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Re: Off day question
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2019, 06:13:11 pm »
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2019, 06:14:59 pm »
I thought it would be the 2019 team by a bigger margin.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2019, 11:48:43 am »
I had to calculate on an abacus and with beans. We were too poor for a fancy slide-rule.

That's why Pythagoreans wouldn't eat beans: they were far too valuable for calculations.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2019, 12:09:07 pm »
That's why Pythagoreans wouldn't eat beans: they were far too valuable for calculations.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2019, 04:15:16 pm »
I thought it would be the 2019 team by a bigger margin.

The more we discussed, the more I remembered, holy shit that 98 team was good.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2019, 04:43:23 pm »
The more we discussed, the more I remembered, holy shit that 98 team was good.

I was devastated they did not proceed deeper into the post-season.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2019, 05:04:31 pm »
I was devastated they did not proceed deeper into the post-season.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2019, 05:06:38 pm »
Two words: Kevin Brown

Yep. Hell, it could happen again. You get a hot pitcher twice in a post-season series.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2019, 05:10:10 pm »
Yep. Hell, it could happen again. You get a hot pitcher twice in a post-season series.

Just like my Blues rode a red hot goalie to Lord Stanley's Cup.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2019, 05:43:30 pm »
I was devastated they did not proceed deeper into the post-season.

Devastated sums it up.

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2019, 06:13:11 pm »
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2019, 11:57:49 am »
2019 Astros are 3rd in the AL with 5.39 R/G. (high probability of going up if you look at schedule)
2004 Astros were 6th in the NL with 4.96 R/G
1998 Astros were 1st in the NL with 5.40 R/G

I would expect the current team to surpass them if they stay at full steam, but 1998 is awfully close.

Also, not part of the question, but
2017 Astros were 1st in the AL with 5.53 R/G

I wanted to see what the update was on this after yesterday's game and the Astros are up to 5.65 Runs/Game; however, that's only 4th in the AL this year behind Min (5.83), NYY (5.78) and Bos (5.69).

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Re: Off day question
« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2019, 12:03:24 pm »
I wanted to see what the update was on this after yesterday's game and the Astros are up to 5.65 Runs/Game; however, that's only 4th in the AL this year behind Min (5.83), NYY (5.78) and Bos (5.69).

I wonder what the powers-that-be will do to the baseball this off-season, and what it will mean for different kinds of teams.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2019, 01:09:47 pm »
The Astros now have the highest run differential in the majors (+240).

The Astros second half run differential alone (+149) would be good for fifth place in the majors overall. 

2019 Run Differentials
1. Astros (240)
2. Dodgers (233)
3. Yankees (169)
4. Twins (168)
5.  Astros in 2nd Half (149)
6. Athletics (138)
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2019, 01:35:32 pm »
The Astros now have the highest run differential in the majors (+240).

The Astros second half run differential alone (+149) would be good for fifth place in the majors overall. 

2019 Run Differentials
1. Astros (240)
2. Dodgers (233)
3. Yankees (169)
4. Twins (168)
5.  Astros in 2nd Half (149)
6. Athletics (138)

And the best lineup has not been altogether in some time.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2019, 01:38:49 pm »
And the best lineup has not been altogether in some time.

Sure, but how would you like to read one of these dozen articles about the woe-is-me Yankees instead? Surely you're really a Yankees fan? Everybody wants the Yankees to win, right?
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2019, 04:37:48 pm »
Bonds is the best hitter I've seen. The juice, as far as I know, does not improve his strike zone judgement or contact. Presumably, it did improve his exit velocity somewhat.

2019 over 1998 by a whisker. The thing that impresses me about the 2019 team is how productive the offense has been with multiple starters out for injury. Currently, two major offense producing starters are out in Yuli and Carlos and they still overwhelm almost any offense in the AL.

In October, insha'baseballa, a healthy and dialed in 2019 Astro lineup will inspire dread in opposing pitchers.
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Re: Off day question
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2019, 05:57:45 pm »
Sure, but how would you like to read one of these dozen articles about the woe-is-me Yankees instead? Surely you're really a Yankees fan? Everybody wants the Yankees to win, right?

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Off day question
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2019, 06:45:32 pm »
The terms baseball fan and Yankee fan are synonymous. You are not a baseball fan unless you are a Yankee fan. 
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