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Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« on: July 18, 2016, 04:58:17 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's late show:

Astros

RFGeorge Springer (R)
1BMarwin Gonzalez (S)
2BJose Altuve (R)
SSCarlos Correa (R)
3BLuis Valbuena (L)
LFColby Rasmus (L)
CFCarlos Gomez (R)
DHA.J. Reed (L)
CJason Castro (L)

HOU: Mike Fiers (R)  (6-3, 4.35)

Athletics

CF Coco Crisp (S)
2B Jed Lowrie (S)
RF Josh Reddick (L)
DH Danny Valencia (R)
LF Khris Davis (R)
C Stephen Vogt (L)
SS Marcus Semien (R)
1B Yonder Alonso (L)
3B Ryon Healy (R)

OAK: Kendall Graveman (R)  (5-6, 4.37)
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 08:46:39 pm »
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 09:11:22 pm »
What a shithole of a ballpark.
Everyone's talking, few of them know
The rest are pretending, they put on a show
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 09:13:34 pm »
Altuve is highly skilled at all phases of the game except for keeping his belt buckled and running at the same time.


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 09:14:37 pm »
Correa needs to sit for a couple of games.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 09:16:27 pm »
Lately, he has been awful at the plate.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 09:22:36 pm »
Never have I been so glad for a west coast game to start. The next two weeks of "news coverage" will be excruciating.


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 09:27:55 pm »
Fiers with a walk, a wild pitch, and 3 Ks, so he's following McHugh's game plan from yesterday.


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 09:29:18 pm »
Valbuena triple!!


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 09:31:37 pm »
Valbuena triple!!


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016, 09:31:55 pm »
Rasmus pops to shallow CF on 3-0, but Valbuena somehow scores.


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016, 09:33:13 pm »
Rasmus pops to shallow CF on 3-0, but Valbuena somehow scores.

The throw was not particularly crisp.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 09:33:18 pm »
Correa needs to sit for a couple of games.

Everybody in the league knows that he's going to watch the first pitch, so they just throw him meatballs, and he starts every AB 0-1. It's infuriating.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2016, 09:35:38 pm »
Everybody in the league knows that he's going to watch the first pitch, so they just throw him meatballs, and he starts every AB 0-1. It's infuriating.

Sophomore. You gotta give him time.
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2016, 09:36:26 pm »
Sophomore. You gotta give him time.

I expect a great junior year. I don't want to trade him just give him a couple of days off. He could probably use it.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2016, 09:40:25 pm »
Valbuena has been something else lately.

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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2016, 09:46:24 pm »
What an oddly fine catch. It's all Gomez's fault.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 09:48:16 pm »
Fiers is a lucky man. He owes Gomez a steak for that one.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2016, 09:51:32 pm »
Tough one for Springer there...

I wonder how long it'll take for me to be "deprogrammed" on my initial reactions off the bat. I immediately was thinking single with runners at first and second nobody out. Then the shift....

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2016, 09:53:29 pm »
Tough one for Springer there...

I wonder how long it'll take for me to be "deprogrammed" on my initial reactions off the bat. I immediately was thinking single with runners at first and second nobody out. Then the shift....

The broadcast really, really needs to add a graphic that is similar to the baserunner graphic but shows defensive alignment. I'm surprised the espns and foxes of the world haven't instituted it

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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2016, 09:54:09 pm »
The broadcast really, really needs to add a graphic that is similar to the baserunner graphic but shows defensive alignment. I'm surprised the espns and foxes of the world haven't instituted it

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2016, 09:55:44 pm »
The broadcast really, really needs to add a graphic that is similar to the baserunner graphic but shows defensive alignment. I'm surprised the espns and foxes of the world haven't instituted it

I don't know.  The screen is getting pretty junked up as it is. Thank goodness for big screens these days.

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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2016, 10:00:58 pm »
I expect a great junior year. I don't want to trade him just give him a couple of days off. He could probably use it.

He just had 3 days off then went 3 for 10 in Seattle.  And now 4 for 12.
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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2016, 10:01:47 pm »
He just had 3 days off then went 3 for 10 in Seattle.

Does that include the double he just got?
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2016, 10:02:10 pm »
I don't know.  The screen is getting pretty junked up as it is. Thank goodness for big screens these days.

