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

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Frok said:

I think if we win it all it will be the bats coming through like they did in 2017. There will be some high scoring playoff games this year the way the league has been.

Correa's back is the thing that worries me the most.


It will be both. You need bats and pitching to come through, and some luck, to win it all. That is why playoff baseball is such a roll of the dice. Even the "favorites" have at best a 20% to win it all when entering the post season.
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Hope you're right.
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This Cy Young race will be fun to watch
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What's the deal with James? He done for the year? Perhaps I missed something.
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He's expected back in early September.
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I know Lynn has had a good season, but how in the hell does he have a higher WAR than Cole and Verlander? Baseball Reference pitching WAR is even worse, with Minor leading the pack. Just makes it seem like a useless stat.
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iBrad said:

I know Lynn has had a good season, but how in the hell does he have a higher WAR than Cole and Verlander? Baseball Reference pitching WAR is even worse, with Minor leading the pack. Just makes it seem like a useless stat.


I was wondering that too. Does being on a ****ty team inflate your WAR in some way?
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A's still up on the Yankees 5-2 in top of the 8th.

Dodgers down 2-0 to Toronto in top of 7th

Dodgers actually have just 1 hit. Maeda got the 1 hit...
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Something called a Waguespack is through 7 innings vs LA and has only given up a hit to the Dodgers starting pitcher.

He's at 95 pitches after 7 and 1st up in the 8th to bat so of coarse he is pulled for a pinch hitter because NL baseball...
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bearkatag15 said:

Pitching matchups for Yankees Dodgers this weekend.



Big series for Houston


Whoever loses....we win
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Gotta root for a sweep for LA.
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regarding the nature of the playoffs...

the last 3 world champions have been 100-win teams...the Cubs, Astros, and Red Sox.

been several years since an underdog team won the championship. The regular season has been a good indicator of playoff advancement in this new one-true-outcome / home run / analytics era
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well, the Astros needed the Yankees to have a bad week to 10 days of baseball and NYY is cooperating.

the A's have had a great week: 6-1 vs. Houston and New York
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bearkatag15 said:

Gotta root for a sweep for LA.


That's definitely what I'd prefer but I ain't mad if the opppsite is true. I actually think I'd rather have the Yanks lose the series but it's not a sweep
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Quote:

Something called a Waguespack
Our old punter?
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I was listening to the latest release of the Effectively Wild podcast today, and apparently there is a component to strength of teams faced to BBRef WAR for pitching. So Lynn would get a slight boost for facing a monster team like the Astros which Cole and Verlander cannot get by definition.

Edit, for further reference: https://www.baseball-reference.com/about/war_explained_pitch.shtml
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Dodgers score 3 in bottom of the 9th to walk it off
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bearkatag15 said:

Dodgers score 3 in bottom of the 9th to walk it off


I literally hate the dodgers
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Rustys-Beef-o-Reeno said:

bearkatag15 said:

Dodgers score 3 in bottom of the 9th to walk it off


I literally hate the dodgers



**** Tommy Lasorda and those other a**holes.
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Ag_07 said:

I think if we played to win every game we'd be broken down and beat to shlt way before August


The babying of MLB players had made them weaker not stronger. That's an indisputable fact. When clubs are going to get over fear of injury and stop making it worse I don't know. You would think in this age of analytics they would know this.
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Agnzona said:

Ag_07 said:

I think if we played to win every game we'd be broken down and beat to shlt way before August


The babying of MLB players had made them weaker not stronger. That's an indisputable fact. When clubs are going to get over fear of injury and stop making it worse I don't know. You would think in this age of analytics they would know this.


You would think. Geez. Who the hell is running this team?
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I hope all you scoreboard watchers cheering on yankee losses are watching the red hot athletics zoom into the wild card fir a potential first round series with us, seems like a good case of be careful what you wish for
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We are 10-5 against the As this year
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Are they better than cleveland? Tampa?
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So we're scared of the As now?
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Anyone have video of the Reddick catch at the end?
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The team I would least want to play in the first round is Tampa.
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Nevermind found the Reddick highlight on the Youtube recap.

Also John Hicks can wear one the next time we play them for that piece of **** bat flip. I know this will rile some of you, I support his right to flip bats just like I support our right for a clean beanball (Below the shoulders on the first pitch)
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Hitting someone for a bat flip is incredibly stupid. Don't be so easily offended.
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Keeper of The Spirits said:

Nevermind found the Reddick highlight on the Youtube recap.

Also John Hicks can wear one the next time we play them for that piece of **** bat flip. I know this will rile some of you, I support his right to flip bats just like I support our right for a clean beanball (Below the shoulders on the first pitch)


He plays for the Tigers so personal accomplishment is the only thing to play for at this point. So I'd give him a break.

He sure did crush that though.
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He mashed that ****ing ball and you are right the dude plays for the Tigers and bats below the Mendoza line so that is punishment but I like the unwritten rules of baseball and the enforcement or lack of enforcement. The better move would be to get him out then chirp at him a little
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Agnzona said:

Ag_07 said:

I think if we played to win every game we'd be broken down and beat to shlt way before August


The babying of MLB players had made them weaker not stronger. That's an indisputable fact. When clubs are going to get over fear of injury and stop making it worse I don't know. You would think in this age of analytics they would know this.

The analytics is a big factor in why teams rest players. Your mindset sounds like the old football coaches that thought water made you weak. Getting worn down does not make you stronger. It makes you worn down.

Another factor at play is drug testing. Players are no longer popping amphetamines like they're candy. It wasn't just steroids that had an impact on the game. Greenies we're increasing performance long before players looked like body builders.

And lastly, salaries play a big part, as well. Teams want to make sure their high dollar players are actually on the field and producing. Front offices are a lot more concerned about player health because of the investments they're making in players.

I think this season has served as an indisputable fact that we are a better team with our stars on the field, which is why the organization is going to do what they can to keep them healthy, especially for October.
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Ag_07 said:

So we're scared of the As now?
They beat us 3 out of 4 and then swept the Yankees. Only other team to sweep NY this season was the Astros back in early April.

Oakland is 24-12 since the All-Star break.

Don't have to be scared of a team to recognize they are playing extremely well headed towards the post-season.
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