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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Need an old fashioned 10-run inning here.
     
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    Is there some way to tell if the shift is annet positive for the team? Because it seems to **** them over too often but maybe the ones that **** them over stick in our heads more?
     
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    Ok it’s on
     
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    This is the 2nd or 3rd start in a row that Miley has been rocked. I'm starting to wonder if he's hiding an injury, or if he's unintentionally tipping his pitches, or what. In any case, it's a big concern, and he and the Astros need to figure this out ASAP.
     
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    Miley's season is on life support.

    Springer leads us off the schnide.
     
  7. Mack

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    Yeah, but he's improving. 0 outs last start, 1 out this start. From an infinite ERA last game to 189 in this game.
     
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    Springer w/ his 32nd Dinger!
     
  9. Joe Joe

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    Not sure which team you are watching. Seems like ball is hit usually at IFers. Astros give up a 0.222 batting average on grounders. Best in the AL.
     
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    The way I see it we have the 2 top pitchers in baseball at the top of our rotation, one in Grienke who is a better than average number 3 starter, and two in Miley and Valdez that are just not dependable. As a fan it has been difficult to watch both Miley and Valdez pitch lately. Scratching my head trying to figure out what is wrong with both of them.
     
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    Yeah, I'm disgusted, too. Miley ought to be disgusted. I just checked Statcast and most of the singles in that inning were hit pathetically softly. As you'd want from a soft-contact ground ball pitcher. You hardcore shift to better handle hard hit balls.
     
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  12. Jake Tower

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    We should check in with the dude who was given free tickets in the other thread.
     
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    That's a heck of a understated description of a guy who is 15-5, 2.99 ERA and 1.00 WHIP!
     
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  14. Buck Turgidson

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    You've got a LH starter who lives on the outside corner to RHB. They have a RH heavy top of the order. What did anyone expect? You take the ball the other way, but about 6 of them were right where a proper 2B/SS would be standing.

    Yeah, I'm a bit pissed off.

    Miley lost it after the 4th one. I would have drilled somebody in the ass just to change things up.
     
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    Detroit beating the Yankees. Go Tigers.
     
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    I think you'd need to break it down pitcher-by-pitcher and look where it works well and where it works less well. When they show the spray chart for a batter's last 100 hits 200-ft or less, that can be deceiving without the more granular information about those 100 hits. I don't know where you find info on type of hit and also where the infield was at the time.

    I'm sure it's great for certain pitchers. Especially up the middle. But it's not a panacea.
     
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    This thing called Cy Sneed needs to be sent elsewhere. He is as welcome as a hamstring pull.
     
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    A's had a plan against Miley and the shift. It sure worked.
     
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    Let’s go Detroit!!
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

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    "Pathetically softly"?

    Bregman could have thrown his glove at one 2 feet to his left, picked up the ball, counted the stitches, and still thrown the guy out at 1B
     
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