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Title: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: ValpoCory on September 29, 2017, 03:44:32 pm
Still no Reddick.  Really would like to see him in a game this weekend, to work on timing if nothing else.

Lineup (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK6raxlWsAAeNDg.jpg)


Looks like Correa is going to end up around 13-15 plate appearances short of the 501 you need to qualify for the league leaders. 

He'd be 4th in the league in batting right now with a .315 avg., just 2 points behind Hosmer. 
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Andyzipp on September 29, 2017, 03:48:31 pm
Still no Reddick.  Really would like to see him in a game this weekend, to work on timing if nothing else.


Concerning.  Don't really want to go into the playoffs without him.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: astrojo on September 29, 2017, 06:20:48 pm
Concerning.  Don't really want to go into the playoffs without him.

Per Hinch:

He's out for the rest of this final series. They sent Reddick back to Houston to be evaluated because he is still not symptom free.  Hopes he will be fine for team workouts Mon-Thurs and ready for postseason.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: astrojo on September 29, 2017, 06:37:40 pm
That glove flip, though. #correa
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Aussie Astro on September 29, 2017, 06:44:40 pm
That glove flip, though. #correa
Yep.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 06:51:35 pm
Damn, Carlos. Pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: HudsonHawk on September 29, 2017, 06:54:48 pm
Damn, Carlos. Pull the trigger.

Was that pitch as meaty as it looked on game cast?  92mph fastball belt high right down the middle?
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 06:56:57 pm
Per Hinch:

He's out for the rest of this final series. They sent Reddick back to Houston to be evaluated because he is still not symptom free.  Hopes he will be fine for team workouts Mon-Thurs and ready for postseason.

I'm glad the team is being proactive about the injury and its evaluation. The worst case scenario is that he tries to play through an injury and doesn't perform, despite his best intentions.


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Aussie Astro on September 29, 2017, 07:04:52 pm
Was that pitch as meaty as it looked on game cast?  92mph fastball belt high right down the middle?
Looked very hitable.
Title: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 07:07:48 pm
Astros are millimeters and inches away from vaunting, but, nonetheless, are being shutdown by Douglas Q. Fister.


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 07:12:55 pm
Was that pitch as meaty as it looked on game cast?  92mph fastball belt high right down the middle?

Yep
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Col. Sphinx Drummond on September 29, 2017, 07:19:16 pm
Baggy in the booth, Bregman goes yard.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: BudGirl on September 29, 2017, 07:19:32 pm
Astros are millimeters and inches away from vaunting, but, nonetheless, are being shutdown by Douglas Q. Fister.


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Bregman respectfully disagrees.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: astrojo on September 29, 2017, 07:19:40 pm
Bregman over the Monstah for 2! Gurriel scores. Astros 3, Red Sox 0
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 07:21:19 pm
Bregman respectfully disagrees.

He didn't so much disagree with historical events as he did seek to forge a new path.


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 07:22:17 pm
Over/under on Bagwell drinks before he got into the booth today?


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: BudGirl on September 29, 2017, 07:28:28 pm
Over/under on Bagwell drinks before he got into the booth today?


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Who cares, they were great together?

Also, maybe someone needs to have Morton hear what Bagwell was saying about him. 
Title: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 07:29:40 pm
Who cares, they were great together?

Also, maybe someone needs to have Morton hear what Bagwell was saying about him.

I don't care at all. He's the best, and I loved to see him be that garrulous.


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 07:32:29 pm
I jinxed Correa today by saying he is locked in. He is clueless tonight.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 07:38:30 pm
Top 6

Correa K's swinging on a 2-2 pitch, third time in 3 ABs.
Fister coming out after only 74 pitches--all are surprised.
MarGo, now facing David Price and turned around, lines out to left on the first pitch.
Gattis falls to 0-2, works it full, K's swinging to end the inning. 
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 07:39:02 pm
Interesting move by Farrell.

Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 07:39:55 pm
I jinxed Correa today by saying he is locked in. He is clueless tonight.

Yeah, after the last three games I was sure he was a force of nature. Tonight he seems to be guessing, and guessing wrong.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 07:43:25 pm
Well, this sucks. I wanted these guys to go into next week thinking that they had absolutely no chance.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 07:43:58 pm
Let's at least get the leprechaun out.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 07:53:40 pm
Ooops, AJ brought in August Liriano, not September Liriano. Going to try Devenski now.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 07:53:50 pm
Well, this sucks. I wanted these guys to go into next week thinking that they had absolutely no chance.

Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 07:56:05 pm
Good luck with that.

Yeah, I was telling my wife that the players themselves have played so many games and seen so many things that they probably carry much from one game to the next. But I can still hope.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 07:58:35 pm
Bottom 6

Rajai Davis singles up the middle on the first pitch. 29 steals on the old season.
Bogaerts (with Liriano warming) doubles into left; Davis stops at third. Here come the Sawx.
Pedroia dinks a grounder for an RBI to Altuve. One down, one in, Bogaerts to third, and Liriano coming in.
Benintendi--infield in--quickly down 0-2, K's swinging.
Infield backs up. Sparks thought maybe...and yes, Betts is walked intentionally. Strohm to the mound.
Always seems like Moreland hits well against us.
Moreland, runners on the corners, two outs, ahead 3-0, Devo warming, watches Betts steal second (nice pick of the short-hop by Correa), 3-1, walks to load the bases. AJ out again. Enter Devo.
Hanley Ramirez (3-3 all time against Devo) grounds into a 6-4 FC. Whew!

3-2 Astronauts
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 08:07:48 pm
Yeah, I was telling my wife that the players themselves have played so many games and seen so many things that they probably carry much from one game to the next. But I can still hope.

You shouldn’t.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:09:03 pm
Top 7

Beltran reaches on an E5 on a hard-hit grounder Devers couldn't hang onto.
Yuli pops out foul of first base.
Fisher K's swinging on a 2-2.
Springer pops out to an in-sprinting Betts in right field.
Nothing doing. Price from the bullpen is impressive. Glad we're getting to see it now.

Still 3-2.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:15:16 pm
Bottom 7

Devers pops out foul to Yuli.
Sandy Leon K's swinging on a full-count change-up.
Davis K's swinging on an 0-2 slider.
Devo in control!

Still 3-2
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:25:54 pm
Top 8

Addison Reed in for Price.
Bregman, leading off, flares one for an out to left.
Altuve grounds out 6-3.
Correa walks. Advances to second on a PB.
MarGo  IBB'd after the PB.
Gattis unluckily smashes into a 5-4 FC on a nice play by Devers and Pedroia.
Shitfuck.

Still 3-2. Harris coming in?
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Aussie Astro on September 29, 2017, 08:31:10 pm
Apparently 3 strikes isn't enough to get Pedroia
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 08:34:04 pm
 Centeno packed the cannon.


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:35:51 pm
Bottom 8

Yep, Harris.
Bogaerts K's on an unchecked swing in 4 pitches; is pissed.
Pedroia (Kimbrel warming) walks.
Benintendi (Brock Holt pinch-running for Pedroia) K's swinging on the 4th pitch.
Betts watches as Holt is thrown out by Centeno on a pitch in the dirt. This may be overturned. Red Sox challenging.
He's out!

Still 3-2.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:36:36 pm
Centeno packed the cannon.


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I think he just got into the game too, no? AJ looking smart as fuck.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 08:37:13 pm
Playoff game
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: MRaup on September 29, 2017, 08:42:43 pm
NY is going to fuck this call up.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: MRaup on September 29, 2017, 08:43:03 pm
NY is going to fuck this call up.

