggie baseball walkiff Grand Slam

Down 10-7 with 2 outs
Harry Dunne
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I hear ya. He was 51/56 in AAA - seems like you'd send him all day, but I trust they have done the math.
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Well he's standing there again. Lets see.

And with this teams I feel sure they did the math.
Harry Dunne
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Well, there we go. Maybe they are reading.
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Straw is a blur
mathguy86
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And that's why. Any single to any field and he's home.

And I would do it with Fisher too.
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Nice call.

I'm pumped that he has reached base 3/3 times. Imagine a timeline in which Straw hits well enough to hold down a starting OF job and Brantley can slide into the DH spot when George comes back.
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And there is the yang. Fisher gets hosed and Brantley doesn't get a chance to hit with a man on base.

Watching a CS hurts less than watching a GIDP so the instinct as a fan is definitely to want to send the runner. I agree about sending Straw all day, but for a guy who is a sub 75% guy like Fisher I'm not sure.
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And Fisher getting gunned down is the argument for not running I guess.

I still think its the right call. The throw was so bad it allowed the tag o the head as Fisher was sliding past. If its on the base he's safe.
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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
mathguy86
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We must be the king of solo HRs
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Aggies hit 2 Grand Slams today

Trying to figure out if the Astros or Aggies rely on the Grand Slam too much
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WTF is up with these solo HRs. I don't get it. Also, are these balls juiced or something?