The Houston Astros salvaged their series, tying up the best-of-seven ALCS 1-1 after a laser that was blasted to the sun, according to Alex Bregman in a post-game interview.
Many Astros fans have been worried about the lack of offense provided by this series, but did Game Two reveal a chink in the Yankees seemingly unbeatable armor?
In recent history, every Astros fan can recall the postseason magic created by past Astros teams that helped them get through a game, a series, or even clinch their first World Series win in 2017. From Jeff Kent‘s 2004 NLCS walk-off home run at Minute Maid Park to Chris Burke‘s walk-off home run in extra innings vs. the Braves in the 2005 ALDS.
More recently, Jose Altuve‘s three home runs in game one of the ALDS vs. Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox, Carlos Correa‘s walk-off double scoring Jose Altuve vs. the Yankees in Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS.
We all remember the 2017 World Series with key moments from George Springer, Marwin Gonzalez, Brian McCann‘s key hit when Derek Fisher came in as a pinch-runner, leading to the Alex Bregman walk-off hit in extra innings of Game 5 of the World Series.
Going into Game 2, the Houston Astros needed this kind of magic. Carlos Correa repeated his walk-off heroics from 2017, but this time with a home run. It was a no-doubter, a laser, an absolute rocket, and I promise no one was sleeping in a train this time.
The explosion of the crowd that hadn’t been quieted since before the game, to the boom of the pyrotechnics, to the sound of that glorious train horn. What a moment, as Correa rounded the bases cupping his ear as to signify where are my doubters now.