Welcome back to the ALCS. For seven years now, it’s the Astros vs. somebody.
Th Braves lost to the Phillies again, the Dodgers took an early vacation, and neither New York team even made the playoffs. Seems like there’s only a few things constant in this life, Death, Taxes, and the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
Houston Astros News
Rebel’s Edge -Analyzing Market News- $CVNA, $VSAT, $DAL, and the Houston Astros (The Madras Tribune)
AL West News
It Was Another Rough Year For Mariners Second Basemen (localmemphis)
NBA Expansion May Throw Wrinkle into A’s Relocation to Las Vegas (Sports Illustrated)
MLB: Buck Showalter Chances of Managing Angels Get Major Twist (Sports World News
Houston Astros Birthdays
RHP Taylor Buchholz (42) pitched 113 innings for Houston in 2006, striking out 77 and posting a 1.248 WHIP with a 5.18 FIP.
RHP Mike Capel (62) pitched in 25 games, totaling 32 2⁄3 innings and striking out 23. He had a 1.469 WHIP, a 4.02 FIP, and a 116 ERA+.
RHP Frank LaCorte (72) started three games for Houston, but he was mostly a reliever, coming out of the pen 193 times between 1979 and 1983 for the Astros. He was 18-18 with a 4.03 ERA, 7.3 K/9, and 1.338 WHIP.
RHP Randy Moffitt (75) appeared 30 times in relief for the 1982 Astros. He had a 1.176 WHIP and a 3.99 FIP.
Hall of Fame 1B/3B Eddie Mathews (1931-2001) appeared in 101 games for the 1967 Astros, and slashed .238/.333/.381 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI.
RHP Juan Nunez (20) just completed a second season in the Dominican Summer League with the baby Astros. He has 42 total strikeouts in 40 2⁄3 innings along with a 5.75 ERA.
C/IF/OF Garrett Wolforth (26) played in 59 games for the Corpus Christi Hooks this season, hitting .212/.267/.332 with four long balls and 19 RBI.
RHP Alberto Árias (40) pitched in 45 games in 2008 and 2009, going 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 47 K’s in 53 2⁄3 innings.
3B Dave Hajek (56) appeared in 13 games for the Astros in 1995 and 1996, going three-for-12 with three walks.
C Carl Nichols (61) played in 60 games for Houston between 1989 and 1991, and slashed .186/.271/.239.
IF Kiko Garcia (70) appeared in 82 games for Houston in 1981 and 1982, and hit .250/.295/.325.
OF Teoscar Hernández (31) got into 41 games for the 2016 Astros, slashing .230/.304/.420 and hitting four jacks with 11 RBI.
IF Mendy López (50) played in 10 contests for the 2001 Astros, going four-for-15 with one homer and three RBI.
LHP Bill Henry (1927-2014) closed out his 16-season MLB career with the 1969 Astros, pitching five innings in relief. He walked two, allowed two hits, and struck out a pair as well.
RHP Francisco Frias (19) struck out 19 in 14 innings for the DSL Blue Astros, with a 1.357 WHIP.
Atlanta Braves (March 30, 2023 — October 12, 2023)
Braves in autumn’s grasp,
Phillies triumph once again,
Playoff dreams now fade.
— Chat GPT 3.5
Time to pick ‘em!
It’s the highway 45 series!
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Astros in seven
Astros in six
Astros in five
Astros in four
Rangers in four
Rangers in five
Rangers in six
Rangers in seven
And the NLCS as well.
PIck the winner of the NLCS
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Phillies in seven
Phillies in six
Phillies in five
Philles in four
Diamondbacks in four
Diamondbacks in five
Diamondbacks in six
Diamondbacks in seven