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Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« on: October 09, 2015, 11:31:38 am »
I'm in the airport. Please post the lineups when available. God and technology willing, I will join from the air. Thanks.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 11:37:33 am »
ASTROS LINEUP

Jose Altuve, 2B
George Springer, RF
Carlos Correa, SS
Colby Rasmus, LF
Evan Gattis, DH
Luis Valbuena, 3B
Chris Carter, 1B
Jason Castro, C
Jake Marisnick, CF

Scott Kazmir, P

ROYALS LINEUP

Alcides Escobar, SS
Ben Zobrist, 2B
Lorenzo Cain, CF
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Mike Moustakas, 3B
Salvador Perez, C
Alex Gordon, LF
Alex Rios, RF

Johnny Cueto, P
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 12:06:59 pm »
Kazmir had a 6.52 era and a 1.79 whip in 6 September starts and has a career post season 5.20 era and 1.73 whip. He faced KC 3 times this year - 21.1 innings, 12 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks while striking out 14 going 1-1.

McCullers in 5 September starts had a 3.19 era and a 1.03 whip. Adding in the figures from his October start does not significantly change the numbers. McCullers had one start against KC in June going 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks while striking out 6 and getting the win.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 12:11:03 pm »
McCullers announced as Game 4 starter (if necessary)
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 12:12:55 pm »
In 13 starts with KC, Cueto has a 4.76 era and a 1.45 whip; an increase of more than 2 runs in era and half a runner in whip over his Cincinnati stats.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 12:23:58 pm »
McCullers announced as Game 4 starter (if necessary)
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 12:25:01 pm »
I think that you go with a veteran for game two.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 01:48:48 pm »
Astros on the rise.
Royals desperation shows.
Kazmir proves his worth.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2015, 02:03:22 pm »

I'm in the airport. Please post the lineups when available. God and technology willing, I will join from the air. Thanks.

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I'm in the same bind and my plane only has wifi, not direct tv, so I'll be following here. Hope that I can at least stream radio since I won't be able to get video.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 02:13:06 pm »
I'm at my sister's who doesn't have cable/satellite.  Can this be streamed with a DirecTV account?

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2015, 02:16:47 pm »

I'm at my sister's who doesn't have cable/satellite.  Can this be streamed with a DirecTV account?

Download the fox sports go app and use your directv log-in. I'm sure a similar process can be done through the fox sports website in the event you aren't using a PDA or tablet, but I've only streamed fox sports on mobile devices.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2015, 02:17:15 pm »
@McCulloughStar: Johnny Cueto got to Kauffman Stadium about two hours before first pitch. If he pitches well, no one will care. #Narrative


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2015, 02:20:34 pm »
I'm at my sister's who doesn't have cable/satellite.  Can this be streamed with a DirecTV account?

Yes.  FS1 is one of the channels DirecTV steams via their website or mobile app.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 02:21:09 pm »
I'm at my sister's who doesn't have cable/satellite.  Can this be streamed with a DirecTV account?

Yes, in some instances.  If you have cable through specific providers (most primary providers are included), you are supposed to be able to stream the game via Fox Sports Go by logging in and following the instructions.  I make no promises, but it is supoosed to work... Good luck!
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 02:22:33 pm »
Download the fox sports go app and use your directv log-in. I'm sure a similar process can be done through the fox sports website in the event you aren't using a PDA or tablet, but I've only streamed fox sports on mobile devices.


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Laptop or phone.  I don't mind watching on my phone too much, so thanks!

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2015, 02:27:44 pm »
Fox website instead of Fox Sports 1 website will stream on laptops.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2015, 02:39:09 pm »
Fox website instead of Fox Sports 1 website will stream on laptops.

