Happy Mother’s Day.
He must be the unluckiest hitter in baseball until now. His sub-.200 batting average does not reflect how well Kyle Tucker has been scorching the ball all season.
But they can’t put you out if you hit the ball out of the park.
Kyle Tucker’s three-run homer in the fourth inning, his 6th, was the margin of victory today in the Astros’ 7-4 win over Blue Jays as the Stros take the series 2-1. It was a monster second-decker on a 3-0 pitch.
Tucker also tripled in a run in the third, scoring Yuli Gurriel.
And lest I forget, Jose Altuve looks back on track. He led off the fourth with a home run of his own and had two hits today. He has six hits in his last 13 at bats.
He must have the buzzer reactivated.
Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke struggled again today, managing to scatter hits until the fifth inning when the Jays tagged him for the only four runs they would score all day.
He finished the day with four runs on nine hits and four K’s in four official innings pitched.
Bryan Abreu finished the fifth inning for Greinke, followed by scoreless relief ( in order) from Kent Emanuel, Ryne Stanek, Andre Scrubb, and Ryan Pressly, who got the save. Only Emanuel surrendered a hit (2).
Box score and videos HERE.
The Astros have a big series starting tomorrow with the Angels from somewhere in Southern California, not sure where. But no Pujols anymore. That’s good.
Game time 7:10 at MMP.