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Question for the old timers...
« on: May 18, 2006, 11:37:31 am »
What is the worst 3-game series loss ever suffered by the franchise?  By memory, I can't think of one worse than 34-5 since '79 when I first started following the team.
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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006, 11:47:02 am »
Don't know, but there was that game in Cinci a few years ago where they gave up something like 13 runs in the first inning, and then a few more after that.  If they didn't win any others in that series, it might have a similarly skewed run total.

But I don't remember any series in which all of the games were so lopsided.  And it wasn't like the games were close and then broke open in the middle.  These games felt like there were over after the first inning.
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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 11:49:16 am »
Were you listening to 610 this morning?  This is exactly what Lance said, but the year was 75.





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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 11:49:52 am »
Heard on the radio this morning that this was the first time the Stros have allowed 10+ runs in 3 straight games since '62.  Was 4 game series at Cincy; Stros scored 20 runs in those 3 games though (and won the 1st game of the series).

This was probably the worst series asskicking in team history.  Good times.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 11:57:13 am »
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Heard on the radio this morning that this was the first time the Stros have allowed 10+ runs in 3 straight games since '62.  Was 4 game series at Cincy; Stros scored 20 runs in those 3 games though (and won the 1st game of the series).

This was probably the worst series asskicking in team history.  Good times.




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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 12:03:00 pm »
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Are they back under .500 all time now?



6 games over this season gets em to .500
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006, 12:04:58 pm »
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Were you listening to 610 this morning?



My radio has two settings: Astros games, and music. Talk radio (of any sort) makes my ears bleed.

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This is exactly what Lance said, but the year was 75.




I'm pretty sure that I was living where I live now when I watched the game I'm thinking of, which would put it sometime during the last 14 years.  But maybe it was the house before that, which would go back to '81.  '75 would have been college, so I know that's too early.  The Astros had some weak teams back then, so I wouldn't be surprised to learn of another massacre that I've forgotten.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006, 02:39:51 pm »
Well, curiosity got the better of me, so I went hunting through the records at baseball-reference.com and found (what I assume to be) the game I was remembering: 8/3/89 @ Cincinnati, a 2-18 drubbing.  But the other two games in that series were a 5-0 win and a 2-5 loss, so the series itself doesn't really compare.

A few other futile stretches did pop out while I was searching.  9/10-13/87 @ SD produced three losses: 7-8, 0-11, and 2-10 (and there was an off day in the middle of the series; how odd is that? not likely that it was a rainout in SD).4/5-7/96 @ SD was similarly ugly: 4-10, 4-8, and 2-17.  The Marlins dealt out some punishment that year, too. 7/15-17/96 @ FLA: 5-15, 2-3, and 2-11.

And, of course, who can forget last year's Rangers series?  5/20/05: 3-7. 5/21/05: 3-18. 5/22/05: 0-2.  I hope we're not about to see a repeat of that.

Looking through those scores was fun.  I ran across several where I thought "oh, I remember that one!", such as the 22-inning win over the Dodgers (I was at the Dome for that one).
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2006, 02:47:56 pm »
I seem to remember the Astros getting their hats handed to them in Colorado, every time they went there.  I think only in the last one or two seasons have they fared well there.

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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006, 02:58:39 pm »
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I seem to remember the Astros getting their hats handed to them in Colorado, every time they went there.




Yes, there were a number of interesting Colorado scores.  But sweeps seemed rare, and the Astros occasionally administered the beating.

The steM also have an annoying number of laugher wins.
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2006, 03:21:03 pm »
It's easier to get over a blowout loss than a tight one run loss.  Hard to phantom I know, but it's true.  Your mind tells you a hundred things you coulda, shoulda, woulda done to win that close game and it stays with you a while.

A laugher, well, you generally don't care much about remembering anything about it... because not much is worth commiserating (sp?) about.  In fact, you generally laugh at it and move on.  You played your worse and the other team played their best.  It happens.  When you play your best and the other team does too, and you lose by one or two runs, it stays with you.

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2006, 03:35:39 pm »
exactly right, Noe, as usual. i'd much rather lose three like that than three close games that could have been won.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2006, 03:37:49 pm »
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exactly right, Noe, as usual. i'd much rather lose three like that than three close games that could have been won.



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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2006, 04:23:48 pm »
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i'd much rather lose three like that than three close games that could have been won.

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Amen to that.  That was the big elephant in my head as I read through these responses.
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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2006, 04:37:25 pm »
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Heard on the radio this morning that this was the first time the Stros have allowed 10+ runs in 3 straight games since '62.  Was 4 game series at Cincy; Stros scored 20 runs in those 3 games though (and won the 1st game of the series).

This was probably the worst series asskicking in team history.  Good times.





I go back to '68 and don't remember three consecutive double-digit losses. Single massive losses inbetween close games don't count.

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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2006, 04:40:02 pm »
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But I don't remember any series in which all of the games were so lopsided.  And it wasn't like the games were close and then broke open in the middle.  These games felt like there were over after the first inning.




Hell that one the other night felt like it was over before the Astros came to bat.

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Re: Question for the old timers...
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2006, 05:37:15 pm »
75 bwas a brutal season. I just remember all the shit my teammates stuck up on my locker: laugh-stros, last-ros disast-ros, etc.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2006, 05:42:43 pm »
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75 bwas a brutal season. I just remember all the shit my teammates stuck up on my locker: laugh-stros, last-ros disast-ros, etc.




Well, truth be told, the Astros could go 162 - 0 this season and folks would still call them laugh-stros, last-stros, et. al.

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2006, 05:45:48 pm »
Gotta keep and even keel, even in crappy years like 75, 91 and 2000, etc. We play tomorrow. Go Astros.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2006, 05:51:05 pm »
The great part about that was that there was never any trouble getting tickets :-)  My friends and I would eat dinner, hop in the car and run to the Dome, buy some gold seat tickets, and then go stretch out wherever we wanted.  Nice and relaxed.
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2006, 06:06:43 pm »
for some reason made the thought of buying tix at the montgomery ward in sharpstown pop up.. my daughters where barely school age and not they are 32 and 31 geeze crusising dowm memory lane (my 20 year old considers mmpus the only true home of the astros)
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