It didn’t take long after an 18-inning marathon on Saturday for the Houston Astros social media account to remind the Seattle Mariners that they had been swept out of the ALDS.
Shortly after Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez flied out to center for the final out of the game and the defending AL champions had secured a 1-0 win and a trip to their sixth consecutive ALCS, the Houston Astros began their reign of terror over their American League West rivals on Twitter.
Houston Astros Twitter was brutal to Seattle Mariners after sweep
The blood-letting from @Astros on Twitter began with an idea posted from MLB earlier in the day … with a slight tweak involving the top of the iconic Space Needle.
Houston’s Twitter account moved on from there to take aim at some other things that had been a big part of Seattle’s first trip to the postseason since 2001. With a broom poised over a “Believe” sign (tip of the cap to Ted Lasso on that one) and other signs reading “SEA Us Rise” and “Embrace the Chaos,” @Astros had a simple message (with a Texas spin) for their division foes: SEA y’all next year.
Houston made sure all of their followers saw that tweet, pinning it to the top of their profile as the celebration continued inside the visitor’s clubhouse at T-Mobile Park.
The Astros will now await their ALCS foe with the best-of-seven series set to begin on Wednesday in Houston. Thanks to a ninth-inning rally, the Cleveland Guardians have a 2-1 edge over the New York Yankees, with Game 4 scheduled for Cleveland on Sunday.
Whichever team comes to Houston, rest assured that the Astros social media team is already plotting what they’ll be posting if the Astros once again move on to the World Series.