First, George Springer stopped halfway to second -- and then, Evan Gattis faceplanted after a rundown
In baseball, as in life, things don't always go your way. You can't let that get in the way of trying, though, especially when your goal is scoring runs.
The Astros tried to do this in the early innings of Friday's 11-2 win over with the Indians at Progressive Field, but facing Corey Kluber all they had to show for it was outs on the base paths. Adventurous outs on the bases, actually.
In the first inning, George Springer took off for second on a 3-2 pitch to Alex Bregman. The pitch was a called third strike, and it wound up a double play after ... this:
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Three innings later, Evan Gattis was on second when he attempted advancing to third on a grounder to shortstop Francisco Lindor. This would prove to be a rough decision by Gattis, who got caught in a rundown, and, well, did this:
Despite these two less-than-ideal moments on the bases for Houston on Friday, you can't knock the hustle, nor the effort. Sometimes, things just don't work out.