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The Rainout
« on: August 12, 2016, 06:29:16 am »
A couple nights ago our boys where down and out again, down 5-0 to Minnesota.  Then the rains came...and after yesterday, an inevitable loss reversed, with another win in the 2nd half of the DH tacked on.  I know everyone's kind of writing the season off, but what are everyone's thoughts on the team going on a run from the rainout going forward?  I really thinks there's alot to be positive about.  With Gomez gone, Marisnick is now going to play the part of Adam Everett, just in the OF (a b-e-a-Utiful thing).  Bregman has to come around on some level right?  Gurriel is coming to help soon as well.  Valbuena is on the mend and should be a shot in the arm at some point.  The bullpen is coming together with Giles finally earning the role of Closer and Hoyt adding some depth.  If we can get Gregorson back soon the pen should be solid.  Now, the only problem, the rotation.  Is McCullers going to come back and be McCullers this year?  If so, then the addition of Musgrove really gives this team 6 solid options in the rotation the rest of the way.  I don't know...I'm kind of liking our chances to go on a run and finish strong this year.  Am I nuts?
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Re: The Rainout
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 07:00:02 am »
A couple nights ago our boys where down and out again, down 5-0 to Minnesota.  Then the rains came...and after yesterday, a inevitable loss reversed with another win in the 2nd half of the DH tacked on.  I know everyone's kind of writing the season off, but what are everyone's thoughts on the team going on a run from the rainout going forward?  I really thinks there's alot to be positive about.  With Gomez gone, Marisnick is now going to play the part of Adam Everett, just in the OF (a b-e-a-Utiful thing).  Bregman has to come around on some level right?  Gurriel is coming to help soon as well.  Valbuena is on the mend and should be a shot in the arm at some point.  The bullpen is coming together with Giles finally earning the role of Closer and Hoyt adding some depth.  If we can get Gregorson back soon the pen should be solid.  Now, the only problem, the rotation.  Is McCullers going to come back and be McCullers this year?  If so, then the addition of Musgrove really gives this team 6 solid options in the rotation the rest of the way.  I don't know...I'm kind of liking our chances to go on a run and finish strong this year.  Am I nuts?

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Re: The Rainout
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 07:20:54 am »
FYI, team will be without Giles this weekend.

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Ken Giles, expected to go on paternity leave this weekend, not traveling with the Astros to Toronto.
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Re: The Rainout
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 07:39:18 am »
FYI, team will be without Giles this weekend.

Jake Kaplan Verified account ‏@jakemkaplan 10h10 hours ago
Ken Giles, expected to go on paternity leave this weekend, not traveling with the Astros to Toronto.

Damn it...couldn't he have scheduled a C-section for the series against the Twins?  At least the rest of the bullpen should be fresh for the series.

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 08:56:55 am »
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 09:32:44 am »
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 09:48:16 am »
Do we hold our noses and pull for a Detroit loss tonight?
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 09:50:36 am »
A couple nights ago our boys where down and out again, down 5-0 to Minnesota.  Then the rains came...and after yesterday, a inevitable loss reversed with another win in the 2nd half of the DH tacked on.  I know everyone's kind of writing the season off, but what are everyone's thoughts on the team going on a run from the rainout going forward?  I really thinks there's alot to be positive about.  With Gomez gone, Marisnick is now going to play the part of Adam Everett, just in the OF (a b-e-a-Utiful thing).  Bregman has to come around on some level right?  Gurriel is coming to help soon as well.  Valbuena is on the mend and should be a shot in the arm at some point.  The bullpen is coming together with Giles finally earning the role of Closer and Hoyt adding some depth.  If we can get Gregorson back soon the pen should be solid.  Now, the only problem, the rotation.  Is McCullers going to come back and be McCullers this year?  If so, then the addition of Musgrove really gives this team 6 solid options in the rotation the rest of the way.  I don't know...I'm kind of liking our chances to go on a run and finish strong this year.  Am I nuts?

Bregman has come around.  He's played in 16 games.  His first 8 games he hit .031.  Then Hinch sat him for the third game of the Toronto series a week+ ago.  That seemed to do the trick.  His last 8 games he's hit .281 including a current 6 game hitting streak.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2016, 09:55:54 am »
A lot of guys are looking better, but IMO, the biggest is hopefully Springer and Correa.  Always need the big guns to fire if you want to be a playoff contender. 

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2016, 11:41:24 am »
A lot of guys are looking better, but IMO, the biggest is hopefully Springer and Correa.  Always need the big guns to fire if you want to be a playoff contender.
Yeah, I was thinking last night that if Correa can catch fire they might have a chance. He had a lot of huge hits down the stretch and in the playoffs last year.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2016, 11:45:12 am »
Bregman has come around.  He's played in 16 games.  His first 8 games he hit .031.  Then Hinch sat him for the third game of the Toronto series a week+ ago.  That seemed to do the trick.  His last 8 games he's hit .281 including a current 6 game hitting streak.

I was going to post this same thing.  His OBP over that period is .368.  If those doubles start clearing the wall, look out.

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2016, 11:46:19 am »
Yeah, I was thinking last night that if Correa can catch fire they might have a chance. He had a lot of huge hits down the stretch and in the playoffs last year.

Correa's last 7 games:
AB   R   H   HR   RBI   BB   SO   SB   AVG   OBP   SLG
26   6   10   3   10    4    0    0    .385  .467 .846
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2016, 11:54:28 am »
Correa's last 7 games:
AB   R   H   HR   RBI   BB   SO   SB   AVG   OBP   SLG
26   6   10   3   10    4    0    0    .385  .467 .846

I would find that level acceptable over the rest of the season.
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2016, 11:59:57 am »
I would find that level acceptable over the rest of the season.

But he still would be only "above average".
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2016, 12:49:42 pm »
But he still would be only "above average".

Currently 7th in the AL with 4.8 WAR (only Bryant has a higher score in the NL) and on pace for a 25 HR/110 RBI season. 

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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 01:05:54 pm »
Currently 7th in the AL with 4.8 WAR (only Bryant has a higher score in the NL) and on pace for a 25 HR/110 RBI season.

Bryant....oh well.