Jose Altuve silences the New York Yankees, as his teammates tear off his jersey after his walk-off home run.
While the jersey gesture was a mockery all weekend, Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros had the final straw with Altuve walking off the New York Yankees in the ninth inning. A late game comeback stopped the sweep and leaves them 2-4 against the Yankees this season.
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As the Yankees have the better record against the Astros, the players ripping Altuve’s jersey was en element of the romance in baseball. The media team’s comment was even better, as it was an easy shot at Aaron Judge.
This looks like a broken record of articles, but Altuve completed the trifecta of the whole situation with his ninth inning slam. Manager Dusty Baker called the shot, a “miracle.” The home run was Altuve’s third straight last game of the series slam against the Yankees dating back to the 2019 ALCS.
After the game, Altuve was unavailable to the media, as he rushed to be with his father in the hospital. Horrible news to hear for someone that had one of the most electric moments of his life.
MLB All-Star festivities kick off on Monday with the Home Run Derby, so they aren’t back on the field until Friday, July 16 against the Chicago White Sox away with Lance McCullers Jr. off the rubber.
In the Future’s Game, Pedro Leon had his first at-bat in the top of the seventh inning, where he struck out swinging. In injury news, Aledmys Diaz is on his way to West Palm Beach to start a rehab assignment in complex games, as he targets July 15th as his start date. On the farm, outfield prospect Colin Barber underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.