Yordan Alvarez is one of the best hitters in all of baseball. The Astros’ designated hitter slugged over 1.000 this year and is just a pure hitter of the baseball. He hits for high average and power and is quite the weapon in the middle of the Houston lineup.
And, with the Astros trailing 1-0 in the sixth inning of game six in the World Series, Yordan Alvarez may have had the swing of his life to win the World Series for Houston.
Yordan Alvarez hit a go-ahead three-run home run to give Houston the lead
With two runners on in the sixth, Alvarez hit a home run that will be remembered forever.
YORDADDY TO THE MOON. pic.twitter.com/4BiiPpjcTM
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 6, 2022
What a moment for Alvarez and the Astros, assuming they hang on. But, what a terrible pitch by José Alvarado. He put it right in Alvarez’s sweet spot.
Still, it was an absolute bomb.
Yordan Álvarez's home run went 450 feet, but if you transposed the first two digits I wouldn't have been surprise.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 6, 2022
Yordan Alvarez with a MAMMOTH BOMB! WOW!
— Cliff (@CliffycLGM) November 6, 2022
— Barrels and Barrels: A Bourbon & Baseball Podcast (@BarrelsNBarrels) November 6, 2022
Here’s another look at the homer.
YORDAN BOMB TO DEAD CENTER 😱
GO CRAZY HOUSTON‼️ pic.twitter.com/CfVV6EXk6M
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 6, 2022
Hitting a home run must be so cool pic.twitter.com/3W3SizSPbw
— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@editti22) November 6, 2022
That gave Houston a commanding 3-1 lead. They tacked on another run in the inning. They’ll try to close the game out and bring the World Series back to Houston.