Game of the Day — Astros v Yanks 8:00pm (ET)

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A man named Dallas from Oklahoma leads his hipster Space Cowboys to face a Drew-less Borg in the Big Apple tonight. The Nameless in Pinstripes will have their ace on the mound. He’s nagged by an elbow injury, which is so un-cute, but he will have the rainbow power of the MCZ with him.

Tonight is all chance and serendipity. Like any fairy tale, it will feature a Monster, a changeling, dire straits, and magic — whether of the wand or bean variety.  Anything can happen in October baseball — we only know there will be no Angels here.

56 thoughts on “Game of the Day — Astros v Yanks 8:00pm (ET)

  1. An epic journey undertaken by a young, green, fresh faced Astro with wild hair, a winning smile, a great personality. He’s never been to the playoffs before, and he’s excited.

    And George Springer will be there, too.

    What up Orbit!?!?

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  2. I’m kinda surprised that Tanaka is back out there for the 5th. He’s not at all sharp and this is their 3rd time through the order. This game could get out of reach real quick.

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  3. Altuve with a nice dose of BABIP good luck. That kind of weird swing ends up producing an out the vast majority of the time.

    Not that I’m complaining. I’m definitely pro-Astro here.

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    • No, they haven’t talked much about it at all.

      Pulling Keuchel after 6 on 3 days rest isn’t “early” at all. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have even let him face Arod with two on….

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  4. Dirty, dirty, dirty slide by Gregorious. He went into Altuve’s BACK leg on the fly, then hooked his front leg with his hand. He should be suspended for a week next year for that garbage. The Stro’s are lucky his leg and knee aren’t shattered.

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    • If you want to stop those type of takeout slides, all you’ve gotta do is start enforcing this rule. It’s already on the books.

      Rule 7.09 (e)

      If, in the judgment of the umpire, a base runner willfully and deliberately interferes with a batted ball or a fielder in the act of fielding a batted ball with the obvious intent to break up a double play, the ball is dead. The umpire shall call the runner out for interference and also call out the batter-runner because of the action of his teammate. In no event may bases be run or runs scored because of such action by a runner.

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      • “batted ball”

        The ball was thrown though. It does specifically mention double plays though. I think they need to clarify, and as you said, enforce it. Baseball isn’t a contact sport. 5’5″ Jose Altuve’s shouldn’t be getting plowed in to by 200 lb guys, running 20 MPH, and targeting knees.

        Those situations are pretty much the only time I approve intentional HBP. Gregorious doesn’t do that if there’s a game tomorrow, and team mates getting drilled is the reason why.

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  5. I’m surprised that Brian McCann’s head didn’t explode… both Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez FLIPPED THEIR BATS when they hit their home runs. Oh, the humanity!!

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