Houston Astros are back on track and more lethal than ever! The Astros we’ve known and loved for the past six years played a great game against the Tigers, winning 8-2. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get to it.
Starting Pitcher Cristian Javier had the best performance of any Astros starting pitcher so far this season, pitching like the Cy Young contender we all hope he becomes. Meanwhile, the Astros’ hitting repertoire is back in force, with Chas McCormick, Kyle Tucker, and Jeremy Peña all hitting a homer and a double.
Despite the Tigers small-balling their way back with a run in the third, the Astros put up another crooked number in the third, thanks in part to Kyle Tucker, who’s looking like an MVP candidate so far in this young season.
The Tigers looked like they were going to mount a comeback in the seventh, but it was all for naught as Jeremy Peña hit a two-run line-drive homer that cemented the final Astros 8-2 victory over the Tigers.
The Astros had 11 hits, seven for extra bases, including two hits for rookie Corey Julks. Cristian Javier went six innings, allowing just one run on five hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. The Astros go to Minnesota for their home opener, rescheduled for Friday due to expected snow tomorrow.
This game was an important milestone for the Astros, and it seems like they are poised and ready to continue their winning streak. The performance of both the pitching and the batting lineup was impressive and fans are already excited to see the team’s upcoming games.
If you’re an Astros fan, or simply a fan of great baseball, this is a game that you definitely don’t want to miss. Check out the box score for more details and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.