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

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I'd hate that for Jake but it would be a way to keep Kemp on the roster and call Tucker up.
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Since it would be only for like 3 games I'd imagine it's it'd be Fisher who gets the call.

We'll see though. I expect a suspension just to make Jake a poster boy and make good by the MLBPA.
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I still love how Lance said it shouldn't be "let the kids play" but "let the men play" since it's a mans game.
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It is likely a combination of factors that are contributing to increased homerun numbers, but I think all of studies and data have shown the ball is juiced and is at least more than an immaterial factor in the increased homeruns.
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Looking at some quick numbers on pitchers and homers this year, Verlander is a real statistical anomoly.

His 1.8 home runs allowed per 9 innings is 0.6 higher than at any point in his career. There are only 4 pitchers with a HR/9 higher than JV. He's also the only pitcher with an ERA below 3.00 with an HR/9 over 1.2. Jose Berrios is at 1.2 and exactly 3.00, Cole is 1.3 at 3.09.

When looking at how many batters faced between home runs allowed, Verlander is at only 18.7. Cole every 27.2. Other notable pitchers I picked out...

Trevor Bauer, the leader in batters faced, allows a home run every 32.8 batters.
Sabathia, mentioned in that espn article, is at a homer every 20.2
Leake every 20.9

Bumgarner every 27.3
Sale every 27.8
Strasburg every 36
Stroman every 43.5
Morton at a remarkable every 50 batters.
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More on Marisnick

Quote:

"If your question is whether it's a dirty play or not, I don't think so," Grandal said.

Realmuto, who knows Marisnick from their days together in the Miami Marlins farm system, said he didn't believe there was any malicious intent.


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If Jake got hurt on that play instead of Lucroy would we be talking about a suspension?
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LMJ this afternoon on 790 said 'Yeah I think he had had too much Blue Label before his post' regarding Yadi Molina.
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Let's go A-Breg!
https://m.imgur.com/a/AEXvd57
Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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And I'm back! Sorry for getting the thread locked! My final notes on the Jake trucking of Lucroy.

1. It wasn't dirty, Jake was trying to dive around the tag
2. Neither player wanted contact
3. I understand but disagree with MLBs ruling any suspensions. They bow to the twitterati and like other sports are unfortunately legislating out the physicality.
4. Jake will probably wear one but it should be a fastball in the thigh. Earholing should never be an option. Jake should take his base after a long stare down of the pitcher and that should end it.

Now let's get this home run derby!
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Lol. Cleveland booing breggy
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How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week
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That guy sounds great!
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A good portion of these home run derby participants aren't even native born citizens..... All hands over their hearts for the national anthem. I love Americas Pastime
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PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week


How can he not speak English
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astros4545 said:

PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week
How can he not speak English
He's a rookie. It's his 1st year in the US.
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Born and raised in Canada. I bet he speaks French too
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Tough matchup for Bregman
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Damn. Bergman has his work cut out for him
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Need 22 here Breggo
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Damn, 21.
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Last Homer shouldn't have counted
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Welp thanks for playing bregs
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Cmon breggy!
Don’t Care. Got Jimbo
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Let's go Breggy!
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Hell of an effort
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Well guess I can watch stranger things now
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Damn that was a great effort
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I would love to see Yordan one day...
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PhatMack19 said:

How is Vlad Jr in the Hr Derby? He has 8 homers in his career. Yuli had that many last week


Um...
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Kid is putting on a SHOW
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Looks like they quit making them wait for the ball to land
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astros4545 said:

Looks like they quit making them wait for the ball to land



I've never seen them enforce this. Harper last year was a joke.
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Bregman wins going away if Trevor Bauer threw to him
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astros4545 said:

Bregman wins going away if Tyler Bauer threw to him


FIFY