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Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#1 » by Mr. E » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:45 pm

MLB kicks off tonight and it is a matchup of Texas Teams to get things started. We have the powerhouse Rangers opening the season at Houston where they young Astros squad will play their first game in the gimmicky American League.

Bud Norris gets the start for Houston against Matt Harrison for the 3/31 game which takes place at 7:05 CDT and will be featured on ESPN.

Lucas Harrell will pitch for the Astros in the 4/2 game against Yu Darvish. That game will be on CSN Houston at 7:10 CDT, so barring a major change in the next couple of days 60% of Houston will not be able to watch.

Phillip Humber will get the start for the Astros against Alexi Ogando for the 4/3 game which will also take place at 7:05 CDT on CSN Houston


This may be a rough season, but the Astros are my team through thick & thin.

GO ASTROS!!!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#2 » by Mr. E » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:48 pm

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/gametracke ... 31_TEX@HOU

CBS preview of tonight's opening game. I love that it starts off with Houston coming off of back-to-back 100 loss seasons.

Here's to hoping that our draft picks for those years turn out to be good!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#3 » by Mr. E » Mon Apr 1, 2013 12:12 am

Still sad to see Berkman in another uniform. I wish that we could have brought him back to play the gimmick DH role, but he was way out of the Astros price range for this season.
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#4 » by RaoulDuke79 » Mon Apr 1, 2013 12:40 am

Fat Elvis, on the Rangers, and no more Twinkies...

I didn't mean to live long enough to see that day!

So be it.
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#5 » by Mr. E » Mon Apr 1, 2013 12:48 am

Where's the fat, Elvis???
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#6 » by Mr. E » Mon Apr 1, 2013 1:47 am

Houston is putting the bats to work so far!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#7 » by TMU » Mon Apr 1, 2013 1:52 am

Chuck Norris putting on a clinic!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#8 » by Mr. E » Mon Apr 1, 2013 1:59 am

TMU wrote:Chuck Norris putting on a clinic!


Those were some Chuck Norris reflexes on that catch!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#9 » by Mr. E » Mon Apr 1, 2013 2:25 am

Oh yeah! Rick Ankiel goes long!!!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#10 » by Mr. E » Mon Apr 1, 2013 3:10 am

Astros win 8-2

Bud Norris with the Win, Eric Bedard with the Save

Justin Maxwell has to be the Player of the Game with his two triples and impressive defensive play!

Ankiel with the hit of the night!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#11 » by Mr. E » Tue Apr 2, 2013 11:23 pm

I was looking forward to watching the game tonight, but then I remembered "CSN Houston"
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#12 » by TMU » Wed Apr 3, 2013 2:39 am

Lastros, get a **** hit, will ya?
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#13 » by Mr. E » Wed Apr 3, 2013 2:46 am

Wow...Yu is working on a perfect game!
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#14 » by TMU » Wed Apr 3, 2013 2:58 am

Marwin Gonzalez, the #9 hitter, is the MVP of the game. What a GOAT hitter.
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#15 » by Mr. E » Wed Apr 3, 2013 3:00 am

Marwin Gonzalez!!!

Yeah, it's a loss, but it's kind of a win.


....not really, but thank you for one hit out of 28 attempts, Marwin! :D
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#16 » by zapatasblood » Wed Apr 3, 2013 4:30 pm

Am I the only one excited to see the Astros chance of making history this year? Sure it is the wrong type of history but how often do you think a team has the chance of losing 120 games. I mean there are bad teams but none have ever looked as bad as these Astros looked on papar.

But in the end I think they when 55-60 games crushing my dreams of seeing a 120 loss team in my lifetime like that jerk Marwin did ruining my chance of seeing a perfect game live.
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#17 » by zapatasblood » Wed Apr 3, 2013 4:35 pm

But I do think they will break the team strikeout record.
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Re: Astros-Rangers series thread 3/31 - 4/3 at Houston 

Post#18 » by Mr. E » Wed Apr 3, 2013 10:32 pm

15 strikeouts for the Rangers today. Dominated again.

Well...I doubt anyone thought that we'd be 1 game under .500 at this point in the season! :)
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