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bigtice

Alvarez re-announced himself... and again... and again. Pena and Verlander also showed out tonight and that's another win for the good guys.


ToyCannon1982

Go brew crew


wellifitisntliloldme

Happy October yall!!!


NOLA1987

Step one: Get into the postseason? Check Step two: Clinch AL West...


TheDuckshot

wooo


NOLA1987

That power slider from Abreu is sick


Shark_Rocket

Is that Kate Upton sitting behind home plate?


ToyCannon1982

Doubt it but who knows.


dirtysock47

I'm not sure why we didn't do a defensive substitution for Yordan. Yeah, I get the whole 4 HR thing and that he's been having an unreal game, but I also want to not play him more than absolutely necessary so we can keep him healthy for October.


ToyCannon1982

Resting guys unnaturally is a double edged sword


dirtysock47

Yeah, I get that too. Idk, maybe I'm just a little paranoid from him colliding with Peña earlier this year, and almost doing it again earlier this week.


ToyCannon1982

Can’t keep him in bubble wrap. He hits dingers when he plays.


wellifitisntliloldme

Anybody from the game willing to sell the Los Astros jersey?


bordomsdeadly

This is the second time we have been robbed of a guy getting a shot at 5 hits this season. Why can't we get a 5th time through the order when out guys are on their game?


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

If we have another 20 run game left in us this season Yordan might have a game where he gets 2 HRs, 3 doubles and a walk with how hot he is rn lmao


pantiesdrawer

They're not on their game. The entire team besides Yordan has 2 runs on 4 hits against some objectively God awful pitching.


bordomsdeadly

But Yordan is on HIS game. Against Cleveland Altuve was on HIS game. I'm asking why, when a guy is doing something g noteworthy, the rest of the team goes to sleep to deprive then of that chance.


Specific-Mongoose-93

So here's the plan, we allow them to get 5 points, and then send yordan out to walk them off with his 4th Homer!


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

Gonna be hard to do that when we already used Maton


dirtysock47

Or we can just beat them around enough in the 8th so Yordan can come up again. **EDIT** - apparently not.


ToyCannon1982

If anyone is going tomorrow, I’ll trade an Altuve space city bobblehead for a sugar skull.


Small_Custard_8652

Thoughts on what Stanek's hair smells like?


44Yordan

It smells like Victory!


ToyCannon1982

It likely smells of rich mahogany and Skynyrd records.


TxGulfCoast84

Mountain Dew


Small_Custard_8652

Like leather bound books?


RootHogOrDieTrying

This team seems really dialed in right now.


ElectricPresident

That sugar skull bobblehead is sick!


Luckytxn_1959

Stanek dealing.


ToyCannon1982

Will Harris in 2019 was such a fucking stud. Dude was borderline untouchable.


manbags

The game 7 foul pole homer he gave up wasn't even a bad pitch. The 2019 Nat's really were a team of destiny.


ToyCannon1982

Think back to that series and think of the pitching staff they beat and that they won 4 away from home The embarrassment of riches we had on the mount meant the baseball gods were not on our side in 2019


Specific-Mongoose-93

I read that was like, wait our vice president was a pitcher... and then his name dawned on me lol


jqnguyen

The same year he had the immaculate inning.


Specific-Mongoose-93

This team is trash! /s


PapiGoneGamer

Oakland deserves to lose their team. I hate to see any city lose a franchise but they’ve mostly checked out on the A’s. Move them to San Antonio.


44Yordan

A’s fans are at war with ownership. What they really need is a new owner.


RootHogOrDieTrying

They sure love that drum though.


PapiGoneGamer

San Antonio probably would add some trumpets behind the drum


Luckytxn_1959

San Antonio would be a good city but Astros territory now.


Directive_Nineteen

I hadn't considered that until you just said it. We have a relatively small "territory" already in comparison to other dominant teams. There's real value in protecting SA as Astros country.


Luckytxn_1959

It really is and I used to go to SA often and they love the Astros and many take a road trip here for them but a team there would be popular and get a lot of Mexican road trippers. Las Vegas is the hands on fave right now. They got the money and territory for it.


