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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

Astros: SP Brad Peacock

LF Grossman
2B Altuve
C Castro
1B Wallace
DH Carter
RF Krauss
3B Dominquez
CF Barnes
SS Villar

Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

2B Dozier
RF Herrmann
DH Mauer
1B Morneau
C Doumit
LF Arcia
CF Thomas
3B Carroll
SS Bernier

Things to think about:

1. Think about the Astros... They have played some bad baseball these past two games... We may think things are bad in Minnesota but things are much worse west of Galveston.

2. Think about Bernier... In the lineup at SS again... It seems like Gardy might like this guy.

3. Think about Colabello... I think about him a lot... He has tons of power but he isn't making enough contact. At his age... he has a short window to prove himself... If you have a short window... It stands to reason that you may press and try to do too much. He has no time to adjust to MLB Pitching... He has to do it right now and he isn't in the lineup.

4. Think about Pelfrey... I think today is a test... Here's the Test... If he is throwing well... The Astros will prove to be no problem... If the Astros provide a problem for Pelfrey... He still has work to do. Let's see what happens.

5. Think about Brevity... I struggle with Brevity... I go on and on... I always have... Mainly... I am confused by Brevity... For example... Shouldn't Monosyllabic be a much shorter word and for that matter... Shouldn't Abbreviate be much shorter as well.
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#2 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

Floriman tweaked something in BP, that's why Bernie is starting.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

im sure thats true but I'd like to think his non-start yesterday was a direct result of not covering the steal that contributed to extra innings friday...

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

im sure thats true but I'd like to think his non-start yesterday was a direct result of not covering the steal that contributed to extra innings friday...


I missed that, but if true should earn him a day on the bench as well.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

yep...runner on 1st, lefty up. Mauer up to throw down and nobody home. Gardy screamed at both he and dozier so as not to completely call him out but obviously his bag/bad. Pelfrey looks good for one!

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:30 PM

Of all last names on Planet Earth... Today's Starting Pitcher for Houston has to have the worst.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

and each time Dick says it I sense a snicker

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

Of all last names on Planet Earth... Today's Starting Pitcher for Houston has to have the worst.


Rusty Kuntz says hi.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

​Morneau!!!
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

Rusty Kuntz says hi.


Being from Canada like you are... I'm surprised you didn't go with Bruce Cockburn.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

Being from Canada like you are... I'm surprised you didn't go with Bruce Cockburn.


huh? WHat's so bad about that? Co-burn, just like you spell it.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

If Morneau tops 20 HR and 80 RBI by year's end does that impact our interest in re-signing him? Never mind, I just realized as I was typing it that I am beyond sick of talking about this.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

So if Morneau starts hitting well and the trade talk starts up again will he just back to ****ting the bed?

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:46 PM

Of all last names on Planet Earth... Today's Starting Pitcher for Houston has to have the worst.


Went to school with a girl named Jessica Sexe (pronounced Sexy). And yes, she was kind of hot.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Went to school with a girl named Jessica Sexe (pronounced Sexy). And yes, she was kind of hot.


That's a great last name.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

That's a great last name.


Based on some of the things she was called in HS, I wouldn't want my daughter to have that last name.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:51 PM

Based on some of the things she was called in HS, I wouldn't want my daughter to have that last name.


Yeah... But kids... Have the ability to turn any name into something.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Yeah... But kids... Have the ability to turn any name into something.


True enough.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Went to school with a girl named Jessica Sexe (pronounced Sexy). And yes, she was kind of hot.


Studlee is my middle name.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

Dick and Bert trashing the Astros like the Twins are in first place.

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Nice play by Dozier... That ain't easy.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

Grossman... Ain't a good last name either!
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Houston Astros Play By Play team:

Robert Ford: On the mound today... That guy named Peacock
Steve Sparks: Pea Cock... That is Gross Man
Ford: No... Grossman is in left field today. Peacock is pitching.
Sparks: Thats Right...
Ford: No Wesley Wright is in the bullpen.
Sparks: I quit
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

Posted this on yesterday's GDT, but not til late this morning, so here it is again"

Being one of the few, if not the only not gushing over Gibson being ready, I'm not surprised at all by his outing. However, he is getting ML experience which was going to happen sooner or later. He's a smart young man, maybe to smart for his own good, and hopefully won't over think this whole experience. Slowey? He needs to just pitch and not think, and not announce his object is a 1st pitch strike. They'll be ready to swing, like yesterday.

The thing that impressed me in this game was the play of Dozier. It's like he's said to the rest, jump on my back, this train is moving forward. Dozier worked hard in the off season to improve his defense and came right out of the shoot showing that it really helped. He's had a great year on defense! His confidence on that side has just leveled off into just an everyday occurance. But, it's allowed and carried over to his offense. He seems much more confident in the box now and the results are showing. Dozier is surely one of the most positives of this dismal season. It looks as if he's really turned a corner, and I am impressed and thrilled!

Meanwhile, Morneau is close to a multi homer game.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:36 PM

Posted this on yesterday's GDT, but not til late this morning, so here it is again"

Being one of the few, if not the only not gushing over Gibson being ready, I'm not surprised at all by his outing. However, he is getting ML experience which was going to happen sooner or later. He's a smart young man, maybe to smart for his own good, and hopefully won't over think this whole experience. Slowey? He needs to just pitch and not think, and not announce his object is a 1st pitch strike. They'll be ready to swing, like yesterday.

The thing that impressed me in this game was the play of Dozier. It's like he's said to the rest, jump on my back, this train is moving forward. Dozier worked hard in the off season to improve his defense and came right out of the shoot showing that it really helped. He's had a great year on defense! His confidence on that side has just leveled off into just an everyday occurance. But, it's allowed and carried over to his offense. He seems much more confident in the box now and the results are showing. Dozier is surely one of the most positives of this dismal season. It looks as if he's really turned a corner, and I am impressed and thrilled!

Meanwhile, Morneau is close to a multi homer game.


I agree
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

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May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:57 PM

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I agree.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

Pelfrey was painful to watch today. :(

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

I never or rarely see Plouffe make a play like the one Dominquez just made.

Lawrie... Arenado... Those guys make em all the time.

Plouffe... Not so much.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:03 PM

The girl lost to Brazil today. Not unexpected given it was on their home turf. It was frustrating though, because they put themselves in a position to upset, but didn't seal the deal. Now its off to Belgrade Serbia for pool 2.