Not even six innings were complete before the animosity between the Astros and Rangers manifested itself on the field Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
A few words about the Rangers-Astros series: Buckle up.
The Astros periodically have some of their best pitching prospects skip starts in the minors to preserve their innings for later in the season.
The Astros won't face the Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish this week after all.
An inning after benches and bullpens emptied and tempers flared following a pitch thrown by Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. behind the back of Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli, the Astros delivered the knockout blow by scoring five times in the seventh Monday night to beat the Rangers, 6-2, at Minute Maid Park.
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The outfielder also had a bag of peanuts thrown at him Monday night.
No timetable has been set for his return
Losing Adam Eaton for the season was a huge blow for the Nationals. They still have a monstrous 25-man roster that demands tribute and human sacrifice.
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Oh, and in case you missed it...the Houston Rockets blitzed the Spurs in Game 1. It was the perfect storm of three pointers from the Astros’ neighbors as they embarrassed the Spurs! With the home court advantage now in hand, the Rockets can’t afford to be complacent, look for the Rockets to get greedy Wednesday night as they push for a 2-0 series lead.