Houston Astros: World Series Preview Against Atlanta Braves

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The World Series starts on Tuesday, so let’s preview the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves.

The Houston Astros have advanced to their third World Series in five years despite facing a litany of adversity via injuries and constant jeering at every ballpark they visit. The team they’re facing has also made the World Series against very long odds considering their laundry list of injuries to impact players.

Both have done a great job working with what they have, and it’s truly a credit to both managers for navigating through their losses.  The Atlanta Braves have come this far without arguably their best player, Ronald Acuna Jr., and the Astros have made it this far without the top 60 percent of their starting rotation (Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers Jr. and Zack Greinke).

Before the World Series begins we’re going to break down both teams and how they match up in different facets of the game. We’ll start with the most obvious advantage going into the series.