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Talk Zone / World Series Umpires
« on: October 21, 2019, 03:52:38 pm »
For Game 1, then rotate as usual:

HP: Alan Porter
1B: Doug Eddings
2B: Gary Cederstom
3B: James Hope
LF: Lance Barksdale
RF: Sam Holbrook
Replay Games 1-2: Jim Wolf
Replay Games 3-end: Alan Porter

Talk Zone / Looking for single ticket
« on: October 20, 2019, 09:07:04 pm »
Anyone have an extra for game 1 or 2 they need to sell?

Talk Zone / Defense
« on: October 20, 2019, 12:41:53 pm »
The defense was spectacular last night and, really, the whole series. Reddick’s scorpion catch on that sinking liner, Brantley’s double play, and Correa’s throw to first to complete the other double play were all just so what elevates this team over the others. Baserunning has been elite as well.  I love watching this team do all the little things right to win games. And Maldonado laying down the surprise bunt was superb!

Talk Zone / Today’s game
« on: September 22, 2019, 10:27:49 am »
Correa not in lineup. He was supposed to play back to back games and that was why he left game early. Probably tweaked something on that last strikeout yesterday.


Hopefully this is a winner for the Division and JV’s 20th

Talk Zone / Reymin Guduan
« on: August 04, 2019, 01:37:13 pm »

Game Zone 2019 / Astros @ Yankees 6/23
« on: June 23, 2019, 01:04:37 pm »
JV on the bump. Let’s avoid the sweep and get it back to good. 

Game Zone 2019 / Blue Jays vs Astros 6/16
« on: June 16, 2019, 03:10:14 pm »
Peacock gives up 4 runs in 5 innings and Perez gives up 7 runs (including 2 3run bombs) in the 6th.   Ex- Astro Thornton has 3 hit the offense throwing fastballs right down the middle.

Hopefully you’ve found something better to do with your afternoon.

Stubbs gets time in left field and right field in this game and Tyler White makes his 3rd relief pitching appearance, allowing a solo HR and a double in the 9th.

Astros lose 12-0 in front of a sellout crowd.

Talk Zone / Red Sox home opener
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:42:54 pm »
 Lourdes Gurriel steals home off Sale in the 4th to make it 5-2 Blue Jays

Talk Zone / Blue Jays vs. Indians
« on: April 04, 2019, 07:26:09 pm »
Bauer pitching. Through 7, all SIX of his baserunners via walks.

Talk Zone / Paxton to Yankees
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:42:39 pm »
Paxton would have been nice, but not for Whitley. Yankees send their #1 prospect LH Justus Sheffield plus #22 prospect RH Erik Swanson and OF Dom Thompson-Williams.

Talk Zone / NLCS
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:57:40 pm »
Machado 2nd inning HR off Gonzales, Dodgers lead 1-0. Woodruff in to pitch the 3rd with the pitchers spot up 1st in the bottom of the inning.

Talk Zone / Momentum and the next day’s starting pitcher
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:14:59 pm »
Red Sox starting Price in game 2 with his recent history against Yankees was definitely questionable. David Price vs Yankees This Season:

17.1 IP
23 Runs
24 Hits
11 HR
11 BB

Could be costly for Boston, their pitching seems pretty vulnerable and Yankees looking strong.

Hope Keuchel keeps the ball on the ground tomorrow and that the offense takes care of business against Mitch Kramer, I mean Clevinger, tomorrow.

Game Zone 2018 / Astros @ Giants 8/7/18
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:53:09 pm »
Why is Tyler White batting cleanup?

Talk Zone / Replica rings
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:24:06 pm »
For those of you who did not want to stand in line for the replica rings giveaway, they are giving the rings out to ALL fans in attendance at the Wednesday June 20 game vs.TB Rays

Talk Zone / World Series Film on MLB Network starting 5pm CST
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:56:26 pm »
Just saw it on twitter and set it to record on the dvr

Talk Zone / Forecast?
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:27:33 am »
100% chance of FOG!!! Bring on the MVP fog machine! Let’s do it again tomorrow!

Hubby and I will be there near the top of Sec 125 behind 1st base. We’re supposed to get clappers instead of orange rally towels so if anyone ends up with an extra towel, I would love to buy one from you!

Talk Zone / McCullers
« on: July 13, 2017, 03:21:13 pm »
#Astros-Twins pitching matchups this weekend

Friday: Morton vs. Berríos
Saturday: Musgrove vs. Santana
Sunday: Fiers vs. Gibson

From boutwells twitter.

