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Astros OF Yordan Alvarez homers in 3 straight at-bats vs. A’s

Going, going, gone — thrice

Going, going, gone — thrice
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There are lower than 20 video games left for every MLB workforce, and plenty of fan bases have already switched to soccer mode. Once you combine that with these house runs races — Aaron Choose mashing balls towards the Yankees franchise file, and Albert Pujols making an attempt to succeed in profession house run No. 700 — it’s straightforward to neglect the standings.

Yordan Alvarez want to remind you of the Houston Astros’ place atop the AL. The fourth-year outfielder/designated destroyer of images’ souls helped his workforce clinch its sixth straight postseason look with three straight house runs in his first three at-bats throughout a 5-0 win in opposition to Oakland on Friday.

Right here’s his first dinger that made its strategy to the occasion deck.

That ball traveled 434 ft, in accordance with Statcast, and his follow-up to that was a paltry 431 ft.

Someone, I don’t know who — probably A’s manager Mark Kotsay — thought it would be a good idea to give Adrian Martinez a third chance to get Alvarez out, and it was not the charm.

Apparently, the baseballs are as thirsty as the fans because that 464-foot no-doubter also made it to the party deck. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 1,329 feet of home runs. Poor Martinez. The crack of Alvarez’s lumber obliterating his pitches is going to wake him up in cold sweats for years like a Rambo and POW camp.

On the mound for Houston, as if this post could get any more harrowing for Yankees fans, was Justin Verlander, who made his return from the injured list, went five innings, struck out nine batters, didn’t allow a run, got win No. 17 of the season, and lowered his MLB-leading ERA to 1.78.

The best part about the Astros’ continued dominance is what it does to New York fans. Look at them, sitting there with No. 99 jerseys and blinders on, trying to tune out everything but Judge’s ABs. This season, and that chase, are coming to a close soon. No more distractions, no more countdown, no nothing.

The dream is basically over, and the reality of the Astros is about to set in.

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