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« on: September 30, 2019, 06:04:01 pm »
The umps for the Astros v. WC ALDS: John Tumpane, Bruce Dreckman, Mark Wegner (cc), James Hoye, Jerry Meals and D.J. Reyburn.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 06:10:59 pm »
Not a big fan of Jerry Meals.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 10:24:07 pm »
No Angel Hernandez, all good here.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 01:04:23 am »
Friday at 1:05 and Saturday at 8:07, both on FS1
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 05:40:37 am »
Friday at 1:05 and Saturday at 8:07, both on FS1

Crap, I better find that alarm clock.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 07:23:59 am »
Get your Worrell button ready. TV announcers for games 1-2 are Kenny Albert, Joe Girardi, and.... AJ Fuckhead.

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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 08:48:14 am »
Friday at 1:05 and Saturday at 8:07, both on FS1

I know it is an annual tradition to bitch about the start times of games, but this is fucking ridiculous. There are only two games on Saturday, there's no need to have one starting after 8:00. Most elementary school age kids will only be able to watch just a few innings of the first two games of the series at most.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 08:58:26 am »
I know it is an annual tradition to bitch about the start times of games, but this is fucking ridiculous. There are only two games on Saturday, there's no need to have one starting after 8:00. Most elementary school age kids will only be able to watch just a few innings of the first two games of the series at most.

They manufactured their own problem by putting both Saturday games back-to-back on FS1.  And when Yankees/Twins inevitably runs long, I'm sure they'll delay switching over to our game.

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 09:30:33 am »
They manufactured their own problem by putting both Saturday games back-to-back on FS1.  And when Yankees/Twins inevitably runs long, I'm sure they'll delay switching over to our game.

I can deal with the f'd up start times, but if they delay our game I will absolutely loose my shit!

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 10:22:57 am »
I can deal with the f'd up start times, but if they delay our game I will absolutely loose my shit!

That would be beyond the pale. They have got to find a way to do better than that. Like switching to the later game in the territories of the two teams. Or putting the late game on an alternate FOX network until the big FOX can pick it up. But since it is already on FOX1 I suppose there isn't an alternate network and it is a college football gameday. This has the possibility of being really fucked up.

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 10:29:03 am »
Get your Worrell button ready. TV announcers for games 1-2 are Kenny Albert, Joe Girardi, and.... AJ Fuckhead.

I mute the tv and pickup the Astros radio broadcast. You have to synch it up because tv is ahead of radio but that is easy with the delay tv button.

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2019, 10:32:50 am »
That would be beyond the pale. They have got to find a way to do better than that. Like switching to the later game in the territories of the two teams. Or putting the late game on an alternate FOX network until the big FOX can pick it up. But since it is already on FOX1 I suppose there isn't an alternate network and it is a college football gameday. This has the possibility of being really fucked up.

They've put them on FX before.
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 11:09:27 am »
I've got Sling for TV, but apparently they're in a dispute with Fox, so I likely won't be able to see the games on FS1.

Any recommendations on the cheapest/best alternative for watching Fox channels for the next month?
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2019, 11:12:24 am »
I've got Sling for TV, but apparently they're in a dispute with Fox, so I likely won't be able to see the games on FS1.

Any recommendations on the cheapest/best alternative for watching Fox channels for the next month?

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2019, 11:14:19 am »
Wait... that’s not 8 Eastern time?!?!?  Jesus...
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2019, 11:19:15 am »
I quit sling and moved to Youtube TV.  I would at least use the free week during this round of the playoffs.
YouTube TV, Fubo, HULU, etc. all seem to offer a free week. Try them all and then choose your favorite. I’m using FUBO TV after trying several providers, mainly because of ATT SportsNet is only on my it. Unless I’m mistaken
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2019, 11:20:55 am »
I mute the tv and pickup the Astros radio broadcast. You have to synch it up because tv is ahead of radio but that is easy with the delay tv button.
I do that too. I usually end up a little behind GameZone
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2019, 03:08:45 pm »
First I've heard of Fubo.  I think I may do YouTube from October-March (for postseason and college football) and Fubo for the regular season.
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2019, 07:31:47 am »
-The Rays won four out of seven games against Houston in 2019.
 -The Astros outscored the Rays 40-27 in 2019.
 -Tampa won three of those four games to open the 2019 season.
 -The Astros scored nine runs in those four games, and scored four runs in the last three games of that opening series combined.
 -The second HOU/TBR series was Aug 27-29. Houston won 15-1, won 8-6, and lost 9-8.
 -The Astros are 5-12 at Tropicana Field since the beginning of the 2015 season. They're 2-6 in 2018-2019.

