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Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« on: April 20, 2016, 03:29:20 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's tilt:

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2BJose Altuve (R)
RFGeorge Springer (R)
SSCarlos Correa (R)
1BTyler White (R)
LFColby Rasmus (L)
DHEvan Gattis (R)
CFCarlos Gomez (R)
3BMarwin Gonzalez (S)
CJason Castro (L)

HOU: Doug Fister (R)  (1-1, 7.59)

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CF D. DeShields Jr. (R)
RF Nomar Mazara (L)
DH Prince Fielder (L)
3B Adrian Beltre (R)
1B Mitch Moreland (L)
LF Ian Desmond (R)
2B Rougned Odor (L)
SS Elvis Andrus (R)
C Bryan Holaday (R)

TEX: Cole Hamels (L)  (2-0, 2.95)
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 03:32:57 pm »
whoa, White in front of Rasmus?  Trying to add protection for White or baserunners for Rasmus?  Probably just due to Hamels being a lefty but still interesting
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 06:43:02 pm »
whoa, White in front of Rasmus?  Trying to add protection for White or baserunners for Rasmus?  Probably just due to Hamels being a lefty but still interesting

Rasmus has taken Hamels deep. Gattis twice has.

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 07:11:17 pm »
First two Astros hit by pitch...two on, nobody out...
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 07:16:10 pm »
T1:

Altuve hit by pitch
Springer...full count...hit by pitch
Correa...2-0...swings at a ball in the dirt...2-1...swings at a ball in the dirt 2-2...swings and miss.. at a ball at his ankles...sees five pitches, none of them strikes, but punches out
White strikes out looking, double steal, Springer thrown out 2-4

Thud

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 07:23:12 pm »
Since being named player of the week, White is 4 for 25 with 2 RBI and 12 strikeouts. 
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 07:23:48 pm »
Ashby has willed Fielder out of his slow start these last two games.


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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2016, 07:24:10 pm »
B1:

Deshields chops out 5-3
Mazara lines out F9
Fielder singles to RCF
Beltre...quickly 0-2...pops out F4

No score after one.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2016, 07:28:21 pm »
A couple of singles...Astros have two on with no outs again
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2016, 07:29:56 pm »
Bases drunk with nobody out for Marwin...
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2016, 07:30:04 pm »
And the class clown gets on base on a bunt. Sacks full.

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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 07:30:08 pm »
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2016, 07:32:53 pm »
Fuck me.

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2016, 07:33:51 pm »
Are you fucking kidding me
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2016, 07:34:13 pm »
Fuck me.

This team would fuck up a wet dream.

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2016, 07:34:30 pm »
Wow.  How can a Major League player be that stupid.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2016, 07:35:02 pm »
Is Carlos Gomez the stupidest player ever?
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2016, 07:35:24 pm »
T2:

Rasmus...looks at two strikes...0-2...lines a single into RCF (of course, the third out last inning was made on the bases w/RISP)
Gattis singles up the middle, Rasmus to 2B
Gomez bunt single, Rasmus to 3B, Gattis to 2B
Marwin...2-0...swings and misses at a ball 4 feet off the plate...2-1...3-1...flies out F9...Rasmus holds, but Gomez does not...Gomez in a pickle...Rasmus now has no choice...takes off for home and is  9-2-4-2, Gattis moves to 3B and Gomez to 2B
Castro with a slow roller to 3B out 5-3

Incredible....three hits, no runs and one really, really, really, really, really, really stupid baserunning  move. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2016, 07:39:18 pm »
I honestly would be happy if we cut Gomez tonight. Literally or figuratively.


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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 07:40:19 pm »
this team needs a Bagwell/Biggio to chew ass.

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 07:40:39 pm »
Honestly, I still can't tell exactly what the fuck happened.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 07:43:18 pm »
Honestly, I still can't tell exactly what the fuck happened.

Luhnow traded a bunch of guys for Carlos Gomez, then everything went to shit.
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2016, 07:45:02 pm »
Odor with a monster HR...2-0 Rangers
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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2016, 07:46:30 pm »
Luhnow traded a bunch of guys for Carlos Gomez, then everything went to shit.