It works just fine.  Downside is you have to listen to Pete Rose on the pregame.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2015, 02:45:40 pm »
Angel of Death behind the dish today.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2015, 02:53:30 pm »
RBI-double for Rasmus...1-0 Astros
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2015, 02:53:54 pm »
Rasmus!!!   2 out rbi double

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 02:56:32 pm »
Boy, that stadium got quiet.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 02:56:40 pm »
T1:

Altuve pops the first pitch to shallow CF
Springer...quickly down 0-2...now works the count full...walks
Correa strikes out looking
Rasmus doubles to RF, Springer scores
Gattis singles to LF, Rasmus holds at 3B...shoulda scored
Valbuena strikes out swinging

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 02:57:23 pm »
No reason to hold up Rasmus on Gattis's single.  Pettis cost them a run there. 
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2015, 02:57:59 pm »
Second guessing is easy.  Petit should have sent Rasmus.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2015, 03:01:06 pm »
No reason to hold up Rasmus on Gattis's single.  Pettis cost them a run there.
I'm shocked he held him up. He's been so aggressive all year

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2015, 03:02:19 pm »
Rasmus did not break right away. If the Royals execute, he's  a dead duck. Still I  am surprised  Pettis  didn't send him.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2015, 03:03:48 pm »
Rasmus did not break right away. If the Royals execute, he's  a dead duck. Still I  am surprised  Pettis  didn't send him.

Yes he did.  He broke on contact.  Pettis held him up right away and Rasmus just coasted into 3B.  If he's sent, it takes a perfect throw to make it close, and even then they probably don't get him. 
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2015, 03:07:09 pm »
B1:

Escobar pops out F3
Zobrist singles to RF
Cain flies out F7
Hosmer pops out F5

After one...1-0 Astros
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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2015, 03:10:38 pm »

Yes he did.  He broke on contact.  Pettis held him up right away and Rasmus just coasted into 3B.  If he's sent, it takes a perfect throw to make it close, and even then they probably don't get him.

Gordon was shallow and got the ball when Rasmus hit the bag. Rasmus was meat with any decent throw.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2015, 03:15:13 pm »
Astros with bases loaded and nobody out for Altuve...
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« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2015, 03:15:39 pm »
Like last night, need productive outs (if not hits).
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2015, 03:15:41 pm »
Gordon was shallow and got the ball when Rasmus hit the bag. Rasmus was meat with any decent throw.


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Because Rasmus jogged into 3B.  If he's running, he scores.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2015, 03:16:32 pm »
That bunt was a thing of beauty.  And good hustle by Carter to get to third.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2015, 03:19:23 pm »
Springer swinging on 3-0.  It was a strike.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2015, 03:19:28 pm »
Springer!!

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2015, 03:19:54 pm »
Springer with a 2-run single
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« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2015, 03:19:55 pm »
Springer got JUST enough on that one 3-0

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2015, 03:20:06 pm »
That bunt was a thing of beauty.  And good hustle by Carter to get to third.
He's had trouble getting into third lately.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2015, 03:21:19 pm »
PSA: MLB At Bat streaming radio works on in-flight WiFi, which I was concerned about because it prohibits steaming video.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2015, 03:24:02 pm »
I can't remember the last time the Astros were the beneficiary of a bloop like that. Plenty fell in against them in September. That felt good!

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2015, 03:24:46 pm »
T2:

Carter with a broken bat flair single to LF
Castro...full count...walks, Carter to 2B
Marisnick bunts, third baseman fields it, looks back to 3B, nobody there, goes to 1B and Marisnick beats it, Castro to 2B, Carter to 3B...scored a single
Altuve...quickly down 0-2...shallow fly to RF, runners have to hold
Springer...3-0...3-1...doinks a single over SS...Carter scores, Castro scores, Marisnick to 2B
Correa grounds into 5-4-3 double play

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« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2015, 03:25:26 pm »
Correa scuffling a bit
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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2015, 03:25:31 pm »
The Royals dodged a bullet there.

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« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2015, 03:25:50 pm »
Why no review at 2b there? Didn't look like he ever held the ball. Was juggling it as he came across the bag.


