While Watt is coming off two back surgeries last season, he declared himself A-Ok Saturday night.
During the season it’s all business, but for a few hours Saturday night, the team took the field to have fun, hang out and play a game most of them only play once a year when it’s time for the classic again.
While J.J. Watt has many sacks still left in him, the three-time defensive player of the year might already have a job waiting for him for whenever decides to hang up his cleats.
By closing out the Braves, the Astros picked up their 23rd win making this the best start in team history through the first 34 games.
Josh Reddick supplied most of the Astros offense Wednesday night driving in two runs himself while also scoring three times.
“The Marisnick homer was huge I thought, it breathed live back into us,” Evan Gattis said. “Just glad to come out of this one with a win and give us some momentum going into Seattle and try and win the series there.”
“We never really solved his ability to change speed on all of his pitches,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of Jason Vargas.
“It’s unfortunate that he had what looks like a setback,” A.J. Hinch said.
“He want’s the pitchers to do so well,” Keuchel said. “It’s very evident in the way he received a lot of the baseballs to the umpire (Monday night) is something you can’t teach.”
“The ballpark is good shape and we would consider extending the lease if we could get that worked out (and) we’re in talks now to try and get something done there,” Crane said.