“Getting the call is one thing,” Hoberg told the Des Moines Register prior to the World Series getting underway. “I have to go out and perform now and do it to the best of my ability and hopefully that happens and we get through the whole series.”

Hoberg had previously umpired 371 MLB games as a call-up umpire before being promoted to a full-time MLB staff umpire in 2017.

The Astros used three consecutive doubles to jump all over Phillies stater Zack Wheeler to start off Game 2. Houston eventually leapt out to a 5-0 lead and were able to hang onto it this time around for a 5-2 victory in Game 2. The series resumes on Monday night in Philadelphia for Game 3.