But it wasn’t over for the Yankees yet, and their fans had their hopes renewed in the top of the 9th. With two outs left and every Astros fan standing on their feet, even those watching on their TVs everywhere, all collectively holding their breath, waiting for Roberto Osuna to get out #2.
But let’s face it, DJ LeMahieu is no joke y’all and suddenly the tides shifted. You could hear the sigh of disappointment as it flowed like a wave through Minute Maid Park, fans in the right-field seats backing away from the wall and away from the ball that was just out of reach of a jumping George Springer, and it was gone.
LeMahieu tied the game 4 to 4 with a two-run shot and each and every fan was crushed with the memories of still-healing scars of the 2018 war lost one year ago, almost to the day.
So here we are, it’s the bottom of the 9th, and every single fan in the Park is on their feet as Martin Maldonado fought the bitter fight that culminated in being struck out by Aroldis Chapman. Josh Reddick, swinging for the fences and coming up short, was visibly upset that he didn’t make the last shot count. Live video shots of fans fighting back the disappointment of possible extra innings were seen throughout the stands.