Dodgers-Astros Deliver All-Time Classic
It’s nearly 1 AM here. I haven’t blogged in a few days due to some visitors in town, and I probably need to go to bed. That said, I cannot. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros may have played the game of my sports life tonight. I cannot believe what occurred on Sunday night. It’s the greatest baseball game I’ve seen. It ended 13-12 in extra innings with Houston becoming victorious coming back from multiple deficits which included being down 4-0 to Clayton Kershaw. What an unbelievable game.
— MLB (@MLB) October 30, 2017
If you were to tell me that a game whose starters were Kershaw and Dallas Kuechel would have 25 runs, I’d call you a liar. Imagine the people who went to bed early tonight? Waking up to see the game finished 13-12 in extras would be a real mind fuck. There were so many heros in this game for both sides. But Houston’s young core of George Springer, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman came through multiple times whilst the one whose been there for it all, Jose Altuve continues to look like the World Series MVP, win or lose. Neither of these teams quit, and that’s why we’ve seen such barnburners. It’s incredible to watch these two teams fight.
I truly wonder what Los Angeles has left. Justin Verlander has been the best pitcher in the postseason, and he gets a chance to close door for his second World Series ring. Verlander made two bad pitches in Game 2 which turned out much like this one. My guess is both starting pitchers will be asked to do a lot in this one with bullpens being downright taxed. We’ve already had a guarantee from Yasiel Puig that this is going seven games, so it appears maybe Los Angeles has other ideas. With the game being on Halloween, you can only expect more weird shit to happen.
In the past couple years across sports, we’ve truly got the ‘best two teams left’ playing in the final game, and it’s delivered amazing results. While it’s fun to have the spunky no-name team fighting for glory, it’s a beautiful thing to watch the two very best go at it. We saw it with Cavs-Warriors multiple times, same goes for Falcons-Patriots, and now, we’re seeing with Astros-Dodgers like we did last year with Cubs-Indians. The cream is rising to the top.