Do not get in his way. He has a particular set of skills, and they involve hitting baseballs very far.
In a perfect world, Evan Gattis would parlay the Astros eventual World Series appearance into an action movie franchise. Maybe he leads the remake of The Transporter or just drops in to be buddies with The Rock in Fast & Furious 13.
Whatever the case, El Oso Blanco seems perfect for the action movie star. He certainly saved the day like Chuck Norris on Sunday.
Gattis' three-run home run put the Astros on the board in the second inning. His solo shot broke a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the eighth and gave Houston its tenth straight victory.
Gattis feasted on Mariners pitching all series. He hit four home runs in the past three games. The only player hotter than him right now is Nelson Cruz.
Yet, there's a villain of our little action movie/game and it's Jonathan Villar. The infielder flubbed a play in the seventh, leading to a ton of Mariner runs and a tie ballgame. If not for Gattis' fireworks, Villar could have been the goat who cost Houston its winning streak.
I mean, that streak will end sometime. Let's just hope it doesn't end on a dumb error.
Thanks to Gattis (and many, many others), it didn't end Sunday, however. Something's going on with this team. Even if its as simple as "baseballs leave the ballpark," they're catching fire. It could be a fun summer to watch Astros baseball.