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

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This team needs a competitive DH. It may be Alvarez. It may be someone else. I don't think it's White.
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Farmer1906 said:

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Alvarez will contribute this year for sure.


For sure?
Yep. Not going to be able to leave him down there if he keeps mashing. We'll have some sort of injury, or he'll help us down the stretch when he's called up in Sept at the very least. I would rather have him up here than Tyler White right now.
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Farmer1906 said:

Buck Compton said:

Alvarez will contribute this year for sure.


For sure?
For sure, maybe.
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mathguy86 said:

This team needs a competitive DH. It may be Alvarez. It may be someone else. I don't think it's White.


Agree.
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Buck Compton said:

Farmer1906 said:

Buck Compton said:

Alvarez will contribute this year for sure.


For sure?
Yep. Not going to be able to leave him down there if he keeps mashing. We'll have some sort of injury, or he'll help us down the stretch when he's called up in Sept at the very least. I would rather have him up here than Tyler White right now.
I hope you're right, but if even epic success at AAA does not = immediate or even eventual success in the majors.
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speaking of the outfield.

Reddick seems to be off to a good start, but he has just 2 runs scored and 0 RBI in 42 at-bats. Only 1 x-base hit.

strangely enough...he has only struck out 5 times. Hitting a ton of routine grounders and medium fly balls
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He's going up the middle & oppo more too. We're going to need a little more from him if he's going to hold off Kemp and Tucker.
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Is this good? I feel like this is really good...

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Maybe Stassi with do something offensively??? Who am I kidding, he will be a black hole in the lineup today
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Thoughts on Straw getting some PT at short?
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Someone is a sore loser
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The replies to that are peak Twitter
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cpsencik04 said:

Thoughts on Straw getting some PT at short?


Grooming him to be the next Marwin?
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bearkatag15 said:



Someone is a sore loser


Bout time. We clearly were not last year.
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gougler08 said:

cpsencik04 said:

Thoughts on Straw getting some PT at short?


Grooming him to be the next Marwin?


Back up plan when Carlos leaves.
mathguy86
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Well that was fast.
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Farmer1906 said:

bearkatag15 said:



Someone is a sore loser


Bout time. We clearly were not last year.


Cracks me up that it was Beltran that pointed it out to Paxton after the game.
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Diaz is fitting right in with this team
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dlance said:

Farmer1906 said:

bearkatag15 said:



Someone is a sore loser


Bout time. We clearly were not last year.


Cracks me up that it was Beltran that pointed it out to Paxton after the game.


So was it tipping pitches or stealing signs because those are 2 very different things. Anyways. F that dude.
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So is Cole trying to avoid having the Astros offer an extension?
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Maybe a little nit picky but I feel like Brantley doesn't go hard after fly balls at times.

He's had a few instances where he just kind of cruises over to baseballs without any intention of diving or laying out for them.

Maybe that's just me though
mathguy86
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He didn't go after the fly very hard. He was shifted way into CF on the second hit. If Cole is going to come inside it needs to not be a changeup with that defense.
mathguy86
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This nobody is making it look easy.
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St@sshole comes through again as an automatic out
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Dang, Blue. I'll take it but that ball was 6" outside.
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Kemp did not read that one well at all. He should have scored there.
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Great job by Brantley.
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I swear Carlos should just bunt every single time there's a man on third and one out

Too many wasted runs on his bat that is too strikeout prone.
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AggiEE said:

I swear Carlos should just bunt every single time there's a man on third and one out

Too many wasted runs on his bat that is too strikeout prone.

He specifically has done it a lot this year. I feel like he doesn't even put it in play and strikes out a large portion of those as well
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DIAZ!!!
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Where is everyone today?

Diaz haters, stand up.
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Has Diaz figured out how to throw to 1st yet? There is a reason he hasn't played anything except 1st and DH since he filled in at short and 2nd earlier in the season
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IDK but I'll take if he hit a home run every 11 ABs.