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Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« on: May 18, 2016, 06:38:05 pm »
Astros:
2b Altuve
RF Springer
SS Correa
CF Rasmus
DH Gattis
3b Moran
1b Valbuena
C Castro
LF Kemp
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P Fister

White Sox:
RF Eaton
SS Rollins
1b Abreu
3b Frazier
LF Cabrera
2b Lawrie
DH Garcia
C Navarro
CF Jackson
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P Latos
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 07:15:30 pm »
Single and a walk...first two Astros reach...
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 07:18:29 pm »
Correa singles, Altuve scores...runners at the corner, still nobody out
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 07:25:24 pm »
T1:

Altuve singles to RF
Springer walks, Altuve to 2B
Correa...3-0...3-1...3-2...singles to RF, Altuve scores, Springer to 3B
Rasmus pops up to shallow CF, runners hold
Correa steals 2B
Gattis punches out at a pitch that bounces in front of the plate, 2-3 on the putout
Moran...first Major League at bat...strikes out swinging at a pitch in the dirt.  Latos didn't even have to throw anything close to the plate.

Astros get a run...lead 1-0
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 07:26:09 pm »
Why would you ever throw these guys a pitch anywhere but in the dirt?
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 07:29:39 pm »
Don't run on Kemp!
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 07:32:26 pm »
Three straight hits for the Sox ties it up...one out.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2016, 07:32:54 pm »
Why would you ever throw these guys a pitch anywhere but in the dirt?

I'd never throw Gattis a strike.  Ever. 
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 07:32:58 pm »
Astros starting pitching back to its old tricks.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 07:34:12 pm »
Not sure how 10 total bases doesn't earn you a start the next day

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 07:35:52 pm »
B1:

Eaton grounds to 3B, but the shift...no one is there...single, tries to stretch it, Kemp noodles one to 2B, but it's in time...score 7-4
Rollins doubles to RF on the first pitch
Abreu singles to RF, Rollins scores
Frazier walks, Abreu to 2B
Cabrera grounds into 4-6-3 double play

After one...1-1
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2016, 07:36:15 pm »
First four batters reach, but Kemp's arm and a DP ball limit the damage to one run.


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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2016, 07:37:24 pm »
Nice play by Altuve to start that double play.

It would be nice to get more than 5 innings out of the starter after last night's extra-innings game, but that's not looking likely at this point.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2016, 07:37:58 pm »
I wonder how many outfielders have ever recorded an assist on their first play?


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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2016, 07:38:31 pm »
Nice play by Altuve to start that double play.

It would be nice to get more than 5 innings out of the starter after last night's extra-innings game, but that's not looking likely at this point.

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 07:44:16 pm »
T2:

Valbuena...quickly down 0-2...grounds out 4-3
Castro flairs a single over 3B
Kemp...first Major League at bat...singles to LF on the first pitch...Castro tries for 3B and the throw goes between Frazier's leg...Kemp moves to 2B on the E7
Altuve grounds out 4-3 on the first pitch, Castro scores, Kemp to 3B
Springer lines out to RF

Astros retake the lead 2-1
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2016, 07:50:49 pm »
B2:

Lawrie strikes out looking
Garcia strikes out swinging
Navarro...3-0...3-1...grounds out 4-3

2-1 Astros
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2016, 07:51:19 pm »
Much better showing by fister there

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2016, 07:51:50 pm »
Much better inning for Fister. Probably had something to do with being in the bottom half of the order.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2016, 08:00:04 pm »
T3:

Correa singles to LF
Rasmus grounds into FC, Correa out 4-6
Gattis strikes out swinging at a pitch that bounces in front of the plate...again.
Moran...full count...grounds out 4-3

2-1 Astros
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2016, 08:05:04 pm »
B3:

Jackson flies out F9
Eaton flies out F8
Rollins strikes out looking silly on a couple of yellowhammers

2-1 Astros
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2016, 08:10:06 pm »
Castro's ability to draw walks, given his limited ability to hit the baseball, is pretty impressive.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2016, 08:13:34 pm »
Altuve with an RBI single...3-1 Astros...two on, still one out.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2016, 08:14:46 pm »
Castro's ability to draw walks, given his limited ability to hit the baseball, is pretty impressive.

