Sports·Posted on Jul 24, 2013Astros Runner Trips, Falls Over, Somehow Produces Walkoff Win Through Oakland IneptitudeJust like they drew it up.by Erik MalinowskiBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Baseball Fundamentals 101: You're a catcher, it's a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, and there's a runner on first — but the winning run is on second base. The ball gets away from you. What is the last thing on earth that you do? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF If you answered THROW THE BALL TO FIRST, you are correct! Also, that means you're not Oakland's Derek Norris, who did that very thing last night, when he saw Jose Altuve slip and fall between first and second. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF And Jonathan Villar made Oakland pay by racing all the way from second to end the game. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Astros fans, who've seen the fewest home wins in all of MLB this season, were besides themselves with joy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via wapc.mlb.com Start to finish, it's hard to understand what Norris was possibly thinking, even if he thought he could nab a slipped Jose Altuve, who appeared he was heading back to first base. And once Brandon Moss lets that ball slip by his glove, the game is effectively over. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Somewhat overlooked amid the hysteria was how Villar almost completely ate it as he made the turn and motored toward home. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via wapc.mlb.com Well, as in most things nowadays, if you're doing better than Ryan Braun, that's a good thing.