CBS Houston – At the start of Monday Scott Feldman was a part of the Houston Astros. But he would finish the day on the losing end of a 2-1 Toronto Blue Jays loss. A deadline deal by general manager Jeff Luhnow moved Feldman across the dugout to the Blue Jays before the 3pm central deadline passed.
It would take 14 innings but the Astros would end up seeing their former teammate. Scott Feldman came out of the Blue Jays pen in the bottom of the 14th inning but would not record an out before his former team would win thanks to a Carlos Correa walk-off double.
Jose Altuve started things off in the 14th with single on the third pitch he saw, and Correa then followed on the very next pitch with a double to drive him in and secure the win.
While the team was happy to snap the three-game losing streak, Astros manager A.J. Hinch felt a little odd after the game.
“As soon as you change uniforms, you change your affection for the guy,” A.J. Hinch said of beating former Astros pitcher Scott Feldman, “I legitimately obviously have some weird feelings about seeing him on the other side, we care a lot about him, we want to beat him and we did, but that’s one of the weirdest things I have been a part of in major league baseball.”
Correa who now has helped the Astros to win five times this season via walk-off’s credited knowing Feldman so well, as a factor helping him get the game-winning hit.
“I’ve been playing behind Feldman a lot, obviously in order to make plays for your pitchers you got to know what they throw and how they throw it and what they what you do as a hitter to do with it,” Carlos Correa said, “I figured he was going to throw something to get ahead in the count, I wasn’t trying to do to much, I was just trying to drive it the other way and give us a chance to win the game.”
While it took 14 innings for the Astros to finally pull out the win, the pitching staff as a whole had one of their better nights on the diamond.
Doug Fister gave the team one of his best starts of the season. The curveball was working very well for Fister as he gave the team 6 shutout innings while spreading out 4 hits and striking out a season-high 8 batters.
Will Harris did end up blowing the save by giving up a leadoff solo home run to Russell Martin in the 9th inning. This is now Harris’s third blown save since the all-star break.
The bullpen outside of Harris would combine to toss 7.1 innings of one-hit ball while striking out 12 batters.
Hinch after the game was noncommittal if Harris would maintain his closers status.
Jose Altuve picked another two hits Monday night, including picking up his 19th home run of the year.