This was the biggest nail biter game of the season. Not to mention this was a must win game to avoid falling behind 3-1. Alex Wood went up against Charlie Morton. The Dodgers need to at least win one game in Houston to send the World Series back to Los Angeles. I feel so wiped out from this game.
So the Dodgers bats have been quiet. Chris Taylor started the game with a single and it seemed like we were in for a treat with some runs. Taylor then got caught stealing second to end the inning. I feared it was going to be a long night, not sure Alex Wood would be able to deliver. But boy was I wrong on the Alex Wood part.
Wood kept the ball low and the Houston hitters off balance. He also induced a lot of balls on the ground, which tells you that Wood is on his game. Alex Wood only gave up one hit through five innings in one of the most clutch postseason games in Dodgers history. The Dodgers needed to save the bullpen arms who have been used a lot in the past two games. Meanwhile the Dodgers bats didn’t do anything against Charlie Morton.
The Dodgers only managed two hits in six innings off Morton. The Astros first hit came in the bottom of the sixth via a solo shot by George Springer and the Astros led 1-0. Wood’s night was done at that point. In the top of the seventh, Cody Bellinger broke out of his hit-less slump in the World series with a one out double.
“It’s a miracle.” – Cody Bellinger after this double ??? You’re just getting starting buddy. I believe in you! pic.twitter.com/ukZ0YGJP6F
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Will Harris came in to relieve Morton. With two outs in the top of the 7th when it felt like the Dodgers would come up short again. Logan Forsythe came through with a single to tie the score 1-1. A huge sigh of relief was taken as the Dodgers got off the mat in this very loud stadium. Brandon Morrow pitched a scoreless 7th inning.
Tony Watson then pitched a scoreless 8th inning and the game was headed into the 9th tied 1-1. Corey Seager came through with a lead off single off Ken Giles who has been struggling. Justin Turner then followed that up with a walk and the Dodgers were cooking. Cody Bellinger then hit a ball into the gap which scored Seager. Bellinger’s hustle got him to 2nd base.
So the Dodgers lead was 6-1 with Jansen coming in. Jansen gave up a solo shot to Alex Bregman with two outs. But the Dodgers tied the series at 2-2 with the come from behind win. So the Dodgers will come back to the Ravine. Clayton Kershaw on the mound tomorrow.
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