. . . was named ALCS MVP after a dominant four-game series in which he went 6 for 18 (.333) with two doubles and two homers. He drove in four runs. Most notably, Peña hit the game-tying three-run home run in the third inning of Sunday’s series-clinching Game 4.
Hence his nickname: La Tormenta . . . The Storm.
The Peña family moved from Santo Domingo to Providence when Jeremy was 9 years old. From Wiki:
[Peña] attended Classical High School in Providence, playing baseball and running track and cross country. In 2014, his junior year, he batted .352. As a senior in 2015, he hit .390 with two home runs.
And don’t get me going on the game-winning homer in the 18th inning that finally ended that game in Seattle which for some reason I watched to the end. And then he took it to the Yankees. (I’m happy to see Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe refer to “winning the pennant” in his write-up. Nobody seems to use that term any more.)
So we have a dog in this fight! (It’s also fun seeing Christian Vazquez again . . . and on a winning team.) The 2022 World Series kicks off Friday, October 28, in Houston, on Fox. Oddsmakers favor the Astros.