Before you start penciling in the Houston Astros for another American League Championship Division Series appearance, take a second and pay attention to the Minnesota Twins who blitzed Dusty Baker’s Boyz early enroute to a resounding 6-2 win to tie up the ALDS series at 1-1.
Carlos Correa, who drove in three of those five runs to help Minnesota jump out to a 5-0 lead, continued to shine in the postseason, delivering three hits, plenty of emotion and the leadership he was brought here to assert in the postseason.
This matchup is even more inspiring for Correa because he used to play for the Astros, won his World Series with them, before departing to avoid the stench of the cheating scandal that was taking over baseball.
So, his old gang is still on top, and the defector is back as an enemy to lift his underdog outfit to what would probably be one of the most satisfying wins of Correa’s career.
The Bros Are Rolling & Rallying Behind Carlos Correa
MLBbros Royce Lewis, who has been on an absolute historic power tear, and Michael A. Taylor, each contributed a hit to help pace an offense that produced 10 total hits.
While Dusty Baker’s postseasons with Houston have been full of deep runs and World Series quests, this Twins team has a grit that can give Houston’s unpredictable pitching staff fits. Both Taylor and Correa are major World Series contributors and champions. They make up for the postseason experience that young players on Minnesota lack.
Look for this series to go at least five games as Minnesota gains confidence that it can pull off an upset of the defending World Series champs and deflate Baker’s dreams of joining Cito Gaston as the only MLBbro managers to win back-to-back World Series rings.