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« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2015, 03:27:58 pm »
Why no review at 2b there? Didn't look like he ever held the ball. Was juggling it as he came across the bag.


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Can't challenge an "around the bag play", not sure if that qualifies or not. 
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« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2015, 03:30:48 pm »
PSA: MLB At Bat streaming radio works on in-flight WiFi, which I was concerned about because it prohibits steaming video.


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Didn't work for me a couple of months ago on United.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2015, 03:31:27 pm »
Perez homers to make it 3-1
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2015, 03:33:35 pm »
B2:

Morales strikes out swinging
Moustakas lines out to RF
Perez homers to LF
Gordon grounds out 4-3

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2015, 03:33:35 pm »

Didn't work for me a couple of months ago on United.

On a United flight myself, and, as such, my expectations of anything positive happening were very low.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2015, 03:35:41 pm »
My timing is excellent today, turned the tv just in time to see Perez hit it out.
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« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2015, 03:36:45 pm »
On a United flight myself, and, as such, my expectations of anything positive happening were very low.


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I've noticed they have different wifi providers across different aircraft. Must have different restrictions.

DirecTV wouldn't have helped you because i don't think they carry the FS1. You'd have been stuck watching the rangers.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2015, 03:37:12 pm »
My timing is excellent today, turned the tv just in time to see Perez hit it out.

Turn it back off, go back to bed.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2015, 03:38:20 pm »
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2015, 03:38:27 pm »
Rasmus!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2015, 03:38:58 pm »
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2015, 03:39:05 pm »
Astros on 219 on direct tv.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2015, 03:39:10 pm »
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« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2015, 03:39:25 pm »
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2015, 03:40:10 pm »
Somebody is earning a fat paycheck next year
Just think how much cattle he could buy for his farm.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2015, 03:41:19 pm »
T3:

Rasmus homers to RF
Gattis grounds out 6-3 on the first pitch
Valbuena popsout F6 on the first pitch
Carter...full count...strikes out looking

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2015, 03:41:54 pm »
Turn it back off, go back to bed.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2015, 03:42:57 pm »
Kazmir had a 6.52 era and a 1.79 whip in 6 September starts and has a career post season 5.20 era and 1.73 whip. He faced KC 3 times this year - 21.1 innings, 12 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks while striking out 14 going 1-1.

McCullers in 5 September starts had a 3.19 era and a 1.03 whip. Adding in the figures from his October start does not significantly change the numbers. McCullers had one start against KC in June going 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks while striking out 6 and getting the win.

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« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2015, 03:42:59 pm »
We need to look into whether or not Rasmussen can at least lease a portion of Carlos Lee's ranch.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2015, 03:44:15 pm »
Just think how much cattle he could buy for his farm.

Maybe he can finally buy himself a shirt.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2015, 03:45:37 pm »
Maybe he can finally buy himself a shirt.
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« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2015, 03:45:38 pm »
Maybe he can finally buy himself a shirt.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2015, 03:45:59 pm »
Maybe he can finally buy himself a shirt.
If shirtless rasmus means astros win, I hope he never puts another shirt on

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2015, 03:46:27 pm »
What is the point of this?

Seems to me that it will be good to have McCullers available for Game 4 Monday at home.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2015, 03:47:11 pm »
Correa scuffling a bit

He ripped that ball just foul to RF, and hit the DP ball on the screws.  I think he'll be ok.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2015, 03:48:13 pm »
Double and Carter's lollygagging have Royals on the corner with nobody out.
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« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2015, 03:48:30 pm »
Just watching Kazmir pitch. Here is what I think (which means absolutely nothing based on watching on TV and of course not being a coach): He's aiming his pitches to try and hit spots instead of throwing nice and easy. Castro is trying to guide him through the batting order, but Kazmir looks a littlle bit like he is trying way too hard to hit the spot. He doesn't seem to finish his follow through all the way, so he's short arming the pitch. That can flatten a pitch.

