Jose Altuve found his bearings

Unable to hit a single hit in his first 25 official at bats during the playoffs, Jose Altuve recovered.

Jose Altuve found his bearings

Unable to hit a single hit in his first 25 official at bats during the playoffs, Jose Altuve recovered. He was one of the main architects of his Astros' 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday in Houston.

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Altuve had three hits in the second game of the World Series, allowing his team to tie the game at 1-1. The second baseman started the game strong, slamming a double on the first pitch of the game. The Astros then scored three runs before the end of the first inning.

“I have the impression that this momentum at the very beginning of the meeting put the crowd in the game, put our shelter in the game and allowed our attack to get going,” said Alex Bregman. after the game, according to Major League Baseball's official website.

Altuve, who was called the “heart of the team” by Lance McCullers Jr., said it was mostly a matter of patience in the batting box.

“At the start of the playoffs, I was going for all the throws, and then I slowly improved to choose my throws, explained the principal interested party. Yes, I had a hit on a pitch practically over my head [Saturday]. But it was a hit, so that's good."

Syndergaard v McCullers Jr.

After using Ranger Suarez in relief on Friday, Phillies manager Rob Thomson had to change his rotation a bit, so Noah Syndergaard will start Game 3 of this final.

Suarez was to be on the mound for the fourth meeting. Monday's day off certainly has a favorable impact in this regard.

"We think for Game 4 he can at least give us... We can extend his presence a bit more than we could if he started Game 3," explained the manager.

In the Houston clan, McCullers Jr. will be in charge on Monday. It will be his first World Series start since Game 7 in 2017, when he helped the Astros win top honors for the first time.

"It's a very important game," manager Dusty Baker said. I think he can keep the ball in the stadium with his drop and slide."

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