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No Playoffs. You Mad, Bro?
added 09/30/2016 by Greg Thurston
A message to Astros fans who are angry about missing the playoffs

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October 1 - This Date in Astros History
October 1 - This Date in Astros History
October 1

2005 - Roger Clemens adds career win number 341 and career strikeout number 4,500 while Craig Biggio sets a personal best with his 26th homer of the year in a 3-1 victory over Chicago. More importantly, the triumph snaps a two-game skid and clinches a tie for the N.L. Wild Card spot. Clemens also becomes the fifth Astro hurler to claim the league ERA title (1.87). The next day, Roy Oswalt clinches with his 20th victory, a 6-4 thriller that ends when Brad Lidge notches his 42nd save .
1998 - Bill Spiers singles home Ricky Gutierrez in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 victory over San Diego in Game Two of the N.L.D.S. Jeff Bagwell brings home the first three runs while Derek Bell adds a solo shot. A two-run homer by Jim Leyritz ties it for the Padres, setting up the dramatic end. The series is tied at 1-1.
1997 - Atlanta clubs the Astros, 13-3, to take Game Two of the N.L.D.S. The Braves go up, 2-0, in the series. Eight walks from Mike Hampton does not help Houston's cause.
1980 - A bases-loaded double by Terry Puhl keys a 5-2 victory over Atlanta. Vern Ruhle fires his third straight complete game to increase his record to 12-4. Houston leads the Dodgers by two games with four to play.
1965 - A liner by pitcher Robin Roberts falls between outfielders Curt Flood and Mike Shannon. The two collide and infielder Dal Maxvill has to run down the ball. Roberts gets a two-run double out of it which keys a 4-2 triumph over St. Louis. It's the 281st career win for the future Hall-of-Famer. The Astros would finish the year with a 65-97 record and draw over two million fans in their first year at the Dome.

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Date      Opp      Result
9/01      off        --
9/02     @TEX     L 10-8
9/03     @TEX*    L 12-4
9/04     @TEX*     W 7-6
9/05     @CLE      W 6-2
9/06     @CLE      W 4-3
9/07     @CLE      L 6-5
9/08     @CLE*    L 10-7
9/09      CHI      L 2-0
9/10      CHI*     W 2-1
9/11      CHI*     L 9-5
9/12      TEX      L 4-3
9/13      TEX      L 3-2
9/14      TEX      W 8-4
9/15      off        --
9/16     @SEA      W 6-0
9/17     @SEA      W 2-1
9/18     @SEA*     L 7-3
9/19     @OAK      W 4-2
9/20     @OAK      W 2-1
9/21     @OAK*     W 6-5
9/22      ANA      L 2-0
9/23      ANA     L 10-6
9/24      ANA     L 10-4
9/25      ANA*     W 4-1
9/26      SEA      L 4-3
9/27      SEA      W 8-4
9/28      SEA*    L 12-4
9/29      off        --
9/30     @ANA      L 7-1
10/1     @ANA       ----
10/2     @ANA       ----
* - day game.

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Houston Astros recap - 10/01/16 - Angels Pluck Peacock, 7-1
Angels Pluck Peacock, 7-1

Another short night for an Astro starter
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The Astros were eliminated from any playoff chance Thursday while they were idle so the final series of the 2016 season is being played with nothing more than pride at stake. After Houston drew first blood on a ground-rule double by Teoscar Hernandez scored Carlos Correa, the Angels of Anaheim responded with a four-run frame and coasted to a 7-1 decision Friday night at the Big A.

Brad Peacock, who deserved a win with some of his prior starts in September but entered the game with no record, ran out of luck as the Halos pounded him for all seven runs in 4-2/3rd innings. He gave up five hits and four walks.

Kaleb Cowart had the key hit of the game, drilling a bases-loaded double in the second over the head of Hernandez in right which plated all three runners. He took third on the throw home. Cowart was able to score on a caught stealing which turned into a rundown as Cowart pranced home with the fourth tally.

In the third, Jefry Marte powered a solo homer over the left field fence to build a 5-1 lead. Aldrelton Simmons provided the final two scores with an RBI single to right in the fifth.

As the season winds down, the MVP race in the AL appears to be between Anaheim's Mike Trout and Houston's Jose Altuve with Boston's David Ortiz another possibility. Altuve had a harmless single in three attempts. Trout was hitless with a walk in four trips. Altuve's .337 batting average would seem to secure he will take the American League batting title for the second time in his career.

The two teams reach the next-to-last game of their seasons on Saturday in an 8:05 Central contest. Collin McHugh (12-10) will get a final chance to pad his stats when he starts for Houston against lefthander Tyler Skaggs (3-3) from nearby Woodland Hills, CA. The loss insured that the Astros would finish third in the AL West behind the Rangers and Mariners.

