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

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Ag_07 said:

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It was cool, but only worked because of the pitcher's laziness

There isn't pitcher in the league who can get off the mound and get to that bunt.

Now having no one on the 3B side of things attributed to the double but it was no fault of the pitcher.

Just a perfectly executed bunt both in direction and in how hard/soft it was hit.
Sorry, I didn't explain well. I don't think the pitcher could have gotten to the bunt to throw him out at first. I do however feel the pitcher pretty much jogged at first to the ball then kind of sprinted after it once he realized Carpenter was already around 1st. I think there was a possibility to hustle to the ball once it passed him to possibly prevent the double.
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How is that people haven't started bunting to beat the shift?
Ag_07
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

How is that people haven't started bunting to beat the shift?

Same reason players haven't started choking up and slapping a single with 2 strikes.

The value of a possible XBH outweighs the benefit of high percentage single.
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Marvin
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Bregman has been steady, but the offense could really benefit from him going on a several-week hitting binge.
Ag_07
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He's not getting pitched to much right now.

Fortunately he's taking his walks but yeah no would be a good time for him to go HAM.
Philip J Fry
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Ag_07 said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

How is that people haven't started bunting to beat the shift?

Same reason players haven't started choking up and slapping a single with 2 strikes.

The value of a possible XBH outweighs the benefit of high percentage single.


That's where statistics fails. If you only need one run to win or tie, choke it the **** up.
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Philip J Fry said:

Ag_07 said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

How is that people haven't started bunting to beat the shift?

Same reason players haven't started choking up and slapping a single with 2 strikes.

The value of a possible XBH outweighs the benefit of high percentage single.


That's where statistics fails. If you only need one run to win or tie, choke it the **** up.


Yo PJF...you are being sought after on the Nerdery on the Texas 42 thread.
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Ag_07
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GD Julia had me thinking the worst reading the first half of that tweet.
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Ag_07 said:

GD Julia had me thinking the worst reading the first half of that tweet.


Lol same here... at least this didn't happen to him

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Kemp needs to do something tonight
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Philip J Fry said:

Ag_07 said:

Keeper of The Spirits said:

How is that people haven't started bunting to beat the shift?

Same reason players haven't started choking up and slapping a single with 2 strikes.

The value of a possible XBH outweighs the benefit of high percentage single.


That's where statistics fails. If you only need one run to win or tie, choke it the **** up.


Exactly. Like last night in the top of the 8th, runners on 2nd and 3rd, two outs, and down by one. Kemp at the plate with a shift to the right side of the infield and the third baseman playing near the bag to hold the runner. If Kemp pokes one the other way to the location the SS traditionally plays at least one run scores. Instead a ground out to second and inning over.
AgDoc03
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and another 2 runners stranded
CSWendt
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Asking a guy to place a bunt perfectly between a pitcher and 3rd baseman is not an easy thing to do. You need to be a very skilled bunter to have confidence that you can place that bunt in the exact right location at the exact right speed. Bunted too softly and it doesn't get through. Bunted 1 yard to far to the right or left and they can field it.
JABQ04
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Jesus Christ
third coast..
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I mean, we all knew it was coming.
mathguy86
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I thought the one Alvarez hit was out too.
n_touch
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At least he got the first one out of the way. I expect at least one more in this park tonight
Mr.Bond
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F****** in the a******* this is gotten ridiculous
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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Votto complained and blue listened.
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not a good start for JV
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Good grief Yordan looked slow there
Wabs
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Do we suck again?
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situation not good.

JV throwing BP
JABQ04
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Wow
third coast..
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Wooooooof
Hulla Baller
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Wabs said:

Do we suck again?

Yep, we suck.
mathguy86
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Votto should never have been on base. He was struck out looking. Except he *****ed and got the ump to call a strike a ball. Why in the world a professional umpire listened to that I have no idea. Angel wouldn't have.
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Offense is sputtering & JV giving up bombs. Just great.
Kashchei
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Pettis better be waving guys in from first at this rate...
bearkatag15
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The regression back to the mean is a rough ride down the hill.
mathguy86
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Julia is about to yack on live TV.
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