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(Click2Houston)   Most teams get excited over a no-hitter. The Astros however celebrate a complete game   (click2houston.com) divider line 26
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2012-06-24 05:58:15 PM  
Maybe I'm just grumpy or something, but my god the Sports tab is stupid today.
 
2012-06-24 06:13:50 PM  
Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate
 
2012-06-24 06:18:58 PM  

ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate


You're giving us way too much credit there. The Indians offense is good, but put them up against left-handed pitchers - any left-handed pitcher - and they instantly fall apart. We're now 4-16 against lefties this year, it's f*cking embarrassing. We absolutely need to go and find a good right-handed bat before the deadline because we absolutely cannot afford to keep throwing Shelley Duncan out there whenever the opposition puts a southpaw on the mound. I'm glad they didn't make a move for Kevin Youkilis because we really won't have a spot for him once Hafner comes back in a couple weeks, but they've got to make a move soon or the White Sox are absolutely going to run away with the division after the break.
 
2012-06-24 06:28:00 PM  

CavalierEternal: ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate

You're giving us way too much credit there. The Indians offense is good, but put them up against left-handed pitchers - any left-handed pitcher - and they instantly fall apart. We're now 4-16 against lefties this year, it's f*cking embarrassing. We absolutely need to go and find a good right-handed bat before the deadline because we absolutely cannot afford to keep throwing Shelley Duncan out there whenever the opposition puts a southpaw on the mound. I'm glad they didn't make a move for Kevin Youkilis because we really won't have a spot for him once Hafner comes back in a couple weeks, but they've got to make a move soon or the White Sox are absolutely going to run away with the division after the break.


Oops, sorry for some reason I though the complete game was against Texas, which was actually his 1st start. He still did it against a good offense, as opposed to say the Astros, today's boxscore nonwithstanding
 
2012-06-24 07:14:26 PM  

ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate


The Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, Braves, Phillies, Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Rockies, and Padres have all scored more runs this year than the Indians.
 
2012-06-24 07:16:39 PM  

12349876: ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate

The Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, Braves, Phillies, Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Rockies, and Padres have all scored more runs this year than the Indians.


Are you trying to say the Rockies are a top 16 team now? Good for them!
 
2012-06-24 07:17:42 PM  

12349876: ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate

The Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, Braves, Phillies, Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Rockies, and Padres have all scored more runs this year than the Indians.


whoops, scratch the padres off that list. and some of the margins are big. Rockies and Blue Jays are +49, Cardinals +62
 
2012-06-24 07:20:50 PM  

DeWayne Mann: 12349876: ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate

The Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, Braves, Phillies, Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Rockies, and Padres have all scored more runs this year than the Indians.

Are you trying to say the Rockies are a top 16 team now? Good for them!


If you only counts runs scored the Rockies are a top 5 team. But of course their runs against is at the very bottom of the league. The post I was responding to was claiming the Indians are a good OFFENSIVE team, just offense nothing else, so I only responded with OFFENSIVE numbers.
 
2012-06-24 07:24:24 PM  

12349876: DeWayne Mann: 12349876: ATRDCI: Yeah a complete game, that would have been a shutout except for one solo homer, thrown by a rookie in his 2nd major league start against one of the best offenses in baseball is certainly nothing to celebrate

The Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, Blue Jays, White Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, Braves, Phillies, Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Rockies, and Padres have all scored more runs this year than the Indians.

Are you trying to say the Rockies are a top 16 team now? Good for them!

If you only counts runs scored the Rockies are a top 5 team. But of course their runs against is at the very bottom of the league. The post I was responding to was claiming the Indians are a good OFFENSIVE team, just offense nothing else, so I only responded with OFFENSIVE numbers.


Gonna guess you missed my reference.
 
2012-06-24 08:38:28 PM  
Dear Subby,

Considering that the Astros will have nothing to celebrate for the next 5 years AT LEAST, please just allow us to celebrate what we can. Thank you.

--MT
 
2012-06-24 08:50:01 PM  

matthew_tray: Dear Subby,

Considering that the Astros will have nothing to celebrate for the next 5 years AT LEAST, please just allow us to celebrate what we can. Thank you.

--MT


You mean you don't enjoy just being a pitcher farm for the MLB?

/ *sobs*
// at least we have the Texans
 
2012-06-24 08:56:25 PM  

matthew_tray: Dear Subby,

Considering that the Astros will have nothing to celebrate for the next 5 years AT LEAST, please just allow us to celebrate what we can. Thank you.

--MT


Nah, that team'll be pretty good soon. Luhnow knows what he's doing, and he's hired a lot of good front guys. Mike Fast alone is going to help that team immensely. It might take some time to put a team together, but you've got the right guys to do it.
 
2012-06-24 09:27:48 PM  

DeWayne Mann: matthew_tray: Dear Subby,

Considering that the Astros will have nothing to celebrate for the next 5 years AT LEAST, please just allow us to celebrate what we can. Thank you.

--MT

Nah, that team'll be pretty good soon. Luhnow knows what he's doing, and he's hired a lot of good front guys. Mike Fast alone is going to help that team immensely. It might take some time to put a team together, but you've got the right guys to do it.