Small_Custard_8652

I'm much more likely to road trip to San Antonio than Oakland so I approve this


KikiFlowers

What did San Antonio do to deserve this?


Small_Custard_8652

Vegas


Specific-Mongoose-93

We need more dumb Vegas sport stories.


JoseAltuve27

If you have 3 home runs, it's a 5-0 game in the 7th, and you hit the ball on the ground, just keep running until you reach home. Truck the fielders if they try to tag you.


ToyCannon1982

Asking for a large Cuban friend. Can the Astros opt to play the bottom of the 9th even if they’re winning???


Specific-Mongoose-93

I wish. Lol


StickyRiceLover

HRC Tucker


NottheArkhamKnight

HRC Tucker


GsoFly

not a HR. DFA


WEHAVEBETTERBBQ

Bench his ass! We WANTED 4!


Small_Custard_8652

It's crazy when he hits a single and its a disappointment


Luckytxn_1959

It was a rocket too.


Intern_Al

Yordan only got a single there, the hands need a phantom IL stint


MrPink93485

Yordan, you bum, can't even get 4 homers in one night, how embarrassing.


bordomsdeadly

Hey. He might get 1 more shot. Lets Not DFA him just yet.


GsoFly

HRC YORDON


Nildrogon

Single. DFA Yordan.


BoredAtWork_91

44 is 4-4 and still tippin’


NOLA1987

It was a single, but Yordan was swinging at it like it was about to be number 4


gulfside13

Yordan fell off /s


Thornton__Melon

Only a single? Hand hurting again? /s


JoseAltuve27

Most disappointing single without someone getting thrown out on the bases ever.


bigtice

What!? Not a homerun? Alvarez is on the decline again...


OneCore_

fucking washed, dfa now


TonyPromosucks

HRC Yordaddy


donttouchthtmacaroni

HRC Yordan


Nildrogon

HRC Alvarez I guess.


Luckytxn_1959

HRC Yordong.


Luckytxn_1959

Ok a single will work. The man needs to rest.


44Yordan

Sorry I can’t risk hitting anymore home runs today or the excessive high five celebrations might make my hand sore!


dirtysock47

HRC Yordan


ToastyMcloasty

HRC Alvarez


Saul_T_Naughts

HRC Yordan


Intern_Al

HRC Yordan


simba80328

HRC Alvarez


manofconviction

https://imgur.com/NjJARvi


nippsvontwist

hrc yordan


Thornton__Melon

What will the boos be if they intentionally walk


Luckytxn_1959

Then Maton gets 3 straight nasty as hell strikeouts after shaky start.


AfterbirthNachos

Maton has filthy stuff when he's on. Dude gets more hate than he deserves


Luckytxn_1959

He does. I am looking for him next year to step it up. He didn't get rattled at first when he got in a jam and threw the next 3 batters nasty stuff and struck them out. I love Stanek but he is being a tad shaky here.


jag18423

Credit to Maton. He recovered nicely.


Luckytxn_1959

Yeah he did.


ToyCannon1982

Damn a lot of y’all look silly af right now


Ok-Fisherman8569

Haven’t been able to watch game but saw Verlander was taken out at 79 pitches. Is he ok?


44Yordan

Yeah since he had already blown the perfect game we could not allow him to blow the No No!


PapiGoneGamer

Chill. Gotta save him for October.


Ok-Fisherman8569

I am. I was hoping it was only because he just got back.


ToyCannon1982

No his arm flew off on the 79th pitch so dusty had no choice but to take him out


Ok-Fisherman8569

Can’t he just use the other one?


Thornton__Melon

Yeah, no need to push it coming back at 79 pitches plus pitched 5 so was inline to get the W


WooAllDayBro

Atta boy, Phil! Put some respect on my boy’s name!


TxGulfCoast84

Damn, Maton is the cardiac kid


PapiGoneGamer

A’s game chat is the saddest thing ever. One dude makes up half their comments. They’re currently at 10 comments…. In two and a half hours.


