The Houston Astros all of a sudden have the momentum in the ALCS, after the Tampa Bay Rays had a 3-0 series lead just two days ago. With Thursday night’s Game 5 tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Houston’s Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run to send the ALCS to a Game 6.
Carlos Correa with a big bang* to send the ALCS to a Game 6!
* See, The Big Bang Theory would normallly be on TBS right now… pic.twitter.com/DPpqXlldVJ
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 16, 2020
The Astros won 4-3. They trail the American League Championship Series 3-2.
They are only the fourth team to fall behind in a seven-game series 3-0 and force a Game 6.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 16, 2020
The Astros homered on the last pitch of the game, and they also homered on the first pitch they saw on offense. George Springer crushed this walk-off homer in the bottom of the first to give the Astros a 1-0 lead:
George Springer is just simply one of the greatest Postseason hitters of all time.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 15, 2020
This was an impressive all-around performance for the Astros, in what was a bullpen game for Houston. Luis Garcia got the start and threw two scoreless innings, and was followed by seven relievers who combined to allow three runs.
So, this series quickly turned around, and the Rays will be feeling the pressure entering Game 6, which is Friday. And if the Astros find a way to win Game 6, the Rays will *really* feel the pressure entering Game 7.