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Old 08-04-2013, 04:11 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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A few thoughts....

Lucas Harrell has not been the same pitcher in the bullpen that he was as a starter earlier this season. He's been going downhill as a reliever. Kind of sad after the great job he'd done for us the last couple of years. The bullpen, hopefully, will be remedied by the arrival of rookie Josh Zeid. I'm pulling for him; he's got some real promise.

Brad Peacock pitched pretty well today, and that's despite having given up two homers in this afternoon's contest. Still, it's encouraging to see, along with the efforts of Brett Oberholtzer a few days ago. Eric Bedard also had another good outing yesterday, but we just don't hit when he's on.

Offensively, it's nice to see Brett Wallace in a good groove, powerwise. He's also been getting on base more often lately and getting clutch hits, a far cry from the beginning of the regular season when he couldn't hit a whiffle ball.

Still, the Astros may not escape 100 losses for the third straight season. Unless they get real hot in August and September, that possibility looms likely. They've had quite a few close losses.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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^^^ That's been our Achilles heel all season. We've got to find the right pitchers to fill the right spots, but this may take some time with all the draft picks we've accumulated. So much emphasis has been made on the starting pitching and who'll be filling those roles that the relief corps have gotten overlooked.

Well we need starters first I think. Once we get a decent rotation, better relievers will want to play here.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Man...last nights game was almost 4 hours long...I went to bed in the 7th.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:42 PM
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Well we need starters first I think. Once we get a decent rotation, better relievers will want to play here.
They'll be coming, Oildog. Cosart's here now. Oberholtzer has had two very good starts. Peacock looked good the other day. Let's just see if Lyles and Keuchel can get better.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:37 PM
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Man...last nights game was almost 4 hours long...I went to bed in the 7th.
Damned American League!
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Think maybe you guys could step it up a bit against the Rangers today? The Astros are down 2-0 in the fifth and on the verge of a four game sweep by Texas.

The A's just won their game against Toronto and if Texas loses, Oakland will be back in first place by percentage points.

So c'mon, do you want the evil Rangers winning the division or the lovable A's?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:28 AM
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The Astros seem to have the Angels' number, and in Anaheim, no less. Wouldn't it be something if they swept this series, given the way Houston has played them this year?

Now if we can just get the Astros to win more at home......

Last night in L.A., Chris Carter did it again. Another homer in a 5-RBI night. Talk about a streaky hitter.

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Think maybe you guys could step it up a bit against the Rangers today? The Astros are down 2-0 in the fifth and on the verge of a four game sweep by Texas.

The A's just won their game against Toronto and if Texas loses, Oakland will be back in first place by percentage points.

So c'mon, do you want the evil Rangers winning the division or the lovable A's?
Oh, we'll work on that.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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Oh, we'll work on that.
Was last night an example? Geez, 16 runs and not a single Ranger gets knocked down at the plate.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:11 AM
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Why do they keep running Harrell out there? Is he out of options? He's not cutting it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:37 PM
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Why do they keep running Harrell out there? Is he out of options? He's not cutting it.
He certainly isn't what he once was.
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