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

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Dodgers walk it off

You gotta be ****ing kidding me
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The Dodgers have an 8 game lead on the Braves. It's 13 on the Cubs. It goes downhill from there. Basically they have no competition.
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This is one of the best baseball teams I have ever seen on paper. Watching them play is a massive joy. Houston has never had a team this good in any sport...

We need to appreciate the hell out of what we have and soak it in...
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AggiEE said:

Dodgers walk it off

You gotta be ****ing kidding me
I'm not too worried about it. I want to have homefield all the way through, but I would be ok as long as we had hoemfield all the way through the AL.

Really need the Yanks to go on and lose some.
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AggiEE said:

Dodgers walk it off

You gotta be ****ing kidding me

Cardinals have been Boston level bad since Goldschmidt hit his homer off Pressley, losing 8 of their last 10.
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Beat40 said:



Really need the Yanks to go on and lose some.

Really need the Yanks to play somebody with a pulse.
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I just want us to stay healthy...I don't think home field would even matter at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I hope we finish with the best record in baseball but this lineup is incredible and '27 Yankee comparisons should start happening if they continue to mash like this (but it's all about staying off the IL).

If we lose homefield do you think Cole, Verlander, or Grienke will be intimidated in New York? In Los Angeles? Nope.
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Prosperdick said:

I just want us to stay healthy...I don't think home field would even matter at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I hope we finish with the best record in baseball but this lineup is incredible and '27 Yankee comparisons should start happening if they continue to mash like this (but it's all about staying off the IL).

If we lose homefield do you think Cole, Verlander, or Grienke will be intimidated in New York? In Los Angeles? Nope.
Ultimately I agree with you that health is the most important aspect.
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Prosperdick said:

Teddy Perkins said:



Hi.
Am I the only one who noticed Michelle in the background and wished she was in focus, I bet she looks hot in those tight black pants. Poor Julia is probably feeling the heat.

Julia feeling the heat of what? Not being to complete sentences and overall sounding like a complete moron 95% of the time?
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Haha! Exactly

Michelle is a smoke show but Julia is very good at what she does. It shows when Michelle fills in.
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bullard21k said:

Prosperdick said:

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Hi.
Am I the only one who noticed Michelle in the background and wished she was in focus, I bet she looks hot in those tight black pants. Poor Julia is probably feeling the heat.

Julia feeling the heat of what? Not being to complete sentences and overall sounding like a complete moron 95% of the time?




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Prosperdick said:

I just want us to stay healthy...I don't think home field would even matter at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I hope we finish with the best record in baseball but this lineup is incredible and '27 Yankee comparisons should start happening if they continue to mash like this (but it's all about staying off the IL).

If we lose homefield do you think Cole, Verlander, or Grienke will be intimidated in New York? In Los Angeles? Nope.


I like your enthusiasm but let's not forget both JV and Cole shat the bed last year in Boston. Anything can happen.
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Ag_07 said:

Haha! Exactly

Michelle is a smoke show but Julia is very good at what she does. It shows when Michelle fills in.

It's painful to listen to. She doesn't know baseball and seriously has trouble completing a full thought. Collective eye roll when she's working most nights
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bullard21k said:

Prosperdick said:

Teddy Perkins said:



Hi.
Am I the only one who noticed Michelle in the background and wished she was in focus, I bet she looks hot in those tight black pants. Poor Julia is probably feeling the heat.

Julia feeling the heat of what? Not being to complete sentences and overall sounding like a complete moron 95% of the time?
Julia is plenty hot just in looks, the fact she knows baseball makes Julia >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> whoever the scrub is when she gets days off.
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at least the Astros have gained considerably on the Twins during this hot stretch. Now up on Minnesota by 4 1/2 games.

but the Yankees and Dodgers keep winning. All 3 teams are going to threaten 105 wins plus
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Remember last year when some where comparing a certain prospect in the Astros organization to Ted Williams?
Turns out the comparison to Williams was ok, they just had the wrong prospect.

Career numbers:

Ted: BA .344, one HR per 14.9 ABs.

Yordan: .348/11.9

Never seen a rookie perform like this during all my years as an Astro fan. Roy O was close but this is ridiculous.
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one note...the Yankees & Dodgers play a 3-game series vs. one another the last weekend in August.

the 'stros will be hosting the Angels. Need to sweep Anaheim that weekend
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the Astros play the Angels 7 times in the last 10 days of the season.

will be interesting to see how many of their veterans they have shut down by then. Pujols, Upton, Simmons, or maybe even Trout
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W said:

the Astros play the Angels 7 times in the last 10 days of the season.

will be interesting to see how many of their veterans they have shut down by then. Pujols, Upton, Simmons, or maybe even Trout

If Trout has a hangnail they should sit him although I doubt they will, especially against us. That's ok, we keep playing like we are I'm confident against anyone.
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EastCoastAgNc said:





Haha that's Phil Brayton!

https://theleadernews.com/life-of-the-party-brayton-unmistakable-fixture-at-white-linen-night/

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W said:

the Astros play the Angels 7 times in the last 10 days of the season.

will be interesting to see how many of their veterans they have shut down by then. Pujols, Upton, Simmons, or maybe even Trout
And the last three for the Yankees? At the Texas Rangers. **** me. Those sad sacks would be praying for their team to roll over. I mean the gifts to Jobu and the number of chickens that lose their heads for their own team to lose a game will make Aztec ritual killings to the Sun God look like an accident in comparison.
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Well I missed the game today but the replay sure looks great
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Yankees finish up playing 25 games against teams with winning records. Dodgers play 18. Astros finish up with 15.

