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skeptoid79

Dreadful day for Texas sports all around. Baylor, please salvage some state respect.


44Yordan

2 out miracle rally! Or no Nori tonight!


Randygarrett44

This pitcher is really fucking annoying.


iamjstn

Hate me, but I hope whoever they bring in next season cleans house. Snitker and Cintron out.


skeptoid79

Definitely need fresh approach to hitting coaching.


Durty-Sac

HRC Mancini


BloodyScourge

Kinda feels like we are coasting a bit tbh


Brockin42

The last 13 games we’ve averaged 3 runs per game .613 OPS and eight homers.


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

this team feels like they've been coasting since that seattle sweep right after the break


Randygarrett44

With the exception of either NY series, it seems we have been coasting offensively all year.


RonWill79

Offense riding the coat tails of great pitching majority of the season.


Randygarrett44

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


dirtysock47

The silver lining is, Yordan is elevating the ball again.


Intern_Al

Yordan homerun coming tomorrow I’m sensing it, he’s getting closer and closer


manofconviction

I want us to shell this Quijada dude so bad. His whole demeanor annoys me.


Randygarrett44

Lots of kanley jansen mannerisms. I hate that shit.


Thornton__Melon

I just like to see Yordan hitting the ball hard again and it’s elevated … get him right before October


manofconviction

Why couldn't he have done that with the other one Alvarez hit ugh


ConditionalDew

The one time I don’t watch a game we get shat on


44Yordan

So you are the reason we are losing! The rest of us on here have done everything identical to last nights game.


ConditionalDew

Guarantee this won’t happen again during playoffs haha


Randygarrett44

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.


Randygarrett44

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.


donttouchthtmacaroni

HRC Yordan


AWall925

Since August 2, Will Smith has a better ERA than Rafael Montero (by almost 2 runs).


Intern_Al

Will Smith has had a solid run as of late


Utryn2gmble

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.


44Yordan

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.


Utryn2gmble

So you took the strawman approach with argument and just assumed I was referring to Judge?


44Yordan

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.


Hermit_Royalty

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


Utryn2gmble

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.


Thorlolita

Love how this team is letting us watch college football today


Hermit_Royalty

All my teams are losing today. Astros, UH, A&M. Cursed day


Thorlolita

Bruh don’t get us started on UT


Additional_Froyo

Wreck Em’


exoskeletalpatchwork

They're talking as if 324 in^2 isn't a big difference vs 225 in^2 but ok


No-Significance5449

TIL you can be pulled for injury and still stay in the game.


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

With how we're hitting rn the Angels could have a position player on the mound and we would NOBLETIGER


Intern_Al

This game not going on the World Series DVD lol


booger_dick

Woof, Mancini been dogwater lately. Ready for Diaz to be getting some of these ABs


manofconviction

Game to forget for Tucker. I really wish he was more consistent.


dirtysock47

Pujols just hit #696. Ties him 4th on the all time leaderboard with A-Rod.


crushcitymango

Poo holes


crushcitymango

I hear kill bill sirens whenever pitchers wear those glasses goggles thing


GabeKnows

Shohei is so damn good. Hope they can get to the bullpen here


70ga

Pulled him for injury


dirtysock47

What kind of injury?


manofconviction

Finger, blister or something


No-Significance5449

I was wondering what just happened.


44Yordan

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.


70ga

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


Mundane_Leopard_3974

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


manofconviction

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.


Mundane_Leopard_3974

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


Intern_Al

Tucker Davidson tomorrow, we got the right guy to bounce back against


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

Davidson is the only >5 ERA pitcher that we can actually rake against lol


TJ2

.820 xBA for Yordan's flyout.


Utryn2gmble

This team loves getting destroyed on national tv


manofconviction

Bodes well for the playoffs.../s


Utryn2gmble

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.


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

Yordan making good contact again but he's in BABIP jail rn sadly


Intern_Al

Silly me thinking Manfred would give the Astros juiced balls in a game vs Ohtani


Mrcrispyeggroll

Why would you ever think that lmfao


manofconviction

Man fuck this Angels team today. What the hell.


vathodic

Fuck


NOLA1987

It's funny how when the Astros offense is nowhere to be found, here comes Yuli with a 3-for-3 game...


