Springer went 4 for 4 with a walk. He scored five runs and drove in three. He also made a nice running catch. Springer’s eighth inning homerun was his team-leading eighth of the year — and fifth in his last four games.
He got out to a slow start, and the game was kind of fast and he kind of pumped the brakes, and now, once he slowed the game down, you’re starting to see his natural talent pretty much just take over.
On the other side of the diamond, things did not go well for Yordano Ventura. The Astros scored five runs in the first two innings as the rookie struggled with his command. Ventura was forced from the game in the third with pain in his throwing elbow. Let’s hope it isn’t serious.