World Series Game 1 – Lineups, highlights and takeaways

Game 1 of the 2022 World Series is lastly right here.

From the American League, the Houston Astros proceed to make their case as one in every of baseball’s greatest fashionable dynasties. That is their fourth World Series look in six years, and so they’ve run roughshod over the competitors within the playoffs, sweeping the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees in decisive vogue. Jeremy Pena and Chas McCormick had been each on fireplace within the AL Championship Series, combining for 4 dwelling runs and OPSing over 1.000.

Within the Nationwide League, the Philadelphia Phillies proceed their Cinderella run. After profitable solely 87 video games within the common season, the Phillies have gone on a roll within the postseason, rocking a 9-2 file, together with a 3-1 domination of the defending champion Atlanta Braves within the NL Division Series. The group has maintained its slugging methods all through the playoffs, with Kyle Schwarber mashing a 488-foot dwelling run and Bryce Harper hitting a legacy-defining sequence winner within the NLCS.

Will Philadelphia knock off the juggernaut, or will Houston add a second championship to its repertoire? All of it begins Friday evening in Houston. We’ll be right here with the entire greatest highlights, evaluation and takeaways.

Game 1 lineups and pitchers

Starters: Aaron Nola (11-13, 205 IP, 3.25 ERA, 235 Ok) vs. Justin Verlander (18-4, 175 IP, 1.75 ERA, 185 Ok)

Philadelphia Phillies

1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF (.218 AVG, 46 HR, .827 OPS)
2. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B (.246 AVG, 30 HR, .794 OPS)
3. J.T. Realmuto (R) C (.276 HR, 22 HR, .820 OPS)
4. Bryce Harper (L) DH (.286 AVG, 18 HR, .877 OPS)
5. Nick Castellanos (R) RF (.263 AVG, 13 HR, .694 OPS)
6. Alec Bohm (R) 3B (.280 AVG, 13 HR, .713 OPS)
7. Bryson Stott (L) SS (.234 AVG, 10 HR, .653 OPS)
8. Jean Segura (R) 2B (.277 AVG, 10 HR, .723 OPS)
9. Brandon Marsh (R) CF (.245 AVG, 11 HR, .679 OPS)

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B (.300 AVG, 28 HR, .921 OPS)
2. Jeremy Pena (R) SS (.253 AVG, 22 HR, .715 OPS)
3. Yordan Alvarez (L) LF (.306 AVG, 37 HR, 1.019 OPS)
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B (.259 AVG, 23 HR, .820 OPS)
5. Kyle Tucker (L) RF (.257 AVG, 30 HR, .808 OPS)
6. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B (.242 AVG, 8 HR, .647 OPS)
7. Trey Mancini (R) DH (.239 AVG, 16I’m HR, .751 OPS)
8. Chas McCormick (R) CF (.245 AVG, 14 HR, .738 OPS)
9. Martin Maldonado (R) C (.186 AVG, 15 HR, .600 OPS)

Simone Biles reps Houston

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Eagles pulling for Phillies

Extra pregame vogue

Harper channels Mike Schmidt

Bryce Harper walked into Game 1 sporting the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies legend and Corridor of Fame Mike Schmidt. It isn’t the primary time Harper has paid tribute to Schmidt — earlier this season, he did a photoshoot recreating Schmidt’s iconic 1987 Phillies Media information cowl.