1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Worst part about this series.

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Swiss Roll, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. bobrek

    bobrek Person, woman, man, camera, TV
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 1999
    Messages:
    31,518
    Likes Received:
    18,628
    No...the umpires didn't cheat. They made some questionable calls, but there was no cheating involved.
     
    Buck Turgidson and jim1961 like this.
  2. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    25,772
    Likes Received:
    15,614
  3. HTM

    HTM Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    4,886
    Likes Received:
    3,394
    Watching Boston is frustrating they have had so much success based off of extreme patience and difficult at bats.

    4 runs walked in this post season.

    In stark contrast I think of our guys falling over swinging for the fences.

    I wish everyone could develop that Bregman patience.
     
    WhoDatStrosfan likes this.
  4. Hey Now!

    Hey Now! Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2000
    Messages:
    13,078
    Likes Received:
    3,102
    Boston's team OB% in the ALCS was .327; the Astros: .337. The difference was timely hitting; they had it and the Astros (mostly) did not.
     
  5. sealclubber1016

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    14,745
    Likes Received:
    15,876
    It's what makes the baseball postseason so damn frustrating and hard to win in. We had a higher OPS, one more homer and 5 more walks, yet we lost in 5.

    It's not about how well you hit, it's when you hit. Over 162 your superiority has time to play out. In a series, not so much, particularly when the other team is equally good to start with.
     
  6. Hey Now!

    Hey Now! Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2000
    Messages:
    13,078
    Likes Received:
    3,102
    Yep. And the difference can, in the case of game 4, literally be inches. At four different intervals, the Astros were inches away from: 1) tying the game, 2-2 in the B1; 2) getting a critical 2nd out in the B7, only to have Correa miss stepping on 2nd base; 3) lead-off the B8 with a baserunner, only to have Kemp get gunned down trying to stretch a double, handing the Sox a lead-off out instead; 4) tying, possibly winning, the game on an Alex Bregman rope in the B9 with the bases loaded.
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    61,360
    Likes Received:
    49,930
    Just checking in...have the Astros still lost?

    I'll let yall get back to the discussion.
     
  8. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    11,926
    Likes Received:
    4,887
    What inning is it?

    :D
     
    Buck Turgidson likes this.
  9. edwardc

    edwardc Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    8,043
    Likes Received:
    4,557
  10. alethios

    alethios Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    7,505
    Likes Received:
    5,115
    The best part about this series was that it wasn't the Yankees. Alex Cora may become the next Steve Kerr though, except with an infinitely better personality.
     
  11. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    25,772
    Likes Received:
    15,614
    The difference shrinks when your catcher can't catch the ball.
     
  12. craigharmann

    craigharmann Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2015
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    300
    Worst part is that the Astros are still not in it and it isn’t over yet.
     
    Houstunna likes this.
  13. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    25,772
    Likes Received:
    15,614
    The "Boston is this year's Astros" comments can cease.

    1) Astros didn't have MLB's best record... or 2nd best for that matter.

    2) Astros didn't breeze through the playoffs either. Boston only has three losses total this year. Stros equaled that in two different series.

    Hate saying it.. but the '18 Sox will go down as one of the greatest teams ever.

    Let's regroup and do better next year.
     
    REEKO_HTOWN likes this.
  14. underrated015

    underrated015 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,004
    Likes Received:
    944
    Yea. This team just beat the stuffing out of every team they played in the postseason. Can’t wait till next year to take them on with healthy players.
     
  15. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    45,201
    Likes Received:
    15,461
    What are the chances of the big one hitting LA in the next 10 mins?
     
  16. JazzLakerHater

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,214
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Heh...LA loses again 5-1
     
  17. underrated015

    underrated015 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,004
    Likes Received:
    944
    This should be extra motivation for our team to come back stronger and determined.
     
  18. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    45,201
    Likes Received:
    15,461
    That’s domination. Astros have lots of work to do
     
  19. Remix

    Remix Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,802
    Likes Received:
    2,984
    It was a homerun. It will always be a homerun.
     
  20. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    45,201
    Likes Received:
    15,461

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now