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

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I would sign the 2-24 deal yesterday
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MelvinUdall said:

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redline248 said:

Speaking of Reddick

So next time my kid is struggling with his hitting he's going to look at the ball with both eyes and pop the d0g**** out of a chair with a towel. Coaching baseball is easy.


Actually that is a great drill, along with the tee work. Not suggesting it would have the same impact for a kid, but for someone that is an MLB player that is just missing by a fraction of an inch, it makes a huge impact to basically go back to basics.
Obviously it's the greatest drill ever, it got Reddout out of the most horrendous slump I have seen in a long time.
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Went and visited my folks today in Crosby and was tempted to drive by Reddicks house.
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Harry Dunne said:

MelvinUdall said:

Harry Dunne said:

redline248 said:

Speaking of Reddick

So next time my kid is struggling with his hitting he's going to look at the ball with both eyes and pop the d0g**** out of a chair with a towel. Coaching baseball is easy.


Actually that is a great drill, along with the tee work. Not suggesting it would have the same impact for a kid, but for someone that is an MLB player that is just missing by a fraction of an inch, it makes a huge impact to basically go back to basics.
Obviously it's the greatest drill ever, it got Reddout out of the most horrendous slump I have seen in a long time.


Chris Davis would like a word with you.
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JABQ04 said:

Went and visited my folks today in Crosby and was tempted to drive by Reddicks house.


You'd just see a large stone gate.
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So Hinch says Peacock most likely done for the season with shoulder issue. Chance he comes back in October but that's not looking promising.
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Devo and Rondon looking more and more likely to be on the playoff roster.
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Ag_07 said:

Speaking of pitching prospects not panning out...Mark Appel is making news in the Houston fast food business

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/08-28-19-ikes-love-and-sandwiches-houston-heights-mark-appel-/
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the shop is a partnership between Ike Shehadeh, company founder and face behind the brand, and former Major League Baseball pitcher Mark Appel, who's a Houston native. (He also signed with the Astros' and played in the club's minor league.) Both will be on hand on opening day to greet guests and share their excitement about opening Ike's in H-Town. Look for Shehadeh from 10 am to 5 pm, and Appel from 11 am to 3 pm.

"I'm thrilled to bring my favorite sandwich chain to my hometown," said Appel in a press release announcing the opening. "This location marks the third store Ike and I have opened together. Now, my family and friends can experience these amazing sandwiches within reach here in Houston."




Went the Heights location this week (it's in the soft opening phase and grand opening is this weekend I think). They make some legit sandwiches - I had the one with Pinkerton's brisket and pastrami on their Dutch bread. May be my new favorite sandwich in the area.
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Hinch gonna Hinch.

Reddick gets a day off after hitting a double & triple last night
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Cole train running hot early
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Dirty. KKK.
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1IP, 3K
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This zone is already all over the place.
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Ump has a wide zone so far
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This Cole vs Verlander Cy young race will be fun down the stretch
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Some guys throw a big looping 12-6 curve. Cole45 nope.
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Rays are going to wait Cole out of this game
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That was better

KKKKK
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Damn Yuli smoked that
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Who has more discipline at the plate? Him or Bregman?
I think Alverez.
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I think it's easily Bregman ... his strikeout to walk ratio backs that up.
Fightin' Texas Aggie and Sam Houston State Bearkat
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KKKKKK

Back on track in the pitch count
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Yarbrough is tough.

glad the Mariners traded him away
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Yarbourough is on point so far. Hopefully he starts getting too cute soon.
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Do we usually struggle with soft throwers like this? I feel like we do, but not totally sure.
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Phrasing said:

Do we usually struggle with soft throwers like this? I feel like we do, but not totally sure.


Everyone has trouble with a soft thrower who is hitting his spots with good movement.
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I mean he got a glove on it and could've made a better play. But a hit.
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uh-oh, Rays touching up Cole
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W said:

uh-oh, Rays touching up Cole


Ray. One Ray touched up Cole.
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we're used to seeing zero the last 2 months
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And Verlander moves into the lead for Cy Young
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Queue the "we used all of our runs up last night" crowd.
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So I'd file this under progress for Whitley...

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Choi hit a good pitch. Hat tip to him and move on.
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Atuve gets it started