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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 7/17/19
« on: Today at 06:40:43 am »
https://twitter.com/SlangsOnSports/status/1151715485848915968?s=19

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The Angels entered tonight with a 20.0% whiff rate at the plate, lowest in MLB

Gerrit Cole induced 24 swings & misses, the most by any pitcher vs LAA in a game this season.

It's his 2nd outing w/more than 15 whiffs vs the Angels this year. No other pitcher has done it even once

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 7/17/19
« on: Yesterday at 10:47:07 pm »
Eschenfelder had no clue that a ball over the line is a home run.


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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 7/17/19
« on: Yesterday at 10:46:38 pm »
Vaunting

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 7/17/19
« on: Yesterday at 10:20:59 pm »
Chirinos has reverted to form.

Throw it chin high 3 times and he'll be walking back to the dugout.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: Yesterday at 07:45:11 pm »
It dawned on me that the plural of fracas is fricassees.

Duh.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: Yesterday at 06:34:56 pm »
On a semi-related note,  I wish MLB would institute an automatic suspension for bullpen personnel running in for these fracases (fracasi? fracaseses? ).

It's an enormous waste of everyone's time,  and they constitute a potentially dangerous second wave in the case of an actual brawl.

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Talk Zone / Re: 2019 Trade Deadline Talk
« on: Yesterday at 10:46:37 am »
Something needs to happen ASAP before the rotation rolls back to 4 and 5.

The schedule has worked against them with this dilemma.   In the middle of 14 straight games post ASB.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: Yesterday at 10:23:26 am »
Ramirez can't admit to doing it intentionally.  Everyone knew what was up.  Jake said so after the game, as did Hinch.  Hinch mentioned the location thing as well, but other than that, it's boys being boys.

The correct response is "it just got away from me." 

No admission,  everyone move along. 

Ultimately it's a quibble on my part.   I don't think Ramirez should be suspended but he probably will be.

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"I was just trying to sneak a fastball by him,” said Ramirez. “I threw two sliders away. I think the scouting report on me is I might sneak a fastball in there after a couple offspeed pitches. I tried to sneak one by him in, and it just got away from me.

“They’re a good team so I wasn’t trying to give them any sort of chance. They get a baserunner on, they’re a pretty good team. They get a rally going pretty good. That’s the last thing I was trying to do.”

 https://www.mlb.com/news/jake-marisnick-hit-by-pitch-in-astros-loss-to-angels

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: Yesterday at 09:47:19 am »
The only issue I have with Ramirez was the location- control your shit- and the ridiculous lying he did after the game.

There are ways to say it wasn't on purpose while still owning it.

But I agree: it's done,  that should be it.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: Yesterday at 12:02:31 am »
Can't someone adjust the field mic so that we don't hear that loudmouthed idiot who's yelling after every pitch?

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:43:20 pm »
For those who missed it,  Jake was nailed by a 90 mph pitch that hit him on the M on his nameplate.

He promptly ran to first without looking over to the Angels.


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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:40:13 pm »
Felt bad for Jake there. 

He took his medicine like a pro.  Pujols on the other hand needs to ditch his rabbit ears and drop the tough guy act.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:16:28 pm »
Smith is a bullpen addition that didn't require a trade (this year), and McHugh has looked good since returning.

Osuna
Pressly
Harris
McHugh
Rondon
James
Smith
Devo

If we're talking regular season, which is all we should talk because nothing has been won yet,  then the pen to me looks like much,  much less of an issue than that elusive starter.

And I only say starter in the singular because we haven't been told what Peacock's situation is.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:29:14 pm »
For sure. Very frustrating to basically give up 1½ games worth of runs in the 1st inning

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I think every spot in the rotation has had a first inning implosion (or 2) this season.

So frustrating.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:16:48 pm »
One good starter can go a long way towards fixing it. Peacock coming back at some point would get you back to 5 solid starters

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Bingo

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros Without Pitchers at Angels, 7/16/19
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:46:53 pm »
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?


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Yes.

Yes it was.

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Talk Zone / Re: Does census trend = RIP OWA?
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:36:16 am »
We do need new blood but I really appreciate the people who make this site run and plan to be here another twenty years.

Amen.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 07-15-2019
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:50:52 am »
AJ is clearly out of patience with Framber. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-insider-Framber-Valdez-runs-out-of-time-14098173.php


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Toward the end of a two-minute postgame news conference, Hinch was asked if he would "consider using an opener for Framber again."

"I'm not sure Framber gets another shot at the rotation," the manager interrupted.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 07-15-2019
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:57:37 am »
I agree Jim. You can’t tell me that before Sneed was sent down Luhnow didn’t check with the medical staff to get their opinion on where things stood with Peacock returning. You know he did and you know they told him everything looked on track. It is bad luck for us at a REALLY bad time.


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Not masseuse cracking your ribs bad luck,  but bad luck for sure.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: Astros vs Angels 07-15-2019
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:45:55 am »
Managing the schedule is important too.

The big picture is if we all know they need a starter,  so do their potential trade partners (and cock blocking playoff contenders).

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