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It is pretty simple. It is a no brainer. In the MLB playoffs, teams strive for the home field advantage. We are in the ALCS and start play on Friday. The Yankees and Cleveland play tomorrow evening at Progressive in the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS. A Cleveland win and we play the first two, Friday and Saturday, at their crib. A Yankee win and we host the first two at The Yard. It is a no brainer. Go Yankees!

During the ALDS, we had 3 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, and 12 noon starts. Right now, Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday and Game 3 on Monday would be prime time starts, only because those are the only MLB playoff games scheduled those days. If we go up against the Yankees, we can probably count on additional prime time starts. Go Yankees!

This will be our fifth LCS and our first ALCS. What are the most runs we have ever scored in an NLCS game?

The Chron E-Board endorsed the City Bond today. Here is how their endorsement starts:

We Houstonians have a lot on our plates right now. We’re struggling to recover from the worst natural disaster in our history. The Astros are making a dazzling run at the World Series. And our most beloved defensive end -“Say it ain’t so, J.J.” – is out for the season.

With all these distractions, it’s easy to forget one of the most important Election Days in our city’s history is less than a month away. Voters will pass judgment on a series of critical bond issues and if they fail, Houston will be in very big trouble.

Here is the entire E-Board take:

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Vote-for-city-bonds-12264898.php.

Early Voting in Person is less than two weeks from today.

Commentary is not going to get all worked up over GOP State Rep. Briscoe Cain’s visit to TSU yesterday. What did he expect? Let’s see, the head of his GOP, Donald Trump, intentionally and knowingly fuels racial tensions in the country. What did he expect?

The most runs a ‘Stros team have scored in a NLCS game is 7 – three different times of course – in a 1980 Game 2 7-4 win against the Phillies in 10 innings, also in the 1980 Game 5 8-7 loss against the Phillies also in 10 innings, and in the 2004 Game 1 10-7 loss against San Luis.

Yesterday’s 4 hour and 7 minute game was a great one for sure. There sure were a lot of folks on twitter questioning the skipper on bringing in Justin Verlander and not starting Carlos Beltran in the DH position. Not Commentary. The skipper guided us to 101 regular season wins so he knows what he is doing.

The best team won the ALDS. We have a very good team. I like their attitude. They battled yesterday. I like our chances.

Go Yankees!

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