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[Official] Padres @ Astros

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. stobbartjohn

    stobbartjohn Member

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    Wow, is the Astros offense finally clicking?

    Brooksball, you think this sudden offensive success might be to do with Tejada in the 3 hole?
     
  2. BrooksBall

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    I like this lineup.

    Bourn
    Matsui
    Tejada
    Puma
    Lee
    Pence
    Wigginton
    Towles
     
  3. BrooksBall

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    I was just thinking that. What do you think?

    Miggy is hitting better than Lee right now. Once Lee gets going, I think hitting him 3rd or 5th will work, too.
     
  4. stobbartjohn

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    Isn't that tonight's lineup but Wigginton in for Blum?

    I agree btw
     
  5. BrooksBall

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    Yea, I just threw Wiggy in there cuz he'll be the regular.

    I think Pence will be fine in the long run. If Bourn can get some more hits (he's getting the walks) and Wiggy comes around to at least his norm, this offense will be dangerous. We know what everybody else will do.
     
  6. stobbartjohn

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    Yeah, Lee's average seems to be holding up adequately enough but he isn't hitting it hard regularly. Just lacking a little of what makes him at his best. It'll come though, it's not like there's something massively wrong, maybe just a little tweak in technique or maybe just simply slightly off form.

    I think the idea was that Lance was driving them in so put him 4th so there's more chance of someone being on. As it is, Miggy is driving them in so there's no one on when Lance gets there. Not going to complain about that though :D
     
  7. BrooksBall

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    How dare they make Lee have to move his ass two innings in a row!

    Lee will take it out on them at the plate.
     
  8. stobbartjohn

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    Not sure if I made myself clear there, but I watch the games and I'm just not FEELING IT from Carlos at the plate. It FEELS sometimes like he's sucking. He's just not really crushing the ball. But then I look at the box score and the stats and see that actually he went 2-4 in the game without me even noticing and that his average is actually not too bad. Anyone else feel this way?
     
  9. BrooksBall

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    Way to go, Hunter. We have some serious range in center and right.

    Of course, we also have Manny II in left to balance things out.
     
  10. ruddy

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    Maybe it's because he's not hitting timely, and to add to the bad perception, his defense is at his worst.
     
  11. BrooksBall

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    I think that is a good answer. Lee hasn't been knockin' em in like his normal self yet.
     
  12. leroy

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    I love Michael Bourn. His OBP is climbing. He's stealing bases at a crazy rate. He's scoring runs. He's playing great defense.

    I know Valverde is having trouble and Lidge is looking good so far. But for the long term, I think it was the right move that's going to pay off for a long time.

    [edit]Miguel Tejada ain't bad either...no matter how old he is or how you spell his last name.
     
  13. BrooksBall

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    Did you catch the end of the Phillies game last night? Lidge got a little shaky but got it done again. He's started the year well but is walking more batters than usual.
     
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    Didn't catch it. Don't watch the Phillies unless they're in the playoffs and the Astros aren't (I was born in Philly but moved to Houston when I was 4).
     
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    nice double steal... been wondering for awhile when they would try that.
     
  16. BrooksBall

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    Wow, double steal!

    It did look like Bard hesitated momentarily because of Bourn.
     
  17. leroy

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    C'mon Lee. Make them pay!
     
  18. BrooksBall

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    I'm not a Phillies fan but the game was on ESPN and I happened to catch the last 2 innings.

    I honestly think Lidge will come undone at some point. I don't wish it upon him but that is my sense.
     
  19. stobbartjohn

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    A grand slam here would redeem everything Carlos!
     
  20. BrooksBall

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    I'll take 1 HR for every 3 lazy plays in left field.
     

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