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Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« on: October 04, 2015, 12:08:16 pm »
Start 2:10 pm CST

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    2B: Jose Altuve
    RF: George Springer
    SS: Carlos Correa
    CF: Colby Rasmus
    1B: Chris Carter
    LF: Marwin Gonzalez
    3B: Jed Lowrie
    C: Jason Castro
    SP: Lance McCullers


 Diamondbacks

    RF: Socrates Brito
    LF: Philip Gosselin
    CF: A.J. Pollock
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt
    C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
    2B: Aaron Hill
    3B: Jake Lamb
    SS: Chris Owings
    SP: Robbie Ray
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 12:11:10 pm »
Good job, SD!!!
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 02:03:19 pm »
Road gray units for first time in trip. Interesting.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 02:09:14 pm »
Lance McCullers with the chance to pitch us to the playoffs. Just like we all expected in Spring Training.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 02:10:04 pm »
If I ever meet the guy from the Husky Liners commercial I will punch him in the face.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 02:12:44 pm »
Road gray units for first time in trip. Interesting.

Probably had no choice with the DBacks wearing their brick tops.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2015, 02:13:12 pm »
Springer with a one out hustle double.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2015, 02:13:39 pm »
I love George Springer.

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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2015, 02:16:09 pm »
T1:

Altuve flies out F7
Springer with a hustle double up the middle
Correa...quickly down 0-2...soft liner to 3B, Springer holds
Rasmus...takes strike one...takes strike two...takes strike three

No score
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 02:17:21 pm »
Rasmus strikes out looking.

Pujols homers to put Angels up 2-0.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 02:17:28 pm »
T1:

Altuve flies out F7
Springer with a hustle double up the middle
Correa...quickly down 0-2...soft liner to 3B, Springer holds
Rasmus...takes strike one...takes strike two...takes strike three

No score

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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 02:18:52 pm »
Probably had no choice with the DBacks wearing their brick tops.

That brick red looks awfully familiar - remember being upset with MLB for allowing the DBacks to change to this color from the previous purple & teal when it looked just like ours.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2015, 02:22:47 pm »
Pollock with a 2-out HR to give the Snakes a 1-0 lead
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2015, 02:23:43 pm »
Pollack homers to cf, and I realize that I'm going to curse freely in front of my kids.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2015, 02:23:57 pm »
Shit.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2015, 02:24:35 pm »
B1:

Brito flies out F7 on the first pitch
Gosselin flies out F8
Pollock homers to dead CF
Goldschmidt flies out F9

1-0 DBacks
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2015, 02:33:06 pm »
Carter grounds into the shift, Marwin lines a hanger for  single.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2015, 02:33:44 pm »
Lowrie K swinging.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2015, 02:36:11 pm »
T2:

Carter grounds out 6-3
Marwin singles to LF on an 0-2 pitch
Lowrie strikes out swinging
Castro strikes out swinging

1-0 Snakes
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2015, 02:36:46 pm »
Castro K swinging. Ray looks good.

Rangers get one back on two walks and a single.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2015, 02:38:42 pm »
Castro K swinging. Ray looks good.

Rangers get one back on two walks and a single.

Great catch by Trout saved runs there.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2015, 02:47:36 pm »
B2:

Saltalamacchia strikes out looking
Hill...3-0...3-1...3-2...walks
Lamb strikes out looking
Owings grounds into FC, Hill out 6-4

1-0 Snakes
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2015, 02:50:51 pm »
Who is speaking Italian into the parabolic mic?


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2015, 02:51:34 pm »
In other news: Yanks trailing 2-1; Royals up by three; and the Rays dropped a nine-spot on the Jays in the first.

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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2015, 02:54:48 pm »
"Good time to be George Springer" - except for the base running botch. 1-1.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2015, 02:55:37 pm »
Springer with an RBI-double ties it at 1
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2015, 02:56:03 pm »
T3:

McCullers grounds out 4-3
Altuve flairs a single to RF
Springer doubles over CFer's head, Altuve scores, Springer hung up in a run down, out 8-6-3-5
Correa strikes out swinging

Tied 1-1
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2015, 02:56:29 pm »
I love George Springer.

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2015, 02:57:19 pm »
"Good time to be George Springer" - except for the base running botch. 1-1.


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No botch there...you don't want that throw to go to the plate.  Gotta score that run.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2015, 02:58:00 pm »

No botch there...you don't want that throw to go to the plate.  Gotta score that run.

There was no way they were catching Altuve. Gotta make sure the throw goes through before you go.


