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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« Reply #83 on: October 07, 2019, 07:22:47 pm »
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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« 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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Re: ALDS
« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2019, 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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