A series that featured huge home runs, incredible defense and one combined no-hitter could all come to an end.
On the heels of Houston's 3-2 win in Game 5 of the World Series, Philadelphia will travel to Texas to take on the Astros in the sixth and final game. The Astros will be without first baseman Yuli Gurriel for the rest of the series due to a knee injury. Houston will be without Gurriel tonight.
There are some great moments from the final game of the World Series.
The good news for the Phils was that Wheeler came out throwing smoke in the first, hitting 98.9 mph, and cruising through seven pitches. He walked Kyle Tucker in the second but was able to get a double play. He has thrown 12 four-seam fastballs out of his 22 pitches so far.
A hit batter and two walks have been drawn by the Phils. The pitcher has thrown a total of 32 pitches. It's not the best idea to run up his pitch count to get to the Houston relief corps, but at least he's getting some pressure on him from the Phils. If Valdez leaves it out of the zone, look for them to continue to work that count and lay off that big curve.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the Astros. The Astros hit at his first five pitches, three of which were extra-base hits. While he usually throws his four-seamer about 50 percent of the time, he only threw it 23 percent of the time in that start because of his lower pitch. He's thrown 30.1 high-stressinnings in the playoffs, so we'll see how much he has left. The manager said before the game that both Nola and Ranger would be available out of the pen. You have to get to Game 7 first if you want to have an issue with who the starting pitcher is.
It feels like Nick Castellanos needs to do something to win the game. He hasn't hit a home run in the playoffs and is just 1-for-20 in the World Series. It's easier for the Astros to pitch aroundHarper if he's struggling. Kyle Schwarber, J.T. Realmuto, J.T.Harper, and Nicholas Castellanos are the same lineup the Phils have used throughout the playoffs.
One win away from his first World Series title as a manager, there is finally a winner. The Angels won the last two games, including a big rally in Game 6 of the 2002 World Series, when the Giants were up by five. He's ninth on the list. All of the people ahead of him are in the Hall of Fame, but they also won World Series. A lot of people will be cheering for Baker and the Astros. Some of the classics in World Series history include 1975 (Carlton Fisk's home run), 1986 (Mets win), 1991 (Kirby Puckett's home run), 1993) and 2002 (Angels rally). We might get another one.
All business. pic.twitter.com/AsahH1RTFm— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 5, 2022
Bryce always brings the 🔥 with his #WorldSeries fits. pic.twitter.com/BTufvHa91J— MLB (@MLB) November 5, 2022
Tonight's starters checking in. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/T30lZMcgpl— MLB (@MLB) November 5, 2022
Jeremy Peña has been front and center all #postseason. #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/Lqc0eCinKk— MLB (@MLB) November 5, 2022
We're here to finish the job. pic.twitter.com/vDp5QEPFah— Houston Astros (@astros) November 5, 2022
The starter is Zack Wheeler, who has a 12-7 record, and Framber Valdez, who has a 17/6 record.
This is the first thing. Kyle Schwarber has a batting average of.218.
2. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B (.246 AVG, 30 HR, .794 OPS)
3. J.T. Realmuto (R) C (.276 HR, 22 HR, .820 OPS)
4. Bryce Harper (L) DH (.286 AVG, 18 HR, .877 OPS)
5. Nick Castellanos (R) RF (.263 AVG, 13 HR, .694 OPS)
6. Alec Bohm (R) 3B (.280 AVG, 13 HR, .713 OPS)
7. Jean Segura (R) 2B (.277 AVG, 10 HR, .723 OPS)
8. Matt Vierling (R) CF (.246 AVG, 6 HR, .648 OPS)
9. Edmundo Sosa (R) SS (.227 AVG, 2 HR, .644 OPS)