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Gameday Thread: Astros @ Angels 7/16/2019

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Houston will start veteran righthanded reliever Hector Rondon on Tuesday against the Angels, manager A.J. Hinch told MLB Network Radio. It is the first start of Rondon’s seven-year major league career, but it won’t last long.

Rogelio Armenteros, recalled from Class AAA Round Rock early Tuesday, will follow as the Astros’ primary pitcher. How long Armenteros can throw is questionable. The righthander tossed 95 pitches on Friday for the Express and will work Tuesday on only three days rest.

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Jake Marisnick in the line up tonight batting 9th and soundly booed by the crowd.  I don’t expect anything, but at least the Angel crowd is aware of the situation 

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A win means a split at the worst in this series. Against Houston, important motivation beginning the second half.

Pujols is as impressive as he has been in a long time, though in a very small sample size. He seems more balanced at the plate with a smoother rhythm. When the pitches are belt high or higher he's hitting the ball squarely. Lower pitches test his legs and flexibility, but his arm strength is such that he still can make good contact even when fooled. 

With Trout out Albert will be counted on more for RBIs and power. Hopefully he stays hot through this series at least. On pace for around 90 RBIs now. His favourite stat.

At this moment we are watching a modest, mini revival of the two veterans who have been sliding. Calhoun and Puljols.

 

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Just now, Vlad27Trout27 said:

Fletcher should have been an all star! quietly going to put up a 4 War season.

Actually it will be closer to 4.5-5. 

He's been the 3rd best player on the Angels this year, arguably. 

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39 minutes ago, PattyD22 said:

Jake Marisnick in the line up tonight batting 9th and soundly booed by the crowd.

*roundly

 

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