It was a great weekend of Astros baseball - a 4 game sweep to mark a 5 game winning streak, all capped off with a game that featured Jeff Bannister getting tossed and a 9th inning balk call that gave Houston the ultimate lead. The win ties the Astros with the Mariners for the lead in the AL West. Houston will get a breather tonight, before heading to Oakland to kickoff the second part of a ten game road-trip tomorrow.
Astros News and Notes
- The balk in question:
- In case you don’t remember, Guduan is the one who throws 100 miles an hour but can’t throw a strike.
Around the League
- Even though Ohtani’s in the AL West, this sucks. Ohtani was awesome to watch and one of the best stories in baseball in recent history - tough break for the game.
- For the Astros - Jose Altuve is on pace for 225 hits, which would put him just shy of 1,500 for his career at the age of 28. GOAT.
- I remember Latos Padres days well. Latos was a fiery pitcher with a fiery personality, and would always show up in Spring Training with more tattoos on his arms than in the last. Here, he hoists somebody up in the air and body slams them. Enjoy.