After losing the opening game of the ALCS 7-0 to the Yankees in Houston on Saturday night, the Astros knew they were in a must-win situation heading into Game Two last night.
And if I and to give them a grade in their performance, it would be a pair of C’s—as in Carlos Correa—because the Astros shortstop was all over the field in the Astros 3-2, 11-inning win.
Correa knocked in the first run of the game with this RBI double in the bottom of the first,
With the game tied at one-apiece in the top of the sixth, made this heads up defensive play to keep the game knotted at two.
Then, he drove the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th inning over the right field wall to win the game and sent the Houston crowd into hysterics as the Astros won a battle of the bullpens, tying the ALCS at one game apiece.
Correa watched the ball sail, then held up one finger as he rounded the bases. As he approached home plate, he tossed his helmet as if shooting a basketball at the crowd of teammates waiting for him.