However, since the beginning of Game 2 of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Astros offense has gone cold.
Last night in Game 3, the Astros were shut out by Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez and four relievers from the bullpen and fell into a 2-1 World Series hole.
In fact, since scoring three runs in the first inning of Game 2, the Astros have failed to score in 15 of their last 16 innings.
They managed to score two runs in the fifth inning of Game 2.
Since scoring 3 runs in the first inning of Game 2, the Astros have failed to score in 15 of 16 innings.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 2, 2022
Astros Bats Remain Silent In World Series
The Astros lineup has gone cold at the worst possible time.
Now trailing 2-1 in the World Series, they’ll need their bats to wake up if they are to win a game and force this series back to Houston for at least a Game 6.
They’ll send Cristian Javier to the mound tonight in hopes of evening the series at two games apiece.
However, things won’t get any easier for their offense, as Aaron Nola takes the mound for the Phillies as they try to go up 3-1 in the series.
Houston did manage to score five runs early off of him in Game 1 back at Minute Maid Park.
But since the first two games, the bats have been dead and unable to produce any momentum.
The Astros’ normally prolific offense is what has been failing them in this series, and that has to change if they want to fight back.