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Brantley out for season

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by SWTsig, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. SWTsig

    SWTsig Contributing Member

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    Pet sports talk 790 just now.

    No surprise but damn is this a kick to the dick.
     
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    Felt inevitable tbh
     
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    Feel bad for Brantley, this sucks.

    If Click had any inclination or idea this was a high possibility during the trade deadline then this is a failure on him.

    Yes you got Mancini which in theory would be a replacement but it’s really not since the Astros are treating him like a bench player.
     
  4. Marshall Bryant

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    Is retirement likely?
     
  5. YOLO

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    at least this is known now, rather than waiting and wondering. Stros move forward now. Get Mancini in this lineup
     
  6. Snake Diggit

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    Slightly offset by how good Diaz and Mancini have been over the last few weeks. Still a big loss.
     
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    Ugh... now the lineup is right handed heavy and the two hole is occupied by Yuli based on Dusy's lineups.

    RIP: Our professional hitter
     
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    I was hoping he might be a bench bat at some point in the playoffs. Something he could grit through and give you a solid AB with a guy in scoring position or something where a single would be beneficial.
     
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    I think Mancini has to play 1B in the post-season though. You can’t let Yuli start games when it counts.

    I wonder if they made a run at JD Martinez. He would fill that hole well.
     
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    We gotta put Diaz starting in LF and Mancini starting at 1B.
     
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    yeah I think this is the only play unless Meyers or Yuli magically turn things around.
     
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    Details please. Can his shoulder be fixed or is this a career ending condition?
     
  13. Mattician

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    Damn. That's unfortunate.
     
  14. Phillyrocket

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    Sucks, sucks, sucks. Damnit.
     
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    Knew it. Unfortunately Dusty isn't done for the season too
     
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    I feel like I am wasting my time but here goes.

    Yuli is on this team and therefore Dusty will play him. What I really hope is that Dusty starts maximizing potential by playing him in the correct games.

    Yuli is better on the road (.699) than at home(.634)

    Yuli is better vs power pitchers (.720) than finesse pitchers (.614)

    Yuli is better vs LHP(.746) than RHP (.634)

    Yuli is better is 6th spot of lineup (.861) than anywhere else in the lineup ( .669 2nd, .529 5th)

    So if 2+ of the 3 match ups favor Yuli then play him and hit him 6th in the lineup. If 1 or fewer then Mancini plays 1B.

    That's just the start but it helps.
     
  17. Squirtle

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    Sucks but expected at this point.
     
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    Our offense was good last year, and we didn't win a championship. This season our offense has been very average, and we made minor deals at the deadline. Does the front office expect to get over the hump this postseason. We danced around the pool with our toes instead of doing a cannon ball into the deep end.
     
  19. J.R.

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    Phew, glad it’s official.

    No more “If MiChAeL BrAnTlEy cOmeS bAcK” posts…

    Dude wasn’t coming back.
     
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    Squirtle didn't pray hard enough for healing. Christ didn't answer his prayers
     

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