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[Official] Astros @ Dodgers

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Nick

    Nick Contributing Member

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    Best thing about your comment... it was really just one awful week.

    I’m not as pessimistic about this team as others here are.
     
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    That’s the kind of win this team desperately needed. If they can build on it, and get some pieces back, they could get hot at the right time and that’s all that you can really hope for this season.
     
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  3. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    The same. Astros bats need to perk up, and bullpen should be better in playoffs if they make it when bolstered by a starter or 2 from the rotation.
     
  5. lnchan

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    Would you trust Verlander to close in playoff games?
     
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    Yes. Would you not?
     
  7. STR8Thugg

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    My comment was hyperbole, and maybe my visits have been at a "bad time", but every time I've been there it's been thick enough to cut with a knife.

    Also there is this so...

    https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/...cities-with-the-most-ozone-pollution?slide=11
     
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  8. Buck Turgidson

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    I'd rather trust him to start playoff games, but we'll see.
     
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  9. STR8Thugg

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    Idk, I would hope his first appearance back isn't to close a playoff game. Verlander is the type of pitcher that can give up a run or two early and settle in like most starters, so I'm not sure it's ideal.

    I don't trust Pressley either tho, so... :oops:
     
  10. Joe Joe

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    Never knew you were a fan of the opener.
     
  11. Buck Turgidson

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    Sure am, JV can open the 1st inning, and the 2nd inning, and the 3rd inning, and...

    Actually, I'm expecting nothing from him, but if he can throw, what, 70 pitches every 5 days then he's got to start (especially in a short series, 1 start from him could be huge). I'm going to assume that's more valuable than him throwing 30 pitches every ~3 days. And I'm totally making these numbers up as I type, and my thoughts are straight stream of consciousness. Hadn't really thought about the playoffs much, we'll see what he can do.
     
  12. lnchan

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    Because we didn't trust Cole last year
    I do wonder how many of these double header games would have different outcomes if 22 percent of both games were not chopped off.
     
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  14. Nick

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    I'd venture most teams have at least an 80-90% winning percentage when leading after 7.

    Of all the rule changes, I'm more disgruntled about the extra inning rule vs. a 7 inning double header.
     
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    Worst ozone of any city in the us...

    Anyway, Astros beat the Dodgers.
     
  16. Joe Joe

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    If JV can pitch (big if), I doubt he'll be stretched out enough to pitch more than 1-2 innings at a time.
     
  17. Joe Joe

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    Just saw this..



    Where there is a Dusty, there is a way.
     
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    World Series defense begins again tonight.
     
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    Greinke is special
     
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