I think it could be pretty simple. Lower the box with the on base graphic and add four small red dots around the diamond.

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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2016, 10:03:07 pm »
He just had 3 days off then went 3 for 10 in Seattle.

Does that include the double he just got?
I think it could be pretty simple. Lower the box with the on base graphic and add four small red dots around the diamond.

or on-air talent could share that information.
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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2016, 10:03:47 pm »
I think it could be pretty simple. Lower the box with the on base graphic and add four small red dots around the diamond.

Or just alternate it with the score in the top left periodically. It seems like there is plenty of real estate to work with.

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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2016, 10:04:06 pm »
Does that include the double he just got?
or on-air talent could share that information.

I've given up on that.

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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2016, 10:07:46 pm »
Alert base running by Correa gives the Astros a 2-1 lead on an infield single


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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2016, 10:09:03 pm »
or on-air talent could share that information.

When then would they have time to talk about food?
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« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2016, 10:09:04 pm »
Gomez getting his hand checked out by the trainer after sliding head first into the first base bag.


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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2016, 10:10:35 pm »
Gomez getting his hand checked out by the trainer after sliding head first into the first base bag.

His sliding head first would be no big deal. Unfortunately he slid hand first.
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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2016, 10:17:43 pm »
A's broadcast just showed that Fiers has the 4th worst "shutdown inning" percentage among all AL pitchers, at 59%. The average is 70%.

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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2016, 10:22:24 pm »
A's broadcast just showed that Fiers has the 4th worst "shutdown inning" percentage among all AL pitchers, at 59%. The average is 70%.

What is a shutdown inning exactly?

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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2016, 10:24:26 pm »
What is a shutdown inning exactly?

I'd imagine it's "shutting down" a team immediately after a run the previous half inning?

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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2016, 10:27:30 pm »
What is a shutdown inning exactly?

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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2016, 10:27:36 pm »
A's broadcast just showed that Fiers has the 4th worst "shutdown inning" percentage among all AL pitchers, at 59%. The average is 70%.

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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2016, 10:28:38 pm »
Fiers is one frustrating guy.
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2016, 10:28:57 pm »
After that pitch it could have easily been 4-2...

Fuck it... 4-2 anyway.

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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2016, 10:29:11 pm »
Fiers just really doesn't impress me.  He can't go 4 innings?  All of this with 2 outs.  ugh.
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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2016, 10:29:18 pm »
Fiers is maddening sometimes.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2016, 10:29:29 pm »
I've always liked Fiers. I like the trebuchet action of his delivery and the way he wears his socks, but he abhors a lead.

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« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2016, 10:30:14 pm »
there have been several times this year that Fiers could not get through five with a lead. It is amazing he has six wins somehow.Even though his ERA is very respectable.

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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2016, 10:30:24 pm »
How long does Fiers stay in the rotation? He cannot pitch with a lead.
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2016, 10:30:47 pm »
What is a shutdown inning exactly?

I'm not sure I can define it, but I know it when I see it. I'm pretty sure this was one.
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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2016, 10:31:18 pm »
How long does Fiers stay in the rotation? He cannot pitch with a lead.

Maybe swap him and Feldman?

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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2016, 10:32:42 pm »
Maybe swap him and Feldman?

Maybe swap him and Rodgers or Musgrove.

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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2016, 10:33:34 pm »
Maybe swap him and Feldman?
Or Feliz or devo or somebody from the farm.

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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2016, 10:34:25 pm »
How long does Fiers stay in the rotation? He cannot pitch with a lead.
Hopefully not one game longer. He's a weakness.

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« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2016, 10:34:28 pm »
What about Devenski?

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« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2016, 10:34:49 pm »
I'm ready to give Feldman another shot at starting.


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2016, 10:36:20 pm »
Feldman's found his level of competence in the pen. Leave him there. Feliz is deserving of another shot.

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« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2016, 10:36:28 pm »
I'm ready to give Feldman another shot at starting.


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« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2016, 10:36:38 pm »
So Fiers gets mad in the dugout for getting pulled.  I'm done.  You couldn't get a third out.
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« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2016, 10:37:36 pm »
I'm ready to give Feldman another shot at starting.