Why not start McCullers in this series?  Especially since he did not pitch in ASG? Still nursing lower back pain?  Sorry if this has already been discussed elsewhere.

Talk Zone / FYI Craig Biggio Journey to Cooperstown
« on: April 06, 2016, 11:32:31 pm »
Tuned into Root to catch the replay and this was on instead. Definitely a better choice.

Talk Zone / Rangers Blue Jays
« on: October 14, 2015, 05:29:34 pm »
Anyone else watching?  Blue Jays tie game in 6th, Sanchez comes on in relief top 7.  2 outs Odor on 3rd, choo at plate.  Catcher Martin hits Choos bat when throwing ball back to Sanchez, ball rolls out toward 3rd, Odor scores.  Run upheld, jays fans going nuts littering the field.  Play now under review, but should stand.

Talk Zone / Sunday tickets
« on: October 06, 2015, 11:58:02 pm »
Need 2 if anyone has extras for sale!

Beer and Queso / Holy Hail, Oklahoma!
« on: May 21, 2010, 02:53:31 pm »
This really belongs in the baseball forum!

Starts a little slow, but WOW!

Talk Zone / Please tell me someone got a screen capture
« on: May 14, 2010, 04:39:46 pm »
of the 'die hard cards fan' from the other night?  Anyone?  I was hoping it was going to be included in Budgirl's recap!

Beer and Queso / any decent restaurant in or very near giddings?
« on: June 21, 2009, 09:54:49 pm »
i have to meet my mom somewhere close to there on 290 and we are looking for a place that is not fast food to grab a bite. any help will be greatly appreciated.

Beer and Queso / Recognize any of these?
« on: June 09, 2009, 01:28:55 am »

Talk Zone / St.Arnolds Astro Night
« on: March 24, 2009, 11:39:11 pm »

> Come cheer the Astros with us on April 7, the second day of the season as they prepare to beat the Chicago Cubs.  First, we will gather at the brewery starting at 4:15 PM for some pre-game refreshments.  Then, at 5:45 PM we will leave our cars at the brewery, not having to worry about parking, and ride a luxurious, unairconditioned school bus down to MinuteMaid Park.  Once there we will root for the Astros from the Bullpen Boxes and do all the other fine activities that accompany a baseball game. After the game we will board the bus and return to the brewery.  In anticipation of the question, there will be no refreshments available upon return to the brewery.  The wearing of Saint Arnold gear is encouraged.
> Event: Bus trip to Astros game vs Chicago Cubs
> Date: Tuesday, April 7
> Pregame: 4:15 PM at brewery
> Bus departure from brewery: 5:45 PM
> Bus return to brewery: After the game
> Price: $35 (includes pregame, bus roundtrip and Astros ticket)
> To make your reservations, please click on this link:
> Space is limited space.  For more information, email [email protected].
> PS: Tasty beverages will be available at more locations this year at MinuteMaid thanks to our new distributor!

Beer and Queso / YouTube
« on: August 28, 2008, 01:25:34 am »

Talk Zone / Isringhausen blowing the save in the Cubs/Cards game
« on: May 02, 2008, 10:13:20 pm »
started the 9th with a 3-1 lead....hit batsman and 2 run Soriano HR.  Tied 3-3

Talk Zone / Special occasion restaurants in Houston? non-bb
« on: December 19, 2007, 10:07:07 am »
Your favorite?  Celebrating 14th anniversary and need ideas. 

Talk Zone / Tulowitzki and Holliday B2B in the 1st...
« on: October 04, 2007, 02:13:55 pm »
Rockies take an early 2-0 lead.

Talk Zone / AT&T U-Verse (Non-BB obviously)
« on: September 04, 2007, 04:12:50 pm »
Anyone using this service for cable TV/internet?  Are you happy with the channel lineup, HD channels, and DVR?  We just moved into a new house and we are trying to decide between sticking with Comcast (we had to leave DirecTV which we were happy with and use digital cable while we were in our apartment waiting for them to finish the new house), going back to DirecTV, or trying out this new U-Verse dealio.

What say the masses?  Please help!

Talk Zone / Cubs @ Nationals tonight...
« on: July 03, 2007, 12:54:48 pm »
Zambrano v. Redding

« on: July 03, 2007, 11:31:47 am »
The fuck you been????

Just thought I'd ask.  He's been MIA since before 3000.

Talk Zone / Wheeler signed
« on: January 08, 2007, 06:57:25 pm »

Talk Zone / Zumaya
« on: October 05, 2006, 05:01:48 pm »

He's blowing it by the middle of the Yanquis lineup at 100-103.

