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[Official] Astros @ Twins

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

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    My bad. I heard the announcers say that the Texans lead the league last year and conflated that to this year.
     
  2. djohn2oo8

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    Not tested, more like ROCKED :(
     
  3. juicystream

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    The Texans? :p
     
  4. Depressio

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    Minnesota's offense is very potent, and Baker/Slowey have been dominant lately.

    Game 1: L - I can't pick Oswalt over Slowey yet. Sorry, Roy.

    Game 2: L - Baker's their #2 typically, if not their #1, and he's been pitching like it lately. The typical 3-4 runs Moehler lets in will be too many.

    Game 3: W - Perkins is fresh off the DL and doesn't K many folks, so I can see us getting to him. However, Wandy is hit-or-miss, and on the road against a strong offense...

    So, LLW.
     
  5. Depressio

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    Mauer is probably the best hitter for average, that's for sure, and he's even flexing muscle this year. Still, though, I wouldn't put him up there with Pujols just yet.

    And, to be fair, Mauer has his AB's protected by Morneau who follows him, whereas Pujols doesn't really have anyone potent behind him since Ludwick isn't having a great season (and isn't always in the line-up).
     
  6. BrooksBall

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    Backe started yesterday and we won so to heck with all the analysis. Let's beat the odds! :D
     
  7. Depressio

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    I was shocked my "LLW" prediction for the Texas series was actually right, let's put it that way.
     
  8. BrooksBall

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    The Indians handed a couple of games to the Brewers in the last series and now they are trying to do the same thing for the Cubs. The Indians bullpen is terrible.
     
  9. Uprising

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    Let's hope they can hang on to this lead.
     
  10. BrooksBall

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    Lee just hit a freakin homer off Wood to tie the game.

    It's been hell for Indians fans this season. The last few days have been killing me. Giving big leads up late to the Brewers and now the Cubs. FML
     
  11. cardpire

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    the joe mauer kool-aid just cracks me up. the best hitter in the game? any of you seriously believe that? would you have made that same argument before the season started? or hell, even 3 weeks ago? GB prisoners of the moment.

    albert pujols is the best hitter in the game. ichiro suzuki is the best hitter for average. and joe mauer is the best hitter for average 1/3 of the way into the 2009 season.
     
  12. BrooksBall

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    And it's official... the Indians blow it again. They were up 7-0 at one point then 7-2 in the 8th inning.
     
  13. Depressio

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    But you know what sucks? Rich Harden is on my fantasy team. :(
     
  14. BrooksBall

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    Would you prefer a Harden win over a loss that helps the Stros? Or did you just want him to pitch well and get a no decision?

    That's why I stay away from fantasy sports. It creates conflicted interests for me.
     
  15. cardpire

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    ballgame. we'll try again tomorrow boys.
     
  16. BrooksBall

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    :D Tejada has been making some outstanding defensive plays the past couple of games (mixed in with a couple of blunders, of course).
     
  17. BrooksBall

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    Great defense from Kaz and Miggy tonight.

    On another note, did anybody notice Fernando Nieve starting for the Mets the past couple of games in place of the injured John Maine? He gave up only 4 hits and 2 ER over 6.2 IP against the Yankees in NY last time out. Tonight, he's given up only 3 hits and 1 ER to the Rays over 6. Probably a fluke but still...
     
  18. cardpire

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    the ole run n' bunt. you a genius coop.
     
  19. BrooksBall

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    Miggy and Kepp are both guys that don't strike out very often and Slowey has already struck each of them out twice.
     
  20. BrooksBall

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    Pudge was safe. That's the second blown call by the 2nd base ump.
     

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