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« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2015, 02:59:34 pm »
There was no way they were catching Altuve. Gotta make sure the throw goes through before you go.


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No way.  You can't let that throw get to the plate.  Springer was rounding second and didn't know what would happen.  He has to draw a cut.  That was good baserunning.
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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2015, 03:00:59 pm »
No way.  You can't let that throw get to the plate.  Springer was rounding second and didn't know what would happen.  He has to draw a cut.  That was good baserunning.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2015, 03:02:56 pm »
Snakes with runners at the corners and 2 out for Goldschmidt
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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2015, 03:05:33 pm »
Bases juiced now for the DBacks...all reached with 2 out...
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2015, 03:07:39 pm »
B3:

Ray strikes out swinging, 2-3 on the putout
Brito flies out F7
Gosselin singles on a hanging breaking ball
Pollock singles to RCF, Gosselin to 3B
Goldschmidt...3-1...walks to load the bases
Saltalamacchia strikes out looking

After three...1-1
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2015, 03:08:30 pm »
Slider gets Salty looking.

In other news, STFU Ashby. Never compare McCullers to Mariano again.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2015, 03:09:32 pm »
If McCullers were a cartoon character he'd be Nibbler.

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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2015, 03:09:45 pm »
Well that was a puckering situation there.  Whew

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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2015, 03:10:16 pm »
Slider gets Salty looking.

In other news, STFU Ashby. Never compare McCullers to Mariano again.


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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2015, 03:11:45 pm »
That's 6 called strikes in the last 7 pitches Rasmus has seen looked for.
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Have there been formal complaints to the Astros about the abomination with a mic that is Alan Ashby?  Or are they under the delusion that people love him?

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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2015, 03:20:04 pm »
T4:

Rasmus strikes out looking again
Carter singles off the glove of the diving third baseman
Marwin singles to LF, Carter to 2B
Lowrie...3-2...takes strike three 8 inches in off the plate
Castro...quickly down 0-2...strikes out swinging

1-1
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2015, 03:21:03 pm »
Ugh.  7 punchouts in 4 innings
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2015, 03:21:30 pm »
Hit for Casto with runners on next time
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2015, 03:25:33 pm »
Ashby second guesses everything.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2015, 03:29:06 pm »
Error by McCullers and a double by the pitcher have Snakes at 2B and 3B with 2 out...top of the order
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2015, 03:29:23 pm »
McCullers balks in a run.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2015, 03:30:44 pm »
B4:

Hill pops out 3U in foul territory
Lamb grounds to Carter, who flips to McCullers who drops it.  E1
Owings strikes out looking
Ray doubles down LF line, Lamb to 3B
Balk by McCullers, Lamb scores, Ray to 3B
Brito grounds out 4-3

Unearned run gives the DBacks a 2-1 lead
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2015, 03:31:49 pm »
The danger in starting a rookie in a game like this.
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2015, 03:32:05 pm »
Lance is going to be very good once he gets his head under control..

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« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2015, 03:32:19 pm »
That was more of a nervous tic than a balk
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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2015, 03:32:32 pm »
Balk.  Fuck, fuck, double fuck.


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« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2015, 03:32:57 pm »
Yep. His own worst enemy in probably what was otherwise his best inning of the game.

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« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2015, 03:36:45 pm »
Hit 199 is a triple with one out.


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« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2015, 03:36:52 pm »
Altuve with a 1-out triple...
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« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2015, 03:37:01 pm »
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« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2015, 03:39:09 pm »
1-2 HBP brings up Correa.


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« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2015, 03:40:09 pm »
Rangers up 3-1 (Er, meant 3-2)
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« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2015, 03:44:51 pm »
Correa walks to load the bases...Gattis will hit for Rasmus with one out
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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2015, 03:45:07 pm »
Wow I still can't believe correa is so young. That was not your normal AB for a 21 year old

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« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2015, 03:46:00 pm »
Gattis announced for Rasmus, Ray relieved for the righty.


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« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2015, 03:47:03 pm »
Yanks now trail by 4.

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« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2015, 03:47:36 pm »
Gattis announced for Rasmus, Ray relieved for the righty.

I presume this means that Marisnick will be in CF in the bottom of the inning, which I guess means that Marwin will be in LF for the duration of the game. Or is Gomez actually available?
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« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2015, 03:51:42 pm »
T5:

McCullers strikes out looking
Altuve triples down LF line
Springer...infield in...hit by pitch
Correa...full count...walks

That's it for Ray, Delgado in

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2-2 now
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« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2015, 03:52:17 pm »
I presume this means that Marisnick will be in CF in the bottom of the inning, which I guess means that Marwin will be in LF for the duration of the game. Or is Gomez actually available?

