In an incredible game, Houston took a 3-2 series lead but you shouldn’t celebrate yet.
Houston Astros left fielder Chas McCormick catches a fly ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto during the ninth inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

I can’t remember the last time I was that nervous watching a game.

Stressful. Intense. Pick a word and it works as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 last night to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series.

All three games in Philly were incredible (or 2 for us Astros fans) but game 5 last night is one of the reasons we love sports.

Hanging on every pitch of a nail bitter. I cannot remember the last time I cussed at my TV as many times as I did during game 5. Frustration over not getting hits with runners on or during some of the more incredible defensive plays…first by Trey Mancini with a play that saved the game and then Chas McCormick climbing the wall on one that I thought was leaving the yard.

Jose Altuve started the game off with a big hit. Jeremy Pena both with his bat and D, the bullpen was great.

And Justin Verlander finally got a World Series win.

The series shifts back to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday. Two home games to get one win and celebrate but as the great John McClain tweeted the Stros were in the same scenario in 2019 against the Nationals and didn’t get a win – the only team to lose four home games during a World Series.

As much as I hated seeing that tweet, I think all of us Astros fans needed the reminder that we can’t celebrate yet but with Framber Valdez starting for Houston, I really like my Astros in 6 prediction.

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