As Dusty Baker said after the Tuesday night loss to the Giants (in Brian McTaggart’s post in mlb.com) “They say one of the biggest downers in sports or in baseball is when there’s a blown save — and then the opposition, it gives them energy.”
Some folks may think this writer is crazy, but the last time Astro fans were this uncertain about their team was leading into the 2017 Championship season.
There are always odd-wad happenings after the first week of a normal season. And this is anything but a normal season. So here is a list of “Who’d Have Thunk It” through Saturday’s games. Continue reading
The Astros opened the mini-season this weekend with a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners that concludes Monday night. Friday and Saturday (with one exception) went about as well as anyone could ask. Sunday? Ah, Sunday bloody Sunday was not a good day for the team or their fans.
Even with the uncertainty around Yordan Alvarez as the start of the season comes roaring down upon us, for the majority of Astro fans, the lineup is not the focus of most of our worries.
Pal of the blog – old pro – had suggested writing a post about how teams might address this shortened season. The thought here was to wait until it appeared that a season might actually occur before writing about this. So, here you go.
One of the most unusual things on display around this blog has been the very split judgments on the future of young prospect Kyle Tucker. Some folks are high on him and some folks do not hold high expectations for him at all. This is not taking a shot at anyone questioning whether he will become a solid major leaguer or a flop. It is just an observation that shows folks are more divided on him than most of the youngsters that have come to town lately.