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Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:26:09 am »
Your lineups for the first game in this twin bill:

Astros

RFGeorge Springer (R)
3BAlex Bregman (R)
2BJose Altuve (R)
SSCarlos Correa (R)
1BMarwin Gonzalez (S)
LFPreston Tucker (L)
DHA.J. Reed (L)
CFJake Marisnick (R)
CJason Castro (L)

HOU: Doug Fister (R)  (10-7, 3.47)

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2B Brian Dozier (R)
DH Joe Mauer (L)
RF Max Kepler (L)
1B Kennys Vargas (S)
CF Eddie Rosario (L)
3B Jorge Polanco (S)
SS Eduardo Escobar (S)
C Juan Centeno (L)
LF Robbie Grossman (S)

MIN: Jose Berrios (R)  (2-2, 8.31)
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 12:21:13 pm »
Altuve Altuved.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 12:22:38 pm »
Altuve ends up with an effective inside the parker. Hopefully that doesn't qualify as a first inning home run to the BBGs.
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 12:35:44 pm »
Altuve ends up with an effective inside the parker. Hopefully that doesn't qualify as a first inning home run to the BBGs.

Not to worry. It's only solo first inning home runs that curse the Astros.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 12:36:58 pm »
Bregman 7 for his last 19 I believe.


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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 12:37:36 pm »
Springer with a two-run, two out hit to make it 4-0

Bregman with a ground rule double to make it 5-0

Altuve with a single to make it 6-0

Still up in the 2nd

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 12:45:02 pm »
Twins have to be pissed.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2016, 12:46:52 pm »
Twins get one back with a leadoff dinger. 

6-1 after two

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2016, 01:09:59 pm »
Twins get two more. 6-3 now Bottom 3 two outs
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2016, 01:10:22 pm »
6-3 now with a Twin at 2b. 2outs. Fister needs to buckle down and not screw this up.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2016, 01:34:34 pm »
Twins have to be pissed.
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2016, 01:41:48 pm »
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2016, 01:41:49 pm »
Nice swing Carlos.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2016, 01:45:15 pm »
Hopefully Hinch takes this opportunity to get a few guys some rest.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2016, 01:47:39 pm »
Y'all have more confidence than me.  Keep em in and pile on.  I see that Carlos hit a homerun.  Was it a squeaker or a bomb?

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2016, 01:55:03 pm »
Y'all have more confidence than me.  Keep em in and pile on.  I see that Carlos hit a homerun.  Was it a squeaker or a bomb?

He knocked it pretty good. Dead center cleared by 10 feet and got out pretty quickly.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2016, 01:59:29 pm »
So this is what happens when the bottom of the order hits too.  Who'd a thunk it?
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2016, 02:08:33 pm »
Real good to see Reed hitting.  If he can get locked in that makes this lineup a ton more potent.  Still got to do something about Tucker in left.  Valbuena coming back would push Marwin to left.  Of course we have to hop Valbuena doesn't require another April

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2016, 02:11:15 pm »
Real good to see Reed hitting.  If he can get locked in that makes this lineup a ton more potent.  Still got to do something about Tucker in left.  Valbuena coming back would push Marwin to left.  Of course we have to hop Valbuena doesn't require another April
And then there's that Gurriel guy..

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2016, 02:13:02 pm »
And then there's that Gurriel guy..

I think Valbuena will be first,  I'm guessing Gurriel is at least 2 weeks away

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 02:15:05 pm »
What more can you say 'bout this Altuve fellow?
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 02:15:20 pm »
Real good to see Reed hitting.  If he can get locked in that makes this lineup a ton more potent.  Still got to do something about Tucker in left.  Valbuena coming back would push Marwin to left.  Of course we have to hop Valbuena doesn't require another April

I'm reluctant to say that Reed has turned a corner on a day in which the Astros have 12 runs and 17 hits. He has two singles. I'd like to see something hit with a little authority first.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2016, 02:15:51 pm »
What more can you say 'bout this Altuve fellow?

Will this game be the day he finally gets hit number 5

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2016, 02:15:56 pm »
What more can you say 'bout this Altuve fellow?

He's good. Very good.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2016, 02:16:12 pm »
I think Valbuena will be first,  I'm guessing Gurriel is at least 2 weeks away
McTag says Tuesday.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2016, 02:17:52 pm »
McTag says Tuesday.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2016, 02:18:25 pm »
Will this game be the day he finally gets hit number 5

I think today is 4 hit game #20 for him.  Still no 5 yet

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2016, 02:20:06 pm »
I think today is 4 hit game #20 for him.  Still no 5 yet

I'm thinking today may be the day for number 1,000!
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2016, 02:23:10 pm »
I'm thinking today may be the day for number 1,000!

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2016, 02:35:14 pm »
Sipp...

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« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2016, 02:40:48 pm »
Well the good news is Sipp won't be available for game 2

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2016, 02:42:49 pm »
Well the good news is Sipp won't be available for game 2

Luhnow really needs to fix this LH specialist spot next year.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2016, 02:48:51 pm »
Luhnow really needs to fix this LH specialist spot next year.

They thought it was fixed

Altuve jogged to third and stopped. I hate not adding on. Good for Kemp to run hard.
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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2016, 02:50:31 pm »
They walked Altuve.  4 hit game #20 still looking for number 5

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2016, 02:52:59 pm »
They thought it was fixed

Luhnow has certainly run in to some bum luck on a few trades/signings. Looking back I've been supportive or excited about each one (with exception of Congerbot). Maybe next offseason Luhnow is "due".

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2016, 02:53:58 pm »
We have a position player at pitcher alert.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2016, 02:57:10 pm »
Marisnik is the only spot in the order without a hit. 
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2016, 03:03:45 pm »
Why when they have Chapman up for one day?

Twins position player pitching in blowout.

Generally the team that hasn't given up 15 runs still has pitchers to use.
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2016, 03:08:02 pm »
Glad Gustavevthrows is getting an inning here. He throws as hard as Giles.
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2016, 03:10:38 pm »
Not missing many bats with that stuff.  Pretty straight?

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2016, 03:12:31 pm »
Not missing many bats with that stuff.  Pretty straight?

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2016, 03:12:44 pm »
12 of 13 swings connected. 

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« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2016, 03:13:56 pm »
Not missing many bats with that stuff.  Pretty straight?
I'm not watching, but that has been characteristics of when I saw him.  I don't know if it is movement, deception or something else, but it didn't play like triple digit (or near) stuff.  That being said, he was not getting tagged when I saw him either.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2016, 03:14:08 pm »
You must have been great when you played.

You think a guy coming in throwing 99 would miss a few bats.  But what do I know,

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« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2016, 03:14:49 pm »
You think a guy coming in throwing 99 would miss a few bats.

The other guys get paid to play, too.


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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2016, 03:17:02 pm »
Nice win.  Hopefully, the bats have awoken and a run is in the near future.

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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2016, 03:20:55 pm »
Fantastic win, especially given they were headed to a second loss against the Twins and magically had an easy win
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Re: Astros @ Twins August 11, 2016 Game One
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2016, 07:16:19 pm »
You think a guy coming in throwing 99 would miss a few bats.  But what do I know,

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