- Bob Hulsey

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Peacock's hot streak ends in Anaheim - Astros.com
Are the 2016 Astros among Houston's most disappointing teams? - Houston Chronicle
Altuve finalist for top Players Choice Awards honor - Houston Chronicle
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Astros' instructional league showcases outfield depth - Astros.com
Out of WC hunt, Astros close season vs. Halos - Astros.com
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O's win puts end to Astros' postseason push - Astros.com
Little suspense surrounding Jose Altuve's bid for 2nd batting title - Houston Chronicle
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Cano belts three-run homer as Mariners jolt Astros - Sports Xchange
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Castro looks back on career with Astros - Astros.com
Banged-up Bregman to tough it out down stretch - Astros.com
Fister looks ahead after rough end to season - Astros.com
Humble Brown center of attention in booth finale - Astros.com
Astros endure AL WC setback in home finale - Astros.com
Astros honor retiring broadcaster Bill Brown in team meeting - Houston Chronicle
Bregman back in lineup but being cautious - Houston Chronicle
Mariners hammer Fister, Astros - Houston Chronicle
Mariners Run Astros' Season Aground, 12-4
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Mariners, Astros try to stay postseason relevant - Associated Press
Bregman sparks Astros' win over Mariners - Reuters
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Marte’s miscues pave way for Astros to rally past Mariners - Seattle Times
How they got here: The Astros' toughest losses in 2016 - Houston Chronicle
Astros pay respects to longtime groundskeeper Richardson - Astros.com
Astros, fans bid farewell to Tal's Hill after '16 - Astros.com
Fister, Paxton meet in high-stakes rubber match - Astros.com
Bregman's surprising return sparks big rally - Astros.com
Springer's clutch hit among biggest of career year - Astros.com
Astros stay in Wild Card mix with 6-run 6th - Astros.com
Gurriel adjusting to rigorous Major League schedule - Houston Chronicle
Gustave works around lengthy Astros rally to earn first win - Houston Chronicle
Bregman makes surprise return, helps Astros take down Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Six-Run Sixth Stuns Felix, M's
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Cano homer lifts Mariners past Astros in 11 innings - Reuters
Bregman, Rodgers earn annual Minors honor - Astros.com
Gurriel honors Fernandez, hangs No. 16 jersey - Astros.com
Fiers, Felix lead showdown of WC hopefuls - Astros.com
Correa, Altuve spark rally but Astros fall in 11th - Astros.com
Bregman takes 'leap forward,' eyes return - Astros.com
Altuve shows never-give-up drive after injury - Astros.com
Rasmus' season, Astros tenure likely over - Houston Chronicle
Bregman could return to play this week - Houston Chronicle
Tucker frustrated with season, excited about moving forward after surgery - Houston Chronicle
Yulieski Gurriel pays tribute to Jose Fernandez - Houston Chronicle
Kemp taking advantage of regular playing time - Houston Chronicle
Astros have no answer for Cano as their playoff light dims - Houston Chronicle
Cano Homer Thwarts Late Rally
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Chris Devenski, the Astros’ unsung hero - Today's Knuckleball
On deck: Astros vs. Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove, Homers Tame Angels
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Musgrove helps Astros keep postseason hope alive - Reuters
Kemp hits first big league home run - Today's Knuckleball
Astros top Angels 4-1 to stay alive in playoff hunt - Associated Press
Astros dig in for big series vs. Mariners - Astros.com
Musgrove, HRs carry Astros over Halos - Astros.com
Fernandez's death hits McCullers hard - Astros.com
McHugh, Astros start important series with Mariners - Astros.com
Springer's new approach showing results - Houston Chronicle
Astros mourn the death of Marlins' star Jose Fernandez - Houston Chronicle
Giles available after Saturday's scary incident - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove leads Astros past Angels for key win - Houston Chronicle
How a routine groundball makes Jose Altuve's MVP case - ESPN
Angels score 9 runs in last 2 frames to beat Astros 10-4 - Associated Press
This time around feels different for 81-74 Astros - Houston Chronicle
Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason - Astros.com
Astros look to Musgrove in Wild Card chase - Astros.com
Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP - Astros.com
Correa playing through shoulder pain - Astros.com
Bullpen shows signs of wear against Angels - Astros.com
Astros' hopes dip despite Springer's 4-hit night - Astros.com
Giles injured after taking line drive to wrist during batting practice - Houston Chronicle
Correa back in lineup, playing through pain - Houston Chronicle
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Astros implode again versus Angels - Houston Chronicle

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