Not to pile on Gomez, but I've never liked having him on this team...from they day he arrived. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2016, 07:47:36 pm »
B2:

Moreland grounds into the shift, 6-3
Desmond...wearing some good looking stirrups...full count...walks on a close pitch
Desmond to 2B on a wild pitch
Odor hammers one into the upper deck in RF, Desmond scores
Andrus ground out 5-3
Holoday flies out F7

2-0 Rangers
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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2016, 07:48:16 pm »
Another typical game against the fucking Rangers. It's like some sort of Bermuda Triangle.
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 07:52:27 pm »
T3:

Altuve singles to LF, tries to stretch it to a double, thrown out 7-4
Springer flies out F9 on the first pitch
Correa flies out F9

Quick 5 pitch inning for Hammels

2-0 Rangers
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2016, 07:53:50 pm »
this team needs a Bagwell/Biggio to chew ass.


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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2016, 07:55:10 pm »
Since the first week, Correa is 3 for 26 with 1 RBI
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2016, 07:55:45 pm »
Another typical game against the fucking Rangers. It's like some sort of Bermuda Triangle.

Living up here I've been reading in the paper all week stories about how the Astros are really overrated and over-hyped.
But I did not realize the team was sub -.500 since the 18-7 start last year.
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2016, 07:57:55 pm »
B3:

Deshields grounds out 4-3
Mazara grounds out 6-3
Fielder grounds out 6-3
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2016, 07:58:24 pm »
Living up here I've been reading in the paper all week stories about how the Astros are really overrated and over-hyped.
But I did not realize the team was sub -.550 since the 18-7 start last year.

They treaded water to stay in the race last year.  But right now, this is a 110 loss team. 
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2016, 08:00:33 pm »

Clearly AJ ain't gonna do it.

You don't chew out Major Leaguers anymore.  This isn't the 1920s.
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2016, 08:04:35 pm »
T4:

White strikes out swinging
Rasmus pops out F6
Gattis strikes out looking

2-0 Rangers
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2016, 08:11:21 pm »
B4:

Beltre grounds out 5-3 on the first pitch
Moreland doubles off the LF wall
Desmond grounds out 4-3, Moreland to 3B
Odor grounds out 1-3

2-0 Rangers
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2016, 08:15:28 pm »
They treaded water to stay in the race last year.  But right now, this is a 110 loss team. 

I think 110 losses is overstating it, but 90 losses seems frighteningly possible.
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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2016, 08:20:20 pm »
I think 110 losses is overstating it, but 90 losses seems frighteningly possible.

If they lose tonight, they'll be 5-10.  That's pace for 54-108.
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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2016, 08:25:53 pm »
T5:

Gomez strikes out on three pitches, spinning himself into the ground
Marwin taps one up the 1B line, Hamels fields it then spikes it into the ground, the ball rolls into RF, Marwin moves to 2B on the TE1...Banister out arguing...because he's a massive dickhead
Castro grounds out 3U on the firs pitch, Marwin to 3B
Altuve walks
Springer...full count...strikes out swinging, screwing himself into the ground.

Still 0 forever w/RISP...

2-0 Rangers
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2016, 08:27:28 pm »
Springer is becoming a Gomez protégé.

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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2016, 08:28:02 pm »
Guys, I did NOT see myself hating this team by the end of April.


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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2016, 08:28:42 pm »
You don't chew out Major Leaguers anymore.  This isn't the 1920s.

Which is why they need a veteran or two in 'house to say "that's not the way we do it around here".

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« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2016, 08:30:13 pm »
Which is why they need a veteran or two in 'house to say "that's not the way we do it around here".

Agreed.  Instead they have Carlos Gomez. 
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« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2016, 08:35:51 pm »
Castro and Fister cannot get on the same page. 
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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2016, 08:35:53 pm »
Which is why they need a veteran or two in 'house to say "that's not the way we do it around here".
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2016, 08:37:19 pm »
B5:

Andrus...full count...doubles to RCF...Springer does a nice job of cutting it off to keep it a double
Holaday...trying to bunt...can't get a strike...now full count...flies out F7
Deshields grounds out 5-3, Andrus has to hold at 2B
Mazara strikes out looking

2-0 through five
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2016, 08:39:49 pm »
Two beautiful pitches by Fister. Of course Mazara is SHOCKED as any well oiled stRanger rookie should be.

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2016, 08:41:38 pm »
If these fuckers hit somebody on the hand I'm going to be pretty pissed.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2016, 08:42:54 pm »
White!!!

