The Houston Astros struck first in Tuesday night’s AL wild-card game, when Colby Rasmus annihilated the first pitch of the second inning off New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. It was a looooong homer to right field that gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the winner-take-all contest.
Oh, and Rasmus punctuated it with his fun* bat flip:
*Yes, we really mean fun.
For good measure, teammate Carlos Gomez gave us a nice — albeit different — bat flip after his fourth-inning solo homer off Tanaka.
Carlos Gomez is the Martins Scorsese of bat flips pic.twitter.com/H5JvH0uIdV
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 7, 2015
You hit a home run in a wild-card playoff game at Yankee Stadium, go ahead and flip that bat, son. Don’t be surprised if you get a fastball to the back in the future — baseball unwritten rules being what they are — but, hey, flip that bat.
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