44Yordan

More A’s fans in their game chat then show up at games. Only people in stands at A’s home games are opposing fans.


pantiesdrawer

It's hard to believe they were our division rivals just last year.


gulfside13

Good shit Maton, I never doubted you at all


Baddhabbit88

I get it but at the same time I don’t… when a pitcher is dealing… and he can go one or two more, just let him go… it’s like greinke in the World Series a couple of years ago…


thegoatishere

Pujols hit 698


Small_Custard_8652

I can't root for him. I'm sorry. Too many cardinal flashbacks


thegoatishere

I feel you my friend lol


Specific-Mongoose-93

Thanks!


NOLA1987

I really want Pujols to hit 700. I need it to happen.


NOLA1987

Is it just me or does Maton look more serial killer-like


Specific-Mongoose-93

Walk the bases loaded. I know you want to.


Specific-Mongoose-93

I meant strike him out I know you got it!


Tiberius-Dawn

HRC Yordan (duh)


Luckytxn_1959

I love Jose Cruz. He was a big fave back then.


Small_Custard_8652

Admittedly I'm a simple man.,but I finally found something I love more than Whataburger taquitos... ...and that is Yordan Alvarez


SeriousCowboy

I’m not saying maton is great or anything but we’ve tried this before. Maton is not a multi inning guy. This is on Dusty if they score a bunch


_jared_p

I’m out of pocket and using game thread to keep up, did Breggy get himself injured?


NOLA1987

He got HBP on the hand but is still in the game


Luckytxn_1959

He was hit by pitch on his hand. He seems ok but we will get update I am sure later.


manofconviction

Nah, he got HBP on the hand but he's fine. Still in the game.


Specific-Mongoose-93

No.


Specific-Mongoose-93

Remove maton.


joeyblack0ut

No clue why Maton is still on the roster


Luckytxn_1959

He is good but I think he needs more time. I am looking at next year for him to make a mark.


skeptoid79

Seth Martinez > Maton


BloodyScourge

Maton should start an internet business, he's got a knack for generating traffic


Small_Custard_8652

Get out Dad!!


Directive_Nineteen

Maldy out here hitting with RISP like he thinks that's how the Astros do it. How our of touch is he?


jjthecerealkiller

Going to bed, but fuck it, HRC Yordan. 4 HR’s and the last one for 500 feet.


Specific-Mongoose-93

Altuve... I love ya but maldi has more hits than you do tonight! /s


Luckytxn_1959

Altuve wants to get in on the action I am sure.


manofconviction

Maldy getting in on the fun too


Specific-Mongoose-93

Who is this Maldonado and why is he on my bases?


Luckytxn_1959

Maldi saying "Vasquez who".


Intern_Al

Hey that’s a nice piece of hitting there by Maldy


JoseAltuve27

A's taking L's since the Astros moved to the AL.


Jacob_dp

Uhh, they were taking Ls long before that lol


skeptoid79

Dubon you're really not a 3-0 green light kinda guy.


MenShouldntHaveCats

Man just realized they sent Seth to SL.


gguy123

All the people talkin no hitter blah blah... this time in the season with the place the team is in... if a coach or player goes out of the way for some "feat", as opposed to keeping your players safe and mentally focused... IS A BAD COACH.


Sicko_Mo_Bamba_Mode

Exactly, counting tiebreakers Seattle has 20 games left to make up a 14 game deficit for the ALW and New York has 18 left to make up a 7.5 game deficit for the 1 seed Other than maybe Frambers QS streak there will be alot of early pulls and punt lineups rest of the regular season


ToyCannon1982

To add to this, the only feat worth stretching someone for is a perfect game. There’ve only been 23 perfect games. There have been 300+ no hitters.


Luckytxn_1959

Yeah it was going to have to be a shared no hitter. His pitch count was getting up there but he had another inning in him. He was throwing nasty stuff.


MenShouldntHaveCats

Srsly


Due_Ruin_2809

Holy shit 3 homeruns he’s 100% back


Small_Custard_8652

Anyone have a video of the dugout snubbing yordan after his last HR?


