HOUSTON – The Roof of Minute Maid Park opens on pure Thursday night, loud and energetic crowds enter every court and the ball continues to fly off the ballpark at record speed. It was a good night for the Astros when second baseman Jose Altuve later said it was “like a dream come true”.
For A, it was more like a nightmare. Carlos Correa, Jordaan Alvarez and Altouv each bombarded a single homer, while Astros still dominates the early season with Team A. The 6-2 victory in an opening game to 21,765 fans was the first time Houston has played in front of his own fans since Game 7 of the World Series 2019.
“Tonight was the perfect night for us,” Altuve said.
Through seven games, the Astros (6-1) set a franchise record 15 home runs, marking the lead to the Major League and they scored 51 times, second only the Reds (57) Houston did. They have scored at least six goals in all competitions except one, and have scored 41-11 over Oakland in five games between their rivals in the American West League, all of which Astros have won.
“This team can hit and they work really hard in Spring Training,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. They hit in the morning before training, they hit during training, they hit after training. … These guys like to hit each other. I didn’t have any expectations, I would like to see when the bottom of the order was executed. ”
Correa led the second inning with a field homer opposite Oakland starter Coul Irwin, who had just entered the first few rows of seats. Matched up with his two-run homer in the ninth inning on Tuesday, keeping Correa Homer at the bat in a row and allowing Astro to tie a franchise record. With home in seven games in a row to start the season
Alvarez, who won the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year Award, who missed most last season after surgery on both knees, had 10-for-30 to start the season with two homers and eight RBIs he was up. Lead the sixth with a 405-foot blow to the second deck on the right field from Irwin that made it 3-0.
“I don’t think we’ll see the best of us any more,” Baker said.[Alex] Bregman is better at swinging the bat. Jordan, he’s the guy who most likely exceeded his expectations because I didn’t know what to expect from his leg spring training. It’s a good feeling to have a pencil everyday. “
Altuve left the difficult 2020 season, 9-for-29 (.310) at the start of this year, and he shot his first homer at Minute Maid Park in front of fans and second at home by Including since he walked out of the house Blast to beat the Yankees in Game 6 of this 2019 AL Championship, which travels 426 feet to a similar part of the ballpark in the center-left field to lead the seventh.
“I hit the ball pretty well,” Altuve said. “I had a lot of energy in the game because the fans cheered us from the first time. That’s enough to motivate you and motivate you to get out there and keep swinging the racket. ”
And swinging the bat, Astros are