The Houston Astros

David Campbell, Sports Reporter

The Astros will win the Series in seven games. Second baseman Jose Altuve will be the MVP for the series and the American League for his regular-season performance. Altuve had a .346 batting avg. He is the leader of the team and just an amazing ballplayer.

However, Altuve is not the only star on the Astros. Outfielder George Springer and Shortstop Carlos Correa are amazing players and have proven it. Correa batted .315 and Springer has hit 34 home runs throughout. The Astros have a stacked lineup, any member of the team is capable of getting a hit.

Batting is not the only strength of the Astros, they have a unbelievable pitching staff, one of the best in the entire league. Starting Pitcher Justin Verlander has not lost a game in an Astros uniform. Starting Pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 2.90 ERA and a 14-5 record, that duo is almost unstoppable.

Another reason why the Astros will beat the Dodgers is because of their fans. Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area and when it did the people of Houston rallied around their ballclub. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, when Dodger’s pitcher Clayton Kershaw tried to pick off the runner at first base, fans booed him for slowing down the game.

During game seven of the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros stadium, Minute Maid Park, was so loud that you couldn’t hear Joe Buck announce the game sometimes. The fans are passionate and Dodgers’ fans are ignorant. Yankees’ third basemen Todd Frazier called the crowd noise in Houston ear-piercing.

The Dodgers are carried by three players. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Third Baseman Justin Turner, and First Basemen Cody Bellinger. If even one of those players have a bad World Series, the Dodgers will crumble and lose to the more balanced team, the Houston Astros.

Houston has the best hitters, pitchers, coaching, and fans in the World Series. The Astros will beat the Dodgers in seven games to win their first ever World Series.