Astros, Cole blow lead, lose Game One of World Series to Nats 5-4


Normally the teams that face the Houston Astros have a 'Gerrit Cole problem.' Last night, in Game One of the World Series, Cole had a 'Juan Soto problem.'

The phenom playing for the Washington Nationals homered and drove in three runs, as the Astros blew a 2-0 lead and lost to the Nats 5-4.

It's not as though the Astros didn't have opportunities. They had plenty. They just didn't come through, leaving 11 runners on base.

Cole, who had not lost since May 22nd, gave up all five of Washington's runs. He wound up pitching seven innings. But, if you think Astros fans are worried, you would be wrong.

"There is a tomorrow for the Astros," one caller told Matt Thomas on 'The 10th Inning Show' on Sports Talk 790. I'm not worried about the series either.

Another caller said Cole wasn't the problem.

"He's only human. He did a good job. Leaving eleven men on base is what really hurt us," that caller said.

And another fan was comfortable with Justin Verlander getting the start for Game Two later tonight at Minute Maid Park.

"If we keep doing what we are doing I think we'll be god. We've got Verlander going. I think we'll take the 'W' and win four in a row," that fan said.

Pre-game coverage starts at 5pm with the On Deck Show on Sports Talk 790. We will join the coverage for first pitch at seven on KTRH.


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