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Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:31:00 pm »
Your lineups for tonight's road tilt:

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RFGeorge Springer (R)
3BAlex Bregman (R)
2BJose Altuve (R)
SSCarlos Correa (R)
CEvan Gattis (R)
LFMarwin Gonzalez (S)
1BA.J. Reed (L)
DHTyler White (R)
CFT. Hernandez (R

HOU: Collin McHugh (R)  (7-10, 4.70)

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CF Adam Jones (R)
LF Hyun Soo Kim (L)
3B Manny Machado (R)
1B Chris Davis (L)
RF Mark Trumbo (R)
DH Pedro Alvarez (L)
C Matt Wieters (S)
2B Jonathan Schoop (R)
SS J.J. Hardy (R)

BAL: Wade Miley (L)  (7-10, 5.23)
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 06:14:27 pm »
Uh oh. First inning solo home run alert...

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 06:20:13 pm »
Good lord... McHugh is getting absolutely lit up in the bottom of the first. It's Lima Time!!

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 06:20:22 pm »
Another game to switch off early.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 06:21:14 pm »
These guys might hit seven home runs this inning. Fuck, what a total shitshow.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 06:21:54 pm »
Jesus Christ, McHugh. You couldn't toss it more down main street if it was BP.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 06:22:53 pm »
On the bright side, Brad Peacock will finally get a chance to pitch.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 06:27:24 pm »
The only reason to keep McHugh in this game would be for morbid curiosity.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 06:32:14 pm »
The only thing worse than watching McHugh pitch is listening to Ashby describe McHugh pitching.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 06:32:45 pm »
The only reason to keep McHugh in this game would be for morbid curiosity.

And to figure out if he's fighting for a rotation spit next year or written off completely.


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 06:35:13 pm »
I was at that game:

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 06:38:15 pm »
White doubles in Gattis, Teo singles in White. 5-3, and maybe they can still make this a game.


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2016, 06:39:08 pm »
Go rookies!
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2016, 06:40:06 pm »
And to figure out if he's fighting for a rotation spit next year or written off completely.


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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 06:40:19 pm »
Maybe we'll get chuck's slugfest today.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2016, 06:42:06 pm »
Well.  Back in the lead.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2016, 06:42:07 pm »
Go rookies!

Indeed, after a Springer HBP, Bregman doubles in Teo!


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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2016, 06:42:43 pm »
Altuve doubles in 2, and we got ourselves a slobbaknocka!


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2016, 06:43:05 pm »
Boys, we're gonna be here all night.

Miley out trailing 6-5 in the 2nd...he got five outs...all strikeouts.
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2016, 06:44:29 pm »
Boys, we're gonna be here all night.

Miley out trailing 6-5 in the 2nd...he got five outs...all strikeouts.

That's what he gets for being named after a pop "singer".


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2016, 06:45:58 pm »
Ubaldo Jimenez enters for Miley.

We'll see if Ubaldo keeps his hand at the level of his eyes. (/obscurity)


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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2016, 06:46:42 pm »
I was at that game:


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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2016, 06:48:32 pm »
I was at that game:


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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2016, 06:49:03 pm »
I'm on radio... WTF happened to Altuve??


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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2016, 06:49:48 pm »
Day game, if I remember correctly.

It was. The game that cemented "ten-run field" in the national consciousness, and in Lima's head.


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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2016, 06:50:13 pm »
3/5 of the rotation has been a disappointment, Keuchel, McHugh, and Fiers. 1/5 is damaged.  Hard to win with that.
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2016, 06:50:37 pm »
I'm on radio... WTF happened to Altuve??


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Gattis threw to him while warming up and he missed it and it hit him around the shoulder I believe.

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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2016, 06:53:02 pm »
Day game, if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2016, 06:53:53 pm »
3/5 of the rotation has been a disappointment, Keuchel, McHugh, and Fiers. 1/5 is damaged.  Hard to win with that.

I'm fine going to next season with LMJ, Keuchel, Musgrove, and a contest for the other two spots.


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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2016, 06:54:07 pm »
Gattis threw to him while warming up and he missed it and it hit him around the shoulder I believe.

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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2016, 06:55:32 pm »
Gattis threw to him while warming up and he missed it and it hit him around the shoulder I believe.

It tipped off the top of the glove and looked like it hit him right on the collarbone.
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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2016, 06:56:01 pm »
I'm fine going to next season with LMJ, Keuchel, Musgrove, and a contest for the other two spots.


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« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2016, 06:59:45 pm »
Gattis showing his triple speed.

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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2016, 07:00:47 pm »
Astros playing small ball with Gattis' speed on the base paths
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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2016, 07:01:58 pm »
As long as LMJ isn't TJS before ALDS.

