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Push the Panic Button?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by BleedsRocketRed, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. BleedsRocketRed

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    Because after the break nothing is going good...

    This is not the same team from the first half at all. Injures, mentally.

    Damn.
     
  2. CK Johnson

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    Was waiting for this thread.
     
  4. conquistador#11

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    don't they get a chance to right the ship? It's not even the 10th of august.
     
  5. Projecks15

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    We lost to the worst team in the AL back to back. That's not suppose to happen if you're a playoff team. They should be ashamed of themselves.
     
  6. DuBose

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    Get the funk out now. Still one heck of a good team...they'll get it going again.
     
  7. Malaya

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    What took you so long?

    And some of us were getting crucified for sounding the alarm right after the no-trade deadline.
     
  8. Baseballa

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    We are going on almost a month of bad baseball. Anyone who isn't hitting the panic button right now likely never will.
     
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  9. ApolloRLB

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    2 games under .500 since the all star break. 6.5 games up on Boston for best AL record. 13 games up in the division. No need to panic.

    I think adversity is important as preparation for the playoffs.
     
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  10. CometsWin

    CometsWin Listening to Tupac Westsiiiiide
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    That's tomorrow dude.
     
  11. Shark44

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    With Springer back that should help our offense, but we have to get some more out of SP or August could get worse. We've lost momentum and some of that magic (although Sunday was nice). A guy like Verlander could be the spark that gets everyone back on track and aiming at the prize. I hate his cost, but you get what you pay for (e.g. Liriano).
     
  12. The Real Shady

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    Nothing to really panic about. They will make the playoffs.

    If keuchel and McCullers can't make it back from their injuries they won't advance in the playoffs. Nothing we can do about it.
     
  13. Daddy Long Legs

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    Except panic
     
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    We're not the same team, you don't say?

    Perhaps it has to do with the fact that two MVP candidates have been out for much of the post All-Star Game in Springer and Correa. At least we got Springer back yesterday. And a very good/dependable reliever in Will Harris. Oh yea, and Dallas Keuchel, who is just coming back from an extended injury absence. Oh yea, and Lance McCullers, who was probably trying to pitch through an injury, and was just flat out bad before going on the DL himself.

    I think it is rather obvious that injuries are the driver of our crappier play of late. And also that it's a marathon of a season, and we were due to hit a lull at some point anyway. There is still the concern that all of our guys come back healthy and strong, and perform like they can.

    But if Correa, Springer, Keuchel, McCullers, and Harris all come back and play like the all-stars that they are, I think we will be just fine. So I'm not going to hit the panic button just yet, although I would appreciate watching better baseball sooner rather than later.
     
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  15. sealclubber1016

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    Ah panic, the most useless of all human mindsets.

    This team was seriously supposed to lose 2 of the top MVP candidates and keep dominating like nothing happened.
     
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    i think very few people are concerned with springer and correa but feel free to think that's what it is. this team isn't struggling b/c of poor offensive play, it's struggling b/c our top 2 pitchers have given us a quality start in a loooooong time and our bullpen has imploded.
     
  17. Rocketman95

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    I've started an online petition to just end the ****ing season already on 8/10/17.
     
  18. Nook

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    Good luck with that, I am sure you will be very successful.
     
  19. davidio840

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    Yep. They have been terrible as of late. Injuries, shitty play, etc. have all played a factor.

    I have to imagine that us standing pat at the deadline, or you could argue, getting worse at the deadline, has had a mental impact on the players.
     
  20. Rocketman95

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    I've already received the signatures of 50k Astros fans.
     
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