Sports Review: Major League Baseball!

By Dominick Lorenz

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Since I discuss all types of sports during my show “Sportsmouth”, it just seemed fitting that I would be
the one to write this featured review focusing on Major League Baseball!
Former CSUF Titan Chris Devenski, relief pitcher for the Houston Astros, is a World Series Champion! The
6’3” righty from Cerritos, California has continuously been a formidable piece if the Astros bullpen since
his Major League debut in 2016 and especially in crucial situations against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In Game 2 of the fall classic, Devenski allowed just one earned run, while striking out one in 1.1 innings
pitched in the Astros 7-6 victory that evened up the series at one game apiece. The best part about this
victory was Devenski became the first pitcher in Astros’ franchise history to pick up the “W” in a World
Series game. He also saw action in the do-or- die Game 7 in the 5 th inning as he induced Dodgers’
outfielder Yasiel Puig to line out to first base Yuli Gurriel ending one of the Dodgers biggest threats of
the night.
Overall in the postseason, the CSUF Alum went 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in 10 games pitched, which came
after a regular season where he was selected to his first All-Star Game for the American League and
finished with a record of 8-5 with a 2.68 ERA and 26 Walks/100 Strikeouts in 62 appearances out of the
bullpen.
Devenski has been no stranger to success on the mound. Prior to being drafted by the Chicago White
Sox in the 25 th Round of the 2011 Draft, he posted a 4.98 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched with a record of 2-0
during his senior season. His pitching talents helped guide the Titans to win the Big West Conference
Championship over Cal State Northridge.
As a 2017 Major League Baseball champion stamped on his resume, Devenski is the first Titan to earn
this honor since 2015 when infielder Christian Colon was with the Kansas City Royals. With the tragedy
and loss that the city of Houston had to deal with during and after Hurricane Harvey, it was fantastic to
see the entire state of Texas rally behind their team in celebration of Houston’s first professional sports
championship team!

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