Reasons not to miss the World Series

Reasons not to miss the World Series

In a few days the MLB champion will be defined and before this we present some points that will make the duel between Astros and Atlanta Braves more exciting

It was the first game of the World Series, where the Braves took the lead after defeating the Astros 6-2.

And then ESPN Digital They present you the 10 reasons not to miss the rest of the ‘Autumn Classic’.

1- José Urquidy in starting rotation

Dusty Baker designated the Mazatlan as the starting pitcher for Game 2. It will be the second game that the Mexican starts in the World Series, the first was in 2019, he won against the Nationals.

2- Mexican blood present

There are 4 characters with Aztec blood in the World Series. José Urquidy, Astros starter; second appearance in the MLB Final. Roberto ‘Bobby’ Magallanes, the former Mexican player who is an assistant to the Braves’ hitting coach, is his first appearance in the World Series. The third is Alfonso Márquez, the Zacatecan umpire will live his fourth Fall Classic. And finally, it is Jessie Chávez, pitcher from Atlanta, who has Mexican ancestry on the part of her paternal grandmother, who was born in Guanajuato.

3- The return of Braves to the World Series

It took 22 years to see Atlanta again in a ‘Fall Classic’. In 1999, against the Yankees it was their last participation where they were swept (4-0). Their last title was in 1995 when they defeated the Cleveland Indians.

4- Experience in the booth

The manager’s duel is very experienced. Dusty Baker vs Brian Snitker, an unprecedented duel. Astros manager Baker boasts 24 years managing the Big Top. For his part, Snitker, has been directing for 6 years, all with Atlanta. Baker returns to a World Series 19 years later, and like his colleague, he is seeking his first title.

5- He returned from the Astros to a World Series

Four years later, Houston returns to the Fall Classic, in 2017 was where they got their first title against the Dodgers. Nevertheless; that title was marked by the signal theft scandal. This event marked the punishment for the organization, for the General General Manager and for the manager, Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hincg, respectively.

6- Sixth series between Braves and Astros in the postseason

Despite being an unprecedented World Series, Atlanta and Houston had met five times during the playoffs, all games were in Division Series. The ninth Texana belonged to the National League before 2013. In 1997, 1999 and 2001, the ‘tribe’ took the series and in 2004 and 2005, Houston advanced.

7- Atlanta awaits champion

The Braves gave their last title to this City 26 years ago. But the MLB has not been the only one that has not been successful in the capital of Georgia, nor the NBA, nor the NFL. The Hawks won their last title 63 years ago. The Falcons have not won a Super Bowl, in 1998 and 2016 they were one win away from their first championship. Atlanta United, has been the only one that has given titles to the city, they were champions in 2018.

8- Braves roster

Freddie Freeman commands a ninth full of youth and experience, in addition to the veteran, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario lead the offense, despite the absence of Ronald Acuña who missed much of the season due to injury. His pitching is protected by Max Fried, Ian Anderson and Charlie Morton, who due to a fracture in game one, was out of the World Series.

9-Astros roster

Team with World Series experience. José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Yulieski Gurriel are the powerful bats and this year they have Yordan Álvarez. On the mound they have young arms Luis García, Framber Álvarez and the experience of Zack Greinke, Lance McCullers and José Urquidy.

10- One more World Series for Charlie Morton

The right-hander added his third Final in 5 years. In 2017, he was part of the rotation that lifted the title with the Astros. Last year he lost to the Dodgers, the right-hander was one of the Rays starters. This year he arrived in Atlanta and despite leaving due to injury, the 37-year-old can win his second ring.

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