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[Official] Diamondbacks @ Astros

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. HTown2017Champs

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    The Good:
    Springer surge!!!!!
    Bullpen was lockdown today
    Pressly with a shutdown ninth yet AGAIN!
    Great fielding
    Urquidy did well getting out of trouble

    The Bad:

    Altuve 0-4
    No hits with RISP
    Urquidy allowed 4x as many baserunners (8) than K's (2)

    The Ugly:

    Still not a fan of Garneau
    Internet issues delayed the write up, but here as always
     
  2. Mr.Pringles

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    I’ll take it! Grienke, McCullers, Urquidy is as good of a rotation in the postseason as present. I trust this offense will round into shape of years past.

    Valdez, Javier, Paredes, Taylor, Scrubb, Pressly, Garcia have all proven themselves worthy of being counted on. James has a 1.59 era in September. Some good options in the pen. C. Perez should be considered for a spot. Raley panning out, Peacock returning would be nice.
     
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  3. Surfguy

    Surfguy Contributing Member

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    How you regress on the road when there is no audience is a bit weird to me? It's just an empty field with cardboard cut-out fans. What's so difficult about that? It's still just a bat, a ball, and a playing field.
     
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  4. Nick

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    Ask the pitchers. Ask LMJ.
     
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  5. desihooper

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    Yeah, no clue. I know they lost a bunch of leads late and in extra innings, but this team is playing like the 2015 team did with respect to the discrepancy in record (53-28 (home), 33-48 (away)). Just a weird year.
     
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    Some of the cardboard cutouts are spooky. I remember a simpler American time when the only thing we were worried about one summer was the ghost boy haunting the set of Three Men and a Baby (but then found out it was just Ted Danson cardboard cutout).

    [​IMG]
     
  7. marks0223

    marks0223 Astros STILL 2017 Champions
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    Mariners lose in 11 innings. Astros magic number is down to 3.
     
  8. raining threes

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    Not really, one of the Cards cheating employees is in a Federal Pen. Yet the Cards got less of a punishment than the Stros did for trash can banging.
     
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  9. Deuce Rings

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    And it’s off to Seattle next. Astros finish with (7) road games
     
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  10. Surfguy

    Surfguy Contributing Member

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    Would be funny if we completely melted down on this road trip and Seattle ended up taking second place in our division. But, I feel like we’re turning a corner and we’re trending in the right direction now.

    Okay...it might not be so funny.
     
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  11. TWS1986

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    You shhhhhhh! :eek:
     
  12. Nick

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    Would be somewhat unprecedented for a team to blow a 4 game lead with 7 games left. Not impossible... just extremely rare.

    If the Astros win just one game against Seattle, it officially would require Seattle to run the table and the Astros to lose the rest of their games.
     
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    Let's go get a couple of games against Seattle and coast in to the playoffs... I was hoping these games would be moved to Houston due to the air quality up there, but it looks like the skies cleared up after seeing that Sunday night football game.
     
  14. STR8Thugg

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    Dude what is this? In what universe would that be funny? You're on the hook until we clinch now. Geezus...
     
  15. STR8Thugg

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    I imagine it's kind like taking a **** at your house vs. doing it in a public bathroom. Sure, if you gotta go you gotta go, but I'd much rather be on my home field for that kinda business.
     
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    Would be interesting to see what would happen if the Astros left Seattle without clinching. Mariners have to travel to Oakland for a 4 game set afterwards and Oakland would probably prefer to be the 3rd seed and play the Astros/Mariners, rather than the 2nd seed and play the better of Cleveland/Toronto. While Oakland can technically take the overall top seed in the AL...why would they want to play in the same bracket as New York/Minnesota.

    My guess is Oakland tanks those 4 games...the Astros better not expect to back-in if they can't finish the job in the next 3 days.
     
  17. No Worries

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    Unlikely. The Astros needs quality reps to get their bats on track.
     

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