Author Topic: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015  (Read 12677 times)

Mr. Happy

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 23232
  • It's a beautiful day; let's play two
    • View Profile
Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« on: September 18, 2015, 04:31:03 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's tilt:

Athletics

FSam Fuld (L)
LFMark Canha (R)
RFJosh Reddick (L)
3BDanny Valencia (R)
2BBrett Lawrie (R)
DHBilly Butler (R)
1BMax Muncy (L)
CJosh Phegley (R)
SSMarcus Semien (R)

OAK: Felix Doubront (L)  (3-2, 4.99)

Astros

2B Jose Altuve (R)
RF George Springer (R)
SS Carlos Correa (R)
3B Jed Lowrie (S)
DH Evan Gattis (R)
LF Colby Rasmus (L)
1B Chris Carter (R)
CF Jake Marisnick (R)
C Jason Castro (L)

HOU: Mike Fiers (R)  (7-10, 3.67)
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization. Agnes Rupellier

Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius

mrpink

  • Prime Time Player
  • Posts: 915
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 05:06:05 pm »
Burns and Vogt out of the lineup is a very good thing.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 07:26:35 pm »
OK sports fans, what did I miss this week and are we due for a win?
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 07:33:41 pm »
Fiers gets the elephant men in order,

Jose scores on a Lowrie RBI single.

Good guys lead 1 - 0 after 1
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2015, 07:41:56 pm »
Fiers hit in the right hip by a pretty sharp liner by Lawrie, he recovered and made the out at first.  He is feeling it a bit but looks like he will continue.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Col. Sphinx Drummond

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 16760
  • art is a bulwark against the irrationality of man
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2015, 07:44:47 pm »
I'm hoping that doesn't start bothering him between innings.
Everyone's talking, few of them know
The rest are pretending, they put on a show
And if there's a message I guess this is it
Truth isn't easy, the easy part's shit

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2015, 07:50:20 pm »
I'm hoping that doesn't start bothering him between innings.

I expect he will keep moving and stretching so it doesn't tighten up.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

believin

  • Veteran Role Player
  • Posts: 303
    • View Profile
    • my website
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 07:54:27 pm »
Carter bomb, making it 2-0 Astros.

I've got to go out to work. Let's bring home a W.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2015, 07:55:52 pm »
Carter bomb, making it 2-0 Astros.

I've got to go out to work. Let's bring home a W.


It got a Holy Toledo from Brownie.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2015, 07:58:53 pm »
Lead off walk by Fiers doesn't do any damage.

Carter HR was a deep drive and adds to the lead.

Good guys 2-0 after 2.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Texifornia

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 2275
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2015, 08:06:04 pm »
OK sports fans, what did I miss this week and are we due for a win?
Too soon.
He breezed him, one more time!

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 08:21:10 pm »
Wow. What a catch.

austro

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 19637
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2015, 08:21:52 pm »
Wow. What a catch.

No shit. That was a thing of beauty.
I remember all the good times me 'n Miller enjoyed
Up and down the M1 in some luminous yo-yo toy
But the future has to change - and to change I've got to destroy
Oh look out Lennon here I come - land ahoy-hoy-hoy

austro

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 19637
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2015, 08:23:08 pm »
When's the last time you saw somebody get dinged up sliding into an umpire?
I remember all the good times me 'n Miller enjoyed
Up and down the M1 in some luminous yo-yo toy
But the future has to change - and to change I've got to destroy
Oh look out Lennon here I come - land ahoy-hoy-hoy

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2015, 08:28:41 pm »
When's the last time you saw somebody get dinged up sliding into an umpire?

Can't recall. Not sure how Blue was positioned like that there.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2015, 08:29:11 pm »
When's the last time you saw somebody get dinged up sliding into an umpire?

Damn, I must be lagging about 6 or 7 minutes behind...

A's get a hit, but that's all.

Astros get another run on a couple of hits. 