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2016, 08:43:03 pm »
Wow! Something good happened!
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« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2016, 08:48:31 pm »
T6:

Correa...quickly 0-2...rolls one to 3B...5-3
White homers to LCF
Rasmus...0-2...works the count full...fouls off several pitches, works a walk.  Good at bat
Gattis reaches 9 feet outside and rolls a soft grounder for a 5-4-3 double play on the fist pitch

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« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2016, 08:49:08 pm »
I'd forgotten how utterly impatient Gattis is, and will swing at anything.  I don't like being reminded. 
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« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2016, 08:54:26 pm »
Quite a grab by Springer there.
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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2016, 09:00:12 pm »
B6:

Fielder flies out F9...Springer with a spectacular diving catch in the gap!
Beltre singles up the middle
Moreland walks, Beltre to 2B

Hinch out...gonna leave Fister in...

Desmond lines out F9 on another nice play by Springer
Odor lines out F7

2-1 Rangers
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« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2016, 09:06:33 pm »
Surprised they aren't pinch hitting for Castro here

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« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2016, 09:09:41 pm »
Fucking Castro. They have to let these guys swing at these 3-0 meatballs.
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Astros with runners on the corners with two out...Hamels out, Dyson in...
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« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2016, 09:13:31 pm »
I would say that Castro is fucking worthless, but that would imply that his value is zero, and ignore how he actively harms the team.


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Fucking Castro. They have to let these guys swing at these 3-0 meatballs.

Castro's not gonna hit it.  Hamels threw him one strike and he still punched out. 
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« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2016, 09:14:54 pm »
T7:

Gomez walks on four pitches
Marwin grounds out 4-3, Gomez to 2B
Gomez steals 3B
Castro...3-0...3-1 on a belt high meatball...3-2 on ball four...punches out on ball five
Altuve...quickly 0-2...hit by pitch again

That's all for Hamels...Dyson in

Altuve steals 2B

Springer taps back to the mound...1-3

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« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2016, 09:15:18 pm »
Astros now 0 for 8 w/RISP  and 17 LOB this game. 
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« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2016, 09:16:35 pm »
That was certainly representative of key causes of the team's woes.


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« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2016, 09:23:33 pm »
Hate to say it but here comes the two run inning after soiling the sheets in the top half.

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« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2016, 09:32:24 pm »
B7:

Harris in...

Andrus grounds to 3B, Marwin kicks it...E5
Holaday strikes out swinging
Deshields strikes out swinging

That's all for Harris, Sipp in...

Mazara...works the count full...strikes out swinging

2-1 Rangers still
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« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2016, 09:33:19 pm »
Time for a comeback.  Before this forum goes on suicide watch

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« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2016, 09:35:16 pm »
Correa seems to have lost all plate discipline.
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« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2016, 09:36:26 pm »
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Wow.... George Springer's catch: first step in 0.37 seconds, 98% route efficiency, distance covered 80 feet, max speed 19.1 MPH


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« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2016, 09:36:46 pm »
Correa leads off the 8th with a double...tying run in scoring position, nobody out...
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« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2016, 09:45:32 pm »
T8:

Correa doubles off the RCF wall
White grounds out softly 5-3 on the first pitch...terrible at bat

That's it for Dyson, Diekman in

Rasmus...quickly down 0-2...works it full...strikes out looking
Gattis strikes out looking

Ugh.

2-1
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« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2016, 09:46:14 pm »
Astros now 0 for 11 w/RISP this game, 3 for their last 33.

Oops...forgot about Gomez's bunt single.  They're 1 for 12 this game, 4 for their last 34
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« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2016, 09:47:06 pm »
All I know is he got a great jump and got there in a hurry.

Basically, it was no Edmonds diving catch

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This team has to be some sort of cosmic test for its fans.
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« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2016, 09:50:01 pm »
Woof this team is absolutely snakebit right now

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« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2016, 09:50:09 pm »
Wow.
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« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2016, 09:50:38 pm »
White dropped a pop-up? Of course he did. And Beltre will probably jack one now.
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« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2016, 09:51:41 pm »
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« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2016, 09:56:29 pm »
This strikezone has been horseshit
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The last inning has taken over an hour to play.
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« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2016, 09:57:33 pm »
The last inning has taken over an hour to play.

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« Reply #80 on: April 20, 2016, 09:58:01 pm »
After the error, Rangers have bases juiced, nobody out...
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« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2016, 09:58:58 pm »
Welcome to hell.

I thought I was in hell once.  Turns out I was in Nebraska. 
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« Reply #82 on: April 20, 2016, 09:59:21 pm »
Turns out, Billy Wagner owes his career to Alan Ashby.
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« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2016, 10:03:27 pm »
Don't back off now still one out to go

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« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2016, 10:03:39 pm »
Turns out, Billy Wagner owes his career to Alan Ashby.

