Saturday night featured a baseball game between a *pretty good team and a **very average team. The pretty good team started a pretty good starter. This ***pretty good starter, although he had been struggling in the second half of the season, is still pretty good. Meanwhile, the very average team threw out a ****very average starter, who gave up runs against the pretty good team, as was expected. The very average starter lasted only three innings, which is about average against such a pretty good team. On the other side, the pretty good starter was cruising for a while until he ran into *****baseball supergod and *****baseball cheat code. Even though the very average team was very average, the baseball supercode and the baseball cheat code each had two hits against the pretty good starter. As a result, the pretty good team led the very average team 4-3. All of this was expected.
*pretty good team = Houston Astros
**very average team = Los Angeles Angels
***pretty good starter = Justin Verlander
****very average starter = Jaime Barria
*****baseball supergod = Mike Trout
Then all hell broke loose. Justin Anderson, the guy with five walks in his last two appearances, including THIS gem, hit Jose Altuve in the elbow on an 0-2 pitch in the Top of the 7th.
José Altuve just took a 98.7 mph Justin Anderson fastball to the left arm. He’ll stay in the game, though. pic.twitter.com/oGT1E4jvrc— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 26, 2018
His elbow was VERY bruised. Keep in mind that this is a one-run game, and the count is 0-2.
Roberto Osuna, who needs no introduction, proceeded to nail Shohei Ohtani with two outs, no one on, with the first pitch. He also smirks when he gets back into the dugout, but hey, I’m not one to assume that those two events have anything to do with each other. However, there may be some, let’s say “very creative” comments about Osuna in the comment section.
Deck McGuire, who probably should not be in the major leagues, hits Yuli Gurriel, and Deck is tossed.
One of those three was probably intentional. Two of those three were probably not.
This also happened:
Martín Maldonado threw out good friend Shohei Ohtani trying to steal third, and he was quite pleased about it. pic.twitter.com/og2aISe143— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 26, 2018
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Houston Astros, for trading for Roberto Osuna