Buckle up, folks. Tampa is a good baseball team. Their bullpen is purportedly one of the best in MLs so getting runs early is key.
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2019, 09:33:39 am »
Buckle up, folks. Tampa is a good baseball team. Their bullpen is purportedly one of the best in MLs so getting runs early is key.

Which will have to done against last year's Cy Young winner, a suddenly emergent phenom, and CFM.
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2019, 09:47:30 am »
Blake Snell's longest outing in September was 2.1 innings.  Tyler Glasnow's was 4.1.

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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2019, 10:01:06 am »
-The Rays won four out of seven games against Houston in 2019.
 -The Astros outscored the Rays 40-27 in 2019.
 -Tampa won three of those four games to open the 2019 season.
 -The Astros scored nine runs in those four games, and scored four runs in the last three games of that opening series combined.
 -The second HOU/TBR series was Aug 27-29. Houston won 15-1, won 8-6, and lost 9-8.
 -The Astros are 5-12 at Tropicana Field since the beginning of the 2015 season. They're 2-6 in 2018-2019.

Buckle up, folks. Tampa is a good baseball team. Their bullpen is purportedly one of the best in MLs so getting runs early is key.

We probably should forfeit.
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2019, 10:19:07 am »
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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2019, 10:32:52 am »
We probably should forfeit.

No doubt. I've made plans to travel outside the country where there is no baseball or even t.v.

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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2019, 11:16:12 am »
Tampa is a good baseball team. Their bullpen is purportedly one of the best in MLs so getting runs early is key.

I'd like to think it'll be 2017 all over again, when the Astros were warned before all three series the it was crucial they score early because their opponent possessed a shutdown bullpen.  The Astros proceeded to shred all three bullpens, including the three vaunted closers.
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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2019, 01:19:18 pm »
Hinch says Correa is ready to go on Friday.
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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2019, 01:20:15 pm »
Hinch says Correa is ready to go on Friday.

“Feels great and he’s ready to go... I have no concern that he's going to be able to post tomorrow.”
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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2019, 01:24:32 pm »
And Reddick is a dad. Maverick Joshua Reddick and Ryder Blaze Reddick were born yesterday.
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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2019, 01:24:58 pm »
“Feels great and he’s ready to go... I have no concern that he's going to be able to post tomorrow.”

Great news for both Correa and Reddick!

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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2019, 01:28:35 pm »
And Reddick is a dad. Maverick Joshua Reddick and Ryder Blaze Reddick were born yesterday.

Seriously?  You name one of them "Maverick" and the other one something other than "Goose"?
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« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2019, 01:38:20 pm »
Seriously?  You name one of them "Maverick" and the other one something other than "Goose"?

That would've been criminal.

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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2019, 01:41:02 pm »
Seriously?  You name one of them "Maverick" and the other one something other than "Goose"?

I was thinking Cheyenne to go along with Maverick. Or Gunsmoke.

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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2019, 01:49:25 pm »
I was thinking Cheyenne to go along with Maverick. Or Gunsmoke.

Ryder Blaze is amazing.

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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2019, 02:02:42 pm »
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2019, 04:23:30 pm »
Seriously?  You name one of them "Maverick" and the other one something other than "Goose"?

Let’s keep in mind what happened to Goose


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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2019, 08:39:19 am »
Strap on!

