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Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:42:33 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's tilt:

Rays

DHJohn Jaso (L)
RFGrady Sizemore (L)
3BEvan Longoria (R)
1BJames Loney (L)
2BLogan Forsythe (R)
SSA. Cabrera (S)
LFD. Jennings (R)
CFKevin Kiermaier (L)
CRene Rivera (R)

TB: Chris Archer (R)  (10-9, 2.93)

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2B Jose Altuve (R)
1B Marwin Gonzalez (S)
SS Carlos Correa (R)
RF Colby Rasmus (L)
CF Carlos Gomez (R)
DH Evan Gattis (R)
3B Luis Valbuena (L)
LF Preston Tucker (L)
C Jason Castro (L)

HOU: Collin McHugh (R)  (13-6, 4.09)
« Last Edit: August 20, 2015, 03:55:52 pm by Mr. Happy »
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 07:17:24 pm »
McHugh seems to be hitting his spots.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 07:17:48 pm »
T1:

Jaso grounds out 6-3
Sizemore bounces out 3U
Longoria flies out F8

Astros coming to the plate.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 07:24:10 pm »
Nasty slider.  That looked like a 12-6 slider.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 07:28:18 pm »
B1:

Altuve walks on four pitches
Marwin strikes out swinging
Correa strikes out looking

With Rasmus at the plate, Altuve thrown out trying to steal 2B.

No score after 1
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 07:31:09 pm »
Well HH, you really have to wonder what the umpire is thinking when he calls a strike like that.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 07:34:25 pm »
McHugh hasn't thrown a lot of curves tonight, but those were very nice.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 07:34:51 pm »
T2:

Loney grounds out 4-3
Forsythe grounds out 6-3 on a slow roller...Correa made a nice play charging and throwing on the run
Cabrera strikes out swinging

No score.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2015, 07:35:51 pm »
Well HH, you really have to wonder what the umpire is thinking when he calls a strike like that.

It's intriguing that's for sure.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 07:39:50 pm »
Archer looks like the snare drum player in a high school marching band.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 07:40:49 pm »
B2:

Rasmus, who was at the plate when Altuve was caught stealing, grounds out 4-3
Gomez grounds out 5-3
Gattis strikes out looking

No score.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2015, 07:45:54 pm »
Brownie explains that the official scorer has changed Altuve's out from a caught stealing to just a 2-6 putout.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2015, 07:53:27 pm »
whew

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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2015, 07:53:32 pm »
T3:

Jennings singles to RF
Kiermaier walks, Jenings to 2B
Rivera sac bunt, out 1-3...Jennings to 3B, Kiermaier to 2B
Jaso pops out F5
Sizemore walks after the ump missed a clear strike three
Longoria flies out F7 at the wall

No score.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2015, 07:53:51 pm »
Well HH, I think I'm ready for electronic strike calls.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2015, 07:55:31 pm »
Well HH, I think I'm ready for electronic strike calls.

Ump has been brutal tonight.  He's all over the fucking place. 
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2015, 08:00:47 pm »
B3:

Valbuena strikes out swinging
Tucker pops out F5
Castro strikes out swinging at a ball that hits his ankles

Archer has faced the minimum with five punch outs through three

No score.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2015, 08:01:20 pm »
Gotta run...someone else will have to pick up PBP
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2015, 08:05:59 pm »
Well HH, I think I'm ready for electronic strike calls.

Let PitchTracker do it. Then Ashby would know it is a correct call.

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2015, 08:07:24 pm »
Let PitchTracker do it. Then Ashby would know it is a correct call.

Tonight I'm good with that.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2015, 08:09:58 pm »
Where's Julia. 
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2015, 08:11:26 pm »
Where's Julia. 


I think he is covering the Texans.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2015, 08:14:13 pm »
Dammit, my tv feed is slow. I knew they got a run before I saw it on tv.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2015, 08:15:30 pm »
that last out was interesting.
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2015, 08:16:04 pm »
Where's Julia.

Do you not like goofy Bart Ennis?

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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2015, 08:16:50 pm »
Do you not like goofy Bart Ennis?

at least Ashby doesn't try to flirt with him.
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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2015, 08:18:03 pm »
at least Ashby doesn't try to flirt with him.

That hockey discussion wasn't flirting?
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2015, 08:18:21 pm »
That hockey discussion wasn't flirting?

were they talking about the 5 hole?
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2015, 08:19:31 pm »
were they talking about the 5 hole?

I'm not sure what it was, but there was pucking involved.
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2015, 08:20:52 pm »
And high sticking


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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2015, 08:23:51 pm »
no need to do pbp of the astros at-bats since they are being no hit through 4.

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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2015, 08:24:13 pm »
question: will the Astros set the record for most times a team is no hit in a 4 game period?


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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2015, 08:24:46 pm »
I'll do the half inning.

Chris Archer gets three more outs.  Altus, Marwin, and Correa.  Archer still looks like a high school band member, but I think I'm moving him up to the bass clarinet.
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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2015, 08:34:02 pm »
woo-hoo no-hitter gone!!!

i think gomez ends the shut-out too.
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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2015, 08:35:38 pm »
that tampa cf has a nice arm.

and i was hoping the good vibes would work for gomez.  they didn't
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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2015, 08:35:40 pm »
woo-hoo no-hitter gone!!!

i think gomez ends the shut-out too.
He tried

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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2015, 08:42:59 pm »
It's about time for the pitching staff to bust some furniture in Club Astros.
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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2015, 08:45:29 pm »
How can Ashby not know what the upcoming rotation is?  He seems so surprised.  He seems to incredibly unprepared.
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2015, 08:47:34 pm »
Cabrera, Cabrera'd.
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2015, 08:53:11 pm »
nice catch by the ball boy.
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« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2015, 09:01:40 pm »
Tucker makes a nice play and ashby still finds a way to be a negative nancy. 