Maybe more important, games against teams double digits under .500:

Houston - 22
New York - 21
Los Angeles - 15

So there's that.
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Buck Compton said:

bearkatag15 said:

52 games remain this season

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

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

(TBD) (5-3) 8 vs OAK, 4 away, 4 home
(TBD) (1-1) 2 vs MIL, away
(TBD) (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.
Updated my predictions.... already two games ahead of my projected pace, so updating it to 31-16 get to a final record of 106-56. Just keep it up, bats. A 7-3 road trip against BAL, CWS, and OAK would still be a success. Shouldn't expect worse than 6-4.
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Hitting 30 bombs in triple A is usually not a good sign. It means we're wasting our top prospect.
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Josh Reddick's last 900 plate appearances. (18-19)

.257 Avg
.316 Obp
.400 Slg
.716 Ops
95 wRC+

There is some stark differences between 18 and 19 Reddick (ex better avg vs taking more walks) but ultimately he's still just average to slightly below. What worries me somewhat is that his defense has dropped off. He had a surprisingly good defensively in 2018. This year, he's not bad but he's not good either. His sprint speed took a nice little hit as he hit 32 years of age. I don't think we can expect too much more of a Reddick than what we've been getting and maybe a little worse as he ages.

I highly doubt anything happens this year, but I think we're doing ourself a disservice if we don't open up a competition in 2020.
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That's why Lunhow had to keep Tucker at all costs. It's no guarantee but a lot hinges on him not being a bust.
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Farmer1906 said:

Josh Reddick's last 900 plate appearances. (18-19)

.257 Avg
.316 Obp
.400 Slg
.716 Ops
95 wRC+

There is some stark differences between 18 and 19 Reddick (ex better avg vs taking more walks) but ultimately he's still just average to slightly below. What worries me somewhat is that his defense has dropped off. He had a surprisingly good defensively in 2018. This year, he's not bad but he's not good either. His sprint speed took a nice little hit as he hit 32 years of age. I don't think we can expect too much more of a Reddick than what we've been getting and maybe a little worse as he ages.

I highly doubt anything happens this year, but I think we're doing ourself a disservice if we don't open up a competition in 2020.


I want that competition to start this year. Hopefully in September they split playing time 50/50

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Farmer1906 said:

Josh Reddick's last 900 plate appearances. (18-19)

.257 Avg
.316 Obp
.400 Slg
.716 Ops
95 wRC+

There is some stark differences between 18 and 19 Reddick (ex better avg vs taking more walks) but ultimately he's still just average to slightly below. What worries me somewhat is that his defense has dropped off. He had a surprisingly good defensively in 2018. This year, he's not bad but he's not good either. His sprint speed took a nice little hit as he hit 32 years of age. I don't think we can expect too much more of a Reddick than what we've been getting and maybe a little worse as he ages.

I highly doubt anything happens this year, but I think we're doing ourself a disservice if we don't open up a competition in 2020.


Now that we've got Greinke on the books and lots of guys due big raises, I don't think there's any chance Reddick and his $13 million are back next year.
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Deluxe said:

Farmer1906 said:

Josh Reddick's last 900 plate appearances. (18-19)

.257 Avg
.316 Obp
.400 Slg
.716 Ops
95 wRC+

There is some stark differences between 18 and 19 Reddick (ex better avg vs taking more walks) but ultimately he's still just average to slightly below. What worries me somewhat is that his defense has dropped off. He had a surprisingly good defensively in 2018. This year, he's not bad but he's not good either. His sprint speed took a nice little hit as he hit 32 years of age. I don't think we can expect too much more of a Reddick than what we've been getting and maybe a little worse as he ages.

I highly doubt anything happens this year, but I think we're doing ourself a disservice if we don't open up a competition in 2020.


Now that we've got Greinke on the books and lots of guys due big raises, I don't think there's any chance Reddick and his $13 million are back next year.


Agreed, especially if we are really going to try and re-sign Cole. Tucker is our 3rd outfielder next year
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Reddick isn't going to be easy to move. Who is going rot want him?
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I wouldn't mind seeing Tucker be a Sept call up and getting some ML ABs but I'm not ready to give him meaningful playoff ABs or open up a competition for Reddick's spot in September.

Save that stuff for ST and lets ride with what's won us 100+ games this season.
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Ag_07 said:

I wouldn't mind seeing Tucker be a Sept call up and getting some ML ABs but I'm not ready to give him meaningful playoff ABs or open up a competition for Reddick's spot in September.

Save that stuff for ST and lets ride with what's won us 100+ games this season.


No you go with the person who gives you the best chance to win