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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2019, 08:45:12 am »
As luck would have it, my company is upgrading its IT this weekend, and so we're shut down for the day.  I will be at Johnny McIlroy's watching the game if anyone cares to join me.

Point of order:  wear my WS Game #7 shirt, or save that powerful juju for later?
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« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2019, 08:51:05 am »
As luck would have it, my company is upgrading its IT this weekend, and so we're shut down for the day.  I will be at Johnny McIlroy's watching the game if anyone cares to join me.

Point of order:  wear my WS Game #7 shirt, or save that powerful juju for later?

I vote wear it. Hold nothing back.

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« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2019, 08:53:00 am »
As luck would have it, my company is upgrading its IT this weekend, and so we're shut down for the day.  I will be at Johnny McIlroy's watching the game if anyone cares to join me.

Point of order:  wear my WS Game #7 shirt, or save that powerful juju for later?

I have the same outfit I wore to all home games in the 2017 post season.  I did include a Springer jersey today.  I even have the same necklace on.

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« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2019, 09:08:14 am »
I'll be at game 3. Not sure what I'm going to wear but whatever it is, I hope it has good Greinke mojo.
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« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2019, 09:14:55 am »
Miley and Urquidy in. Devo, Peacock and Abreu out.

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« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2019, 09:20:06 am »
Tucker made it too.

It's time to roll.
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« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2019, 09:26:24 am »
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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2019, 10:00:39 am »
Miley and Urquidy in. Devo, Peacock and Abreu out.

https://twitter.com/JuliaMorales/status/1180120464951144455

Devo AND Peacock out surprises me.  That's some serious reliever experience missing from the team.
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« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2019, 10:04:22 am »
Devo AND Peacock out surprises me.  That's some serious reliever experience missing from the team.

Neither one is pitching particularly well at this time.

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« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2019, 10:08:47 am »
Neither one is pitching particularly well at this time.

Neither is Miley and he's coming out of the pen. Anyone know if he's done that before?
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« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2019, 10:18:10 am »
Neither is Miley and he's coming out of the pen. Anyone know if he's done that before?

That was kind of my point.  Starter/reliever mindset and pitching style is just so different.  Even with Peacock and Devo struggling a bit, they know the plan.  Miley, not so much.  Maybe he'll be a pleasant surprise.

I am wondering if the plan is to start Miley in Game 4 then flip to Urquidy if Miley starts to implode again.  And just hope that James, Rondon and Smith can fill the gaps in any pre-7th inning relief work that is necessary.
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« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2019, 10:24:52 am »
I am wondering if the plan is to start Miley in Game 4 then flip to Urquidy if Miley starts to implode again.  And just hope that James, Rondon and Smith can fill the gaps in any pre-7th inning relief work that is necessary.

I could see that if it's 2-1 Astros, of course. Verlander on 3-days rest if it's elimination.
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« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2019, 11:18:21 am »
Where's everyone getting their Frito Pie today?  I'm debating between Christian's Tailgate and State Fare.
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« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2019, 12:28:19 pm »
FWIW, I'm going with a generic Astros shirt today.  Saving my Game #7 shirt for must-win games.
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« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2019, 12:30:40 pm »
FWIW, I'm going with a generic Astros shirt today.  Saving my Game #7 shirt for must-win games.

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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2019, 12:59:09 pm »
That FS1 pregame show was hideous. Truth be told,  I only saw the last segment but it was almost impossible to endure.
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« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2019, 01:10:15 pm »
FWIW, I'm going with a generic Astros shirt today.  Saving my Game #7 shirt for must-win games.

My wife and I have both lost a lot of weight this year, and we can fit into our old Larry Dierker Hawaiian shirts. So we're going old-school.

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« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2019, 01:11:29 pm »
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« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2019, 01:16:07 pm »
I am in the middle of a field in Todd Mission, Texas. I have to see what radio can do for me.
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« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2019, 05:04:50 pm »
I have the same outfit I wore to all home games in the 2017 post season.  I did include a Springer jersey today.  I even have the same necklace on.

