It was a wild, whacky game in the Bronx last night; where Colin McHugh didn’t give the Astros much a chance to win the game from the bottom of the first inning; but if you stuck around you still saw some real fireworks from the young Astros in the lineup (who were probably who you tuned in to see if your curiosity is peaked by these Astros anyways).
George Springer hit a grand slam, the hottest thing going in the game right now; Carlos Correa, homered twice off Michael Pineda.
The first one came in the top of the first, which was his second of the year. It was impressive in it’s own right:
But I think the second one is the one that has everyone buzzing. This one lands off Mohegan Sun Sports bar’s black window in center field. You may have to watch it a few times to truly see it.
The end result was it was a 468 foot home run, and Correa’s third of the season already in just two games.
In the end, the Yankees slugged the Astros into submission 16-6. It was an ugly, long game. But Correa wound up with four total hits, just abusing Yankees pitching while using every part of the field.
And I forgot how nice it is to watch a game played at Yankee Stadium. I do it about 10 times a year, and I checked it out listening to YES. Michael Kay and company do a good job calling a game for the viewer. So all-in-all, enjoyable night of early baseball watching despite the Astros whom I took as a +122 dog losing.