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Dreadful day for Texas sports all around.
Baylor, please salvage some state respect.
2 out miracle rally! Or no Nori tonight!
This pitcher is really fucking annoying.
Hate me, but I hope whoever they bring in next season cleans house. Snitker and Cintron out.
Definitely need fresh approach to hitting coaching.
Kinda feels like we are coasting a bit tbh
The last 13 games we’ve averaged 3 runs per game
.613 OPS and eight homers.
this team feels like they've been coasting since that seattle sweep right after the break
With the exception of either NY series, it seems we have been coasting offensively all year.
Offense riding the coat tails of great pitching majority of the season.
Yup. I really hope our guys will hit to their true capabilities in the post season. I don't think anyone has out played their ceilings. Maybe Pena early this season. Hopefully we're due and it all come together in October. Last year and '19 was absolutely heartbreaking
The silver lining is, Yordan is elevating the ball again.
Yordan homerun coming tomorrow I’m sensing it, he’s getting closer and closer
I want us to shell this Quijada dude so bad. His whole demeanor annoys me.
Lots of kanley jansen mannerisms. I hate that shit.
I just like to see Yordan hitting the ball hard again and it’s elevated … get him right before October
Why couldn't he have done that with the other one Alvarez hit ugh
The one time I don’t watch a game we get shat on
So you are the reason we are losing! The rest of us on here have done everything identical to last nights game.
Guarantee this won’t happen again during playoffs haha
It's been so long since we've come back in a big way late in a game. The last I remember was the Yankees last year. We had a little come back yesterday late but I don't remember the last time we came back and won a game late that wasn't a save situation. I wish the astros had that dog in them like the late 20teens astros.
Lol i just checked. We have had one win in which we trailed by 3 runs this year against the royals when Yordon got a hold of one late. We have a total 16 wins this season in games that we have trailed at any time during a game. That is pretty fucking bad.
Since August 2, Will Smith has a better ERA than Rafael Montero (by almost 2 runs).
Will Smith has had a solid run as of late
At this point is maldy even worth resigning? His defense isn’t that great and his hitting is below pedestrian (to be nice), who cares if the pitchers like him. They’re not scoring enough to have his bat in the lineup at this point.
He doesn’t even look comfortable at the plate. He swings at pitches out of the zone that don’t even start in the zone, they’re clearly a ball out of the pitchers hands.
In conclusion we need to move on from Maldy and go after a catcher that can hit and a first baseman/centerfielder that can hit too.
We need to move on from Yuli and Maldy.
Agreed lets grab rookie Adley Rutschman as our switch hitting catcher, Aaron Judge to patrol Center Field and Freddie Freeman for first base as that will get him closer to Atlanta! How Click has not already added these players is a mystery to me. Oh wait we need to get the Dodgers revenue stream first to accomplish the impossible mission.
So you took the strawman approach with argument and just assumed I was referring to Judge?
I figured as long as we are making a wish / shopping list lets add the crème de la crème. As Astros fans we are spoiled… but looking at the Dodgers additions makes one envious.
I agree. It's just tough when you gotta make those calls for guys that have been with the team so long. It almost feels like a betrayal but you gotta do what's best to win games
Exactly, last year his inabilities at the plate were overshadowed with how good the offense was, but this season. It’s not cutting it anymore, he’s terrible at the plate and we need to move on to other options. Why go get Vazquez to have him watch Maldy out there swinging at the wind.
Love how this team is letting us watch college football today
All my teams are losing today. Astros, UH, A&M. Cursed day
Bruh don’t get us started on UT
They're talking as if 324 in^2 isn't a big difference vs 225 in^2 but ok
TIL you can be pulled for injury and still stay in the game.
With how we're hitting rn the Angels could have a position player on the mound and we would NOBLETIGER
This game not going on the World Series DVD lol
Woof, Mancini been dogwater lately. Ready for Diaz to be getting some of these ABs
Game to forget for Tucker. I really wish he was more consistent.
Pujols just hit #696. Ties him 4th on the all time leaderboard with A-Rod.
I hear kill bill sirens whenever pitchers wear those glasses goggles thing
Shohei is so damn good. Hope they can get to the bullpen here
Pulled him for injury
What kind of injury?
Finger, blister or something
I was wondering what just happened.
The discussion with the umpires and Phil Nevin was about if Ohtani comes out as Pitcher due to injury is he still eligible to be the DH and does the incoming pitcher get as much time as he needs to warm up.
Apparently the answer is yes he can stay in as DH and yes the incoming pitcher gets as much time as needed to warm up.
