June 27, 2022



How Jose Siri could have started a potential Astros-Mets feud

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The Astros got it done on the strength of home runs by Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez and Jose Siri, but it was what Siri did after his blast that might add a little extra explosiveness to the teams’ remaining four meetings, beginning with Wednesday afternoon’s series finale.

When Siri blasted a ball 413 feet and onto the train tracks behind the Crawford Boxes in left field to put the Astros up 8-2 in the eighth inning, he stood at home plate for a couple seconds admiring his work before flipping his bat and finally starting his home run trot. When he got to third base, the Mets’ Eduardo Escobar, standing near third, appeared to tell Siri something about his celebration.

When Escobar came to the plate in the top of the ninth, he and Astros catcher Martin Maldonado talked for a bit before Escobar settled into the batter’s box. That talk appeared to be fairly cordial with both players patting each other when it was done.

For Siri, the home run appeared to be a release of emotion after entering Monday’s game hitting just .189 with two home runs after hitting .304 with four home runs in just 21 games at the end of last season.

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“I know I made an error there. I spoke to some of our guys and I just made an error,” Siri said of his celebration. “… Those are sometimes things that happen in a game, especially coming up there frustrated at the plate, but it won’t happen again.”

Astros manager Dusty Baker hopes there’s no carryover into the rest of the games against the Mets.

“I wish he would have ran. Back in our day the next guy would have gotten drilled. He should have ran,” Baker said. “… Hopefully, it’s over.”

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