Major League Baseball: World Series Review


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This year’s world series was full of action, excitement and heartbreaking moments for fans and players. The 2022 World Series featured the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, two teams looking to finish off their seasons with a championship. In game one of the World Series, the Philadelphia Phillies were able to secure the victory with a final score of 6-5 thanks to their amazing hitting. Although they were losing 5-0 by the third inning, they were able to score one run in the fourth inning and four runs in the fifth inning due to crucial hits from Alec Bohm, Brandon Marsh and J.T Realmuto. The game remained tied at 5-5 going into the tenth inning. To lead off the inning, Luis Garcia was facing J.T Realmuto, who had consistently displayed his polished skills throughout the game. J.T Realmuto received a pitch he could handle and smashed it over the fence, giving the Phillies their first lead of the game. The Houston Astros were unable to pull off the comeback against Phillies Closer David Robertson giving the Phillies a win in the first game of the World Series. 

In game two of the World Series, the Astros won the game with a commanding 5-2 victory thanks to amazing all-around play. The Astros started the first inning with a strong  3-0 lead due to three consecutive doubles off Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler. They became the first team in World Series history to start a game with three extra base hits before recording an out. The Astros then piled on two more runs from a two-run homerun from third baseman Alex Bregman. This lead was enough for Houston’s starting pitcher Framber Valdez to record nine strikeouts and only allow one run in 6 ⅓ innings. The Phillies were able to score one more run in the ninth inning, but it was not enough for them to win the game. As a result, the World Series was tied at one apiece. 

Game three of the World Series was a blowout. The Phillies were able to emerge victorious with a final score of 7-0 because of the Astros’ pitching mistakes. Houston Pitcher Lance McCullers pitched a mediocre 4.1 innings, giving up five total home runs. The poor performance from McCullers was linked to him tipping pitches, the instance when a pitcher is indirectly telling the batters what pitch he is going to throw. With this win, the Phillies gained a 2-1 lead in the series. 

Game four of the World Series was the complete opposite of game three. The Astros won the game 5-0 due to great pitching from Houston Pitcher Christian Javier. He threw a combined no-hitter with Astros closer Ryan Presley, only the second in World Series history. With the insurance runs produced by the Astros offense, the Astros were able to close out the game tying the series at two apiece. 

Game five of the World Series was a nail-biter. The Astros barely won the game with a final score of 3-2. Astros rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña was the main reason the Astros won the game, going 3-4 with two RBIs and a go-ahead home run. On the other hand, the Phillies were struggling with getting hits. Other than Kyle Schwarber’s first inning home run, only Bryce Harper and Jean Segura got hits for the rest of the game. Jeremy Peña’s great performance was enough to propel the Astros to a 3-2 lead in the series. 

Game six was the final game of this year’s World Series, giving the Astros their second World Series title in their 61 year team history in the MLB. This historical win could be credited to the game six hero Yordan Alvarez and his colossal 450 foot blast turning the 1-0 deficit to a 3-1 lead. The Astros took the lead and the Phillies were unable to make a comeback. The final score of this game was 4-1. Congratulations to the Houston Astros, this year’s World Series champions.