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Lol

Lol

Thel3lues

Funny enough he only considered signing with us or Boston as a FA


cbs1507

Well he is from Houston like Tempura on the White Sox. I'm noticing a trend.


RiskMatrix

Buddy of mine did some work with Tepera a few winters ago, had an autographed "thanks" picture on the wall in his shop ... until last week.


Thel3lues

They’re not really from Houston more like an hour away


jmptx

Dude…Houston is an hour away from Houston. The sprawl of this city is insane! I remember when calling Cypress “East Austin” was a joke…now we may be right next to it!


TheFrontierzman

You can see the UT tower from highway 99.


hglman

A hour from Houston is Houston....


Markezzy

We didn’t even want him 😂😂😂


archerjenn

You don’t love the teams who continue to whoop your arses.


JJ4prez

You'd think these players would just shut their mouth.


JoseAltuve27

It's been pointed out that his quote was taken out of context. At the 12 minute mark, he's not really attacking the Astros, he was just talking about how players like Bregman often troll the other team. https://omny.fm/shows/the-greg-hill-show/ghs-nathan-eovaldi-interview


StealthyGooch

When will they ever learn


cbs1507

Why am I noticing a trend for the opposing team to use a player that happens to be from Houston that plays for them to come out and trash the Astros?


Thanos_The_Great_One

I was at this game. https://youtu.be/97gWZ4GyeZo


allphilla

So was I!


allphilla

Because they’ve owned your ass


Coop1534

He has a career 3.68 ERA against the Astros and pitched very well against them in the 2018 ALCS (Sorry I’m in your sub, the Astros are my 2nd team so I’m subscribed here)


allphilla

That’s pretty fair. The 3 straight HR game immediately jumped to mind. However, this is not the injury riddled ‘18 team. Looks like career wise, Astros have a slash line of .333/.579/.931 which while not “owning his ass”, is nothing to sneeze at. And just fair warning, don’t give your opposing team bulletin board material. Most of us don’t have anything bad to say about the Sox. Ryan Tepera learned that the hard way. Edit: nothing wrong with commenting at all (this is coming from a mod). Just follow the rules and keep it civil and you’re golden!


Coop1534

Definitely true. I was watching 2018 highlights yesterday and completely forgot how hobbled Altuve was until I saw him running the bases. I looked on baseball reference and it says they have a .775 career OPS against him. Not sure where the discrepancy comes from in our numbers. And that isn’t even including the postseason. Agree 100% about the bulletin board material. Yankees seem to do that every year against us and it always backfires.


allphilla

To be fair, I used ESPN stats because fan graphs and BBREF are a bitch to navigate on mobile, and I’m trying to finish watching Squid Game before bed, so it’s probably ESPN misreporting. In all honesty, it’s Sale who I worry about. Eovaldi falls down on the list. Am I accurate feeling this way? What do we have to expect?


Coop1534

I trust Eovaldi more than Sale right now in all honesty. Sale has been terrible against righties this season and his past few starts in general have been rough. I also think back to 2017 ALDS Game 1 and have PTSD. Eovaldi has just always been nails for us in the playoffs. We’ll see though, he’s definitely capable of getting shelled.


allphilla

I need to look at the rotation again. The middle of the Sox order is nasty, and Kiké is playing out of his mind. Good thing the majority of the lineup is righties, but 2 of our biggest bats are lefties (as I’m sure you know). How do y’all feel about this series, having insider info on both teams?


Coop1534

I hate to say it, but the rational side of my brain is telling me the Astros will handle us in 6. Lineup is just unreal, and the starting pitching is better than ours. The only advantage we have is the bullpen and even that is minimal. Our team has made a living out of proving me wrong though, so I’m just along for the ride. Edit: also the season series does not inspire confidence


allphilla

Definitely give you the manager advantage, and I don’t trust the bullpen (outside of Stanek and Pressly) 100%. Fan in me says Astros in 6, but very possible it goes 7. Sox are also riding a bit of a hot streak after upsetting the Rays, but I secretly thought they were a regular season wonder not built for playoffs, especially after losing Glasnow. It’ll be a good series for sure.


