The Houston Astros have dominated each and every one of their opponents thus far in October.
They swept the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS and completely manhandled the New York Yankees in the ALCS, winning each of their first seven postseason games.
And they’ve been so dominant that they’ve found a way to play as few road games as possible this October.
From September 25 all the way up until today, November 1, the Astros have only played three games on the road, those being the clinching Game 3 of the ALDS against the Mariners and Games 3 and 4 of the ALCS against the Yankees.
The Astros will play only three road games between Sept. 25 and Nov. 1.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 31, 2022
Home Warriors, Road Avoiders
Of course, the rain that came through Philadelphia last night helped a little with that.
Game 3 was originally scheduled for last night, but it was ultimately postponed due to rain in the Philadelphia area.
The next three games of the World Series have been pushed back by a day, which helped the Astros avoid the road for several games this October.
That run obviously will end tonight when Game 3 gets underway.
But Houston has been so dominant this postseason.
Having home-field advantage certainly helped them out in their quest to avoid the road for much of the postseason.
Houston has still only lost one game in the postseason this year.
Tonight, they’ll send Lance McCullers to the mound for Game 3 against the Philadelphia Phillies.