George Springer is the hottest commodity in baseball right now. His bat led the Houston Astros to their sixth win in a row. The sensational rookie continues his remarkable season and has he hit yet another home run last night.
Springer’s home run was 7th home run in his last 7 games, as he proves that he is one of the best, and exciting, young power hitters in the game today. Springer’s hot bat has sparked the Astros offense during this 6-game winning streak.
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His two run shot to left in the 7th inning proved to be the deciding factor in last night’s final outcome, as the Astros won 3-1 over the Baltimore Orioles. Springer has totaled 14 RBI’s during the winning streak putting the offense “on his back.”
Brad Peacock pitched 6 innings striking out 8 batters in his first start back from injury. Peacock allowed 6 hits and one run but was unable to get the win. His strong outing dubbed him a “no decision”, however, as Springer’s bomb did not come until the 7th.
Josh Fields was excellent in relief tonight, pitching 2 innings only allowing 1 hit, while striking out three batters as he got his first win of the season. Closer Chad Qualls shut down the game with the save; his fourth of the year.
Preston Guilmet gave up the home run in the 7th to Springer, pushing the Baltimore Orioles to their 3rd straight loss.
The Astros will continue their 7-game home-stand tonight. Brett Oberholtzer will get the start for a scheduled 7:10pm CT game. George Springer will look to push his hitting streak to 12 games, and Astros will look to push their win streak to 7.