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Old 05-31-2014, 06:22 PM
Status: "Come to Texas. We still have plastic straws!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Winning streak now snapped. Houston just couldn't hit today.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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The Astros are playing some good baseball now and are winning games when it really matters. And last night at Minute Maid really mattered. MLB Network had carried the game, and the 'Stros saw 38,000-plus fans. It was important to win last night. Villar came out of a slump to nail the game-winning hit. Oberholtzer got the win at home. It was a great thing to see. Even more impressive was that the Orioles' starter had a no-hitter over five innings and was overcome by the Astros' offense.
I'm visiting my brother this weekend in Houston and we attended Friday's game (and Saturday's game). The actual, in-park attendance, while solid, was nowhere near 38,000 on Friday night.

Incidentally, the Astros' offense wasn't all the great on Friday night (or Saturday afternoon for that matter); their pitching was very strong though.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:53 PM
Status: "Come to Texas. We still have plastic straws!" (set 2 days ago)
 
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I'm visiting my brother this weekend in Houston and we attended Friday's game (and Saturday's game). The actual, in-park attendance, while solid, was nowhere near 38,000 on Friday night.

Incidentally, the Astros' offense wasn't all the great on Friday night (or Saturday afternoon for that matter); their pitching was very strong though.
The offense is still a work in progress. They've had flashes, though. Altuve and Springer have been getting hits and getting on base in nearly every game the past couple of weeks. It's now a matter of them putting it together more often. The rest of the team has to connect. But that recent winning streak was a great run, and that shows what they're capable of doing.

They're behind Baltimore in today's game as I write this. The Astros must start a new winning streak and they can't be complacent.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:49 PM
Status: "Come to Texas. We still have plastic straws!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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The Astros pulled off a nice win tonight, 7-2. Jon Singleton made his much-hyped major league debut, and his first RBI came in his second at-bat. It was a bases-loaded walk.

And his first major league hit? Also in this game. It was a towering solo home run into the Astros' bullpen in the eighth inning.

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Old 06-07-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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Suddenly, Houston is winning games that, in the last few years, they would have lost. They've won, what, 10 out of their last 13 now?

Things are really starting to look good for those guys. George Springer is certainly going to be thought about for AL Rookie of the Year. You watch.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I'm happy to see the 'Stros doing well. Maybe they can overtake the M's.
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Status: "Come to Texas. We still have plastic straws!" (set 2 days ago)
 
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I'm happy to see the 'Stros doing well. Maybe they can overtake the M's.
What a difference a few players can make. And they're ahead of the Twins, 5-1, right now.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Astros are 21 games ahead of where they were at this point last year. Huge improvement...
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:30 PM
Status: "Come to Texas. We still have plastic straws!" (set 2 days ago)
 
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Houston had a lead for the entire game tonight against the D-Backs. They could have extended their lead in the bottom of the seventh, but left the bases loaded.

They could have used those insurance runs. It's now a 4-4 tie in the top of the 10th inning. What a waste to have so many good plays, including a George Springer diving play to save a run and to double off Paul Goldschmidt (who thought the ball wasn't caught and was heading for home plate), to see a 'Stros lead go away.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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The 'Stros pulled this one out and now trail the M's by 4 games. I think the Rangers will improve and finish in third place and that the 'Stros have a very good chance of turning the M's into cellar dwellers.
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