What a fucking joke. That tag wasn't even that close.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:48:31 pm
Top 9

Some insurance would be grand.
Beltran, facing Kimbrel, hammers a single up the middle.
Maybin runs for Beltran.
The Kimbrel: a bird of prey.
Yuli up. Maybin attracting notice. Maybin thrown out stealing.
Astros challenging. I think he's safe. Nope, out. That bites. I think he made it.
Giles warming.
Yuli grounds out 6-3.
Fisher, full count, takes strike 3.

Still 3-2.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: MRaup on September 29, 2017, 08:49:26 pm
I sure am glad that this last series is a reminder that Joe West is still an umpire and not doubling as a turkey for the Today Show around Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 08:50:41 pm
I sure am glad that this last series is a reminder that Joe West is still an umpire and not doubling as a turkey for the Today Show around Thanksgiving.

Get used to it. Any close call is going to go to the East Coast team in the postseason.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 08:55:19 pm
Super Marwin with the grab in LF.

HanRam up with the final chance for the Red Sox.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Col. Sphinx Drummond on September 29, 2017, 08:57:05 pm
Marwin has made good plays in LF.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: hostros7 on September 29, 2017, 08:57:26 pm
100!


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Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 08:57:42 pm
Ramirez doubles with 2 out. Nothing's ever easy. Chris Young in as the pinch runner.

But Devers grounds out 4-3 on the first pitch!

100 wins for the Astros!!! And the Red Sox are still wondering whether they'll win their division!
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:57:47 pm
Bottom 9

Giles in.
Betts, down 0-2 on a pair of sliders, grounds out 6-3.
Moreland, seeing nothing but sliders thru 1-2, 2-2, lines the first fastball he sees to MarGo for the second out.
Ramirez, seeing nothing but triple digit heat thru 0-2, groundball doubles on a hanging slider into left.
Chris Young pinch running.
Devers grounds out 4-3!

Win 100!
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Aussie Astro on September 29, 2017, 08:58:18 pm
Ton up - good times!
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Texifornia on September 29, 2017, 08:58:27 pm
100!


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!!!!!
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Knoxbanedoodle on September 29, 2017, 08:59:16 pm
Outstanding effort by the bullpen. Good defense. Great win.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Astros Fan in Big D on September 29, 2017, 09:00:07 pm
¡Cien!
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 09:00:40 pm
Bury the slider, Kenny.Great win!
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: HudsonHawk on September 29, 2017, 09:01:46 pm
So the good news:  while I've been out of the country the last couple of weeks, the Astros are 13-2.

The bad news:  I land back in Houston in about an hour.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 09:04:33 pm
If Peacock starts, I’d think
seriously about Morton in the pen. He can dominate for 6-9 outs.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 09:07:18 pm
If Peacjock starts, I’d think
seriously about Morton in the pen. He can dominate for 6-9 outs.

I think I'd flop that order, but I would definitely think about using them as a tandem.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: HudsonHawk on September 29, 2017, 09:08:28 pm
If Peacjock starts, I’d think
seriously about Morton in the pen. He can dominate for 6-9 outs.

I like what you said a few days ago about him. He wants the ball. Also the quote I saw I from him about seizing the opportunity. He seems to grasp the situation and has the fire.  Not everyone has that mentality.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Aussie Astro on September 29, 2017, 09:11:01 pm
So the good news:  while I've been out of the country the last couple of weeks, the Astros are 13-2.

The bad news:  I land back in Houston in about an hour.

The bad news:  If the Astros fall in a hole you will be hunted down...

The good news:  I understand you can alter the course of history if you stick enough Frito pies down you neck.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: HudsonHawk on September 29, 2017, 09:11:57 pm
The bad news:  If the Astros fall in a hole you will be hunted down...

The good news:  I understand you can alter the course of history if you stick enough Frito pies down you neck.

I'm all in.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 29, 2017, 09:21:33 pm
What a team.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: WVastro on September 29, 2017, 09:24:40 pm
So the good news:  while I've been out of the country the last couple of weeks, the Astros are 13-2.

