Even if they had lost Tuesday, the Astros would have secured their best 40-game start in franchise history. That fact alone is something to behold. Through a quarter of their season, they've been the best team in baseball.
Josh Reddick ripped the first pitch of Tuesday night’s game under Dee Gordon for a single. For the Marlins, it was the beginning of the end.
Unbeaten ace Dallas Keuchel became the first seven-game winner in the majors despite pitching only five innings, his shortest outing this season, and the Houston Astros beat the sinking Miami Marlins 12-2 on Tuesday night.
Lance McCullers Jr. arrived at Marlins Park a little early Tuesday afternoon and walked around outside along the perimeter of the stadium. Soon, the Astros starting pitcher found his destination: the memorial wall dedicated to late Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.
The video game-like strikeout numbers Astros reliever James Hoyt recorded in Class AAA have started to translate to the majors.
Around the League
From J.D. Martinez to Josh Donaldson, hitters throughout the big leagues have been honing a new approach at the plate, hunting for big flies and eschewing worm burners. It’s a change rooted in the latest metrics, which say balls hit in the air tend to be more valuable than grounders — particularly since the home run surge of 2015 started turning a higher percentage of fly balls into home runs than ever.
Slugger now 11th all-time in RBIs; drives winning 1B in 11th
The Rangers have fought their way back to the .500 mark, while the Phillies continue their slide in the National League East.
The players who weren’t supposed to do much this year for the Yankees are doing it all.
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the monster run Freddie Freeman is on, Bryce Harper’s eventual contract, and some insight from Mike Matheny.
The Brewers will win next time!