And just like that what is going to be considered one of the greatest World Series in baseball history ends with a thud.
After playing six hard fought games against the Los Angeles Dodgers (four of them classics), the Houston Astros hung five runs on the team with the highest payroll in the game in the first two innings of game 7 and never looked back.
Last night’s World Series title marks the first championship the franchise has celebrated in it’s 55-year history and with the young talent that the current team bolsters it probably won’t be the last.
Almost as soon as the Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish took the mound you knew it was going to be a short-long night. After surrendering a lead-off double to eventual World Series MVP George Springer you just knew it was going to be a wrap. After a disheartening error from first baseman Cody Bellinger, Springer eventually came around to score and Darvish ended up giving up two in the first inning and then another three in the second, Yu was pulled from the game once again lasting only 1.2 innings but those five runs proved to be all that Houston’s high powered offense needed for the rest of the night.
The Dodgers on the other hand couldn’t hit the side of a barn when it mattered. For the first few innings the Dodgers found themselves with their lead-off man on base only to continuously strike out chasing pitches outside of the strike zone or grounding out. When it was all said and done the franchise that Magic Johnson bought into couldn’t pull anything out of their hats and ultimately left 10 men stranded on base while only scoring a single run.
While a lot of people are disappointed in the grand finale that was game 7 this celebration is definitely something that the city of Houston needed after suffering one of the worst catastrophes in modern history courtesy of hurricane Harvey.
To help commemorate this moment in his life Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa took time from his post-game interview to propose to his girlfriend, Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez.
That rock was ridiculous. Offset might have to step his game up.
Check out the game’s highlights below and sound off on your thoughts about Houston’s first World Series in franchise history and on the size of the rock on that ring.