The bottom of the ninth tonight actually got me out of my seat. A nice at bat from Bill Hall then Great patience from Angel Sanchez had runners on first and second with Bourn at the plate. After eating a few pitches which included two 94mph fastballs on the outside corner, Bourn ripped a ground ball past James Loney for a game tying 2run double.
Barmes comes up to bat and gets a couple of close strike calls then gets one on the elbow to move Bourn up.
At this point I’m going nuts and forgot who comes up next. Sure enough it’s Pence.
A couple of pitches later, Pence hits a broken bat single just over Furcal at short stop.
Earlier I wrote about how the Astros might be looking to trade Bourn and Pence. I don’t think they want to any more.
These two guys are the best players on the team and are still the future of this team. You have to build around them.
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Written by Jon Lopez