Well, you still have Tucker on the bench if you want a LH hitter in there
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« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2015, 03:57:47 pm »
Correa flashing his mediocre D
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« Reply #66 on: October 04, 2015, 04:01:59 pm »
Correa flashing his mediocre D
Phrasing

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« Reply #67 on: October 04, 2015, 04:04:14 pm »
2-out fuck ups by McCullers is going to do him in.
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« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2015, 04:05:01 pm »
B5:

Gosselin strikes out looking
Pollock chops one to SS, Correa charges and just nips him at 1B
Goldschmidt...full count...singles to CF
Goldschmidt moves to 2B on a wild pitch...Castro blocked it, but it bounces in front of the plate, so no chance
Saltalamacchia...1-2...with a rule book double over Springers head...Goldschmidt scores
Hill taps back to the mound 1-3

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« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2015, 04:06:13 pm »
2-out fuck ups by McCullers is going to do him in.

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« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2015, 04:12:07 pm »
T6:

Marwin bunting, because he can't swing lefthanded, pops it up F3
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Castro strikes out for the third time

3-2 DBacks
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« Reply #71 on: October 04, 2015, 04:13:03 pm »
It feels good to be this stressed about a baseball game, I think.

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« Reply #72 on: October 04, 2015, 04:13:59 pm »
It feels good to be this stressed about a baseball game, I think.


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« Reply #73 on: October 04, 2015, 04:16:14 pm »
The Orioles are wrapping a gift for the Astros, if the Astros can take advantage of it.

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« Reply #74 on: October 04, 2015, 04:19:28 pm »

I don't know how I feel. I'm a bit of a mess....

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« Reply #75 on: October 04, 2015, 04:22:28 pm »
Christ, Marwin. You can't just stand there with your hands up.


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« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2015, 04:23:05 pm »
Got very lucky there
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« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2015, 04:25:28 pm »
Christ, Marwin. You can't just stand there with your hands up.


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« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2015, 04:26:25 pm »
Rangers up 5-2 in the 7th...still batting with the bases loaded and nobody out
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« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2015, 04:28:47 pm »
B6:

Sipp in

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Owings strikes out swinging
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Brito...3-0...3-1...walks

That's it for Sipp...double switch, Valbuena will come for Sipp, Qualls in Lowrie's spot

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« Reply #80 on: October 04, 2015, 04:28:59 pm »
6-2 Rangers now.
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« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2015, 04:30:10 pm »
And now 7-2. 1st and 3rd 1 out

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« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2015, 04:30:21 pm »
Rangers up 5-2 in the 7th...still batting with the bases loaded and nobody out

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« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2015, 04:30:27 pm »
6-2 Rangers now.

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« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2015, 04:30:39 pm »
And now 7-2. 1st and 3rd 1 out
As I hit send it's now 9-2

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« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2015, 04:31:09 pm »
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« Reply #86 on: October 04, 2015, 04:31:59 pm »
Dammit, score some freaking runs!

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« Reply #87 on: October 04, 2015, 04:36:06 pm »
Dammit, score some freaking runs!

Fock. Another ball right at someone.

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« Reply #88 on: October 04, 2015, 04:38:21 pm »
Fock. Another ball right at someone.

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« Reply #89 on: October 04, 2015, 04:38:46 pm »
Question for Hudson: has there ever been an occasion you have seen where a batter with two strikes sees a pitch coming that is obviously going to get away from the catcher, and swings and misses on purpose to try and take first base? Or is it simply too hard to tell what the pitch is going to do or too hard to run 90 feet in time to take that chance?

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« Reply #90 on: October 04, 2015, 04:40:39 pm »
Wow. Springer is running extremely aggressively today. Awesome.

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« Reply #91 on: October 04, 2015, 04:41:35 pm »
A two-out hit would be nice ...

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« Reply #92 on: October 04, 2015, 04:42:21 pm »
Or a wild pitch!

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« Reply #93 on: October 04, 2015, 04:42:30 pm »
A two-out hit would be nice ...
Or a wild pitch

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« Reply #94 on: October 04, 2015, 04:43:08 pm »
Question for Hudson: has there ever been an occasion you have seen where a batter with two strikes sees a pitch coming that is obviously going to get away from the catcher, and swings and misses on purpose to try and take first base? Or is it simply too hard to tell what the pitch is going to do or too hard to run 90 feet in time to take that chance?

