WASHINGTON (AP) George Springer shook his head at the mere mention of Houston Astros teammate Justin Verlanders past October trouble, the only pitcher in baseball history to go 0-5 in the World Series.
We wouldnt be here without him, Springer declared. I dont care what individual stats say.
Then, as if to emphasize the point, the Astros outfielder repeated himself: We wouldnt be here without him. So Im glad that were handing the ball to him. Well see what happens.