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

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Frok said:

irish pete ag06 said:

MuckRaker96 said:

There goes our whole season.
/texags


Exactly


Nobody said that.
Here ya go, champ.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcasm
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let's bring mariano rivera out of retirement and shock the league again
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Yeah it's just something that was predictable given Osuna's performance and is concerning to have a large hole at the closer position going into the playoffs. His stats are trending in the wrong direction.
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mathguy86 said:

That one hurts. You cannot lose to that team twice in 6 games.
tip of the cap to the Blue Jays for splitting their 4 games with the Yankees
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Idiotic 'unwritten rule' costs us the game
Why the hell would you peg that guy
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Osuna's ERA is up to 3.04 --- that's getting shaky for a closer
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You think that was intentional? Can't imagine he would put the tying run on base
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Whelp
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Worst case, we can use starters as closers in the WS like we did in 2017
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Unreal! Osuna threw 4 change ups in a row. Ruiz eventually timed him perfectly.
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Osuna is getting very unreliable in the closer spot.
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The Houston Chronicle's story this morning on how Osuna has turned things around did not age well.
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what was also prophetic...

after Brantley's 3-run sprint around the bases...Bregman & Yordan reached.

Kalas said it would be nice to score a few more tack on runs, but Correa & Diaz didn't do anything
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apparently Hinch was going to pinch hit Yuli in the 8th if the Orioles had brought in a lefty to face Reddick
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Osuna manned up this time and answered every question after the game.
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Lack of a dominate Closer may be our Achilles heel in a short series. Is it worth shaking things up?
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If this keeps up you have to move him from the closer role
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What's going on? Really weird
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bearkatag15 said:



If this keeps up you have to move him from the closer role

We are going to roll with him as our closer until the end of the season, hope he can turn it around. If he doesn't turn it around by the playoffs then we will need to play it by ear and his role as closer isn't guaranteed.
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bearkatag15 said:



If this keeps up you have to move him from the closer role


I thought that he'd been bad for a while now, but woof. It seemed like he gave up a run no matter what... so not every time but on average more than one every other outing. He'll have plenty of time to fix it, though. AJ is nothing if not very methodical.
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In the ALDS i can envision a scenario where Presley is your closer peacock is your setup guy and depending upon who your #4 starter is (Miley/Greinke) the non starter gets some bullpen time as well. Can see Sanchez in a hold role also

The rest of BP for me breaks down:

-James, Devo, rondon and joe smith terrify me in post season play and I wouldn't carry.

-Osuna and Harris both concern me when they come in any scenario.

-Mccugh puzzles me and don't what to make of that guy

-Biagini don't know enough about him to make educated guess
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Apparently the Astros haven't won a single game all year when trailing after 8 innings. 0-37. Uncle Mike ended that for us until Osuna imploded.
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So except pressley and peacock you don't trust anyone in the pen?
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Frok said:

Apparently the Astros haven't won a single game all year when trailing after 8 innings. 0-37. Uncle Mike ended that for us until Osuna imploded.


It's science!
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bullard21k said:

In the ALDS i can envision a scenario where Presley is your closer peacock is your setup guy and depending upon who your #4 starter is (Miley/Greinke) the non starter gets some bullpen time as well. Can see Sanchez in a hold role also

The rest of BP for me breaks down:

-James, Devo, rondon and joe smith terrify me in post season play and I wouldn't carry.

-Osuna and Harris both concern me when they come in any scenario.

-Mccugh puzzles me and don't what to make of that guy

-Biagini don't know enough about him to make educated guess



I trust Harris completely. Dude has been great this season.
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Ags #1 said:

So except pressley and peacock you don't trust anyone in the pen?



And one of those guys lost his spot in the rotation and hasn't thrown a pitch in a long time.
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Ags #1 said:

So except pressley and peacock you don't trust anyone in the pen?



In the post season that is correct. I feel like we have a lot of decent arms that are good in regular season but imo are shaky in a high leverage post season situations due to control problems. But the thing is I don't think league wide there are a ton of good bullpens.

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Ag_07 said:

Ags #1 said:

So except pressley and peacock you don't trust anyone in the pen?



And one of those guys lost his spot in the rotation and hasn't thrown a pitch in a long time.

We know what peacock can do out of the pen. His "starter" status is more of a function of mccugh being garbage and no one from AAA being able to keep an ERA under 10 this year and him having to start by default imo.

If he comes back healthy I think that's a big shot in the arm to the bullpen heading into October
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I can't remember - when did Giles implode in 2017? Was it near the end of regular season or did it happen in post-season?
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Both. THink it started towards the end of the season then He blew a game in the alcs and we never saw him again after that I believe
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IIRC it was regular season

I don't think he played much of a role in the postseason. He was officially benched in the ALCS and was basically a wasted roster spot.
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Ag_07 said:

IIRC it was regular season

I don't think he played much of a role in the postseason. He was officially benched in the ALCS and was basically a wasted roster spot.


Nope. He chocked 2 games in the world series.
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Osuna gets way too cute for a closer. Chirinos even gets that way with pitch selection with him. You throw 96 bro. Elevate it and pitch off of it like everyone else. Puzzling
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https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/27369444/orioles-upset-astros-one-biggest-15-years

Article is asinine. I would argue there are no "upsets" in the regular season. Any team can win any game. Going by "chalk" is stupid too.

Wouldn't even be a story if damn Osuna would stop choking.
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I don't get the pitch sequence. 4 straight changeups. It's not his stuff. It's the selection. And that's as much on Chirinos and the analytics he's looking at on his arm.
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