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

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As we do for McHugh.

Dude sucks as a starter and is exponentially better out of the pen.

Glad they've pulled the plug on him as a starter.


I like him as a bullpen guy more too

But starter McHugh is still a way better option than anything else right now
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With a 3-0 lead, you play to win today and mail in tomorrow.
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George trying to bail out his manager.

7-5
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KC_Ag14 said:

Ok, moved into the living room. Rally time.

Boom. Only weird if it doesn't work.
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George! Gosh he was soooo due to square a ball up
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Hell yes George
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19 HR & 49 RBI for Springer
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Gap said:

With a 3-0 lead, you play to win today and mail in tomorrow.


Exactly

We still have the lead of Hinch doesn't phone it in
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Here we go.

We're never out of it with this offense.

Ride it out and let Frambers should fall off and hop on the backs of the offense.

With what we have going right now pitching isn't gonna win us any games. It's gonna have to be the bats.
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W said:

19 HR & 49 RBI for Springer


Not bad for taking a month off
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Really feels like Luhnow is keeping White up just to spite all those that were mad about JD Martinez being let go.
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Yordan just misses one
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I think its absurd some of the criticisms some of you have for Hinch.

A bunch of keyboard warriors who haven't touched a ball since little league criticizing a manager whose on his way to a third consecutive 100 win season and has a ring.

Ya'll look ridiculous. You don't burn your bullpen every game the second any pitcher struggles. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. That's how you win 100 games. By not treating everyday out like its game 7 of the World Series.

It's just obnoxious. The job he's done this year with the injuries he's had to deal with is nothing short of phenomenal.

Sorry. End rant.
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enter Joe Smith
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George has a good shot at moving into the top 5 this year in career HRs as an Astros
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Silent For Too Long said:

I think its absurd some of the criticisms some of you have for Hinch.

A bunch of keyboard warriors who haven't touched a ball since little league criticizing a manager whose on his way to a third consecutive 100 win season and has a ring.

Ya'll look ridiculous. You don't burn your bullpen every game the second any pitcher struggles. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. That's how you win 100 games. By not treating everyday out like its game 7 of the World Series.

It's just obnoxious. The job he's done this year with the injuries he's had to deal with is nothing short of phenomenal.

Sorry. End rant.
It's a good rant. Hinch is managing this game as 1 of 162.

He wouldn't do this in game 6 of the ALCS.

I would think Luhnow has earned a tad more criticism for this year than Hinch has. Or whoever was in charge of keeping Forrest Whitley from partying. That's the guy that deserves the most criticism.
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The analytics may not support this, but Chirinos looks terrible at framing pitches. Especially when the pitcher doesn't hit his spots.

Looked it up: Chirinos is -4.2 runs saved via framing. It's 11th worst in the league out of 95 catchers
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Joe did not fool 'em. But escape unscathed
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the old Astrodome indeed lived up to its reputation. The franchise didn't start hitting home runs until MMP
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Silent For Too Long said:

I think its absurd some of the criticisms some of you have for Hinch.

A bunch of keyboard warriors who haven't touched a ball since little league criticizing a manager whose on his way to a third consecutive 100 win season and has a ring.

Ya'll look ridiculous. You don't burn your bullpen every game the second any pitcher struggles. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. That's how you win 100 games. By not treating everyday out like its game 7 of the World Series.

It's just obnoxious. The job he's done this year with the injuries he's had to deal with is nothing short of phenomenal.

Sorry. End rant.


Cool story. But I still think he's really dumb for wasting a pitcher last night while pitching a guy who is on track to give Tyler White a run for his money as worst pitching performance.. and then leaving him in as our lead crumbles away while the team behind us continues to inch closer.

He did this same crap last year and it almost hit us in the ass. Hinch a great manager and I've been very happy and quiet about mishaps for a long time. But there's nothing wrong with a rightful criticism when it's based on facts. Nobody is ranting that Hinch is awful. We're saying he intentionally blew this game tonight while tomorrow is no given. It could have been avoided.

Hope we come back and win and it doesn't matter.
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The crap he did last year that "almost hit us in the ass" lead to us winning 103 games and winning the division by 6 games.... So I think his strategy is justified.
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Brantley to pinch hit for Straw.

Hinch is still managing
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Framber had another tough game, but he's a young kid. Hopefully, he'll put it together.

He reminds me a lot of Wandy - he has flashes where he does well and times of complete suckage.

Maybe, like Wandy, he'll eventually make a decent 4 or 5.
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10 LOB

1 for 7 w/RISP
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McHugh sighting
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Altuve to short
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Altuve playing SS.

White staying on the bench for now
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CSWendt said:

The crap he did last year that "almost hit us in the ass" lead to us winning 103 games and winning the division by 6 games.... So I think his strategy is justified.


Key word.. "almost". This board was clutching its nuts the entire month of August while it looked like Oakland was going to pass us. We righted the ship and had a great year overall. But when the team was missing key bats, every boneheaded decision mattered.

Do I have to say it again? Hinch is a great coach.

I can still call out his bad decisions. Get over and move on.
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Pujols looking 10 years younger tonight.

the old guys are hitting the ball to the opposite field...how about that
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sloppy performance tonight.

Reddick, Altuve, Chirinos...none were sharp with the baseball