U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Baseball
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-29-2016, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
40,961 posts, read 18,569,815 times
Reputation: 18673

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by case44 View Post
Which is exactly what Astros fans are hoping for, GS. We've got one month left and that's all we're getting. It comes down to which Astro team will show up on a night-to-night basis.
Actually it would come down to exactly what I stated....an immediate and immense reversal of luck for Texas.

They are already riding the crest of their good fortune this season and may coast home from here if their luck does nothing worse than return to normal.

Their established ability based on their run differential is .500 ball. They are currently at 77-54 with 31 games to play. So if they were to go 16-15 down the stretch, they wind up 93-69.

The Astros have been playing .523 ball with an established ability of .538 ball. They have 31 games remaining and if they play at their established level, they go 17-14 and wind up 85-77. To reach 93 wins they would need to go 25-6 down the stretch, or .806 ball.

The Astros not only need for the Rangers luck to drop to well below the norm, the Houston team which needs to "show up on a night to night basis" needs to be the '27 Yankees.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-31-2016, 04:05 PM
Status: "Dow hits new high - over 27,000!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,857 posts, read 37,027,875 times
Reputation: 28343
Default Next Two Series Are Crucial

The Astros have taken care of business against the A's. Now come two critical tests for Houston, and all happening at Minute Maid. Next up are the Cubs, probably the biggest surprise in baseball this year when you look at their win-loss record. They were going to be good, but not this good. Anyway, the Good Guys get the North Siders for three this weekend. After that, the Rangers come to town, and that may or may not be a good thing.

Every one of these are must-win games for the 'Stros. All of them. No excuses. None of this will be easy. This will determine how far this team can go in September in getting where they need to be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-31-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
40,961 posts, read 18,569,815 times
Reputation: 18673
Quote:
Originally Posted by case44 View Post
The Astros have taken care of business against the A's.
If you watched those games you got a great summary of the A's whole season. Today it was a dropped third strike which set up the winning score. Monday was a classic in that the A's went way out of their way to hand Houston its first two runs. After the first two Astros were retired in the bottom of the second, the sequence went:
Reached on an infield single which just as easily could have been ruled an error.
Reached on error by A's thirdbaseman
Reached on an error by A's thirdbaseman
Walks in a run
Gets ahead of the next batter 0-2, and then gets cute and winds up walking him for the second run.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2016, 01:21 PM
Status: "Dow hits new high - over 27,000!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,857 posts, read 37,027,875 times
Reputation: 28343
The Astros need to win out. They must. They won't win all of them, but they need to win most of them.

It starts with what has been a good Seattle team this weekend.

Astros hope to make final playoff push | astros.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2016, 10:51 AM
Status: "Dow hits new high - over 27,000!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,857 posts, read 37,027,875 times
Reputation: 28343
Say goodbye to Tal's Hill after this season. You'll see a cosmetic change at Minute Maid next year, and center field will be 409 feet.

Farewell to Tal's Hill | astros.com

Also, last night was Bill Brown's final TV game as play-by-play guy. 30 years with the Astros. Well done, Bill. We'll miss ya.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2016, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
4,322 posts, read 2,259,538 times
Reputation: 1421
Maybe Brown wants to spend more time with family is probably why he's retiring.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2016, 08:54 AM
Status: "Dow hits new high - over 27,000!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,857 posts, read 37,027,875 times
Reputation: 28343
Two young players who did well for Houston this season have been honored.

Astros Prospects of Year: Bregman, Musgrove | astros.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2016, 09:35 PM
Status: "Dow hits new high - over 27,000!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,857 posts, read 37,027,875 times
Reputation: 28343
Make that three straight Gold Glove awards for Dallas Keuchel. Congrats!

What he needs to do now is get back to '15 form next year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
3,956 posts, read 2,817,012 times
Reputation: 5515
^^^ Case, your team might have the steal of the winter meetings with bringing in Brian McCann. I remember how he used to beat you guys when he was in Atlanta, and now you get to see how he'll come through for you this coming year. You guys are going to be huge now!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2017, 05:06 PM
Status: "Dow hits new high - over 27,000!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
46,857 posts, read 37,027,875 times
Reputation: 28343
The Astros have a new TV play-by-play announcer, and it's a familiar last name for Astros fans. We get Todd Kalas, who is the son of the late, great Harry Kalas (former radio voice of the Astros in the 1960s). He'll be a great addition on TV and he'll be teamed with Geoff Blum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Baseball
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top