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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2019, 04:19:03 pm »
I hope Jake brought his khakis.
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« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2019, 04:36:55 pm »
I hope Jake brought his khakis.

Chandler Rome notes that Jake is a career 4-for-5 against Corbin.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2019, 06:16:33 pm »

No surprise, Corbin has been especially tough on lefties this year.  I'm sure we'll see Diaz pinch hitting tonight, probably early.

If Corbin is still in Grienke should pinch hit.
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« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2019, 06:23:46 pm »
I didn't think Marisnick could go 4-5 against me.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2019, 11:45:38 pm »
The series thus far: Tied at two games each
Washington: 19 runs on 36 hits with 4 errors
Houston: 19 runs on 43 hits with 2 errors

The Nats have been a little more efficient with their run production as the Astros have left so many RISP, even in game four.

I like the Astros chances in a three game series, but the remaining games will probably be gut wrenchers with the starting pitching we will see. If the Astros can get into the Nat's bully early, I might be able to reduce my antacid consumption. BBGs willing.
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« Reply #85 on: October 27, 2019, 08:19:31 am »
So it's a best of 3 series.  We've got Cole and JV at the front end,  they've got Scherzer and Strasberg.

I'm guessing that these games will play out in a way that I wouldn't be able to guess.

What a ride.

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« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2019, 08:56:06 am »
Reading Astros County this morning, I liked this quote from Adam Eaton on Urquidy:
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When you go in with a game plan of kind of working off his scouting report and he goes the complete opposite with it, by the time you kind of make the adjustment, it's too late. He threw me three sliders in my first at-bat, and he throws it 10% of the time, so I went back scratching my head. He didn't throw me any changeups and he's supposed to throw me 40% changeup. Then I go up my next at-bat and saw a curveball, which he throws 3% of the time, then a fastball and finally threw me a changeup to get me out. When you have guys you haven't seen before, you have to go off the knowledge you have.

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« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2019, 09:02:31 am »
Also linked by AC, Richard Justice reports there really wasn't a player's meeting after Game 2:
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To be clear, they did not have a players-only team meeting after Game 2 -- unless you count a 30-second session in which Verlander and José Altuve walked through the clubhouse and said, “Keep your heads up.”

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« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2019, 10:15:44 am »
It looks like Bergman needed to practice his pose.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2019, 02:23:36 pm »
Just heard Hinch say that Alvarez will start in left field and Brantley in right. He wants all the offense he can get against Scherzer.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2019, 02:38:37 pm »
Just heard Hinch say that Alvarez will start in left field and Brantley in right. He wants all the offense he can get against Scherzer.

I would go with defense, but I am not questioning Hinch’s hunches.
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« Reply #92 on: October 27, 2019, 02:44:49 pm »
Just heard Hinch say that Alvarez will start in left field and Brantley in right. He wants all the offense he can get against Scherzer.

And Alvarez is the solution to that?
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2019, 03:24:44 pm »
And Alvarez is the solution to that?

Alvarez was 3x8 in games 1-2.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2019, 03:36:01 pm »
Holy shit! Max Scherzer cannot pitch today! Ross to start.

Neck spasms.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2019, 03:41:10 pm »
Alvarez was 3x8 in games 1-2.

Right. He has looked much better.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2019, 03:43:18 pm »
Holy shit! Max Scherzer cannot pitch today! Ross to start.

Neck spasms.

I hope our guys do not relax no matter who is pitching. It will be Ross, Hudson, Doolittle, and all hands. Treat Ross like Scherzer, and get after him.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2019, 03:43:19 pm »
Holy shit! Max Scherzer cannot pitch today! Ross to start.

Neck spasms.

Wow!
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2019, 03:45:22 pm »
I hope our guys do not relax no matter who is pitching. It will be Ross, Hudson, Doolittle, and all hands. Treat Ross like Schertzer, and get after him.
Absolutely. It makes winning this game even more important. There's a good chance Scherzer could start a Game 7.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2019, 03:51:26 pm »
Holy shit! Max Scherzer cannot pitch today! Ross to start.

Neck spasms.

This makes me nervous. This lineup does much better when they’ve seen somebody a bit and had time to study them.
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