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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2015, 09:07:56 pm »
Tucker makes a nice play and ashby still finds a way to be a negative nancy. 


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Especially when he keeps harping on the same damn thing.  Yes Ashby, we know you don't like them bare-handing the ball.  We know that if ONE FUCKING SEAM hits your damn strike zone, then it's a strike!!!  Where's my ice pick so I can jam it in my eye???


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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2015, 09:10:19 pm »
Especially when he keeps harping on the same damn thing.  Yes Ashby, we know you don't like them bare-handing the ball.  We know that if ONE FUCKING SEAM hits your damn strike zone, then it's a strike!!!  Where's my ice pick so I can jam it in my eye???

Not to be pedantic, but the pick will probably do more good if you jam it in your ear.
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« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2015, 09:11:54 pm »
Not to be pedantic, but the pick will probably do more good if you jam it in your ear.

I'm not looking to kill myself.  I just want to cause enough pain to forget Ashby's rantings. 

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« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2015, 09:14:08 pm »
Then just take off your shoe and kick the wall.
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« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2015, 09:14:32 pm »
Sad that I'm starting to expect Carlos to make plays like that, and then be disappointed when he doesn't.  I ask to much of him. 

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« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2015, 09:15:01 pm »
Then just take off your shoe and kick the wall.

Good call

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« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2015, 09:15:48 pm »
almost two pages w/o talking about the game.

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« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2015, 09:17:36 pm »
almost two pages w/o talking about the game.

Did you find Julia?

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« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2015, 09:20:21 pm »

Ump has been brutal tonight.  He's all over the fucking place.

Been giving Archer extra room all night, which sucks mightily considering the kid's stuff is filthy and he doesn't need the help...


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« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2015, 09:20:59 pm »

Did you find Julia?

Make sure someone checked Ashby's trunk if not.


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« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2015, 09:22:08 pm »
Been giving Archer extra room all night, which sucks mightily considering the kid's stuff is filthy and he doesn't need the help...


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« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2015, 09:22:34 pm »
Sipp hasn't allowed a run since July 5? That's pretty good.

Rays leave two on base in the top of the 8th. We're going to the bottom of the 8th with Tampa leading 1-0.
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« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2015, 09:23:24 pm »
Great job by Sipp to get out of the jam and keep it close.  Let's get some runs!!!

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« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2015, 09:23:43 pm »
Julia just bought a new house and is getting married soon, according to her Twitter account.

Sipp with a couple of cool strikeouts.

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« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2015, 09:24:01 pm »

I knew in the first inning that Colin would need a great game to compete.  He sure had it.  Just that one freaking run.

No kidding... Ugh!


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Re: Rays @ Astros August 20, 2015
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2015, 09:24:19 pm »
Julia just bought a new house and is getting married soon, according to her Twitter account.

Sipp with a couple of cool strikeouts.

You think that would stop Ashby?
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« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2015, 09:25:01 pm »
Just two runs and three outs.
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« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2015, 09:26:05 pm »
You think that would stop Ashby?

I had heard she had checked herself into a Witness Protection Program.

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« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2015, 09:27:42 pm »
It's time for CarGo to be Clutch.
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« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2015, 09:28:11 pm »
I wish that Gomez to the Mets deal had worked out.

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« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2015, 09:34:23 pm »
almost two pages w/o talking about the game.

Not much to be said.  Astros pitching has been brilliant.  Archer has been more brillianter.  It's going to be a long weekend.
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« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2015, 09:38:16 pm »
Castro is brilliant.
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« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2015, 09:38:59 pm »
That was a perfect throw by Castro. Can't be done any better.
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« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2015, 09:39:57 pm »

Castro is brilliant.

Conger thinks Castro'd've been better off to've bounced that one in...


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« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2015, 09:43:06 pm »
This offense is just what the doctor ordered for opposing pitchers.
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« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2015, 09:43:24 pm »
One bloop and one blast, please.
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« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2015, 09:45:12 pm »
One bloop and one blast, please.

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« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2015, 09:45:52 pm »
the only good thing about that game was the time it took. in regard to the offense.  pitching did a pretty dang good job.
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« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2015, 09:46:23 pm »
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« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2015, 09:46:46 pm »
Kudos to Archer.  He still looks like a high school oboe player.
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« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2015, 09:54:08 pm »
Saturday and Sunday are going to be incredibly ugly.
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« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2015, 09:54:33 pm »
Hitting is an issue, but they just ran into a buzz saw tonight. Archer was magnificent. It happens. Go get em tomorrow.
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« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2015, 10:11:53 pm »
Saturday and Sunday are going to be incredibly ugly.

Those Dodgers can be hit.  I'll say an extra prayer for the Astros.
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« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2015, 09:06:38 am »
I wish that Gomez to the Mets deal had worked out.

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« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2015, 10:45:23 am »
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« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2015, 11:34:23 am »
i don't like him beating the Astros but I like Chris Archer. I guess he's over that rough spell.
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« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2015, 06:45:00 pm »
i don't like him beating the Astros but I like Chris Archer. I guess he's over that rough spell.

It's funny how many guys seem to get over their rough spells when they face the Astros.
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« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2015, 08:53:39 pm »
It's funny how many guys seem to get over their rough spells when they face the Astros.

Did you mean the first place Astros?
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« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2015, 08:56:17 pm »
Did you mean the first place Astros?

Yeah, but they've been getting some help from parallel performances by the Angels and Rangers. Don't get me wrong, I love what they're doing. But the offense has been pretty awful over the last few weeks.
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« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2015, 11:20:46 pm »
I wish that Gomez to the Mets deal had worked out.

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