Astros at Guardians, 8/5/22

Thinking about who goes if they activate LMJ. Cannot be Martinez, I do not think, but it may be. Abreu is the most erratic, but he has great stuff. Who am I forgetting?

I think of the A’s and laugh and laugh and laugh whenever Seth pitches.

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According to Fangraphs

Stanek, Maton, Abreu, and Martinez have options left.

We know it won’t be Stanek.

You’re not forgetting anybody. One reason I can think of why you’d send Martinez down over Abreu is that you’d burn Abreu’s last option year.

This is the baseball equivalent of “first world problems”

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There ya go Jake

Maldy!

Abreu or Martinez will be the choice, I think. Won’t be Maton.

I do not like that choice. Meanwhile, Hunter Brown waits, and Paredes continues to get outs.

Vazquez to catch, please, the rest of the game.

T8:

De Los Santos in for CLE

Peña…0-2…chops out 5-3 on a nice play by Miller coming in
McCormick bunt single to 3B
Meyers doubles to LF, McCormick to 3B
Maldonado…0-2…foul…foul…flies out F7, McCormick scores on the sac fly…good at bat by the Machete
Altuve infield single to SS, Meyers to 3B
Gurriel grounds into FC, Altuve out 3U

9-3 Astros

So how does Dusty get home? Or is he stuck in Cleveland until he clears?

B8:

Gonzalez…0-2…dribbles up the 1B line, Martinez fields it and takes it to the bag. 1U
Naylor singles to RCF
Miller…0-2…strikes out swinging
Freeman…3-0…walks, Naylor to 2B
Maile flies out F8

To the 9th…9-3 Astros

Jim Bouton once said…if your plane crashes in Cleveland, you just hope it’s an inbound flight.

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T9:

Alvarez singles to RF
Dubon in to run for Alvarez
Bregman grounds into 5-4-3 double play
Mancini grounds out 4-3

9-3 Astros

Damn, there goes the immaculate inning.

B9:

Abreu in to try to close it out

Straw…0-2…strikes out swinging
Benson…0-2…strikes out looking
Rosario strikes out swinging

That’s a winner!

9-3 is your final

All right another W.

That is the Abreu you gotta keep.

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Does Mancini have to rest tomorrow?

Two homers? Probably two rest days.

I can’t believe he didn’t homer in each AB.
He may be a waste of a trade.

(That is sarcasm).

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