Phillies rally to beat Houston Astros in Game 1 of the world series
The Houston Astros entered the World Series perfect for the post-season period. They doused the hot Seattle Mariners, and then left New York Yankees fans reeling. And in Game 1 of the World Series, they looked inevitable, taking a 5-0 lead after three innings with the flawless Justin Verlander overtaking the Philadelphia squad for the first time.
However, none of that eliminated the Phillies. They were on a Frank the Tank Debate Hearth the entire knockout round, and needed all two innings to tie the game and chase Houston’s trump card. I was no longer shocked by what any of the NL champions did. Nick Castellanos started the comeback, scoring the first point of the game for Rhys Hoskins and he stopped a late comeback in the ninth with a slip in two Jeremy Peña steals.
Alec Bohm had two RBIs and some impressive defense in the hot corner. And then there’s JT Realmuto, who took a bad ball out of the catcher’s mask at the end of the competition and didn’t flinch. He finished the game in the fifth section with a double-hit run, then put the Phils ahead of the 10th table for the first time all night with a solo strike in the opposite court a few higher. feet above the Game will be the Astros. 1 hero Kyle Tucker. Realmuto is the first catch-up player to add extra time at home to the World Series since Carlton Fisk in 1975. (That’s right. Cartlon Fisk running at home you’re thinking.)
Who knows, this might just be the only one on the way to helping a gentleman get past Allen Iverson against Shaq-Kobe Lakers in the NBA Finals. However, it would be foolish to think, because every time Philadelphia slips or looks at the rope, Phils sticks his hand in the recess of his butt and pulls out an AB clutch or a big defensive play.
When they finished the game with five no-answer runs, I don’t think they were losing. Quite a few bats in the dugout and arms in the barn have been hanging over the flames for the past few weeks and refuse to blink. Brandon Marsh looks like a passable Jayson Werth knockdown, Bryce Harper drove in another run tonight, and Kyle Schwarber was sidelined to the left wall and it doesn’t cost them the whole game.
The bullpen pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball, scattered four hits, and struck out seven while only walking two. No reliever gave up more than a hit.
There’s getting hot at the right time, and then there’s what Philadelphia is doing. Manager Rob Thomson could send the Phanatic to the mound to get a couple of key outs, and I wouldn’t question it. They made Houston bleed previously unbled blood, but I doubt anyone on the team even noticed.
They stopped being surprised by their success sometime during the Atlanta series, and regardless of how you feel about the new playoff format, or the city and its fans, you, too, shouldn’t be shocked, surprised, stunned, or stupefied by this run or anything this Phillies team accomplishes — at least not anymore.