Astros Take Boston Opener

Alex Bregman, Age 4
Albuquerque, New Mexico
“The Stare” had a more benign beginning.

The boys got it done late on Friday night at Fenway. Juiced again by the punch of Bregman, Kemp, Gurriel and White, the Astros came roaring back from a sawed off bat evening over the first 6 innings. Three in the 7th overturned a 2-0 Red Sox lead; three more in the 8th converted a 3-3 tie into a 6-3 Astros margin and signature on an important victory against the team in baseball currently with the best record.

A two-bagger by Bregman was his 48th of the year. That one, another double by Yuli Gurriel, and a clutch 2-RBI two-bagger by Tony Kemp in the 8th, plus a shut-your-mouths serial tandem pitching job by Rondon and Osuna of the Astros in the 8th and 9th settled the matter, allowing Houston to maintain their 3.5 game lead over Oakland, who later that same eve defeated the Texas Derangers out on the west coast.

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AUG27-2018-SAM-STARE

The Bregman Stare ~ As demonstrated by good friend and SABR colleague, Dr. Sam Quintero at Minute Maid Park, 9/27/2018. ~ Just in case this exposure to the  “el ojo malo” at the top of yesterday’s column is what helped do the Red Sox in Game One of their series with our Astros. ~ Indeed, if that is the case, let’s stare ’em a few in today’s Game Two! ~ Play It Again, Sam!

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A Peek at the AL Batting Average Race 

Through Games of Fri., 9/07/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1.

Betts • BOS

.339

2.

Martinez • BOS

.335

3.

Altuve • HOU

.317

4.

Segura • SEA

.314

5.

Trout • LAA

.306

6.

Merrifield • KCR

.303

7.

Brantley • CLE

.303

8.

Smith • TBR

.301

9.

Bregman • HOU

.300

10.

Wendle • TBR

.29

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AL WEST SCORES,

Thru Fri., 9/07/18:

Houston 6 – Boston 3.

Oakland 8 – Texas 4.

NY Yankees 4 – Seattle 0.

LA Angels 5 – Chicago WS 2.

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AL WEST STANDINGS

Morning of Sat., 9/08/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

88

53

.624

 —-

Oakland

85

57

.599

   3.5

Seattle

78

63

.553

 10.0

LA Angels

69

72

.489

 19.0

Texas

61

80

.433

 27.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

OAK

SEA

9/08

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/09

@BOS

TEX

NYY

9/10

@DET

9/11

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/12

@DET

@BAL

SD

9/13

@BAL

@LAA

9/14

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/15

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/16

@AZ

@TB

@LAA

9/17

SEA

@HOU

9/18

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/19

SEA

LAA

@HOU

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

 

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One Response to “Astros Take Boston Opener”

  1. Mark W. Says:

    From Buster Olney:

    Red Sox Vs.
    Oakland 2-4
    Yankees 8-5
    Astros 2-4
    Indians 2-2

    14-15 vs. these 5 teams.

    vs. rest of baseball: 83-31

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