World Series Update

World Series Update headed into game 5


By Julian Munoz, Sports Writer

The Fall Classic has reached the halfway mark. Four games in and these two teams are all evened up. Of course, I’m talking about your Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies. 

The Astros could not have gotten off to a better start in game one after Kyle Tucker (#30) hit a 3-run bomb into the Astros bullpen for his second homer of the night and a Astros 5-0 lead.  Going into the fourth inning with probable Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander on the mound the Astros seemed destined to take a 1-0 lead in the series.  What happened next was complete disaster.  Verlander allowed 3 runs in the top of the fourth thanks to an RBI Single from Nick Castellanos and a 2 RBI double from Alec Bohm.  In the fifth J.T. Realmuto hit a 2-RBI double to tie the game at 5.  The score would remain unchanged up to extra innings where Realmuto would again haunt the Astros hitting a line drive into the right field seats.  In the Bottom of the 10th the Astros got men on second and third when Aledmys Diaz would blow away the chance to win the game. Final score pf 6-5 in favor of the Phillies. 

Game two was the same story as the opener, as the Astros got off to a hot stat scoring 3 runs in the first thanks to RBI Doubles from Jeremy Pena (#3) and Yordan Alvarez (#44) and an error by Phillies Shortstop Bryson Stott.  Later on Alex Bregman (#2) launched a 2-run bomb off the left center field arches to give the ‘Stros a 5-0 lead.  Unlike Verlander, Framber Valdez (#59) shoved going 6.1 innings allowing one run. After that Dusty Baker handed the ball off to the Bullpen and they did their job with Ryan Pressly locking in the final three outs.  Final score 5-2 Astros tie up the series at 1 headed to Citizens Bank Park in Philly. 

Game three was nothing but a massacre. The Phillies hit five homers off of Lance McCullers tying a World Series record.  The offense was shut down by Ranger Suarez and the Phillies bullpen as the Phillies hopped out to a 7-0 lead which would hold as the final score.  Phillies lead the series 2-1. 

Game four showed the dominance and depth of the Astros pitching.  Christian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Raphael Montero, and Ryan Pressly combined for a NO-HITTER.  This was the second no-no  in World Series history behind Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956. The Astros offense scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning capped off by an Alex Bregman 2-RBI Double down the right field line.  This inning would be all the Astros needed as they took game four by a final score of 5-0. Astros tie the series at 2 a piece. (Photo Credit to Astros Social Media team) 

Well that’s it for now.  A crucial game 5 takes place tonight at 7 PM, November 3rd, in Citizens Bank Park.  The winner of this game will be one win away from a World Series title heading back to Houston.  Lets Go Astros!!