Alex Bregman agreed when someone called the final play on Tuesday night in Houston a circus. Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy described it as a big zoo.
Both descriptions could work for the wild way this one ended.
Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front http://www.officialnewyorkrangers.com/Adidas-Kevin-Hayes-Jersey of the plate in the Womens Eric Lindros Jersey 11th inning led to a bizarre sequence that ended the game, as Lucroy’s throwing error handed the Astros a 6-5 victory over the Athletics.
It was a crazy play, said Oakland manager Bob Melvin, who had to watch it from the clubhouse after being ejected for arguing a check swing in the fourth. Crazy way the game ended.
That’s when we were playing dodgeball there for a couple of seconds, Lucroy said. That was just a big mess, a big zoo behind the plate there. Hopefully I never have to see that again. That’s the first time that’s ever happened in my eight years. Hopefully it’s the last time.
Still with plenty of time, though, Lucroy picked up the ball, set his feet with an angle to throw to first base — and fired the ball off the back of Bregman’s helmet as he ran up the line.
The ball ricocheted into foul territory in right field, and Tucker trotted home with the winning run.
However, the Stroman we saw pitch seven effective innings versus Atlanta on Tuesday is eminently capable of further reducing his 5.90 ERA, which was 6.50 entering Tuesday. Stroman induces many ground balls and surpassed 200 innings the previous two seasons, which has value, but we would surely like more whiffs. I cannot claim Stroman as a top-40 starting pitcher, but top 60 makes sense for now, until he shows more consistency. He will move up in my next rankings. Still, there are others with more potential I would prefer to invest in, including Shane Bieber, who I seem to have invested in for just about every one of my teams.
I’d say that I don’t understand why Bieber has been dropped in more than Kevin Hayes Jersey 10 percent of ESPN http://www.philadelphiaflyersofficialonline.com/Adidas-Eric-Lindros-Jersey leagues, but he’s facing the New York Yankees in his final start of the traditional first half, he doesn’t have a rep for being a future Cy Young candidate and, perhaps most importantly, there’s that whole Bieber tie, so this proves that people who play fantasy clearly aren’t Justin Bieber fans. Too late now to say sorry. (Hey, I only promised I wouldn’t make Trevor Story puns.)