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I can see your point, but I really like knowing he is in the bullpen.  Especially if you keep Fiers in the rotation.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2016, 10:38:03 pm »
Fiers livid with Hinch in the dugout. Somebody for a second was restraining him.

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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2016, 10:39:03 pm »
I left the room during the pitching change... Any chance for a very quick summary on Fiers? I assume he was throwing shit? Or was it worse?

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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2016, 10:39:32 pm »
Fiers livid with Hinch in the dugout. Somebody for a second was restraining him.

Fuck that. Adios.

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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2016, 10:40:12 pm »
this is going to get so ugly. 
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2016, 10:41:49 pm »
Feliz hasn't  been sharp for a while now.

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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2016, 10:43:28 pm »
I don't think he likes inheriting runners too much lately.

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« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2016, 10:43:55 pm »
Feliz hasn't been very good lately.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2016, 10:44:38 pm »
George
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« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2016, 10:44:54 pm »
Springer saw enough of Astros pitching, thankfully.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2016, 10:45:22 pm »
Game isn't over.

Fuck Fiers.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2016, 10:45:25 pm »
Fiers hit something solid with his pitching hand. There were two bloody spots.
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« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2016, 10:45:50 pm »
In regards to your question though. Flush Feirs tomorrow. He's fucking awful.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2016, 10:45:53 pm »
Castro blocked five pitches that inning with a runner on third.

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« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2016, 10:45:56 pm »
Fiers is too replaceable to endure any BS over in the clubhouse.


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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2016, 10:46:06 pm »
Fiers hit something solid with his pitching hand. There were two bloody spots.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #70 on: July 18, 2016, 10:46:52 pm »
Fiers hit something solid with his pitching hand. There were two bloody spots.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #71 on: July 18, 2016, 10:48:01 pm »
Musgrove I'd love to see, though I believe he's been a little shaky of late.

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« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2016, 10:48:47 pm »
I was hoping Graveman was going to be rusty after sitting on the bench so long.
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« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2016, 10:50:55 pm »
I was hoping Graveman was going to be rusty after sitting on the bench so long.

Graveman is fucking horrible, and the fact the Astros aren't hammering him like the A's hammered Fiers is fucking embarrassing.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2016, 10:51:04 pm »
Brady and Hoyt could be solid replacements.  They'll probably want to move Fiers to the pen before deciding to release him...though if he just injured himself, problem solved
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2016, 10:51:41 pm »
Marwin!

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« Reply #76 on: July 18, 2016, 10:52:08 pm »
Wait, why did they break up Fiers and Gomez?

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2016, 10:53:33 pm »
Brady and Hoyt could be solid replacements.  They'll probably want to move Fiers to the pen before deciding to release him

Rodgers would be the guy called up if they wanted a starter. Hoyt if they wanted to move Feldman back to the rotation (or Devinski). 

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2016, 10:54:22 pm »
This just in: This game is nowhere near over! Still plenty of chances for the Astros to give up runs!
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #79 on: July 18, 2016, 10:54:32 pm »
Rodgers would be the guy called up if they wanted a starter. Hoyt if they wanted to move Feldman back to the rotation (or Devinski).

I wast thinking Feliz down as well.  Though the 40 man decisions are going to start to get tough.  That would be 2 more and Bregman is still to be added

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« Reply #80 on: July 18, 2016, 10:54:52 pm »
Gomez was starting something in the dugout with Fiers between innings. Says A's commentator: "My guess is, if you're in an Astros uniform, you listen to Altuve. You may not listen to Carlos Gomez."

Color guy notes that they were teammates in Milwaukee.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #81 on: July 18, 2016, 10:55:04 pm »
I'm watching the Oakland broadcast. I'm not kidding about the blood. Also, Gomez got into it with Fiers. One of the Oakland guys pointed out that Carlos is the farthest away on the field from the dugout and speculated that he must have 'good ears.'
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« Reply #82 on: July 18, 2016, 10:55:13 pm »
HInch looks like he wishes Fiers would just shut up and go shower.

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« Reply #83 on: July 18, 2016, 10:56:26 pm »
HInch looks like he wishes Fiers would just shut up and go shower.