Talk Zone / Nuke LaLoosh
« on: October 04, 2006, 07:12:43 pm »
Hey Meat, I didn't know you were a Pond Scum Fan?

Tim Robbins is being interviewed in the booth.

Talk Zone / WTF? (Mets/Dodgers)
« on: October 04, 2006, 05:40:09 pm »
Kent on 2nd, Drew on 1st, no out.  Batter hits deep right field that Green plays off the wall and throws to the cutoff man - he throws home to get kent who got a late start off 2nd, then Drew right behind him (where was he going?) is thrown out at the plate too.

Talk Zone / Speaking of meaningful baseball on Tuesday
« on: September 29, 2006, 06:18:28 pm »

(sorry about the caps, but I copy and pasted from the email)

Talk Zone / Astros/Phillies game - did anyone else see this?
« on: September 27, 2006, 02:31:19 am »
Right before Howard hit his two run single, I guess there was a coaching visit to the mound for Wandy and the cameras were panning the crowd in the stands - there was this guy in the crowd that looked like he had the shit beat out him.  He had a HUGE black eye and another bruise on his face.  It was hilarious, I wish there was a way to get it from my Tivo to here.

Talk Zone / JimR
« on: September 26, 2006, 04:06:50 pm »
Matt Belisle making his first start of the season (after 28 relief appearances) against Dontrelle Willis and the Marlins.

The Link

Talk Zone / Sampson gets the nod.
« on: September 25, 2006, 05:03:22 pm »

Talk Zone / Ausmus is no cheap date
« on: August 30, 2006, 04:34:09 am »
Budgirl, if you're the one that spent $9500 for dinner with Ausmus, I sure hope he puts out!

"Rousing success: The 16th annual "Black Ties and Baseball Caps" wives gala, which took place Monday night at Minute Maid Park, raised $525,000 for the Houston Area Women's Center.

Among the most sought-after items in the live and silent auctions were two National League Championship rings, which reportedly went for $18,000 each.

Also up for grabs were two dinners with Phil Garner, which sold for five grand each. But dinner with Ausmus? That went for a cool $9,500. Garner feigned jealousy on that one.

"I'm benching [him]," Garner said."

 The Link

Talk Zone / Homo Okha
« on: August 30, 2006, 03:18:37 am »
I know Pravata touched on it in the recap, but WTF?  What a gutless turd.  Such a terrible way for Willy's streak to end.  He should pitch against the Astros again on Sept 8 and I hope he gets one in his ribs in his first AB that night.

Talk Zone / Cards sign Vizcaino
« on: August 23, 2006, 03:06:46 pm »

Talk Zone / Borkowski
« on: August 16, 2006, 02:16:34 am »
Major props.

They just said 47 pitches...39 strikes, 8 balls.

Another K.  He needs a nickname.  He's earned it.

Talk Zone / We may have to use Lane if this goes much longer.
« on: August 16, 2006, 01:53:34 am »
He has thrown a bullpen session this Monday before the game.

The Link

Talk Zone / Lane
« on: July 14, 2006, 04:25:03 pm »
Started in CF last night for the Express.  Did anyone see it?  How did he look in CF?  I read the gameday box - he went 0-3 with 2 Ks.  He reached on an error and scored one run and had 2 sac flies.  Cody Ransom had the big night with 2 HR and 5 RBI as they beat New Orleans 8-4.

Talk Zone / Gaetti out, Sean Berry in???
« on: July 12, 2006, 11:09:24 pm »

The Link

Talk Zone / Cards get Weaver
« on: July 06, 2006, 02:50:33 am »

Talk Zone / Barrett suspension upheld
« on: June 19, 2006, 05:49:20 pm »

Talk Zone / A post for Limey
« on: June 10, 2006, 03:54:19 pm »
World in Motion by New Order

Loves got the world in motion
And I know what we can do
Loves got the world in motion
And I can't believe its true

You've got to hold and give
But do it at the right time
You can be slow or fast
But you must get to the line
They'll always hit you and hurt you
Defend and attack
Theres only one way to beat them
Get round the back
Catch me if you can
Cos' I'm the England man
And what you're looking at
Is the master plan
We ain't no hooligans
This ain't a football song
Three lions on my chest
I know we can't go wrong

We're playing for England {En-ge-land!}
We're playing the song
We're singing for England {En-ge-land!}
Arrivederci its one one one

England def. Paraguay 1-0 and on Gamarra's own goal...I'd hate to be that poor guy right now.

