Astros rookie commits the most Astros-y mental error you’ll ever see

Twenty-two year old Max Stassi made his major league debut for the Astros on Tuesday and, after striking out in his first plate appearance, knocked a single to center for his first career hit.

What he did afterwards, though, was the highlight (or lowlight, if you’re Stassi) of his night.

When Marwin Gonzalez grounded back to pitcher Jason Frasor two batters later, Frasor sailed a throw past Elvis Andrus in an attempt to force out Stassi at second. The Astros rookie thought Andrus had caught the ball and recorded the out. Stassi wandered off the bag without knowing the ball was actually in the glove of Ian Kinsler, who was backing up the play, and immediately got tagged out.


Welcome to the bigs, kid.




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Pete Blackburn
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