The tension is still high at Minute Maid Park following the benches clearing event on Saturday. Dallas Keuchel struck out former Astros prospect Delino DeShields in the sixth inning. DeShields dropped his bat, walked out in front of the plate, and put his hands on his hips. Keuchel wouldn't have any of it, and yelled at DeShields to "sit down" twice. The Root Sports' slow-mo camera caught it in all it's glory.
Dallas Keuchel has rolled through Sunday's game, setting down eighteen in a row and striking out a career-high 13 strikeouts -- allowing just two hits.
Today's minor dustup comes after a benches clearing kerfuffle that started between kerfuffle Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor Astros catcher Hank Conger. Odor would not get into the box at the start of the ninth inning on Saturday. Conger told him to get into the box and the madness followed. This weekend's series appears to have new energy that may indicate a real start to a rivalry between these teams.