The Astros had their chances. They didn’t take advantage of them. It wasn’t like Game 5 when it was a video game and you hit a few buttons on a controller and the ball flies out of the park, although if you really are into video games as Overwatch you could use sites to learn how to play well as http://overwatchsrpros.com/guides/how-to-play-overwatch and others. Maybe because they weren’t playing in a little league field masquerading as a major league ballpark.
Justin Verlander had never lost a game in an Astros uniform. But the baseball gods work in mysterious ways. So, of course, when it mattered most, he would pick up his first loss.
But it’s not that he pitched poorly. On the contrary. It’s that his offense couldn’t cash the checks that were written.
The Astros were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. They left eight runners on base. In particular, three in the fifth and two in the sixth.
They couldn’t get it done in Game 6.
Which means there will be a Game 7.
Lance McCullers (15-8, 3.36) vs Yu Darvish (12-8, 3.32)
Game time: 7:08 on FOX