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Astros eke out Game 2 victory, 3-1, take 2-0 lead over Rays in ALDS

Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays got Verlander’d, according to manager Kevin Cash. Wonder what he’ll say to describe tonight’s starter for the Houston Astros? Probably something like, Gerrit is about to make some Cole’d hard cash. Cole struck out 15 across...

ALDS Game Thread 2. Oct 5th, 2019, 8:07 CDT. Rays vs Astros.

Here’s today’s preview of the game. There’s a wrinkle in the lineup. Kyle Tucker starts instead of Josh Reddick. Two lefty rookies in there together. Here’s the Astros lineup. ...

ALDS Game 2 Thread. October 5th, 2019. Twins vs Yankees

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You got Verlander’d. Shirt by Breaking-T

Verlander is pitching in the playoffs again. Opposing teams might as well just give up. In honor of the Game 1 victory in the ALDS, Breaking T has a special, one-of-a-kind t-shirt, the “You got Verlander’d” shirt. That’s after the...

Game 2 ALDS Preview. Rays vs Astros: Gerrit Cole vs Blake Snell

Considering the challenge of facing the Astros’ trio of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Zack Greinke in a five-game series, it goes without saying that winning yesterday’s game was very important to the Rays. Yesterday’s starter for the Rays,...

Astros Crawfish Potluck: October 5th, 2019

Well things went more or less according to plan as Astros Ace Justin Verlander handled the Rays quite easily to allow Houston to go up 1-0 in the ALDS. This turn of events is good news considering that...

Verlander addles Rays: Astros up 1-0 in DS with 6-2 win.

We’ve just come to expect it. Justin Verlander winning in the playoffs. Bank it. Another shutdown performance by the probable* Cy Young winner for 2019. Seven innings, no runs, one hit, eight strikeouts. He had some command problems, especially at...

Division Series Games thread, Friday, Oct 4, 2019

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Astros-Rays ALDS Game One Thread. October 4th, 2019, 1:05 CDT

We knew this day was coming last October, when the Red Sox took Game four of the ALCS from our beloved Stros. We knew they’d be back, stronger than ever, gutsier than ever, and so it is. They won...

Justin Verlander 3000 K T-shirt. Just in from Breaking-T

Did you know that when Justin Verlander came to bring a championship to Houston in 2017, some people thought he was WASHED UP? He hadn’t been an All-Star for four years. Some people thought his best years were behind...

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