Carlos Correa once again came up huge for the Houston Astros in October.
The Astros came back to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night in Houston. The Red Sox led 3-1 after scoring three in the third. They carried that lead until Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. An inning later, Correa gave his Astros the lead in a huge moment.
Immediately after hitting his home run, Correa pointed at his wrist. He could be seen yelling out, “It’s my time!”
Correa also pointed to his wrist after his 2-run double in the clincher at Chicago.
He said, “You know what time it is – it’s October.”
— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkABC13) October 16, 2021
Carlos Correa of the Houston #Astros points to his wrist after he hit a home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox to take the lead 4-3 in Game One of the American League Championship Series #ALCS at Minute Maid Park.: @ElsaGarrison pic.twitter.com/9gQ7f8ND84
— Getty Images Sport (@GettySport) October 16, 2021
It sure was Correa’s time. He went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in the game. In his Astros’ clinching 10-1 win over the White Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS, he gave his team the lead with a two-run double. He did the same gesture then.
Carlos Correa pointed to his wrist and told the world it's time.
“You know what time it is, baby?” Correa asked. “It’s October.” – https://t.co/FevBx02uAA
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 13, 2021
Correa, who will be a free agent after the season, has built a reputation for being a clutch postseason player. He entered the ALCS with 17 career postseason home runs, a .293 average and a .911 OPS in the playoffs. He was a monster in the playoffs last year, smashing six home runs and driving in 17 over 13 games.
Yes, October very much has become Correa’s time. That left his ex-teammate Josh Reddick sharing a message to the Astros.
Pay the man!
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) October 16, 2021
Correa’s big game, coupled with Altuve’s three-RBI effort, helped the Astros overcome Enrique Hernandez’s big game. The hot Red Sox center fielder went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a double. He’s now batting .500 with four doubles, four home runs and eight RBI in six postseason games this year.
Game 2 of the series is on Saturday in Houston between Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Garcia.