Josh Harrison’s double in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Pirates the 3-2 win over the Mets. A more exciting play? A rundown he found himself in between second and third in the bottom of the 10th. Now, personally, I’m not sure how he’s not out of the baseline on a couple of those flops. Watch: at one point he’s literally laying on the grass:
But he was called safe. And it ended up not mattering given that he didn’t score that inning. But man, I’m not sure how he’s in the baseline there.
Things got a little wild in the fifth inning of Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday. With one out and runners at the corners, Astros’ right-hander Charlie Morton fired a 1-1 fastball to Todd Frazier. Frazier returned the ball to third baseman Alex Bregman, who tossed a perfect throw over to Brian McCann at the plate just as Greg Bird came charging home. McCann’s setup was flawless, nailing Bird as he slid into the plate and nullifying the Yankees’ first real attempt to get on the board.
That’s as close as the Yankees have come to scoring so far. The Astros took an early 1-0 lead with Evan Gattis‘ 405-footer off of CC Sabathia in the top of the fourth inning. Jose Altuve chimed in with an opposite-field solo shot in the fifth, while McCann followed his lead-preserving tag with an equally jaw-dropping two-out, two-RBI double. Houston currently leads 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth.