(Intended to post this earlier.) Interesting that ‘experts’ do not notice how few times the WS lineup was able to play during the 2020 (and will be playing during the 2021) season, preferring to blame their struggles - even against worst teams this year - to not knowing which pitch is coming.
Some simply believe the 'Stros are a “bad” team, predicting a quick dismissal by the Twins. (Scroll down to Twins-Astros review.)
Correa put it this way.
“…We showed that we’re a solid team, we can play baseball, we can win games, we can win a series against a great team, and that’s what we did today!
We showed that we’re still a solid team and we deserve some respect.”
Indeed!!! (A little chip on their shoulders might not hurt.)
The stats that were used, while ignoring other glaring stats including the amount of IP and AB by backup players and rookies, certainly did not tell the whole story.
A team victory the last two days!
The deeper the Astros go this postseason, the more they live rent-free in the heads of their opponents and sportswriters. If the team manages to win it all, the spittle-wiping and brain-chunk-scrubbing in clubhouses and newsrooms across the country will never, ever end.