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

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Wow. Two slams in the same game. Only the third time in Astros history.
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Wow - these bats right now are something else. Sheesh - started slow, but we will be just fine.
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Welcome to the 2019 AL West Seattle.
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I wanna see the COD
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Have we ever hit 3 grand slams in a game? Why not tonight?
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As a note, we always rag on umps... so why not do the opposite?

There have been a few borderline pitches today but overall was very consistent and had a pretty good zone. Plus, he got up after taking that heater to the shoulder. Kudos.
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I think even 2017 tony sipp could preserve this lead.
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Does a kite "duke it out" with the wind? From the kite's perspective, maybe, but the Astros are a gale. They will not write books about the 2019 AL West race. Seattle has managed to trim the Astros' chances of winning the division (according to Baseball Prospectus' playoff odds) from 89 percent to 88, so we can award the Mariners "Kite of the Month" or whatever. -- Sam Miller, ESPN
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Farmer1906 said:

Have we ever hit 3 grand slams in a game? Why not tonight?

Yanks have been the only team in MLB to hit three slams in a game.
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Stadium looks really empty for a 13-2 team,
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stuff come in?
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That toe tap would annoy the bejezzus out of me as a batter.
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Just saw the play Dee Gordon scored on. I think Chirinos definitely thought it was a foul ball at first. That was definitely unfortunate.
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Buck Compton said:

As a note, we always rag on umps... so why not do the opposite?

There have been a few borderline pitches today but overall was very consistent and had a pretty good zone. Plus, he got up after taking that heater to the shoulder. Kudos.


Blue has been really consistent. He's called the low strike and continued to call it. He's done a nice job.
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C'mon Devo please don't do this to us
Beat40
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No more drama Devo. Get outs.
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Beat40 said:

Just saw the play Dee Gordon scored on. I think Chirinos definitely thought it was a foul ball at first. That was definitely unfortunate.


I am not 100% convinced it wasn't a foul...

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Just shut the door Devo. Don't play with your food.
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Gosh that was scary. Great by Jake.

Remember the days when Devo didn't make us nervous?
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I wonder why we didn't challenge? I thought it was a foul ball too.
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No reason for that, Devo.
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Buck Compton said:

Just shut the door Devo. Don't play with your food.


Everyone just spits on his changeup now.
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Devo is just not good any longer.

Hasn't been good since the early to middle of last year.
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Devo still can't throw a strike so hitters lay off everything until they force him in the zone and hammer a meatball.

He's just not as effective ever since hitters figured him out.
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one pitch...one save
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You were up 5 runs. Just be aggressive.
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Buck Compton
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Great win today on the road trip opener. Come back tomorrow, do the same thing, and put them in their rightful place.

First game I've been able to sit down and watch every single pitch, though.
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Another example of why saves are a stupid stat.
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Rough night for Osuna.
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Well boys, I'm out. Let's do this again tomorrow.
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agsquirrel97 said:

Time to get hyped. Going into enemy territory versus the division leader.

Bring the bats


So I think this is a thing now
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In the 1969 game that the Astros hit two slams in, I think they did it in the same inning. Jimmy Wynn and Dennis Mienke? Anyone else remember that?

And last season, weren't we about a month or more into the season before Altuve hit his first homer? It's a true joy watching that guy when he's in a groove.