So hopefully he can trust his stuff and complete his pitch and know he'll be okay. Because at some point, he's going to have to do this to survive for more than four or five innings.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2015, 03:49:24 pm »

Or finish some of those tattoos.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2015, 03:55:40 pm »
B3:

Rios doubles to RCF
Escobar bunts, right at Carter...fields it, takes his time, smokes a cigarette, has a cup of coffee and a sandwich...lobs the ball to Altuve, called out...gonna challenge...gonna get overturned...yep, runners on the corner
Zobrist...full count...grounds into 5-4-3 double play, Rios scores
Cain flies out F9 in foul ground

Royals get a run, but nice job getting the twin killing to limit the damage.  A third through....4-2 Astros
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #73 on: October 09, 2015, 03:57:24 pm »
Somebody get on base for Rasmus.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2015, 03:57:43 pm »
In fairness to Kazmir, he seems to self-talk himself into letting go and he does well. But with the off-speed stuff, he looks like he's short arming to keep the ball down or away from the happy zone for the hitters. This may be his plan of attack... trusting his hard stuff and making sure to aim his off-speed down so even if the Royals hit it, it will stay in the park. Just a layman's view and opinion on that one. Fingers crossed he will keep it going well for the rest of his tenure on the hill.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2015, 04:00:21 pm »
Hope that we're not going to regret the runs that we've lollygagged away and/or lollygagged to the Royals.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2015, 04:00:53 pm »
T4:

Castro grounds out 4-3
Marisnick strikes out swinging
Altuve flies out F8 on the first pitch

Quick inning for Cueto

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2015, 04:02:07 pm »
Double and Carter's lollygagging have Royals on the corner with nobody out.

Lollygagging? I must be watching a different game.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2015, 04:04:37 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, and most likely I am. But part of the issue on that play with Carter was the time it took Altuve to get to the bag. Altuve was hustling over.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2015, 04:08:48 pm »
B4:

Hosmer grounds out 4-3
Morales strikes out swinging
Moustakas flies out F7

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #80 on: October 09, 2015, 04:09:21 pm »
Lollygagging? I must be watching a different game.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #81 on: October 09, 2015, 04:11:29 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, and most likely I am. But part of the issue on that play with Carter was the time it took Altuve to get to the bag. Altuve was hustling over.

Altuve was there, Carter can't lob that ball. 
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2015, 04:15:14 pm »
Correa's flirted with the right field foul pole twice now.  Then.....ouch.  How the hell do you hit a ball off your BACK knee?

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #83 on: October 09, 2015, 04:15:51 pm »
Rangers and the 'Eh' team going into the 14th.

A bit of tension in the 13th, Kela is a dickhead.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2015, 04:19:31 pm »
T5:

Springer grounds out 6-3
Correa strikes out swinging
Rasmus walks
Gattis pops out F4

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #85 on: October 09, 2015, 04:21:30 pm »
Lollygagging? I must be watching a different game.

He did not exactly charge that ball hard and make a crisp throw, from my recollection.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #86 on: October 09, 2015, 04:30:29 pm »
He did not exactly charge that ball hard and make a crisp throw, from my recollection.

Not sure that Lollygagging is the right word, just an average Carter play.  He is not that great at fielding position, pretty sure this conversation has been a few time before.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #87 on: October 09, 2015, 04:31:51 pm »
Kazmir getting tired, starting to nibble, falling behind...likely to be his last inning
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #88 on: October 09, 2015, 04:34:59 pm »
B5:

Perez...full count...strikes out swinging
Gordon...full count...walks
Rios...full count...flies out F9
Escobar strikes out looking

through five...4-2 Astros
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #89 on: October 09, 2015, 04:35:44 pm »
Kazmir getting tired, starting to nibble, falling behind...likely to be his last inning

If he's done, he done good.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #90 on: October 09, 2015, 04:36:01 pm »
Kazmir gave them what they needed.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #91 on: October 09, 2015, 04:36:34 pm »
A fine example of framing by Castro on those last two fastballs. Soft hands, no jerky movement of the glove... let the ball come into the glove and softly move the glove towards the body with only the slightess movement towards the middle of the body. Excellent work.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #92 on: October 09, 2015, 04:39:38 pm »
Altuve was there, Carter can't lob that ball.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #93 on: October 09, 2015, 04:41:40 pm »
Shadows to be a factor for the remainder of the game maybe. Good to have a lead.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #94 on: October 09, 2015, 04:42:35 pm »
No, he was not there.

