There are fewer young pitchers I was more excited to see throw in the big leagues than Dylan Bundy when he was drafted 4th overall back in the 2011 draft. The next year, the Astros took some tall shortstop first overall in the 2012 MLB draft. I felt the same way about Correa; these were two guys taken in back to back drafts who I thought would be generational talents quickly.
Bundy had his arm problems and set backs from Tommy John Surgery. He’s probably fortunate to have made it back to the big leagues at all. His struggles have been written about recently, but there’s reason for optimism. He hit at least 93 MPH on the gun tonight.
Baseball has a way of seeing that certain paths just cross, and Carlos Correa got to face Dylan Bundy at the end of this one. A lot of fans around baseball might not have even taken note. But this is a match-up that should have been a highly touted event at one point.
Who knows how many more duels they’ll have, but score this one to Correa with a walk off line drive single (Correa is scuffling a little bit in his own right at the moment).
The Astros won the game 3-2 in 13 long innings in Houston on Tuesday evening. It was the kind of game they’ve found a way to lose all year long, so that’s good to see.
And no matter what, we all got to see a Dylan Bundy/Carlos Correa tilt at least once.