The big story of Game 1 of the World Series was Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Morton's fractured fibula that knocked him out in the third inning and the rest of the contest against the Houston Astros. The top highlight of the game might be the Braves' ace striking out Jose Altuve looking at a wicked 2-2 curveball, but completing his delivery in pain and leaving the game.
Framber Valdez allowed 3 hits through 8 innings with 5 strikeouts, while Yordan Alvarez had 3 hits with 3 RBI's and a home run to give Houston a 3-2 series lead heading back to game 6 Friday at home.
Obanor is entering his first season with the Red Raiders after transferring from Oral Roberts where he averaged 18.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and recorded three double-doubles in the NCAA Tournament last season
Jose Altuve hit a tying home run in the eighth inning and the Houston offense awakened with seven runs in the ninth on Tuesday night as the Astros came back to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2, evening the AL Championship Series at two games apiece.
Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the best-of-seven series and facing a Game 5 in Fenway Park — where Boston hadn't lost all postseason — the defending AL champions instead guaranteed themselves at least one game back in Houston.
In a series that had been dominated by offense — especially Boston's — the teams traded first-inning homers and then both pitching staffs put up six straight zeros on the Fenway scoreboard before Altuve's leadoff shot in the eighth.
Carlos Correa doubled and scored the go-ahead run on Jason Castro's two-out single in the ninth. But that was just the beginning for Houston, which had seen Boston bully its pitchers for 10 homers in the series, including a record-setting three grand slams that turned Games 2 and 3 into routs.
After Alex Bregman hit a solo homer into the Green Monster seats in the first, Xander Bogaerts topped it with a towering, two-run drive onto Lansdowne Street in the bottom half to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.
Then, the pitchers took over: It was still 2-1 when Altuve led off the eighth with a homer against Garrett Whitlock.
Game 2 winner Nathan Eovaldi, making his first relief appearance since he was coming back from an injury in 2019, came on for the ninth and gave up Correa's leadoff double. With two outs and two on, Castro singled in Correa to give Houston the lead.
And the Astros just kept on scoring.
Michael Brantley hit a three-run double. Yordan Alvarez added an RBI single. Correa reached on a run-scoring infield single. Kyle Tucker singled in another run.
The Red Sox, who were the first team in major league history to have double digits in hits six straight times in a single postseason, had just five on Tuesday — two of them trailing by seven in the ninth.
Eovaldi took the loss, allowing four runs while recording just two outs. Kendall Graveman, the fifth Houston pitcher, threw two scoreless innings for the win.
Texas Tech junior Terrence Shannon, Jr. is one of 20 players nationally named to the watch list for the 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
A versatile and dynamic guard, Shannon was a finalist for the Hall of Fame's 2021 Julius Erving Award after averaging 12.9 points, 1.2 steals and 4.0 rebounds during his sophomore season. He returns for his third season at Texas Tech after also earning All-Big 12 Third Team honors last year and being tabbed to the 2022 Preseason All-Big 12 Team last week.
Named after Class of 1980 Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its eighth year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men's college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. Among the 20-player watch list who join Shannon from the Big 12 are Adam Flagler (Baylor), Ochai Agbaji (Kansas) and Andrew Jones (Texas).
This list will be narrowed down to 10 in mid-February and then 5 finalists will be selected in March that will be presented to Jerry West and the selection committee. Throughout this whole process, the list will be fluid and players will have the ability to play themselves on or off our list until the final five finalists are announced.
Shannon explored his NBA Draft options during the offseason before deciding to return to the Red Raiders in early July. A Chicago, Illinois native, he was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team as a sophomore after earning Big 12 All-Freshman Team honors in his first season. Scoring in double figures in 22 games last season, he led the team with 20 points against Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament Second Round after producing a season-high 23 points at LSU where he recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds in the Baton Rouge win. He also went over 20 points in wins over Oklahoma and Kansas State and finished his sophomore season with 30 3-pointers. Shannon was 3-for-4 from beyond the arc against the Razorbacks in the final game of the season after matching a career-high with four 3-pointers in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals against Texas.
Through two seasons at Texas Tech, Shannon has scored 644 points, grabbed 231 rebounds and came away with 58 steals. He averaged 9.8 points per game as a freshman, including scoring a career-high 24 points at DePaul in his hometown. Along with his scoring, Shannon had 39 assists this season (1.4 per game) highlighted by a career-high six assists in the road win at Iowa State.
Jerry West attended West Virginia University and averaged 24.8 points and 13.3 rebounds per game in his three varsity seasons. He led his team to the NCAA Championship game in 1959 and was named a consensus All-American in 1959 and 1960. In the summer of 1960, he was co-captain of the U.S. men's basketball team and won an Olympic gold medal. As a professional player, West played 14 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers making the All-NBA First Team 10 times. West won an NBA championship in 1972 and was named the NBA Finals MVP in 1969 despite his team not winning the championship. In 1996, he was named a member of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In late January, the watch list of 20 players for the 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to 10 and then in late February to just 5. In March the five finalists will be presented to Mr. West and the Hall of Fame's selection committee where a winner will be selected.
The winner of the 2022 Jerry West Award will be presented on a to be determined date, along with the other four members of the Men's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Jerry West Shooting Guard Award, the Julius Erving Small Forward Award, the Karl Malone Power Forward Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center Award, in addition to the Women's Starting Five.
The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Texas Tech's trip to Oklahoma has been designated for a 2:30 p.m. CT kick off. The game can be heard on Double T 97.3 FM.