Astros Monday Wake Like a Paul Simon Trilogy

“We may be still crazy after all thes years – and a little on the slip-slidin’ away side this morning, but, what the heck!  Point us to the bridge, anyway. – The big one.”

In the wake of that 13-1 pitching cave-in that the Astros absorbed from the Tigers yesterday (Sunday), which of these Paul Simon songs seem to best fit the participating Astro pitchers? Also, which best fits the sacrificial role that first baseman Tyler White played in driving the wild ride over the final cliff in Detroit? And which best fits the hope of some fans who’ve been waiting for this season since the start of Houston’s major league baseball life?

HINT: Two of the options are not listed in their correct chronological order to the three questions stated above. (At least, as we see it.)

(1) Slip slidin’ away

Slip slidin’ away
Slip slidin’ away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you’re slip slidin’ away

(2) Still crazy after all these years

Now I sit by my window
And I watch the cars
I fear I’ll do some damage
One fine day
But I would not be convicted
By a jury of my peers
Still crazy after all these years

(3) A bridge over troubled water

When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Quick Fix Needed Where Nothing is Guaranteed. We fans have the easy job here on the day after a disaster like Sunday. GM Jeff Luhnow, Manager A.J. Hinch, and the Astro players and coaches are the ones left with the tough work today, especially, with the new player acquirement deadline by trade ending at 3:00 PM today.

Hang in there, everybody! ~ It’s going to be a bumpy time for critical thinking and action on all levels.

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SELECT CURRENT STANDINGS, SCORES, AND BATTING AVERAGE

LEADERS THROUGH GAMES OF SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

ASTRO*NOTE: In the middle of the worst game the club has played in quite a while, Jose Altuve went 2 for 4 to raise his BA back to .367 and Alex Bregman homered for the Astros’ only run in the 13-1 loss to Detroit.

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THROUGH GAMES OF SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 68 36 .654  
2 MARINERS 53 53 .500 16.0
3 ANGELS 51 55 .481 18.0
4 TEXAS 50 54 .481 18.0
5 ATHLETICS 46 59 .438 22.5
           

AMERICAN LEAGUEWEST SCORES

GAMES OF SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

 TIGERS 13 – ASTROS 1.

 MARINERS 9 – METS 1.

 BLUE JAYS 11 – ANGELS 10.

ORIOLES 10 – RANGERS 6.

ATHLETICS 6 – TWINS 5. (12)

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE

THROUGH GAMES OF SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 398 146 33 3 15 .367
2 JEAN SEGURA SEA 322 104 20 0 6 .323
3 BEN GAMEL SEA 323 104 19 4 6 .322
4 ERIC HOSMER KC 396 127 20 1 16 .321
5 CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
6 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 394 126 32 5 18 .320
NR * MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 280 88 17 0 19 .314
7 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 368 114 22 0 27 .310
8 STARLIN CASTRO NYY 316 97 14 1 12 .307
9 DUSTIN PEDROIA BOS 336 103 17 0 6 .307
10 JOSH REDDICK HOU 320 98 24 3 10 .306
26 YULI GURRIEL HOU 350 99 27 0 13 .283
       
       

NR * = NEEDS MORE “AB”S TO QUALIFY FOR RANKING.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

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3 Responses to “Astros Monday Wake Like a Paul Simon Trilogy”

  1. jeff share Says:

    the big problem is that they’re not building the team up for the playoffs where good pitching always stops good hitting, the starters are erratic and uncertain, the bullpen is shot. Luhnow either is in love with his own players or afraid to make a deal. Neither is a good trait for a GM,

  2. Tom Hunter Says:

    “Slip slidin’ away” certainly covers Carlos Correa’s crucial absence from the lineup. Nothing good comes from sliding headfirst into a base or home plate: jammed thumb, broken fingers or being spiked by an infielder or catcher; all for one extra base, the player misses several weeks of the season.

  3. jeff share Says:

    Totally right, Tom. Especially in a blowout. Though I have to say I wish Bregman had some of Correa’s self-confidence.\

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