Poking the bear rarely works, Astros move on

White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera pitched effectively in the recent four-game ALDS loss to the Astros. He allowed 1 run in 4.2 innings and allowed 2 hits and no walks in his three appearances. However, he may well have been the Astros best friend when after the Sox Game 3 win, he implied the Astros were cheating at home, and that was why they were shut down with 16 Ks in game three.

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ChipalattAwards for September/October

The Astros went 17-13 for the combo-month of September and October, which allowed them to just hold off the Mariners for the AL West and the White Sox for home-field advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. The month was a relatively blah run to the playoffs featuring nothing better than a 4 game winning streak and nothing worse than a 4 game losing streak.

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When you finally eat it sausage tastes good

Let’s face facts. The old saying goes that you don’t want to see how the sausage is made. On the other hand, pro sports and, in this case, Astros baseball, is sausage making on a very public forum. Every slump, bone head play, bone head lineup, bad outing, blown save, a fielding error, bad pitching switch, strikeout and loss are all in high definition glory (or ignominy).

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Now Is The Time….

The Astros have been a considerable puzzlement during the 2021 season. They score a run per game more than the second-place Seattle Mariners and 3/4 of a run per game more than the third-place Oakland A’s. Oh, they also score the most runs in the majors per game.

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