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L.J. Hoes hit a homer for his mom last night

Jul 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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L.J. Hoes hit a homer and made a nice diving catch in last night’s Astros win over the A’s. Even better: he did it for his mom. Here’s Hoes after the game:

“It’s a really good feeling. Especially cause it was my mom’s birthday and that was the last thing she told me to do, was like, ‘Hit a homer for me.’ To be able to do that for her, it was a special thing.”

Now Mrs. Hoes, let’s mess with L.J.’s emotions: ask him to hit two doubles and reach on a catcher’s interference. Challenge your son to show you just how much he loves you.

  1. silversun60 - Jul 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    It’s a good thing he didn’t hit a triple and reach home on an error…Paul O’Neill style… His mom would’ve been pissed.

  2. clydeserra - Jul 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Its my friends birthday, and she is asking that you go 0-fer today. In fact, he wants all of you astros to go 0 fer tonight?

    Kay? thanks.

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