Aggies who happen to be Houston Astros fans likely weren’t very happy with the outcome of Game 1 of the World Series, which saw the Atlanta Braves win 6-2 and jump out to a 1-0 series lead. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that a former Texas A&M pitcher played a major role in that Braves victory.
A.J. Minter, who played for the Aggies from 2013-2015, entered the game in relief of starter Charlie Morton after he left the game in the third inning with what was later revealed to be a fractured fibula. Minter allowed just one run and three hits over 2.2 inning of work while striking out three Astros batters. Most importantly, he was credited with the win. Minter how has a 3.71 career ERA in the majors, and a 1.50 ERA in 13 postseason appearances.
Minter wasn’t the only Aggie pitcher on the night either, with Brooks Raley throwing the ninth inning for the Astros. So either way, an Aggie is walking away from this with a World Series ring.