Not quite sure,, am at the game, no announcement made. He came out to warm up, called the trainer out, then a reliever came from the bullpen with obvious unlimited warmup pitches
We are still firmly in control 6 games ahead of an imploding Yankees .. can’t win them all won 8 out of last 10.. just put this one behind us and move on
This was a complete ass loss though. Urquidy was real bad today. Offense sleeping yet again, had the chance early to put runs in Ohtani and didn't take advantage. Losses like this really grind my gears.
We have had so many games in a row where pitchers have done a heck of a job.. Heck I can’t remember one game post allstar break that we conceded more then 6 ( I am sure I am missing some).. even our losses seem like 3-2 or 1-0
Tucker Davidson tomorrow, we got the right guy to bounce back against
Davidson is the only >5 ERA pitcher that we can actually rake against lol
.820 xBA for Yordan's flyout.
This team loves getting destroyed on national tv
Bodes well for the playoffs.../s
Oh very well. Especially since most of the national TV games have been against teams with lesser records.
But the national media really loves Dusty… such a respectable manager.
Yordan making good contact again but he's in BABIP jail rn sadly
Silly me thinking Manfred would give the Astros juiced balls in a game vs Ohtani
Why would you ever think that lmfao
Man fuck this Angels team today. What the hell.
It's funny how when the Astros offense is nowhere to be found, here comes Yuli with a 3-for-3 game...
And only one real hit.
A hit is a hit. I don't care how they get them.
Dusty genius call once again batting Yuli 2nd against Ohtani
This Ohtani's world series or something? He's getting way fired up for a game that doesn't matter
He’s going for MVP, a good showing against the AL favourites is another cog
He’s very animated and loud when he pitches haha
Yea especially since his team isn't making playoffs
Urquidy:( did he get like the reverse psychology of Dad Power, so whenever a pitcher has a child they light him up lol
Allowing 2 hits Mike Ford is shameful
Why? Are you body shaming him? He is a svelt 225 lbs for a 6’0” guy. Has a Krukster build!
2 doubles at that.
Where is this legendary Urquidy run support I so often hear about
Urquidy should open a restaurant that sells only meatballs
Great throw there from JP
Not watching the broadcast, are they still sucking off Ohtani?
Even him yelling for a swing check was "great" according to the booth
Absolutely. I thought it was the angels broadcast but the seemed less knowledgeable.
Well what the fuck, did no umpire actually make a call? The fuck is Mancini supposed to do there?
Yeah it’s BS, from Trey’s vantage point it’s pretty hard to tell if it was caught or not because it was a close play. Completely screwed him
Total BS. The umps have to immediately make a demonstrative call there.
It’s pretty messed up the 1st base ump was indecisive on the call
Dang, I thought he trapped it and Trey did too
Why has Mancini been doubled off first two games in a row lol
He needs a refund on his Jose Altuve school of base running tuition!
Wtf are these calls on the inside sliders
Damn Kitty, was going to head off and watch Cobra Kia, TG Maverick or HUSH(how did I miss this one) but I'll stay around a bit more.
Also for you Mike Flanagan fans Midnight Club comes out in a few weeks.
If you're not watch the Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor and Midnight Mass(I like but not for everyone).
I loved Hill House, dropped Bly Manir halfway through and decided against Midnight Mass due to some reviews. I’ll have to check out Midnight Club since I’ve not heard of it.
Bly I felt the same way but finished it. I liked Midnight Mass for the reason some hated it, the monologues. The "priest" did such a good job of capturing a Catholic sermon. Reminded me of The Reverend Mr. Jack as we called him, a Jesuit priest who was so down to earth but talked exactly like the main character.
There is a stunningly handsome man on the right side of my tv right now
Ben Verlander finna bust on Twitter. His obsession with Shohei is umm interesting.
5-7 Astros win you heard it first
2 on again for Trout. Great.
Take him out dusty
Urquidy getting shelled and we're choking with RISP (again) sadly
Jeez, who let aj pierzynski in the building… has he brought up the 05 World Series yet?
How old is ohtani again? 😁
Who cares, but Juan Soto is 23!!
I love Shohei but...relax my dude. It's the 3rd inning of a meaningless game (especially for you) when you're pitching with a 4 run lead. Act like you've been here before.
That was middle, middle, Tucker...
It was a 101 mph dude.
So was the 96 mph pitch before it. He's had some bad at bats this series. .
Unluckiest game of the season
Tucker having a rough series after carrying the team for the Rangers one
Alright I’m not gonna lie 101 down the middle is fucking insane
Absolutely pathetic with RISP
Folks they are not talking about the Angels, the Astros or anything else.
The only reason this is a National broadcast is because Othani is pitching. Yeah they're focusing on him because he's the most dynamic player in MLB right now.
MLB wants this and they're getting it.
Sucks we're down 5-1 but they'd still focus on SO even if it was 1-5.
We're hitting him, let's see where this goes.
