Last night’s MLB World Series Game 3 was the longest ever played in baseball history, clocking in at 7 hours and 20 minutes and spanning 18 innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers would eventually prevail 3-2 with a walk off home run by Max Muncy. The victory brought the Dodgers to within 2-1 in the best of 7 Series after Boston won the first two games at home. The Dodgers will hope to hold form and win again in Los Angeles in Game 4 tonight.
Let’s pray they only play 9 tonight…
The Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros last night 4-1 to clinch their best of 7 American League Championship series 4 games to 1. They have punched their ticket to the World Series and await the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers – Milwaukee Brewers National League Championship series which continues tonight in Game 6 at 830p EST.
Last night, the Boston Red Sox squeaked out another win against the Houston Astros, putting them up 3 games to 1 in a best of 7 series. The defending World Series champion Astros now have their backs to the wall with last night’s 8-6 defeat in Houston.
The game got off to a controversial start when the Astros, already down 2-0 in the first inning, had their All-star Jose Altuve launch what appeared to be a home run to right field in the bottom of the first. However, Boston right-fielder Mookie Betts had a play on the ball and was about to make the catch over the right field wall when a fan interfered and caught the ball above Betts glove. Upon review, the game tying home run was nullified on fan interference by umpire Joe West.
That wasn’t the last night the Astros had a chance to comeback. In the bottom of the ninth inning, they had the bases loaded against Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel when Houston slugger Alex Bregman lined a screeching hit towards left field which was caught on a dazzling diving catch by left fielder Andrew Benintendi. If that ball is not caught, the Astros likely go on to win the game.
Game 5 of the series will be played tonight in Houston with the Red Sox having a chance to clinch their place in the World Series. David Price takes the mound for Boston on short rest while the Astros send their ace Justin Verlander to the hill. If Houston wins, the series will return to Boston’s Fenway Park for Game 6 on Saturday.
The New York Yankees tried to make a late 9th inning rally but it wasn’t enough as they fell to their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Yankee Stadium. With the loss, the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason and the Red Sox move on to play the defending World Series champion Houston Astros in the American League Championship. Even worse, the Yankees had to watch the Red Sox celebrate on their home turf.
Yanks may want to invest in some starting pitching and guys that can hit for average, instead of feast or famine home run hitters.
The New York Yankees were absolutely clubbed by the Boston Red Sox last night 16-1 in Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series. Starter Luis Severino got hit early and often and Yankee fans found their beloved bombers out of the game nearly before it had even started. Adding insult to injury, the Yankees had to use their backup catcher as a late inning pitcher and Brock Holt of the Red Sox became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit a cycle in the postseason.
Game 4 is tonight at Yankee Stadium in the best 3 out of 5 series. Hopefully, the Yankees put up a better fight tonight.
On a day where the New York Yankees broke the single season record for the most home runs in a season by a team, a Boston Red Sox fan threw the home run ball of Giancarlo Stanton from the top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park and actually hit Stanton as he was rounding the bases. Stanton, realizing what happened, gave the fan a half-hearted salute. Whether the fan saw it or not is unknown, as security was escorting him out for his actions.
The New York Yankees blew a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th inning last night and proceeded to lose 5-4 in the 10th inning resulting in a 4 game sweep of the Bronx Bombers for the Boston Red Sox. The sweep puts the Yankees 9 1/2 games out of first place and in dangerous position to end up as a wild card team in the post-season.