I've never seen that at the professional level.  It just happens too fast, and you're trained to not swing at pitches that are ridiculously wild.
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« Reply #95 on: October 04, 2015, 04:43:37 pm »
T7:

Chafin in for the DBacks

Valbuena flies out F8 on the first pitch

Chafin out, Hudson in

Altuve with a liner right at the second baseman
Springer walks
Correa singles to LF, Springer to 3B
Wild pitch, Springer scores, Correa to 3B
Marisnick strikes out swinging

At the stretch...tied at 3
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« Reply #96 on: October 04, 2015, 04:53:02 pm »
Goldschmidt with a 2-run home run...Snakes lead 5-3
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« Reply #97 on: October 04, 2015, 04:54:10 pm »
This is not a reliable bullpen anymore, says the master of the obvious.

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« Reply #98 on: October 04, 2015, 04:54:21 pm »
Qualls not nails.

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« Reply #99 on: October 04, 2015, 04:54:40 pm »
I've never seen that at the professional level.  It just happens too fast, and you're trained to not swing at pitches that are ridiculously wild.

Certain Astros beg to differ on the last point.

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« Reply #100 on: October 04, 2015, 04:55:12 pm »
What the offensive taketh, the bullpen frequently giveth away.

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« Reply #101 on: October 04, 2015, 04:55:30 pm »
That's the Qualls I don't like to see.
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« Reply #102 on: October 04, 2015, 04:55:32 pm »
So if we play Weds, who pitches? Fiers? Kuechel on short rest?
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« Reply #103 on: October 04, 2015, 04:56:47 pm »
I mean Tuesday
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« Reply #104 on: October 04, 2015, 04:56:55 pm »
So if we play Weds, who pitches? Fiers? Kuechel on short rest?
We should play Tuesday and keuchel without a doubt, for me

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« Reply #105 on: October 04, 2015, 04:58:43 pm »
Is "filthiest" the most overused baseball term these days? A pitcher having filthy stuff, I understand. Filthiest plays? I know what they mean, but couldn't they try something more original?

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« Reply #106 on: October 04, 2015, 04:59:37 pm »
Let's discuss Tuesday after this game is over.

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« Reply #107 on: October 04, 2015, 05:02:07 pm »
B7:

Pollock singles to RF on the first pitch
Pollock steals 2B as Qualls forgets he has a runner on base
Wild pitch moves Pollock to 3B as Castro lets it go right between his legs
Goldschmidt...infield in...full count...homers to LF, Pollock scores

That's all for Qualls, Perez in

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After seven....5-3 DBacks.
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« Reply #108 on: October 04, 2015, 05:02:38 pm »
What the offensive taketh, the bullpen frequently giveth away.

Yeah, but McCullers has to be able to stay in this game longer.  His own mistakes cost him.
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« Reply #109 on: October 04, 2015, 05:03:13 pm »
Rangers win.  Astros get the wild card.
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« Reply #110 on: October 04, 2015, 05:03:19 pm »
Wild card clinched. Home field still up in the air.

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« Reply #111 on: October 04, 2015, 05:03:35 pm »
Tuesday official, just a question now of whether you guys get to go or I do
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« Reply #112 on: October 04, 2015, 05:04:52 pm »
Angels lose, Officially wild card winners

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« Reply #113 on: October 04, 2015, 05:06:12 pm »
Pitching in the clutch

McCullers did not
Qualls did not
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« Reply #114 on: October 04, 2015, 05:06:25 pm »
Angels lose, Officially wild card winners

Fantastic!

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« Reply #115 on: October 04, 2015, 05:06:49 pm »
PLAYOFFS (kinda)!
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Re: Astros @ Diamondbacks 10/04/2015
« Reply #117 on: October 04, 2015, 05:12:20 pm »
T8:

Ziegler on the mound...

Carter punches out meekly
Tucker, pinch hitting for Marwin...strikes out swinging
Conger, pinch hitting for Perez...singles through the shift
Castro grounds into FC, Conger out 6-4

middle of 8...5-3 DBacks
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« Reply #118 on: October 04, 2015, 05:12:25 pm »
Three outs left to score at least two runs.

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« Reply #119 on: October 04, 2015, 05:14:02 pm »
A little surprised they didn't pinch hit for Castro
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« Reply #120 on: October 04, 2015, 05:14:05 pm »
If the Stros can't pull this out, I'd feel a lot better if the Yankees come back and beat the O's.

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« Reply #121 on: October 04, 2015, 05:14:29 pm »
Pitching in the clutch

McCullers did not
Qualls did not

Yup.

