The Houston Astros had odd final few hours of the 2016 trade deadline. Houston is a team clearly in the hunt but they traded aways pitching depth to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday in the form of Scott Feldman for prospect Lupe Chavez.
To make the exchange even stranger, Feldman only had to walk across to the visitors dugout to join his new team with the Blue Jays in town for four games.
The Feldman's day had a less than a storybook ending as he was forced into duty in his first game as a Blue Jay in the 14th inning of a 1-1 game against the Astros. Feldman gave up a lead-off single to Jose Altuve and a game-winning RBI double to Carlos Correa to end the game 2-1 against his former team.
The game arrived in the 14th inning, at least on the Astros side, because of Doug Fister and Chris Devenski.
Fister pitched six innings of scoreless baseball and allowed just one extra-base hit while striking out eight. The ironic part was Fister was close to missing this start with his wife due to give birth at any time this week.
Devenski pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief and struck out seven -- all in a row.
The reason the game was at 1-1, to begin with, was first because of Jose Altuve. Altuve blasted his 19th home run of the season in the sixth inning.
The game was tied by Russel Martin in the ninth inning with a lead-off home run on a 3-2 count against Astros closer Will Harris -- his second straight blown save.
The game could have easily been ended in the 13th inning with Alex Bregman at the plate and a runner at second and third. But Bregman struck out to complete his 0-for-6 day with three strikeouts.
Ken Gils picked up his 18th hold of the season with a three strikeouts in the eight innings.
Marcus Stroman kept the Blue Jays close with seven innings of one-run baseball and struck out 13 Astros.
The Astros and Blue Jays were both 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and each left eight runners on base.