Otherwise, Max Stassi's debut with the Astros went quite well.
"Looks like we're going to extra innings." That's what Greg Brown, the Pirates' TV broadcaster, said as soon as Russell Martin made contact on this fly ball to shallow right-center. But Brown should have known better. Because it ain't over till the Astros have finished tying all of their shoelaces together.
What could possibly make this balk more perfectly Astros? The fact that it made the game 7-0, maybe.
We've made a lot of fun of the Astros recently. Just this morning, even. (Hey, at least we're paying attention.) But the joke of a roster they field and joke of a style they play likely leads you to mistaken assumptions. It probably makes you think the Astros aren't a first-class organization devoted to rewarding and…
Yes, that's Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez flying over first base for no apparent reason last night. As you can see in the video below, Gonzalez lunged to try to beat out a grounder, but he planted his left foot just in front of the bag, which suddenly propelled him skyward for a moment. And look at him go!
Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you. By now you shoulda somehow realized what you gotta do. I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.