Welcome to Philosophical Friday!

John Greenleaf Whittier
~ Looking very much like an Astros fan who stayed to the bitter end of Game 3 in Chicago last night.

 

ASTRO*NOTES

WHITE SOX 3 – ASTROS 2 (11 innings)

Talk about running your way out of a chance to win, even when practically everything else failed to justify the outcome of a loss, last night was another example of why we need to stay as far away as possible from counting our chickens before they hatch. Sometimes the awareness that what happened last night on the south side of Chicago is just part of that big bucket of things that quickly fall into our “that’s baseball” bucket of explanations isn’t enough.

And it gets even harder to talk or write about it when you’re on the Astros side of the bitterly disappointing outcome.

Bitter disappointment? Yes. Bitter disappointment. The best description for bitter disappointment was published a long time ago. It’s also the best I can lean upon this morning and all that’s left that I want to say about last night’s broom sweep ride out of Chicago:

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “It might have been!”

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

 

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 71 43 .623  
2 MARINERS 59 57 .509 13.0
3 ANGELS 58 58 .500 14
4 RANGERS 54 59 .478 16.5
5 ATHLETICS 50 65 .435 21.5

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017

WHITE SOX 3 – ASTROS 2. (11 innings)

 ANGELS 6 – MARINERS 3.

 ORIOLES 7 – ATHLETICS 2.

RANGERS (having a lone ranger off day)

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 436 159 34 3 17 .365
2 CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
3 ERIC HOSMER KC 439 137 22 1 18 .312
4 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 311 97 20 0 20 .312
5 JEAN SEGURA SEA 356 111 20 1 7 .312
6 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 430 134 34 5 18 .312
7 DIDI GREGORIUS NYY 354 110 18 0 18 .311
8 AVISAIL GARCIA CWS 352 108 19 3 13 .307
9 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 376 115 22 0 27 .306
10 ANDRELTON SIMMONS LAA 425 129 27 2 12 .304
12 JOSH REDDICK HOU 352 106 25 3 11 .301
19 YULI GURRIEL HOU 393 116 30 0 15 .295
34 ALEX BREGMAN HOU 374 103 29 4 13 .275

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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One Response to “Welcome to Philosophical Friday!”

  1. Tom Hunter Says:

    “If Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” were eliminated from most sports fans’ vocabularies, it would be difficult if not impossible to talk about their favorite teams. If only Correa and Springer were in the lineup . . .

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