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World Series

Astros @ Dodgers

Astros: 2nd WS appearance 0 titles                                           

Dodgers: 19th WS appearance 6 titles

 

Fun Facts:

  • Game 1 in Dodgers Stadium was the hottest World Series Game in history (103 F)
  • First World Series since 1970 with both teams having 100+ regular season wins
  • In Game 2, the game went 11 innings and lasted 4 hours and 37 min
  • However, this was topped by Game 5, which lasted 5 hours and 20 minutes
  • Game 2 had a record of 8 home runs
  • Game 5 was the highest scoring postseason game to go extra innings
  • Astros scored 4 runs in 6 pitches with 2 homeruns
  • George Springer won MVP of WS
  • Sports writer predicted that the Astros would win this year and that George Springer would achieve the honors of World Series MVP

Game 7: LA:1 Astros:5

Game 6: LA 3 Astros 1

Game 5: LA:12 Astros:13

Game 4 LA:6 Astros:2

Game 3:LA:3 Astros:5

Game 2:LA:6 Astros:7

Game 1:LA:3 Astros:1

 

Astros won their first World Series in franchise history.

 

Game 1 was a slow start until Justin Turner hit a 2 run homerun to give the Dodgers the lead 3-1. The Dodgers bullpen was tremendous closing out the game for a Dodgers victory leading the series 1-0.

 

Game 2 was debatably the best World Series Game ever. The game consisted of 8 home runs, leading to an extra inning. The game had started with the newly acquired Astro Justin Verlander retiring the Dodgers through the first half of the game until Justin Turner hit a 2 run homer to give the Dodgers the 3-1 lead. The Dodgers bullpen was able to hold up until the 8th when the Astros lineup were able to squeeze runs in.

Game 3: Game 3 was not as explosive as Game 2 but was a well played game between the two teams. Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish’s performance was one to forget as he let up a homerun to Yulieski Gurriel and was later pulled after forking up four runs by the astros. The Dodgers were able to eventually squeeze a few runs in but the Astros bullpen was able to close out the game astros winning 5-3.

 

Game 4 was a pitchers duel, until the bullpens came into play, when Astros Closer Ken Giles allowed a top of the 9th rally by the Dodgers,  with Cody Bellingers double scoring Corey Seager, giving the Dodgers the lead. The game was put out of reach after a 3 run shot by Joc Pederson leading to a series tying (2-2) win 6-2.

 

Game 5 was the only game getting in the way of game 2 being the best World Series game, with this game lasting about 5 and a half hours. The game started with the Dodgers bursting 3 runs to begin the historic game. The Astros were eventually able to match that by scoring 4 runs of their own in the 4th inning and each team then scoring 3 in the 5th with the game tied 7-7 and the game in the bullpens hands yet again. Both bullpens were overall garbage trying to close out the game as the Dodgers allowed 4 runs in the 7th giving the Astros the lead 11-8. The Dodgers did not bend over as they tied the game in the 9th forcing the game into extra innings. The Astros Bullpen was finally able to hold the Dodgers scoreless the next inning allowing Astros Alex Bregman to hit a walk off single winning the game 13-12 and taking a 3-2 lead headed back to Hollywood.

 

Game 6 was the far most relaxed game of the series. The Astros took a lead in the 3rd after an RBI by George Springer. As no lead was safe this series, the Dodgers then took a 3-1 lead in the 7th, and the Dodgers bullpen was finally able to come in and close out the game for the Dodgers.

 

Game 7 was a big game considering  the World Series came down to this game. Who ever won this game won the World Series ending their team’s World Series drought. The Astros came out with an early lead scoring  2 runs in the first inning by hitting a grounder to first that looked like it would be an out, but Cody Bellinger’s throw to Darvish, who was covering the bag, went wild, allowing Springer to score. Bregman had advanced to second on the error, and he showed some aggressiveness by stealing third. The move paid off, as he was able to score on a groundout by Jose Altuve, making it 2-0. They then scored 3 runs in the second inning off a 3 run blast by George Springer , and were able to only allow the Dodgers to get one run off of an single from Andre Ethier later in the game. The Dodgers did all they could using debatably the best active pitcher Clayton Kershaw and possibly Reliever of the Year winner Kenly Janson but they could not hold off the Astros. As the Astros Brad Peacock closed the game the Astros winning their first franchise World Series.

 

World Series Most Valuable Player went to George Springer as he averaged .379 in the seven-game Fall Classic, had three doubles, five home runs, seven RBI and eight runs scored.

 

Way to go Astros!

 

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