It’s safe to say that the Houston Astros postseason run has been nothing short of dominant.
That has been the case for the back-to-back American League champions each of the past several postseasons.
The Astros find themselves in the Fall Classic for the fourth time in the last six years.
Even more impressive is the fact that the Astros have still yet to lose a game this October.
They swept the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS and did the same to the New York Yankees in the ALCS.
Because of their October dominance, they have been able to grant themselves a couple of extra off days while they await their opponents in addition to the days they had off prior to the ALDS.
Astros' very chill October:
10/28: World Series Game 1
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 24, 2022
Astros Benefitting From Rest
Rest doesn’t seem to be a problem for the Astros.
Here, we have a team that has dominated the competition all season long and has carried that all the way to the World Series.
Much like the 2007 Colorado Rockies and the 2014 Kansas City Royals, the Astros have managed to take it right to their opponents and have cruised into the Fall Classic.
Now, they have four more days off ahead of the World Series as they wait for the resurgent underdog Philadelphia Phillies to arrive for the first two games of the World Series, which will take place on Friday and Saturday.
If anything, the rest has benefitted the Astros.
They’ll have a couple days to prepare for the red-hot Phillies before what should be a fun matchup in the World Series kicks off.