A blooper on the bases contributed to another loss in what's been a terrible start to the season for the Astros.. Photo Credit: Space City Home Network Photo Credit: Space City Home Network

A miserable start to the 2024 season continued on Tuesday for the Houston Astros, who fell 2-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays. And while a blooper on the basepaths may not have cost the Astros the win, it sure didn’t help.

Houston closer Josh Hader came on to try and lock down his first save with his new team. Instead, he surrendered a two-run home run to Toronto’s Davis Schneider in the ninth inning. Still, the Astros were in the game. After Houston’s Yainer Diaz singled to start the ninth inning, Jake Meyers came on to pinch run. José Abreu struck out, bringing Chas McCormick to the plate. On the 0-1 pitch from Toronto’s Chad Green, Meyers took off for second base.

Meyers quickly stumbled as he broke for the stolen base attempt, eventually falling on his face. He eventually got back on his feet but did not make it to second base.

There was no shortage of jokes made about this play.

Very little has gone right for the Astros in 2024. They were swept by the New York Yankees in a four-game series at home to start the season. And while that was followed by a no-hitter from Ronel Blanco in the first game of the series against Toronto, this is another bad loss.

[Photo Credit: Space City Home Network]

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