Talk Zone / Rumor on cards board...
« on: June 08, 2006, 12:08:46 am »
Astros close to acquiring Carlos Lee for Jason Hirsch?

I have not seen anything on it, so it's probably bogus. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything.

Talk Zone / Defense
« on: June 05, 2006, 09:41:39 pm »

And has Ausmus thrown out ANYONE this year?

Talk Zone / Jose' Cruz's son missing
« on: May 31, 2006, 04:54:09 am »

Talk Zone / Anyone else watching the Cubs/Braves?
« on: May 26, 2006, 06:26:21 pm »
Zambrano walks 4 in the 1st for a 1-0 braves lead then proceeds to no-hit them until the 7th.  Cubs take a 5-3 lead into the 9th.  Dempster on loads the bases on 2 singles and a walk, then walks in a run with nobody out. He strikes Chippah out, then on a 3-1 pitch Andruw Jones sends it deep to center.  Tying run scores on the sacrifice, but Neifi bobbles the return throw to the infield and the runner on 2nd scores as Neifi makes his 2nd error on the throw that sails over Barrett's head as the go ahead run scores!  Schadenfreude!!!  Final now, Atl 6 Chi 5.  OUCH.

Talk Zone / Barrett gets 10 game suspension
« on: May 26, 2006, 12:09:50 pm »

Talk Zone / For Budgirl
« on: April 23, 2006, 03:23:18 am »

Talk Zone / Real Men Of Genius
« on: April 20, 2006, 11:20:21 am »
Real (funny) Men of Genius: One of the highlights of Tuesday's game occurred prior to the top of the seventh inning, when the Real Men of Genius guys -- singer Pete Stacker and voiceover lyricist Dave Bickler -- recorded a new commercial on the field.

The "song" focused on the train that runs on the tracks above the outfield at Minute Maid Park, and its conductor, Bobby Vasquez.

The lyrics, with Stacker's musical interjections in parenthesis:
Bud Light presents Real Men of Genius
Today, we salute Mr. Houston Astro train conductor guy
Go ahead everybody, wave at him ... he thinks he's a real conductor
(In his bib overalls)
Wait a minute, those are not giant pumpkins. Those are enormous oranges. At least two hundred large glasses each.
Every time there's a home team homer, he drives the same three hundred feet, end to end, non-stop
(How does he do it?)
So crack open a nice cold Bud Light and toast the train conductor, for the National League Champion Houston Astros.
(Stand up and cheer for your champions)
Bud Light beer, Anheuser-Busch, Houston, Texas

The Link

Talk Zone / Ring Ceremony Tonight
« on: April 04, 2006, 01:22:27 pm »
Anyone going?  Well, I cannot make it for reasons beyond my control, but will be forever indebted to the good soul that procures me one of those replica rings.  I know they're probably cheesy, but gosh darnit, I want one anyway!  

I beg of thee, BRING ME THE BLING!

Talk Zone / Visiting San Francisco (Non BB)
« on: February 15, 2006, 08:35:58 am »
We will be visiting my brother who works at Stanford Hospital - For those of you (Lissi, Bizidy, etc.) that live in the Bay area or have been frequent visitors, could you pass along any must-do tips for sightseeing and restaurants.  We have been before and have done many of the typical tourist destinations.  We stayed in both San Fran and Monterrey previously.  We have seen the (Formerly Known As) SBC Park, Muir Woods , visited some wineries, Sausalito, driven the pacific coast hwy and 17 mile drive into Carmel, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard St., Golden Gate, and various sightseeing in the city (chinatown and other neighborhoods). Some of these we will do again, but would like a heads up on the local's opinion of what to do.  And what about restaurants?  Any favorites?  We have been to many of the popular tourist ones, some good, some bad.  (Stinking Rose, Cliff House for breakfast, Scoma's (not worth it), Boudin's, Buena Vista Cafe, Hogsbreath Saloon, some very average place in Chinatown).  Anyway, we thought we might get some insider info and add some places we might not have known about otherwise (or cross off places we shouldn't waste our time with). Appreciate any input!

Talk Zone / If Roger retires, he won't be a Wal Mart greeter...
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:06:44 pm »
The Link

And this is something that could keep him very busy for a bit, like until May.

Talk Zone / Phillies choose Gilick
« on: November 02, 2005, 02:16:42 am »
The Link

Hunsicker to D-Rays?