Not to mention the blazing speed on the basebaths, as evidenced by his scoring on that bleeder through the left side.
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2016, 08:16:43 pm »
T4:

Valbuena grounds out softly 6-3...flips his bat like an idiot
Castro walks on four pitches
Kemp flairs one over 3B for a single, Castro to 2B
Altuve singles to LF, Castro scores, Kemp to 2B
Springer grounds into FC...Lawrie kicks the ball around for a while, but Altuve had to stop...Altuve out 4-6, Kemp to 3B
Correa...takes a hanging curve right down the center, grounds out 4-3 on a pitch that almost hits him in the chest.

3-1 Astros
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2016, 08:16:44 pm »
I'll bet Correa would like to see that hanging slider again.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2016, 08:23:27 pm »
B4:

Abreu grounds out 4-3
Frazier grounds back to the box...1-3
Cabrera singles to RF
Lawrie strikes out swinging

3-1 still
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2016, 08:26:22 pm »
Colby Jack!!
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2016, 08:32:55 pm »
T5:

Rasmus homers to RF
Gattis smacks one to 3B, knocked down by Frazier, but no play...infield single
Moran lines softly to SS
Valbuena grounds into 4-6-3 double play

4-1 Astros
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2016, 08:33:27 pm »
Rasmus really gave that one a ride.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2016, 08:45:08 pm »
B5:

Garcia grounds out 3-1 on the first pitch
Navarro taps one past Fister...infield single
Jackson lines out to RF
Eaton...3-0...doubles to RCF...Navarro limps into 3B...would have been a triple
Rollins flies out F8 on a nice running grab by Rasmus...saves two runs

4-1 Astros
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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2016, 08:48:00 pm »
Castrofly!!
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« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2016, 08:49:51 pm »
I don't recall too many bombs like that from Castro.

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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2016, 08:52:17 pm »
Guess that's why they walk him.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2016, 08:55:38 pm »
T6:

Castro homers to RF
Kemp grounds out 6-3
Altuve singles to LF

I assume there's a pitching change, they're interviewing Kemp's mom...yep, Putnam in

Springer singles to LF on the first pitch, Altuve to 2B
Correa strikes out swinging
Rasmus grounds out 4-3 on the first pitch

Lots of traffic...one run to make it 5-1
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2016, 08:57:38 pm »
Astros are 2 for 11 w/RISP and 21 LOB...through six innings.  I know they've got a 4-run lead, but this game should be about 12-1.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2016, 09:01:30 pm »
Bunt single and a triple for the Sox...5-2 with runner at 3B and one out
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2016, 09:01:50 pm »
DFA Ashby
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« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2016, 09:04:00 pm »
DFA Ashby

I'm starting to get the impression that you don't care for him very much.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2016, 09:04:39 pm »
B6:

Abreu flies out F9
Frazier bunts to 3B, Moran fields it with the barehand...throw goes into the runner...scored a hit, but it could have been an out.
Cabrera triples to RCF, Frazier scores
Lawrie strikes out swinging
Garcia grounds out 3-1

5-2 Astros

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2016, 09:05:40 pm »
Nice job by Fister to limit the damage.  He had a little bad luck on the bunt, and then the triple that hit the post and bounced away from Springer.  Good job keeping it there. 
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2016, 09:08:12 pm »
Fister has been a very pleasant surprise.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2016, 09:11:22 pm »
DFA Ashby

I've learned to tune him out when I listen.

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2016, 09:12:30 pm »
Moran is a funny looking fucker.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2016, 09:13:10 pm »
Paraphrasing:
Ashby: Moran's approach reminds me of a young John Olerud
Blum: huh. I don't really see it. He has a wide open stance whereas Olerud was closed, and Olerud was far more quiet and still in his stance.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2016, 09:15:49 pm »
T7:

Gattis strikes out swinging...without actually being thrown a strike
Moran walks

That's all for Putnam, Jennings in

Valbuena singles to LF, Moran to 2B
Castro grounds into 5-4-3 twin killing

At the stretch...5-2 Astros
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2016, 09:21:30 pm »
Fister is worn out.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2016, 09:23:42 pm »
Fister out with 1 on and 1 out in the 7th...Giles in
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2016, 09:28:17 pm »
Giles walks the first batter he faces...tying run at the plate.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2016, 09:33:11 pm »
Abreu singles in a run...Sox with runners at the corner and two out
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2016, 09:34:07 pm »
Giles is the new gas can?
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2016, 09:35:20 pm »
Giles is the new gas can?

