Houston Astros clinched the ALDS series on Tuesday, handing Chicago White Sox a disappointing defeat. However, drama unfolded when Chicago White Sox’s Ryan Tepera had some unfriendly comments about his opponents.
The White Sox vs Houston Astros match took place at the White Sox home ground, the Guaranteed Rate Field. Astros thrashed the White Sox by 10-1, and White Sox seemed to be skeptical of their stellar run. However, Astros’ shortstop Carlos Correa cleared the doubts with facts.
Carlos Correa hits back at White Sox
The Guaranteed Rate Field saw the Astros clinch their way to the ALCS. Astros defeated White Sox in 3 out of 4 games to win the ALDS. Although, Chicago White Sox’s Ryan Tepera wasn’t convinced with the win. Ryan attacked the Astros by saying, “They’ve had a reputation of doing some sketchy stuff over there.”
Carlos Correa of the Astros was asked his views on the comment, and he decided to respond with facts instead of more allegations.
Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) are welcomed back to the dugout by teammates Jose Altuve (27) and Jake Meyers (6) after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning during game three of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Carlos said, “Disrespectful words with no facts with nothing to say. We scored six runs at home, then we scored, what, like nine? Then we scored six again here, they just happened to score 12. And then you look at our OPS on the road that’s the best in all the big leagues through a 162-game season which we played 81 on the road. Their OPS was a lot higher at home than it was on the road. He needs to know the facts.”
“Disrespectful words with no facts… he needs to know the facts, or you know what he needs to do.”
Carlos Correa responds to Ryan Tepera’s comments pic.twitter.com/5kK7k5S7fW
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Correa is well aware of the stats, and they all check out. Regardless of the comments, Houston Astros are through to the ALCS, and White Sox will not be competing anymore this season.
What’s next for the Houston Astros?
Houston Astros will now compete against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to reach the ALCS. However, the battle will be more intense now as the game would be best of seven.
Oct 12, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and center fielder Jose Siri (26) celebrate after second baseman Jose Altuve (27) and catcher Martin Maldonado (15) scored against the Chicago White Sox on a two-run RBI double hit by third baseman Alex Bregman (not pictured) during the fourth inning in game four of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
The first match will take place on 15th October, Friday. Both the teams have dominated their way to the ALCS, who do you think will be victorious in ALCS?