World Series

Astros Run For World Series Crown Ends in Game 6 Shut Out

They lose to Atlanta at Minute Maid Park

By Edward "Figgy Fig" Gilliard November 3, 2021

Houston Astros relief pitcher Cristian Javier puts his hand over his heart and looks skyward after striking out Atlanta Braves' Joc Pederson to end the top of the fourth inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. 

It’s not the way Astros fans wanted it to end, but what a postseason run.

The ‘Stros bats went silent as the Braves bats came alive to in a shut-out win for their first World Series Championship since 1995.

There are a lot of questions that need to be answered in the off-season, but with the cards the Astros were dealt, it was an amazing season overall.

Here’s What Happened in Game 6 of the World Series

Top of the first inning, Astros pitcher Luis Garcia gets a great start, and goes 1-2-3, getting batters out.

Bottom of the first, Jose Altuve singled and Michael Brantley reached base on an error, but the Astros didn’t score, leaving two men on base.

Another 1-2-3 inning for Garcia in the top of the second, but things didn’t go as well in the third inning. With a single from the Braves’ Ozzie Albies, and a walk to Eddie Rosario, Jorge Soler crushed a home run to left field that literally left Minute Maid Park, and that gave the Braves a 3-0 lead.

Just a gut punch to the Astros.

Soler stared down the home run at the plate, and made a little gesture towards the Braves dugout before he ran the bases. Garcia only lasted 2.2 innings, giving up two hits, including the home run to Soler and three strikeouts.

The Astros offense went completely cold against pitcher Max Fried who continued to sit the Astros down in this crucial Game 6.

Top of the fifth, Christian Javier walks Albies, and he advanced to second base due to a wild pitch. Dansby Swanson hit a home run to left field extending the Braves lead to five. Blake Taylor replaced Javier in the inning and he gave up a walk to Soler.

Freddie Freeman doubles to deep left field to score Soler increasing the lead to six.

Top of the seventh, more home runs for the Braves as Freddie Freeman hits one to deep center field increasing the lead to seven.

The Astros don’t score at all in this game, and they lose to Atlanta 7-0 in the World Series.

Now, all the questions are looming.

Is this the last we will see Carlos Correa in an Astros jersey? Will Dusty Baker be back next year? What about Justin Verlander?

Those will be some of the talking points during the off-season. It will be interesting to see what GM James Click will do. Could he add some more talent to make another World Series run? Will he sign Carlos Correa to that monster deal that he’s looking for?

What a great 2021 season and a great five-year run of getting to the ALCS and World Series three out of five times.

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