After losing Game One of the World Series to the Dodgers, Astros fans were wondering where the offense went. After Game Two, there are no such worries.
Game Two, with Justin Verlander on the mound for Houston, went from being a pitcher’s duel to a slugfest, one that the Astros one in 11 innings by a final of 7 to 6. The two teams combined for five home runs in the final three innings and George Springer’s two-run shot proved to be the difference maker.
Springer had been in a mini-slump when he hit the two run homer in the 11th, and after the game he credited Astros manager A.J. Hinch for not losing faith in him.
“For him to have my back and for him to say that you’re still going to hit first and you’re still going to set the tone for us,” Springer said.
As for Hinch, he had trouble finding the right words after this game went final.
“Did you see the emotion on the field tonight? Both teams, both swings of emotion; there were more incredible key moments in the game than I can even remember,” Hinch explained.
The series is now tied at 1-,1 with the best of seven coming to Houston for Game Three tomorrow night at Minute Maid Park.
Lance McCullers, Jr. starts that game. First pitch is shortly after 7 o'clock with coverage on Sports Talk 790 starting at 5.