William Metzger | The Crawfish Boxes: The Houston Astros took Game 2 of the World Series behind a solid performance from José Urquidy. Jose Altuve doubled and homered as the Astros beat Atlanta 7-2. The series moves to Atlanta on Friday night when Luis García and Ian Anderson face off.
Jack Baer | Yahoo! Sport: Earlier this week, Rob Manfred said, “The [Atlanta baseball team has] done a phenomenal job with the Native American community. The Native American community in that region is wholly supportive of the [Atlanta] program, including the chop.” The National Congress of American Indians firmly rebuked that.
J.P. Hill | Viva El Birdos: The Cardinals have a new manager in Oli Marmol. If he’s to improve on the Mike Shildt era, he’ll need to be more creative with the roster handed to him. Getting players to buy in on platoon roles to make it happen, however.