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[Official] ALDS Astros vs. White Sox

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. PooleBoi7

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    Unfortunately can't go to game 1. Selling 2 tickets to Friday night's game. Section 150. Row 19. Seat 7, 8. Best price wins. No less than $180. Will directly transfer ASAP.
     
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    sent a DM
     
  3. rimrocker

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    That is definitely unsustainable. No way Yuli's numbers stay that low.
     
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  4. bobrek

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    Yep...Dusty needs to realize he's 'cold'.
     
  5. BMoney

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    His defense is too good.
     
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    I forgot the [sarcasm] tag
     
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  7. King1

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    Who's going to game 1? First beer on me. 113 row 5 seats 1 and 2
     
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    The American League batting champion was the weak point in our lineup. Let's just let that settle.............
     
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    We could’ve left him in CHI and no one would ever know
     
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    Someone needs to change the color of the “Sox” in this thread title….
     
  11. Uprising

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    One more for the hell of it...because these never get old. Hope Lance's arm is okay....


     
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    I think true, but also, I think everyone understands it's their product too. Meaning everyone loses money when the game is tarnished. I can't quite remember the last time this happened, but it has. I just remember thinking the broadcast teams were just being overly negative all of the time about something big and then it just stopped almost all at once, and it felt like they were doing it to save one of the major sports. it must have worked cause I have no recollection of what it was or why. Maybe it was referees or the strike zone.
     
  13. Tuckankhamun

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    MLB always has some big cheating problem they want swept under the rug. Cocaine in the 80s, Roids in the 90s and 00s, and advanced sign stealing today.
     
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    Baseball is fundamentally born of seeing what you can get away with rather than using every available means to make sure every call is correct,

    The catcher tries to fool the ump into calling balls as strikes
    The pitcher tries to fool the batter
    The batter tries to fool the ump (intentional HBP as an example)
    A fielder tries to make non-catches look like catches
    Non-tags look like tags
    Managers trying to make a HBP seem intentional when it wasn't (La Russa)

    And on and on

    Intentional deception and/or cheating is built into the game.
     
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    Excited for the next series. Tampa was largely overrated coming in to the playoffs. Relying too heavily on guys who have been in the majors for a few months on the pitching staff. Randy Arozarena and Franco can only hit once through an order. That lineup could be worked around. The Astros as we know, have

    Houston's lineup is far superior and playoff proven. Guys like Lowe who hit like Maldanaldo in the playoffs and relying on 41 year old Nelson Cruz to be your cleanup hitter.

    Arozarena Altuve
    Franco Brantley
    Lowe Bregman
    Cruz Alvarez
    Luplow Correa
    Diaz Tucker
    Meadows Gurriel
    Zunino McCormick/Siri/Meyers
    Kiermayer Maldanaldo

    I think you need two good games from Framber this series to get through. Two average starts from Urquidy and Garcia. 6ip 3/4 runs.

    Houston is the better offensive team, and I expect them to prove it in a big way. Does Chicago really expect Keke Hernandez to continue his 1300 plus OPS? I wouldn't count on it.
     
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    The problem is that I don't trust their injury reports at all. Like, zero. ****ing. trust. 'Stros are worse than Bill Obrien with his "day-to-day" after Fuller broke his collarbone when it comes to injury transparency. Praying all is well and he just wasn't fully ready to go with the weird schedule change.
     
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    I don't know about Chicago, but I wouldn't put it past Red Sox fans. Keke Hernandez also hates us on a Ramon Laureano level, so there's that. Would be nice to **** him up this series.
     
  19. bobrek

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    What do you mean Franco and Arozarena can only hit 'once through the order'?

    Franco

    Innings 1-3 .621 OPS
    Innings 4-6 .880 OPS
    Innings 7-9 1.024 OPS

    Arozarena

    Innings 1-3 .725 OPS
    Innings 4-6 .916 OPS
    Innings 7-9 .814 OPS
     
  20. tmacfor35

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    I mean that besides those two... the Rays lineup is no where near the Astros in the playoffs.
     

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