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« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2019, 05:09:07 pm »
when Millie our 9 year old ragdoll rescue cat laid on the couch today it was a good omen as she has a history of laying in the same place during play off games.
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« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2019, 05:09:15 pm »
I am in the middle of a field in Todd Mission, Texas. I have to see what radio can do for me.
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« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2019, 05:28:07 pm »
Had to look on the map to find Todd Mission, that's a new one for me.

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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2019, 05:39:46 pm »
Where's everyone getting their Frito Pie today?  I'm debating between Christian's Tailgate and State Fare.

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« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2019, 07:00:31 pm »
when Millie our 9 year old ragdoll rescue cat laid on the couch today it was a good omen as she has a history of laying in the same place during play off games.
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« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2019, 07:31:21 pm »
well I have egg on my face
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« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2019, 09:15:05 pm »
Texas Renaissance Festival. I work here for fun in the fall.
Badass.  It's been a while since I was there.
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« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2019, 02:20:24 pm »
Badass.  It's been a while since I was there.

Definitely going to make it out this year. It's a blast.
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« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2019, 04:17:04 pm »
Tucker starting in RF, batting 8th.

Machete catching, batting 9th.

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« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2019, 04:19:40 pm »
Tucker starting in RF, batting 8th.

Machete catching, batting 9th.

Wow.
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« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2019, 04:31:37 pm »
Wow.

Counting on a lot of strikeouts from Cole and not many balls hit to RF, I guess. 
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« Reply #67 on: October 05, 2019, 04:51:52 pm »
AJ: “He’s on this roster for a reason. Swung the bat extremely well against lefties. Think he’s earned it, needs to be utilized because he can impact the game.”
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« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2019, 05:54:51 pm »
Meanwhile the Yankees are making short work of the Twins.
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« Reply #69 on: October 05, 2019, 05:57:57 pm »
Tucker showed some pretty good defense after his call up. Looks like he covers a lot of ground and has a better than average arm. 
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« Reply #70 on: October 05, 2019, 06:05:38 pm »
I am filled with hate this time of year. I hate the Yankees.
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« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2019, 06:45:04 pm »
I am filled with hate this time of year. I hate the Yankees.

I hate them all year round without any real effort.
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« Reply #72 on: October 05, 2019, 06:48:11 pm »
Tucker showed some pretty good defense after his call up. Looks like he covers a lot of ground and has a better than average arm.
I'm hoping he shows good defense tonight!

Both my kids are in fall sports so I haven't been able to watch many games since his callup. I was able to take the fam to see the Sept 6 game against the Mariners. Tucker pulled in a leaping catching over his shoulder and a sliding catch. The fam was impressed. I wasn't.

Those barely catches were more dramatic than necessary. Both catches he took a loopy route to the ball. Glad he pulled them off for the out but it wasn't pretty outfield defense.

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« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2019, 07:13:45 pm »
I hate them all year round without any real effort.
Right. Just like breathing. I am not sure how to not hate them.
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« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2019, 07:37:26 pm »
Right. Just like breathing. I am not sure how to not hate them.

Simple.   Stop breathing.

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« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2019, 10:02:48 pm »
Machete!
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« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2019, 11:02:06 pm »
Badass.  It's been a while since I was there.

I work in the campgrounds, if you are staying for a weekend. I run the showers and the kids campfire. It is exhausting, but always fun. Y'all come by and say hello if you get a chance.
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« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2019, 11:15:06 am »
Lots of Astros representation here. Been high-fiving non-stop since I arrived.
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« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2019, 04:59:14 pm »
Lots of Astros representation here. Been high-fiving non-stop since I arrived.

So, you are to blame then.
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« Reply #79 on: October 07, 2019, 06:10:50 pm »
Today I had no frito pie and no Love Street. That will change tomorrow.
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« Reply #80 on: October 07, 2019, 06:52:59 pm »
Today I had no frito pie and no Love Street. That will change tomorrow.