Good guys 3-0 after 3.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2015, 08:34:53 pm by Aussie Astro »
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2015, 08:37:08 pm »
A little PBP

T4:

Reddick hammers an upper deck home run to RF
Valencia...arguing every pitch as he usually does...crushes a home run out of the stadium to LF
Lawrie strikes out looking
Butler grounds out 5-3
Muncy strikes out swinging

But the As get a pair on back to back monster home runs...Astros lead 3-2
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2015, 08:46:21 pm »
A little PBP

T4:

Reddick hammers an upper deck home run to RF
Valencia...arguing every pitch as he usually does...crushes a home run out of the stadium to LF
Lawrie strikes out looking
Butler grounds out 5-3
Muncy strikes out swinging

But the As get a pair on back to back monster home runs...Astros lead 3-2

Good move, it is old news by the time I post it.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2015, 08:46:48 pm »
B4:

Rasmus strikes out swinging
Carter pops out F4
Marisnick punches a single into RCF
Marisnick steals 2B
Castro flies out F7

After four...3-2 Astros
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 08:47:24 pm »
So, my family (paternal side) have a family reunion every year around Thanksgiving.  Well, one of my cousins is organizing shirts and decided to go with a baseball theme because my Grandpa was scouted by the Cards.  A few things to know, #1 I probably watch the most baseball of everyone in my family--but a lot of them watch baseball, #2 my Grandpa did play baseball--but he grew up in a farming community (it's not even big enough for a city), #3 quite a few of my cousins played baseball both in high school and in the farming community my family is from.

There is no way in hell I would not have heard about my Grandpa being scouted by the Cards.  No way!!!!  All of my uncles talk baseball with me.  My cousins that played baseball would have known and they don't seem to know.  And the one that does know, didn't play baseball so why would anyone of told him that.

I'm thinking someone lied to him, but damn it would be really cool if he had been.  My grandpa was a tall lean farm boy.  So, maybe someone is keeping really good secrets.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2015, 08:48:56 pm »
So, my family (paternal side) have a family reunion every year around Thanksgiving.  Well, one of my cousins is organizing shirts and decided to go with a baseball theme because my Grandpa was scouted by the Cards.  A few things to know, #1 I probably watch the most baseball of everyone in my family--but a lot of them watch baseball, #2 my Grandpa did play baseball--but he grew up in a farming community (it's not even big enough for a city), #3 quite a few of my cousins played baseball both in high school and in the farming community my family is from.

There is no way in hell I would not have heard about my Grandpa being scouted by the Cards.  No way!!!!  All of my uncles talk baseball with me.  My cousins that played baseball would have known and they don't seem to know.  And the one that does know, didn't play baseball so why would anyone of told him that.

I'm thinking someone lied to him, but damn it would be really cool if he had been.  My grandpa was a tall lean farm boy.  So, maybe someone is keeping really good secrets.

What does being "scouted" mean exactly?
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2015, 08:52:57 pm »
So, my family (paternal side) have a family reunion every year around Thanksgiving.  Well, one of my cousins is organizing shirts and decided to go with a baseball theme because my Grandpa was scouted by the Cards.  A few things to know, #1 I probably watch the most baseball of everyone in my family--but a lot of them watch baseball, #2 my Grandpa did play baseball--but he grew up in a farming community (it's not even big enough for a city), #3 quite a few of my cousins played baseball both in high school and in the farming community my family is from.

There is no way in hell I would not have heard about my Grandpa being scouted by the Cards.  No way!!!!  All of my uncles talk baseball with me.  My cousins that played baseball would have known and they don't seem to know.  And the one that does know, didn't play baseball so why would anyone of told him that.

I'm thinking someone lied to him, but damn it would be really cool if he had been.  My grandpa was a tall lean farm boy.  So, maybe someone is keeping really good secrets.

I know with certainty that family history as told from generation to generation is rarely correct and gets somewhat embellished.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2015, 08:53:30 pm »
T5:

Semien flies out F7
Blair strikes out looking
Fuld lines out to CF

Astros up 3-2
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2015, 08:58:39 pm »
So, my family (paternal side) have a family reunion every year around Thanksgiving.  Well, one of my cousins is organizing shirts and decided to go with a baseball theme because my Grandpa was scouted by the Cards.  A few things to know, #1 I probably watch the most baseball of everyone in my family--but a lot of them watch baseball, #2 my Grandpa did play baseball--but he grew up in a farming community (it's not even big enough for a city), #3 quite a few of my cousins played baseball both in high school and in the farming community my family is from.

