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Josh "JR" Reese
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The game started with a touching send off to baseball’s greatest closer Mariano Rivera. In front of a near sellout crowd (40,542) Rivera waved goodbye and apologized to both the Astros players and fans for not playing in the series. Without the future hall of famer the Yankees won the first two games against the Astros and in the final game it was no different as the Astros fell in 14 innings 5 to 1.

It looked good early on for the Astros getting a score in the 1st inning when Matt Dominquez singled in Johnathan Villar to give the team the early lead. The Astros got a strong final performance by Eirk Bedard who went 7 innings of no run ball while only allowing 3 hits and striking out 9. In Astros fashion manger Bo Porter called in the bullpen and 2/3’s of an inning later the game was tied at 1.

The game stayed tied at 1 all the way till the wheels fell off in the 14th inning when the Astros allowed 4 runs. In the bottom of the 14th the Astros went down in order sealing in their 15th loss in a row to end the season. After the game manger Bo Porter acknowledge the tough teams the Astros faced to end the schedule but was pleased he never saw any quit in his team “They didn’t bow down to anyone of these teams”.

Astros Lowlights

Most Team Strikeouts in MLB history with 1,535

Chris Carter is the only player this season over 200 Strikeouts with 212

Lowest Team ERA in MLB with 4.79

Allowed the MOST earned runs in MLB with 766

Allowed the MOST runs in MLB with 848

Tied with the Phillies for the LEAST amount of saves in MLB with 32

Allowed the MOST walks in MLB with 616

Allowed the MOST errors in MLB with 125

Astros worst in MLB with 61 times caught stealing

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