I thought he would've gotten the out if he'dve thrown the ball harder than a lob. Altuve had arrived and was set at the bag by the time the lob got there. A good lead toss takes him to the bag quicker.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #95 on: October 09, 2015, 04:44:06 pm »
T6:

Valbuena...full count...singles to RF
Carter flies out F8 on the first pitch
Castro flies out F8
Marisnick grounds into FC, Valbuena out 6-4

4-2 still
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #96 on: October 09, 2015, 04:48:27 pm »
Aj playing with fire have kazmir back out there

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #97 on: October 09, 2015, 04:49:26 pm »
Aj playing with fire have kazmir back out there

He's probably on a short leash. 

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #98 on: October 09, 2015, 04:50:27 pm »
Nice job coming back from 3-0 there.  Keep the crowd quiet.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #99 on: October 09, 2015, 04:51:40 pm »
Kazmir gives up the 0-2 double, and he's out...Perez in
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2015, 04:55:01 pm »
Kazmir gives up the 0-2 double, and he's out...Perez in

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« Reply #101 on: October 09, 2015, 04:56:00 pm »
Back to back hits on 0-2 pitches, and it's a 1-run game
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #102 on: October 09, 2015, 04:56:25 pm »
Gotta tip the cap there

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« Reply #103 on: October 09, 2015, 04:57:20 pm »
BURY A PITCH OR TWO! FUCK!

Especially after how ugly Hosmer looked on the first two pitches. 

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« Reply #104 on: October 09, 2015, 04:57:40 pm »
Gotta tip the cap there

Tip the cap to a bullshit excuse-me swing? Fuck that.

AGAIN a hittable pitch with 2 strikes.

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« Reply #105 on: October 09, 2015, 04:58:01 pm »
Fucking shift. That was a double -play ball.
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« Reply #106 on: October 09, 2015, 04:58:10 pm »
Shift fucks the Astros...perfect DP ball rolls into RF, and runners on the corner with one out.
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« Reply #107 on: October 09, 2015, 05:00:19 pm »
Walk loads the bases with 1 out...Perez out, Fields in.
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« Reply #108 on: October 09, 2015, 05:01:12 pm »

Tip the cap to a bullshit excuse-me swing? Fuck that.

AGAIN a hittable pitch with 2 strikes.

FUCKING STUPID.

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« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2015, 05:01:22 pm »
Fields has got this.
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« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2015, 05:04:51 pm »
He breezed him, one more time!

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« Reply #111 on: October 09, 2015, 05:05:13 pm »
Fields walks the first hitter on four pitches, none of them within 4 ft of the plate...ties game, still bases loaded with one out.
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« Reply #112 on: October 09, 2015, 05:05:25 pm »
Fields has got this.

How so. He looks like crap. He's breathing hard too.

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« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2015, 05:05:41 pm »
DEFCON-5 bullpen shit storm.

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« Reply #114 on: October 09, 2015, 05:06:24 pm »
My kingdom for a double play... right here.

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« Reply #115 on: October 09, 2015, 05:07:23 pm »
My kingdom for a double play... right here.

May have to throw a strike first.
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« Reply #116 on: October 09, 2015, 05:08:29 pm »
How so. He looks like crap. He's breathing hard too.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #117 on: October 09, 2015, 05:09:04 pm »
SO on balls 5.6, and 8.

