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DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
TD.com - (DAT news service) - 21 July 2021

The night was all about Jose Altuve. Ten glorious years as a Major League Baseball second baseman for America's Favorite Team, the Houston Astros. The mega-Star belted 2 home runs to lead the team to a 9-0 win over the Cleveland Indigenous Peoples.

Michael Brantley congratulates Jose Altuve on his second homerun of the game.

"Just the things he does. He's a quality person, a great teammate and everybody respects him.", lamented Astros Manager, frick off, Dusty Baker.

With the game tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the first, Altuve put his team in the lead for good with a moonshot that could still be flying, if it were not for gravity and Minute Maid Park's confines.

Rookie of the Year lock, Luis Garcia pitched 6 shutout innings of 3 hit ball. The budding star struck out 8 while issuing no walks.

The Astros belted 14 hits, and even the 300 million dollar man got into the act, breaking his 1,129 game hitless streak with a pedestrian double. Ms. Texas is going be mighty pleased there Big fella!

Despite the game results, the night was all about Jose Altuve. When he was asked about the accomplishment of 10 years in the majors, Jose responded with, "I didn't do it to prove people wrong. I did it to prove people right. All the people that believe in me." He later added, "I have such a huge following in this country. Everywhere you go, people want to have sex with Jose Altuve! Even when I'm not playing in their stadiums, they're still yelling that they want to have sex with me. What a beautiful country!"

In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Astros star returned some of the love. Right in the middle of running from second to third on a Brantley 2 run single, Altuve stopped running halfway to 3rd base. Apparently, the Cleveland's SS had asked for an autographed baseball. What a gem!

Kyle Tucker darts home for a score!

The Astros bullpen threw 2 shutout innings for Manager Dusty Baker. And Joe Laforce also appeared in the game. When the Astros Manager gave the ball to Joe, you can clearly see that Dusty tells him, "Joe, close this game out, I really want a shutout today." Mr. Laforce's soft gaze was almost as soft as his fast ball as he whispered, "ok, skipper". (later, Dusty was overheard in the dugout asking the bench coach 'who the hell is this skip fella?').

Naturally, Mr. Force saved his answer about shutout ball with the only exclamation he knows, giving up 4 hits and 3 runs and recording only 1 out. And a very hearty,

Joe Laforce blows the shutout in the 8th inning.

frick off,
Dusty Baker


This post was edited on 7/21 at 10:54 am


bricksandstones
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
I can’t see any reason to move Garcia to the own when he keeps showing up like last night.


ShaneTheLegLechler
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
Innings are the only reason why they’re considering it, the most he’s thrown in a year is 108 and he’s at 91 right now. He’s probably our best starter right now


bricksandstones
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
He's been the healthiest of anyone out of Greinke, Urquidy, LMJ, and Odorizzi. All those guys have missed time with various issues.


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
I would rather a phantom DL stint for him when Urquidy comes back. But I understand not wanting to bump him to 160 or so innings considering his previous workload and all the pitcher injuries that have happened after last year


dhav14
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
I think I love Luis Garcia


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
Good morning.

Joe Smith still has a job.


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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The mega-Star belted 2 home runs to lead the team to a 9-0 win over the Cleveland Indigenous Peoples.


I know it’s cleared up later in the article, but this let’s LaForce off the hook with the tl;dr people. He doesn’t deserve to be off the hook with anyone.


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A Menace to Sobriety
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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Joe Smith still has a job.


As does Dusty somehow.


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LSUBoo
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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I can’t see any reason to move Garcia to the own when he keeps showing up like last night.


I think you're going to see a 6-man rotation once Urquidy is back, and a lot of starts where Garcia is pulled after 5 or 6 and less than 100 pitches just to keep his innings down.


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Leonard
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
Did I see Garcia bumping 97 last night? Should be a promising sign, given the concerns for innings pitched so far this year.


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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I think I love Luis Garcia

Don't get used to it, they're going to have to give up something for Marte. Javier or Garcia would likely be a piece of the pie sent to Miami.


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
0% chance


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Domeskeller
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
Yeah, 97 mph was a season high for him, per Kaplan. Guessing the extra rest had him feeling good.


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LSUBoo
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
No chance they give up either of those guys for a Marte rental.

Maybe for a Scherzer rental. Maybe.


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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Did I see Garcia bumping 97 last night?


That 'ole Roger Clemens Roid-HGH cocktail is finally starting to kick in.


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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The night was all about Jose Altuve.



I love this fricker


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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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Maybe for a Scherzer rental.


I don't believe WAS will trade him but let's say they do.



It wouldn't be Garcia they'd trade but it might be Urquidy.

WAS
Max Scherzer (pay the rest of his 2021 salary)**
Brad Hand (pay the rest of his 2021 salary)

HOU
Urkel
Paredes
De La Cruz
Colin Barber

** Max waives his no trade clause and agrees to 3-year, $93 million extension.

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Jwho77
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
Click is saying some interesting shite today.

quote:

Click said on @SeanUnfiltered’s show that they are going to evaluate Alex Bregman again before today’s game to see if he is ready for a rehab assignment. He said if you asked Alex, he would say he’s ready to go.




quote:

Click on @SportsTalk790: “We’re looking to be aggressive to add to the team. We want to win for the long term.”


Good.

quote:

James Click on the current state of the Astros roster, and if they need to add to it: “This roster is demanding our attention on the present”




quote:

Click called the Astros roster, the 2nd or 3rd best roster in the AL




LSUBoo
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re: DAT 7/21 Cleveland (Morgan) @ Astros (LMJ) 7:10
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James Click on the current state of the Astros roster, and if they need to add to it: “This roster is demanding our attention on the present”




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