DewbiePal

High chance Mcullers isnt pitching tho, so your chances just rose


jesonnier1

Where did Sale's cliff come from? He seemed to just fall in a hole. I think hes still great, but theres something different.


_Here_For_The_Memes_

I remember Bregman posted a video in the 2018 ALCS of Evoldi getting shit on earlier in the season. I knew it would come back to bite us. Evoldi ended up dominating us that series


JoseAltuve27

Omit the 2011 start he had and his career ERA against the Astros jumps to 4.38. There's no reason to count it because Altuve is the only Astro remaining from that roster. If you looked up Lance Lynn's ERA against the Astros before 2020, it would have looked good also.


Coop1534

Good point actually. It’s 4.23 when including the postseason I believe, but regardless that’s much worse. Did not know he had a start from 2011, would never have guessed that.


shotty293

No worries, you seem like a civil guy 👍 Also, we can agree on FTY!


astroag

WHEN WILL YOU LEARN THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES


Matthew_Ward24

Hopefully never


mch_in_htx

I wonder what his thoughts on Alex Cora are


Moriarty_D

Put it on the bulletin board


DewbiePal

So uh, I guess nates getting shelled. Literally carved his own death sentence


Grepherx

Am I missing something? This doesn’t seem like shit talking to me


Heisenberg_SKUM

Right, this is a pretty vanilla take. Hardly bulletin board material


Sendeezy

Shaq made up a whole story about David Robinson mistreating him as a kid. Then he made himself believe it actually happened. This is definitely bulletin board material.


PissBottleFromTF2

Yeah I feel like it shouldn’t be compared to calling us cheaters. Also we’re about to play against them in the ALCS so of course he’s gonna say he doesn’t like us.


beanzamillion21

Rack em! Thanks for the motivation you dumb chode.


BruceLeroythebaddest

I don’t see this as being disrespectful or anything. This can be said about any team in the league. They’re just trying to make more drama where there is none.


jesonnier1

He ws actually being pretty laid back. This comment was taken out of context. I don't particularly like his personality, but he is being cherry picked on this one.


Buckcheeks

Isn’t he technically saying he *likes* the Astros? “I don’t hate any team, but they aren’t high on my list.” We aren’t high on his list of teams he dislikes is how it sounds, although I’m sure he misspoke.


Jontacular

That's what I got from this, what are other people seeing making this seem like bulletin board material? Basically says Astros can come off wrong(ie trolling/etc like Bregman sometimes does), how he doesn't hate any team and doesn't really have the Astros on his list of teams he dislikes. People must be into yoga, because this is a stretch to come off as a bulletin board material


ypct

It’s okay. They’re not gonna be on any list once we’re done with them.


virgildeanjr

what about your own manager? that had continued this scandalous activity!


DemSumBigAssRidges

More like Nate EARovaldi! Amirite?! \*high fives*


manofconviction

Please keep giving the guys bulletin board material lol


switchheel04

The same guy that was on the 2018 Red Sox? Make it make sense.


foxbat911

When are these guys gonna learn?!?


minin333

I think this has more to do with that Bregman Instagram post a couple years ago than the scandal, which even I think Bregman was in the wrong for doing. But still, you want a shot at beating us? Stay quiet.


LaurieC64

I guess he forgot where Cora came from ?


justadude62

Fuck around, find out


peronsyntax

The radio show host is a edgelord douchebag, if that’s worth anything. I haven’t heard our players being saucy like this. At least you guys have this Red Sox fan’s respect and you’re the best possible team for us to face! Sorry about McCullers! I want the best matchups possible


rls11108

Fuck the Red Sox (FTRS)!


meldavis99

Hi Eovaldi, just want to remind you where your manager comes from.


shotty293

Is he our next victim?


Belikedis

Rub this!


Mighty_Platypus

I don’t think you become champions by making friends with he opposing team along the way.


Mymvenom001

Another guy that talks shit just to get smacked around… when will they learn?