Houston’s ace is one of the greatest pitchers of his generation but his disappointing start in Game 1 raised his career E.R.A. in the World Series to 6.07.Houston’s ace is one
He is almost assuredly headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame five years after he retires. After a terrific 2022 season, he is favored to win his third American League Cy Young Award.
That the Houston Astros were tripped up for the first time this postseason was surprising enough.
But watching Verlander give up a five-run lead over the fourth and fifth innings in Philadelphia’s thrilling, 6-5, 10-inning win in the opener of the 118th World Series on Friday
“I would sure love to win one,” he said wistfully and with a sigh, alone as he dressed at his locker in the quiet after fielding questions from the crowd in the media interview
Outfielder Kyle Tucker had slugged a solo home run in the second and added a three-run blast in the third, helping stake Houston to a 5-0 lead over Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola.
For the first hour or so of Game 1, it appeared as if the Astros might run the postseason table.For the first hour or so of Game 1, it appeared as if the Astros might run the posts
They entered the World Series 7-0 this postseason, having eliminated Seattle in a division series before pummeling the Yankees in the American League Championship Series.
By the time Tucker deposited two balls in the seats, it looked as if the party might never end. And Verlander hadn’t even allowed a hit at that point, retiring the first 10 hitte
But then with two out and one on in the fourth, Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos cracked base hits and Alex Bohm doubled them home.But then with two out and one on in the fourth,