It was “an improbable victory,” but the Houston Astros pulled off a win Wednesday night to tie the World Series 1-1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in what was described as “so completely insane and ridiculous that you wouldn’t believe what happened if you didn’t watch it.” It was finally in the 11th inning that Chris Devenski (#13 FCIR) struck out Yasiel Puig (#1 FEAR) in a nine-pitch battle to give the Houston Astros the 7-6 win.
Speaking of Puig, did you see him violently throw down his glove after he missed a diving catch in the 8th inning? Wow! Talk about an emotionally aggressive #1 moment!
This World Series could aptly be called “The #13 FCIR World Series” as both teams have a host of #13s on their roster, the most notable being the bearded wonder, Justin Turner. Justin is enjoying the limelight currently, but he may be the kind of #13 player we have witnessed many times shine for a bit and then fade in baseball mediocrity. Yet he has changed his hitting philosophy and mechanics, so he may prove to be legit for some time. Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander are also both hard-throwing #13 FCIR pitchers, and while Houston’s Jose Altuve could be mistaken for a might mouse #1 FEAR, he too is a #13 FCIR. Altuve is a right hander who hits to all fields, and due to his small 5 foot 6 frame (actually less), he has learned to perfect the art of “small ball” to get on base. Nonetheless, his use of the gross-motors is impressive for the CI ‘owl’, developing a big man’s power to his home runs!
For anyone interested, the Dodgers have a rare #5 FEIRAi??pitcher in Yu Darvish from Japan. And of course, the Astros have a #1 FEAR of their own in the person of aging Carlos Beltran.
Written by: Staff
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