Watch the Astros' bullpen catchers will Jose Altuve around the bases
When Carlos Correa hit a ball into the gap in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, it wasn't immediately obvious that Jose Altuve would be able to score from first and win the game. Despite strong throws from Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius, Altuve did score to give the Astros a 2-1 win.
As soon as Correa's hit dropped into the gap, the Astros' bullpen knew that Altuve would need as much encouragement as he could get. They certainly did their part:
Either those catchers were doing their best Pete Townshend impressions or they were lending some spiritual encouragement to their teammate as he motored from first to home.
While the bullpen may have been first to celebrate the winning run, they merely started the party in Houston.
The bench joined in on the fun as soon as Altuve crossed the plate:
It wasn't long until they reached second base to celebrate with the man who drove in the winning run:
As for Altuve, he still had plenty left in him -- or got a second wind -- after his trip around the bases:
While everyone was quick to congratulate Altuve and Correa for, respectively, scoring and driving in the winning run, let's not ignore the valuable contributions of the Astros' bullpen catchers to will Altuve on his 270-foot journey from first to home.