Anderson sharp, Markakis alert, Braves blank Miami, lead 2-0
Atlanta Braves' Ian Anderson delivers a pitch during the fourth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. Anderson blanked Miami into the sixth inning, Markakis made a nifty play in right field to help preserve the lead late, and the Braves threw another playoff shutout in a 2-0 victory Wednesday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. “It’s hard to bunch hits together, pitching is too good,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. Miami manager Don Mattingly didn't fault Dickerson for being thrown out because he said Markakis could've dived to catch it. On a day when Atlanta got only four hits, Swanson and d’Arnaud provided the offense.
Simone Biles will throw out a first pitch during World Series
Simone Biles competes during the Women's All-Around Final on Day 7 of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Oct. 10, 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany. (CNN) - Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles threw the ceremonial first pitch for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday. She previously threw out the first pitch for a Houston Astros game in 2016, where she also did a side aerial flip before throwing the ball. Biles followed former Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann, who threw out the first pitch during Game 1. The Washington Nationals lead the series after they defeated the Astros 5-4 in Game 1 and 12-3 in Game 2.
5 things to know about what's happening before the first pitch tonight
The 115th Fall Classic between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals starts tonight with Game 1 at Minute Maid Park. Throughout the 2019 World series, the umpiring crew will wear a uniform patch in Cooper's memory. Pro Bowl defensive end for the Houston Texans - and Astros fan - JJ Watt, will yell "Play Ball!" Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to deliver game ballMembers of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston will deliver the game ball of Games 1 and 2 to the mound. Jacquelyn Dominguez, 16, from the Johnny Mitchell Boys & Girls Club will deliver the game ball for Game 1.
Here's how JJ Watt, Simone Biles will be involved in first 2 games of World Series
J.J. Watt (left) and Simone Biles (right) are seen in file images. HOUSTON - Familiar Houston sports figures will help kick off the World Series at Minute Maid Park this week. The Houston Astros will face the Washington Nationals for the first game of the best-of-seven series Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m.Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will start the game with the traditional "play ball" call. Former Astros catcher Brian McCann will throw out the first pitch to Evan Gattis, another former Astros catcher.
What JJ Watt and Simone Biles will be doing at the World Series
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Astros are taking on the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid park Tuesday for the first game in the 2019 World Series, and it's set to be a star-studded event.Former Astros player Brian McCann will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday with Evan Gattis.Texans' star JJ Watt will kick things off and make the "Play Ball!" call, according to the Astros organization.Watt was seen showing off his Astros pride by wearing an Altuve jersey backwards, in honor of #TakeItBack.But first, who will be singing Tuesday's National Anthem? Former member of the pop girl group The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger is scheduled to perform.Wednesday's pregame will also feature several special guests. Houston native and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.Biles recently was named the most decorated woman in world gymnastics history.abc13.com
3 moments from ALCS Game 2 that happily remind us of the Astros 2017 run
Getty ImagesHOUSTON - Now that Astros playoff magic has been rekindled, we thought it'd be fun to look at three moments of Sunday night's game that carried echoes from key moments from the team's 2017 World Series run. It echoed an outstanding defensive play by Alex Bregman and Brian McCann during the 2017 playoff run. Correa walks off against the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS -- twice! Two years later, Correa one-upped himself with another walk-off hit to right-center in an ALCS Game 2 versus the Yankees, only this time, he put it over the fence. George Springer makes Adam Ottavino look like Brandon MorrowOK, the Correa walk-off seems like a default No.
Houston Astros seeing familiar face in ALDS Game 3
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Four IP, 2 H, 1 ER and 4 K's. He finished the regular season 15-3 with a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts, all career highs. "'Cause you're facing guys that you're close with, you went through a lot with," Morton said. "I know those guys pretty well on and off the field, so I'm well aware of the challenges that they present. "Alex Bregman, who is in contention to win the 2019 AL MVP, credited the fact that Morton has won three elimination games in his career.abc13.com