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Houston, Just Win The Damn Game

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 31, 2017

If it’s going to happen, it must happen today. And it must be Justin Verlander, in all his glory. This is why they got him. As a “10 day” Astro fan I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for this moment…..

And me thinks Roberts isn’t going to yank Hill after 60 pitches. Brandon Morrow might tackle him on the way to the mound if he tries anything.

Thirty years is an awful long time but 31 is longer.

Cheers to streaks continued…..

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  1. unca_chuck said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Yeah they either win tonight or have a monumental task tomorrow. We won our game 7 in the road in KC but we’ll see.

    I think Verlander shuts them down. 2-0 CGSO.

  2. blade3colorado said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Interesting ESPN article where Hinch was asked about his outstanding (not) bullpen:

    Asked about the state of his bullpen heading into Game 6, Astros manager A.J. Hinch responded, “Well, we have two innings of bullpen left,” before correcting himself and saying, “I’m sorry, two games’ worth of bullpen left, and our guys will be ready.

    Of course, that first answer might be the more accurate one. In 19 innings in this World Series, the Houston bullpen has allowed 16 hits, 16 runs and five home runs. For the entire postseason, it has a 5.94 ERA with 13 home runs surrendered in 53 innings, and that includes a couple of stellar outings from guys who spent most of the season in the rotation.”

    • snarkk said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:36 am

      This series makes me appreciate even more the Core Four in their heyday…

    • blade3colorado said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Same article had this line . . . Giles was a top-five closer in the regular season, but after allowing runs in six of his seven postseason appearances, he appears to be buried so deep right now that he’s not even in the doghouse, but sleeping out behind the fence with the feral cats.

  3. snarkk said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

    If Kate was in town last night with Verlander, that’s not good for tonight…

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:25 am

      I don’t have a problem with it. As Pence said, it was a chance to help a family have some closure after a death.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

      I don’t have a problem with that either.
      If anything it makes me hate the Dodgers even more for not doing something positive for the family..It takes a True Giant to come thru in that situation..

    • unca_chuck said, on October 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      No shot. The guy dies IN THE BALLPARK. ANd they deny his family?

  4. sandog said, on October 31, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I just have a funny feeling Verlander is going to get shelled. He’s not in his prime and the Dodger bats have awakened. And I totally agree that if the Astro’s don’t get it done tonight, they will be toast tomorrow—like we were in Game 7 in 2002. That’s why I think saving Verlander for tomorrow would have been worth considering.

    As for Giles, I wouldn’t be surprised if seeing every other pitcher that takes the mound get blasted–including one of the all-time greats—actually helps him get his mojo back a bit and maybe he can get a few outs before this thing is said and done.

  5. unca_chuck said, on October 31, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Dodger stadium is usually pretty hard to hit bombs out of at night so I think Verlander will be fine. Hill? If anyone is due a shit outing, it’s Mister Blisters.

  6. alleykat69 said, on October 31, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I don’t see Verlander getting hammered tonight ,he’s been Nails since joining the Stros.
    It’s not like he has to face Panda tonight.
    4-1 Astros Verlander gives them 7 plus innings..

  7. Irish Kevin said, on October 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

    This morning on KNBR, Kruk was giving excuses for Kershaw bad outing, he even went so far as to compare him to Cain! Unbelievable

  8. Irish Kevin said, on October 31, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Charlie/Niner page, your site won’t let me post comments! WTH!! I am not Spitty!! 😂😂😂

  9. unca_chuck said, on October 31, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Ahhh, lemme check. WordPress gets weird sometimes.

  10. unca_chuck said, on October 31, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Maybe reload the page, Irish. I don’t see any of your posts caught in the filter. And I haven’t changed any settings lately.

  11. alleykat69 said, on October 31, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I can picture Kruk behind me at slot machine..
    Kat you have to work on that arm slot if you want to hit a big one!!

    • snarkk said, on October 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      He also would tell you to put in the coin quickly or slowly, depending on the machine’s tendencies to call jackpots for fast or slow coin loaders…

  12. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Here’s hoping Verlander has the game of his life.

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      His playoff legacy is on the line, too.

  13. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Reddick is such an automatic out in the Astros lineup.

  14. chipower9 said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    So, if the Stros win it, is Springer MVP?

    • Flavor said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      depends. If Verlander goes the distance here and they win I’d give it to him.