JohnnyBrillcream

And only one real hit.


NOLA1987

A hit is a hit. I don't care how they get them.


JohnnyBrillcream

Yup


Intern_Al

Dusty genius call once again batting Yuli 2nd against Ohtani


manofconviction

This Ohtani's world series or something? He's getting way fired up for a game that doesn't matter


Poorestmanincrypto

He’s going for MVP, a good showing against the AL favourites is another cog


Due_Ruin_2809

He’s very animated and loud when he pitches haha


Kevin84333

Yea especially since his team isn't making playoffs


DrKillSwitch05

Urquidy:( did he get like the reverse psychology of Dad Power, so whenever a pitcher has a child they light him up lol


Intern_Al

Allowing 2 hits Mike Ford is shameful


44Yordan

Why? Are you body shaming him? He is a svelt 225 lbs for a 6’0” guy. Has a Krukster build!


pantiesdrawer

2 doubles at that.


BloodyScourge

Where is this legendary Urquidy run support I so often hear about


Mrcrispyeggroll

Urquidy should open a restaurant that sells only meatballs


AfterbirthNachos

Great throw there from JP


dirtysock47

Not watching the broadcast, are they still sucking off Ohtani?


AfterbirthNachos

Even him yelling for a swing check was "great" according to the booth


Randygarrett44

Absolutely. I thought it was the angels broadcast but the seemed less knowledgeable.


booger_dick

Well what the fuck, did no umpire actually make a call? The fuck is Mancini supposed to do there?


Intern_Al

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


booger_dick

Total BS. The umps have to immediately make a demonstrative call there.


Intern_Al

It’s pretty messed up the 1st base ump was indecisive on the call


Intern_Al

Dang, I thought he trapped it and Trey did too


booger_dick

Why has Mancini been doubled off first two games in a row lol


44Yordan

He needs a refund on his Jose Altuve school of base running tuition!


ty21411

Wtf are these calls on the inside sliders


JohnnyBrillcream

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).


aratingas

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.


JohnnyBrillcream

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.


crushcitymango

There is a stunningly handsome man on the right side of my tv right now


iamjstn

Ben Verlander finna bust on Twitter. His obsession with Shohei is umm interesting.


crushcitymango

5-7 Astros win you heard it first


Randygarrett44

6-7.


crushcitymango

Dammit


vathodic

Time out!


manofconviction

2 on again for Trout. Great.


crushcitymango

Take him out dusty


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

Urquidy getting shelled and we're choking with RISP (again) sadly


flashrbr3

Jeez, who let aj pierzynski in the building… has he brought up the 05 World Series yet?


vathodic

How old is ohtani again? 😁


JohnnyBrillcream

Who cares, but Juan Soto is 23!! /s


vathodic

😁☝️


crushcitymango

28


Sacagawesus

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.


goboking

That was middle, middle, Tucker...


FernandoAyanami

It was a 101 mph dude.


pantiesdrawer

So was the 96 mph pitch before it. He's had some bad at bats this series. .


Intern_Al

Unluckiest game of the season


MrPink93485

Tucker having a rough series after carrying the team for the Rangers one


crushcitymango

Alright I’m not gonna lie 101 down the middle is fucking insane


vathodic

Dammat


manofconviction

Absolutely pathetic with RISP


JohnnyBrillcream

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.


OutdoorFogger

HRC TUCKER


jjthecerealkiller

HRC Tucker


99kwatts

HRC Tucker


Intern_Al

Tuck please PLEASE


vathodic

🤘🤠


ray_0586

HRC Tucker


NOLA1987

Great. We have another FOX game on Thursday


dragonard

I’d rather listen to an AppleTV broadcast


vathodic

YouTube ain't bad either


NOLA1987

Takes my headphones off to hear what they're saying. *They're still providing a fellatio buffet on Ohtani* Puts headphones back on


itjustaintcricket

This must be what it’s like to watch an angels broadcast


dragonard

If I were an Angel, I’d get tired of hearing about just one guy on a team of 26 guys.


dragonard

Ok. Gotta turn off the sound now. Can’t survive any longer listening to these fox guys.


