The 113th World Series has been a thrilling, epic journey, filled with nail-biting endings. This Fall classic puts the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After Sunday night’s sensational game 5. The Astros knocked off the Dodgers, 13-12 in a game which lasted an astonishing five hours and seventeen minutes. The Astros lead the series 3-2.
The Dodgers backs are against the wall. In order to capture their first World Series since 1988, the Blue Crew must win two in a row at Chavez Ravine. Here is a Brief summary of the wildest World Series in decades.
The Los Angeles Dodgers opened the 2017 World Series on Tuesday, October 24th with a towering blast on the first pitch courtesy of Chris Taylor en route to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros at the iconic Dodgers stadium.
The Dodgers led the best of seven series 1-0. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was lights out. The best pitcher in MLB pitched six strong innings in the victory- 11 strikeouts and no walks, a WS record, a feat only matched one other time. In 1949, Don Newcombe is the only pitcher to do so.
This game broke many records including the hottest temperature at game time. At 103º degrees, it mirrored their hot streak. At 8-1, the Blue Crew is tearing through October with reckless abandon.
Alex Bregman knotted the game at 1-1 with a solo homer off Kershaw. The Astros are a paltry 1- 6 on the road this postseason. Although, the Astros are undefeated at home.
This group has the chemistry and personality of a champion. The boiling point is 212º degrees for water.
What rises to the top is a lethal combination of superstars, colorful misfits, young talent and wily veterans all united in the pursuit of hoisting the WS glistening crown over the City of Angels.
Kershaw, the Texas native, is used to the extreme heat and pressure that strangely rolls around each October. As the sun beat down, sweat streaming down his face, Kershaw remains focused and downright cool as the Astros lineup went down.
I mean FAST: Game 1 lasted a mere 2 hours and 28 minutes.
The only item missing from his Hall Of Fame resume is a World Series ring. The last two Playoffs, in particular, Kershaw has turned into an excellent Postseason pitcher, changing the perception he is merely a great regular season pitcher.
The night belonged to one Justin Turner. The Dodgers third baseman hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead, which proved to be the difference.
the soaring ball just cleared the left-field wall as 54,253 elated fans wildly waived their royal blue towels, bellowing and shaking so loudly Chavez Ravine literally shook.
Turner can best be described as a red-haired caveman. His scruffy beard grows long down his jersey, his club(A Bat) has slain opponents. Every series thus far in the 2017 MLB Playoffs, Turner has hit the game-winning home run in three different series.
The Astros gained home field advantage in an epic, come from behind victory in Game 2. The Dodgers were three outs from leading the World Series, before the Dodgers excellent closer Kenley Jansen surrendered a two run blast, evening the score at 3-3.
The Astros tacked on two more- but the Dodgers weren’t finished either. First, Yasiel Puig hit a solo blast. Next, Kiki Anderson tied the game with a two out hit.
In extra innings at 5-5. Unfortunately, . Josh Fields gave up back-to-back home runs to Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa The Dodgers lost game 2 by the score of 7-6.
Houston Strong indeed! The Houston Astros returned to their thunder dome cleverly disguised as Minute Maid Park, spanked the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3 on Friday, October 27th to take a 2-1 edge in the 2017 World Series.
These Astros are polar opposite teams away from home. With the Game 3 victory, Houston improves to an astonishing 7-0 this postseason. Outscoring their opponet 36-10 in the process.
Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers Rookie phenom chose the perfect time to bust out of his World Series slump. His two key hits, including the game winning go ahead double in the 9th, breaking the tie surged the Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday, October 28th from Minute Maid Park.
The World Series is now tied at 2-2, the win not only snaps the Astros undefeated(7-0), streak at home these playoffs, it means the season regardless of the victor, will conclude at Dodgers Stadium.
This one made every die-hard Doyer fan sick to their stomach. The Dodgers jumped out to a 4-0 edge. Plenty for Kershaw, right? WRONG! The games best pitcher was rocked by the Astros explosive lineup. The Astros stormed back to even the score at 4-4. The Dodgers responded by putting up three more runs. It felt as if both teams were imploding at the same time.
Remember when pitching and defense won titles? Well, neither of these teams has a stellar bullpen, so it should come as no surprise that a new record for most home runs in the World Series was set at 22. The Astros headed into the ninth inning with a cushy 12-9 advantage. The Dodgers mounted a furious rally. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run blast, then Chris Taylor hit a shot past second base, and suddenly we are tied at 12.
Kenley Jansen is one of the games premiere closers-when he only pitches one inning. The second inning means trouble, similar to the quandary of game 2. Alex Bergman hit the game-winning double over Corey Seager’s head. The Astros didn’t win Game 5; the Dodgers choked and gave this one away.
Game 6 will be on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st at 5:00 P.M. The most frightening part is the Dodgers will have to face Justin Verlander! Game 7 (If Necessary) which seems almost inevitable at this point, would be on Wednesday, November 1st. The games will air on Fox, and first pitch will be at 5:09 P.M. DTLA Weekly prediction: Dodgers in 7