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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #100 on: November 06, 2017, 06:48:01 pm »
This ran in the Houston paper:

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2017, 04:30:33 pm »
Altuve, Springer win silver slugger at their respective positions.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2017, 07:42:35 am »
Altuve = MVP!!!!

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2017, 11:34:53 am »
Altuve has been named the Player of the Year by the Sporting News and Baseball America, has won the AL Hank Aaron Award and two MLBPA Players Choice Awards for the Major League Player of the Year and the AL Most Outstanding Player. He also took home his fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award.
Altuve, who made his fifth All-Star team, won his third career and second consecutive batting title after leading the Major Leagues with a .346 batting average. He also led the AL in hits (204) and became the first player in Major League history to be the outright leader in hits in his league in four consecutive seasons. World Series champion.   American League MVP.

Quite a season and quite a player.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2017, 11:51:42 am »
You gotta love it. I wonder how many execs wouldn't have given Altuve a shot because he doesn't fit the "metric."

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2017, 11:09:16 am »
True.  He is truly amazing.  Read an article that said at age 27 only Aaron, Cobb, and Rose had more hits. 

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2018, 06:38:06 pm »
Not Astros news, but MLB discussion:  where is Chipper Jones on your all-time list of 3rd basemen?

I've got
Schmidt
Robinson
Brett
Chipper
Mathews
Boggs
Beltre

Top three in any order for me.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #107 on: March 29, 2018, 04:03:04 pm »
George Springer is the first player in MLB HISTORY with a leadoff homer on opening day in back-to-back seasons.

Hopefully just one of many Springer Dingers this season.


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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #108 on: March 29, 2018, 04:33:25 pm »
For sure!   

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2018, 11:45:44 am »
Anti-Major league baseball fan here. haha. Just Kidding. I like to go to a game in person every once in a while. Cool to see a big league ballpark.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #111 on: October 08, 2018, 07:32:25 pm »
Astros move on...

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2018, 07:33:45 pm »
Astros move on...


They're about to take it back to back!!

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #113 on: October 08, 2018, 07:41:46 pm »

They're about to take it back to back!!

Sounds good to me.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #114 on: October 10, 2018, 08:55:41 am »
...and to me.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #115 on: October 11, 2018, 09:07:53 am »
What is your take on game 1 and Sale vs. Verlander?

Analysis and Prediction

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2018, 07:06:50 pm »
Hoping we get to Sale.  Picking Astros in 6.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2018, 07:55:05 pm »
Stros play well on the road.  Would be nice to get at least one of the first group where it's cold.  Verlander is a hoss.

Good start.  It's 2-0 good guys in the bottom of the second.
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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2018, 10:57:32 pm »
Stros haiving a great top of the ninth.  Up 7-2 with one out and a runner on second.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #119 on: October 14, 2018, 08:39:01 am »
Hope Cole follows JV's gritty game with his own great game.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #120 on: October 14, 2018, 12:09:38 pm »
That's been the pattern. Hopefully it continues.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #121 on: October 19, 2018, 07:30:53 am »
They just plain outplayed us....

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #122 on: October 19, 2018, 09:45:57 am »
They just plain outplayed us....

Yep.  But 100+ wins and a final four appearance is a lot better than it has been some years.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #123 on: October 19, 2018, 10:06:15 am »
Agreed. And a little more focus when we return next year should be fine.  I still think we are the better team..... just not in this series.  Errors, bad judgement on basepaths, could not throw strikes at times, etc.  They just outplayed us.  They, on the other hand, seemed intensely focused as evidenced by plays by Andrew B. and Mookie B. that reminded me of plays we made on our run last year.   So, here is to a great year and hopefully back on top next year!

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #124 on: October 19, 2018, 02:20:53 pm »
I don't like the Red Sox one bit, and even though I'm a diehard fan of the Birds, I have some affinity to the Stros; however, if the Red Sox had to win that series, I'm glad it was on the back of Benny Baseball.

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« Reply #125 on: October 19, 2018, 03:05:02 pm »
I don't like the Red Sox one bit, and even though I'm a diehard fan of the Birds, I have some affinity to the Stros; however, if the Red Sox had to win that series, I'm glad it was on the back of Benny Baseball.

He went all or nothing on the last play of game four and it worked out well for his team.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #126 on: October 02, 2019, 08:22:28 am »
Hoping for another October celebration!

