1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

2018 AL West Race and AL Races

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by marks0223, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. HTown2017Champs

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    One guy on The Crawfish Boxes last winter went through the Orioles bullpen and talked about how it's FULL of potential trade targets. Some have already been traded away but they still have some good arms available next offseason. Givens was a favorite of both the writers and the commenters. Sidearmers are a big risk, their angle can be deceptive, but it also puts them at greater injury risk.
     
  2. jsingles

    jsingles Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2016
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    3,306
  3. HTown2017Champs

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Woo hoo! RBI double for Jace Peterson! The two run lead is back! Much needed insurance.
     
    seemoreroyals likes this.
  4. HTown2017Champs

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Amazing defense in the ninth wins the game for the Orioles! Much needed Oakland loss, finally the Orioles give us some help. Now, Go Rays!
     
  5. marks0223

    marks0223 Astros 2017 Champions
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    2,608
  6. desihooper

    desihooper Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2000
    Messages:
    3,641
    Likes Received:
    406
    Magic number of 13 with 16 games to go for the 'stros! Let's hope for some better results at MMP starting tomorrow.
     
  7. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
    Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    22,013
    Likes Received:
    10,919
  8. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    26,948
    Likes Received:
    2,444
    The miracle is that they managed to win 40+ games
     
  9. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    43,342
    Likes Received:
    21,449
    The 54-54-54 conundrum.

    Some teams don't make that first 54, as us Astro fans know all too well.
     
    desihooper likes this.
  10. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    43,342
    Likes Received:
    21,449
    Yeah, but they went 1-9 with RISP.

    It happens.
     
  11. solid

    solid Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Messages:
    17,216
    Likes Received:
    3,328
    Oakland lost unless it is a misprint. I can't remember the last time they lost. Like it was in July or something.
     
  12. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    15,502
    Likes Received:
    3,123
    So I saw a tweet that said, "Yankees don't need to panic". My brain interprets this as "Yankees fans are freaking the *#$$% out at the moment."
     
    Buck Turgidson and AznH-TownFan like this.
  13. RunninRaven

    RunninRaven Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2000
    Messages:
    13,732
    Likes Received:
    422
    This meme is going to take off like a rocket if Seth Beer continues to impress.
     
    Houstunna likes this.
  14. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    9,254
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    I think its finally dawning on them Boston is the better team. Sounds like panic is in order to me :D
     
  15. Plowman

    Plowman Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    8,168
    Likes Received:
    4,999
    IMO, NY will be our stiffest comp...includin CC in WS.
     
  16. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    15,502
    Likes Received:
    3,123
    I think the panic is that they will have to play in Oakland for the WC game.
     
  17. HTown2017Champs

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Rays strand the bases loaded to end the 6th. Ugh.
     
  18. HTown2017Champs

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2018
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Hasn't been posted in this thread, but Tampa won, and took the series 2-1 against Oakland. Really wanted a sweep, but I'll take that. Gotta defend the West!
     
  19. rpr52121

    rpr52121 Sober Fan
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    4,858
    Likes Received:
    468
    Yankees have 6 games with Boston and 4 with Tampa. If Tampa gets hot, and Yankees go on slump, it could be an Oakland vs Tampa Wild Card game.
     
    HTown2017Champs likes this.
  20. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 1999
    Messages:
    39,994
    Likes Received:
    3,742
    Tampa is 8 games back from the Yankees.

    The Astros have the same chance of catching the Red Sox for the best record overall as the Rays have of overtaking the Yankees.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now