Opening Day has been special for the Astros for the past five seasons since the team joined the American League. Five games and five wins.
Monday’s 3-0 win over the Mariners was marked by home runs and seven strong innings from Dallas Keuchel.
George Springer got the fun started with a leadoff home run in the first inning.
The home run helped the Astros get an early jump on Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. But Carlos Correa stole Hernandez’s heart in the fourth inning with a massive blast.
It’s not a bad way to start the season for Correa. A 449-foot monster blast that left Minute Maid Park.
Home runs are great, but who doesn't like web gems from the Astros gold glove pitcher? And Dallas Keuchel gave Astros fans two last night. MLB Media didn’t make the Jean Segura bunt attempt available for embed.
What did we learn from Opening Day? Don’t bunt on Dallas Keuchel.