Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox: ALDS Game 2: Longball Rock

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Alex Bregman
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Alex Bregman /

The Houston Astros take a commanding 2-0 lead in the ALDS as they crush the Red Sox 8-2. How did they do it?

The Houston Astros, coming off a magnificent Game 1 victory lead by Jose Altuve, they were expected to drop Game 2 at home to the Red Sox and they would be traveling to Boston with the series tied, knotted at one game apiece.

Let’s just say they didn’t hold back again today…

They absolutely bring it to Boston once again as now the Red Sox are in trouble as their season could come to an end at the hands of the Houston Astros at Fenway.

The Houston Astros had Dallas Kuechel on the rubber, who is an absolute monster at the Juicebox and the Red Sox has Drew Pomeranz going as they hoped he would shut down the Houston Astros lineup and send it to Boston tied.

Here is how the Astros walked away with a 2-0 series lead:

Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose!

Altuve just keeps getting ridiculous. When he had bases loaded at one point in the game you can tell though the TV that there was not a single person in the ballpark that wasn’t chanting the three letters. What are those three letters you ask?


Yes indeed, Altuve continued his postseason magic today as he went 2-for-3 with two hits and one RBI. He would probably had more hits but ya know, the Red Sox intentionally walked Tuve two times. It’s funny, the smallest guy on the field is now the most scariest player on the field.

You wanna read something crazy? SO FAR in the postseason, he is 5-for-7 with five hits, three home runs, four RBIs and he has a .714 AVG, .778 OBP and a OPS of 2.778.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this man is on pace to having one of the greatest postseasons ever by an Astro and for sure one of the greatest by a player in MLB history.

Keuchel Being Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel remains undefeated in his postseason career at 3-0 and it took him a while to get things going in Game 2. But as my friend Brian Patterson does when he runs, he finished strong!

Keuchel in his five innings of work left the mound with seven punch outs and only allowed one run, retiring 13-in-a-row at one point.

At first I was thinking to myself “Oh no, another ace going to struggle this postseason,” but despite some of the bad calls by umpire Angel Hernandez behind the plate, he was absolutely locked in as the game progressed. Kudos to the Boston hitters, they didn’t go down so easy as they made Keuchel work in a few at-bats.

This should be the last time we see Keuchel this series, unless Boston extends it and he comes into the game in a closing situation.

Let’s hope the squad ends the series Sunday and gets the much deserved rest before going head to head against the winner of New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians, to which the Indians have taken an overpowering 2-0 lead with their 9-8 win in 13 innings last night.

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 06: Carlos Correa
HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 06: Carlos Correa /

Let’s join in on the fun too!

I bet checking the stats they both saw they were 0-4 in Game 1 and didn’t take that in very well, so they took their anger out on the baseball and joined in on the beatdown of the Boston Red Sox in Game 2.

Correa drew first blood today on the Sox has he took Pomeranz for a ride to make the Astros have a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Later in the game, he drills Reed’s pitch and sends it to left field to score Jose Altuve from first and George Springer from second to bust open the lead to 7-1. Correa finished the day going 2-for-4 with 4 RBI.

Springer though had a solo shot off Pomeranz and at that point game the Astros a 3-1 lead. He has been fantastic on defense. George finished the day going 2-for-5.

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Moving On

In a well-deserved start, Brad Peacock will be given the ball in Game 3 as he looks to send the Astros one step closer to the World Series and end the Red Sox’s season. Who’s his opponent? Former Astros pitcher Doug Fister who was plucked at mid-season.

Game 3

Time: 1:30 p.m. CDT

Ballpark: Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.


Radio: KBME SportsTalk790 AM, 97.5 ESPN Radio

Go Astros!!!!