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« Reply #127 on: October 02, 2019, 08:45:03 am »
Hoping for another October celebration!

Works for me.

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« Reply #128 on: October 02, 2019, 11:16:01 am »
It is all opinion and such, but if they could win another title, I believe it puts them in the discussion of greatest teams ever.

I know the Ruth/Gehrig Yankees, Dimaggio yanks, Mantle, Berra, Ford yanks belong and dominated for decades.
Orioles of the 60s and 70s with Brooks and Frank Robinson plus the incredible pitching with Palmer leading the way. (Grich is way overlooked).
Big Red Machine Bench, Rose, Morgan, Perez, Foster ... and Oakland Mr. October, Catfish, Rollie, Blue Moon, Vida, Holtzman, Lindblad, Rudi, Tenace, Sal, Campy, Scrap Iron, Angel, and Jesus (gotta love the names/nicknames) ... of the 70s with greats all over the field.
Yanks with the dynasty and Braves Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, and Chipper of the 90s/00s.
among so many other great teams of the past.
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Verlander, Cole, Grienke staff plus Altuve, Bregman, Springer.  Sprinkle in Alvarez, Correa, and Brantley and it has the chance for all-time greatness.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #129 on: October 02, 2019, 01:27:46 pm »
It is all opinion and such, but if they could win another title, I believe it puts them in the discussion of greatest teams ever.

I know the Ruth/Gehrig Yankees, Dimaggio yanks, Mantle, Berra, Ford yanks belong and dominated for decades.
Orioles of the 60s and 70s with Brooks and Frank Robinson plus the incredible pitching with Palmer leading the way. (Grich is way overlooked).
Big Red Machine Bench, Rose, Morgan, Perez, Foster ... and Oakland Mr. October, Catfish, Rollie, Blue Moon, Vida, Holtzman, Lindblad, Rudi, Tenace, Sal, Campy, Scrap Iron, Angel, and Jesus (gotta love the names/nicknames) ... of the 70s with greats all over the field.
Yanks with the dynasty and Braves Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, and Chipper of the 90s/00s.
among so many other great teams of the past.
....

Verlander, Cole, Grienke staff plus Altuve, Bregman, Springer.  Sprinkle in Alvarez, Correa, and Brantley and it has the chance for all-time greatness.

My family ended up staying in the same hotel the '72 A's were staying in when they were in KC to play the Royals.  I was in pre-teen autograph Heaven.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Oakland_Athletics_season
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Oakland_Athletics_season
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Oakland_Athletics_season

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #130 on: October 02, 2019, 02:01:24 pm »
Wow!  Autograph Heaven is right.  That team was loaded. 

I was an Astros fan attending games with Dierker and Cedeno being my favorites in the early then mid-70s.  As the years went by, I realized that most of my autographs included the likes of Stretch Suba, Mike Fischlin, Joaquin Andujar, Mark Lemongello, Bo McLaughlin, Hoggy Hermann, and the like.  But, they were gracious to wait for all 5 of us seeking autographs (of the maybe 3,000 total fans in the 'dome.) and they were free!! 

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« Reply #131 on: October 02, 2019, 05:32:41 pm »
Wow!  Autograph Heaven is right.  That team was loaded. 

I was an Astros fan attending games with Dierker and Cedeno being my favorites in the early then mid-70s.  As the years went by, I realized that most of my autographs included the likes of Stretch Suba, Mike Fischlin, Joaquin Andujar, Mark Lemongello, Bo McLaughlin, Hoggy Hermann, and the like.  But, they were gracious to wait for all 5 of us seeking autographs (of the maybe 3,000 total fans in the 'dome.) and they were free!! 

From my 'Dome trip before I hit double digits in age. (note the price  :o )



I made another trip about 30 years later to make sure my then 10 year old son saw a game in the 'Dome before the 'stros move downtown.  We got Lima to autograph a cap for him that day.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #132 on: October 02, 2019, 05:37:28 pm »
Love it.  Good stuff. 

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #133 on: October 07, 2019, 01:40:41 pm »
Verlander -  awesome!
Cole - incredible!
Grienke - throwing strikes and getting bombed ...   

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #134 on: October 09, 2019, 08:09:52 am »
Our bats have cooled off.   Rays pitching is on fire right now.