TMI.


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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2016, 07:05:25 pm »
Shit, White, you damn rookie!
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2016, 07:06:06 pm »
Just to reiterate, my favorite game is a 1-0 pitchers' duel. But since the Astros don't find themselves in too terribly many of those lately I would prefer the team to go ahead and score some runs for the hell of it if they're going to be allowing the other guys double digits as often as not.
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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2016, 07:06:50 pm »
I don't care if they win 1-0, 12-11, or by forfeit. We need a damn winning streak.


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« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2016, 07:07:56 pm »
TMI.

I think the more situationally appropriate reply would be WFW.
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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2016, 07:09:50 pm »
I think the more situationally appropriate reply would be WFW.

Or perhaps U FOO!
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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2016, 07:13:17 pm »
I think the more situationally appropriate reply would be WFW.

YMMV.


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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2016, 07:13:44 pm »
Where's Marisnick?
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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2016, 07:14:14 pm »
Well Teoscar sure ain't no Marisnick in the outfield.
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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2016, 07:16:39 pm »
This game sucks again.

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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2016, 07:17:33 pm »
This game sucks again.
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2016, 07:19:02 pm »
I think they may need to tweak GC to where it weighs defense just a bit more.
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« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2016, 07:22:35 pm »
Hernandez needs a swift kick in the ass. If you're gonna lollygag a run in, the least you can do is hit the fucking cutoff man.
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« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2016, 07:25:21 pm »
Nice job by Bregman.
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2016, 07:25:27 pm »
I think they may need to tweak GC to where it weighs defense just a bit more.

I don't understand why Springer and Teo aren't flipped.


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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2016, 07:26:00 pm »
Where's Marisnick?

Still recovering from the groin strain. Only able to play every other day, according to Hinch.


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« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2016, 07:26:47 pm »
I don't understand why Springer and Teo aren't flipped.


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If that's an indication of Teo's arm, he shouldn't be in RF.
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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2016, 07:28:09 pm »
If that's an indication of Teo's arm, he shouldn't be in RF.

He shouldn't be in CF either, so I'd rather put him where he gets fewer chances.


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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2016, 07:28:19 pm »
I don't understand why Springer and Teo aren't flipped.

At the very least. I might even entertain Marwin in right.

Now that they moved the extra point back 7-7 is not a score you can automatically assume you'll see.
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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2016, 07:31:00 pm »
At the very least. I might even entertain Marwin in right.

Now that they moved the extra point back 7-7 is not a score you can automatically assume you'll see.

I'm thinking Bagwell at 3rd base.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2016, 07:31:39 pm »
He shouldn't be in CF either, so I'd rather put him where he gets fewer chances.


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Well don't put him where he'd be even worse. If he can only play LF, put him there.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2016, 07:38:14 pm »
Marwin hurt on the swing.  Ashby still an idiot.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2016, 07:45:58 pm »
Teo with a Texas League single to plate a run...Astros regain the lead 8-7...we're still in the 5th
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2016, 07:47:38 pm »
Marwin hurt on the swing.  Ashby still an idiot.

I take it they are discussing game times, how does a shift affect the length of the game?
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2016, 07:49:09 pm »
Way to run yourself out of a big inning Springer.  Nails. 
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2016, 07:49:48 pm »
I take it they are discussing game times, how does a shift affect the length of the game?

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2016, 07:50:08 pm »
I take it they are discussing game times, how does a shift affect the length of the game?

It's a black hole thing.  By diving into a black hole on the shift, the fielder can fall into a time wormhole and end up not showing up again for a 10-20 minute period.  It's a problem.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2016, 07:53:50 pm »
Speaking of falling into black holes.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2016, 07:54:13 pm »
Another Oriole dinger makes it 9-8 Astros
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #63 on: August 19, 2016, 07:54:39 pm »
I take it they are discussing game times, how does a shift affect the length of the game?

Well, a shift creates more outs, so eliminating it creates more offense, which makes the games... Shorter?!?!


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #64 on: August 19, 2016, 07:57:07 pm »
Well, a shift creates more outs...

Everything went to shit when then went to only 24 outs per game. 
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #65 on: August 19, 2016, 07:58:14 pm »
Everything went to shit when then went to only 24 outs per game.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2016, 07:58:39 pm »
Well, a shift creates more outs, so eliminating it creates more offense, which makes the games... Shorter?!?!


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That was my initial thought but then thought I must be missing something.  I am on the radio feed so I thought Ashby must have been explaining the theory and hence HH's comment.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2016, 07:58:51 pm »
In the Nolan Ryan promo...there's a hot blonde with big titties in a tube top.  I miss those days.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #68 on: August 19, 2016, 08:00:02 pm »
How tall is Bregman?
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2016, 08:00:15 pm »
That was my initial thought but then thought I must be missing something.  I am on the radio feed so I thought Ashby must have been explaining the theory and hence HH's comment.

