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Jonathan Villar slides into Brandon Phillips’ butt for worst play of the year

Could any play better represent the Houston Astros’ embarrassing season than this?

Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar took a nose-full of turd Tuesday when he dove head-first into Brandon Phillips’ butt while trying to stretch a single into a double in the first inning of a 10-0 loss.

There were so many butt-ugly aspects of the play, we must highlight them all.

    - Villar was trying to take two on a line drive up the middle. Not a gapper. A liner up the middle.
    - Villar was trying to take two with his team down 4-0 in the first
    - Brandon Phillips applied a backwards, no-look tag between his legs … and it worked
    - Villar didn’t even realize he was sliding right into the tag
    - VILLAR SLID RIGHT INTO BRANDON PHILLIPS BUTT
    - VILLAR SLID RIGHT INTO BRANDON PHILLIPS BUTT
    - VILLAR SLID RIGHT INTO BRANDON PHILLIPS BUTT

Fittingly, the 10-0 loss was the Astros’ 100th of the season. They’re now 51-100. Relive the embarrassment in the GIF and photo below:

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Houston Astros rookie Jonathan Villar steals home (Video)

Jonathan-Villar-steals-homeThe Houston Astros have the worst record in baseball and have not given their fans much to cheer about in recent years. Rookie shortstop Jonathan Villar provided a rare moment of excitement during a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.

Villar got a great jump off Baltimore pitcher Wei-Yin Chen in the third inning and managed to steal home plate to give the Astros a 3-0 lead. Naturally, they blew that lead. However, it’s not often that we get to see a player steal home in the major leagues.

Villar has only appeared in eight games for Houston this season, but stealing home is enough to make you an instant fan favorite on a team that is toting a 35-70 record. And if Villar’s theft didn’t make you think of the clip below, you seriously need to reevaluate your priorities.