Holy hell, what the hell happened last night? Because Fox and MLB insist at starting games at 8pm, I was asleep by the 8th inning. At that time, Houston had just scored a run to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 3-2 deficit. Was it worth getting up out of bed and turning everything on to watch the last inning? “Nah”, I said to myself, I’ll just go ahead and get some rest before my early morning wake-up time. I then wake up to find out almost a whole ‘nother game was played! 7 runs were scored in my slumber and a pitchers duel turned into a fucking home run derby! Let’s break, break it down.
Game 2 started out as one might have expected with Verlander v Hill dueling it out. Verlander had a no-no going and looked to be making short work of the Dodgers until Joc Pederson jacked a solo in the 5th. Corey Seager followed him up with a two run blast in the 6th that sent Verlander packing.
Rich Hill lasted 4 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 run before Kenta Maeda was brought in. All things were quiet until the 8th where the Astros picked up a close the gap run off Carlos Correa’s single. Marwin Gonzalez tied it up in the 9th with a homer to center and suddenly we have a new ballgame.
Once we reached extras, all hell broke loose as Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa homered in the top of the frame.
The Dodgers answered back with a Yasiel Puig homer and a Enrique RBI single.
Then in the 11th George Springer jacked a two run shot to right which turned out to be the game winner for the Astros. The Dodgers still answered with one last homer, this time by Charlie Culberson, but it wasn’t enough to buy the Dodgers any extra time.
The game ended up lasting 4 hours and 19 minutes which means it ended well past midnight on the East Coast. This game was almost two hours longer than the night previous. We have the night off for travel and will end up in Houston tomorrow where Yu Darvish will face off against Lance McCullers Jr, what will happen is anyone’s guess, but this is quickly turning into one of the more entertaining World Series match-ups in a long, long time. But for the love of all that is holy, can we PLEASE move the start time up to something a little more reasonable? 8pm on a weeknight is just too damn late for a very large portion of America.