I hope you're right. They looked pretty good this weekend, but the problem is starting next year. The Rangers look stout, with or without Hamilton, for the foreseeable future. Considering that, and I'm assuming Pujols will be back to haunting the 'Stros again soon, I just don't see the Astros being truly competitive for at least five years. We'll see though. Here's hoping...
 
2012-06-24 09:36:17 PM  

matthew_tray: I hope you're right. They looked pretty good this weekend, but the problem is starting next year. The Rangers look stout, with or without Hamilton, for the foreseeable future. Considering that, and I'm assuming Pujols will be back to haunting the 'Stros again soon, I just don't see the Astros being truly competitive for at least five years. We'll see though. Here's hoping...


They've already got the pieces of a decent offense. Wallace has shown some signs of being pretty good (but he's blocked by Lee...not a problem next year), Altuve + Lowrie might be the best offensive MIF in the game (hopefully, Altuve's injury today isn't too bad) and Chris Johnson's pretty much an average hitter (which is about what you'd hope for from a 3B). The OF is a bit tougher to look at, but Maxwell & Martinez should be more than serviceable. So really just holes at C and CF, and you never know with Schafer.

The pitching is a bit tougher, but that's part of the reason I brought up Mike Fast: if anyone's gonna help find undervalued guys, it's him.

I could absolutely see them placing 3rd in next year's AL West. I mean, sure, I can see 5th too. Baseball is crazy. But I wouldn't be shocked by 3.
 
2012-06-24 09:49:32 PM  
The Astros managed to use 8 pitchers over a span of 8 batters earlier this year. Their manager isn't big on complete games.
 
2012-06-24 10:15:34 PM  

alwaysjaded: matthew_tray: Dear Subby,

Considering that the Astros will have nothing to celebrate for the next 5 years AT LEAST, please just allow us to celebrate what we can. Thank you.

--MT

You mean you don't enjoy just being a pitcher farm for the MLB?

/ *sobs*
// at least we have the Texans


Ever since the Astros rid themselves of Ed Wade, the mid season express to Philly has been derailed.
 
2012-06-24 10:17:22 PM  
I don't understand why teams playing the Tribe don't send down the least important player with an option, and call up their best lefty in the minors. All lefties, all the time. 5-6 games would be against left handed pitching and we would be 45-111.
 
2012-06-25 12:33:32 AM  
I think KC is still lacking a pitcher with a complete game this season.
 
2012-06-25 01:22:01 AM  
 
2012-06-25 01:24:11 AM  

Serious Black: I think KC is still lacking a pitcher with a complete game this season.


As are the Cubs, Rockies, and Brewers.
/bit of a baseball stats nerd
 
2012-06-25 01:49:29 AM  

DeWayne Mann: Maybe I'm just grumpy or something, but my god the Sports tab is stupid today.


Just speaking for myself, I'm going with "both."
 
2012-06-25 03:08:11 AM  

MAYORBOB: alwaysjaded: matthew_tray: Dear Subby,

Considering that the Astros will have nothing to celebrate for the next 5 years AT LEAST, please just allow us to celebrate what we can. Thank you.

--MT

You mean you don't enjoy just being a pitcher farm for the MLB?

/ *sobs*
// at least we have the Texans

Ever since the Astros rid themselves of Ed Wade, the mid season express to Philly has been derailed.


I hope the new owner really cares about the team. It's a shame how much they dived after their World Series.....that they bombed.
 
2012-06-25 11:11:32 AM  

JAB2010: Serious Black: I think KC is still lacking a pitcher with a complete game this season.

As are the Cubs, Rockies, and Brewers.
/bit of a baseball stats nerd


Amusingly, the Brewers do have a game in which the starter went 9...but it went into extras.

DrBenway: DeWayne Mann: Maybe I'm just grumpy or something, but my god the Sports tab is stupid today.

Just speaking for myself, I'm going with "both."


Fair enough.
 
2012-06-25 11:35:16 AM  

DeWayne Mann: JAB2010: Serious Black: I think KC is still lacking a pitcher with a complete game this season.

As are the Cubs, Rockies, and Brewers.
/bit of a baseball stats nerd

Amusingly, the Brewers do have a game in which the starter went 9...but it went into extras.

DrBenway: DeWayne Mann: Maybe I'm just grumpy or something, but my god the Sports tab is stupid today.

Just speaking for myself, I'm going with "both."

Fair enough.


I'm pretty sure I was already grumpy, but this headline in particular did not help. I really could have sworn that every team is typically happy about complete games.
 
2012-06-25 11:45:25 AM  

DrBenway: I'm pretty sure I was already grumpy, but this headline in particular did not help. I really could have sworn that every team is typically happy about complete games.


The really weird thing is

1. The article is from "click2Houston" not, for instance, the Astros official site.
and
2. It leads with the offense, then mentions the CG.

So how, exactly, is the link showing that the Astros are "celebrating" it?
 
2012-06-25 12:33:10 PM  

Subtle Like A T-Rex: I don't understand why teams playing the Tribe don't send down the least important player with an option, and call up their best lefty in the minors. All lefties, all the time. 5-6 games would be against left handed pitching and we would be 45-111.


I will dance in the streets the day Shelley Duncan is sent down or waived. Jesus Christ, what a disaster he's been.
 
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