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

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Beat40
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R-Dog said:

I don't understand how you strut all over the field when your ERA is approaching 5.00.


Why do you think it's anything other than natural for him? Do you think he's proud of his performance or is trying to show up the other team?

You say this every single time he pitches. At some point you have to believe it's just the way he walks and just stop complaining about it.
Beat40
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Agnzona said:

They showed a stat early....Astros #1 on OPS, #2 average #3 Hrs #5 runs scored.

What's our achelies heal causing us not to be #1 or #2 in runs scored?


Also the GIDPs. We have hit into a lot of them.
AggiEE
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Meanwhile the As pitcher goes 115 pitches and just gets a GIDP

The As pitching is awful and we are making them look lights out
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Can we just get to September? Not sure which has sucked more this month - Astro's play or Aggie recruiting.

Black August.
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double plays is one big reason
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The Beef01 said:

After today's presumed loss, in their 6 losses this week, the Astros have scored in 18 innings and have allowed an immediate answer in 13 of those.

My God...that's absolutely terrible and I can't say I've ever seen anything like it before.




Did you skip 2018? Because this was frustratingly common in 2018.
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R-Dog said:

I don't understand how you strut all over the field when your ERA is approaching 5.00.

The Beef01
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Not this common...it's common when a team's offense is scuffling, but the Astros offense hasn't been struggling this week overall. Again, they've had 18 scoring innings in 5+ games that will lead to losses (they're averaging about 3 run scoring innings/game over a 6 game loss stretch...that's pretty solid).

Last night was one thing to only score in a single inning and have them answer...but 13-18 is something terrible.
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I dont care what the stats say.... our bullpen is not "Top 5"
Harry Dunne
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tjholley16 said:

I dont care what the stats say.... our bullpen is not "Top 5"
I'm with you. Stats are for nerds. The whole pen walks their ass back to the hotel.
Harry Dunne
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McHugh can ride in the back, but he better not say a word.
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Harry Dunne said:

tjholley16 said:

I dont care what the stats say.... our bullpen is not "Top 5"
I'm with you. Stats are for nerds. The whole pen walks their ass back to the hotel.


*last night excluded*

Our bullpen usually does well in low pressure situations, or when we have big leads late in games ... but really struggle in pressure situations or when we are trailing
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Including Grienke, outside of Verlander, Cole, Harris, Presley and Osuna our pitching is rank AF

And Pressley and Osuna waiver from time to time.

Springer and Altuve expand the strike zone when they try to press, which is bad new me when we are down.

This feels a lot like 2017 except that a hurricane isn't going to blow in another JV. If it were an option we'd be better off to pull a poppovich and de facto forfeit
A few for the rest. Bring in 2 minor league guys
and make them thrown complete games no matter the pitch count or score.
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Alright boys, I'm back. First game to watch in over a week. Time to right the ship.
mwm
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So, you are the problem...
Harry Dunne
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tjholley16 said:

Harry Dunne said:

tjholley16 said:

I dont care what the stats say.... our bullpen is not "Top 5"
I'm with you. Stats are for nerds. The whole pen walks their ass back to the hotel.


*last night excluded*

Our bullpen usually does well in low pressure situations, or when we have big leads late in games ... but really struggle in pressure situations or when we are trailing
You got some numbers to back that up? IDK if you are right or wrong, but this board tends to react emotionally to small samples and make judgments based on that when the big picture stats actually tell a different story.
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Damn that was a good play.
tjholley16
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At this point I don't think we catch the Yankees or Dodgers for best record. We just need to be better than cleveland or Minnesota so we at least have home field during the first series. After that who knows how it'll shake out.
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11 baserunners = 3 runs

no sequencing today
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Harry Dunne said:

tjholley16 said:

Harry Dunne said:

tjholley16 said:

I dont care what the stats say.... our bullpen is not "Top 5"
I'm with you. Stats are for nerds. The whole pen walks their ass back to the hotel.


*last night excluded*

Our bullpen usually does well in low pressure situations, or when we have big leads late in games ... but really struggle in pressure situations or when we are trailing
You got some numbers to back that up? IDK if you are right or wrong, but this board tends to react emotionally to small samples and make judgments based on that when the big picture stats actually tell a different story.


We are 0-40 in games where we are trailing after the 8th. Granted I'm sure most teams records are bad when trailing after 8.... but not 0-40 is insane with the offense we have.

And considering that recently we've had a few games where we came back to tie or take the lead in the 9th ... that means the bullpen struggles in high pressure situations.

That's just one stat I was able to find. But I'm sure there are more
mwm
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Blummer is going to pull a hammy doing that...
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bearkatag15
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Lol wow.. that is fitting
Harry Dunne
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Record trailing after 8 has as much to do with the offense as with the defense.

What we need is our bullpen stats in high leverage situations.
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I don't get the immediately surrendering a run after we get one, that has to be just bad luck
tjholley16
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Harry Dunne said:

Record trailing after 8 has as much to do with the offense as with the defense.

What we need is our bullpen stats in high leverage situations.


True ... however on this road trip how many games did we have where we trailed after 8, then either tied/took the lead in the 9th and still lost?

That's on the bullpen.

@ Orioles.. lost 8-7 after taking back a 2 run lead in the top of the 9th

@ White Sox: lost 13-9 after tying the game in the top of the 9th

@ A's: lost 7-6 after tying the game in the 8th

I know That last one doesn't fit the stat, but it's an example of a high pressure situation. And those three games are very recent.
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We won't just let a guy sit in his stink. At 8-3 make devo and Miley finish the ****ing game or atleast reach their max pitch count. Colin needs to finish this one he odds of coming back down 5 are less than 5%

Burn one guy to save the rest
Agnzona
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Or mental...kind of like how when an Ace pitches many teams can't score and runs for said ace.
"It's what I do...I drink and I know things."
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yes, the best record ship has just about sailed off the horizon.

the Yankees started the season 8-10. Since then NYY is 75-32.

they had a 3-8 stretch in June, but other than that no bad stretches since May 1st.

the Astros won't be able to catch them unless the Yankees play a bad 2 weeks of baseball
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Oh my. It comes in bunches for him
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Yordan still playing hard!

HR #19
mwm
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Man child.
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Mr. Pop up
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Correa with the 10th pop out
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