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2022 Game 150: 9/23 Houston 7:05PM


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 08:45 AM

Jose Urquidy vs Dean Kremer



#2 Mike B

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 08:47 AM

As Jim Palmer said, the blueprint to beating the Astro's has been identified.  Shut them out and you win.  Pretty simple.  Go Orioles, 4 more to 82.


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 11:58 AM

I think this is a winnable pitching matchup based on what happened the last time these teams faced each other. Hopefully our starting pitching success is contagious and we keep the ball rolling. Urquidy is a lefty but we hit him pretty well the last time we faced him.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 01:07 PM

Not looking forward to Hyde's idea of a "lefty-killer" lineup.  



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 01:47 PM

Not looking forward to Hyde's idea of a "lefty-killer" lineup.  

I think that is an organization idea, and IMO it is one with merit.  The Tall wall has killed right handed power at CY.


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 02:01 PM

Mullins CF
Rutschman C
Mountcastle 1st
Santander RF
Henderson 3rd
Aguliar DH
Urias 2nd
Hays LF
Mateo SS



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 02:01 PM

Holy crap!



#8 Mackus

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 02:05 PM

I think that is an organization idea, and IMO it is one with merit.  The Tall wall has killed right handed power at CY.

 

I think it makes sense over the long course of the season to time off-days for your stars with opposing pitchers that aren't good matchups for them.  I wouldn't go "Sunday lineup" like we sometimes see where 3+ starters are getting the day off simultaneously, but if I plan to give Mullins 2 games off a month, I'd try for those to be against LHP if I can.

 

I don't think it makes sense to bench someone like Mullins in close to must-win games like we've been playing recently just because its a lefty on the mound.  For him specifically, he brings more to the table than just his bat.  And secondly, while his numbers this year are awful, he hit them very well last year.  I'd rely on th larger sample unless I had reason to think the more recent albeit smaller sample is more telling.  I don't think we have that with Mullins.  I'm sure this front office has a running tally of the splits for whatever sample size they think is most relevant, so maybe we've reached that with Mullins.  But I'm not yet convinced he's a disaster against LHP to the point where McKenna or Hays or Aguilar are better options (the latter two coming with defensive questions).



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 02:11 PM

Well this is now 2 in a row that Mullins is starting vs lefties. Ive never thought it was a long term plan to platoon. Just trying to put the best lineup out there. McKenna was at one time lik e.930 OPS vs lefties. so I get it



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 02:55 PM

Urquidy is a reverse splits righty, just so we’re clear.

I have no idea if you should care more about your guy or their guy when looking at such match ups.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 02:58 PM

I have a feeling the McKenna for Mullins experiment is over. Mullins had a big pinch hit against a lefty that started a rally and probably changed management's thinking.

I do think that this organization is so analytically driven now that it's gonna take some time for us old timers to get used to it. They have shown that they don't deviate from the numbers much despite what the eye test might say.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:09 PM

Urquidy is a reverse splits righty, just so we’re clear.

I have no idea if you should care more about your guy or their guy when looking at such match ups.

Someone called him a lefty earlier. My gut said he was a righty. Since thats the case Id def be playing Stowers. F the reverse splits. Especially with the wall

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:11 PM

Someone called him a lefty earlier. My gut said he was a righty. Since thats the case Id def be playing Stowers. F the reverse splits. Especially with the wall


That was me. My bad. I think I threw the whole thread off. I'm getting old and my memory ain't what it used to be.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:14 PM

That was me. My bad. I think I threw the whole thread off. I'm getting old and my memory ain't what it used to be.

 

You got me, for sure.

 

In your defense, the name Urquidy sure sounds like it should be left-handed.



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:29 PM

Still would rather see Stowers and Vavra over Aguilar and Hays.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:56 PM

You got me, for sure.

In your defense, the name Urquidy sure sounds like it should be left-handed.


My fault. We're sitting here justifying why Mullins is playing tonight.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 04:24 PM

I'd still prefer Stowers in right, Santander to DH, and Aguilar on the bench.



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 06:20 PM

Interesting top of the first.

 

Altuve smacks it into the corner for an easy double but also is easily thrown out trying to make in into a triple.

Second hitter lined it hard but right at Henderson.

#3 walked

#4 hit it long in the right center gap but Mullins was there.

 

Could have been ugly but on the box score looks great.



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 06:41 PM

Top of the 3rd, no score.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 06:59 PM

Nice job Mateo




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