By Jerry Diaz/ @Jerryto94
Game 2 of the 2022 World Series got off to a great start for the Houston Astros. This Saturday, October 29, in the bottom of the first inning of the game, the Sidereels offense hit Zach Wheeler’s inventory early.
Jose Altuve hit the Phillies right-hander’s first pitch, a 96.4 mph sinker and doubled to left field. It was Venezuela’s 5th win in current pitching and 3rd in that type of pitching.
On the first delivery, on a curve, Jeremy Pena got another double, bringing the first run of the match to Aldu’s feet.
Yordan Alvarez didn’t wait long. He has a 97 MPH fastball out and makes perfect contact on a 93 MPH slider. Las Dunas’ player hit a long shot through left field that hit the fences in the air. He finished second and drove from second place at Peena.
It was the first time in history that the Astros had three doubles in a single inning during a postseason game. No team combined for four.
The entry didn’t end there. Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker were both thrown out, though a fly ball by Yordon in the second advanced to third.
The rally by three was capped by Yuli Kuriel’s ground ball by Edmundo Sosa, but the Panamanian made a poor throw to first base and first baseman Rhys Hoskins couldn’t make the throw. Sancti Spiritus’ man was safe and Alvarez scored from third base.