WATCH: Houston Astros Fans Leave Stadium in Numbers During Embarrassing Loss to Atlanta Braves

Published 11/03/2021, 9:00 PM EDT
Nov 2, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Baseball fans make their way through the concourse before game six of the 2021 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Facing a win-or-go-home situation in Game 5, the Houston Astros produced an exceptional comeback to beat the Atlanta Braves. However, they couldn’t produce the same performance in Game 6 as they lost in stunning fashion to see another bid for the World Series end in heartbreak.

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Although they played Tuesday’s game in the Minute Maid Park, they couldn’t feed off the energy of their fans to keep the series alive. In fact, the Braves looked so dominant, that Astros fans couldn’t watch anymore after a point in time.

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Fans of the Houston Astros file out during the sixth inning of Game 6

Needing a win to force Game 7, the Astros failed to make the start they needed to keep their hopes alive. In the top of the third inning, Jorge Soler, who won the World Series MVP after the game, smashed a monstrous three-run home run off Luis Garcia’s 83mph pitch to give the Braves an early 3-0 lead.

Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson added more salt to the Astros’ wounds in the top of the fifth inning. The 27-year-old smashed a 95mph pitch off Cristian Javier straight into the stands for a two-run home run to increase their lead. Shortly after, Freddie Freeman, who is yet to decide on his future with the Braves, drove Soler home with an RBI.

Nov 2, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros fans react during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves during game six of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Braves didn’t score any runs in the top of the sixth, Astros fans lost all hope and belief of a comeback from their team. During the bottom of the sixth inning, they had seen enough and headed for the exits to add more misery to the AL Pennant winners’ night.

The fans who left may have breathed a sigh of relief because Freeman added a solo home run in the top of the seventh to extend the Braves’ lead to 7-0. Ultimately, Game 6 finished with this scoreline, leaving the Astros to try again next season.

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Can the Astros win it all in 2022?

With the season now over, the front office will shift its focus to sorting out its roster. One of their key issue will behandling the loss Carlos Correa, who is arguably one of the most talented shortstops in the MLB today.

Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Now a free agent, rumors of him joining the New York Yankees grow stronger by the minute. Along with Correa, they could also lose players like Martin Maldonado and Justin Verlander, who are also free agents.

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There’s no doubt the Astros have work to do in order to keep their talented roster intact. Whether they can do that and achieve more success next year, only time will tell.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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