The Houston Astros are a really good baseball team. They are 62-32 and are virtually already guaranteed a playoff spot come October.
Despite their greatness, the ‘Stros needed a huge helping of luck to pull out a walk-off win against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
The A’s scored four runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game at 4-4, and then took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 11th. It definitely looked like the Astros were in for a rare home loss. However, one walk, one single, and one failed fielder’s choice later, Houston had tied the game up at 5-5.
George Springer flied out, but with runners at first and second for Alex Bregman, this happened:
Bregman chops it weakly off home plate, resulting in a swinging bunt that traveled about five feet from the plate. Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy tries to pick the ball up and tag out Bregman, but managed to lose control. As Lucroy picks up the ball, Bregman realizes he better run to first. Lucroy then rushes the throw, which bounces off Bregman’s helmet, allowing Kyle Tucker to score all the way from second base.
Astros win 6-5. WTF?