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

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astros4545 said:



Just fyi
I don't understand it either. TED will be a multiple year starter and All Star.
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astros4545 said:



Just fyi
Nobody is writing him off, except maybe casual idiot fans. Yordan overshadowed him though and so he is getting all the hype. Wish he could play first base...
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From another board

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Hinch on MLB Radio says Altuve is on track for a rehab assignment this weekend. It will be 3-5 games.

Springer, McHugh and Stassi will all follow very soon after.


That puts Altuve back for the start of the Yankees series
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bearkatag15 said:

From another board

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Hinch on MLB Radio says Altuve is on track for a rehab assignment this weekend. It will be 3-5 games.

Springer, McHugh and Stassi will all follow very soon after.


That puts Altuve back for the start of the Yankees series


Great news. I was worried about McHugh since nothing has been reported. That I could find anyway.
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Marvin said:

bearkatag15 said:

From another board

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Hinch on MLB Radio says Altuve is on track for a rehab assignment this weekend. It will be 3-5 games.

Springer, McHugh and Stassi will all follow very soon after.


That puts Altuve back for the start of the Yankees series


Great news. I was worried about McHugh since nothing has been reported. That I could find anyway.
McHugh "injury" is interesting. Elbow discomfort is either real serious or a way to put a guy on the IL who needs to sort himself out?
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Farmer1906 said:

astros4545 said:



Just fyi
I don't understand it either. TED will be a multiple year starter and All Star.

It's just as crazy to nickname him after Ted Williams after his MiL performance as it is to write him off after 69 ML ABs.

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dshedd14 said:

Hope he does this again today.



It would have to be in a pinch hitting situation since Hinch will sit him on the bench after a good first game.
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dshedd14 said:

Hope he does this again today.


I love Blummer just chuckling as Kalas is making the call.
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Morton's W-L record the last 3 years is now 37-10 in 69 starts.
His career record when he came to Houston was 46-71, so he's now 2 games over .500. And he's still the same good 'ol Charlie.
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Yup. He's just watching baseball in that moment.
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Cool. Fat Elvis is in the house!
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A pretty lefty heavy lineup today
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dshedd14 said:

Hope he does this again today.

I wonder how many lefties have put one up near the gas pump.

Related thought: Has a lefty ever gotten one onto the train tracks? I feel like Yordan might be able to do that.
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Wish Chirinos didn't have to move up that far, but I'll survive. Who do y'all think benefits from the adjacent hitter the most here? Yuli or Yordan?
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Safe at Home said:

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Morton's W-L record the last 3 years is now 37-10 in 69 starts.
His career record when he came to Houston was 46-71, so he's now 2 games over .500. And he's still the same good 'ol Charlie.
it seems unprecedented for someone to turnaround their record like that in their mid-30's
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crossed my mind too. Don't recall many lefties visiting the Conoco pump.

Adam Dunn might have
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Bonds?
HvilleAggie
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W said:

crossed my mind too. Don't recall many lefties visiting the Conoco pump.

Adam Dunn might have
As a proud Phillips 66 employee, this hurts
redline248
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I asked McTaggart in a tweet. He always seems to have that kind of info. We'll see if he replies
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redline248 said:

I asked McTaggart in a tweet. He always seems to have that kind of info. We'll see if he replies
I was trying to find a Minute Maid spray chart, but couldn't. The data has to be out there by park, by hitter handedness, but my guess is no one has published the query to automatically refresh on a website.
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Buck Compton said:

redline248 said:

I asked McTaggart in a tweet. He always seems to have that kind of info. We'll see if he replies
I was trying to find a Minute Maid spray chart, but couldn't. The data has to be out there by park, by hitter handedness, but my guess is no one has published the query to automatically refresh on a website.
Here is the spray chart for all lefty hitters at MMP who hit home runs since 3/29/2010. The link to the site is below. You can see the settings I selected in the image to recreate it yourself.

EDIT: It seems the last year this site has recorded hit data was through the 2016 season.

https://public.tableau.com/views/SprayChartComparison/ParkComparison?%3Aembed=y&%3Adisplay_count=y&%3AshowVizHome=no#1




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Farmer1906
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redline248 said:

Wish Chirinos didn't have to move up that far, but I'll survive. Who do y'all think benefits from the adjacent hitter the most here? Yuli or Yordan?
Oh no we have to bat our 140 wRC+ catcher 6th.
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Farmer1906 said:

redline248 said:

Wish Chirinos didn't have to move up that far, but I'll survive. Who do y'all think benefits from the adjacent hitter the most here? Yuli or Yordan?
Oh no we have to bat our 140 wRC+ catcher 6th.

What are his splits based on spot in the order? I love the guy, but I just think he excels lower. Probably one of those feel things that isn't backed statistically. I'm OK with that, though.
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Hinch says Altuve is "doing great"


Translation: He's still alive and making lots of money. But his leg is still hurt.

mathguy86
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Even with Alvarez up we are still subject to fatty at 1B.
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mathguy86 said:

Even with Alvarez up we are still subject to fatty at 1B.


Hinch said Alvarez won't play the field until Saturday and then again on Monday. Both in LF.
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I'm not sure I would even try and play him in the field. Why give him something else to worry about. We got outfielders all over the place. He. Doesn't need to play anywhere at all, but if you feel he does it absolutely should be at 1st base.
"It's what I do...I drink and I know things."
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Agnzona said:

I'm not sure I would even try and play him in the field. Why give him something else to worry about. We got outfielders all over the place. He. Doesn't need to play anywhere at all, but if you feel he does it absolutely should be at 1st base.


I somewhat agree. If it comes down to winning game 7 of the World Series. I want to be able to put my best line up out there. There is a chance Yuli & White aren't in that line up.
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I feel like Tucker never made real solid contact. I'd like to see the comparison of Bregs and his spray chart overlaid with speed off the bat
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He seriously can't be any worse than White at 1B.
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

I feel like Tucker never made real solid contact. I'd like to see the comparison of Bregs and his spray chart overlaid with speed off the bat

Tucker's issue is he only ever hit fastballs and had a terrible eye. Bregman was spreading his contact around (at least it felt like that). I haven't looked up stats to back it up.
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HvilleAggie said:

W said:

crossed my mind too. Don't recall many lefties visiting the Conoco pump.

Adam Dunn might have
As a proud Phillips 66 employee, this hurts
whoops, I guess I missed the pump name change a decade ago or so
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