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

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Weve now played 69% of our games against teams who were .500 or better when we played them, winning 62% of them. Our overall win % is 63.6%.

Insane.
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Yankees have played 48% of their games against .500 teams winning 65% of them.

Dodgers have played 51% against .500 teams, winning 54% of them.
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mazag08 said:

Yankees have played 48% of their games against .500 teams winning 65% of them.

Dodgers have played 51% against .500 teams, winning 54% of them.

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astros4545 said:


the dude still writes a blog.
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bearkatag15 said:

52 games remain this season

(7-3) 10 vs LAA, 3 home, 3 home, 4 away
(6-3) 9 vs SEA, 3 home, 4 home, 2 away
(3-1) 4 vs DET, home
(1-2) 3 vs TOR, away
(2-1) 3 vs KC, away
(3-0) 3 vs BAL, away
(1-2) 3 vs CWS, away
(1-1) 2 vs COL, home
(2-0) 2 vs TEX, home

That's 39 of the 52. The remaining 13 vs teams with an actual pulse.

(5-3) 8 vs OAK, 4 away, 4 home
(1-1) 2 vs MIL, away
(2-1) 3 vs TB, 3 home

Thoughts on potential final record? 34-18 the rest of the way gets the franchise record in wins.
I put my predictions above and added the 2 games with Texas you had as Toronto, along with home or away for context. Surprisingly after going series by series and not doing any fudging, my predictions ended up right at 34-18.
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I'm gonna say 106-56

Hopefully that gets us homefield through the playoffs
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Your morning dose of Stros porn.

In Acquiring Zack Greinke, Astros Stomp on Yankees and Other Big-Market Superpowers

Teddy Perkins
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Good read on the new August transaction rules.
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In general what's Greinke like with the media? Has he spoken at all since the deal?
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Apparently, the Astros are now MLB's villains.

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agproducer said:

Apparently, the Astros are now MLB's villains.


I love it.

I loved that they tried to make Harden NBA's biggest villain last year.

It's so much fun.
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Ag_07 said:

In general what's Greinke like with the media? Has he spoken at all since the deal?
Based on a few small snippets I was reading yesterday, he's a weird dude. Gonna be wild
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Beat40 said:

agproducer said:

Apparently, the Astros are now MLB's villains.


I love it.

I loved that they tried to make Harden NBA's biggest villain last year.

It's so much fun.
I do too. They hate us, 'cause they ain't us!
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agproducer said:

Apparently, the Astros are now MLB's villains.


After the hell we went through for more than a decade, everyone else can EAD.
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redline248 said:

Ag_07 said:

In general what's Greinke like with the media? Has he spoken at all since the deal?
Based on a few small snippets I was reading yesterday, he's a weird dude. Gonna be wild
Well then...

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Ag_07 said:

In general what's Greinke like with the media? Has he spoken at all since the deal?
He has social anxiety disorder and has been managing it with Zoloft for years now. He doesn't like doing interviews but it seems to be a non-issue now.

Quote:

"I didn't know what to expect when we met with him in the winter. But once you meet with him, it felt like a non-issue. It didn't feel like it would be anything that was tough to deal with," Mattingly said. "He was honest and up front with us about it and how he deals with it."

Even though the disorder was treated and has all but been minimized years ago, it still seems to come up when discussing Greinke. Maybe it's because he is different, with his quiet, seemingly disinterested demeanor, and dry monotone delivery when answering questions.
https://www.truebluela.com/2013/2/15/3992668/zack-greinke-dodgers-social-anxiety-disorder
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The twitter thread that someone posted previously stated that he only talks with the media on days he pitches. I do not know if that is still currently true or how that will be dealt with now that he has been traded.
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redline248 said:

Ag_07 said:

In general what's Greinke like with the media? Has he spoken at all since the deal?
Based on a few small snippets I was reading yesterday, he's a weird dude. Gonna be wild
Based on all I've read, he sounds awesome.
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He's had his ups and downs in the postseason, but I love that he's got experience. 67 inning in Oct is big. He's never pitched in a WS though. Let's change that. Also, we have to 100% make sure he's pitching at least once at an NL park during the WS. He's an edge without the DH.
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I'll have my "Hey Greinke, I have Social Anxiety too!" sign ready.
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Juan Solo said:

I'll have my "Hey Greinke, I have Social Anxiety too!" sign ready.
Gonna be hard for him to see it from your basement.
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Farmer1906 said:

He's had his ups and downs in the postseason, but I love that he's got experience. 67 inning in Oct is big. He's never pitched in a WS though. Let's change that. Also, we have to 100% make sure he's pitching at least once at an NL park during the WS. He's an edge without the DH.


With games 3,4,5 on road, he will definitely be in one of those games

third coast..
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We havent made it to the WS yet, guys.
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Juan Solo said:

I'll have my "Hey Greinke, I have Social Anxiety too!" sign ready.


Have to note the username checks out. Sorry about putting more attention on you.
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Harry Dunne said:

Juan Solo said:

I'll have my "Hey Greinke, I have Social Anxiety too!" sign ready.
Gonna be hard for him to see it from your basement.
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Pitch him game 3 in Dodger stadium and that should line him up to pitch a possible game 7.
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that depends a lot on how the ALCS goes. Where we are in the rotation at the end of the series and the layover to the start to the World Series.
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Only question that none of us know the answer to is "do his anxiety issues make him not the ideal game 7 starter?"

I thought I read that the Yankees were on the no-trade list because of the pressure that comes along with that. If that's the case, maybe he's your Game 2/ Game 6 guy.... or Game 1/ Game 5 if you're going to force his bat into the lineup in the WS.

Also could be nothing, just something to think about in the future.
Ag_07
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Luckily our manager has a psychology degree from Stanford.
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third coast.. said:

We havent made it to the WS yet, guys.
Not with that attitude, we haven't.
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CoachRTM said:

Only question that none of us know the answer to is "do his anxiety issues make him not the ideal game 7 starter?"

I thought I read that the Yankees were on the no-trade list because of the pressure that comes along with that. If that's the case, maybe he's your Game 2/ Game 6 guy.... or Game 1/ Game 5 if you're going to force his bat into the lineup in the WS.

Also could be nothing, just something to think about in the future.


I don't think anxiety issues affect his on field play

I think it's more the reporters/public speaking part of it
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Water Turkey07 said:

Pitch him game 3 in Dodger stadium and that should line him up to pitch a possible game 7.
I think this is the year they miss the WS. They're the best team in the NL, no doubt, but going to the WS 3 years in a row is so rare.
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Here is a look at Houston's contract situation going forward. Pretty good breakdown.



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