Reason number 10003431230302 I couldn't be a big league manager. I would've told him "Go take a shower. If you need someone to get you through the 5th minute, we can send Feliz in behind you."
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #84 on: July 18, 2016, 10:57:12 pm »
So you guys were serious about the Gomez - Fiers altercation.   Wow.  Not good

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« Reply #85 on: July 18, 2016, 10:58:29 pm »
So you guys were serious about the Gomez - Fiers altercation.   Wow.  Not good

It looked to me like it was more or less over when Carlos decided to insert himself into things.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #86 on: July 18, 2016, 10:59:43 pm »
It looked to me like it was more or less over when Carlos decided to insert himself into things.

So what was at the end of Fiers' fist?  Gomez or something else?

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« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2016, 11:00:23 pm »
So what was at the end of Fiers' fist?  Gomez or something else?

The bench I would guess. Maybe a wall.
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« Reply #88 on: July 18, 2016, 11:00:51 pm »
It looked to me like it was more or less over when Carlos decided to insert himself into things.

Shit. I need to stop leaving the room during pitching changes and in between innings.... I'm missing all sorts of stuff. My bladder appreciates it though.

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« Reply #89 on: July 18, 2016, 11:02:42 pm »
So what was at the end of Fiers' fist?  Gomez or something else?

Not Gomez's helmet, I promise you that much.
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« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2016, 11:03:05 pm »
The 8th Wonder of the World....how did Fiers pitch a no-hitter?

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« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2016, 11:03:10 pm »
Feldman's shut-down percentage goes up.
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« Reply #92 on: July 18, 2016, 11:04:21 pm »
Also...

Routine fly to right "Ball HAMMERED to right. Springer is under it... >waits 2 seconds for it to come down without Springer moving<. One out in the inning."
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« Reply #93 on: July 18, 2016, 11:04:41 pm »
I don't care who pitches 5 days from now, as long as it isn't fiers.  I'm fucking done with him

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« Reply #94 on: July 18, 2016, 11:05:29 pm »
I don't care who pitches 5 days from now, as long as it isn't fiers.  I'm fucking done with him

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This. SO MUCH this. Please. Start Gattis. No more Fiers.
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« Reply #95 on: July 18, 2016, 11:06:18 pm »
Graveman is fucking horrible, and the fact the Astros aren't hammering him like the A's hammered Fiers is fucking embarrassing.

So is Jared Weaver and that doesn't mean the Astros hit him either.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #96 on: July 18, 2016, 11:06:28 pm »
The 8th Wonder of the World....how did Fiers pitch a no-hitter?

His fastball was a lot better last year. And also no-hitters...statistical anomalies...not that impressive...yadda yadda.

That game meant a lot to me, though, and I am grateful to him for it.

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« Reply #97 on: July 18, 2016, 11:07:05 pm »
This. SO MUCH this. Please. Start Gattis. No more Fiers.
That would be must see tv

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #98 on: July 18, 2016, 11:09:24 pm »
What the fuck are you doing colby?

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« Reply #99 on: July 18, 2016, 11:09:38 pm »
His fastball was a lot better last year. And also no-hitters...statistical anomalies...not that impressive...yadda yadda.

That game meant a lot to me, though, and I am grateful to him for it.

Please stop responding to this crap.
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« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2016, 11:09:41 pm »
Wtf was that Colby?

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« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2016, 11:09:56 pm »
What the fuck are you doing colby?

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« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2016, 11:10:18 pm »
I don't care who pitches 5 days from now, as long as it isn't fiers.  I'm fucking done with him

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« Reply #103 on: July 18, 2016, 11:10:49 pm »
I thought he was trying to get rid of that damm drum.

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« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2016, 11:11:56 pm »
I'll bet you right now that Fiers makes that start.
Your probably right. Wouldn't be the first and won't be the last time they don't do what I want

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2016, 11:15:40 pm »
Please stop responding to this crap.

Responding how? To what crap?

I'm not suggesting they run him out there every fifth day on the basis of a great start last year. Just saying: that was bad ass.

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« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2016, 11:15:44 pm »
If anyone happens to find a link to a video of the bullshit in the dugout I'd be very appreciative.

From the way it's been described here I'd be fine if that was his last start. As in he's the spittoon of the bullpen.

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« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2016, 11:18:18 pm »
Responding how? To what crap?