Intern_Al

.550 xBA lineout 😐


_jared_p

This game is much better muted.


44Yordan

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.


vathodic

Yuli! Lol


crushcitymango

U kno it’s playoff season when I mute the TV and listen to radio broadcast


JohnnyBrillcream

That was a fuck you ball to the Manager


dirtysock47

To the broadcast booth: Ohtani is not going to date you.


dragonard

Only 2 sentences into the bottom of the 3rd and again they’re gushing about the pitcher


luckykobold

Ok, Urquidy seems to have recovered. Good. Now what’s the process for taking runs off the board? I forgot.


44Yordan

We just need some plutonium to power the flux capacitor!


Canada-Fan

Urquidy getting hit hard, good thing the Angels keep running into outs, or the score would out of sight.


JoseAltuve27

So many base running outs lol


44Yordan

The Angels do not respect my hose!


Intern_Al

Game might be a wash against Shohei but at least Yordan is flashing the arm


pantiesdrawer

Jesus, this broadcast was already bad, and now they do a mid game interview with a pitcher who's team lost last night.


AfterbirthNachos

"what's it like getting eliminated from playoff contention in the next few days?"


manofconviction

And proceed to make it all about Ohtani


TheDuckshot

Yordong strikes againt


Sacagawesus

Urquidy can feed the entire stadium their own bowl of spaghetti with all these meatballs he's throwing.


vathodic

Out!


JinFuu

Well I hope my final battle against Strahd tonight goes better than Astros vs Angels sofar


F5lurker

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.


KingJacobyaropa

Oof this ain't looking good at this point can only hope to rack up his pitch count to drive him out early


FernandoAyanami

I'm just happy Peña hit an outside slider.


Laladen

I am surprised the announcers even admit Pena got a hit on Ohtani


manofconviction

Why is Pena hitting 8th again?


Golfnut80

Because he’s like 0-10 or 11 against Ohtani with 6 K’s.


chalupabatman832

To be honest our boys are capable of putting up a crooked number in any given inning but will they? Probably not. 😂


manofconviction

Not lately. Offense has been real bad.


Intermittent_Fisting

No crooked numbers until Alvarez can exercise those anti-HR demons.


chalupabatman832

Yea hopefully before the post season those demons are long gone


Canada-Fan

Looks like Ohtani has settled down a big lead will do that...


conker1264

And of course UH reaches 2nd OT


Intern_Al

We’re an inning away from the Fox announcers telling us what Ohtani eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Intermittent_Fisting

That’s easy, the HOU offense.


Intern_Al

Pretty big dinner unfortunately


dirtysock47

They are literally not talking about the Astros at all during this broadcast lmao.


JohnnyBrillcream

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.


dirtysock47

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.


JohnnyBrillcream

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.


Sacagawesus

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.


pantiesdrawer

Ufc night.


Sacagawesus

When they switched the fighters I lost interest. Was really looking forward to Diaz v Khamzat.


manofconviction

OMG SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT OHTANI WE GET IT


jjthecerealkiller

BUT HAVE YOU SEEN HIS GLISTENING ABS AND PERFECT PECTORAL MUSCLES?!


dragonard

Right? Haven’t said anything else for at least 5 minutes—huge amount of air time.


Agreeable-Spite457

No way they come back on Ohtani. Dude kills the astros. Hoping they get to the bullpen sooner than later tho!


dragonard

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?


dirtysock47

Jesus Christ this broadcast is sucking off Ohtani so hard. He's not gonna win Cy Young


44Yordan

Or the MVP… The Judge has his sights set on taking that one!


AfterbirthNachos

Dude is their offense as of lately. Hats off to the guy


dirtysock47

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.


dragonard

I hate fox


joeyblack0ut

Doubt we come back from this


vathodic

Ohtani is a unicorn..lol


chalupabatman832

Only if our bats took advantage of Ohtani not having a good first inning. Frustrating AF.


44Yordan

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!


FernandoAyanami

C'mon fellas, let's see a Tungsten tonight.


MrPink93485

Mike Trout heard all that shit we've been talking about how he hasn't hit well at Minute Maid Park