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

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Silent For Too Long
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10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?
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mazag08 said:

Ok I'm sold. Straw is a gamer and too valuable to go back down.

I have no idea what you do with Kemp, Straw, and Fisher all so valuable. I wouldn't be surprised to see Kemp as part of the Tyler White trade. Gotta open up room somewhere, and though I love Kemp, Straw is making him look expendable.
I want Straw and Fisher right now over Kemp. Playing 2B won't be as valuable to this team once Altuve and Diaz come back.
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agproducer said:

Haniger got lucky AF.


Blum just said Fish hit that ball at 113mph. Yeah, he got lucky AF.
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mazag08 said:

113.8 MPH. Jesus Fisher.
Just needs to work on that lunch angle a bit.
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I think Straw is here to stay too. I don't know what moves have to occur but I don't seem him going back down.
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Few things:

1) Jake just keeps improving. Good for him. Total team player.

2) Fisher is hitting absolute bullets all over the place

3) It's early, but idc... Myles Straw can play in the show.

Sometimes you don't give up on guys early in their ML career. Players develop at different paces.
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That speed in 3 or 4 straight batters is deadly.
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Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?
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Miles Straw running the bases is like watching Secretariat at The Belmont
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Bregs gotta love this speed ahead of him; he might petition AJ to put Springer behind him in the lineup.
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So I say we dump two relievers to make room for Fisher and Straw once the team is healthy. Just start Verlander, Cole, and Peacock every 3rd game.
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With straw and fisher playing well who is the odd man out when we get healthy? Maybfield and Stubbs will go down but who else? I assume straw gets to stay up and fisher gets sent down?
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I mean, these boys are just making decisions tough for management. What the hell do they realistically do if they want to call Alvarez up? And then Tucker?
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mazag08 said:

113.8 MPH. Jesus Fisher.


I knew Straw was fast

But got damn
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agproducer said:

Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?


We went 4-2 against Boston & the Cubs with practically half our lineup being the RR Express..
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Went back and timed it. Straw was 9.68 seconds from crack of bat to stepping on home and he pulled up down the stretch since no throw was coming.

He has a spot on this roster doing that alone, wow.
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Beat40 said:

I mean, these boys are just making decisions tough for management. What the hell do they realistically do if they want to call Alvarez up? And then Tucker?


We let those steaks season a little longer with the way these beef ribs are tasting.
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How do you keep these guys up with yordan and tucker destroying it in AAA?
Mayfield, thanks for nothing, white has got to go, Kemp and white trade for something? Anything?
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agproducer said:

Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?
Seattle is already in the dog days of summer. I've never seen luck catch up with a team so quickly. Everyone knew they didn't have the pitching to keep it up, but I honestly didn't think it would turn THIS quickly.

They're bad bad. Oakland plays well against everyone but us. Texas can't pitch either, and LAA has more money picked up in Pujols than we do in 8 combined starters tonight.

We don't have the true bottom of anyone as bad as the bottom of the AL Central, but CLE is better than anyone in our division. We still at least play good teams well.
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Ags #1 said:

With straw and fisher playing well who is the odd man out when we get healthy? Maybfield and Stubbs will go down but who else? I assume straw gets to stay up and fisher gets sent down?


Stubbs has to stay because you need at least two catchers.
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Rustys-Beef-o-Reeno said:

How do you keep these guys up with yordan and tucker destroying it in AAA?
Mayfield, thanks for nothing, white has got to go, Kemp and white trade for something? Anything?


Throw in a top 3 organization arm and back up the dump truck of cash and you can likely get your 4th starter.
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I don't think we can keep both Straw and Fish... I'm willing to bet Fish is dealt along with Kemp and/or White for a pitcher
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I guess I was assuming once Stasi is back
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I think Fisher goes down once Springer comes off the IL.

feels like Altuve is going to be out for a while...several more weeks.

Yordan will replace White.

and then Luhnow has a tough decision when Diaz is ready.

edit...actually Mayfield will go down.

so Luhnow has more time to decide what to do
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agproducer said:

Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?


I think we are really good, but probably not as good as being able to win this many with all of these replacements so consistently.

I will say we had a damn good record that first month playing no teams under .500, the pitching off to a bit of a rocky start, and the bats not firing at the same time.
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Rustys-Beef-o-Reeno said:

How do you keep these guys up with yordan and tucker destroying it in AAA?
Mayfield, thanks for nothing, white has got to go, Kemp and white trade for something? Anything?
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This huge lead is really valuable because we get to rest Presley and Osuna. Back to back off nights for Osuna is nice
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Beat40 said:

I mean, these boys are just making decisions tough for management. What the hell do they realistically do if they want to call Alvarez up? And then Tucker?

It would be pretty funny if when Springer, Altuve and Correa come back; if our line-up consisted of Jake, Fisher, Straw, Tucker, and Alvarez.
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Beat40 said:

agproducer said:

Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?


I think we are really good, but probably not as good as being able to win this many with all of these replacements so consistently.

I will say we had a damn good record that first month playing no teams under .500, the pitching off to a bit of a rocky start, and the bats not firing at the same time.


With this roster right now, the Astros have a good enough club to play .500 ball against average competition. With the soft schedule, I think they are doing better than expected.

I think when healthy, the Astros are the best in the league. I
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This game makes me smile. The Astros lost the lead, got pissed off, and dropped 7 over the next 2 innings
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agproducer said:

Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?
We did go 4-2 vs the Cubs and RedSox with this team as well, so not just our division.
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agproducer said:

Beat40 said:

agproducer said:

Silent For Too Long said:

10 runs with 3 mvp caliber players on the IL, is that good?


The real question is: Are the Astros this good or does our division just suck as bad as the AL Central?


I think we are really good, but probably not as good as being able to win this many with all of these replacements so consistently.

I will say we had a damn good record that first month playing no teams under .500, the pitching off to a bit of a rocky start, and the bats not firing at the same time.


With this roster right now, the Astros have a good enough roster to play .500 ball against average competition. With the soft schedule, I think they are doing better than expected.

I think when healthy, the Astros are the best in the league. I


I agree with you. I was thinking more of the when healthy team, but yes, even this roster could probably play .500 ball. That's just sick when half the line up consists of players just called up from AAA
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Is this 2 nights in a row for Devo?
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I think at this point, with the lead in the division, you rest Altuve as long as possible to make sure that surgically repaired knee is truly ok.
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Guduan could get the win for blowing it if we pull it out.... Useless stat