If there was any question about how poor this team’s pitching depth is from the left side, all you have to do is look at this list. WOW.
Maybe, this team has figured out that a right handed pitcher with the right arsenal can do the job that we used to think only lefties could do.
Ryan Pressley held lefty hitters to a .124 batting average (103 LH Batters faced) #5 among all relievers/ #3 RH relievers
McHugh held them to a .140 batting average (66 batters faced) #10 all/# 8 RH
Osuna held them to a .150 (132 batters faced) #18 all/#10 RH
BTW - Verlander (#2 RH & all starters, Cole # 4 RH & all starters, Greinke #23 RH starter/# 33 all starters) in batting average against LH Batters.
With better data and now the three batter minimum, the need for a lefty specialist has decreased.
Great info, Duman.
Per Julia the Astros exercised their 2021 options for Baker, Pettis and Strom.
For fuck’s sake…
OMG. Just take this “season” out back and shoot it already.
Darn. This dashes my secret hope that there would be a homecoming of Hinch and Luhnow or at lease Hinch after the year passes.
I had the same hope regarding Hinch.
You guys are hilarious.
Jim Crane is such a chickenshit coward when it comes to public opinion. There was a negative 1,000,000 chance that would ever happen.
Especially the way it went down. He told them to make sure everyone knocks it off, and they didn’t. That’s a fireable offense without much consideration for re-hire in anyone’s book.
But I really like Hinch and wish he were still the manager.
I’m 100 percent with you on Hinch.
But yeah, there was no way Crane would even think about it.
The spit on the end of Dusty’s most recently chewed toothpick has forgotten more baseball than I’ll ever know, but I cannot understand why he has Tucker and Reddick hitting back to back, rather than spread out at 7 (Tucker) and 9 (Reddick), in this our year of the three-batter rule.
Pitched in a handful of games for Seattle and the Twins over the past 3 years.
If I’m not mistaken, De Jong made his debut against the Astros in extra innings in 2017 and Springer walked it off against him.
This may be my chance for a comeback. They are signing anyone and everyone.
You and Rodney can talk about the glory days of yester year when you were young chaps on the way up
James is going to the pen. Bielak starting tomorrow.
Kent Emmanuel suspended 80 games for some steroid called DHCMT.