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[Official] Giants @ Astros

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, May 15, 2007.

  1. MadMax

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    So he grew up in Arlington...where the Rangers play...but always wanted to play for the Astros? Any interviews confirming that??

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/daily?page=dd/070516&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos2

    Pence fitting in perfectly
    By Mark Simon, ESPN Research

    Hunter Pence seems to be a quick study. The Astros' rookie has put together a string of impressive games, and with four hits on Wednesday is now 7-for-7 with a pair of home runs in his last two games. Houston has won four straight and seven of its last nine thanks in large part to Pence's contributions.

    Pence is a neat story, as he grew up in Arlington, Texas wanting to play for the Astros and now he's fulfilling his childhood dream, making an impact of a significant nature as the Astros try to catch the slumping Brewers in the NL Central.
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Only interview I've seen him talk about it, he said as diplomaticly as he could that he was a fan of the Rangers and uh, yeah, also a fan of the Astros growing up.
     
  3. MadMax

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    that's what i figured :)
     
  4. Nick

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    The Giants pitcher tonigh (Lincecum) has got really damn good stuff... they say he's a lot like Oswalt.

    Given that the Astros tend to struggle against pitchers they've never seen before, combined with the fact that this kid is actually good... makes for the perfect storm (much like Klesko + Giants at MMP).
     
  5. NIKEstrad

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    Yikes. That sequence against Biggio was filthy. I hope it's not a long night.
     
  6. Nick

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    Yep. The only real similiarity to Oswalt is that he's a smaller-type pitcher who can throw 97 mph, and has a curve. Other than that, his motion is more similiar to a right-handed Mark Mulder (hides the ball well).

    And, as JD has said 5 times already, he looks like Cameron from Ferris Buellers day off.
     
  7. Nick

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    I see Evander "real deal" is sitting behind home plate (btw, I LOVE HD games).
     
  8. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    This guys stuff is WICKED !!

    Roy has his work cut out for him tonight......got to scratch out a run and hold em down....gonna be one of those classic pitchers duels.

    DD
     
  9. Nick

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    Look at Puma!

    And now the RBI machine brings him home!

    There's the scratch-out run.
     
  10. NIKEstrad

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    Nice job, guys!

    I don't think there's a better sac. fly hitter than Carlos Lee. The guy is simply automatic with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs.
     
  11. Nick

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    Lincecum does also have this similarity to Oswalt... when Roy first came up, he had the same approach... threw it as hard as he could (consistently 96-97), mixed in the devestating curve, and struck out guys at a huge pace.

    Since then, however, Roy has learned how to "pitch"... sacraficing speed on the fastball for movement/easy outs. Ausmus had a lot to do with this as well. The strikeout numbers have gone down, but he may end up adding a season (or more) to his career, and will significantly reduce the likelihood for arm trouble (see Pedro).

    But for this season, at least, Lincecum will have too much adrenaline out there to not throw his heart out... just filthy.
     
  12. DaDakota

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    Dang there goes the No No...for Roy....

    Adam almost got it.

    DD
     
  13. Nick

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    If Adam makes that play, Vizquel would have just handed him the gold glove right then and there.

    Brownie and JD did a great job of not mentioning the no-no (as did the posters here)... Brownie did, however mention "Roy with a very interesting line right there..."

    The baseball gods will always find a way.
     
  14. DaDakota

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    Uh oh...2 on and Klesko up with that good eye....got to get him...don't want Bonds with the bases juiced.

    DD
     
  15. DaDakota

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    LUKE FRICKEN SCOTT !!!

    DD
     
  16. Nick

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    Luke!

    This is a pretty hard-fought/high-quality series.
     
  17. RocketManJosh

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    Well the No-No is gone, but more importantly the Shutout is still intact thanks to Luke Friggin Scott!

    I'll take a 1-0 win, but how bout we get the offense cranked up again.
     
  18. Nick

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    The only thing stopping Lincecum tonight is having to be taken out for the pinch hitter.

    The only thing stopping him from having a great career is arm trouble.

    He's the real deal (just as the "real deal" starts yawning behind home plate... what is Evander even doing there? Shouldn't he be training for another fight or something?)
     
  19. Nick

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    Diaz with a gift call on that strikeout of Bonds... Roy had at least 2 pitches in that very AB that looked much better (but were called balls) than the strike 3.

    I can understand why Bonds is pissed (right there, not in general).
     
  20. RocketManJosh

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    Yeah Diaz has been more inconsistent tonight than any umpire I've seen in a long time. No matter where the pitch is you pretty much have to wait to see how he's gonna call it.
     

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