I'm not suggesting they run him out there every fifth day on the basis of a great start last year. Just saying: that was bad ass.

You're responding to
1.) a person that a lot of people have blocked.
2.) a post that is really, really dumb.
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« Reply #108 on: July 18, 2016, 11:19:03 pm »
Dear Alan Ashby,

You are the fucking worst. Your insane smear campaign against guys using the bare hand is fucking insane.

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« Reply #109 on: July 18, 2016, 11:21:20 pm »
If anyone happens to find a link to a video of the bullshit in the dugout I'd be very appreciative.

From the way it's been described here I'd be fine if that was his last start. As in he's the spittoon of the bullpen.

It has been tweeted.  McTag retweeted. That's how I saw it a minute ago.
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« Reply #110 on: July 18, 2016, 11:21:59 pm »
You're responding to
1.) a person that a lot of people have blocked.
2.) a post that is really, really dumb.

that was my post. What was dumb about i?

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« Reply #111 on: July 18, 2016, 11:23:46 pm »
Dear Alan Ashby,

You are the fucking worst. Your insane smear campaign against guys using the bare hand is fucking insane.

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Whenever he does this the only word I can muster up is "smarmy". I wonder if ashby ever picked up a semi fast wild pitch or an awkward bunt with his bare hand instead of using his glove? It's a "feel" thing and you'd think a player gets that.

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« Reply #112 on: July 18, 2016, 11:23:59 pm »
that was my post. What was dumb about i?

Oh god. A first in my internet personalityism. I misread this entirely. Your post was fine. Thought it was quoting someone else entirely.

I'll go ahead and blame the beer(s).
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« Reply #113 on: July 18, 2016, 11:25:11 pm »
If Castro can get some hits, surely George can too.
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« Reply #114 on: July 18, 2016, 11:26:10 pm »
Oh god. A first in my internet personalityism. I misread this entirely. Your post was fine. Thought it was quoting someone else entirely.

I'll go ahead and blame the beer(s).

Well, I knew you hadn't blocked me because you just responded.

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« Reply #115 on: July 18, 2016, 11:26:32 pm »
It has been tweeted.  McTag retweeted. That's how I saw it a minute ago.

Thanks I'll look. Everybody in my family tweets and I keep waiting for the fad to be over.... Might be time to admit defeat.

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« Reply #116 on: July 18, 2016, 11:27:19 pm »
If Castro can get some hits, surely George can too.

Springer has been as cold as anyone can be
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« Reply #117 on: July 18, 2016, 11:27:40 pm »
Well, I knew you hadn't blocked me because you just responded.

What? Who wrote this?
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« Reply #118 on: July 18, 2016, 11:28:27 pm »
Springer has been as cold as anyone can be

He's been as putrid as anyone else you want to call out.
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« Reply #119 on: July 18, 2016, 11:29:58 pm »
Thanks I'll look. Everybody in my family tweets and I keep waiting for the fad to be over.... Might be time to admit defeat.

Gomez was giving Fiers hell.
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« Reply #120 on: July 18, 2016, 11:30:49 pm »
Add the A's to the list of teams Astros need to do better against if they wish to catch Arlington.

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« Reply #121 on: July 18, 2016, 11:31:06 pm »
Oh god. A first in my internet personalityism. I misread this entirely. Your post was fine. Thought it was quoting someone else entirely.

I'll go ahead and blame the beer(s).

Now I'm curious to know who the hell you were talking about. Must be BudGirl.
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« Reply #122 on: July 18, 2016, 11:32:02 pm »
Now I'm curious to know who the hell you were talking about. Must be BudGirl.

She's definitely the worst.

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« Reply #123 on: July 18, 2016, 11:34:17 pm »
Who are these guys?

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She's definitely the worst.

THE WORST, JERRY!

She's a Cowboys fan. That's why I have her blocked. Julio lives in Dallas or near enough. That's why I have him blocked. You complain all the goddamn time. That's why I have you blocked.

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« Reply #125 on: July 18, 2016, 11:36:47 pm »
Rodgers would be the guy called up if they wanted a starter.

Rodgers scratched from his start tonight at Round Rock. They called it an injury but provided no details.