Eh, the single was a flare. This is not a gas can inning. Yet.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2016, 09:35:35 pm »
B7:

Navarro lines a single to RF
Jackson flies out F9

That's it for Fister....Giles in

Eaton...full count...walks, Navarro to 2B
Saladino in to run for Navarro
Rollins flies out F8 on the first pitch
Abreu singles to LF, Saladino scores, Eaton to 3B
Frazier...full count...flies out F8

After seven...5-3 Astros
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2016, 09:43:39 pm »
T8:

Kemp...3-0...walks on four pitches
Altuve...3-0...3-1...walks, Kemp to 2B
Springer grounds into a 5-4-3 triple play ON THE FIRST FUCKING PITCH!!!!!!!!

Unfucking believable.

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2016, 09:44:13 pm »
Ashby was excited about it.

It didn't even seemed rushed.
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« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2016, 09:45:43 pm »
Unfucking believable.

Not with this team.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2016, 09:47:11 pm »
Any other inning that's a double.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2016, 09:47:20 pm »
Not with this team.

If I could fine Springer for swinging at the first pitch there, it'd be his whole fucking salary. 
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2016, 09:48:53 pm »
Any other inning that's a double.

Ball wasn't hit well at all.  That's an out in any inning.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2016, 09:52:33 pm »
Ball wasn't hit well at all.  That's an out in any inning.

Right over the base no way that's a given with no runners on.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2016, 09:52:37 pm »
B8:

Harris in...

Cabrera strikes out looking
Lawrie grounds out 6-3
Garcia strikes out looking

To the 9th...5-3 Astros
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2016, 09:52:43 pm »
27 years between triple plays
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2016, 09:54:03 pm »
BTW, when is #2 due?

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« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2016, 09:54:25 pm »
Right over the base no way that's a given with no runners on.

The bigger problem is that the pitcher had just walked the first two guys of the inning. There's no way Springer should have been swinging at the first pitch.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2016, 09:54:48 pm »
In other news, Will Harris is the fucking man.

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« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2016, 09:54:52 pm »
HH - what do you think about Harris? On the one hand, he's a BAMF; on the other hand, that brim is looking awfully flat.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2016, 09:55:17 pm »
Right over the base no way that's a given with no runners on.

It bounced a couple of times.  Hit rather softly.  Frazier was in normal position.  If that ball gets by my third baseman, I'm pissed. 
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« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2016, 09:55:25 pm »
Joined us Monday morning. Everyone is healthy.

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« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2016, 09:55:28 pm »
The bigger problem is that the pitcher had just walked the first two guys of the inning. There's no way Springer should have been swinging at the first pitch.

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Joined us Monday morning. Everyone is healthy.

Congratulations and good luck. Two is much harder than one, but its gravy after that. I'll let you know about 4 in a few months.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2016, 09:57:53 pm »
The bigger problem is that the pitcher had just walked the first two guys of the inning. There's no way Springer should have been swinging at the first pitch.

Walked Kemp on four, none close.  Walked Altuve on five, only the 3-0 fastball was close.  Springer's hacking at a pitch at his ankles.  Jennings throws 10 pitches, nine balls, one strike, walks two and gets out of the inning. 
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« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2016, 09:58:19 pm »
It bounced a couple of times.  Hit rather softly.  Frazier was in normal position.  If that ball gets by my third baseman, I'm pissed.

I think it was hit harder than that. Frazier had to take a step forward to touch third, then throw to second, and Springer was still out by a step at first. It was hit harder than you think.
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« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2016, 09:58:36 pm »
How is Ashby surprised, even a tiny bit, that Gregerson will close?
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2016, 10:00:03 pm »
T9:

Correa grounds out 3U
Rasmus strikes out swinging
Gattis strikes out looking....grabs the Golden Sombrero

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« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2016, 10:00:11 pm »
How the fuck was that a strike?
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« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2016, 10:00:20 pm »
HH - what do you think about Harris? On the one hand, he's a BAMF; on the other hand, that brim is looking awfully flat.

And he always has this hang dog look on his face.  But I love the way he pitches.
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« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2016, 10:01:18 pm »
And he always has this hang dog look on his face.  But I love the way he pitches.

I hope Luke closes this one out, but feel like it could be Harris sooner than later.
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« Reply #77 on: May 18, 2016, 10:01:23 pm »
Joined us Monday morning. Everyone is healthy.

Congrats to you and the wife and the big sister.
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« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2016, 10:01:44 pm »
How the fuck was that a strike?

