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[Official] Astros @ Twins

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

  1. BrooksBall

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    That's something that Puma does defensively as well as any 1st baseman in the league: picking up balls out of the dirt.
     
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    I see, so he's basically adam everett @ 2b. figures.
     
  3. stobbartjohn

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    That's true, he's like a big ball of blue tack over there at 1st
     
  4. Uprising

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    Nice inning there by the Astros. 4 runs...whoohoo!
     
  5. BrooksBall

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    Matsui had a couple of real nice plays over the last few games as well. Tejada, too.

    Unfortunately, we mixed in too many bad defensive plays going back to the Rangers series.
     
  6. cardpire

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    i've said it before...

    sucking, making errors, grounding into dp's, whatever...you gotta love tejada's enthusiasm and passion for the game, especially at age 40 or whatever the hell he is now. running over to kata and getting pumped after that play...love seeing it. maybe it's just because we have a tradition of passionless baseball in this franchise, with sticks in the mud personality-wise like biggio, bagwell, and ausmus. it's refreshing to see though.
     
  7. BrooksBall

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    We still have to get through the heart of the order again to preserve this lead. Let's get it done and give Nathan the night off.
     
  8. BrooksBall

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    That's a pretty good way to end a little hitless streak.
     
  9. stobbartjohn

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    Plenty of players out there could learn a thing or two by the way Pence hustled down the line for what was a 99.9% out there.

    There's a reason he lead the league in infield hits last year (if I recall correctly)
     
  10. BrooksBall

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    Take it easy on em', Hawk!
     
  11. BrooksBall

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    Crap... I spoke too soon. He owned Morneau though.
     
  12. stobbartjohn

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    Real tester for Valverde here. Just thank the gods he doesn't have to face the meat of the order
     
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    Come on, Jose. Let's get this to the rubber game to try and make it a winning roadie!
     
  14. BrooksBall

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    Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwww.......

    I don't like seeing Crede hit balls to deep right field.
     
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    Phew, heart skipped a beat there.

    Nice job Jose, good win. Now, kick their asses Wandy
     
  17. Cowboii

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    Scary win, Bourn player of the game. :)
     
  18. BrooksBall

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    Puma's solo ended up being big.

    And Moehler actually ended up outpitching Baker.
     
  19. BrooksBall

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    We're not in last place for the first time in ages, at least for the moment.

    National League Central
    Team             W       L       Pct       GB       Diff
    St. Louis       38      31      .551        -        +28
    Milwaukee       37      31      .544        ½        +11
    Chicago         33      31      .516       2½         +8
    Cincinnati      34      32      .515       2½         -4
    Houston         31      35      .470       5½        -39
    Pittsburgh      31      36      .463        6          0
     
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    Was out with the family for dinner and missed a great majority of the game. Got home for the bottom of the ninth and was relieved to see the lead of 6-5 with Valverde on the mound but got a bit worried when Crede hit that ball to right.

    Since it was the weekend, ended up catching the replay and was glad to see Bourn's homer. Him and Pence are having good years and with this effort, they're gon be real special, if not already. If only we had some better pitching to go along...

    I've been wanting the first suggestion to be in a play for the longest time. Just wish Coop had some regularity in his batting order as I truly believe would make the offense consistent.
     

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