2022 World Series Game 1: Another Stunning Phillies Comeback
The Philadelphia Phillies started their 2022 postseason with a last-minute comeback victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to kick off a Cinderella run to the World Series. The final dance set of the ball has arrived, but they proved they still have the magic touch by stealing Game 1 from the Houston Astros, Houston’s first postseason defeat of 2022.
Philadelphia leads series 1-0
LP: Luis Garcia
The visitors found themselves in a deep hole after the Astros scored five runs in the first two innings. The big blow came on a three-run bomb by Kyle Tucker in the 3rd inning, his second homer of the game.
KYLE TUCKER AGAIN 🚀
The Astros are up 5-0 after Tucker's second home run of the game #WorldSeries
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— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) October 29, 2022
Tucker would not hit any more home runs.
Philadelphia responded in the 4th inning, scoring three runs to climb back within striking distance.
J.T. Realmuto was the biggest hero of the night for Philly, driving in the tying run with a 5th inning RBI double and the go-ahead run on a 10th inning solo shot just past the right field fence.
J.T. REALMUTO GIVES PHILLY THE LEAD IN THE 10TH‼️ 🔔
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2022
Robertson retired the side in a wild 10th inning. With runners at second and third and two outs, home plate umpire James Hoye declined to award Aledmys Díaz first base after determining Díaz leaned into Robertson’s 2-0 slider. Díaz grounded out to end the game on a 5-3 putout two pitches later.
The Astros are frequently referred to as a baseball Death Star, but Phillies have played the role of the plucky rebels this postseason. Can they finish the Evil Empire? Game 2 will start at 8:03 PM ET on Saturday. The probable pitchers are Zack Wheeler (postseason: 1-1, 1.78 ERA) and Framber Valdez (postseason: 1-0, 1.42 ERA).
Featured Image: Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto batting in a game against the Colorado Rockies on May 18, 2019, by Ian D’Andrea, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.