Wow, what a day, what a series, what a season! The Houston Astros are your 2017 World Series Champions!
The game started off very rough for Yu Darvish who looked about as terrible has he has the entire playoffs. Darvish gave up two in the first and three more in the second, and that was all that Lance McCullers Jr. and company needed.
That’s not to say that LA completely rolled over, they simply couldn’t come up with the clutch hit when they needed one. The Dodgers went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position, leaving 25 runners stranded. They actually out hit the Astros! Clayton Kershaw who pitched just two days prior came out in the third and pitched 4 masterful innings, which allowed the team several chances to get back into it.
However Houston’s bullpen stepped up when they were needed. Brad Peacock threw two shutout innings and Charlie Morton closed out the game with 4 very impressive shutdown innings.
In a series that was anything but mundane and typical, game 7 turned out to be just that. No sudden, improbable comebacks. No bullpen meltdowns or late inning heroics. No crazy diving plays into the stands. Just old fashioned, typical baseball. And in the end, it allowed this series to surprise us all just one more time. Sadly, the 2017 season has come to a close. We are in for a long winter. Spring Training is 103 Days, 16 Hours, 46 Minutes away and counting. Now is the time to catch up on a good book, spend some time with lost friends, and gather ye spreadsheets in perpetration of the 2018 season, which can’t come fast enough.
As always, we won’t be going anywhere. While the He Said, She Said will be taking a break, there will be lots of exciting moves, trades, free agent signings, and who knows what other drama to keep us warm over the long winter nights. Stay tuned and thanks once more from all of us to all of you for reading, writing, and commenting.