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

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iBrad
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Anybody getting banned for boobs on the Oakland message boards?
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At least McHugh has the podcast to fall back on, who knew 12-6 referred to his ERA and WHIP
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Nice
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mAgnoliAg said:

Fiers got another no hitter


Worst pitcher ever to throw multiple no hitters
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McGibblets said:

mAgnoliAg said:

Fiers got another no hitter


Worst pitcher ever to throw multiple no hitters
probably so, but I got ridiculed by all the keyboard Brent Stroms on here last year for saying he had great stuff.

He's inconsistent and all in all that makes him only a slightly above average pitcher, but don't tell me a guy that throws 2 no-hitters doesn't have great stuff.
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IIRC what got you clowned was the Greg Maddux comparison. Fiers does have a sick curve.
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Has anybody accused Fiers of using a sticky substance for this no-hitter?
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that no hitter brough his ERA down to 5.48....yikes
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So your saying McHugh just needs to throw a no hitter?
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n_touch said:

So your saying McHugh just needs to throw a no hitter?
if he threw 2 or 3 in a row, might get his ERA below 4
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yes, McHugh vs. the Rangers is a highly undesirable matchup. Unfortunately the 'stros don't have a day off until Thursday the 17th.

if Peacock gets roughed up tonight...McHugh probably gets a reprieve
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How many guys have thrown more than two, other than Ryan and Koufax?

I know Don Wilson came really close. Preston Gomez pulled him for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning in the Astrodome in which he had a no-hitter going, which would have been his third. A fan jumped out of the stands and tried to strangle Gomez for it. Anyone else remember that?
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Do we think there is a chance Fiers will wear an Astros hat when he goes in to the HOF?
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WES2006AG said:

Do we think there is a chance Fiers will wear an Astros hat when he goes in to the HOF?


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Safe at Home said:

How many guys have thrown more than two, other than Ryan and Koufax?

I know Don Wilson came really close. Preston Gomez pulled him for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning in the Astrodome in which he had a no-hitter going, which would have been his third. A fan jumped out of the stands and tried to strangle Gomez for it. Anyone else remember that?

No, but I'm not 824 years old...heh.

I think Bob Feller threw 3, but I'm not 100% sure without looking.

Several all-time great pitchers never threw a no-no (Steve Carlton, Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens), and lots of mediocre at best pitchers have thrown at least one. Will sound like I'm throwing shade, but Mike Fiers may now be the least-accomplished pitcher to throw two...it's a heck of an accomplishment, though.
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Safe at Home said:

How many guys have thrown more than two, other than Ryan and Koufax?

I know Don Wilson came really close. Preston Gomez pulled him for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning in the Astrodome in which he had a no-hitter going, which would have been his third. A fan jumped out of the stands and tried to strangle Gomez for it. Anyone else remember that?
Cy Young, Bob Feller, and a dude named Larry Corcoran who played in the 1800's have 3.
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Will sound like I'm throwing shade, but Mike Fiers may now be the least-accomplished pitcher to throw two...it's a heck of an accomplishment, though.
Mr.'s Bob Forsch, Kent Mercker, Mark Buehrle and Homer Bailey are all holding on line 1 for you sir. They would like a moment of your time.
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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1220105-ranking-the-pitchers-with-multiple-no-hitters
What do you boys want for breakfast BBQ ?.....OK Chili.
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WES2006AG said:

Do we think there is a chance Fiers will wear an Astros hat when he goes in to the HOF?
That's pretty funny, but in all seriousness if he throws another one, some part of of his uni might very well be on display in the HOF one day.

Meanwhile, everyone's former hero Dallas Keuchel is arguing about "fair market value".
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PSully97 said:

IIRC what got you clowned was the Greg Maddux comparison. Fiers does have a sick curve.

I know I should have not spoken his name and Maddux' in the same sentence, but the only comparison I made was that they both lack velocity on their fastball.

No hitter scoreboard:
Fiers 2
Maddux 0


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Gap said:

McHugh's last 4 starts

Astros: 0-4
McHugh: 0-3, 18 IP, 24 ER, 12.00 ERA

I don't think we see McHugh start as scheduled Sunday against the Rangers. Those numbers are gross for a MLB starter. And beyond that the bullpen is racking up a lot of innings in his starts.
Agreed. I think our first major roster move of the season is coming. James heads to Round Rock, McHugh goes to the bullpen and Brady Rodgers gets called up to start on Sunday.

All things equal, I think we'd prefer to give Rodgers a shot before Martin/Whitley because Rodgers is already on the 40 and we don't have to worry about super two/future arb years with him. Rodgers has been pitching well anyway.
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Since it's wallpaper Wednesday
http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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Sure would like for us to return the favor tonight.
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So at the game tonight and went and asked a ticket rep WTF the Torchy Patio tickets aren't ever available this season.

Apparently now they are group tickets for groups of 60+.


Bunch of Bullcrap
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Texaggie7nine said:

So at the game tonight and went and asked a ticket rep WTF the Torchy Patio tickets aren't ever available this season.

Apparently now they are group tickets for groups of 60+

Thanks for heading up the TA Baseball Other Astros thread night at MMP.

Should be a good time
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Dingers are cool
Fightin' Texas Aggie and Sam Houston State Bearkat
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Well, that's a good start!
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Springer is an animal.
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SPRINGER DINGER!!
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I have a man crush on George.
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He fits pretty good in the lead off role I think.
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Still scuffling
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Never thought I'd want one legged Altuve back
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Pitcher dude kinda looks like a real life Mexican Beto.
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Longest replay we've had in a while.
And it doesn't go our way.
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