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Old 08-28-2019, 08:01 PM
Status: "Playoff baseball real soon." (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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I'm at the game. A chance to see Verlander pitch twice in the same home stand.

I got here before the players were announced, and when Morton was announced, he got a very healthy ovation .
Glad you had fun. I was in Houston last week at the Detroit game with Miley pitching. Astros got a win that night.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:00 AM
 
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That sounds like the sort of thing you find yourself saying if you are in a Fantasy League.
No, not in a fantasy league.

I just remember reading an article a day or so before that giving the opinion that Verlander and Cole are starting to leave the others in the dust a bit re the Cy Young, and that their best competition is with each other. The article posted the stats just for the two of them, and they are so close. Verlander is much closer to the end of his career than Cole is, and I'd like to see him win it again.

I think any of the baseball fans here in the Houston metro, whether lifelong Houston fans, or fans of other teams as well, will have a soft spot in our hearts for Verlander re 2017.

It will remain to be seen, and I may be wrong, but I don't think owner Jim Crane will try to compete with other teams/won't try to resign Cole.

While walking through the stadium after this last game, I was chatting with a guy who turned out to be a 60+ year Houston baseball fan. I told him about the family I stood with at the Championship parade in 2017.....an 80+ year old guy (who had gone to Colt .45's games before his son could pay attention to a game), his son (younger than I am), and the son's 7 year old grandson (who had moved back to Houston from L.A. at age 5 (IIRC), and whose dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa had successfully changed into an Astros fan). The 60+ year Houston baseball fan I was chatting with (he's 76) said his fandom precedes that...that he was a fan of the (pre MLB Colt .45's (now Astros)) minor league team in Houston.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:15 PM
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What a day! What a day! What a day!

Justin Verlander gets his third no-hitter, and it was his second while visiting Rogers Centre (Toronto). Great 2-0 win. 13th no-hitter in Astros history and it's the first time Houston pitching had two no-hitters in the same season.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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What a day! What a day! What a day!

Justin Verlander gets his third no-hitter, and it was his second while visiting Rogers Centre (Toronto). Great 2-0 win. 13th no-hitter in Astros history and it's the first time Houston pitching had two no-hitters in the same season.
I'm at Globe Life Park. The game is in the 8th inning and it's 10-3 Rangers losing, so I thought i'd check ESPN re additional info (that MLB scoreboard in left field just has the pitcher uniform#, score, and inning), and I saw the headline! I got goosebumps. Congratulations Justin!
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:46 PM
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I'm at Globe Life Park. The game is in the 8th inning and it's 10-3 Rangers losing, so I thought i'd check ESPN re additional info (that MLB scoreboard in left field just has the pitcher uniform#, score, and inning), and I saw the headline! I got goosebumps. Congratulations Justin!
Too bad that no-no didn't happen at Minute Maid. The home fans deserve another one.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:30 PM
 
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Verlander and Cole set a record

With Cole, on Monday, matching Verlander's Sunday strikeout total of 14, the Astros became the first Major League team to have pitchers with at least 14 strikeouts in consecutive games since the mound was moved to 60 feet 6 inches in 1893, according to the Elias Sports Bureau:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...WFW?li=BBnb7Kz
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:25 AM
 
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What to do about Osuna? Can we count on him in the postseason?
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Old 09-07-2019, 12:01 AM
 
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Congrats to the Astros for their Thursday night win...their biggest comeback in 25 years .

The Astros were down 7-0 after 1 1/2 and came back to win 9-7 on Brantley's home run in the bottom of the 13th.

The last time they were that far behind...or more...and came back to win was on July 18th 1994. In that game they fell behind 11-0 to the Cardinals after 3, 11-3 after 5 innings, and then scored 11 runs in the 6th and hung on to win 15-12.

The Astros also beat the Mariners on Friday, 7-4.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:43 AM
 
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Congrats to the Astros for their Thursday night win...their biggest comeback in 25 years .

The Astros were down 7-0 after 1 1/2 and came back to win 9-7 on Brantley's home run in the bottom of the 13th.

The last time they were that far behind...or more...and came back to win was on July 18th 1994. In that game they fell behind 11-0 to the Cardinals after 3, 11-3 after 5 innings, and then scored 11 runs in the 6th and hung on to win 15-12.

The Astros also beat the Mariners on Friday, 7-4.
Thursday nightís final was 11-9.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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Thursday nightís final was 11-9.
Yeah, youíre right.

I donít know why I typed 9-7 .
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