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« Reply #126 on: July 18, 2016, 11:37:16 pm »
She's a Cowboys fan. That's why I have her blocked. Julio lives in Dallas or near enough. That's why I have him blocked. You complain all the goddamn time. That's why I have you blocked.

I have to say, I can flat zip through the game zone threads anymore.

Anyone living near Dallas that is an Astro fan should be held in high esteem.

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« Reply #127 on: July 18, 2016, 11:38:43 pm »
Rodgers scratched from his start tonight at Round Rock. They called it an injury but provided no details.

Intriguing.

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« Reply #128 on: July 18, 2016, 11:39:31 pm »
Anyone living near Dallas that is an Astro fan should be held in high esteem.
It was pretty rough a couple of years ago. Fucking Ranger "fans"

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #129 on: July 18, 2016, 11:40:55 pm »
It was pretty rough a couple of years ago. Fucking Ranger "fans"

You too? Fuck.
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« Reply #130 on: July 18, 2016, 11:41:46 pm »
It was pretty rough a couple of years ago. Fucking Ranger "fans"

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It is always tough. They are band wagoners of the first order. And they are now down by four to the Angels.

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« Reply #131 on: July 18, 2016, 11:42:14 pm »
You too? Fuck.
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« Reply #132 on: July 18, 2016, 11:43:29 pm »
It is always tough. They are band wagoners of the first order. And they are now down by four to the Angels.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #133 on: July 18, 2016, 11:45:56 pm »
Rodgers scratched from his start tonight at Round Rock. They called it an injury but provided no details.


Unless the Cardinals missed the "PRECOG" file of Grond Control during the hack I doubt there's much to read in to this. Unless... This was Fiers' last chance and that was communicated to him... Hence the blowup. Who knows? This team worrying about drama at the backass end of the rotation is the last thing it needs.

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« Reply #134 on: July 18, 2016, 11:48:43 pm »
Disappointing AB by Rasmus.

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« Reply #135 on: July 18, 2016, 11:52:08 pm »
Disappointing AB by Rasmus.

I don't understand how Gomez ever makes contact with how hard he pulls off of every pitch.
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« Reply #136 on: July 18, 2016, 11:53:46 pm »
I don't understand how Gomez ever makes contact with how hard he pulls off of every pitch.

He never does. That's what drives me nuts. When he cuts it down he can actually make contact.

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« Reply #137 on: July 18, 2016, 11:54:05 pm »
Everybody else in the modern US workplace has to watch the cringeworthy training videos about unwanted attention. How could Ashby have missed those?
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« Reply #138 on: July 18, 2016, 11:54:39 pm »
He never does. That's what drives me nuts. When he cuts it down he can actually make contact.

Yesterday's salami was probably the worst thing that could have happened for him.
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« Reply #139 on: July 18, 2016, 11:54:52 pm »
Everybody else in the modern US workplace has to watch the cringeworthy training videos about unwanted attention. How could Ashby have missed those?

That was creepy AF.
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« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2016, 11:56:12 pm »
Good GOD! Wtf ashby?!?! That is absurd sexual harassment... What a creep. That was so uncomfortable.

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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2016, 11:59:17 pm »
When they beat the shift it looks like one of your guys just  went out to take a leak or something.

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« Reply #142 on: July 19, 2016, 12:01:00 am »
Good GOD! Wtf ashby?!?! That is absurd sexual harassment... What a creep. That was so uncomfortable.

I guess his wife doesn't watch the broadcast. She's probably sick of him too.

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« Reply #143 on: July 19, 2016, 12:02:52 am »
Feldman's done a pretty good job again.  Kudos to him.
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« Reply #144 on: July 19, 2016, 12:03:09 am »
Feldman for Pr..err... 5th starter.

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« Reply #145 on: July 19, 2016, 12:09:55 am »
This team takes SO MANY fat pitches.

So fucking frustrating.
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« Reply #146 on: July 19, 2016, 12:11:07 am »
How did we waste 8 pages on this pail of garbage can soup?
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« Reply #147 on: July 19, 2016, 12:11:42 am »
How did we waste 8 pages on this pail of garbage can soup?

The void from yesterday?

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« Reply #148 on: July 19, 2016, 12:12:23 am »
How did we waste 8 pages on this pail of garbage can soup?

