Are you a fan of the Houston Astros? If so, you don’t want to miss this blog post! On Saturday night and Jackie Robinson’s Day, Hunter Brown shined bright as he carried the team’s pitching and led them to victory over the Rangers with an 8-2 score. Even better? Brown is just a 24-year-old rookie.
In his second win of the year, Brown worked tirelessly for seven innings and only allowed two unearned runs and five hits, along with five strikeouts and one walk. It’s clear that the young pitcher is a force to be reckoned with as he produced 11 swings and misses in just 99 pitches (66 of which were strikes). Not to mention, Brown didn’t allow any earned runs in his previous game against the Twins.
But it wasn’t just Brown holding it down on the field. Yordan Álvarez and Jeremy Peña also made their mark on the game, with Álvarez hitting a two-run double and bringing in a run with a bases-loaded walk. Peña had his own two-run double late in the game, which helped secure the Astros’ five-run rally in the seventh inning.
Additionally, Mauricio Dubón had two singles in the game, giving him a .356 batting average and helping him lead the Astros in hits along with José Abreu and Kyle Tucker – all of whom have 16 hits. When Brown was done, Bryan Abreu and Rafael Montero took over and threw a scoreless inning each to ensure the Astros’ seventh win of the early season.
And the excitement doesn’t stop there – the Astros are set for the third game of the series against the Rangers on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. So don’t forget to tune in at 6:10 pm CT! You can also check out the videos and box score from the game through the link provided.
All in all, this game was a reminder of why the Houston Astros are such a beloved team. With Brown’s incredible pitching, the team’s impressive offensive performance, and the support of their fans, it’s clear that the Astros have a bright future ahead of them.