Hopefully the Astros team conduct a good lessons learned following the ALDS.
What are YOUR observations of what worked well, and what needs improvement with corrective action.
What worked well:
Tucker HR, batting, slugging, OPS, and stolen bases
Altuve HR, fielding DP, batting, slugging, BB, OPS, and stolen bases
Correa 2B, Fielding DP, batting, slugging, BB, & OPS,
Alvarez HR batting, slugging, BB, and OPS,
Meyers batting, and stolen bases, and fielding
Bregman batting 2B
Brantley Batting 2B
Yuli fielding DP
McCullers – K, ERA
Framber – K, Lo BB
Pressly – K, ERA, Lo BB
Stanek – K – Powerful reliever
Maton – ERA, Lo BB
C Javier – K
Greinke – K, ERA – Lo BB
What didn’t work well and action to take.
Pitcher selection: not playing Urquidy cost us Lance and Meyers. Luis, Yimi, Raley were bad choices. Yimi was a bad choice. Action: Use different pitching analysis, and if you need to stop the bleeding, regardless of inning, put in Stanek.
Luis Garcia – Tanked. Action: Place as a reliever. Make Urquidy Starter after Framber .and Cristian Javier starter after Urquidy. Bring in Jake O on the roster. Have Greinke as a middle long reliever to any starter that gets into trouble, unless Greinke tanks.
Brooks Raley – terrible against good hitting teams.. Action: leave him off postseason roster.
Yimi – terrible ERA and easier to hit off . Action:. leave him off postseason roster- replace him with Bielak.
Yuli batting (.176) 5-SO- Action: if he goes cold again, put Diaz in for a half game or longer if Diaz is hot hitter
Maldonado awful batting (.067), 6-SO . Action: Put Castro in once you get to the bullpen (or after 5th inning).
Yordan 6-SO – Action: Don’t wait till you fall behind the count to swing the bat. You can do that with subpar pitching, but not in the postseason.
Don’t change your pitcher’s routine (especially not an ace) in the playoffs aka Lance McCullers which may have lead to injury.
take some tips from Dave Roberts on how to use a starting pitcher in relief. see game 5 ALDS vs Giants tonight.