Hey Beagle, sometimes it's best to let it rip, its cathartic
Foul (89.2 mph cutter)In play, out(s) (92.5 mph sinker)
Jose Altuve grounds out, shortstop Bryson Stott to first baseman Rhys Hoskins.
Foul (75.9 mph curveball)In play, out(s) (92.1 mph sinker)
Jeremy Pena grounds out to first baseman Rhys Hoskins.
Ranger coming in.
Sad part of the Castellanos K was that it went exactly as we all saw it coming.
I can't think of any modern manager that would be bringing in his presumptive Game 3 Starter in game 1 for a relief appearance. This is the advantage we have that isn't mentioned.
Rob knows he has Gibson available to start a game if needed.
Mound visit.Pitching Change: Ranger Suarez replaces Zach Eflin.Ball (87. mph cutter)Called strike (93. mph sinker)Ball (94.4 mph sinker)Called strike (93.3 mph sinker)Ball (93.4 mph sinker)Swinging strike (94.2 mph sinker)
Yordan Alvarez strikes out swinging.
Fantastic stuff. Does he come back out? Who knows?
Well if Rob wants a lefty to face Tucker it presumably won't be Hand.
Good stuff. Come on bats.
I hope it is not Hand.
Pitching Change: Rafael Montero replaces Hector Neris.Called strike (96.1 mph sinker)Called strike (96.7 mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (95.8 mph sinker)
Alec Bohm strikes out swinging.
Foul (96.9 mph four-seam fastball)Foul tip (97.8 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (97.8 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (98.5 mph four-seam fastball)
Bryson Stott flies out to center fielder Chas McCormick.
Stott hasn't had an atrocious season, but he simply cannot hit a good fastball. They really might want to send him to AAA to start next season to work on bat speed.
In play, out(s) (96.5 mph sinker)
Jean Segura pops out to first baseman Yuli Gurriel.
I assume Ranger stays in. A new pitcher would have to face three hitters.
Segura has been just not been impressive at the plate recently
Remember when every ball hit to right field in the NLDS and NLCS had a really good chance to fall in because Soto and Acuna might drop something? That was a lot of fun.
Only concern is if they make him work hard. If he has to be pushed to game 4 then he almost certainly isn't available for a potential game 7. Either way I trust Thomson implicitly.
In play, out(s) (92. mph sinker)
Alex Bregman grounds out, pitcher Ranger Suarez to first baseman Rhys Hoskins.
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