In my last game write-up of this series, I basically buried the Houston Astros, declaring them DOA after they fell down 0-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays in this year’s ALCS. But, the MLB’s least likable team has managed to stay alive by winning the last two games, and game five in dramatic fashion when Astros’ batter Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run to give the Astro’s a 4-3 win.

Now the question looms about whether or not the Astros can become the first team since the 2004 Red Sox to come back from down 3-0 to win a series. I’m positive that nobody is rooting for Houston and but still comebacks like these are a special thing and a special narrative. I am sure that the MLB would love to get a rating boost off the tide of a potential 3-0 comeback.

“It’s just been a tough two games, and hey, they play good,” Kevin Kiermaier said. “We know we have a really good opponent over there, and we have to come out tomorrow early and often with the bats and let Blake [Snell] do his thing and try to get some runs for him.” The Ray’s have looked dominant for most of their postseason run but seem to be on their heels. They have Snell and pitcher Charlie Morton on deck if needed but I know they will want to close this out sooner rather than later.


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