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!

[Official] Astros @ Nationals

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Castor27

    Castor27 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2001
    Messages:
    9,429
    Likes Received:
    533
    Talk about the series here. Please no PBP in this thread. Unless otherwise noted all games are on CSN-H (for about 40% I guess).

    6-17 Dallas Keuchel, LHP vs. Tanner Roark, RHP 6:05

    6-18 Scott Feldman, RHP vs. Gio Gonzalez, LHP 6:05
     
  2. The Drake

    The Drake Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,071
    Likes Received:
    72
    WW -- sweep!
     
  3. boozle222

    boozle222 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    155
    Sipp is rolling his eyes at the NL game knowing he will most likely play an illogical at bat in left.
     
  4. travfrancis

    travfrancis Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    15
    Here's the lineup today:

    CF Dexter Fowler (S)
    2B Jose Altuve (R)
    RF George Springer (R)
    1B J. Singleton (L)
    C Jason Castro (L)
    3B Matt Dominguez (R)
    SS Jonathan Villar (S)
    LF Robbie Grossman (S)
    P Dallas Keuchel (L)

    Good to see Altuve back. Any idea why Villar infront of Grossman?
     
  5. HeyBudLetsParty

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    16
    Dexter Fowler is awesome. Great approach
     
  6. bobrek

    bobrek Proud Mofo
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 1999
    Messages:
    22,691
    Likes Received:
    4,037
    Still makes too many base running blunders (as does a lot of the team).
     
  7. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    6,053
    Likes Received:
    251
    Keuchel not sharp tonight . . .maybe Bo will put him in left field to get his bearings, then bring him back in
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    10,563
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    You can count on Villar to kill a rally.
     
  9. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,674
    Likes Received:
    3,493
    castro shouldve taken one on the butt
     
  10. arif1127

    arif1127 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    45
    Still way too much dead weight in the lineup for it to be consistent. The team depends almost fully on the 1-4 hitters.
     
  11. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 1999
    Messages:
    37,912
    Likes Received:
    2,082
    They could promote guys... I don't think this is the best possible team they can put on the field.
     
  12. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    10,563
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    Correa will fill SS but I am not sure that Santana will be able to solidify LF long term. We need an impact bat.
     
  13. boozle222

    boozle222 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    155
    Can someone explain to me why the .632 OPS of Grossman since coming back from AAA is worth having on this team in any aspect of the game? I think we can get by without his huge 5 RBI in the same 17 game stretch. Sure, it is almost a full .100 points better than his first stint (silver lining?) but this guy is just not an everyday major leaguer. Then again... do you just play Presley and his .624 OPS instead? Maybe I just needed to rant, but I would rather see Stassi get called back up to DH and have Carter (that Carter) play left field.

    We are playing a man down by having Grossman in the starting lineup. Why not just bring LJ back? Can't be worse than this.
     
  14. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    8,017
    Likes Received:
    999
    Add Villar and Grossman to the deadweight club.
     
  15. boozle222

    boozle222 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    155
    I guess Villar and his .345 OPS over the past 31 games should be included :p
     
  16. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    8,017
    Likes Received:
    999
    Everyday starter numbers for sure :eek:
     
  17. meh

    meh Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2002
    Messages:
    14,612
    Likes Received:
    891
    Be optimistic. There used to be a time when the Astros carried 9 deadweights in their lineup. That the number has dropped by about half now.
     
  18. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    10,563
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    Fontana/Santana should really be given chances to come up and start full time. I think Fontana could at least post a .350 OBP and Santana will give us some pop every once in a while.

    Villar/Grossman are essentially worthless.
     
  19. boozle222

    boozle222 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    155
    I'm optimistic... just not for Grossman. Villar is another story and at least he plays plus defense (nice to see that after last year).

    But Grossman, bright future or not for the club, is awful and hard to watch. I think there is nothing wrong with being discontent watching him play everyday. What has he done to earn that spot over anyone else?
     
  20. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 1999
    Messages:
    37,912
    Likes Received:
    2,082
    How can Porter resist a tantalizing/juicy double-switch? Should bring in Sipp to play the OF, have a position player pitch, and have Marwin come off the bench to be the DH (as he will explain to the umpire that he desires to now insert a DH in this NL game).
     
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