The Houston Astros are far and away the worst team in Major League Baseball. A singular play in last night’s loss to the Washington Nationals provided a perfect snapshot of their futility.
After pitching a scoreless 10th, Astros reliever Wilton Lopez allowed a leadoff single to Roger Bernadina in the 11th. Kurt Suzuki followed with a bunt shy of the mound, and the Astros made things easy for the Nationals from there.
Lopez and first baseman Steve Pearce collided while trying to field the bunt, and Pearce spun and threw wildly past first base to allow Bernadina to race to third. He ran through a stop sign and scored easily when right fielder Brian Bogusevic's throw sailed high over the catcher.
Just an absolutely disgusting display.