Luckytxn_1959

Never saw snubbing. He took a pic with Pena and the team was coming to him and letting him know they liked it.


Small_Custard_8652

"Snubbing" as in playfully ignoring him. Similar to what Diaz does but the entire team was doing it. Yordan was high fiving himself when he walked through the dugout


TheSquidster

You want to get the most no hitters or do you want to win the world series? Sheesh chill, Dusty is right saving JV. this game means nothing compared to stressing jv to repeat injury.


TheDuckshot

I agree


StunninglySarcastic

Dusty is better at breaking up a no hitter than the opposing team.


tacofop

I understand the logic behind limiting JV in his first start back from the IL, but it still sucks watching him leave the game while in the middle of pitching an absolute domination no-hit bid. And we already had that not too long ago too.


boowut

He wasn’t going to make it 9 innings—the no-hit hypothetical just isn’t relevant. It shouldn’t matter to anyone whether he got 5 or 6 or 7.


NOLA1987

They're looking at the bigger picture, which is the postseason.


tacofop

> I understand the logic behind limiting JV in his first start back from the IL I don't have any issue with the move, lol. I was just commenting on the emotional side of wanting to see JV continue a no-hit bid.


NOLA1987

I get what you're saying completely. I would have loved to see it too.


ToyCannon1982

It’s common sense. Sorry but 80 pitches thru 5 innings isn’t “absolute domination”


tacofop

It is when he's struck out 9 guys and not given up a hit...


ToyCannon1982

Taking 80 pitches to do it? Even at full strength he had 1, maybe 2 innings left in him. That’s not absolute domination.


nippsvontwist

If JV wanted to stay in to keep the nono going, he would have stayed in. He didn't have any rehab starts and it's his first game back after 18(?) days. Great first game back, and his Cy Young bid is still intact


Luckytxn_1959

This. Dusty May have wanted it but he asked JV if it was ok and JV assented. He knew he had the win anyway.


Hermit_Royalty

I wish they wouldn't have thrown the no hitter away by playing Maton. I know from a statistical standpoint playing Maton is better when you have a lead but that stuff really matters to fans


thegoatishere

I’ll just take a win lol


Luckytxn_1959

Damn that was a great defense double play.


gguy123

Fuck. Yuli!


gulfside13

Pena and Yuli playing tremendous defense behind Maton, sheesh!


Specific-Mongoose-93

They are electric!


NachosReady

Adrián Martínez checks his closet for Yordan Alvarez at night.


Inevitable_Return_47

While I get it taking JV out, had no hitter going until Maton gives up hit.


imover9thousand

I know it’s complicated but ridiculous that Maton is here and Seth is at the farm.


omgdiaf

Seth get optioned down again?


imover9thousand

Yes after JV came back


omgdiaf

Lame, best reliever all year and treating him like that.


imover9thousand

I think it’s basically because he’s the only pitcher that they can send down and call back up. All the others would have to be DFA’d. but yeah it’s pretty shitty for him.


Specific-Mongoose-93

He's missing the playoffs though that's for sure.


imover9thousand

Here’s hoping 🤞🏻


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3 dongs for Yordong now? Shit, I bet they'll just IBB next time he comes up to the plate.


Specific-Mongoose-93

Nah, let him hit!


Small_Custard_8652

Martinez > Maton. Not really close in my mind


dauberminer

Maton... And the first pitch he throws...no hitter is no more.


dickmastaflex

Did I miss something? Why’d they pull Verlander?


ray_0586

Verlander on a Pitch count


Hermit_Royalty

Just being safe. He had 90 pitches


JDoubleU0509

He was at 79 pitches


Hermit_Royalty

Yea my bad


dauberminer

Great question.


imover9thousand

1st start back from an injury


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ToyCannon1982

He just came off an IL stint. QS don’t mean shit right now unless your name is Framber. Relax.


Hippity_Hop_Skip

Dubon is shit. Bring Martinez back


Right-Pirate-7084

He really is