Game 2 of the ALDS was everything we were told it was going to be and then some. The Framchise on the mound vs. Luis Castillo, the prize war horse the Mariners acquired on deadline day. Framber Valdez wasn’t his best today, but it was good enough today. Framber in the wind-up was the man; in the stretch, it was a different story as the Seattle Mariners grinded out at-bats and forced the walks all day against the Astros. On the other side you had Castillo throwing a wiffle ball at 100 mph, and had every Astro a little perplexed. Kyle Tucker hit a bomb to get the Astros up 1-0 and pants were off.
Seattle didn’t flinch as King Tuck’s court was going wild, they flipped the script instantly and tacked on 2 when Framber went for a HERO play, and all hell broke loose.
Then the big man once again proved why he is the best hitter on planet earth. Takes a 98 heater off the plate and puts a BOOMBAH onto Crawford Street.
Before we continue on this roller coaster, I have to say what Jeremy Pena has done in his first two playoff games has been incredible. Well done JP3.
The series shifts to Seattle, and Lance McCullers Jr. looms to break some hearts.