This was a train-wreck, but it was still 50x better than the Republican convention.
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« Reply #149 on: July 19, 2016, 12:13:08 am »
This was a train-wreck, but it was still 50x better than the Republican convention.

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« Reply #150 on: July 19, 2016, 12:13:20 am »
Marwin needs to get on base and bring Altuve up. That would be interesting.
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« Reply #151 on: July 19, 2016, 12:14:38 am »
Fuck. I really wanted to see how Madson would fare against Altuve.
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« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2016, 12:16:04 am »
Graveman beat the Astros AGAIN.

That guy is fucking trash. FUCKING TRASH.
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« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2016, 12:17:56 am »
Ash perving on Julia or whoever happened in the bottom of the 8th? I want to go back and watch it.
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« Reply #154 on: July 19, 2016, 12:20:50 am »
Enjoy that L Fiers. It might be your last decision as a starter.

Managerial confrontations drive me nuts when the player is obviously performing like shit. We all know people in our various professional lives that blame first and take responsibility second (or never). Just because they have a fucking baseball card doesn't excuse shitty behavior. Passion is one thing.. Destroy a cooler with a baseball bat? Fine. Punch a wall and end your season? Way to go dumbass! Confront a manager after you shit the bed? Fuck you, here's a bus ticket.

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« Reply #155 on: July 19, 2016, 12:24:25 am »
Ash perving on Julia or whoever happened in the bottom of the 8th? I want to go back and watch it.

No you don't. It was way over the top. It wasn't just his comments on her eyes but how he kept asking for her to "bring him food" and "someday you will". I'm done with ashby. Making a phone call tomorrow.

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« Reply #156 on: July 19, 2016, 12:26:01 am »
Graveman beat the Astros AGAIN.

That guy is fucking trash. FUCKING TRASH.

Throwing pus is the way to beat these guys. I'm sure that's been pretty well scouted by now.
There seem to be problems across the organization in preparing hitters to deal with off speed stuff. It's getting old watching supposed hot prospects come up and, when seeing major league breaking balls, react like Stone Age savages facing repeating rifles (see also; Reed, AJ).

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« Reply #157 on: July 19, 2016, 12:27:32 am »
So Fiers has a moment in the dugout and Melania Trump plagiarizes Michelle Obama.  Just another Monday night in America.
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« Reply #158 on: July 19, 2016, 02:49:45 am »
So Fiers has a moment in the dugout and Melania Trump plagiarizes Michelle Obama.  Just another Monday night in America.

I just saw what this was all about. Either the Trump campaign hired Jayson Blair as their head speechwriter or this really is nothing more than a giant branding exercise and he has no intention of winning whatsoever and will continue to sabotage his own campaign little by little until it implodes completely.

My main issue in trying to gauge this is that I don't have a very good handle on how much of his act is act versus true crazy.
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« Reply #159 on: July 19, 2016, 08:55:49 am »
I just saw what this was all about. Either the Trump campaign hired Jayson Blair as their head speechwriter or this really is nothing more than a giant branding exercise and he has no intention of winning whatsoever and will continue to sabotage his own campaign little by little until it implodes completely.

My main issue in trying to gauge this is that I don't have a very good handle on how much of his act is act versus true crazy.

Unless you are selling novelty items, losing isn't all that good for Branding.

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« Reply #160 on: July 19, 2016, 09:07:11 am »
was not watching, mercifully. are you folks telling me Fiers got in Hinch's face for taking him out?
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« Reply #161 on: July 19, 2016, 09:21:13 am »
was not watching, mercifully. are you folks telling me Fiers got in Hinch's face for taking him out?

Very, very much so.


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« Reply #162 on: July 19, 2016, 09:25:05 am »
Very, very much so.


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« Reply #163 on: July 19, 2016, 11:44:29 am »
Gotta win the next two games.

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« Reply #164 on: July 19, 2016, 12:42:06 pm »
All the post game comments were appropriate. Guess it blew over as one of those things.
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Re: Astros @ Athletics July 18, 2016
« Reply #166 on: July 19, 2016, 07:44:26 pm »
Ash perving on Julia or whoever happened in the bottom of the 8th? I want to go back and watch it.

Repulsive.