Following a dramatic Game
Two and with the series tied
1-1, Houston will take the title
The Santa Clara
October 26, 2017
The greatest two words in sports: Game
Seven. As the 2017 World Series is underway,
fans have an enormous amount to be
excited for. This is a Goliath versus Goliath
affair as both teams have overpowering
starting pitching, elite hitting and above
In a previous article, I laid out my predictions
for the MLB postseason, and in
terms of which teams advanced to which
level, I have been one hundred percent
correct. I don’t plan on ending my streak
now, so here are my down-to-the- very-lastdetail
predictions for the remaining five
games—and yes, this series will go all seven.
Following their impressive victory in
Game Two, all systems go for the Astros
as they try to build on the Game Two momentum.
Lance McCullers Jr. will toe the rubber
for Houston, and his counterpart will be Yu
Darvish. That 87 mile-per-hour curveball,
combined with stellar location of his fastball
will turn in six strong innings of one
run ball against the Dodgers, as the Astros
crowd gets louder with every strike thrown.
In terms of offense, the Astros’ power bats
will catch fire, and turn in six solid runs.
Brad Peacock will finish the job for the Astros
as they take this game six to one to
make the series Astros two, Dodgers one.
Astros fans will call for Charlie Morton’s
resignation after this game. The Dodgers
will feed off that 85 mile-per-hour power
slider, as they saw him throw it in Game Six
of the ALCS to help eliminate the Yankees.
Corey Seager will make his name known
in this one with a three-run homerun to
deep right field off a hanging slider. After
that, Chris Taylor will pad the lead with a
In the end, that will be enough for Dodger’s
starter Alex Wood, as he, Brandon Morrow
and Kenley Jansen lock it down to tie
the series two games to two in the series
with this four to one win.
The Astros will turn to Dallas Keuchel
to keep their World Series hopes rolling.
Astros fans will know that Clayton Kershaw
looms in the opposing dugout, though.
This game will be very scrappy, as some
controversial calls, along with clutch hitting
from Jose Altuve, will give the Astros the
two to one win.
Kershaw will take too much of the blame
for this one in the media as the series heads
back to Los Angeles with the Dodgers trailing
two games to three.
Dodgers fans will pour into the stadium
hoping to tie the series up. Justin Verlander
will have something to say about that.
Verlander will look like the Verlander
in Game Two of the ALCS when he went
nine innings with only giving up one run.
Astros super utility player Marwin Gonzalez
will drive in scrappy outfielder Josh
Reddick for the first run of this game.
Josh Turner will find the same magic he
had against the Cubs in the NLCS to keep
the Dodger’s hopes alive.
He will hit a two-run walkoff home run
to tie the series at three games apiece. It
will all come down to the best two words
in sports: Game Seven.
Game Seven will be one for the record
books. Both teams will empty their bullpens,
as both the Astros Charlie Morton
and Dodgers Yu Darvish will be run out of
the game early. Both offenses will be on fire
and it will seem like no pitcher can buy an
out. This game will go into extra innings
and both teams will have to dip into their
starters for bullpen help.
In the top of the tenth, the five-foot-six
Jose Altuve will flip a hanging Josh Fields
slider over the left field fence. With the
Astros ahead eight to seven, Dallas Keuchel
will enter the game.
He will flirt with a few baserunners on
base, but ultimately become the World Series
MVP when he secures the Game Seven
win for the Astros. The greatest experiment
in baseball will have pulled off in a big way
as the Astros, who had multiple hundredloss
seasons just a few years ago, will raise
the famed World Series trophy for the first
time in franchise history.
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