Houston – Jorge Soler192 for a team second-to-last in his league four months into the season, he was the MVP in the World Series, and was won by the Atlanta Braves, a team playing under .500 when the All-star break came.
The least that would come to mind MVP is an unexpected title in any other sport except baseball, the most irrational, uncontrollable and wonderful sport.
Soler made three in the third inning to lead the Braves, who crushed the Houston Astros 7-0 at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday in Game Six of the Fall Classic in his first championship since 1995.
initial Freddy Freeman shortstop Dansby Swanson They also hit home runs, South Max Fried He threw six innings of four-strokes and six-strokes, South Tyler Matsik Worked two zeros and nearest will Smith He made his unprofessional fourth appearance in the series and finished the post-season with 11 goal-free rounds, helping the Braves to snatch their fourth all-time title and second in Atlanta.
The Braves barely outperformed the Astros 25-20 in runs and 48-45 in hits, but they made 11 home runs to only two from Houston.
“Surreal. I went through the whole game without allowing myself, especially when we were scoring a number of goals, without allowing myself to get ahead of myself because I knew how quickly things could change,” Atlanta manager Brian Snicker said.
“It’s really nice. Really good. Yes, even in my wildest dreams, I never thought I’d be sitting here talking to you,” added the pilot.
Soler hit 0.300 with three home runs and six RBI to become the second Cuban to be selected as the world’s best player. It was sworn in by Levan Hernandez with the Florida Marlins in 1997.
“It means a lot to me, my family and the organization, and it’s something really special,” said Soler, the seventh non-US-born player to score three home runs at the World Championships, joining his countrymen. Randy Arosarina (2020), Tani Perez (1975); Dominican Juan Soto And Albert Pujols (2011), Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval (2012) and Japanese Hideki Matsui (2009).
Home run against the Venezuelan Luis Garcia, the 446-foot strike that passed over the railroad track located 90 feet above the left field fence, is one of the longest in Minute Maid Park’s 21-year history.
The World Series Player of the Year spoke about the title and his return to the squad to face the Astros.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, since 2006, when major league home runs began to be accurately measured, the Astros have reached 90 home runs from 440 feet or more, including eight in 2021. Figures that include regular series and matches comma.
“I knew I hit the ball well, but to be honest, right after I hit the ball, I just turned around to look at our dugout and start celebrating. So I really didn’t see it completely disappear,” Soler said.
The odds of Atlanta winning the championship and the defensive player and designated player of the year at the end were pretty slim midway through the season. The 29-year-old Soler hit 48 runs at the Kansas City Royals two years ago, but this season he scored a 192 r with 13 home runs when he was traded to the Braves on the July 31 trade deadline.
“It was a tough start to the season and I felt like I was starting to warm up a little bit before the trade deadline,” said Soler, who hit 269 with 14 times in two months in Atlanta. “They brought me here, and at first it was a challenge. I felt a little bit out of my comfort zone. He didn’t really know people. It was a bit difficult to go somewhere new and get to know everyone.”
“Within a week, I felt like home. Everyone welcomed me into that dressing room, and immediately, after a while, I felt like family,” Soler said.
Atlanta, who started the year as the title favorite but practically fell off the radar when they lost to the Venezuelan superstar due to injuries. Ronald Acuña Jr. And the starting pitcher Mike Soroka Because of the injury and an extraterrestrial event on the Dominican slug Marcel Ozona, he had to make several moves to make up for the quantity for the quality of the missing pieces.
The Braves triumphed on the road in Houston in Game Six of the Phil Classic.
In addition to Soler, Atlanta (44-45 in the first half) added defensive players as well. Pedersen game (from Chicago Cubs), Adam Duval (from Miami Marlins) and Puerto Rico Eddie Rosario (from the Cleveland Indians).
All these players, plus locals Freeman, Swanson, 2B Ozzy Albis y el 3B Austin RileyThey played a fundamentally stellar role in the club’s turnaround, which didn’t break a record-breaking win until August 6, far from being the ultimate World Championship winner.
“I really can’t believe it. I never imagined that would happen this year. Life gives you surprises,” said Rosario, who posted a 903 OPS in 33 games for Atlanta after putting 0.685 in 78 games for Cleveland. “I worked for this,” said Rosario, who was the MVP of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 1964 Atlanta and St. Louis Cardinals were the only negative mid-season teams to lift the Commissioner’s Cup. The Braves’ 88 wins to conquer the East NL represent the fourth-lowest number in the Monarch regular season.
It took Atlanta 26 years to see the Braves MLS champions again, but they did in the end. With pure hits, Soler, Freeman, Swanson and Company defeated the Houston Astros 7-0 to crown the 2021 World Championships.
To raise the crown, they had to eliminate the Milwaukee Brewers and their exceptional share, then the Dodgers, last year’s champion and the team that won 106 games during the regular season, and finally the Astros, the ninth star. World Championships for the third time in five years and was a widespread favourite.
“I’m still numb. I really don’t have any feelings. I’m trying to tell you things about how I feel because I still don’t feel anything. And soon you’re going to hit me hard. I don’t know when,” said Freeman, five-time All-Star player and best player in the league. The 2020 National who will be a free agent for the first time in his career later this week, maybe that’s when we can see everyone in Atlanta.
“We all come to spring training in February with high hopes every year, and year after year, it never happens. This year it has been so unlikely. In my opinion, we lost our National League best player in July. The next day, Ian [Anderson] Freeman added about the obstacles that the brave had to jump.
“We hit every hole, every hole you could hit this year, and somehow the car kept coming to the other side. It’s just a great combination. What Alex did.” [Anthopoulos, el gerente general] During the trade deadline we were the best team since the trade deadline and we played like that until the end of the season. “We just got back up and didn’t stop,” Freeman said.