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« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2019, 07:15:54 pm »
I'm off the hook.

 Judging by the score, it was a group effort. Tomorrow, I will not be an idiot and endeavor to remember whether the Astros are playing the early game and or the late game and actually watch the game.
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« Reply #82 on: October 07, 2019, 07:20:43 pm »
I'm off the hook.

Fucking noon starts coupled with that ridiculous “no beer in the office” policy...
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« Reply #83 on: October 07, 2019, 07:22:47 pm »
I walked 11 miles.

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« Reply #84 on: October 07, 2019, 08:41:47 pm »
The Yankees aren't better than us, but they're better now than they were most of the year and they're better than people have been giving them credit for. If we're lucky enough to face them again this year it's going to be intense.

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« Reply #85 on: October 08, 2019, 03:56:30 am »
The Yankees aren't better than us, but they're better now than they were most of the year and they're better than people have been giving them credit for. If we're lucky enough to face them again this year it's going to be intense.

Great point.  If Severino is healthy, he's an ace, and the Yankees bully is really only missing Betances. The Yankees hitters grind you by not swinging at bad pitches very often. Brett Gardner is still a very tough out, particularly in the playoffs. If we're lucky enough to win the Tampa Bay series, a series with the Yankees will be epic.
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« Reply #86 on: October 08, 2019, 08:13:48 am »
Fucking noon starts coupled with that ridiculous “no beer in the office” policy...

That kind of policy makes you consider a career change.


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« Reply #87 on: October 08, 2019, 03:16:51 pm »
A slightly shuffled lineup today. Brantley in the 2-hole and Altuve hitting third.
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« Reply #88 on: October 08, 2019, 03:23:26 pm »
A slightly shuffled lineup today. Brantley in the 2-hole and Altuve hitting third.
I like it. Splits up the lefties by having two rightys between each one. Forces Cash to really pick his spots when using his lefties

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« Reply #89 on: October 08, 2019, 03:24:33 pm »
I like it. Splits up the lefties by having two rightys between each one. Forces Cash to really pick his spots when using his lefties


Yep. Hinch called it his "most balanced lineup" anticipating having to work through 5 to 10 opposing pitchers.

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« Reply #90 on: October 08, 2019, 03:26:46 pm »
A slightly shuffled lineup today. Brantley in the 2-hole and Altuve hitting third.

Interesting.   Puts 2 righties between the lefties all the way the lineup.

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« Reply #91 on: October 10, 2019, 08:51:07 am »
Curious stats time:

The Astros are 1-5 at the Trop.
The D-Rays are 1-4 at MMP

In all three decided divisional series, the home team lost its elimination game. 
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« Reply #92 on: Yesterday at 02:46:48 pm »
Curious stats time:

The Astros are 1-5 at the Trop.
The D-Rays are 1-4 at MMP

In all three decided divisional series, the home team lost its elimination game.

More curious stats, this time about the impact of "possible" pitch tipping in Game #5

     AB      R        H   RBI   LOB   Avg
1     33     6       9       4       8     0.273
2     34     3     10       3       8     0.294
3     35     3       7       3       7     0.200
4     31     1       6       1       5     0.194
5     32     6       8       6       4     0.250
    165     19     40     17     32    0.242

Game #5 stats - 1st six batters (5 for 6, a 2B, 4 runs - .833 Avg);
Game #5 Stats - rest of the game (3 for 26, 2 HR, 2 runs - .115 Avg)

Game #2 - #5 stats  - 31 for 132, 13 runs - .235 Avg
Game #2 - #5 stats (excluding the 1st six AB's) 26 for 129, 9 runs, .206 Avg)

Pure conjecture, but based on their anemic hitting - essentially thru the last five games (excluding the tipping runs) - how likely would it be that the Astros have still playing today?

Kudos to whoever discovered the pitch tipping, to the batters that cashed in on those pitches, and to the pitchers have been crucial to the Astros getting to the ALCS!
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