World Series 2021: The Houston starter struck out the first two batters of the night then Ozzie Albies reached first on a trickler down the third baseline.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms have made a friendly wager on the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves, according to both mayors’ offices.
If the Astros lose the World Series, Houston’s mayor would wear a Braves jersey and if the Braves lose, Bottoms would wear an Astros jersey, according to the news release from the Houston mayor’s office.
If the Braves lose, Bottoms would also “send Mayor Turner some award-winning peach cobbler from the historic Paschal’s restaurant, a case of Mayor Bottoms’ favorite Cherry Coke Zero, beer from Best End Brewing Company, and a hammer from Home Depot in honor of Atlanta’s home run hero Hammering ‘Hank’ Aaron,” her office said in a news release.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series, 6-2.
The Braves got on top of the Astros early, scoring a quick five runs off Houston starter Framber Valdez. The Astros’ left-hander was knocked out of the game in just the third inning after a disappointing outing.
Atlanta starter Charlie Morton looked good early but took a rocket comebacker off the bat of Yuli Gurriel to the shin in the second inning, breaking his fibula. Morton actually stayed in the game until the next inning and left after striking out Jose Altuve. The Braves announced that he will miss the rest of the series.
After Morton was forced to exit, the Braves bullpen went to work, keeping the Astros potent lineup mostly at bay for the rest of the game.
Game 2 is set for Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. ET.