There is no way in hell I would not have heard about my Grandpa being scouted by the Cards.  No way!!!!  All of my uncles talk baseball with me.  My cousins that played baseball would have known and they don't seem to know.  And the one that does know, didn't play baseball so why would anyone of told him that.

I'm thinking someone lied to him, but damn it would be really cool if he had been.  My grandpa was a tall lean farm boy.  So, maybe someone is keeping really good secrets.

Interesting. I wonder if there's any way to look into it.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2015, 08:59:29 pm »
The A's are maxing out the number of acrobatic catches they should be making, especially on Correa.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2015, 08:59:48 pm »
B5:

Altuve strikes out swinging at a pitch over his head
Springer pops out F4 on a great over the shoulder catch by Lawrie...Lawrie celebrates
Correa lines a dart right at the SS

Quick 7-pitch inning...Astros up 3-2

The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2015, 09:00:47 pm »
The A's are maxing out the number of acrobatic catches they should be making, especially on Correa.

No shit.  He's absolutely scalded two balls and has squat to show for it.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2015, 09:03:48 pm »
Not sure the story regarding him being scouted because apparently only one has heard it.  I have a feeling the truth will be revealed at the reunion should be fun.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2015, 09:05:39 pm »
Not sure the story regarding him being scouted because apparently only one has heard it.  I have a feeling the truth will be revealed at the reunion should be fun.

Where'd he grow up?

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2015, 09:09:10 pm »
Where'd he grow up?

Koscuisko, Texas  It's west of Seguin.  It is close to Panna Maria, Texas which is where the 1st Polish Settlement was/is.  (Eagle Ford area)
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2015, 09:12:40 pm »
Ha! I did a Google Maps search to see exactly where it is. Look at one of the local businesses.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2015, 09:14:45 pm »
T6:

Canha flies out F8
Reddick flies out F8
Valencia singles to RF...and why shouldn't he, he's the greatest hitter ever in the history of organized athletics..must be hitting about .950
Lawrie bounces to 2B...but the shift...single...Valencia to 2B
Butler grounds out 5-3

3-2 Astros
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2015, 09:16:10 pm »

Valencia singles to RF...and why shouldn't he, he's the greatest hitter ever in the history of organized athletics..must be hitting about .950


Fantastic. This is why we need a Like button.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2015, 09:20:06 pm »
Valencia, lifetime vs. Astros:

11-for-28, .393 Avg, .485 OBP, .714 Slg

And I think that doesn't even include tonight.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2015, 09:21:51 pm »
B6:

Lowrie pops out on the first pitch F3
Gattis hammers a liner right at 3B...another ball scorched for nothing
Rasmus flies out F9 on a running grab by Reddick

Still 3-2 Astros
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2015, 09:24:58 pm »
Ha! I did a Google Maps search to see exactly where it is. Look at one of the local businesses.

Yeah, I'm not really related to them but my Grandpa did go play cards and drink beer there with his buddies.

That is the church my grandparents (both sets), parents, brother, cousins, and lots of others got married.  Just down 1347 is where is my dad grew up.  About 9 miles further down 1347 is where my mom grew up.  Opposite that direction is the cemetery where a lot of my family is buried.  Yep, that is pretty much my family history.

Across the road from Koscuisko hall is a baseball field.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2015, 09:27:43 pm »
Across the road from Koscuisko hall is a baseball field.

As there should be.

geezerdonk

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3342
  • a long tradition of existence
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2015, 09:28:33 pm »
Elderly Persian lady is Fan of the Game.
E come vivo? Vivo.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2015, 09:30:55 pm »
Yeah, I'm not really related to them but my Grandpa did go play cards and drink beer there with his buddies.

Wait a second...there are multiple families of Pruskis in Koscuisko and they're not related?
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2015, 09:32:15 pm »
Wait a second...there are multiple families of Pruskis in Koscuisko and they're not related?

