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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, May 29, 2023.

  1. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    We'll see if the HR from Abreu opens his door to more comfort at the plate

    Two XBH this series from him incoming
     
  2. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Career Numbers
    Vs LHPs Vs RHPs
    Chas 0.917....... 0.680
    Dubon 0.794....... 0.604
    Meyers 0.785 (0.926 excluding 2022)..... 0.660 (0.694)
    Julks 0.740....... 0.680
     
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  3. Buck Turgidson

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    Now split those H/R
     
  4. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
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    Altuve, Alvarez, Bregman, and Tucker are 4 top of the line hitters. I was really worried Altuve might not come back 100% immediately after his injury. I'm glad I was wrong.
     
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    i was also wrong on how long it was going to take for altuve to get going.

    Granted, it's against the As but who gives a shiz. Altuve said it himself his timing is not 100% back either.

    We'll see how he does against better pitching from here on out.
     
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    So it looks like we should see a lot of Alvarez in LF until/if Brantley gets back
     
  8. Yordan The Great

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    Nathan Eovaldi is now on pace for 21 wins.

    Yikes.
     
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    Nathan Eovaldi is now on pace for 21 wins.

    Yikes.
    That might be the worst update on an injured player that I've ever heard.
     
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    I would love to believe that but 97 mph off the bat that barely cleared the fence doesn't exude a ton of confidence, save for the relief it's given him and psychologically puts him in a much better space. Crossing fingers. I just need him to hit the rest of the season on a 90 RBI pace (i.e. 60 more RBIs the rest of the season). I don't care in what form it comes.
     
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  12. astros123

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    The rangers being good is a healthy thing which will keep a fire under our players all season. Competition always brings out the best of people in every aspect of life. I welcome it
     
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  13. Joe Joe

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    It looks like the Astros should play Chas in LF to at least get defense.
     
  14. IdStrosfan

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    I like the lineup a lot.

    I was thinking this same lineup, except Yordan in LF, Dubon 2B, and Altuve DH.
     
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  15. Buck Turgidson

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    What makes you say that?
     
  16. IdStrosfan

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    Except, then one of those guys ( or Diaz) would need to DH.

    Without Brantley, the team must still put a weak hitter at LF or DH vs RH staring pitcing.

    Until the Astros get another LH run producer or Brantley returns that's the reality.
     
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  17. Yordan The Great

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    I have a bad feeling about this series.
     
  18. sealclubber1016

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    I don't think he realizes somebody also has to DH
     
  19. sealclubber1016

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    If Dubon is playing he should be a 2nd. Particularly in Framber starts where there's a premium placed on infield defense.

    At MMP which limits value of range in LF, Yordan starting with France on the mound, the difference in alignment is pretty negligible.
     
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  20. IdStrosfan

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    This looks like a trap series to me

    Coming off an emotional 10 run win and series sweep

    Neither of the top 2 starters pitching.

    Twins have their top 2 starters and a rookie who Fangraphs listed as their #4 prospect w/ 50 grade.

    I would be happy to win the series but it will be tough.
     

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