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You're doing it wrong.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Team Sky)
You're doing it wrong. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Team Sky)
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What a simplistic title; Lose. There's really nothing else that could provide an accurate view of the outcome of the game in the least amount of words possible without compromising the sense of communication that the Astros have lost another game. Really, if this post was by itself, there would not be any context to describe the meaning of the title. Lose? Who lose? Who lost? Who got lose? What did somebody lose? But we are on the Crawfish Boxes, a website all about the Astros. Then if you take the title again, you can infer a few things. The Astros lost a game? The Astros lost a player? The Astros lost the world series? But taking in the time and date and previous data, you would best infer that the Astros had lost another game. If the Astros lost a player, that would be significant news that doesn't happen too often and if it was a significant player, that would be highlighted. If it wasn't a significant player, then there would be no reason to write a story on it. Also, I write recaps on Mondays and Thursdays if there are games on those days. You would expect one after the game ends, so therefore, the Astros lose another game.

So Dallas Keuchel pitched another game. He gave up 4 runs in 6 innings with only 1 walk, but also 2 Ks and 12 hits - all singles. He had a meh performance. The real silver lining of this game was melted down and sold as ingots as the Astros performed terribly in the top of the 11th inning. To give you a little info of what exactly happened..

-Wilton Lopez throws pitch
-Ball goes toward the mound, sort of, slowly a bit
-Steve Pearce, Wilton Lopez collide in trying to grab the ball and Matt Downs comes in from 3rd and looks like a flailing penguin as he tries to avoid also colliding with Wilton Lopez.
-Pearce gets the ball and throws an errant throw to Altuve who is covering 1st and the ball sails into the outfield toward Bogey.
-Bogey picks up the ball and uses his arm laser to throw to home (even though a perfect throw wouldn't have gotten the runner) and the ball airmails the catcher. Runner scores. Runner ends up on 3rd base.

So there you have it. If you're wondering about the green text above, it just symbolizes the green grass on the other side of the fence. There's not a whole lot of green grass on our side of the fence, but there's just enough that you can taste it. The rest is brown dirt. If that makes any sense... Chris Snyder hit a huge mammoth over the wall in LF in the bottom of the 11th. The problem? It was foul.