Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros 10/29/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions
On Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies will play Game 2 of the World Series on the road against the Houston Astros. Philadelphia rallied from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Houston in extra innings 6-5 in Game 1. Alec Bohm hit a three-run double during the fourth inning for Philadelphia and JT Realmuto hit a two-run double in the fifth to tie the score. Realmuto homered in the 10th to give the Phillies the come from behind win.
Bryce Harper is leading Philadelphia with a .426 batting average, five home runs and 11 RBIs during the postseason while Rhys Hoskins also has five home runs and 11 RBIs, while Realmuto has three homers and seven RBIs following his home run on Friday. On Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies will send Zack Wheeler to the mound. During the postseason the right-hander has pitched well in three of four starts allowing five runs across 25 ⅓ innings.
Houston squandered a five-run lead after three innings on Friday and now must bounce back after losing home-field advantage with the loss on. Kyle Tucker hit a pair of home runs for the Astros and had four RBIs in Friday's loss, while Martin Maldonado hit an infield single that scored one run. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander gave up five runs on six hits across five innings but did not take part in the decision.
Yuli Gurriel is batting .382 to lead Houston during the postseason, while Kyle Tucker has a team high three home runs and Yordan Alvarez has a team high eight RBIs. Gurriel is also the leader in hits with 13 and on base percentage at .400. Jeremy Pena is tied for the lead in home runs with three and Alex Bregman is second in RBIs with seven. On Saturday, Houston will send Framber Valdez to the mound. In two starts during the postseason, the left-hander has allowed four runs on eight hits across 12 ⅔ innings with Houston winning both games.
Houston jumped out to a five-run lead in Game 1 but squandered that lead quickly and eventually lost, but will bounce back Saturday with a strong effort behind the pitching of Framber Valdez and production at the plate from Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez amongst others. Houston has won nine of its last 13 interleague matchups and the Astros have won seven of their last eight in the postseason. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 5-2.