Sunday, July 2, 2017
With an #ASGWorthy relay throw by Carlos Correa, the Astros held on for a 7-6 comeback victory over the Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, overcoming Didi Gregorius’ first career grand slam and a strong debut by touted rookie Clint Frazier.
Brett Gardner appeared to keep the Yankees’ hopes alive in the ninth, as he lined a two-out single to left field off Ken Giles, but he rounded first base aggressively. Josh Reddick alertly fired the ball back to the infield, where Correa’s relay throw arrived in time to nail Gardner for the final out of the game.
“This game will show you something crazy every day,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.
They seriously worked a HASHTAG into the story? Seriously?
Anyhow, Dellin Betances has lost the ability to locate his breaking ball and without it, he sucks. Presumably he’ll figure his shit out, but until then, the Yankees are pretty much fucked in any close game, since you can’t trust most of the set-up guys, you can’t bring Chapman into the middle of an inning and you can’t rely on Betances. These last few weeks have been some of the most frustrating weeks in decades for the team.
On the bright side, Jordan Montgomery was decent once again and, of course, Clint Frazier was awesome. I’d love to see Frazier bat higher in the lineup tomorrow.
Hopefully Luis Severino pitches well and hopefully the Yankees score enough runs where they can win even with the bullpen giving up 4-5 runs.
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