HOUSTON – For the first time in 35 years, the Astros have swept seven stadiums – and for the first time in Minute Maid Park – they have been changing from the start of the bullfighting to the Angels in the American League West. .
The Astros wiped out four Tigers games Sunday afternoon, with three combined pitches to be thrown once in a 5-0 win. Aledmys Díaz blew up a third eagle to help second-placed Houston become his first home 7-0 since sweeping the Braves and Cardinals from Aug. 14-20, 1987, in Astrodome.
Star star Jake Odorizzi gave his third consecutive start with just five innings and one touchdown. Cristian Javier pulled him back and left nine of the 10 fighters he met with five blows, and Héctor Neris closed the door with a 1-2-3 ninth inning that also included a save on the home wall by Kyle Tucker.
“The shooters are still ahead of the strikers,” said Astros manager Dusty Baker. “Even though he throws well, he has a bit of a problem with fouls while scoring runs. That’s around the league and around baseball all over. Let’s take it. We did not hear much, but we were very impressed when Díaz read it. It was very painful for us. “
Here is a detailed overview of what the 18-11 Astros are like:
Heat, cold and much more
In a 7-0 win over the Mariners and Tigers, the Astros scored three goals and conceded two opponents in four other games. Houston has allowed four more games in just one game since April 25, going 11-2 in that direction.
The Astros conceded 37 hits, eight innings (seven wins), 13 wins and 54 defeats in 63 innings in seven winning games, sending 1.00 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and .271 opponents. The first were sent to the 1.05 ERA; cattle, 0.89.
“Throwing is a game name,” Baker said. “The boys are going deep in the game. Our Bullpen has not been ripped too badly in the last seven games. I mean, those were the last 17 in a row. We encouraged our boys to finish hard, without thinking of a day off [Monday]. ”
The only strike the Tigers managed was twice with Jonathan Schoop in the second inning, and Odorizzi went round one round – back – out in the fourth inning. Odorizzi is 3-0 with 0.51 ERA and 0.57 WHIP in his last three starts after conceding nine assists in nine innings in his first three innings.
“Today there was a little fighting,” he said. “I found a little squirrel in the middle, third and fourth. But I think that’s the difference now, I was able to fix it quickly and make circles if I had to go through those innings.”
Enough from the offense
The Astros did not break the ball exactly in their last seven games, surpassing opponents, 28-8. Houston cut .225 / .326 / .431 and 11 homers during the season, including Díaz’s grand slam and solo homer by Alex Bregman on Friday.
The Astros produced three consecutive 3-2 victories over the Tigers, plus a win on Thursday, before enjoying five pillows on Sunday. Houston has received four more doubles since April 29.
“I know the guys are doing a good job of staying on the battlefield,” Bregman said. “I think the guys play and get the balls and over time, the cream goes up. I think our mistakes will be a lot better.”
Díaz said he was deeply moved by what he did on his third project, which came on Mother’s Day.
“I just texted my mom,” she says, “and she was so excited. “I said I made it for her, and I’m proud of it.”
Astros second baseman Baseman Jose Altuve left the injury list on Monday and started all seven games, hitting .409 / .519 / .818 in a win over three homers. Jeremy Peña, though it took two days off the list, hit .368 with two homers, and Yordan Alvarez came back twice.
The Astros will kick off a three-city tour starting on Tuesday in Minneapolis against Amasa and Carlos Correa, who spent the past seven years as a major player in Houston. Justin Verlander (3-1, 1.93 ERA) kicks off, with the Astros opting to throw Javier – who started his last three appearances – with a break for three innings on Sunday and keep the remaining five tackles. rest days