Astros play small ball.

Finding holes. Four second-inning singles plate four runs.

As much as you might hate to admit it, the Astros are good. That lineup, top to bottom, is formidable. There are no holes in it. Everyone makes contact.

After dropping Game 1, Houston did what all good teams do. They shook it off and came back the next day.

Like Atlanta did to them the previous game, Houston scored early and often and put the game away in the second inning.

Then, they just cruised to victory.

The second inning was the difference. The Braves Travis d’Arnaud hit a solo shot in the top of the inning to tie it 1-1. And for a moment it looked like it was going to be a game.

But after their first hitter got out, Houston poked two solid singles, then a little dribbler that turned out to be a hit as well, and scored a run. A fourth single in a row scored two more runs. One out later, another single scored the fifth run. 

It was a case of great hitting. Finding gaps. Not trying to do too much. Just putting the ball into play and letting it play out.

Small ball. Making contact. Winning baseball.

Houston is good.

In the end, Houston won Game 2 by the score of 7-2. They tied the series. And they head to Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday.