Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Astros

Luis Garcia and Another Series Win

May 26, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Luis Garcia (77) walks on the field before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Garcia is an All-Star, even if his skipper doesn’t want to talk about it. Dusty Baker’s in his post-game interview, sidestepped the questions when asked if he believed Luis Garcia was potentially a candidate to make the All-Star team citing he didn’t want to pressure on the young kid. As big Dusty guys on the #1 podcast in America, Beyond The Diamond, I must be critical on the skipper a tad here.

LUIS GARCIA IS A GOD AMONG MEN AND AN AL ALL-STAR!!! Not only has he gone toe to toe with the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, and the Blue Jays and defeated them, but he has shown in every single start that the moment is not too big for him. The 260 lb wagon sits there on the bump, does a little shimmy, and then strikes you out before you even realize you are in the batter’s box.

PRETTY FUCKIN GOOD THERE.

James Click, Strommy and Dusty have an important decision to make here when LMJ comes off the injured list. What do you do with Luis Garcia?

The easy answer is to keep him in the rotation, but when you overpay for Odorizzi, you expect to keep him in this rotation with the upside of him eating a ton of eatings in 2021. To play devil’s advocate, Luis has never thrown triple-digit innings, and there will be some bumps and bruises as he gets stretched out, but right now, it feels like you are on a heater on the craps table, and it makes ZERO SENSE to stop throwing the dice right now.

So the only two options outside of Luis being demoted to the bullpen are to go to a 6 man rotation or piggyback starters with Javier and Garcia in the pen. I will let our way smarter brains here at Apollo dig through that, but Luis Garcia has pitched his ass off and forced a tough decision that needs to be made by the brass.

Back to the series in Buffalo, Jose Altuve did Jose Altuve things.

Chas did Chas things again. In a small sample size he continues to impress for his knack to driving guys in. The other baseball data isn’t pretty but what I look on the Dez Eyeball Test, the kid has it.

Luis did Luis things and had 8 punchies over 6. Probably could have gone a few more innings as he was super efficient but after coughing on the mound(?!?) Dusty said he wanted to pull him. Shoutout Dusty for taking care and looking out for the boys.

Anyways we move forward to take on Boston.

-@ApolloDez1

P.S.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Latest

Astros

Let me lead off with this. That was some damn good baseball over the last four days. Let me follow up with, JOSE ALTUVE...

Rockets

Jabari Smith Jr, Tari Eason and TyTy Washington. What a draft haul.

HERO’S BEST FRIEND -- Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” is an all-new, original feature film that presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans)—the hero who inspired the toy—following the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure. But Buzz can’t do it alone—he shares space with a dutiful robot companion cat called Sox (voice of Peter Sohn). A hidden grab bag of gizmos in a cute kitty package, Sox is Buzz’s go-to friend and sidekick. Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”) and produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”), the sci-fi action-adventure releases on June 17, 2022. © 2022 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved. HERO’S BEST FRIEND -- Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” is an all-new, original feature film that presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans)—the hero who inspired the toy—following the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure. But Buzz can’t do it alone—he shares space with a dutiful robot companion cat called Sox (voice of Peter Sohn). A hidden grab bag of gizmos in a cute kitty package, Sox is Buzz’s go-to friend and sidekick. Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”) and produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”), the sci-fi action-adventure releases on June 17, 2022. © 2022 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Movies & Pop Culture

Lightyear is a bit of an odd choice for Pixar, and that’s been reflected in the disappointing opening weekend at the box office. The...

Sticky Post

Bill Hader has been a common name throughout comedy since 2005. From hilariously breaking character in SNL to being a main stay in raunchy...

You May Also Like

Movies & Pop Culture

Let me say right off the top, I hated this movie. Not because it was poorly made but because it is poorly conceived. The...

Rockets

Coming into the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline, the Houston Rockets were expected to be key players. The Rockets had an abundance of assets and...

Apollo

Apollo’s resident prospect writer checking in again. In the baseball-starved period of the lockout, I’ve been revisiting minor league action. Like my Top 34...

Movies & Pop Culture

I have been trying and failing to write a review about this movie for the better part of a week but I just couldn’t...