Hope Cole has something in the tank.  We look vulnerable.

Rays look good.  Must give them credit.

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #135 on: October 09, 2019, 08:31:33 am »
Nine more wins. But one of those has to be tonight.

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« Reply #136 on: October 09, 2019, 10:01:37 am »
I like your way of thinking. I actually think if we win the series, we are right back in the driver's seat. (It's tomorrow night, btw.)  I think Grienke will be much better going forward in the playoffs and our studs will be back to normal rest.   

Need to string some hits together to help Cole.   The relief group was effective yesterday.  Just got to JV early and we couldn't drive in runs.

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« Reply #137 on: October 09, 2019, 10:22:56 am »
I like your way of thinking. I actually think if we win the series, we are right back in the driver's seat. (It's tomorrow night, btw.)  I think Grienke will be much better going forward in the playoffs and our studs will be back to normal rest.   

Need to string some hits together to help Cole.   The relief group was effective yesterday.  Just got to JV early and we couldn't drive in runs.


Well dang, I got my days mixed up.  Those two other #5s thru me off.  ;D

Still need nine wins with the next game a suitcase game.
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« Reply #138 on: October 09, 2019, 10:36:37 am »
The excitement of a game 5 ...

Yep.  9 big ones.

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« Reply #139 on: October 10, 2019, 09:22:17 pm »
Bring on the Yankees.

Eight wins to go.

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« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2019, 11:15:53 pm »
Yes!   Cole was dealing again. 

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Re: Houston Astros
« Reply #141 on: October 14, 2019, 08:17:45 am »
Astros postseason play is limited when talking historically; yet, historically amazing games have been played:
Dodgers/Astros in strike season
Phillies/Astros was best I had seen at that point
Mets/Astros topped it
Astros/Cardinals   that Pujols hit is still going......
Astros/Yankees 2017
Astros/Dodgers  Games 2 and 5 may the best ever!!
Astros/Yankees again   (last night, Correa made thee key plays to make it look like it could go 7 now and join the previous great series)

Time for Cole to go to work and Astros hitters to come alive with men on base.

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« Reply #142 on: October 14, 2019, 06:44:09 pm »
Astros postseason play is limited when talking historically; yet, historically amazing games have been played:
Dodgers/Astros in strike season
Phillies/Astros was best I had seen at that point
Mets/Astros topped it
Astros/Cardinals   that Pujols hit is still going......
Astros/Yankees 2017
Astros/Dodgers  Games 2 and 5 may the best ever!!
Astros/Yankees again   (last night, Correa made thee key plays to make it look like it could go 7 now and join the previous great series)

Time for Cole to go to work and Astros hitters to come alive with men on base.


Great list.  +1

Those Phillies and Mets series were epic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_National_League_Championship_Series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_National_League_Championship_Series


Don't forget:  https://www.crawfishboxes.com/2012/4/24/2971026/astros-history-18-inning-2005-nlds-game-against-the-atlanta-braves  (I found the Chris Burke SGA bobblehead in a flea market a few years ago)
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« Reply #143 on: October 15, 2019, 04:14:12 pm »
Yes sir.  Nice addition. 

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« Reply #144 on: October 17, 2019, 11:48:55 pm »
Five more to go.

Hopefully JV has a World Series invitation in his pocket on the plane trip back to Houston.

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« Reply #145 on: October 18, 2019, 07:46:15 am »
Agreed. 

Nice to see Greinke pitch well against that formidable lineup last night.  Relievers were so good.  Astros home runs won it, but all those Yankee errors were a big surprise and a help to the cause to put it away.

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« Reply #146 on: October 19, 2019, 11:19:36 pm »
Altuve walks it off, 2-run homer to win it in the 9th to send the Astros to the World Series

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« Reply #147 on: October 19, 2019, 11:52:00 pm »
AAAALLLLLLLTTTTTUUUUVVVVEEEE!!!!!

The 'streauxs are geauxin' to the WORLD SERIES!

Four wins to go.

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« Reply #148 on: October 20, 2019, 12:22:18 pm »
Ryan, Mays, Biggio, and Altuve are my all time favorites with Altuve moving up the ranks quickly!!  What a team, series, game, Play, and player!

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« Reply #149 on: October 20, 2019, 02:19:10 pm »
Nothing better than seeing the Yankees and Cardinals lose... Way to go Astros.

 

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