October 31, 2022

The Baseball Newsletter
2 min readOct 31, 2022

1. Game 1 of the World Series was an instant classic

You probably watched it on Friday night, but if you didn’t (or would like to revisit), here’s the full set of highlights — and a brilliant comeback thriller win by the Phillies:

Kyle Schwarber, of all people, stole a base (and earned everyone a taco).

Nick Castellanos made one of the most clutch catches in World Series history.

And JT Realmuto was the star of the game, with a two-run double to tie it after the Phillies had been down 5–0, then the go-ahead homer in the tenth inning, and as catcher corralling a slew of bullpen pitchers to a shutout performance once Aaron Nola left the game.

2. The comeback, graph-ified

3. Aledmys Diaz went full bush-league with the game on the line

Tenth inning, two outs, down by a run, runners on second and third — and on back-to-back pitches, he does this.

And thankfully the umpire didn’t fall for it.

4. The Phillies lost Game 2 after another bad start

They battled back at times, getting guys in base throughout the game but couldn’t stage another comeback — losing 5–2 in the end, and the series now goes to Philadelphia.

5. Previewing tonight’s Game 3 in Philadelphia

8:03 ET on FOX, weather permitting.

6. The Royals have a new manager

Formerly the Rays’ bench coach, Matt Quatraro.

And the stat of the day:

7. Checking in on Halloween around baseball

8. Checking in on Phillies fans

9. And other Philadelphia athletes

10. The Athletics might not be staying in Oakland

Time to move back to Philly?

11. Umpire Pat Hoberg called a perfect Game 2

12. And lastly, this is World Series style