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« Reply #118 on: October 09, 2015, 05:09:08 pm »
HUGE K.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #119 on: October 09, 2015, 05:10:58 pm »
B6:

Zobrist....3-0...3-1...full count...flies out F8 to shallow CF
Cain...quickly 0-2...doubles down RF line

Hinch out...Kazmir out, Perez in

Hosmer...down 0-2...pokes the pitch into LCF, Cain scores
Morales...shift on...rolls a tailor made double play ball to 2B, but no one is there... into RF, Hosmer to 3B
Moustakas...3-0...walks, Morales to 2B

That's it for Perez, Fields in

Perez...3-0...walks, Hosmer scores to tie the game
Gordon...0-2...1-2...strikes out swinging
Rios strikes out swinging

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« Reply #120 on: October 09, 2015, 05:11:58 pm »
That could have been worse...

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« Reply #121 on: October 09, 2015, 05:12:30 pm »
You never know how somebody will react to their first playoff game. Just glad he was able to recover

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« Reply #122 on: October 09, 2015, 05:12:37 pm »
May have to throw a strike first.

Whatever he was told by the pitching coach settled him down. May have been "If you don't settle down and breathe right, you better keep walking right after we pull you from the game....  that way I don't have to waste my time killing you on the spot."

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« Reply #123 on: October 09, 2015, 05:23:06 pm »
T7:

Herrera on the hill

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Rasmus...full count...pops out F3

Still tied at 4
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« Reply #124 on: October 09, 2015, 05:27:18 pm »
It's tough to drop one between those guys.  I thought it would hold up just enough for Marisnik to get there.
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« Reply #125 on: October 09, 2015, 05:28:33 pm »
It's tough to drop one between those guys.  I thought it would hold up just enough for Marisnik to get there.

Both of them were extremely shallow
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« Reply #126 on: October 09, 2015, 05:29:39 pm »
Double, error and the shift...Royals take the lead
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« Reply #127 on: October 09, 2015, 05:32:49 pm »
Now their bullpen is a factor. Hosmer's lucky hit and Kazmir's too fat 0-2 to Cain turned this around. It is pointless to curse the shift because we are going to do it.
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« Reply #128 on: October 09, 2015, 05:34:26 pm »
Now their bullpen is a factor. Hosmer's lucky hit and Kazmir's too fat 0-2 to Cain turned this around. It is pointless to curse the shift because we are going to do it.

I often bitch about the pointless.  I don't mind the shift on certain hitters, but not every single fucking one.  No shift, and the Astros are taking a 2-run lead into the 8th. 
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« Reply #129 on: October 09, 2015, 05:35:50 pm »
I often bitch about the pointless.  I don't mind the shift on certain hitters, but not every single fucking one.  No shift, and the Astros are taking a 2-run lead into the 8th.

One run lead. Hosmer's hit made it 4-3. Agreed that Morales hit a DP ball.
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« Reply #130 on: October 09, 2015, 05:36:57 pm »
I often bitch about the pointless.  I don't mind the shift on certain hitters, but not every single fucking one.  No shift, and the Astros are taking a 2-run lead into the 8th. 

Against a team like the Royals that thrives on playing small ball and situational hitting, playing the shift against some of their hitters may not be the best idea, but I haven't run the numbers yet.
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« Reply #131 on: October 09, 2015, 05:37:34 pm »
B7:

Harris in

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Zobrist hits one to SS, but imagine that, the shift fucks the Astros...Escobar scores
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Harris out, Sipp in

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« Reply #132 on: October 09, 2015, 05:41:31 pm »
All of us would have been happy with a split going in, but if we let this one get away, it will be so disappointing.

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« Reply #133 on: October 09, 2015, 05:45:54 pm »
T8:

Madson in...

Gattis rolls over and grounds out 6-3
Valbuena strikes out swinging
Carter strikes out swinging

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« Reply #134 on: October 09, 2015, 05:46:38 pm »
All of us would have been happy with a split going in, but if we let this one get away, it will be so disappointing.

