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[Official] Astros @ Pirates

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Castor27

    Castor27 Moderator
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    All series talk goes in here. Non series talk goes somewhere else. No PBP that can be found from other sources if you need it. All games are broadcast on Root Sports unless otherwise noted.

    8-22 Doug Fister vs. Jameson Taillon 6:05

    8-23 Joe Musgrove vs. Ivan Nova 6:05

    8-24 Collin McHugh vs. Gerrit Cole 11:35
     
  2. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    worried about Taillon...he has been relatively on lately. Thinking Fister needs another 3-or-less job.

    WWL, keep winning series!
     
  3. stobbartjohn

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    I fancy Musgrove to bounce back, whilst I think McHugh will probably get hammered yet again. Need to win tonight

    WWL
     
  4. Tomstro

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    WWL

    I hope
     
  5. rocketpower2

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    No YG.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Astros-Pirates <a href="https://t.co/Yk4qsNBJfk">pic.twitter.com/Yk4qsNBJfk</a></p>&mdash; Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuliaMorales/status/767814332323332096">August 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  6. juicystream

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    Without the DH spot, I'd have been very surprised to see Gurriel play.
     
  7. cwebbster

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    This is the season here. We sweep here and I am confident that we are going to bounce back in a big way!
     
  8. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Confidence in Reed do the Astros have. Here we go.
     
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  9. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    It's not necessarily confidence..just necessity. With Rasmus and Valbuena on the DL, Gurriel with the tight hammy, and Gattis (hot of late) getting a day off...Reed is the next best 5 hitter. But yeah, he has been swinging better lately
     
  10. Hey Now!

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    He's slashing .313/.405/.500/.905 in his last 10 games; 8 starts.

    First call-up v second call-up:
    .156/.250/.289/.539; 53 PA
    vs.
    .234/.345/.362/.707; 55 PA

    The OB% is the most encouraging sign; he's demonstrating better patience and pitch recognition: 8 walks so far.

    And overall - since bottoming out on July 3 (.091/.192/.227/.420), he's gotten markedly better: .229/.333/.357/.690.

    He's not shown a ton of power (just 3 2Bs and a HR since the recall) - but I have to think that'll come as his discipline and recognition continue to mature.

    His and Bregman's emergence the past two weeks have been the salve to any disappointment about the team overall. If they've found two more (young) legitimate bats to add to this line-up...
     
  11. Derp McFlopsky

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    Regarding reed, his swing seems to naturally generate power to left centerfield. wonder if that's a product of bat speed/mlb pitching speed. I also heard more than once a comparison with Adam Dunn....looked up his stats today and was floored. I remember he had pop. I didn't know he hit 40 a year like 5-6 years...id take it lol
     
  12. tmacfor35

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    We ain't touching this guy tonight.
     
  13. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Taillon looked pretty nasty. Fister looked good too.
     
  14. Rox Addict

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    Tallion is looking unhittable so far
     
  15. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    They'll be lucky to score a run
     
  16. conquistador#11

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    nice pitchers duel going.

    obligatory Game over.
     
  17. rocketpower2

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    Reed needs to be playing everyday from here on out. The continued improvement from him is the most important part of this last month and change in my opinion.
     
  18. tmacfor35

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    This is a pitcher you start swinging aggressively with.
     
  19. awc713

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    Obligatory stop bunting for hits post.
     
  20. awc713

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    Watching taillon makes me really miss what Appel should've been for us
     

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