The Astros and Nationals started out the World Series in a fairly unexpected manner. What was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel between aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer turned into a 5-4 Game 1 where players like Yordan Alvarez and Juan Soto showed up big for their respective teams. The home loss for the Astros will be tough to bounce back from as it has swung the momentum of this series greatly in Washington’s favor.
However, a standout performance from the 2017 World Series MVP can give Houston and its fans something to feel good about from Tuesday night. Former Husky George Springer had himself a game on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
Springer’s solo shot in the seventh inning was not only game-changing but history-making as well. Springer has come up with a home run in five consecutive World Series games, dating back to Game 4 in 2017 against the Dodgers. The record was previously shared between Springer, Reggie Jackson, and Lou Gehrig, and now, after Tuesday, Springer sits alone at the top.
Unfortunately, while the ’Stros and their fans can feel good about Springer heating up again in the World Series, their centerfielder made headlines Wednesday morning, and not in a good way.
In the eighth inning when the Astros were looking to make a comeback, Springer watched a deep fly ball to right-center, leading to an RBI double. The trouble is that Springer neglected to run it out as he was looking for a home run, turning a could-be triple into a double.
Springer commented on the apparent lack of hustle, saying he was watching the outfielder for a potential catch and did not want to pass his teammate, Kyle Tucker, while running the bases. Many fans and analysts are skeptical of Springer’s explanation, and manager A.J. Hinch had no comment on the matter so it will be interesting to see what the team thinks of the incident.
Moving over to the NFL, Byron Jones and the Cowboys took on the Philadelphia Eagles in a major division matchup. The Cowboys took home the W in dominant fashion, winning by a score of 37-10.
The Cowboys defense was in perfect form on Sunday, holding the talented Eagles offense to a mere 10 points. Jones and the Cowboys defense also held the Eagles offense to a total of 306 yards and only one touchdown from Carson Wentz.
Next week, the Cowboys are taking on the New York Giants, at New York. This is another opportunity for the Cowboys defense and former Husky Byron Jones to put up some strong numbers and get their season back on track with another division victory.
Richard Goyne is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org