  15. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Nice slider to Turner for strike 3.

  16. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Verlander’s pitchcount is OK so far. 4 innings/58 pitches.

  17. Macdog said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Why does Reddick even bother using a bat?

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Reddick should be a platoon at best.

      • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        It was predictable he can’t hit Hill.

      • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm

        Reddick looks done as a hitter. There’s no lower body in his swing. He’s just a Rowand trying to make contact at the end of his career.

  18. wilcojoe said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Reddick had a fantastic regular season and hit lefties extremely well. He just completely lost it this possession. His defense is still as good as any in the game.

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Ah, I didn’t remember his regular season. Is there no decent option off the bench?

      • wilcojoe said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:53 pm

        Yeah, they have Cameron Maybin a righty who I would have preferred seeing tonight. I guess Hinch thinks he will breakout any moment. I don’t see it happening.

    • xoot said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Reddick was one of the a’s best players for his time in Oakland, although his defensive heroics did ding him up sometimes.

  19. snarkk said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Roberts overmanaging nutjob move this early…

  20. xoot said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    NL home-field advantage for the bums tonight.

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Yeah, Verlander had no clue what he was doing with a bat in his hands.

  21. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    As a 20 year old rookie, Bumgarner pitched 8 shut-out innings in his first World Series start.
    None of the stiffs in this Series can do that.

    • wilcojoe said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      I was at that game in Arlington! A post season legend was born that night.

    • xoot said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      MadBum rolled in behind Lincecum and Cain in PS 2010. He learned fast and he learned well.

  22. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Walked Reddick.
    lqtm

    • Macdog said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Now he walks.

  23. Flavor said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    ph for Verlander made no sense esp with a runner on first. He could have bunted him into scoring position. That would have been better than what Gattis did. And now we are into the bullpen. Fucking dumb move.

  24. xoot said, on October 31, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    The sounds of Joe Buck’s multiple orgasms over the bums really shouldn’t be broadcast

  25. gianthead said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Someone needs to drill Joc Pederson…just left a concert and that home run is the first thing I see…

  26. willedav said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    insurance runs always seem to matter.

    saw something on yahoo sports link to Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos that discusses potential for trades with Giants. Decent analysis of Giants 2017 and what they might do. Threw out couple potential trades involving Gyorko and Piscotty to SF belt arroyo to STL.

    • gianthead said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Arroyo not going to St. Lou for two hitters who would flail at ATT..

    • djloo27 said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      I stopped reading when the guy said Law had a good year…

      • willedav said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        that was a miss. rest of it wasn’t bad.

  27. gianthead said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Prayers this Jansen decision bringing in him now blows up in Dave Roberts’ face..

  28. Macdog said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Will Francisco Liriano ever go away?

  29. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    And this Series is over. Everyone knows it, including both teams.
    Get used to: Dodgers, 2017 champions.

  30. xoot said, on October 31, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    the bums big hit was a lucky oppo field bloop sliced down the RF line. The Stros easily could roar back.

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      The Dodgers have been lucky all season. Culberson 8 for 16 in the playoffs? What’s that all about?

      • djloo27 said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:21 pm

        Revenge for Brian Doyle?

  31. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Buck and Smoltz going on and on about Koufax’s heroics but they wouldn’t mention that he destroyed his arm in the process. He was out of baseball at about the same age as Cain and Lincecum.

  32. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Are you guys diggin’ the stupid group TD celebrations the NFL players are doing now? I’m not.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 31, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      The league is obviously giving the players a lot of leeway on these TD celebrations Z , some are pretty creative, some are fuckin stupid that deserve a penalty for being Fuckin Dumb,but it’s down to fan interest now whatever. The peeing on the football, the hide and seek, the football swing and miss,Now the Ol getting in back in the day coaches like Lombardi should of cut that player but now it’s all about trying to keep the ratings strong even it a blowout..

  33. zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Fun fact: 45 years ago today, on Oct. 31, 1972, Gaylord Perry was named the winner of the American League Cy Young Award.
    Awesome trade!

    • zumiee said, on October 31, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      He only threw 29 complete games that season.
      Slacker!

  34. snarkk said, on October 31, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Don’t know about you guys, but both these managers seem to manage like they graduated from the Dusty Baker Academy for Strategic Managing…


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