The Astros Are Heading Back to the World Series!


By Julian Munoz, Sports Writer

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The Houston Astros have swept the New York Yankees in the 2022 ALCS to advance to their 4th World Series in 6 years. Astros pitching dominated the Yankees starting lineup racking up 51 Strikeouts in four games. That is a postseason record. Along with that the Astros also set another record. In game one Astros pitching twirled 17 Ks while the offense only struck out twice. The differential of 15 is the highest in postseason history.  

The Astros continued their historic dominance of the New York Yankees after defeating them in a postseason series for the fourth time in a row. No team has ever beaten the Yanks four times in a row in the postseason. (2015, 2017, 2019, and now 2022) This stretch of Astros baseball is some of the best baseball ever played in the history of the game. 

Moving on, the Astros have a date with the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2022 World Series. With chants of “We Want Houston!” Ringing around the city of brotherly love Sunday evening, the Astros look to silence yet another fan base that has not learned. Yankee fans chanted this same thing after their win in the ALDS against the Cleveland Guardians. This did not bode well with Astro players and fans.  

“They wanted Houston, they got Houston.” Catcher Martin Maldonado said following the game on Sunday night. 

Astros rookie Jeremy Peña received ALCS MVP after posting some incredible stats in the four games. He hit .353 while slugging .824 for an incredible OPS of 1.176. On top of these numbers he smashed two homers and drove in four runs. Very impressive stats for a player that coming into this season was just viewed as a replacement for Carlos Correa who departed Houston during the 2021 offseason. The 25 Year old has won over the hearts of Astro fans and will be pivotal for the coming future. (Picture credit from The Houston Chronicle)

The Astros look to capture their second World Series championship when they take on the Phillies starting Friday night, October 28th, at Minute Maid Park. 

My prediction… ‘Stros in 6.