That is why you can not prognosticate baseball, let alone the World Series. Two effects we could not have previsioned about Game 1 The Phillies won the bullpen battle, and Nick Castellanos made a game- saving catch for the Phillies in right field. And we clearly could not have prognosticated that the Astros would win 5- 0.

After all, only five times in World Series history has a platoon overcome a five- run deficiency.

JT Realmuto played the part of the Phillies' biggest idol, hitting the go- ahead home run in the top of the 10th inning and a two- run double beforehand in the game.

But it was a night of icons for Philadelphia, including five relief ewers pitching 5 ⅔ scoreless innings.

The Astros led 5- 0 after three innings after two home runs by Kyle Tucker and Justin Verlander looked great with three perfect innings.

Your probability of winning is 95. also the grim Phillies offense went into overdrive against Verlander, scoring three with two outs in the fourth and two further in the fifth.

Castellanos would save the day with a two- eschewal diving catch with Jose Altuve at the alternate base on a Jeremy Penner blooper.

Castellanos ranked among the worst outfielders in the league in the Statcast Average Outfielder Fielding metric and had an anticipated fur normal of.480.

It was the stylish catch of Castellanos' career under the circumstances, although an analogous game-saving catch came in the ninth inning against the Braves in Game 1 of the Division Series.