The 2017 World Series has been one for the books. There was not a clear favorite in any of the games.
This World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros.
“#ThisTeam” has been the motto for the Dodgers. This symbolizes that no one was able to stop the Dodgers and they were clearly something special.
“#HoustonStrong” has been the motto for the Astros. Houston has gone through a lot this year with the disaster that was Hurricane Harvey. I think Texas is very appreciative that the Astros have been able to bring a World Series home for Houston.
This series was absolutely nuts. It made perfect sense that it went to Game 7 because there is no other way that anyone would want to see this go down.
Coming into the series, the Dodgers were favored, having the best record in baseball of 104-58. It seemed like no one was able to stop them. They were also searching for their 7th World Series after a 29-year drought.
The Astros were the team to do it. They finished with the second-best record in baseball with a record of 101-61. They were searching for their first ever World Series win in franchise history having only been there twice.
This series was a wild west showdown as neither team could figure out how to stop the other, with the total run count reaching 34 runs. This series now holds the record for most home runs in a World Series with 25. The bats were hot for both teams throughout the series.
The Astros Big 3, consisting of Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and George Springer, were a nightmare for the Dodgers’ pitching. They combined for 25 hits and 9 home runs in the seven-game series, most of them coming at crucial times in the game. The Astros had 56 total hits in the series and 15 total home runs.
The Dodgers also proved that their hot bats were no joke. They combined for 47 total hits and 10 total home runs in the seven-game series. Their runs came from the whole lineup with no star really showing out.
In Game 7 the Astros proved that they were the team that needed to win this series. They needed to do it for Houston.
With some first-inning errors by the Dodgers fielders, the Astros were able to come up with two runs in the top of the first, making it 2-0.
In the top of the 2nd inning, they were able to make it 5-0 after a couple of hits, and a Springer home run.
After this, the Dodgers showed no sign of life. They were able to score one run in the bottom of the 6th on an Andre Either hit, but that was it.
It seemed like the Dodgers did not want to be there tonight. Maybe it was the pressure, but who knows.
With contributions from the whole team, the Astros were able to take down the Dodgers 5-1 in the World series.
I personally think it’s the “Disaster Effect.” We saw this with the Saints after Hurricane Katrina, and now the Astros after Hurricane Harvey. Maybe I am wrong and it was just the outstanding play of the Astros…That’s probably it.
Jose Altuve proved to all of the MLB that he is the AL MVP. Coming up with clutch hits, a lot of home runs, and just bringing energy to the game, there is no way he does not get it.
The Astros proved the MLB wrong.
Houston, the Astros are shining bright tonight.