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

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titanmaster_race
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dlance said:

shady said:

Just awful giving up 5 in the first to that scrub team. Cole needs to get his head out of his ass pronto.


Cole claiming he saw he was tipping his pitches during post game analysis.


I mean, he might have been, who knows. But he couldn't locate worth a dang anyways. He was all over the place.
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Ag_07 said:

tjholley16 said:

Ag_07 said:

So far Verlander and Cole have fallen short of expectations while McHugh and Peacock have exceeded expectations.

Would've never thought that's how things would work out.
are we talking about the same Justin Verlander? Cuz he's 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA right now (under his career average of 3.39 ERA)


I will say I didn't realize his ERA was at 3.00

Just hasn't been the sharp, dominate JV I'm used to.

Seems like he has been struggling with commanding his FB and just kinda grinding a bit.

And yeah maybe my expectations are pretty high.


This is pretty normal for JV. He starts the season slow, and as the starts go by he gets more and more dialed in.
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Based on what? He's now started 2 seasons with Houston. 2017 he was 4-0 in April and 3-0 this April. He's 16-13 after April.
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The only metric which perfectly gauges starting performance is wins. All the new age stat gurus agree with this. JV has 3 wins this year, which means he's 100% responsible for 3 of our wins. We've also won 4/5 games he has started, which is an 80% winning percentage.
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Deluxe said:

The only metric which perfectly gauges starting performance is wins. All the new age stat gurus agree with this. JV has 3 wins this year, which means he's 100% responsible for 3 of our wins. We've also won 4/5 games he has started, which is an 80% winning percentage.


Not necessarily true about the 100% responsible for our wins.

He could pitch a complete game and give up 1 run, but take the loss 1-0.
Or he could pitch 7 innings, give up 5 runs and we could still win 9-5 with him getting credited with the win.
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Sorry. I thought my sarcasm was obvious
tjholley16
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Deluxe said:

Sorry. I thought my sarcasm was obvious


I thought it was until you kept going with the we've won 4 of 5 starts ... then I was Like oh this guy is serious
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Deluxe said:

Sorry. I thought my sarcasm was obvious

I enjoyed it.
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tjholley16
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Not a fan of this lineup ... hopefully we can get the rubber match today without Altuve
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Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Reddick
http://instagr.am/p/BwhSj0ln2GB
n_touch
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We are not winning without White in the lineup, didn't Hinch learn that last night?
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. . . said:

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Reddick
http://instagr.am/p/BwhSj0ln2GB


So...Paternity leave during the playoffs?
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Ag_07 said:

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Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Reddick
http://instagr.am/p/BwhSj0ln2GB


So...Paternity leave during the playoffs?


Based on previous experiences, this might not be such a bad thing
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What is it with these godawful calls by home plate umps? That strike two call to George was low and outside. It wasn't even close.
AggiEE
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Jake would get that ball. Don't like seeing Kemp in center.
Nuke LaLoosh
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Lil state down there. Peg him next AB too.
AggiEE
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When are we going to learn not to throw them hanging breaking pitches?
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Another terrible first inning
AggiEE
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Good thing Altuve is out of the lineup today down already 0-3 in the first.
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Nuke LaLoosh said:

Lil state down there. Peg him next AB too.


With our pitching right now why would you want to give them an extra free base runner later?
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Sheesh, two days in a row I have to go find something else to do
Marvin
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This would be a depressing end to the road trip. Hopefully the boys wake up soon.
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tjholley16 said:

Nuke LaLoosh said:

Lil state down there. Peg him next AB too.


With our pitching right now why would you want to give them an extra free base runner later?


Because this game means nothin and having a brawl with the rangers would make me totes happy.
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KEMPIN' ain't Easy!
http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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I still love out uncanny ability to make scrub pitchers look like Cy Young candidates
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Hopefully mchugh can hold it at 3 runs for a while
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JABQ04 said:

I still love out uncanny ability to make scrub pitchers look like Cy Young candidates


You must not have watched our offense the last two or three years This is a pretty knee-jerk reaction
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Giving up line drive after line drive is more scrub-like than the contrary
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tjholley16 said:

JABQ04 said:

I still love out uncanny ability to make scrub pitchers look like Cy Young candidates


You must not have watched our offense the last two or three years This is a pretty knee-jerk reaction


Oh but I have. And when we struggle it's against no name scrubs. I'm not saying we're a bad team, just we make some scrubs look good. Like last night.
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Keuchel please come back
JABQ04
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Mother Effer.
Marvin
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Welp, then there's that.
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Pence is a thousand years old too
I'm looking for Ray Finkle.... and a clean pair of shorts. I'm just a very big Finkle fan. This is my Graceland, sir.


H-Town 2017 WS Champions
Marvin
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And that.