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« Reply #122 on: October 04, 2015, 05:18:42 pm »
Neshek in, surrenders hit / Dog bites man

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« Reply #123 on: October 04, 2015, 05:20:13 pm »
If the Stros can't pull this out, I'd feel a lot better if the Yankees come back and beat the O's.

Stros punched a ticket to the dance.  I'm feeling pretty fucking good  no matter what.
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« Reply #124 on: October 04, 2015, 05:20:53 pm »
B8:

Neshek in...

Owings grounds out 5-3 on the first pitch
Castillo singles to LF on the first pitch
Brito strikes out swinging
Gosselin doubles on a blooper to RF, Springer lays out for it, but can't come up with it
Pollock flies out F8

Three outs left in the regular season...Astros chasing a pair
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« Reply #125 on: October 04, 2015, 05:21:04 pm »

Stros punched a ticket to the dance.  I'm feeling pretty fucking good  no matter what.
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« Reply #126 on: October 04, 2015, 05:21:21 pm »
Stros punched a ticket to the dance.  I'm feeling pretty fucking good  no matter what.

Word.

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« Reply #127 on: October 04, 2015, 05:23:10 pm »
Stros punched a ticket to the dance.  I'm feeling pretty fucking good  no matter what.

I will feel that way later. Not now. Qualls is Qualls, but I am disappointed in McCullers.
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« Reply #128 on: October 04, 2015, 05:23:21 pm »
C'mon 'Stros, time to send NYY to HOU!
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« Reply #129 on: October 04, 2015, 05:23:40 pm »
Stros punched a ticket to the dance.  I'm feeling pretty fucking good  no matter what.

And they did it by winning at least four games on a six-game, season-ending road trip, which was looking pretty scary a week ago.
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« Reply #130 on: October 04, 2015, 05:24:59 pm »
199 ...

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« Reply #131 on: October 04, 2015, 05:26:58 pm »
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« Reply #132 on: October 04, 2015, 05:28:38 pm »
Two straight singles for the Astros...nobody out for Springer..who promptly grounds into 4-6-3 double play on the first pitch
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« Reply #133 on: October 04, 2015, 05:29:13 pm »
There we go Jose - now keep it going George and Carlos!!!
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« Reply #134 on: October 04, 2015, 05:30:01 pm »
T9:

Valbuena hammers one right at second baseman who can't handle the heat...ruled a single
Altuve singles to RF...his 200th hit on the season
Springer grounds into 4-6-3 double play, Valbuena to 3B
Correa grounds out 6-3

Regular season over.  Wild card play in on the road.
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« Reply #135 on: October 04, 2015, 05:30:58 pm »
Not much of a celebration in the dugout.  Hopefully they'll be enjoying another Tuesday night.

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« Reply #136 on: October 04, 2015, 05:31:05 pm »
10 years in the wilderness over. Now need to find some tickets
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« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2015, 05:31:18 pm »
Good for Altuve. 200 hits and he gets to the post season. I hope that he takes a moment to savor it.
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« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2015, 05:31:19 pm »
I will feel that way later. Not now. Qualls is Qualls, but I am disappointed in McCullers.

I understand.  But I'm excited they get to keep playing.
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« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2015, 05:36:48 pm »
Playoff baseball bitches! Can't wait for Tuesday

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« Reply #140 on: October 04, 2015, 05:39:23 pm »
Locker room celebration going on. Brought to you by Budweiser.
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« Reply #141 on: October 04, 2015, 05:40:11 pm »
I understand.  But I'm excited they get to keep playing.

Not what I am saying. I am too.
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« Reply #142 on: October 04, 2015, 05:41:52 pm »
So the wildcard game is Tuesday?  I'm confused.
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« Reply #143 on: October 04, 2015, 05:42:28 pm »
HEY, YANKEES, YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TROPHY, AND YOUR APOLOGY, AND SHOVE 'EM BOTH STRAIGHT UP YOUR ASS!

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« Reply #144 on: October 04, 2015, 05:52:34 pm »
HEY, YANKEES, YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TROPHY, AND YOUR APOLOGY, AND SHOVE 'EM BOTH STRAIGHT UP YOUR ASS!

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« Reply #145 on: October 04, 2015, 05:57:06 pm »
A. J. Hinch:  "I love you motherfuckers". 
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« Reply #148 on: October 05, 2015, 09:36:22 am »
Just a postscript:
Impressed with the way the D'Backs battled to win that game and the recognition of Milo and the Astros by the organization.
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« Reply #149 on: October 05, 2015, 10:06:19 am »
Just a postscript:
Impressed with the way the D'Backs battled to win that game and the recognition of Milo and the Astros by the organization.

They did come across as a classy organization.
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