Spanish call of Carlos Correa’s walk-off homer predictably awesome
Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night to give the Houston Astros a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5. Not only did the clutch hit mean the Astros staved off elimination for at least one more day, it also elicited one of best home run calls in recent memory.
When Correa slugged a 96 mph fastball from Rays closer Nick Anderson 416 feet to center field, the Astros celebrated in a manner befitting a team that had its back against the wall.
While the scene was an understandably joyous one — highlighted by Astros skipper Dusty Baker’s dancing — it arguably cannot quite match the unbridled enthusiasm unleashed by an unidentified announcer who was calling the game in Spanish.
Suffice to say, the call was a real doozy in the most delightfully awesome way.
Correa’s Walk-Off in spanish is 100x more epic pic.twitter.com/EZtc8vnq5E— Pab (@NombreEsBurner) October 16, 2020
For compare-and-contrast purposes, here’s TBS announcer Brian Anderson’s call of Correa’s walk-off round-tripper.
#Postseason walk-offs are the best kind of walk-offs. pic.twitter.com/XORH3kVrY1— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2020
Now, Anderson’s call was an excellent one as well, as it matched the intensity of what was occurring on the field. That said, we have to tip our cap to the unknown announcer handling the Spanish-language broadcast duties. It just doesn’t get much better when it comes to sports announcing.
The Astros, still down 3-2, will continue their quest to join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only MLB teams that managed to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series Friday afternoon at Petco Park. The Astros are set to start Framber Valdez with the Rays countering with Blake Snell. First pitch is slated for 6:07 p.m. ET.
Let’s hope something happens in Game 6 that leads to the kind of calls documented above.