Carlos Correa is one of the rarest talents in baseball, a shortstop with elite power. He showed off that power in 2015 that led him to the Rookie of the Year award. He took a slight step back in his sophomore season but the power has returned.
It was at its peak on Thursday in the series finale against the Athletics in the Astros’ 6-1 win.
Things didn’t start well for Correa and the Astros. Matt Joyce robbed Josh Reddick of a home run in the first inning and the A’s took a 1-0 lead on a bases-loaded force out.
But it was the fourth inning when things turned around. Brad Peacock prevent major damage after loading the bases with no out. He allowed only one run.
The Astros broke the hit blockade by Daniel Gossett, who retired the first 10 batters he faced in the game. Josh Reddick wasn’t robbed this time around, he collected a double.
Correa brought home Reddick with a home run to Astros’ bullpen. Houston led 2-1.
The Astros loaded the bases in the fifth with no outs, but Jake Marisnick struck out and George Springer grounding into a double play.
Correa put the Astros up 5-1 with his second home run of the game, this time blasting a ball off the batter’s eye.
Brad Peacock labored five innings with 106 pitches but allowed one run on two hits. Chris Devenski, Reymen Guduan, and James Hoyt combined to close out the game with four scoreless innings.