The Astros continued to land on the Toronto Blue Jays, winning the match on Saturday 7-2 to secure the series win and extend their losing streaks without a series on May 2.North Dakota. And most importantly, today's victory was largely fueled by recruits.
One day when the top of the composition was relatively quiet, with a record from 1 to 10 (Alex Bregman conceded a single and a goal, while Michael Brantley was hit by a throw), the other two thirds managed to to distinguish oneself. Yordan Álvarez and Jack Mayfield, two recent calls that have taken very different directions since their arrival at The Show, have paved the way. Yordan has of course made waves, and he has come back up again today. His third home run in the upper deck marked his fourth win in his first five games, and he added two singles to 3-4 straight games while starting his first game in the pack.
Mayfield, meanwhile, has struggled in recent weeks, but had a big win today. His three doubles that day equaled a rookie record for the Astros, and he scored one (the first of the game actually) while coming to score three times. Hope this marks a turning point for him. His fellow rookie, Myles Straw, led him twice with a double and a single, while scoring once against four batting.
Of course, Framber Valdez (who still retains his rookie status) also launched a solid game by scoring six innings and allowing two points to eight. He could not duplicate his goalless start against the Orioles, but he limited the free passes to two while allowing only four singles and largely keeping the ball on the ground (including the impressive first outing of the match, which took off Framber's hat before Bregman recorded the exit).
As for other notable performances: Garrett Stubbs added another RBI rookie on a field, while Josh Reddick added a second non-rookie defeat on a solo shot in sixth. Tyler White also contributed, scoring 2-3 with a double, a walk and a point scored.
On the pitching side, Chris Devesnki faced a minimum of two runs and 19 shots. He pulled out two and caused a double play to clear Eric Sogard after scoring a single under the eighth total. Josh James denied him the automatic save of three rounds, which allowed him a single on the ground, but he had a ninth quick.
Today's win pushes the Astros to 48-23 for the year, 10 more games than the Rangers at the moment and remains tied with the Twins for the best record for the majors. Houston will take part in the sweep against Toronto tomorrow on Father's Day, while Brad Peacock will face Trent Thornton. The first launch is at 13:10 CST.