World Series Recap

World Series Recap

Jacob Susong (Senior), Editor

The 2022 World Series was full of excitement.  Home runs, no hitters, late inning lead changes, you name it.  With a matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros, many people had a preference on who they wanted to win.

“I’ve never liked the Astros since their cheating scandal back in 2017.  That’s why I wanted the Phillies to win,” said sophomore Jorge Malagon.

The first two games were played in Houston.  In the first game of the series, the Phillies came out strong, winning 6-5 in extra innings after being down 6-0 earlier in the game.

The second game of the series went in favor of the Astros, winning 5-2.  Heading into a three game stretch in Philadelphia, both teams seemed evenly matched with the series tied 1-1.

“I felt like throughout the series both teams fought hard.  In the beginning, no one really pulled ahead,” said senior Aiden Frost.

In Game 3 of the series, the Phillies would crush the Astros by a score of 7-0.  Philadelphia hit five home runs in this game, and looked to be in a prime position to win the series.

In Game 4 however, things would drastically change.  The Astros would win the game 5-0, in a game which their pitching staff didn’t allow a single hit.

“I think that just goes to show the craziness of baseball.  One night the bats can be on fire and the next they are ice cold,” said senior Cayman Huntsman.

Now with the series was tied at 2-2. An important Game 5 in Philly loomed.  The Astros would pull out the win 3-2 and take a 3-2 series lead heading back to Houston.

“Game 5 was a huge momentum shifter.  I think that it gave the Astros a huge advantage, especially when the next two games if needed would be at home for them.” Said Malagon.

Game 6 in Houston was for the most part one-sided, in favor of the Astros.  Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez would hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, sealing the series for them.  They would go on to win the game 4-1, and the series 4-2.