World Series Game 1 – Lineups, highlights and takeaways

Game 1 of the 2022 World Series is finally here.

From the American League, the Houston Astros continue to stake their claim as one of baseball’s best modern dynasties. It’s their fourth World Series appearance in six years, and they’ve made a rough run in the playoffs, beating the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees in decisive fashion. Jeremy Pena and Chas McCormick both caught fire in the AL Championship Series, combining for four home runs and OPSing over 1.000.

In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies continue their Cinderella run. After winning just 87 games in the regular season, the Phillies went on a roll in the postseason, posting a 9-2 record, including a 3-1 victory over the defending champion Atlanta Braves in the NL Division Series. The team kept up its slow ways throughout the playoffs, with Kyle Schwarber hitting a 488-foot home run and Bryce Harper hitting a walk-off home run in the NLCS.

Will Philadelphia topple the juggernaut or will Houston add a second championship to its repertoire? It all starts Friday night in Houston. We will be here with all the best events, analysis and reviews.

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Tucker opens the account

Kyle Tucker, Houston’s underrated star, puts the first run of the World Series on the board with a home run to right field on a 1-1 pitch from Aaron Nola. This is a bad sign for Nola. He was excellent in his first two postseason starts, allowing one unearned run over 12.2 innings, but hit two home runs in Game 2 of the NLCS loss to the Padres, blowing an early 4-0 lead in the process. brought The Astros also run their pitch count up through the first two rounds, another bad sign for the Phillies who do not have the depth of the Astros bullpen, in case Nola can’t go six or seven innings. More bad news for the Phillies: Martin Maldonado hits a home run to make it 2-0: The Astros have won 22 games in a row, going back to the regular season when they scored first. — David Schoenfield

Simone Biles representing Houston

The Eagles are pulling for the Phillies

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Harper Channel Mike Schmidt

Bryce Harper entered Game 1 wearing the uniform of Philadelphia Phillies legend and Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt. This isn’t the first time Harper has paid tribute to Schmidt — earlier this season, he did a photo shoot that recreated Schmidt’s iconic 1987 Phillies Media Guide cover.

Game 1 lineups and pitchers

Starters: Aaron Nola (11-13, 205 IP, 3.25 ERA, 235 K) vs. Justin Verlander (18-4, 175 IP, 1.75 ERA, 185 K)

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Philadelphia Phillies

1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF (.218 AVG, 46 HR, .827 OPS)
2. Reece Hoskins (R) 1B (.246 AVG, 30 HR, .794 OPS)
3. JT Realmuto (R) C (.276 HR, 22 HR, .820 OPS)
4. Bryce Harper (L) DH (.286 AVG, 18 HR, .877 OPS)
5. Nick Castellanos (R) RF (.263 AVG, 13 HR, .694 OPS)
6. Alec Bohm (R) 3B (.280 AVG, 13 HR, .713 OPS)
7. Bryson Stott (L) SS (.234 AVG, 10 HR, .653 OPS)
8. Jean Segura (R) 2B (.277 AVG, 10 HR, .723 OPS)
9. Brandon Marsh (R) CF (.245 AVG, 11 HR, .679 OPS)

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Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B (.300 AVG, 28 HR, .921 OPS)
2. Jeremy Pena (R) SS (.253 AVG, 22 HR, .715 OPS)
3. Jordan Alvarez (L) LF (.306 AVG, 37 HR, 1.019 OPS)
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B (.259 AVG, 23 HR, .820 OPS)
5. Kyle Tucker (L) RF (.257 AVG, 30 HR, .808 OPS)
6. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B (.242 AVG, 8 HR, .647 OPS)
7. Trey Mancini (R) DH (.239 AVG, 16I’m HR, .751 OPS)
8. Chas McCormick (R) CF (.245 AVG, 14 HR, .738 OPS)
9. Martin Maldonado (R) C (.186 AVG, 15 HR, .600 OPS)


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