2019 Houston Astros Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. RodeoJake

    RodeoJake Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Toronto! Sanchez and Biagini part of the 4 pitcher no-no tonight.
     
  2. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    I noticed Yankee and Red Sox fans have disappeared. And that’s a good thing.
     
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  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Obviously an unbelievable opening game for Sanchez.

    My hope is that he can be a decent #4 starter for this team next season. Which would mean there would only be one opening left on the starting rotation after Cole and Miley depart (which I expect at least Cole will).

    Sanchez threw 30% curveballs last night which is his highest % ever.

    It was his sinker that was getting hammered with the Blue Jays.
     
  4. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say. Bregmann gave a discount to stay. Might be others following suit.

    Baseball isn't quite as filled w/ greed as football.
     
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  5. kskboys

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    Any chance that those of you who thought we should dump Yuri have changed your mind? Just curious. Last year, 2nd highest average in the majors w/ runners in scoring position, and this year he's just exploded.
     
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I take nothing back from Gurriel. Up through June 28th he was a below average major-leaguer with the bat. As he was all last season.

    What he's done since... Has been totally unexpected by everyone. Don't know if he ate his spinach or what.
     
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Wow!

    What Houston did to Baltimore yesterday.

    And Alverez?

    3 HR's yesterday and 7 RBI's.

    He broke Ted Williams record for most RBI over the first 45 games of a player's career.
     
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  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Just for fun...

    Jordan Alvarez's stats this season up through August 10th for both AAA and MLB:

    101 games
    380 at-bats
    132 hits
    .347 batting average
    30 2B's
    40 HR's
    80 runs scored
    122 RBI's
    60 BB's
    96 K's
    .436 OPB
    .742 SLG
    .1178 OPS

    Those are just some sick numbers.

    40 HR's in 101 games?

    Better than 1 RBI per game?

    If he had enough at-bats to qualify he would be leading the league in both slugging & OPS. And he would be second in OBP behind Trout.

    Oh and he would be leading the league in hitting.

    I've never seen anyone like him.
     
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  9. ColoCowboy

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    Good article about Alvarez
    https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproj...12/sports/baseball/yordan-alvarez-astros.html
     
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  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The one thing the Astro lineup has lacked is that one "thumper". The one guy the other team's pitcher is scared to death of.

    In other words their own J.D. Martinez or Aaron Judge.

    Well they have one now!
     
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  11. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member

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    It is really remarkable what he has accomplished in such a short time and at such a young age.
     
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  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Man child has been awesome for the Stros another big bat in an already potent offense
     
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  13. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    I'm no Astros fan, but their recent run is a bit like watching a demolition derby...which has some entertainment value, no matter who's side you are on.
     
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  14. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    No, he wasn't. Not even close.

    Mike, you misread this one badly. Dude was 2nd w/ runners in scoring position last year, and is a .300 hitter. It's OK to miss one now and then.

    I thought White was going to be good!!!! I missed that one badly!!!
     

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