Kind of like everyone's 1/32nd Cherokee.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2015, 09:33:48 pm »
T7:

Will Harris in now...

Burns, pinch hitting for Muncy...lines out to Altuve
Semien flairs one to shallow RF, but that damn shift...no second baseman, it's a single
Blair strikes out swinging
Fuld grounds out 4-3

At the stretch...3-2 Astros
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2015, 09:34:48 pm »
Wait a second...there are multiple families of Pruskis in Koscuisko and they're not related?

I'm sure we're related but I can't do family history that far back.  I could confuse all of you by sharing more, but there are quite a few Pruskis in the South Texas area.  My dad had 6 brothers.

In fact, there are two Edward Pruski's in San Antonio.  They both have daughters named Leslie.  There is still another Leslie Pruski, but he is a bit older than me.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2015, 09:36:49 pm »
Kind of like everyone's 1/32nd Cherokee.

Polish Catholics.  I'm the 4th generation born in the USA-at least on my paternal grandma's side.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

chuck

  • Contributor
  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 12495
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2015, 09:37:55 pm »
I know that I certainly am intrigued by the history and genealogy of Polish settlers in south Texas.
Y todo lo que sube baja
pregúntale a Pedro Navaja

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2015, 09:39:08 pm »
I know that I certainly am intrigued by the history and genealogy of Polish settlers in south Texas.

It started out baseball related.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2015, 09:41:22 pm »
B7:

Pomeranz in for the As

Carter flies out F8
Marisnick...full count...strikes out swinging
Castro blown away on three straight fastballs right down the middle

3-2 Astros
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

chuck

  • Contributor
  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 12495
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2015, 09:41:56 pm »
It started out baseball related.

But that's only if Grandpa Lester WAS scouted by the Jakes, which we do not know for sure.
Y todo lo que sube baja
pregúntale a Pedro Navaja

BudGirl

  • Contributor
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 17776
  • Brad Ausmus' Slave
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2015, 09:43:20 pm »
But that's only if Grandpa Lester WAS scouted by the Jakes, which we do not know for sure.

True, my bad for sharing.
''I just did an interview with someone I like more than you. I used a lot of big words on him. I don't have anything left for you.'' --Brad Ausmus

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2015, 09:46:41 pm »
True, my bad for sharing.

My long departed uncle (the family historian) always said the detail is not that important, as long as the story is good.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2015, 09:49:10 pm »
Bullpen continues its late-season meltdown.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2015, 09:49:16 pm »
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuckity fuck!
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

chuck

  • Contributor
  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 12495
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2015, 09:50:40 pm »
I have never seen a worse pitch than that one.
Y todo lo que sube baja
pregúntale a Pedro Navaja

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2015, 09:51:08 pm »
The Valencia thing is ridiculous.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2015, 09:53:40 pm »
Has any reliever been reliable the last two weeks?

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2015, 09:54:00 pm »
Neshek has really been smacked around lately.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2015, 09:57:39 pm »
0-4 since the All-Star break.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2015, 09:58:59 pm »
T8:

Neshek in...

Canha lines one to RF on an 0-2 pitch
Reddick pops out F5 in foul territory
Valencia...still bitching about every pitch...hammers another home run to LF on a 1-2 pitch...A's grab the lead
Lawrie grounds out 6-3
Butler singles to LF
Burns singles to RF, Butler to 2B

And that's it for Neshek, who got smacked around, Fields in

Semien strikes out swinging

As lead 4-3
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

austro

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 19637
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2015, 10:01:17 pm »
I'm about ready to walk Valencia every time.
I remember all the good times me 'n Miller enjoyed
Up and down the M1 in some luminous yo-yo toy
But the future has to change - and to change I've got to destroy
Oh look out Lennon here I come - land ahoy-hoy-hoy

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2015, 10:05:03 pm »
B8:

Dull in for the As

Altuve pops out F3
Springer flies out F8
Correa with another line drive right at the right fielder

Quick 8th...headed to the 9th, A's up 4-3
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2015, 10:05:23 pm »
This season is starting to resemble the Hindenburg disaster.

geezerdonk

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3342
  • a long tradition of existence
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2015, 10:05:28 pm »
Flameout.
E come vivo? Vivo.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2015, 10:10:06 pm »
WTF, both MLBtv and gameday have hit the wall.  Did someone pull the plug on this game?
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2015, 10:10:27 pm »
WTF, both MLBtv and gameday have hit the wall.  Did someone pull the plug on this game?

