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[Official] Rangers @ Astros

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

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    Do we get to hang up a pennant or something if that happens?
     
  2. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    they're 3.5 games out with 18 to play. No, don't shut them down yet.
     
  3. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    Lucky for Odor that Hoyt grooved that meatball to him. It's just unfortunate that the Rangers pitchers didn't do the same for the Stros' hitters, and if they did, the Stros other than Gattis just weren't lucky enough to hit the ****ing thing 400 feet.
     
  4. PhiSlammaJamma

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    3 games can be made up in 6 games easily, but the team can't score 6 tuns every night. The pitching now seems below average. Not just average anymore. Just getting clobbered by playoff caliber lineups. Normally I would say this is doable, but there's no legit threat on the mound to give the team some confidence. Any change in the starters would be a last ditch effort to throw paint at the wall. I might not be against that given what's going on.
     
  5. NIKEstrad

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    You don't win many games when 1-4 go a combined 0-18 with 6 Ks.

    Can we just intentionally walk Odor? If anything typifies this series, it's Odor hitting a broken bat double.
     
  6. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    Lol. No banners, but I'll be ecstatic if/when the Rangers lose.

    DAL was inches away from having all 4 major sports AND championships in each.
     
  7. underrated015

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    Nothing against the Ranger players but I hope Bautista bat flips them again in the playoffs. :grin:
     
  8. Surfguy

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    The Astros are done. 3.5 games may not seem like a lot but the issue is the other teams in front of us have to go on losing streaks to be able to catch them. It's a pipe dream if you think that will happen in the last few series of the season. The Astros haven't been able to catch up yet and it's been going on for a while where they've been 2 - 4 games out of the wild card.

    This team's play against the Rangers is what doomed this team. It's the difference between winning the division and not making the playoffs at all.

    I'm sick of losing to the Rangers in every possible way. The Astros are mental midgets when it comes to playing the Rangers.
     
  9. MadMax

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    I agree with both of you.
     
  10. Hey Now!

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    They may be - but last night seems like a strange time to break that out, given that the Astros clawed their way back into the game with some clutch hitting, including a 2-out RBI in the 7th and game-tying HR in the bottom of the 9th.

    The Rangers are a better team.
     
  11. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Better team at being lucky...
     
  12. jim1961

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    Agreed.

    When your chasing one team, you can have some hope that their play could fall off enough to catch them. When you have to pass four teams, its astronomical against it happening. If we went 14-4 or something like that over our final 18, we would have some chance. But with starters hurt and our inconsistent play, it would take a miracle to get into the playoffs.
     
  13. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    Oh no, Baylor dude, he's yall's problem in Waco now. ;)
     
  14. mick fry

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    Me too then I hope Odor knocks him completely out this time. :grin:
     
  15. Buck Turgidson

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    Peacock's lucky that 3rd strike didn't get hit halfway to Canada.
     
  16. snowconeman22

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    Peacock was hanging curves the entire first inning . Now that the rangers are looking for it , expect more at bats like beltre's
     
  17. Nick

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    There's really nobody better than Peacock. After all this time.
     
  18. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    I'm not sure it's possible to "quietly" have a HOF career, but without looking at his numbers Beltre may have done that.

    Bagwellian, you could say.
     
  19. PokeJ

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    Longevity. Kind of amazing he still performs at 37 years of age
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    He's actually spotting his fastball really well, it's his slider that's floating sideways like a frisbee.
     
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