Talk Zone / Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, Big & Rich
« on: October 25, 2005, 04:01:28 am »
That's the best MLB could do for Anthem singers?

The Link

Talk Zone / WOOHOO! I'm a second chance winner!
« on: October 20, 2005, 07:37:28 pm »
Check your emails folks!  This is what we got:

 Dear Troy,
Great News! You have been selected in a 2nd chance drawing to purchase tickets (based on availability) for World Series games at Minute Maid Park. We have taken extensive measures to ensure that as many fans as possible have the opportunity to purchase these highly sought-after tickets. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THIS ENTIRE E-MAIL TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION. This first-come, first-served online opportunity begins at 10 a.m. CT and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 21, while supplies last.

Please note that available ticket inventory will be limited to pairs, scattered single seats and standing-room-only. THIS IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED SALE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

To purchase tickets:
Select the game you would like to purchase tickets for.
Enter the World Series ticket opportunity password listed below into the Random Drawing Full Price Ticket box.
Continue through the purchase path and complete your transaction.
Please note: During the transaction you will be required to either login or create a new account. If you already have an account, please use your normal login username and password. If you need to create an account, please use a password of your choice.

The password provided in this e-mail is needed to access the ticket inventory.


The e-mail address information you enter during the ordering process MUST MATCH THE E-MAIL ADDRESS USED WHEN YOU REGISTERED. Orders with non-matching e-mail addresses may be cancelled.

You are allowed to purchase a total of four (4) tickets to one of the potential Houston World Series games or tickets for multiple Minute Maid Park World Series games adding up to a total of four (4). All sales are final. Your password will be valid for the purchase of four tickets. While your password will be valid for the purchase of four tickets, these tickets may not be contiguous or may be Standing-Room-Only (no seat provided). Since this is a first-come, first-served sale, you may experience a virtual waiting room after logging in. Ticket purchases that exceed posted ticket limits will be cancelled.

Please click on the "Buy Tickets" link for whichever World Series game you would like to purchase tickets to and then enter the password listed above to purchase up to four tickets for the game you selected.

World Series Game 3 - Home Game #1 - Tuesday, Oct. 25

World Series Game 4 - Home Game #2 - Wednesday, Oct. 26

World Series Game 5 - Home Game #3 - Thursday, Oct. 27*

*if necessary

World Series ticket prices, as established by Major League Baseball, are as follows: Club Level - $185, Dugout Boxes $185, Field Boxes - $185,
Crawford Boxes - $185, Bullpen Boxes - $150, Terrace Deck - $125,
Mezzanine - $125, View Deck - $125, Standing Room - $45.

Thanks for participating. We look forward to seeing you at Minute Maid Park! All dates and times are announced and subject to change by Major League Baseball.

Talk Zone / Now THAT was Fuckin' Huge~tm!!! (WARNING: looong post)
« on: October 10, 2005, 08:33:50 pm »
Which part?  Let's see:

The part where at 5pm Saturday my girlfriend calls and says, "Hey I have 2 extra tickets for $40 each to the game tomorrow and you've got first dibs, you interested?" Of COURSE I'M INTERESTED!  "Where, may I ask, are the seats?" "Section 152, Row 12, seats 1 & 2."  For.$40.Each.  SWEET!!!

Ok, fast forward to the part where we are down 5-1, wait, no, make that 6-1 after Wandy gives up the solo HR to McCann in the 8th and a guy gets up to leave (we had to get up a buhzillion freakin times for these people since we were the end seats).  Anyways, this guy is leaving and I say to him "Hey, you are going to miss a great comeback".  My friends laugh at my naivete', because SURELY we cannot come back from a 5 run deficit to beat these Braves.  I say to them, "you'll see".

Now comes the part where Hudson starts 8th inning.  I have been watching the pitch count board that is directly above my head and to the left. Please, guys, work the count.  Surely you can get to their bullpen, but you have to get Hudson out of there.  Brad Ausmus working the count. He WALKS!  Bruntlett gets on....FINALLY!  A pitching change.  Hudson is done!  Farnsworth is in.  Biggio grounds into a force out.  Darn.  Umps making calls left and right that the Braves were pulled off the bag.  I cannot tell if they are good calls or not from straight down the right field line, but I am on my feet rooting for the impossible anyway.  Now the part where Luke Scott patiently takes the walk Farnsworth was willing to give him with Berkman on deck.  I loved that part.

Now comes the part that I believe has torn something open in my throat, it may be bleeding, but I'm feeling no pain. BERKMAN!!!  

