Astros AM: Offensive Explosion and Gurriel’s Hooks Debut
Breaking News: The Astros scored seven runs to beat the Twins.
The Houston Astros win for the fourth time in 15 games. It was an offensive explosion for the Astros who scored more than five runs for the first time in 12 games. The Astros have only scored three or more runs only twice before last night’s 7-5 victory. Carlos Correa hit the second Astro homer in August when he hit a no-doubter after Alex Bregman got thrown out at the plate.
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The optimism for the Astros is at a season low with how little the Astros offense has scored recently. Listening to the talk on local radio stations, it sounds like people are ready to raise the white flag and see what we have for 2017. The Astros needed a game like last night to maybe steer the ship into the right direction.
Don’t look too much into the Astros getting a win without Carlos Gomez. He missed some time with injuries and sickness recently during the Astros struggles. However, A.J. Hinch probably thought that it would be best not to have him in the lineup yesterday. While he didn’t start last night, he did come into the game as a pinch runner for Evan Gattis and promptly stole second base. Maybe Gomez is back on track!
Tyler White hit a flyball to right field where Max Kepler caught the ball and alertly threw the ball to second base to double off Gomez who didn’t get back in time. It seems that Gomez finds new ways into the dog house each game.
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