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

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Sid said:

What is Devo's mechanical issue?


He is letting his front side fly open. When he cannot find the zone he is driving his lead foot about 12 inches to the left, opening his hips and lime Blum said causing his arm to drag. That's why he is missing up and in to right handers.

When he drives on a line and rotates against that front leg he locates his fastball and change well. Problem is he fails to do that about 90% of the tome this year.
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CSWendt said:

bullard21k said:

Example #8,546 ...A 2 pitch reliever who cant locate his off speed pitch is virtually worthless especially in tight spots.
If you are advocating for relief pitchers to have more than 2 pitches, I would argue that the best relievers in baseball history have largely been 2 pitch pitchers.

Not sure how you would think I would be implying that at all
dlance
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That was a slick looking "look what I found" snag.
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Our pen is mostly unhittable either because we are throwing gas or because we can't hit the strike zone
dlance
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Good Rondon.
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All I got out of that Amazon commercial was "Spoiled brat"
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Now McHugh pitches. What the ****
Marvin
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Can someone explain this logic? I don't get it based on tomorrow and Tuesday's starters being questionable or straight unknown.
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mAgnoliAg said:

Now McHugh pitches. What the ****
Yeah...this move is....perplexing to say the least.
Gap
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Scratching my head on McHugh.

(half joking) Might as well put in Tyler White to get 2 outs with an 8 run lead.
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mAgnoliAg said:

Now McHugh pitches. What the ****


I was super surprised to see him
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I think I could like Straw on a regular basis.
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mwm said:

I think I could like Straw on a regular basis.

I think Straw has earned a spot over White and Kemp...Going to be difficult for those two to stay on the roster.
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mwm said:

I think I could like Straw on a regular basis.


That was an impressive play. I still want Correa
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Hinch lurks on TexAgs. Only explanation. He's jacking with us.
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mwm
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Friday night was disappointing, but I'll take a split on the road almost every time.
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Nice win... let's get all our players back and pass the Yankees now
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Sid said:

What is Devo's mechanical issue?


It's not mechanical in my opinion.

It's that the league has realized he can only throw two pitches so you can pick one and sit on it. When he can't throw strikes it's even easier.

When the change was catching guys off guard he was untouchable. Now not so much
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Ag_07 said:

Sid said:

What is Devo's mechanical issue?


It's not mechanical in my opinion.

It's that the league has realized he can only throw two pitches so you can pick one and sit on it. When he can't throw strikes it's even easier.

When the change was catching guys off guard he was untouchable. Now not so much


And the reason he struggles to throw strikes consistently is bc he falls steps toward 1st on every pitch, which is mechanical.
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Our pitching wasn't great this series, but one additional can turn around both the staff and pen. I expect Luhnow to find a starter, then have the organization use a 5th day guy through September somewhere along the lines of Valdez, Sneed, maybe another minor leaguer. That keeps McHugh and Peacock in the pen, and makes a formidable relief corps- in leverage situations or eating innings- with Rondon, Smith, James, Harris, Pressly and Osuna. They're not always on, but by and large that group will help win October games in support of a strong rotation.
Marvin
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On the postgame, AJ said James will be the opener and Valdez will follow.
AggiEE
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Marvin said:

On the postgame, AJ said James will be the opener and Valdez will follow.

Why do they keep trying to make Framber a thing this season like White? It's not working

Why did they not try Cy Sneed?
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There is no one else. Just like White
W
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the A's (53-41) win again. Nice no-show job by the White Sox this weekend.

Oakland is off Monday and hosts dreadful Seattle Tuesday and Wednesday.

poised to gain in the loss column this week while the Astros (59-35) are in Anaheim
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no more road trips to Arlington this year. The final 5 games of the season series will be in Houston.

the Astros might be the Rangers' opening day opponent next season for their new ballpark
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Why anyone throws anything to Altuve that's not sinking and moving away I'll never know, but thanks Rangers for throwing that meatball
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W said:

the A's (53-41) win again. Nice no-show job by the White Sox this weekend.

Oakland is off Monday and hosts dreadful Seattle Tuesday and Wednesday.

poised to gain in the loss column this week while the Astros (59-35) are in Anaheim
Oakland has and always was the real threat. They are dang near even with us in run differential as well.
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The season series is 4-4 between the Mariners and A's, with a decent number of the games in the last month or so.
irish pete ag06
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I'm still a bit blown away at how Minnesota go so good so fast.
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Welp looks like help won't be on the way for an inning filler back of the rotation type pitcher.
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irish pete ag06 said:

I'm still a bit blown away at how Minnesota go so good so fast.


It helps when you have a steady diet of Tigers, Royals, and White Sox in your schedule.
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Andyzipp said:

irish pete ag06 said:

I'm still a bit blown away at how Minnesota go so good so fast.


It helps when you have a steady diet of Tigers, Royals, and White Sox in your schedule.


Easiest schedule in baseball.
Harry Dunne
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CFM May win the Cy Young if he stays healthy.

JV is still the heavy Vegas favorite followed by Cole and Lance Lynn Charlie 4th. That ESPN predictor has CFM just ahead of a JV but that's based only on what's happened so far,
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I think CFM will if he stays healthy. He's going to regress a little, but he's not overachieving all that much.
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