Tonight’s game started out positive for the Astros as Yuli Gurriel put the Astros on the board early with an RBI single to make 1-0 in the top of the 1st. Framber Valdez seemed to be holding his own on the mound. Then Kyle Tucker announced his presence by launching a home run to centerfield to make it 2-0 in the top of the second. Things were going in the right direction.
Tucker does it again #ForTheH pic.twitter.com/IcrJaACYXf— Houston Astros (@astros) September 5, 2021
Then the bottom of the inning happened and that's where the wheels started to fall off for the Astros. Valdez gave up a double to Will Meyers, hit Adam Frazier and Manny Machado. and things only got worse from there for Valdez, allowing 4 runs over 6 hits.
Cristian Javier couldn’t do much better as he gave up 4 more runs, giving up two two run home runs to Manny Machado and Wil Myers to make it 8-2 in the bottom of 7th.
Josh James tried to stop the bleeding, but only added insult to injury to as he gave up a mammoth two run blast to Fernando Tatis in the bottom of the 8th to make it 10-2.
Speaking of injury, Yordan Alvarez injured his left knee in the fifth inning after fouling off a pitch off his knee from Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove. He is listed as day to day according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
Yordan Alvarez's X-rays were negative, Dusty Baker said. He does not think it's an IL situation. Baker said the Astros "dodged a major bullet because it looked terrible."— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) September 5, 2021
The Astros will play the Padres again tomorrow at 3:10 CT, with Luis Garcia on the mound for the Astros, he will face off against Chris Paddack.