For 8 and 2/3rds innings, that's a ball. 
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2016, 10:02:22 pm »
That's why you never throw Gattis a strike. His strike zone starts at his ankles evidently.

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Do I smell burning toast?

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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2016, 10:08:40 pm »
B9:

Gregerson in to try to close it out...

Avila...3-0...3-1...3-2...bounces back to the mound...1-3
Jackson flies out F7
Eaton strikes out swinging

Astros win 5-3!!!
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« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2016, 10:09:37 pm »
Nice one. Sweep em out tomorrow..
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« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2016, 10:09:41 pm »
Not a bad start to the series.
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« Reply #84 on: May 18, 2016, 10:10:18 pm »
Congrats, homer! Good mojo for the stros apparently.


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« Reply #85 on: May 18, 2016, 10:11:41 pm »
Good win. I'm not worried about tomorrow either way. This team has a faint pulse. Must be because they removed Gomez's pillow from their head.

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« Reply #86 on: May 18, 2016, 10:14:49 pm »
Only 5.5 behind B(L)annister and his traveling frat-boy shit-show. That's all I care about at the moment.

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Oops.... 5. Even better.
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« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2016, 07:39:01 am »
Paraphrasing:
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« Reply #88 on: May 19, 2016, 08:04:42 am »
they were both left-handed.

And mammals.
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« Reply #89 on: May 19, 2016, 09:46:18 am »
Congratulations and good luck. Two is much harder than one, but its gravy after that. I'll let you know about 4 in a few months.

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« Reply #90 on: May 19, 2016, 11:50:10 am »
they were both left-handed.
I think Olerud, like Moran, was a skinny, lanky white guy with below-average power who looked more like a future mugging victim than a baseball player. I think that's the connection Ashby couldn't get past.
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« Reply #91 on: May 19, 2016, 03:25:48 pm »
I think Olerud, like Moran, was a skinny, lanky white guy with below-average power who looked more like a future mugging victim than a baseball player. I think that's the connection Ashby couldn't get past.

He was. And to make him more nerdy he wore a batting helmet when playing the field. I think he had a head injury or something. He had a pretty swing though and maybe that is what Ashby is getting at or just the physical appearance. I see that resemblance.

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« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2016, 05:07:18 pm »
From age 23 to 33, Olerud hit .305. 895 OPS and averaged 20 homers and 95 RBIs.   Not really a good comp for Moran.
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« Reply #93 on: May 19, 2016, 07:16:14 pm »
Are you insane?

I assume that's a rhetorical question.
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« Reply #94 on: May 19, 2016, 07:30:03 pm »
I assume that's a rhetorical question.

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« Reply #95 on: May 20, 2016, 02:20:34 pm »
Are you insane?

You act like having 4 boys under 6 in a 1,200 square foot apartment in Manhattan is a crazy idea.
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« Reply #96 on: May 20, 2016, 02:23:15 pm »
I think Olerud, like Moran, was a skinny, lanky white guy with below-average power who looked more like a future mugging victim than a baseball player. I think that's the connection Ashby couldn't get past.

My favorite (apocryphal) Olerud story:

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In spring training 1999, Rickey Henderson of the Mets was reunited with first baseman John Olerud, who had been his teammate with the Blue Jays six years earlier. As most people know, Olerud had an aneurysm in college, which required brain surgery. So to protect his head, he was allowed to wear a helmet in the field. As the story goes, Henderson was talking to Olerud one day, noticed the helmet and said “You know, when I played in Toronto, we had a guy who wore a helmet.”

“Rickey,” said Olerud, “that was me.”


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« Reply #97 on: May 20, 2016, 07:04:26 pm »
You act like having 4 boys under 6 in a 1,200 square foot apartment in Manhattan is a crazy idea.

I can't imagine having four boys under six in a Gatsby style mansion set on 50 acres. And if your four are anything like my one, and I'm sure they are, you'll need to tie them together like an Alaskan dogsled team just to keep them from lighting out into all four cardinal directions once you hit the avenue.
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Re: Astros at White Sox, 5/18/2016
« Reply #98 on: May 20, 2016, 07:23:20 pm »
From age 23 to 33, Olerud hit .305. 895 OPS and averaged 20 homers and 95 RBIs.   Not really a good comp for Moran.
By that standard, no successful major leaguer is a "good comp" for a prospect. But yes, Olerud-type offense is obviously a best-case scenario for Moran (20 homers in Olerud's day I consider below-average for a 1B).

Mainly, though, it's the lanky/nerdy similarities.
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