One could only hope.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2015, 10:10:54 pm »
WTF, both MLBtv and gameday have hit the wall.  Did someone pull the plug on this game?

Top of the 9th, two outs.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2015, 10:12:02 pm »
One could only hope.

Not sure what is worse, seeing it or not seeing it.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

austro

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Illuminati
  • Posts: 19637
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2015, 10:12:29 pm »
Not sure what is worse, seeing it or not seeing it.

Seeing it.
I remember all the good times me 'n Miller enjoyed
Up and down the M1 in some luminous yo-yo toy
But the future has to change - and to change I've got to destroy
Oh look out Lennon here I come - land ahoy-hoy-hoy

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #66 on: September 18, 2015, 10:13:32 pm »
T9:

Blair strikes out looking
Fuld pops out F2 in foul territory
Canha strikes out swinging

To the bottom of the 9th...Astros chasing a run
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #67 on: September 18, 2015, 10:13:39 pm »
Not sure what is worse, seeing it or not seeing it.

Going to the bottom of the 9th. Still 4-3 A's.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #68 on: September 18, 2015, 10:16:23 pm »
Seeing it.

Back in business, a whale must have had a leak on the cable or something.  At least I get to see the...
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

Astros Fan in Big D

  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 10331
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2015, 10:19:57 pm »
The Hindenberg was much quicker.   Merciful compared to this.

This season is starting to resemble the Hindenburg disaster.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2015, 10:24:05 pm »
Rangers lose 3-1
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2015, 10:24:52 pm »
Rangers lost.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #72 on: September 18, 2015, 10:25:15 pm »
And the Astros lost too.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2015, 10:25:29 pm »
B9:

Lowrie hits one into RF, but the shift...that always fucks the Astros...the second baseman is there...4-3
Gattis strikes out swinging
Rasmus...full count...walks, tying run aboard
Tucker, pinch hitting for Carter...blown away on a 89 mph fastball right down the middle

Astros lose, drop into a tie for the final wild card spot.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #74 on: September 18, 2015, 10:25:33 pm »
No hits after the fourth. Five hits total.

chuck

  • Contributor
  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 12495
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2015, 10:26:30 pm »
Astros get shut down by the MIGHTY DULL.
Y todo lo que sube baja
pregúntale a Pedro Navaja

The Spleen

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2015, 10:27:26 pm »
Rangers lose 3-1

The Rangers could probably lose every non-Astros game left on their schedule and still take the division.
When the Clark is dead, Spack will eat his spleen. Before he dies, Spack will put his posts under the knife so the Clark will see his threads wiped out forever...

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2015, 10:28:15 pm »
Both Gattis and Tucker got extremely fat, mediocre meatballs, right in the wheelhouse, and both were completely overwhelmed by them.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2015, 10:28:23 pm »
It's not that there's no time to comeback. But the team seems pretty listless.

Aussie Astro

  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 2861
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2015, 10:29:18 pm »
The Hindenberg was much quicker.   Merciful compared to this.

This is more of a whimper than a bang.
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2015, 10:29:33 pm »
The Rangers could probably lose every non-Astros game left on their schedule and still take the division.

I'm just really hoping they can get to 81 wins. 
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

The Spleen

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2015, 10:30:49 pm »
If you think about it, it's absolutely amazing how badly this team is playing.
The Rangers weren't on some crazy hot streak coming into that series... they were struggling, including getting shut out back to back in Seattle.
The Angels were playing badly. The A's have been horrible all year. And all of them have had little problem pushing the Astros around.
When the Clark is dead, Spack will eat his spleen. Before he dies, Spack will put his posts under the knife so the Clark will see his threads wiped out forever...

