Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correra had a feeling that Sunday night's ALCS game 2 against the New York Yankees would be one to remember for him, and he was right. The night was waiting on a hero, as the game was tied, 2-2-, in the bottom of the 11th inning. The the 25-year-old shortstop came to the rescue.
Correa ended the nearly five-hour game at 11:58 CST with a walk-off home run that sent Minute Maid Park into a frenzy. He pumped up the sea of orange as he rounded the bases.
After the 3-2 win, teammate and second baseman Jose Altuve said Correra knew he would have a big night.
According to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller, Altuve said before the action started the game's eventual star told him, "Jose, I think I'm going to do something big tonight." Altuve emphasized his comments adding, "He really said that."
Carlos, could you let me know what will happen in Game 3?
Correa even did "something big" before his walk-off. In the sixth inning, he made athat kept the game tied. But there was clearly more in the tank for Correra.
The series is tied 1-1 and the teams will head to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Tuesday.