Yep.  They had their foot on the throat and let the Royals up.
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« Reply #135 on: October 09, 2015, 05:46:43 pm »
All of us would have been happy with a split going in, but if we let this one get away, it will be so disappointing.
Agreed. A split is great. But once you win game one and lead game 2 into the 6th... Doesn't feel so great

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« Reply #136 on: October 09, 2015, 05:53:03 pm »
Pat Neshek sighting...in with one out in the 8th. 

Man he needs a good outing here.
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« Reply #137 on: October 09, 2015, 05:55:18 pm »

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« Reply #138 on: October 09, 2015, 05:55:47 pm »
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« Reply #139 on: October 09, 2015, 05:56:59 pm »
Neshek allowed a baserunner? Shocking.

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« Reply #140 on: October 09, 2015, 05:57:23 pm »
The shift giveth and it taketh away

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« Reply #141 on: October 09, 2015, 05:58:48 pm »
Neshek gives up back to back 0-2 singles...runners at the corner
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« Reply #142 on: October 09, 2015, 05:59:13 pm »
Wow. Neshek is nothing if not consistent.

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« Reply #143 on: October 09, 2015, 06:02:14 pm »
Is it my imagination or does the espn crew sound like they have a crush on kc?
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« Reply #144 on: October 09, 2015, 06:03:36 pm »
B8:

Moustakas...full count...lines out to RF

Sipp out, Neshek in

Perez...down 0-2...hits one to 2B...do I need to mention the shift?  Single
Gordon...shifting again...down 0-2...singles to RF, Perez to 3B, Dyson to run for Gordon
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Escobar...down 0-2...flies out F9

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« Reply #145 on: October 09, 2015, 06:04:22 pm »
So do they start with Tucker for Castro?


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« Reply #146 on: October 09, 2015, 06:06:42 pm »
Tags says Lowrie and Tucker then Altuve.


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« Reply #147 on: October 09, 2015, 06:06:48 pm »
So do they start with Tucker for Castro?


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« Reply #148 on: October 09, 2015, 06:08:29 pm »
Not sure what Lowrie is on about.
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« Reply #149 on: October 09, 2015, 06:09:18 pm »
Not sure what Lowrie is on about.

Should have put in Timmy Lupus.  At least he would have tried.
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« Reply #150 on: October 09, 2015, 06:09:30 pm »
Jed an able replacement for Castro.
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« Reply #151 on: October 09, 2015, 06:10:44 pm »
Not sure what Lowrie is on about.

Asked the umpire what the hunk of wood is for?
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« Reply #152 on: October 09, 2015, 06:11:02 pm »
Tucker with a 1-out walk..turns the lineup over with one out
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« Reply #153 on: October 09, 2015, 06:12:33 pm »
Gomez, pinch running for Tucker...immediately picked off before the next pitch
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« Reply #154 on: October 09, 2015, 06:12:45 pm »
He's out. Ridiculous.

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« Reply #155 on: October 09, 2015, 06:13:07 pm »
Fuck

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« Reply #156 on: October 09, 2015, 06:13:28 pm »
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« Reply #157 on: October 09, 2015, 06:13:30 pm »
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« Reply #158 on: October 09, 2015, 06:13:44 pm »
Barker-esque
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« Reply #159 on: October 09, 2015, 06:13:58 pm »
The bad throw made that play.
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« Reply #160 on: October 09, 2015, 06:14:07 pm »
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« Reply #161 on: October 09, 2015, 06:14:21 pm »
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« Reply #162 on: October 09, 2015, 06:14:43 pm »
T9:

Davis on the mound...

Lowire, pinch hitting for Castro...takes strike one...takes strike two...takes strike three. 
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« Reply #163 on: October 09, 2015, 06:14:51 pm »
Gomez, pinch running for Tucker...immediately picked off before the next pitch

What a waste of a pinch runner, Tucker could have got himself picked off.
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« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2015, 06:14:55 pm »
Too bad. That was a lost opportunity to come home 2-0. The bullpen remains iffy.