I assumed your comment was a joke at my expense.  If you're serious...the complaint is that shifting delays pitching to the next hitter.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #70 on: August 19, 2016, 08:00:29 pm »
How tall is Altuve?
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2016, 08:00:51 pm »
So after Springer runs into the third out of the 5th, Bregman leads off the 6th with a single followed by a HR by Altuve. 
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #72 on: August 19, 2016, 08:02:50 pm »
Bregman is 3-4. Definitely fire the hitting coach.


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #73 on: August 19, 2016, 08:03:17 pm »
Altuve needs to be nicknamed Papa.  Papa Altuve.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2016, 08:04:17 pm »
How tall is Bregman?

From eyeballing it.. I'd say about 1.12 Altuves.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #75 on: August 19, 2016, 08:05:39 pm »
Ashby can't count to two.  Fuck he's an embarrassment. 
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #76 on: August 19, 2016, 08:06:47 pm »
Ashby can't count to two.  Fuck he's an embarrassment.

He's got dysphasia. No stamina to call a 9 inning game. Sad!


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #77 on: August 19, 2016, 08:10:22 pm »
He's got dysphasia. No stamina to call a 9 inning game. Sad!


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #78 on: August 19, 2016, 08:17:31 pm »
If it wouldn't have been for the shift, we'd be in the bottom of the 8th.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #79 on: August 19, 2016, 08:28:13 pm »
Bregman is 3-4. Definitely fire the hitting coach.


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #80 on: August 19, 2016, 08:28:39 pm »
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #81 on: August 19, 2016, 08:36:12 pm »
If Machado doesn't make that play like he's underwater he gets Correa.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #82 on: August 19, 2016, 08:37:31 pm »
If Machado doesn't make that play like he's under water he gets Correa.

He played that like he was Teoscar Hernandez. 
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #83 on: August 19, 2016, 08:39:48 pm »
I really hope Blummer beats the living shit out of Ashby. 
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2016, 08:40:01 pm »
He played that like he was Teoscar Hernandez.

Teoscar's play reminded me of what I look like when I haven't bowled in awhile. I "think" about my feet on the approach and end up on my ass.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2016, 08:47:43 pm »
Marwin didn't get the memo apparently. 

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2016, 08:48:53 pm »
Way to bust your ass out of the box White.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2016, 08:48:59 pm »
Oh boy!!!

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2016, 08:59:12 pm »
...and YOU get a homer!, and YOU get a homer!

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #89 on: August 19, 2016, 09:01:29 pm »
Oh boy!!!

I just remembered the kids ps4 has MLB on it.. I opened it up, signed in, and just like I suspected I can change the audio feed! No more Ashby for me!! Plus, the kid spends less time on this damn thing. Everybody wins!

It is pretty sweet.  Sometimes the audio and video seem a little disconnected and perhaps a little more lag (this may be my imagination) but I prefer to listen to the radio, even on days Ashby is not there.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #90 on: August 19, 2016, 09:08:29 pm »
I hope Peacock does well this time around.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #91 on: August 19, 2016, 09:10:12 pm »
So after that first inning, if you knew Peacock would get into this game, and it would be a blowout...
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #92 on: August 19, 2016, 09:10:59 pm »
On a side note...Devenski pitched his ass off, and the Astros win 15-8.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #93 on: August 19, 2016, 10:03:57 pm »
On the bright side, Brad Peacock will finally get a chance to pitch.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #94 on: August 20, 2016, 09:36:11 am »
On a side note...Devenski pitched his ass off, and the Astros win 15-8.

Can't agree more. Devo stopped the bleeding, stabilized the patient, and generally saved the day.


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #95 on: August 20, 2016, 11:51:54 am »
Can't agree more. Devo stopped the bleeding, stabilized the patient, and generally saved the day.


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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2016, 12:13:36 pm »
Fiers should be pitching for his spot in the rotation tonight. Much rather see Devenski in his spot. Obviously can't tonight with him working last night though.

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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2016, 02:24:04 pm »
Fiers should be pitching for his spot in the rotation tonight. Much rather see Devenski in his spot. Obviously can't tonight with him working last night though.

Devenski's good where he is. He struggles the third time through the lineup.
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Re: Astros @ Orioles August 19, 2016
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2016, 02:45:18 pm »
Devenski's good where he is. He struggles the third time through the lineup.
Fiers has been struggling the first time through the lineup. Hopefully he proves me wrong tonight.