The last time that Atlanta was ahead in the World Series at home was when Jim Leyritz was at bat for the Yankees in 1996. He hit a three-run homer to tie the game, the Yankees won it all, and the Braves haven’t had such an advantage since then. But last night, they beat the Astros, 2-0, and if they win two of the next four games, then they’ll take home their first championship in 26 years. The Astros will have something to say over the next two contests in Houston though, so we’ll see.
Today on the site, Kevin will discuss Catfish Hunter and baseball’s labor issues, and Matt will grade Néstor Cortes Jr.’s superb season. Later on, Jon will look back on the Yankees’ health in 2021, and Erica will preview the potential trade market for Gary Sánchez.
1. Would you have removed Ian Anderson from his no-hit effort in the sixth last night?
2. Will the Braves wrap up the World Series in Atlanta?