Houston Astros fans, brace yourselves for another disappointing loss! Last Friday, the Astros faced off against the Twins in what seemed like a promising game. Sadly, nothing went according to plan for Houston. In an intense 10-inning match, the Astros were struck out 13 times by Sonny Gray and were eventually walked off by the Twins with a 3-2 loss. If you’re an Astros fanatic, this blog post will give you the play-by-play on why the team is struggling so much this season.
Throughout most of the game, it was a fierce pitching battle between Gray and Astros’ José Urquidy. However, despite Gray’s dominance, the Astros managed to score first thanks to an Alex Bregman single. Unfortunately, they blew that lead thanks to Bryan Abreu’s wild pitch which allowed Donovan Solano to score in the sixth. The game then remained tied for the rest of the innings thanks to Rafael Montero, Héctor Neris, and Ryan Pressly’s impressive performance. Pressly even struck out the side in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win.
In the tenth inning, Mauricio Dubón hit a crucial go-ahead single to give the Twins a 2-1 lead. But, the heartbreak didn’t stop there for Astros fans. During the bottom 10th, Ryne Stanek was called out from the bullpen to pitch with the ghost runner standing on second base. After striking out Carlos Correa, everything quickly unraveled for the Astros. A wild pitch by Stanek allowed the ghost runner to advance to third while Trevor Larnach hit a walk. Moments later, José Miranda delivered a game-tying single followed by Kyle Farmer’s walk-off hit to secure a Twin’s victory.
With this loss, the Astros have lost four of their last five games. As they head into their upcoming games, they’ll need more than a miracle to get back on track. The question remains, what is happening to the once-dominant team? While we don’t have all the answers, Astros’ enthusiast can delve into the videos and box scores linked in the article to find possible answers. Don’t miss out on this crucial game, and tune in on Saturday as Houston hosts Minnesota again!