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« Reply #165 on: October 09, 2015, 06:15:13 pm »
Seriously, how the hell do you get picked off there?!


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« Reply #166 on: October 09, 2015, 06:17:56 pm »
Seriously, how the hell do you get picked off there?!


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« Reply #167 on: October 09, 2015, 06:18:08 pm »
Between walking in the tying run and getting the potential tying run picked off in the ninth,  with an AL batting champ at the plate no less,  that was a craptastic final 4 innings.

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« Reply #168 on: October 09, 2015, 06:19:08 pm »
T8:

Madson in...

Gattis rolls over and grounds out 6-3
Valbuena strikes out swinging
Carter strikes out swinging

5-4 Royals

Incidentally, when was the last time Gattis *didn't* ground out to short? Seems he's on a bit of a binge.

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« Reply #169 on: October 09, 2015, 06:19:16 pm »
I'm OK with being aggressive and trying to get in scoring position.

Me too. However, getting picked off before the guy even throws a pitch might be a little bit further on the really-fucking-stupid chart than the be-aggressive chart.
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« Reply #170 on: October 09, 2015, 06:19:34 pm »
Incidentally, when was the last time Gattis *didn't* ground out to short? Seems he's on a bit of a binge.

Pretty sure he singled earlier in the game.
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« Reply #171 on: October 09, 2015, 06:22:46 pm »
Me too. However, getting picked off before the guy even throws a pitch might be a little bit further on the really-fucking-stupid chart than the be-aggressive chart.

Yeah, unless you're planning on running on the first pitch, you at least try to time him.  Not sure if Gomez was running on the first pitch or not, but Altuve's not exactly one who's gonna work the count. 
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« Reply #172 on: October 09, 2015, 06:25:46 pm »
To me the 4 pitch game tying walk was the punch in the nuts. Oh well, Astros split in KC! Cant wait to see Kuechel pitch a playoff game at home!

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« Reply #173 on: October 09, 2015, 06:26:36 pm »
Pretty sure he singled earlier in the game.

Pardon my hyperbole.

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« Reply #174 on: October 09, 2015, 06:31:20 pm »
Pardon my hyperbole.

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« Reply #175 on: October 09, 2015, 06:33:20 pm »
Never let facts get in the way of a good rant.

True. If I were making a shit list for today, Gattis wouldn't be at the top of it.

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« Reply #176 on: October 09, 2015, 06:34:47 pm »
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Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #177 on: October 09, 2015, 06:35:34 pm »
Me too. However, getting picked off before the guy even throws a pitch might be a little bit further on the really-fucking-stupid chart than the be-aggressive chart.

Yeah, fucker got caught napping, although it was a really good throw by Davis.
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #178 on: October 09, 2015, 06:39:45 pm »
... and if rants are in order, Lowrie pissed me the fuck off. What a shitty at bat...
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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #179 on: October 09, 2015, 06:49:23 pm »
... and if rants are in order, Lowrie pissed me the fuck off. What a shitty at bat...
Sad when the vet has a kind of "at bat" like that and the rook has a great at bat to get on base.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #180 on: October 09, 2015, 06:50:31 pm »
... and if rants are in order, Lowrie pissed me the fuck off. What a shitty at bat...

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #181 on: October 09, 2015, 06:51:04 pm »
I find myself thinking about that would be rasmus run in the first. Not the reason they lost obviously but an extra run would have been helpful.

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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #182 on: October 09, 2015, 07:31:32 pm »
To me, the underrated play was Correa's DP in the 2nd.  Removed the chance to really blow the game open.


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Re: Astros @ Royals October 9, 2015
« Reply #183 on: October 09, 2015, 07:34:56 pm »
Seriously, how the hell do you get picked off there?!


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Because the throw bounced and took the glove into him. If it is a normal pickoff throw, he is safe. The talking heads said that immediately. It was not a reckless lead. Shit happens, people. Bad luck there and in the 6th, and we let Cueto settle in.
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