Aug 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole (22) is unable to tag out Houston Astros first baseman Jon Singleton (28) at home plate during the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park. Singleton scored an inside-the-park home run. The Astros defeated the Blue Jays 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Bats Of The Houston Astros Jolted In A 8-2 Win

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Ladies and Gentlemen — that’s two-in-a-row and we can officially start calling this a win streak!

The Houston Astros looked great today and it appeared as if every component of this ship was in top working order!

I could get used to this!

This edges the team to a 46-65 record and it’s looking like that we will not lose more than 100 games this season.

Jim “Mattress Mac” McIngvale might be doling out a lot of free furniture if the Astros marked success over the past few seasons currently continues at this pace.

Anyway, let’s get to it…

The Astros didn’t score first but as soon as the Toronto Blue Jays did, the team stepped in and made the game quite competitive.

It started with Nolan Reimold getting out on sac fly to center scoring Jose Reyes.  Blue Jays 1, Astros 0

At the bottom of the 1st inning, Chris Carter doubled to left scoring Jose Altuve.  Astros 1, Blue Jays 1

Next up, Jon Singleton singled on a grounder to right scoring Carter and advancing Jason Castro to 2nd base.  Astros 2, Blue Jays 1

At the top of the 3rd inning, Jose Bautista doubled to left scoring Anthony Gose tying the game at two-runs all.  Astros 2, Blue Jays 2

Here’s where the Astros took over this game…

At the bottom of the 5th inning, R.A. Dickey committed a throwing error to first base scoring Jose Altuve compounded with another throwing error by Danny Valencia.  Astros 3, Blue Jays 2

Carter then went yard solo to left field edging the team up even more.  Astros 4, Blue Jays 2

Then things really got into strategy mode for the next few innings, then they pushed the lead up further…

At the bottom of the 8th inning, Castro homered to left scoring Carter.  Astros 6, Blue Jays 2

The Astros final two runs of the game were perhaps the most intriguing…

Also at the bottom of the 8th, Jon Singleton hit an inside-the-park home run to right-center scoring L.J. Hoes and himself.

Singleton was originally called out on the tag while sliding into home plate but Bo Porter challenged the call and it was overturned officially closing the book to this game.  Astros 8, Blue Jays 2

It was Castro, Singleton and Carter that did most of the heavy-lifting for this game bringing in three hits a piece.  The always-reliable Altuve brought in two comprising of the majority of the Astros’ 13 hits.

Brett Oberholtzer had a solid outing — he allowed six hits, two runs, walking one, fanning five in seven innings of work.

Michael Foltynewicz made his MLB debut in relief tonight!

It was obvious that he was nervous about it and his second pitch didn’t hit the dirt eventually ricocheting off the grass into Castro’s mitt.

“I have no idea what happened,” Folty told Chris Abshire of MLB.com. “It went about 40 feet. I was definitely nervous.”

He shook the jitters off and eventually threw 12 fastball pitches, getting his speed up to 99 miles per hour with his slowest one just below 96 mph.

Folty really threw some heat and it’s going to be awesome seeing him progress as the season goes on!  It was about time that the Astros called him up!

He walked one and fanned one in 0.2.

And there you have it, this team won one in spectacular fashion and it’s certainly a win that will make you smile!

The Astros will aim to wrap up this four-game set against Blue Jays today with a series win!

The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CDT — Scott Feldman has been called up for duty to face Marcus Stroman.

Nice win — go ‘Stros!

 

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