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

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and twisting the knife...Morton fans 10 Yankees today in 6 innings. Allows just 1 run
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Blowing up the bullpen with your two starting opportunities isn't going to have you back on the MLB roster anytime soon.
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Yep.

He would not be pitching in the majors right now if it wasn't for bad injury luck and the organization underestimating the difficulty of replacing CFM, Keuchel & McCullers.

Both based on his AAA stats and his lack of experience he should have spent the entire season @ AAA.
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Luhnow is really, really moving slow to address the issues on the roster
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I had it muted... Did Bregman get tossed?
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EastCoastAgNc said:

I had it muted... Did Bregman get tossed?
no
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Can we hire Berkman as our hitting coach?

I agree with him this team takes way to many fast balls in the middle of the plate in hitters counts only to swing at the next pitch which is usually a slider off the plate.
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Serious question... Do our hitting coaches do anything? Lots of guys looking not great at the plate over the past month. The only guy with a big breakthrough (gurriel) got tips from someone working for another team.
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This umpire:
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Kemp doing it all today. Way to take that pitch to the thigh
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George is due for a big swing here
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one big swing can get the 'stros back into it
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Springer and Altuve are not the same hitters post-injury
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Altuve has got to scoot up towards the plate more. He simply cannot barrel anything on the outer half and pitchers have been able to consistently get him to rollover outside pitches
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EastCoastAgNc said:

Serious question... Do our hitting coaches do anything? Lots of guys looking not great at the plate over the past month. The only guy with a big breakthrough (gurriel) got tips from someone working for another team.


Our hitting coach is a career .275 hitter with 33 HRs and 222 RBIs...
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Offense needs to be addressed at the trade deadline. People talk about how good we'll be at full strength, but we're 1 batter short of being full strength (Correa) and look at how limp our bats are. We need another bat.
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shady said:

Can we hire Berkman as our hitting coach?

I agree with him this team takes way to many fast balls in the middle of the plate in hitters counts only to swing at the next pitch which is usually a slider off the plate.
Lance is basically 100% right on everything he says.

but in the one-true-outcome era...the players generally won't listen or won't change.

with guys like Reddick and Brantley being the exceptions
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Sparky called out Altuve on the radio broadcast last night.

he said from a pitcher's standpoint...it's easy to pitch to a guy that is so obviously trying to pull everything. Just attack him low & away every time. And it worked again for the Angels in that AB
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W said:

Sparky called out Altuve on the radio broadcast last night.

he said from a pitcher's standpoint...it's easy to pitch to a guy that is so obviously trying to pull everything. Just attack him low & away every time. And it worked again for the Angels in that AB
Exactly. I was talking with a former pro pitcher who said that, when executing properly, Altuve would be one of the easier outs of the Astros everyday starters.

Breaking balls away and fastballs up and in. His poor pitch selection and his inability to reach the outside corner are huge advantages for opposing pitchers
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Can't watch. But how did Lucroy hit a triple? Isn't he slow AF?
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JABQ04 said:

Can't watch. But how did Lucroy hit a triple? Isn't he slow AF?


He hit one off the top of LCF wall. Instead of staying behind Alvarez to back him up, Kemp ran all the way to the wall with Alvarez and the ball bounced about 80 feet back to center field.
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As a sports fan I usually hate the all star break, now I'm kind of looking forward to it.
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maca1028 said:

As a sports fan I usually hate the all star break, now I'm kind of looking forward to it.

Why..
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It was really well hit. Combine that with not the best route by Alvarez, and the ball hit off the left field wall getting past both fielders - Lucroy triple.
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EastCoastAgNc said:

Offense needs to be addressed at the trade deadline. People talk about how good we'll be at full strength, but we're 1 batter short of being full strength (Correa) and look at how limp our bats are. We need another bat.


Lol no, we dont, and we cant afford on if we did.

The rest of the money under the cap is reserved for pitching.

Still, its patently absurd to think this roster needs more bats. There are maybe one or two lineups in all of baseball that are even comparable.
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i think Bregman needs a break to reset. i think he's played in all but 2 games
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for most on this thread if we don't score 10 a game and pitch a 1 hitter we need to rebuild the roster
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Gap said:

Devenski saves Urquidy's ERA from ending at 13.50 by stranding his 2 runners. That was a failed experiment. Who is next? Nothing is at AAA. What is at AA?


Nothing. Still not sure why we wasted a spot on the 40 with Urquidy.
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Yordan can drive in runs
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Your Don!
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Attaboy Yordan!
"They are going to fear when that helmet comes into town, because hell is coming with it."
Jimbo Fisher
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W said:

shady said:

Can we hire Berkman as our hitting coach?

I agree with him this team takes way to many fast balls in the middle of the plate in hitters counts only to swing at the next pitch which is usually a slider off the plate.
Lance is basically 100% right on everything he says.

but in the one-true-outcome era...the players generally won't listen or won't change.

with guys like Reddick and Brantley being the exceptions
That seems like a pretty broad assumption for someone who is not posting from the dugout.
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Come on fatty
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Weak strikeout mode initiated
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I do appreciate alberts hustle. At least trying to earn the paycheck