This is the part that I am thinking Damn Wandy, that still leaves us down by one.  Still only one out, can MoBerg make it B2B?  No, he K's.  Lamb, you game?  Flyout.  But the crowd is back into it and you can tell they believe.

Then the part where Qualls gets em out with the help of a double play and we go to the bottom of the 9th.  Lane, Viz, and Ausmus due.  Come on, Lane, I yell, BE the X-Factor!  Uh oh. Groundout.  Viz K.  I tell my husband it can't end like THIS.  Not after Berkman's grand slam got us this close.  No way.  My friend's husband sees Ausmus stroll into the box.  He's pointing and telling me in no uncertain terms "THIS IS A MANAGERIAL MISTAKE, YOU CANNOT LET AUSMUS BAT HERE".  I tell him Garner has no one left with any power on the bench.  He says what about Bagwell?  I say but Bagwell's shoulder's just not strong enough - he cannot hit it out.  And he says "AND AUSMUS CAN?".  I say emphatically Well, he has before!  Then BAM!  NO FREAKING WAY.  My favorite part so far!  BRAD AUSMUS.  I smile at Brad's big F YOU to Barzilla.  The BBG's REALLY DO CARE!  

10th - The part where we were screaming our heads off after Berkman's double.  Intentional pass to MoBerg.  Is it possible?  A cinderella story by our very own Bagwell.  But it was not to be.  

11th & 12th - Here Comes The Pain.  The part where Brad F'n Lidge is in the game, and even though they put on a couple or three runners and stole a few bags, I knew OUR closer would get the job done.  He did not disappoint.

13th-15th - OHMYGOD!  The part where Dan Wheeler comes in and shows Bobby Cox what a REAL bullpen is made of. 3 innings, 55! pitches, and a ton of heart.  I love this man.  

Bottom 15 - This is the part where Roger Clemens makes his way downfield to the dugout from the bullpen.  Biggio walks.  Clemens comes in to PH for Wheels.  I am thinking, HOLY CRAP, WHAT IF CLEMENS HITS A WALKOFF HOMERUN???  My husband says no, I'm sure he will just sacrifice.  D'oh!  He does just that and gives MoBerg another crack and putting this one in the win column for the good guys, but he hits into a double play and we go to the 16th.

16th-18th - This is the part where Clemens forgets about his sore back and his ailing hammy.  This is the part where Clemens forgets that he JUST pitched Thursday in our game 2 loss to these very Atlanta Braves.  TThis IS the part where Clemens remembers McCann beating him with a three run homer in said game.  This is the part where Clemens remembers last year's game 7 of the NLCS.  This is the part where Clemens remembers that this year is OUR year.  Save a double by Jordan and a throwing error by Viz to our newly minted 1st baseman RAUL CHAVEZ, Clemens dominates this Braves lineup and this is the part where I am thinking is C'mon Astros, get this man the win! This was the part where the 43-year-old Clemens threw 44 pitches in his first relief appearance in 21 years.  This is the part where I feel there is no going back.  And I don't just mean to Atlanta for game 5.  We HAVE to win this game. My friends are asking me if Pettitte will pitch next.  I say no, Pettitte is pitching Wednesday.

Bottom 18 - This is the part where Clemens comes up to lead off.  There is no one to pinch hit except for Roy O or Pettitte.  Clemens is swinging for the downs, but comes up empty and strikes out.  Burke is up. 2-0 count. Now here is the part that is Fuckin' HUGE.  Burke sends the next pitch into the Crawford boxes.  This is the part we have been waiting 18 record setting innings to finally see.  This is the part where the fans and the team have forgotten how exhausted they all are and are jumping and screaming and hugging and yelling!  This is the part where we send the Braves home and we get our NLCS rematch with the Cards, this time with the luxury of setting up our rotation.  This is the part that is the best part of all - Houston Astros postseason baseball.

Talk Zone / Roster
« on: October 04, 2005, 11:53:59 pm »
Pitchers: Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Brandon Backe, Roger Clemens, Mike Gallo, Brad Lidge, Chad Qualls, Rodriguez, Russ Springer and Dan Wheeler

Catchers: Brad Ausmus and Raul Chavez

Infielders: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Eric Bruntlett, Chris Burke, Morgan Ensberg, Adam Everett, Mike Lamb, Jose Vizcaino

Outfielders: Lance Berkman, Jason Lane, Orlando Palmeiro, Scott and Willy Taveras

I also read the team will travel with 29 players - Astacio, Gipson, Quintero, and Burns will join those on the 25 man roster.

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