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Yankees 5, Astros 1 (14 innings)
W: Daley (1-0)
L: Harrell (6-17)
At least the dupes who paid the onerous Premium Game prices got to see extra innings, and got a Mariano Rivera monologue before the game, but a Yankee B squad bereft of almost any player you’d care to turn your head to see prevailed over the best mighty Houston could offer. That “best” included four hits in 46 at-bats, two walks, and the real icing on the cake, 19 strikeouts.
The Houston took what they considered to be the best of the best in the 2013 MLB Amatuer draft: Mark Appel from Stanford University. Yes, that Mark Appel. Both a Houston native and a Scott Boras client, this is the epitome of the ying and yang in MLB life. Apparently the high cost that comes [...]
Holy Shit. They’re still playing baseball? I thought the Astros had lost all 162 games and the season had ended already until I got a telegram from strosrays reminding me about this preview. Come to think of it, I didn’t know that telegrams still existed either. Crazy. Minute Maid Park Friday, Septemeber 13th, 7:10pm. CSN, [...]
“I’ve never told this to anyone, but the Astros shot my father.”
On the positive side of things the Astros did have a lead for half an inning.