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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. awc713

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    There's so much parity in the MLB...hard to identify sellers at this point, but I think we're going to need to trade for a bat to compete this year. Only other way is if Reed comes up and pulls a Correa.

    I love Correa but it might be time to move him out of the 3 slot. Altuve should be our 3. He's the batter were most comfortable with, with guys on. Springer-Correa-Altuve and watch the league beg for mercy.
     
  2. Nick

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    So, Correa just comes off a run of going 4 for 7, including the 3 run HR on Sunday... and we have the usual suspects here ready to make their nickel-dimey lineup managerial decisions after 3 innings of this game.

    I wonder how some of you go about your daily routines... must be second guessing every single decision.
     
  3. mick fry

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    This and maybe Rasmus DHing more.
     
  4. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    Plenty game still remains. Highly doubtful we get shutout.

    Fiers just needs to hold them down a lttle then let the bully go to work.
     
  5. mick fry

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    Teams have no fear coming inside on us because they know there will be no retaliation.
     
  6. roxallways

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    Correa has had a solid stretch the last couple of games but overall this year, he has not been up to standard of a 3 spot hitter. That's undeniable.
     
  7. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    I just got home. The thread sure doesn't sound like our team is only down 1-0 in the 4th (at home, coming off 4 straight wins, 7 of 8 wins, and 2 straight against this same team)
     
  8. UTAllTheWay

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    Give me more of this Gomez, please. A LOT more.
     
  9. roxallways

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    Right. Arizona hitters the last couple of games pitting way inside more the last couple of games. Close to hitting hitters several times.
     
  10. rocketpower2

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    0-5 with RISP.
     
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    No doubt he's still a work in progress... but he's starting off at a very high floor and has all the ability in the world to be a tremendous player.

    Still has to be reminded that he probably won't have it all figured out for a few more years... and yet he's still going to be one of the best hitting SS's in baseball.
     
  13. Nick

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    I would hope so... their pitching staff has been lit up by the Astros the last two games.

    Whenever that happens, you gotta get batters uncomfortable.... that's part of baseball.
     
  14. Nick

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    Good to see Fiers settle down and start getting some outs for himself... and his defense still helping him out too.
     
  15. UTAllTheWay

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    Gattis' caught stealing rate should be astronomical right now.
     
  16. marks0223

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    False
     
  17. Torn n Frayed

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    Dang, Gattis has thrown out more runners in a few weeks than Conger did all year, mind you that was easy with only 1 ABTO for Hanker..;)
     
  18. roxallways

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    I feel he will eventually grow into his potential, it's just hurting the team now being in a critical spot in the order that is expected to be a run producer and he's hitting more like a 6 or 7 hitter.

    I understand this, but teams probably have not as much fear of retaliation for pitching too aggressively inside and possibly hitting batters because the Astros hardly do that type of thing, especially since it got a pitcher demoted last year.
     
  19. awc713

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    I'm not sure if you're clumping me with cangrejero, but my observation was not made after 3 innings. It's based on 51 games this season.

    Correa ranks #5th on Astros in RISP (at .259).

    • Springer (.341)
      Rasmus (.288)
      Altuve (.287)
      and Castro (.267).

    I'm not slandering Correa; we are lucky to have him. But his struggles at the plate in 2016 are notable. Nor am I advocating for a permanent transition out of the 3 slot for Carlos (after all, he's 21). Correa will thrive anywhere in the lineup (i.e., the 2 slot), and you've got to admit...Altuve hitting cleanup sounds intriguing.
     
  20. roxallways

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    Another key opportunity here for Correa.
     

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