He can also smell the ball off the bat just like Teddy Baseball.

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« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2016, 10:05:39 pm »
Wow, Giles.
Don't think twice, it's alright.

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« Reply #86 on: April 20, 2016, 10:05:46 pm »
Don't back off now still one out to go

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« Reply #87 on: April 20, 2016, 10:05:47 pm »
B8:

Giles in...

Fielder ...0-2...hits a routine popup to 1B, White camped under it...and it clanks out of his glove...E3
Alberto in to pinch run for the Fat Kid
Beltre...0-2...doubles over Marwin's head, Alberto to 3B
Moreland...infield in...full count...walks
Desmond flies out F9, runners hold...notice how the runner at 1B didn't go when the runner at 3B didn't?
Odor...3-1...3-2...flies out to shallow LF, runners have to hold
Andrus...0-2...strikes out swinging at a pitch in the dirt, Castro steps on the plate to force Alberto

Tremendous job by Giles

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« Reply #88 on: April 20, 2016, 10:06:06 pm »
Nice recovery by Giles.

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Well, that was unexpected. After the Beltre hit, I was sure they would crater.
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Liking Giles, early struggles notwithstanding. Way to battle back from the little league error.
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« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2016, 10:06:47 pm »
Well, that was unexpected. After the Beltre hit, I was sure they would crater.

Now don't waste it.
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« Reply #92 on: April 20, 2016, 10:07:50 pm »
If Giles is recovering then replacing Fields is about all there is to do with the bullpen.
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« Reply #93 on: April 20, 2016, 10:08:49 pm »
This right here is when you announce that this is a team. Come on fellas.

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« Reply #94 on: April 20, 2016, 10:11:01 pm »
Gomez is completely overmatched by Big League pitching
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« Reply #95 on: April 20, 2016, 10:11:08 pm »
Did something happen to Gomez?
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« Reply #96 on: April 20, 2016, 10:11:43 pm »
Gomez is completely overmatched by Big League pitching

It's hard to imagine he once had decent full seasons.

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When Luis Valbuena is your best pinch hitting option, you're in world of shit.
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Did something happen to Gomez?

Right words. Wrong order.
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« Reply #100 on: April 20, 2016, 10:14:51 pm »
When Luis Valbuena is your best pinch hitting option, you're in world of shit.

Big world, deep shit.
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« Reply #101 on: April 20, 2016, 10:15:14 pm »
Valbuena turns the lineup over with a seeing eye single...tying run on base
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« Reply #102 on: April 20, 2016, 10:15:44 pm »
C'mon Altuve! (I fully expect Valbuena to be picked off)

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« Reply #103 on: April 20, 2016, 10:17:42 pm »
Still think the strikezone is horseshit.
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« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2016, 10:18:20 pm »
Rub some dirt on it. Plenty of season left. Go get em tomorrow. Fuck.

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« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2016, 10:18:20 pm »
T9:

Tolleson in...

Gomez grounds out 3-1
Tucker, pinch hitting for Marwin...pops out F6
Valbuena, pinch hitting for Castro...singles past the shift to LF
Marisnick in to pinch run for Valbuena
Altuve flies out F9

Game over

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2016, 10:18:33 pm »
Son of a bitch, I hate the Rangers.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2016, 10:19:06 pm »
At least it's Keuchel tomorrow.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2016, 10:19:13 pm »
Thanks for the PBP, HH.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2016, 10:19:26 pm »
So many chances.

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2016, 10:21:03 pm »
At least it's Keuchel tomorrow.

Pitching was great tonight.  That wasn't the problem.  You're not going to win many games making so many mistakes, losing a whole inning being slapdicks on the bases, and going 1 for 12 w/RISP (the one being a bunt single) and 21 LOB. 
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2016, 10:22:30 pm »
Thanks for the PBP, HH.

Maybe I'm the problem.  Have they won when I was doing it?
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #112 on: April 20, 2016, 10:26:54 pm »
Great pitching, but a complete shitshow of an offense.    The base running and mental errors are even worse.

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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2016, 10:36:05 pm »
When Luis Valbuena is your best pinch hitting option, you're in world of shit.

Well, technically they used their best pinch-hitter earlier when Tucker came up. (Actually, they used their *best* pinch-hitter when they started Gonzalez at 3B.) But your point is still valid.
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Re: Astros @ stRangers April 20, 2016
« Reply #114 on: April 21, 2016, 09:36:39 am »
We need Mark!!!
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