It hasn't been fun to watch the Astros offense the past few weeks. Yes, walkoffs are great but this team reminded me of the worst part of the 2004 and 2005 teams -- they never seem to get the offense rolling down the stretch.
That said, offense wasn't a problem on Tuesday. The Astros scored runs in bunches. Five runs in the first inning, Four runs in the fifth, and six runs in the seventh. The Astros decimated the Yankees pitching.
The party started and finished with the batters in the lineup, Colby Rasmus, Evan Gattis, and Carlos Gomez. He had two hits and drove a collective 10 runs for the inning.
Rasmus drove home the first run of the game with a triple, and back-to-back doubles from Gomez and Valbuena score three more. Marwin Gonzalez drove home the Astros fifth run in the first with a single.
Rasmus got the party started again in the fifth with a double, he would score on a Gattis home run. Gonzalez went yard shortly after. Jason Castro doubled and scored on fielding error.
Ramus, again, got the Astros on the board first in the seventh -- forcing home a run with a walk. Gattis drove home two more with a single. Gomez put the cherry on top with a home run to put the Astros up 15-0.
Oh yeah, Dallas Keuchel was on the mound for the Astros. He was his normal bearded-self. He held the Yankees to three hits over seven inning while striking out three. Vincent Velasquez gave one run over two inning to close out the game.
The Astros and Yankees play an early game on Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. ct, in the rubber match.