The bad news:  I land back in Houston in about an hour.

11-3 while I was abroad but undefeated since I've been back. Also, it's good to be back.

Nice win.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: austro on September 29, 2017, 09:26:05 pm
What a team.

Definitely fun to watch.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: das on September 29, 2017, 10:06:22 pm
Definitely fun to watch.

No kidding. Sprinting to the finish line. When one or two falter, another 2 or 3 are there to pick them up.  Someone(s) are nearly always hot.

The depth on this team is unreal.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: Col. Sphinx Drummond on September 29, 2017, 10:23:16 pm
So the good news:  while I've been out of the country the last couple of weeks, the Astros are 13-2.

The bad news:  I land back in Houston in about an hour.
I leave the country on the 3rd and wont be back until the 19th, maybe the cosmic balance will somehow maintain.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: ValpoCory on September 29, 2017, 10:34:31 pm
With all due respect to the BBGs ...

Tonight's Astros win clinched home field advantage for Houston in a prospective Astros-Nationals World Series.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: ValpoCory on September 29, 2017, 10:40:05 pm
Ooops, AJ brought in August Liriano, not September Liriano. Going to try Devenski now.

Liriano got the biggest out in the game.  A good hold IMO. 
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: ValpoCory on September 29, 2017, 10:41:21 pm
I think he just got onto the playoff roster too, no? AJ looking smart as fuck.

FIFY
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: ValpoCory on September 29, 2017, 10:43:22 pm
Ramirez doubles with 2 out. Nothing's ever easy. Chris Young in as the pinch runner.

It was rough seeing that hanging slider right down Broadway on that 0-2 pitch.   Glad it was just a double.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: chuck on September 29, 2017, 10:43:51 pm
Over/under on Bagwell drinks before he got into the booth today?

12.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: chuck on September 29, 2017, 10:54:23 pm
When Bagwell is in the booth they need to tape that shit and send it straight to the Library of Congress.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 30, 2017, 06:25:55 am
When Bagwell is in the booth they need to tape that shit and send it straight to the Library of Congress.

I would love a tape of Bagwell and Blum talking baseball.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 30, 2017, 06:29:12 am
It was rough seeing that hanging slider right down Broadway on that 0-2 pitch.   Glad it was just a double.

I had this same thought. At 0-2, I said to my dog and TV, “do not hang a slider. Bury it.” Centeno went out to talk to him and, I’ll bet, said the same thing. The damn, he hung one. If Bregman has been guarding the line, it was an out, but we are lucky he hit it on the ground.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 30, 2017, 06:30:03 am
With all due respect to the BBGs ...

Tonight's Astros win clinched home field advantage for Houston in a prospective Astros-Nationals World Series.

Be careful with this crazy talk.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 30, 2017, 06:32:23 am
11-3 while I was abroad but undefeated since I've been back. Also, it's good to be back.

Nice win.

I planned my long trip for mid-November so I will not miss any baseball.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 30, 2017, 06:37:04 am
Ooops, AJ brought in August Liriano, not September Liriano. Going to try Devenski now.

I do not think so. Striking out Moreland was huge. Liriano did not get the call he should have gotten on the first pitch to Devers, missed with the next pitch FB, and he could not recover. The August version would not have Ked Moreland.
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: juliogotay on September 30, 2017, 08:47:45 am
If Peacock starts, I’d think
seriously about Morton in the pen. He can dominate for 6-9 outs.

Does is concern you that Morton hasn't pitched out of the pen this year whereas Peacock has?
Title: Re: Astros at Massholes - 9/29/17
Post by: JimR on September 30, 2017, 08:51:51 am
Does is concern you that Morton hasn't pitched out of the pen this year whereas Peacock has?

I said IF Peacock starts.

Not if he starts an inning. I probably would not have him come in with runners on.