It wasn’t but one game ago in this American League Division Series between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays that this column touched on the Astros’ worrisome struggles with runners in scoring position, and those chickens came home to roost in the Rays’ 10-3 win Monday at Tropicana Field.

After Jose Altuve’s solo home run gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, there was a chance to pile on multiple runs early in the game with a two-out rally when Alex Bregman drew a walk and a two-base error put two runners in scoring position. That opportunity was squandered.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for Reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.