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2015, 10:32:22 pm »
I'm just really hoping they can get to 81 wins.

I'd say that was still highly likely, but going 4-10 would actually be a significant improvement at this point.

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2015, 10:34:11 pm »
If you think about it, it's absolutely amazing how badly this team is playing.
The Rangers weren't on some crazy hot streak coming into that series... they were struggling, including getting shut out back to back in Seattle.
The Angels were playing badly. The A's have been horrible all year. And all of them have had little problem pushing the Astros around.

Plus, every time you think of hits that haven't fallen or line drives that have been right at people, you have to consider that the last time they won was the result of a ridiculous comeback with two outs and two strikes in the ninth on a series of extremely improbable events. They are about five small miracles away from having dropped seven straight.

The Spleen

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2015, 10:34:19 pm »
They're going to miss the playoffs and it's not even going to be close. They're going to be playing that last series in Arizona Grapefruit League split squad style, with whole lineups of September call-ups.
When the Clark is dead, Spack will eat his spleen. Before he dies, Spack will put his posts under the knife so the Clark will see his threads wiped out forever...

Arky Vaughan

  • Administrator
  • Pope
  • Posts: 6335
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2015, 10:36:11 pm »
They're going to miss the playoffs and it's not even going to be close. They're going to be playing that last series in Arizona Grapefruit League split squad style, with whole lineups of September call-ups.

I won't say that yet. As improbable as the collapse has been, they could still go on another streak and get back into this. But it's hard to see that right now given how they've played.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2015, 10:36:21 pm »
The Rangers weren't on some crazy hot streak coming into that series... they were struggling, including getting shut out back to back in Seattle.

They were 12-5 in the previous 17 coming into that series.  Everyone wishes they could "struggle" like that.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

The Spleen

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2015, 10:37:02 pm »
With most of the five losses coming in the last week...
When the Clark is dead, Spack will eat his spleen. Before he dies, Spack will put his posts under the knife so the Clark will see his threads wiped out forever...

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #88 on: September 18, 2015, 10:44:18 pm »
With most of the five losses coming in the last week...

Only if two out of five is "most", while winning five games during the same stretch.  I'm not sure what point you're trying to make.  If it's that the Rangers hadn't been playing well prior to the last series with the Astros, you're way off base.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

HudsonHawk

  • Administrator
  • High Order of the Ferret
  • *****
  • Posts: 42689
  • Gentleman About Town
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2015, 10:48:09 pm »
3 - 6 hitters tonight: 1 for 14.  Nuff said.
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.

The Third Man

  • Prime Time Player
  • Posts: 501
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #90 on: September 18, 2015, 10:50:12 pm »
Neshek has really been smacked around lately.
I would like to volunteer another smack his way.

juliogotay

  • Pope
  • Posts: 8738
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #91 on: September 18, 2015, 11:18:31 pm »
I'm just really hoping they can get to 81 wins.

They have to be below .500 since April, right?

juliogotay

  • Pope
  • Posts: 8738
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #92 on: September 18, 2015, 11:25:34 pm »
Koscuisko, Texas  It's west of Seguin.  It is close to Panna Maria, Texas which is where the 1st Polish Settlement was/is.  (Eagle Ford area)

That's a pretty part of the state. I used to go through there going home to Corpus from Austin when I was in college. Some pretty churches in that area. I would often stop at Barth's in Kenedy for a cup of coffee and piece of pie.

doyce7

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Key Member of the Conspiracy
  • Posts: 3106
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #93 on: September 18, 2015, 11:55:13 pm »
They have to be below .500 since April, right?
Probably not since April. Maybe mid May

NeilT

  • Fantasy Team Owner
  • Double Super Secret Pope
  • Posts: 11670
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #94 on: September 19, 2015, 12:09:25 pm »
"I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing... as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”  Charles Grassley

The Spleen

  • Should Have Quit 500 Posts Ago
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: Athletics @ Astros September 18, 2015
« Reply #95 on: September 19, 2015, 01:00:11 pm »
When the Clark is dead, Spack will eat his spleen. Before he dies, Spack will put his posts under the knife so the Clark will see his threads wiped out forever...