Tuck please PLEASE
Great. We have another FOX game on Thursday
I’d rather listen to an AppleTV broadcast
YouTube ain't bad either
Takes my headphones off to hear what they're saying.
*They're still providing a fellatio buffet on Ohtani*
Puts headphones back on
This must be what it’s like to watch an angels broadcast
If I were an Angel, I’d get tired of hearing about just one guy on a team of 26 guys.
Ok. Gotta turn off the sound now. Can’t survive any longer listening to these fox guys.
.550 xBA lineout 😐
This game is much better muted.
Sports 790 iHeart Radio on my phone air played to my Denon receiver… then i just have to pause / rewind the YouTube TV stream a bit to sync the sound.
U kno it’s playoff season when I mute the TV and listen to radio broadcast
That was a fuck you ball to the Manager
To the broadcast booth: Ohtani is not going to date you.
Only 2 sentences into the bottom of the 3rd and again they’re gushing about the pitcher
Ok, Urquidy seems to have recovered. Good. Now what’s the process for taking runs off the board? I forgot.
We just need some plutonium to power the flux capacitor!
Urquidy getting hit hard, good thing the Angels keep running into outs, or the score would out of sight.
So many base running outs lol
The Angels do not respect my hose!
Game might be a wash against Shohei but at least Yordan is flashing the arm
Jesus, this broadcast was already bad, and now they do a mid game interview with a pitcher who's team lost last night.
"what's it like getting eliminated from playoff contention in the next few days?"
And proceed to make it all about Ohtani
Yordong strikes againt
Urquidy can feed the entire stadium their own bowl of spaghetti with all these meatballs he's throwing.
Well I hope my final battle against Strahd tonight goes better than Astros vs Angels sofar
I DM'd a CoS campaign once. I had to actually use a version of Strahd I found online cuz I felt the one provided was a bit underpowered.
Oof this ain't looking good at this point can only hope to rack up his pitch count to drive him out early
I'm just happy Peña hit an outside slider.
I am surprised the announcers even admit Pena got a hit on Ohtani
Why is Pena hitting 8th again?
Because he’s like 0-10 or 11 against Ohtani with 6 K’s.
To be honest our boys are capable of putting up a crooked number in any given inning but will they? Probably not. 😂
Not lately. Offense has been real bad.
No crooked numbers until Alvarez can exercise those anti-HR demons.
Yea hopefully before the post season those demons are long gone
Looks like Ohtani has settled down a big lead will do that...
And of course UH reaches 2nd OT
We’re an inning away from the Fox announcers telling us what Ohtani eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
That’s easy, the HOU offense.
Pretty big dinner unfortunately
They are literally not talking about the Astros at all during this broadcast lmao.
Not talking about the Angels either. It's the Ohtani Show-hei.
Which is exactly what MLB want to try to draw in viewers. Sucks but the guys is the saviour of baseball for the MLB, or at least they hope.
For this game but Fox was probably told to focus on him and to a lesser extent Trout.
He's not gonna be the savior of baseball if he stays on the fucking Angels.
I get focusing on Ohtani and what he's doing, but every goddamn word in the bottom half of the 2nd was literally about Ohtani. It's actually ridiculous.
Oh, I agree with everything you said! Even Othani wants off the team, Trout should also.
MLB needs a LeBron James and SO is it in their eyes. LB is on the court and the broadcast revolves around him.
4 runs lately seems like an incredibly tall feat. 4 runs against Ohtani seems impossible lol. This might be a random check the score kinda night.
When they switched the fighters I lost interest. Was really looking forward to Diaz v Khamzat.
OMG SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT OHTANI WE GET IT
BUT HAVE YOU SEEN HIS GLISTENING ABS AND PERFECT PECTORAL MUSCLES?!
Right? Haven’t said anything else for at least 5 minutes—huge amount of air time.
No way they come back on Ohtani. Dude kills the astros. Hoping they get to the bullpen sooner than later tho!
Dumb announcers acting like pitchers have never hit before. And if it’s great for the game, why has the National League started using the DH?
Jesus Christ this broadcast is sucking off Ohtani so hard. He's not gonna win Cy Young
Or the MVP… The Judge has his sights set on taking that one!
Dude is their offense as of lately. Hats off to the guy
I'm more split on that one. Ohtani does have a real shot at getting it, but if Judge hits 60 homers, he gets the MVP.
I hate fox
Doubt we come back from this
Ohtani is a unicorn..lol
Only if our bats took advantage of Ohtani not having a good first inning. Frustrating AF.
Yikes! Historically Mike Trout has not played well at MMP. Did one of the ground crew dig up the Kryptonite I buried underneath home plate? Because Superman is not acting like he is feeling it’s ill effect anymore!
C'mon fellas, let's see a Tungsten tonight.
Mike Trout heard all that shit we've been talking about how he hasn't hit well at Minute Maid Park