Astros win 7- 4 Bats came to life and the pitching wasn’t too bad.
WP: McHugh (2-3)
LP: Iwakuma (0-3)
For the third time this year Jose Altuve lead off the game with a home run, to set up the Astros with an early lead. Altuve has 6 homers on the year. the lead wouldn’t last long. Robinson Cano hit a solo shot in the first, his 8th home this year, to tie the game at 1 run each after 1 inning.
In the third inning the Astros scored two more runs after back to back doubles by Jason Castro and Jose Altuve, and a single apiece from George Springer and Carlos Correa. The Mariners couldn’t match, only putting up 1 run in the frame.
The Astros scored 2 more in the 5th and 2 more again in the 7th. The Mariners did manage to score a couple of more runs, one in the 6th and one in the 9th.
McHugh threw 101 pitches through 5 innings and was good enough to limit Seattle to two runs. Sipp, Harris, Giles, and Gregerson finished the game in succession, with Sipp and Gregerson allowing a run each.
Altuve leads the AL with 17 extra base hits on the year. He’s hitting .330 now. He is so awesome. In spite of all the terrible play and losing, the Astros are still only 5 games out of first place. There are plenty of reasons to remain optimistic for now.
Thursday is an off day. Friday they’ll be in Oakland and Mike Fiers will face Sean Manaea at 9:05pm CST.
The Mariners could only put 14,173 fans in the seats last night. West coast games…