Baseball

Baseball

Currently, in sports, the Houston Astros are playing the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2022 World Series. The Astros are strongly favored in this series. This is their 5th world series in the last 6 years. They also did not have any losses in the postseason before the first series game against the Phillies. However, the Phillies cannot be counted out. They were a wild card coming into the postseason but are so far tied with the Astros 1-1 in the series. J.T. Realmuto had a great performance in game 1, hitting a double, and Nick Castellanos made a game-saving catch. The third game is on Monday, October 31st.

A big surprise in baseball was the New York Yankees not making it into the world series game. Aaron Judge broke the American League record for the most home runs in a single season. He ended the season with 62 home runs breaking the previous record of 61 held by Hack Wilson in 1930.  They had a very good regular season with 99 wins and 63 losses. They had a .611 win percentage. The Yankees went on to place first in their division and move on to the playoffs.

Their first series in the postseason was against the Guardians. The Yankees won the series, three games to the Guardians’ two. They then went on to face the Houston Astros in the semi-finals and got swept. They lost the series with no wins advancing the Astros into the World Series.

Star player Aaron Judge’s contract has ended, making him a free agent. He can either resign with the Yankees or enter the draft and find a new team. The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to sign Judge, but Mookie Betts plays in the same position. Signing Judge would result in benching, cutting, or moving Betts.