There are less than 20 games left for each MLB team, and a lot of the fan base has gone into football mode. When you combine that with these home run races – Aaron Judge beats the Yankees franchise record, and Albert Pujols tries to land 700th in his career – it’s easy to forget the leaderboards. class.
Yordan Alvarez wants to remind you of the Houston Astros’ position atop AL. The fourth-year quarterback/soul destroyer of pictures helped his team win a sixth straight post-season with three straight home wins in his first three games of the war. won 5-0 over Oakland on Friday.
This is his first throw that has reached the party deck.
According to Statcast, that ball traveled 434 feet, and his track was a tiny 431 feet.
Someone, I don’t know who — probably A’s manager Mark Kotsay — thought it would be a good idea to give Adrian Martinez a third chance to get Alvarez out, and it was not the charm.
Apparently, the baseballs are as thirsty as the fans because that 464-foot no-doubter also made it to the party deck. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 1,329 feet of home runs. Poor Martinez. The crack of Alvarez’s lumber obliterating his pitches is going to wake him up in cold sweats for years like a Rambo and POW camp.
On the mound for Houston, as if this post could get any more harrowing for Yankees fans, was Justin Verlander, who made his return from the injured list, went five innings, struck out nine batters, didn’t allow a run, got win No. 17 of the season, and lowered his MLB-leading ERA to 1.78.
The best part about the Astros’ continued dominance is what it does to New York fans. Look at them, sitting there with No. 99 jerseys and blinders on, trying to tune out everything but Judge’s ABs. This season, and that chase, are coming to a close soon. No more distractions, no more countdown, no nothing.
The dream is basically over, and the reality of the Astros is about to set in.